|Bow blouse| Old Navy sleeveless bow blouse (Similar in grey $35.81 and similar, ASOS in white and cream $44.76)
|Cardigan| Papaya (Similar, Target $19.99) (Similar, Mango $24.99)
|Skirt| Forever 21 striped swing skirt
|Boots| Forever 21 via Rugged Wearhouse
The bow blouse I’m wearing is actually a sleeveless blouse (as seen here). When I bought it, I didn’t think I’d be able to make it work for work because it’s cut almost like a halter at the shoulders. I’ve also sworn to myself to quit buying sleeveless tops because they always require a cardigan for work but I loved this top too much to pass it up. Plus, it was an insane $5 or something. Wearing it with a cardigan actually works really nicely and I love how the bow hangs out from underneath.
I had originally put on my pink pencil skirt to wear with this, but ditched it at the last minute because the cardigan created unsightly bulges when it was tucked into the pencil skirt. I was going to go ahead and wear the skirt anyway, but I knew I’d be uncomfortable and self conscious all day, so I looked for an alternative. Reaching for the exact opposite of the pencil skirt, I pulled out this swing skirt which has been on a hanger since summer. I’ve thought about pulling it out for the winter but just couldn’t figure out what I’d wear with it. And what do you know? One of my favorite outfits ever was born.
I’m still amazed that this outfit was put together by trial and error. Too bad I don’t have enough time in the mornings to do that everyday!