+ Three Ways

Two Ways: Cutout Two-Tone Flats


Shoes: Flat Jelly Sandal (Zara, $89)

From Left, Bird Ring: Hummingbird Ring ($99) Pink Ring: Trina Turk Enamel Ring ($32) Green Ring: Astley Clarke Enamel Ring ($75) Belt: Robert Rodriguez Python Belt ($145) Bag: Modalu Pippa Grab ($255) Top: Cream Embroidered Blouse ($57) Skirt: LK Bennett Skirt ($78)

From Right, Earrings: Worth a Mint Earrings ($15) Clutch: Portfolio Clutch ($30) Bracelet: Wraparound Cuff ($17) Top: Native Square Shirt ($51) Pants: Cafe Capri ($90)

Polyvore Set Here.

For the Office. This blouse reminds me of Halle Berry’s 2002 Elie Saab Oscar dress.  I love the delicate embroidery.  I paired this blouse with the berry skirt for a feminine work look, and I like the way the delicate flats compliment the blouse.  However, you could pair it with a pair of t-strap pumps in nude if you feel like you need to wear heels

I added a belt to the outfit to lend structure to the outfit and raise it up from church attire to the office.  I also added a Modalu Pippa Grab bag, which I still believe is the perfect leather office bag.  And I accessorized with a selection of delicate rings to bring out the colors in the blouse.

For the hair, I would wear it down and wavy.  For the makeup, I would choose a pink cheek, a pale lip and lined eyes.  I would also paint my nails a deep berry color or a pale pink.

For a Casual Dinner.  When I want to grab a casual dinner in my neighborhood, I like to dress up a little.  It’s nice to wear something a little nicer than jeans or a sundress, but not go for full dinner attire.  I think this casual, printed blouse and Capri pant outfit is perfect for a relaxed evening out.

I accessorized this simple outfit with one of the hottest colors of 2012, mint.  The portfolio clutch and large stud earrings lift the outfit.  I also added a chic clutch to give the outfit a little something extra.

For the hair, I would either wear it down and stick straight or up in a bouncy, teased ponytail.  For the makeup, I would do a bronzy-plum cheek with a nude lip and winged eyeliner.  I’d also paint my nails a bright red, I like Essie Lollipop.



  1. AP says:

    Hello Belle!
    I looked up the blouse you suggested wearing to work and it looks almost transparent on the mannequin. I wouldn't think it would be appropriate for work, but I might just be overly conservative. If it is appropriate and one were to wear that to work, what would be best (and not lumpy) to wear underneath it?

    July 12, 2012/Reply
  2. Belle says:

    AP: I like these Shimera camis, no bumps. https://ow.ly/ccNee

    July 12, 2012/Reply
  3. Caroline says:

    I want to thank the person that recommended The Limited pencil skirt last week. The hot pink wasn't available, but I got it in a berry color similar to the one above and I absolutely love it! The cut and material are just perfect. I wish there were more colors available because the price is great and I want to order another.

    July 13, 2012/Reply
  4. KR says:

    I purchased the Modalu Pippa bag at Christmas time and could not be more pleased! I have the shark (grey) color and an getting complements on it all the time! Quality piece that is definitely worth the money.

    July 13, 2012/Reply
  5. Short & Sweet says:

    I hate Zara… not only are their smallest clothing sizes too big for me, but they never have shoes available in my size either. I saw these shoes yesterday, but predictably there was nothing smaller than a 7. And I've heard great things about their jacket/blazers, but I was swimming in the XS. ­čÖü

    July 16, 2012/Reply