Tuesday, November 29

I finally found my white blouse!

I don't think I ever told you guys, but these past months I've been searching for a white, flowy blouse. My search started in the early summer and it took me until September to find it. This post is a bit old, sorry. Anyways, relive summer. Here!

This summer was my first "blogger summer" if you will--a summer when I was conscious of the options of keeping cool while looking hot. ...Sorry. I just had to. However, I noticed that a lot of the things that other bloggers wore just wouldn't fit Arizona. In Arizona, a short walk from your car to the mall would make you overheat. Being naked wouldn't even make you cool.

However, I discovered light clothing. There were certain fabrics other bloggers wore that I just loved. I loved the way it draped on their figure. I loved how it looked so cool and still allowed for full coverage and protection from the sun. It seemed like such an improvement of my usual summer uniform of camis and shorts. (I got really annoyed with camis because the straps of my bra were always showing.) Sheer clothing also made it easier to cover my arms, so I wouldn't be half dressed all of the time. On top of it all, it seemed like a great layering piece.

I found this top at H&M and it was even on sale, down to 7.95 from 17.95. To think, I was ready to drop 50 dollars on a shirt from Express. I think it's perfect. It's very lightweight, but not too sheer. It's cut in that "mullet" fashion (shorter on the front and longer in the back). I could complain about having to roll up the sleeves or the fact that there are two front pockets... but for the price, I really couldn't be happier.   





 Shirt: H&M (7.95, on sale from 17.95)
Shorts: Mudd (Old)
Shoes: Aldo (49.50, on sale from 70.00)

I know these shorts are really short but I have a lot of trouble finding a length that's long enough to fit my age and short enough to not cut my legs off. Cause... don't my legs look long in this picture? Don't they? Also, check out my fishtail braid in the last picture. Took me a really long time to learn that. 

43 comments:

  1. usually it's that hot in texas too, except lately it's been freaking cold. my point is i understand your whole dilemma. you nailed the white shirt look with the perfect fishtail.

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  2. What a bargain and it looks gorgeous too,a white shirt is a staple garment for your closet,it can be worn dressed up and down,love how you've styled it and your hair looks gorgeous too x

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  3. It's a gorgeous blouse! It seems really light and flowy :)

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  4. Very nice blouse!! We don't have those problems in NY. It gets pretty cold here. :)

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  5. very nice!! I like your fishtail braid, I know how to do it, but it seems to NEVER come out right on my hair :-(
    I like your blog ~ following! xx

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  6. Looks great! You're legs look super long!

    ♥ Shia

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  7. That is a nice blouse, and it does look pretty good.

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  8. Thanks for your comment,well there's some in London,but thats bout an hours drive away.
    But the new store opening is on my local highstreet,cant wait :D
    Look forward to your next post x

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  9. I love the blouse, and it was such a bargain. The shape of it is absolutely lovely though.

    Sarah
    xo

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  10. i like the blouse, you got it for such an awesome deal too!
    i still can't do fishtail braid :(

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  11. I love the blouse, I've been looking for that kinda look forever since here in Texas it's so hot (Same with Arizona, right?) and the dress code for my school is no tank top. It's nice that you got a bargain off of it! The only ones I find are around 70 to 100 dollars.
    The fishtail braid is really pretty! I still can't do that. It kinda matches the flowy-ness of the outfit, I guess. That sounds a little weird(:
    I like the shoes too! Your pictures look like you wear a lot of wedges. Those are super cute.

    Allie
    manhattanlooks.blogspot.com

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  12. I think the rolled sleeves add that much more to your outfit.. I quite like it. I really like the wedges you're wearing too, and I have to say that you look smoking hot in the 2nd photo! Cute outfit!

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  13. you look amazing. So happy you found it. And for such an amazing price. You go girl. and those wedges.... obsessed. xo

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  14. I am so glad you found it.....because it's a great staple piece...and it looks fabulous on you!!


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  15. ahhh i am jealous u can do the fishtail braid!!! i have tried for yrs & always failed hahaha i give up! my hair is too silky & annoying to work with. i love your top! ughh express is so overpriced. i never shop there anymore. i used to think that place was sooo cool to shop at when i was in hs hahaha

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  16. I cannot figure out how to do a fishtail braid for the life of me... I mean, I know how, but I can never do it!
    I love the outfit, the shorts look super cute on you and they DO make your legs look long ;) nice pick!
    How old are you? (Ps. I'm 24 and I haven't grown up yet ;)

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  17. What a pretty blouse! And the shorts and shoes are perfect with it. Great outfit.

    I have family who live in Tucson, so I visit Arizona at least once a year.

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  18. I'm on the hunt for a nice white blouse as well. I'm starting to realize its harder than I thought. I live in Arizona too and I know how it is when it comes to finding the right pieces for an outfit. I think I only own 3 pairs of jeans total. The rest are shorts, skirts and other light fabric articles. Looks like you gota deal though!

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  19. i love the shirt good choice and good burgain! love the shorts and fishtail as well! i have a problem with shorts being to short as well! i never find the right length! yours looks lovely tho!

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  20. It's a great top, and I love that it's in the "mullet" fashion haha. The fishtail braid is beautiful!

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  21. A classic piece to hav in any girl's wardobe :)♥² ♥² ♥² ♥²

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  22. Nice one! White blouses are perfect for summer! Seriously they're a staple, and kinda taking over my wardrobe at the moment- I dunno just makes me feel so refreshed, crisp and clean.

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  23. Reminds me of a white dress shirt that I once had. Accidentally left it in on a hotel bed (also white) and it became camouflaged. Never saw that shirt again.

    Oh, and our favorite pasta place is a restaurant called Chianti's. We had our first date there. :P

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  24. Hi Aki, your hair blouse looks great! matches your hair do haha it's easy to do the fistail braid once you've practiced enough ^_^ you did great! :)

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  25. That blouse is so pretty and it looks perfect for keeping cool in summer. Total bargain too, I love h&m! x

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  26. Your legs look miles long! And yes, it's hard to find the perfect length nowadays :) I'm soooooo envious of this shirt--it is definitely really chic and looks so put together, but also seems comfy and breathable. Glad you finally found your true white-shirt life companion!

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  27. LOVE a good white blouse-- I'm still looking for the perfect one for me (button ups are hard to find for me) and your fishtail braid looks adorable!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  28. I love this look on you. The white button down has the perfect fit for you.

    *Erin

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  29. The prices you got these items for are so good!! :D

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  30. Cute post - that shirt looks light and breathable and effortlessly chic on you, good deal on it too =)

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  31. i love the whole outfit! :D you're so pretty!

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  32. You can't beat 7.95! What a great deal! I'm glad you finally found the shirt you were looking for. :)

    XO,
    SSDS

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  33. This looks like an amazing spring/summer outfit :) you look great! The blouse is perfect, so flowy!
    Life is a romantic poem

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  34. White blouse will forever be a closet staple! it mix and match with everything

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  35. I like that top! The whole outfit is so summery and breezy, love it! I like the wedges too! I like winter but I'm missing summer right now!!

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  36. Great white blouse Aki! It looks great on you. I'm also loving the wedge sandals. They are so sharp! Your hair looks good braided to the side. :D
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  37. Nice shirt!
    I'm tall, so I always have to roll up my sleeves. Thank goodness it's rather fashionable ;)

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  38. thanks for the lovely comment!

    Yes, I love the classic white blouse, I have about a dozen of white blouses and I still have yet to exhaust the different kinds of outfits I can make with them. Great buy ;]

    mango
    mangotatoes.blogspot.com

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  39. Kayleigh - I haven't tried dressing it up yet. I'll have to do that!

    Allie - I find 70 dollars to be ridiculous for cotton unless the brand and the cut is SO AMAZING YOU'D NEVER FIND IT ANYWHERE ELSE. And it'd have to be in caps.

    Macherie - I seriously hope so!

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