Saturday, March 16

First Modcloth Order: Styling Loose Black Blouse

I've been a fan of Modcloth for a long time, but I'm just NOT an online shopper! I don't like the hassle of paying return shipping or not being able to return items as well. I always have to try on pants, dresses and even shirts before I buy them. This combination is not a winner for online shopping. But, I wanted to get my friend a gift... and for free shipping... I brought myself somethings as well. That happens to everyone, right?

I got this black shirt... but when I put it on, I had no idea what to do with it. To the left, you can see me confused. The shirt hit me at such an awkward place on my hip that it didn't even look like I was wearing pants. So, my next step was to put on some jeans (Right). As you can see though, it still didn't look very good. The blouse was oversized... and it was not working for me!


Left: So I looked down and I thought..."Hmm, what can I do?" Right: And that's when I got an idea...

Left: When it doubt... belt it! Belting the tunic really brought up the hemline to hit at the widest part of my hip instead of some awkward place. It defined my waist too! To use an overused phrase, you gotta love that pop of color too. Right: Throw on a pair of loafers... and this is an outfit that I would leave the house in!

Shirt: Modcloth (25.99)
Belt: China (2.77)
Jeans: H&M (25.46)
Shoes: Old (unknown)

69 comments:

  1. I think the blouse looks amazing with the belt!!! I love pairing belts with long tunics and blouses....great job on changing it up!!

    xo Dinah @ sunshine super glam

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  2. It looks lovely with the belt, no doubt) Great pictures as well!
    Have a fabulous time!

    Best wishes, Alexandra
    www.svetusvet.blogspot.com

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  3. Love the jeans! I have a pair of black H&M skinny pants that I love so so much and that I wear almost every day when I'm wearing long pants!

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    1. I really like H&M's quality for the price!

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  4. Yes you styled it well! I understand you, I never know how match this kind of shirt, thats why I havent any! But I like your result with the belt and the jeans:) Looking nice too! Kisses! xo

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  5. hey girl!!
    my hats from kohls :)
    on $4!! on sale!

    -marsa
    The DayLee Journal

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  6. Amazing what a belt can do sometimes. You look great!

    (You get one point for every dollar so it depends on how much you spend/shop. Sometimes they have double points offers too :)

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  7. Great styling with the belt :)

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  8. Nice pictures and cute outfit. I love the versatility of belts :) !

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  9. Love the belt addition! Nice pop of color!

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  10. oh it looks really nice when you belt it! you can even tuck it in

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  11. ah belting. It totally does wonders! That's a lovely top to wear with short shorts too!
    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  12. thats how online shopping addiction starts ;)) when buying for friend.
    Nice choice on ur first purchase!! Thks for liking my hair post.

    Issa x

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  13. The shirt looks really cute on you with the belt! I don't like clothes shopping online either. When I shop in the store, I only buy about 10% of what I try on. I hate paying for return shipping for something I don't even get to keep.

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  14. the black top looks great with the red belt!

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  15. I think it looks nice even un-belted with the sleeves up some. With the sleeves down and un-belted, I think it just looks a little heavy for you (like it wants to suck you into a black hole of billowy fabric)

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    1. I am thinking of taking the suggestions to try them with short shorts. But I think it may be too warm to wear black in the summer.

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  16. Just found your blog dear. Very nice outfit, like the blouse!

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  17. Great styling ideas

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  18. good styling job!

    xx.M
    www.bellesandrebelles.blogspot.com

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  19. Belts can be lifesavers, haha! But, I think it's a lovely top, and like it best without the belt. :)

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  20. Before I saw the last picture, I was totally going to suggest a belt. #fashionblogtwins :)

    XO,
    SSDS

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    1. YAY! I love being on the same wavelength like this.

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  21. You are sooo adorable! Love the cute expressions in these pictures, you look so pretty. It was fun to see this look develop, I really like the blouse, its classic and chic. Wishing you a fashionably fun and productive week ahead!

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  22. It's amazing how a belt can change a whole outfit! I love the final look!

    Kaitlin
    teaandsequin.blogspot.com

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  23. Looks cute! Love that you added the belt. It really pulls it together :)

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  24. Love it with the red belt!!

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  25. The blouse looks good belted!

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  26. Yes! When in doubt, belt it! A phrase I live by :) Gotta love ModCloth!
    -Jessi
    haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  27. Cute! I can't really pull off loose blouses since I'm busty, but you look great! I love how you styled it with the belt.

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  28. Awww, this was such a cute fashion post - you look great in the belted "tunic"

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  29. Woah i love the transformation! The end result outfit is so cute, I love how you belted it and the loafers are really cute :)

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  30. such a cute top! i love it!

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  31. Although I'm not a huge fan of belts, your "belting" idea works.
    You're now a certified fashionista Aki! ^◡^

    Fashionmoto

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  32. love what you did with that shirt :)




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  33. Great outfit, love the shirt!
    Would you like to follow each other? Also on Bloglovin or facebook? Let me know ;)

    xx Karolina
    CARAMODE

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  34. HaHa Aki! Your facial expressions are priceless doll. I've never bought anything from ModCloth, so I'm not familiar with their sizing. I liked it belted!

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  35. PERFECTNESS with a belt! loved it ^_~

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  36. The belt is perfect! Or even adding a fitted colored blazer would look cute too :)

    XO
    Pearls & Paws

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  37. Thank you for stopping by my blog over the weekend! :-)

    This is a very cute look - I love the belt. Love Heather's idea of a blazer too. Or just add a heel to make it a date night outfit!

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  38. Everything on Modcloth is SO CUTE! But the one time I ordered a dress on there I didn't like the fit and ended up getting rid of it, so I really just have to accept that I'm not a good (online) clothes shopper. I love that shirt though and it looks so cute with the belt. :-)

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  39. Cute picture story :D And there you go, you've figured out how to wear your blouse. Love the belt.

    Thanks for dropping by my blog today :D

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  40. Love these photos! :-) And the blouse is perfect belted!! So glad you found a way to make it work. We sound like Tim Gunn "Make it work!" :-)

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  41. hi aki. you look lovely. i love modcloth too!!! xxxx

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  42. I don't like places that don't do returns either, but after a while you generally get an idea of sizing from different brands.

    steph / absolutely-fuzzy.com

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  43. great way to style a black blouse! i think every girl should have a black blouse like that in their wardrobe, it's so versatile :)

    I hope you're having a beautiful day ~ XO
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  44. Thanks for your kind visit hun!

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  45. Aw! I actually like it as an oversized top if you paired it with some cute shorts!

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  46. I really love the oversized look. I bet it would look fabulous worn as a really short dress with a pair of wedges. I hope you kept it, it looks great with a belt too.

    xx Jenee C.
    {camo meets couture}

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  47. Hi there,,

    joined as your followers. :) looking forward to more of your posts.
    thanks for reading my post. it was so sweet of you.

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  48. I actually love it, with or without the belt.. maybe it looks a tad bit better with the belt, but in any case, it's pretty!

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  49. good solution if you really have to pair it with pants. not a fan of pants here. :) thanks for visiting my site. new follower here.

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  50. Hello, this is really nice post and also your blog!
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  51. Hey! Just came across your blog and it rocks! :)

    Would you like to follow each other? :)

    xx

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  52. Cute photos!
    :)
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  53. It does look reinvented with a colourful belt! That's an outfit I would leave the house in as well :P

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  54. Clever girl! Love the bright belt, and it definitely helps give the blouse some shape. You look gorgeous!

    -Ashley
    http://lestylorouge.com

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  55. this is such a loely shirt
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  56. Looking so cute and beautiful it's perfect look..
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  57. that shirt is fantastic!

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  58. Cute!

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    x

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  59. Love how you decided to style this top!

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  60. Great job belting!!!! I hate shopping online too. My online shopping success rate is probably 5%.

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  61. Super cute pics ... loving it belted. Thank you so much for your sweet comment on my blog. I have moments all the time where I think ... OMG I look like my mom especially since I had to have my license changed to my married name ... every time I open my wallet and see it I think ... MOM! LOL

    Hope you are having a fab weekend!
    Shia

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