A lace mesh blouse…thanks to a friend!

Lace Overlay: Rodarte for Target Shirt: Banana Republic Skirt: Tara Jarmon Shoes: ASOS Sunglasses: Unionbay

Lace Overlay: Rodarte for Target
Shirt: Banana Republic
Skirt: Tara Jarmon
Shoes: ASOS
Sunglasses: Unionbay

I mentioned yesterday that my wonderful friend, Sara, donated some of her closet clutter to me. As soon as I opened her newly gifted bag of possibilities, I was intrigued by a small ball of what appeared to be lace mesh.

The tags were still attached and as I unwound the lace I realized it was a wonderfully delicate lace, mesh blouse. I recognized the brand also – Rodarte for Target – which appeared a few years ago and I think was quite successful.

Lace Overlay: Rodarte for Target Shirt: Banana Republic Skirt: Tara Jarmon Shoes: ASOS Sunglasses: Unionbay

Lace Overlay: Rodarte for Target Shirt: Banana Republic Skirt: Tara Jarmon Shoes: ASOS Sunglasses: Unionbay

As I said the tags were still attached and when I inquired as to why she didn’t wear it, she stated she just couldn’t get it to work with the blouses she added underneath it.

As I’m always up for a challenge, I decided to make this blouse a priority!

I tried 5 or 6 blouses with it until I found the button up Banana Republic shirt you see in my pictures. I just loved the effect…a trendy Victorian high collar complete with bows at the neck and wrists but totally modern due to the sheer fabric!

I paired the blouses with a skirt from Sara’s donation gift bag also – a beautiful Tara Jarmon skater skirt she bought while in Paris! Also with tags still attached!

Once I added my red ASOS heels, the look was complete! I must say, I’ve enjoyed wearing this outfit today.

It has such a structured yet chic look and I love the way I feel in it.

Thank you, Sara Knabe…you are truly one of my favorite people and I really love the items you gave to me! Xx…Cortneybre…


K.I.S.S. Keeping it simple…and stylish!

Hello, all! Hope you’re having a great Wednesday! I’m actually not having a great day…it’s been filled with deadlines, emails and much frustration. But, I digress and I don’t want to taint my blog (which is a source of much joy and satisfaction) with the negativity of my work day.

Shirt: Banana Republic Skirt: Banana Republic Wedges: Banana Republic Necklaces: JCREW

Shirt: Banana Republic
Skirt: Banana Republic
Wedges: Banana Republic
Necklaces/Bracelet: JCREW

Soo…its Wednesday! Um…yay!? I’m not a Wednesday fan really. I usually find myself scrounging to find something mid-week as I’ve lost my Monday/early week momentum and it’s not quite close enough to Friday to be exciting. That being said, I decided to go for a classic look today. I found these great shirts at Banana Republic. They require no ironing (who has time?), do not wrinkle (hence the no ironing) and fit true to size. Click here for details!

 

Shirt: Banana Republic Skirt: Banana Republic Wedges: Banana Republic Necklaces: JCREW

Shirt: Banana Republic
Skirt: Banana Republic
Wedges: Banana Republic
Necklaces: JCREW

Actually, everything I have on today is from Banana Republic. It’s rare that I wear an outfit entirely from one store but it happens on occasion. Banana Republic is one of my fave go-to shops – it’s got a great selection and the clothing is well made. Plus, I find some GREAT sales!

 

Shirt: Banana Republic Skirt: Banana Republic Wedges: Banana Republic Necklaces: JCREW

Shirt: Banana Republic
Skirt: Banana Republic
Wedges: Banana Republic
Necklaces: JCREW

Shirt: Banana Republic Skirt: Banana Republic Wedges: Banana Republic Necklaces: JCREW

Shirt: Banana Republic
Skirt: Banana Republic
Wedges: Banana Republic
Necklaces: JCREW

Shirt: Banana Republic Skirt: Banana Republic Wedges: Banana Republic Necklaces: JCREW

Shirt: Banana Republic
Skirt: Banana Republic
Wedges: Banana Republic
Necklaces: JCREW

To spice up the outfit I added pearls and my cheetah print wedges. Hope your Wednesday has fared better than mine….till tomorrow, my friends..Cortneybre…