Ruffles & Bows

Grey blazer Suizie Shier - Ruffle tee shirt Talbots  - Black trousers Mossimo - Light blue bow flats Gio Zanotti
Satchel bag Stella Ritwaggen

I'm a sucker for a good bow and ruffle, as long as they are correctly placed, not overdone or overpowering the entire look. Because we've all seen that, specially if you were conscious in the 80's.
I think bows and ruffles are family, so it was an easy match to pair these subtle pieces that share family ties and colour: ruffle tee shirt and bow flats. Which do you prefer, bows or ruffles ?

Ruffled tees:

5 things I learned from Jenna

Moscot glasses image via 

I've expressed my girl crush on Jenna Lyons, former J. Crew Creative Director before. She wears what she likes and I like what she wears, as simple as that. I've read up on her and pinned several of her looks in my Pinterest Outfit Inspiration board. On the way, I've learned a few things from her, today I thought I'd share 5:

1. Identify your style signifiers and do not confuse it with a signature style. 
That being said it's not a uniform, one of mine are sunglasses.

2. Don't divide your wardrobe.
This only sets boundaries and limits your own creativity. If you have an area in the closet for "work clothes" that's all they'll ever be: set them free. Mix them up. I confess that I wear my jeans to work with a structured Theory blazer and then wear them on the weekend to do gardening. I've worn the same long skirt to a formal wedding and also to the mall. 

3. It's not about buying something new, it's about wearing it in a new way.
This is crucial for me as I love getting a low cost per wear, I also love being creative and blogs are an infinite resource of inspiration.... and they´re free ! Wearing things in a new way can mean you tie the cardigan to your waist and use it as an accessory or just wearing your top on backwards.

4. Don't ignore color. 
It's intimidating, it´s not easy and it puts you on the map. Dare yourself to. I know I've done this and one of the best examples was buying and then wearing a pair of pink neon pants, wether they're trending or not.. 

5. It's all in the details. 
What are you doing to wear something out of the usual ? Maybe its just buttoning the shirt collar, adding a brooch to your watch, a half tucked shirt or tying a vintage scarf to the belt loop. Something small that gives it a personal touch. 

What's your take on this ? 

Blogs make me want

Black pencil skirt Apt 9 - Animal print top Michael Kors 
Nude patent heels Sam Edelman - Brown Madison tote bag Coach

Blogs make me want things, for example it made me want this belt , even though every other blogger has it. I wonder how many of them Gucci produced...
Anyways, I wanted it, but was not willing to drop that amount of cash, which happens to be more than the minimum monthly salary where I live. 
So, I went for the next best thing I could find, which was this gorgeous gold buckle vintage Celine Paris belt: makes a statement, does not make me a serial wearer and it was affordable. Can you guess how much  I paid for it ? 

Linking up to E&M

Outfit flow

Khaki trousers Polo Ralph Lauren, similar - Vintage printed triangle top - Nude heels Sam Edelman - Turquoise belt 

I had been meaning to wear this vintage top but did not know what to pair it with. I then remembered these trousers, which had not been worn in years, set them side by side and they matched. Once I stood in front of the mirror I figured I needed a belt, as the belt loops were showing. Grabbed an old turquoise patent belt that barely fit and made it work. Sometimes outfits just flow and do not need much thought, this was one of them.
Linking to Shelbee'sE&M