What I Wore: Feeling Blue

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Blouse: MICHAEL Michael Kors | Pants: c/o Karen Kane | Shoes: MICHAEL Michael Kors “Flex” | Watch: c/o WatchCo | Rings: Etsy, vintage via Etsy | Bracelets: Bead and Turquoise c/o Lifetherapy, had forever, “Emerson” c/o Stella and Dot, Enamel Bangles c/o RocksBox | Sunglasses: Ray-Ban

Maybe it's the new mani (the nailcolor reminds me of my old Saturn's paint job), but I have really been digging the color blue this week. These pants are ah-may-zing. I wore them on the train up to NYC the other week and they were so comfy, didn't wrinkle, and I felt fresh enough to wear them straight to a meeting. While today is quite cool and lovely in DC, this entire outfit has become a go-to for me on sweltering hot days. This top is also ah-may-zing, I was so sad that I didn't get it in hot pink and white when I saw them on sale at Nordstrom – I ordered the white in Large Petite but it's just too short.  However when writing this post, I found the top at Lord & Taylor in green and purple and snagged another (Code FIRSTLOOK for an extra % off).  Seriously, great top for summer, figure flattering, but also wonderful under a blazer for cooler weather.  I have worn this top with a pleated chiffon maxi skirt, a pencil skirt, harem pants, and these pants.  The fabric is on the verge of sheer, you'll want to wear a tee-shirt bra close to your skin color (or black with the black color) to if you do consider getting it but it's not too sheer (at least in the darker colors) to wear to the office.

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  1. I think you look great in this outfit! Blue is very “In” right now in the nail world. I think you should experiment more with your manicures, but this is coming from someone that is addicted to nails. 🙂

  2. You are so darn pretty, Allie. I love that top – it’s exactly the kind of shirt I gravitate towards – wrap/v-neck, blousey but with a shape, nips in at the waist but not clingy…it’s perfect!


  3. You look so great in this. I love, love big flowy pants in summer, and that top is just perfect. If I could I would run out this minute and buy both of these pieces. This is easy simple, chic.

  4. Allie,

    Can you tell me what the fabric of the blouse is?

    You look fabulous as always – and comfortably cool.


    1. It’s polyester, so it is machine washable (I put in a lingerie bag and wash on the gentle cycle and hang dry). It feels like a blend of a poly version of silk and the acetate lining of a suit jacket, but with a matte finish.

  5. Your hair looks great!!! I love the color on you!!! Also, I wanted to say that I love your blog and admire your style!! You rock!!!

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