Three Ways: Blush Silk Blouse

Jun 2, 2011

I try to exert self-control when it comes to purchasing the products that I feature on the blog, but yesterday, I failed.  I had to buy the blush blouse from this morning.  It is exactly what I have been searching for.

It’s silk and has sleeves, so it’s appropriate for work without a blazer.  It’s blush, which is the perfect neutral palette for any outfit.  And it can be worn in the Fall and Winter as well.  Lovesit!

Polyvore Set Found Here.

You could disembark the aircraft wearing Juicy sweats, Uggs and a tank top, or you could disembark wearing this soft, chic, casual ensemble…oooh, let me think about that one for a minute.  But seriously, this outfit is perfect for air travel.  No jacket to remove.  Shoes that slip off easily.  A nice big bag for all your essentials.  A wooden bracelet so you don’t set off the metal detector.  And a neutral scarf with just a hint of color.  Perfection.

And please, no griping in the comments about how uncomfortable jeans are to wear on the plane.  If your jeans fit properly, there is no reason that they should pinch, bunch or constrict you when you sit for less than 7 hours.  Transocean travel?  Another story entirely.  I recommend maxi-dresses.

Polyvore Set Found Here.

I mentioned this above, but the blush or nude blouse is perfect for pairing with color.  I find it even more complimentary than white or black, because you don’t have to worry about looking too severe.

Here, I used this neutral blouse to balance this Tibi orange jacket (which is on sale by the way).  I paired the tops with navy, wide-leg trousers, simple navy pumps and a casual but still professional bag.  As for the jewelry, with such a bright jacket, I decided to choose simple studs.

Polyvore Set Found Here.

I love this hot pink skirt.  I’d even wear it to work.  But not with these accessories. 

Here, I paired it with a simple gold, envelope clutch, strappy booties and an orange drop necklace.  I think fucshia and tangerine is a really bold, stylish choice.  You could also try turquoise, a softer pink or a bright yellow.  Emerald would also be very pretty.

Three Ways

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  1. r says:

    Love the first outfit. At first I didn't understand the appeal of the shirt– now I have to have it. I guess that's why you write a fashion blog, and I just read it.

  2. K says:

    Gorgeous shirt! I'd only be a little nervous to wear it on an airplane because of wrinkling.

    Is the shirt a little bit sheer? Would you wear something underneath?

  3. Libby says:

    Love the blouse, except it's a bit out of my price range as a college student. I love wearing jeans on planes, and welcome the “restricting” feeling that I occasionally get because jeans rarely rip, unlike skirts and dresses. I recently purchased the Kate Spade earrings. They're really cute, but they were a bit heavy and hurt my earlobes, so I returned them.

  4. cginnyc says:

    The outfit ensembles you created are just genius. LOVE

  5. Sophiegoose says:

    I LOVE the airplane look! I hate the sweats and uggs style, so this is right up my alley. Straight off the plane, straight into a french cafe!

  6. Jay says:

    Wow, I love every outfit! Nice work today =0) Keep it up, Belle!

  7. cg says:

    Belle – you mentioned wearing maxi dresses on an overseas flight. Could you put together a set with some ideas?

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