Almost there

Though we’ve had a really mild winter this year, I still can’t wait to pack away the heavy winter layers. I’m already thinking of new spring outfits to wear in the coming weeks, including this one and though I’d normally top this off with a black shoe  (because hey, that’s mostly what I have), I decided to go with a cobalt blue suede wedge, because why not?

Pleated blouse + Skinny Pants + Boyfriend Coat Pleated blouse + Skinny Pants + Boyfriend Coat Pleated blouse + Skinny Pants + Boyfriend CoatAnn Taylor pleated bib blouse (old) / Club Monaco Emily Pant / Banana Republic Boyfriend Wool Coat (Spring versions here and here) / Pour la Victoire Mai Wedge Heels (similar) / Daniel Wellington Sheffield Watch / Forever21 Rings

If anyone is wondering about the status of my Five-Item Challenge, it’s going pretty well (see widget to the right). I made a three-item purchase from J.Crew’s sale, but I actually used a store credit. In past challenges, I always excluded items I purchased with gift cards and store credit but this year I made a rule addressing it because I forgot I even had it! In the interest of being transparent, I’ve included it in the widget even though I’m not fully convinced that they should count. Slippery slope, I know.

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White on white

I feel somewhat self-conscious when wearing white on white, but I love the look. If only I could complete this outfit with some simple nude or leopard pumps. Alas, I will have to settle for my typical black pumps for now. Nude and leopard two items have been sitting on my wish list for many years now and I hoping to cross them off in the near future.

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG // Winter white Pencil skirt + bow blouse DRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG // Winter white Pencil skirt + bow blouse DRESSED ACCORDINGLY BLOG // Winter white Pencil skirt + bow blouseAritzia Tie Neck Blouse (similar) / J.Crew Telegraph Skirt / LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Pumps / Zara Bag / Forever21 Ring

The tie-neck/secretary blouse is such a classic piece, but is seriously trending right now. You can find them at all price points like here for a higher price point or here for a lower price point. And they come in all sorts of colors, patterns, hemlines, and unique details. It’s a great time to pick up your favorite version of this piece and you will likely wear it forever.

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