Tie It Up

April 7, 2017

Hi friends! I promise I haven't been neglecting the blog. Life has just been getting in the way lately but I'm hitting back and talking about my new favorite piece.
Lately I feel like I’ve been dressing in a capsule wardrobe. I am always scouting for new versatile pieces to add to my Marie Kondo'd closet. I had my eye on this white HD in Paris tie blouse from Anthropologie, but as usual it was out of my budget. So I turned to my favorite place to shop these days, eBay. I found this blouse new with tags for a whopping $25 with free shipping. 

I am wearing a 00 p for reference. The fit is comfortable but a bit tight on the arms, oh well. This blouse has beautiful details and stitching. When I was on spring break I saw a style just like this in a H&M in Arlington (VA), but the tie part was thick and a bit overbearing so I'm glad I took the plunge and bought this piece. Anthropologie's quality is just incredible. I adore this blouse, and honestly feel like I could wear it everyday, it’s so stylish. I can wear it with every pair of jeans I have and for footwear it goes the same, endless possibilities. Espadrilles, loafers, birkenstocks, chelseas, and the list goes on!
 In other news I graduate on May 13, which is scary and exciting all at once. I've had an ambivalent relationship with college, but my time in undergrad has taught me a lot about who I am and who I want to be and I'm just so grateful.

I am moving forward with attending grad school next fall to pursue my MBA. I haven't quite figured out my summer plans yet, but I'm taking it slow with a little advice from John Steinbeck who once said, "Don't worry about losing. If it is right, it happens - The main thing is not to hurry. Nothing good gets away." 
I hope everyone is having a beautiful April, I'm enjoying fresh cut lilacs and another beautiful spring. I'm so excited for this month, its possibilities, and the full moon in Aries on the 11th. What have you been adding to your closet?

Wearing: Blouse - Anthropologie (similar), jeans - BDG, watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs, Nails - OPI Apartment for Two & Five & Ten

Photos by Emily Lenk
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42 comments

  1. Congrats on your plans to pursue an MBA! Good luck. I love your nails - such a pretty color. And that top is fabulous. Such a classic piece that will definitely fit a paired down wardrobe. I am in the middle of reading her book and can't wait to see what changes it brings to my life.

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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    1. Thanks lady, its nerve wrecking and exciting all at once. I am such a big fan of the tie blouse style, I'd love another color. I need to read her book, I've read and listened to so many articles and podcasts. I'm sure its revolutionary!

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  2. I seriously love the top! You're so luck you were able to snag it on ebay for such a great price! I totally agree that anthropologie has such amazing pieces. Unfortunately they're often too pricey for me lol. But everyone once in a while I find something I love on sale so I guess it all works out :) And congrats on almost graduating and your MBA plans! I'm thinking of pursuing mine at some point but it will probably be in a few years (:

    Mili | Sharmtoaster

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    1. Thanks Mili! eBay is such a game changer especially with last season Anthro pieces. I don't go to sale pieces that much because its more of an impulse for me and I don't end up wearing the clothes very much, sigh. Minimizing is hard.

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  3. That top really looks great with everything especially jeans...I really like it. Good luck in Grad school, it's so worth it in the end.
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    1. Thanks lady, jeans are my favorite type of bottom. I think so too!

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  4. Oh this look is just everything! simple yet stylish!
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    1. Thanks, that's what I love about it. It says so little yet so much.

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  5. This is a nice white crisp shirt, I heard about this brand before, I think it's worth checking.

    www.busyandfab.com

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  6. Girl, that's awesome that you were able to find the shirt for so much cheaper, I love when that happens! It looks so good on you and is such a chic versatile piece. I know you must be so excited about graduating and starting grad school in the fall, an ending to one chapter and the beginning of a new :) I love that quote you've shared, it's so true. Thanks for sharing and I hope you have a great weekend ahead!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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    1. Thanks Jalisa, me too! I am excited and nervous, but I trust in the universe. Likewise!

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  7. This is such a gorgeous shirt! You look lovely!

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  8. That blouse is so classy and cute! I love the pictures :)
    LA VEINE

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  9. I love that pretty shirt. The tie up detail is so nice =)


    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  10. I've always wanted to try a capsule wardrobe, I love this look. Swooning over that top!
    xo Annie
    New England Romance

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    1. It's so tricky Annie. I keep shrinking my wardrobe preparing for it, but I just am not emotionally ready yet. Thanks love!

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  11. I love this remix on the classic white blouse! So fun!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  12. Anthro have the best pieces, both clothing and homewares. I'm so obsessed with that store. Shame there's a massive ocean separating us otherwise I'd probably take up residence in store hahahaha. Love that shirt, such a cool eBay find. Wish I had half your luck!

    Sxx
    www.daringcoco.com

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    1. Agreed, Sonia. Anthropologie is the best, truly my weakness. I lived there when I interned haha it was a good time. I am an eBay troll I am always on the hunt for pieces I want at 90% off lol. Thanks for stopping by!

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  13. Ahh I can't believe you're graduating next month Sonia! That is so exciting... and BOY do I feel old, haha! I love that top, what a great deal you got it for too--I always forget about eBay! I'm loving these pictures too, looking gorgeous!

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    1. Haha you're not old Mme! I can't believe I'm graduating too, it hasn't hit me still. Time is flying though. ^___^ thanks Mme!

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  14. White tops are the best, love how this one ties!

    Jamie
    Treats and Trends

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  15. This shirt look gorgeous on you! Sometimes you find unexpected cool things on Ebay!
    Congrats on graduating! Good luck & wishing you all the best on perusing MBA! How exciting! xx

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    1. Thanks Angela! I know right, eBay is just my little place of happiness for online shopping. Thank you again for your kind words lady.

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  16. Congrats on graduation! (And these photos are so pretty!)


    Allie | www.lunavidablog.com

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  17. ¡Qué outfit tan ideal, me encanta!
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  18. Oh wow! Isn't that the most gorgeous top ever? I love it. Goodluck on your MBD btw :)

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  19. You are so gorgeous!! <3 Love your nails! =) Congrats on your plan to pursue your MBA!! Have a great weekend!!
    xx
    Shivangi
    http://www.outoncatwalk.com/stripes-and-prints/

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