Style + Work

Five Tops/ Five Days: A Pretty, Professional Blouse

Here comes summer.  And I need work attire.

I was hoping to take the summer off.  Get in shape.  Work on my yard.  Travel.  Get Thirtyish off of the ground.  But no, I’m a junkie.  And when a female candidate for Mayor of Spokane asked me to work for her campaign, I was powerless to say no.  Is there a rehab for this?

How cute is this CeCe Pleat Sleeve Blouse ($79)? It’s the perfect top to tuck into pencil skirt or cute trouser.  The collar makes it a little more professional than it would be as a crewneck.

For a classic look, go with a simple black pencil.  I would also wear it with a green skirt.  If it’s chilly where you are (or just in your office), add a black crewneck cardigan.

Plus-size?  CeCe has a similar top with a longer sleeve in your size range.  It’s pretty, and very feminine.

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  1. Leslie says:

    I got this top in a recent trunk club trunk with high hopes…it felt very ‘twee’ once I had it on and it went back.

    May 8, 2019/Reply
  2. Emily says:

    I have this blouse and love it.

    May 8, 2019/Reply
  3. sara says:

    Word of warning to those who want this top: the arm and neck holes are much slimmer and smaller than most tops. I ended up returning this top because it wasn’t as structured as it looked in the photo. Just read the reviews on nordstrom! But yes it’s very cute.

    May 8, 2019/Reply
  4. Carrie says:

    Ugh. I know you meant this as a joke but joking about being a junkie in need of rehab is in such poor taste. It’s an insult to actual addicts in need of help. There is a mental health crisis and an opiod crisis happening in the country and people making jokes lik this adds to the stigma.

    I also hate when food bloggers refer to stuff as “crack chicken” or “crack dip”. I’ll get off my soap box now.

    May 9, 2019/Reply