On a recent thrift hunt, I found this gorgeous silk blouse that has an abstract pattern in teal, gray, & chartreuse. The hand of the silk textile is so luxurious feeling and is easier to maintain than most people think. The top was originally from Nordstrom and was probably a pretty penny retail originally. Although I will get more use out of it in the fall due to the fabric and coloring, I wanted to style it for spring/summer to see how it would translate.
The easiest way to “summerize” any top is to pair it with white bottoms. In my case, my white cropped denim. So many plus size ladies shy away from the color and I can understand why. Your best bet is to keep trying until you find a pair of white pants that fit you perfectly and that are not too sheer.
The print gave me a tropical vibe once it was next to the white, so I decided to go with it and add some tropical colored accents through the necklace and sandals. This blouse could easily read as very mature and by styling it with youthful and contemporary pieces, it works for me. The wood necklace in purples and oranges and then the strappy sandals in violet set the easy, casual tone I was going for.
Speaking of the sandals, these are AMAZING! What I love besides the color is the way you can adjust the straps to accommodate your foot. I believe the original intent is for the ankle ties to have the bow in the front, but because I have a larger ankle, I was able to tie them in the back and they still look great.
Blouse: Sejour via Goodwill of Orange County (similar)
Wood Bead Necklace: Anthropologie (similar)
Lace-Up Sandals: Old Navy
Today’s Postivity Note
And suddenly you just know it’s time to start something new & trust the magic of beginnings.
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