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April 29, 2016

Styling a white cotton blouse and jeans

We've had such a mixed bag of weather here the last couple of weeks.  One minute I'm reaching for sandals and short sleeves and the next I am glad I haven't put away my sweaters for the season.  Is it that way where you are as well?

white cotton blouse and jeans

With next weeks summer clothes series starting on Monday I am focusing my attention on warm
weather clothes and this adorable white cotton blouse from Old Navy certainly fits the bill.

The white ruffle sleeves, white on white embroidery and the delicate cut out detail across the upper bodice give it such a feminine look which I really love.  I decided to pair down the sweetness with heavier accessories including a brown chunky necklace that I've had for years, brown leather sandals and a braided belt.

jeans and white cotton top

Since I opted to wear my flare jeans from Loft, I pulled out these cute Bandalino platform sandals (similar) to give my legs some length.  I did a bit of a front tuck of the blouse so that the detail of my belt shows without fully tucking my shirt in all the way around.  (The front tuck is a fun trend that's a bit forgiving around the waistline and who doesn't love that?)

white cotton and jeans

I've purchased a few new things in the last couple of weeks and it seems I have a particular weakness for white cotton tops this year.  I think I'm up to three right now and that's only because I took one back this morning.  They are so cool and crisp looking plus they're super versatile.  You will be seeing me style a few of these this summer, that's for sure.

I'm excited to share my summer clothes series with you next week and may even be brave enough to include a cute pair of shorts or two.  With the whiteness of my legs right now, I make no promises at this point.

Now you'll just have to join me to find out. Ha!

I'll be back in the morning with a Shout Out Saturday post.  Have a great weekend!

xo, Patty


8 comments:

  1. Your blouse looks so comfortable. Great look for you.

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  2. So cute! I'm about to head out shopping and I will be looking for something similar to try on.

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  3. Hi Patty, I love the new top...and it does look stylish with that bit of tuck into the pant waist. Glad you chose the gold watch over the leather for this spring outfit. I have a hard time going from one season to another at times, because I chill easily. So I am wearing long sleeves and people are in shorts at times. I guess it's okay as it seem anything goes. LOL. Blessings for a fun filled weekend, xoxo, Susie

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  4. Such a cute top!!!!
    Jaymie
    www.jaymieashcraft.com

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  5. I have been liking white tops too. Yours is adorable on you. I just ordered the one from Amazon that you featured at the bottom of your post. I really liked the band at the bottom and the sleeves. The weather has been about the same here as you are having. It's hard to know what to wear. I already have a capri tan line from baseball games...not so attractive with shorts. Oh well. Looking forward to your summer fashion posts next week.

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  6. Patty,
    A d o r a b l e!
    Love how you've paired your jewelry to your shoes for texture and color!
    You truly inspire me, dear friend!
    Fondly,
    Pat

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