Thursday, March 23, 2017
In Sunday's blog post, I mentioned that I was going to Orlando this week to do some shopping with my friend. And shop we did! And then I did some more shopping the next day. Now I'm here to share my clothing haul with you all! I was on the hunt for: blouses, blazers or cardigans, shoes, and an affordable leather belt. I didn't find everything I was looking for, but I did find a lot of things! Let's start with what I found at Papaya, my favorite store for finding blouses for work. I actually shopped three different Papaya locations. I was pleased to find that each location seemed to have something different to offer! In addition to Papaya, I bought some items from Vanity Fair Outlet.
Neon Pink Blouse
I love this incredibly bright pink blouse. Even the camera wasn't picking up just how electric and neon this blouse is. Pink is my favorite color and this bold shade makes a statement for sure. Also, the necklace is removable and I actually really like it! It's really simple and I like the black tassels. This will make a great work blouse.
White Ruffle Sleeve Blouse
Recently, I got rid of my old white blouse, as it was not very white any more. This simple blouse with ruffled sleeve detail is the replacement. It's always nice to have a plain white blouse, as it's a great staple piece in my work wardrobe.
Floral Print Kimono
This is one item that was not at all on my shopping list but I decided sort of impulsively that I needed it. I've wanted a kimono for awhile now and could never find one that looked decent on my petite frame but this one was just so cute. Hubby and I have a date day planned for tomorrow and I thought this would be really adorable. I really don't have a lot of casual clothes for things like date night so I either have to wear my super casual clothes that I only wear on the weekends to workout or I have to wear my work blouses. I thought this kimono would be a good middle ground. I could wear it with a tank top or tee for date night or I could pair it with a blouse for work. I also loved how many different colors make up the floral print. It could be paired with so many other things: navy, olive, peach, berry, black, and more!
Pink Floral Print Tie Neck Blouse
I have this same blouse in several different prints and colors and I just seem to love every one they make! The tie neck adds a pretty detail that looks lovely with blazers and the fit is really nice on me. I haven't met one yet that I didn't love!
Black and White Choker Tie Blouse
This is another blouse that has a tie neck but this one is more like a choker once it's tied. I'm not sure I love the choker look for work but it would be cute untied as well. And when it's tied I think it would make a nice date night blouse so it can work double duty. Also, I find that black and white blouses are really easy to style either by combining with a colored cardigan or colored pants.
Striped Cuff Black Blazer
I used to have this same blazer several years ago and I loved it. Then I ended up getting rid of it during a closet purge because there was awhile where I just stopped wearing blazers. I really wish now that I hadn't gotten rid of it because I've been enjoying wearing blazers lately. This one is great because it's not too formal so it's easy to style. And I also like that you can roll the cuffs down and just have a plain black blazer. I'm glad to see they are carrying these blazers once again because I plan on buying them up as I find different colors in my size.
Burgundy Floral Blouse
I am an absolute sucker for anything burgundy and this blouse had the lovely advantage of also being a beautiful floral print and on sale. I think this blouse would look great with a blazer. I also think it would look fantastic with just about any color of pants: black, grey, khaki, navy, olive, brown. You name it and it would look great!
Dried Mulberry Zipper Detail Blouse
from Vanity Fair Outlet
This blouse (as well as the one below) are simple but I love the detail in the back. There is a pretty exposed gold zipper. I also like that among the many busy and loud blouses that I purchased, I was also able to find a couple of simple ones that I like. It's nice to have a mix of both. Also, I thought this blouse was a unique color and it also coordinates very well with the floral print kimono. I think they would be really cute together with some skinny black ankle pants for work. That may be the next item on my shopping list!
Navy Zipper Detail Blouse
from Vanity Fair Outlet
Same blouse as above but in navy. Again, this color would also work well with the kimono. I think this would look great with a blazer as well.
Navy Tank Top
from Vanity Fair Clearance Outlet
After stocking up on all sorts of work things, I thought it would be a good idea to pick up a couple of casual pieces that I could pair with my floral print kimono as well. But I don't always want to pay a lot for things I know I can't wear to work since most of the time if I'm getting dressed, it's to go to work. I found this cute navy tank top that will make for great casual wear for less than three bucks. Good deal and I'm sure I'll get plenty of wear out of this as the temperatures heat up this spring.
Olive Green Tee
from Vanity Fair Clearance Outlet
This green tee was also less than three bucks and will go very well with my kimono. I'm always looking for simple casual tees. Whenever I go shopping, I'm always wearing a simple tee because it's easy to change into and out of when trying on clothes. This one brings out my green eyes and makes them shine.
That's it for my haul! Lots of new stuff for work and a few items that will make good weekend wear as well. I can't wait to post some outfits with these pieces on the blog in the coming weeks so stay tuned for that to happen soon!