Not Your Average Blouse

June 24, 2020

An interesting fact about me is that surprisingly my favorite designer is not Chanel (a close second). It's actually Anna Sui! I've loved Anna's work for a very long time. She's created so many archetypes in her designs ranging from punk to Americana that make her work so multifaceted and interesting. I think that's why I love her work so much. You can dress mod or punk depending on the day when wearing Anna Sui! Also, she's collaborated with so many great brands like Hello Kitty, Barbie (She has her own collector Barbie doll which I still want tbh), Free People, Target, etc. I got this book for my birthday and its probably one of my favorite because it really delves into Anna's designs and archetypes.
I missed out on the Anna Sui x I.N.C. collaboration that came out a couple of years ago. It was a great collection that featured more of Sui's Americana archetype with Western flair. This blouse was one that I initially missed but managed to find it on Poshmark for $30 back in April. A steal considering it retailed in store for $139. I bought it as an early birthday present to myself.

White blouses are such a staple in my wardrobe. They have such a clean and elegant look and they go with everything! Initially I felt a little guilty about purchasing this blouse because I already own so many white blouses, and you know #2020dressingchallenge? I figured in the long run that this piece was going to be a good addition to my wardrobe for days when I want something dressier to wear at work or to go out.
I've had these heels for so long! I don't ever get enough wear out of them but with so many white blouses now I have no excuse.
I have a slight obsession with colored doorways can you tell? They make me so happy!

The details on this blouse are so beautiful. I know this will be a piece I wear and appreciate for a very long time.

Spending all this time at home has allowed me to take better care of my hair and my skin. Although they don't look great here my ends are the best they've ever been!
Me contemplating moving into this shop
The days begin to get shorter but they still seem long and hot in Kansas City. I've spent more time with my friends from a distance these past couple of weeks which I'm immensely grateful for. I've been swimming, taking walks (almost at 400 miles this year), reading Rob Lowe's auto-biography which is fantastic I might add, and eating lots of ice cream. How's everyone holding up?!

Wearing: Top - Anna Sui x I.N.C. (sold out, but similar), jeans - Urban Outfitters, shoes - Betsey Johnson (sold out see this post for more details, but super similar), lipstick - YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Rose Stiletto

Photos by the Midwest Duo



  1. What a beautiful blouse, and such a bargain price! it's a really nice piece with all those extra details on it :)

    Hope your week is going well :) Things are open here, although the winter weather is keeping us home a lot still, haha!

    Away From Blue

  2. Your blouse is so gorgeous! Love all the photos!

  3. That is such a beautiful blouse, looks great on you!

    A Blushing Beauty Blog x

  4. Oh what a beautiful top! The details are so stunning. I love the somewhat Victorian feel it has mixed in with the western. It looks lovely on you and I like the way it looks paired with the denim, allowing for it to really be the focal point of your outfit. Simply stunning! I, too, appreciate when an designer or any artist for that matter is multifaceted. It proves that they are well rounded, open minded and challenge themselves to pull inspiration from everything that truly inspires them. Thanks for sharing and I hope you're having a great start to your week, babes!


  5. Yes to eating lots of ice cream! You know I'm doing that too. :) That top is gorgeous, and I agree that it's a piece you won't regret having--it's so perfect for dressing up jeans!

  6. Anna Sui is incredible, I love her dresses. This blouse looks so delicate and romantic, awesome choice :)
    Lots of love and stay safe ♥ January Girl

  7. Anna Sui is such a lovely designer. I really love this look and you, Sonia. Delicate white blouse is perfect! xx


  8. That is such a beautiful blouse! I love the lace detail! Thanks for sharing! :)

  9. Definitely not an average blouse! I love the lace details. vert pretty xx

    Elegant Duchess xx

  10. Your blouse is gorgeous! I love the romantic vibe and pretty lace detailing!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

  11. This is the cutest blouse on you, I love how intricate the lace is! Such a lovely wardrobe staple that looks like it would go with anything xo

    Makeup Muddle


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