Take Flare // cream neck-tie blouse + flared jeans

Thursday, April 21, 2016

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When it comes to trying new trends, I'm all about saying "yes!" Crazy wild prints? Totally! High-waisted jeans? Count me in! Menswear-inspired blouses? Duh! Which is what brings me to this look. And while there's no loud print here, I DID step out of my immediate comfort zone when I sprung for these flared jeans and tied a long piece of fabric around my neck. Here's what I discovered in the process: 
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This top is pretty fabulous, right? I already have about a hundred looks planned with it, but what I REALLY love about it, is this neck tie it came with. The piece is detachable and thus can be worn (or not worn) in so many different ways. Here I separated the tie and simply tied it around my neck like a piece of jewelry. Sound kind of weird? Trust me, it's what all the cool kids are doing. I'm kind of digging it.  
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Ah! I'm wearing flared jeans. Yes, I am just as surprised as some of you may be right now. I definitely thought I left my flares behind in 2007. But honestly, although I love my skinnies, flared jeans ARE super flattering so I just had to embrace them with open arms when they recently became cool again. Plus, this Ann Taylor pair is beyond sophisticated and chic. They're more like denim trousers (aka totally office-approved). 
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Rejoice! We can finally wear open-toed heels again. It's about time I let my tootsies breathe a little. These ankle strap heels are not only timeless and extremely versatile (I have them in nude too because I'm that obsessed), but they're also - gasp - comfortable! Thanks to this genius block heel, I feel like I could walk blocks in them...and I have ;)
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A good hat is hard to find. But when you find one, snatch it up! That's what I did with this beauty back in January 2015 when I found it in Anthropologie. You better believe I haven't looked back since. I've worn it in all seasons and it just seems to make my bad hair days infinitely better. 
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Sometimes a simple black clutch is all you need. And although I'm not usually a simple person, this bag does the trick for me time and time again when I don't want to take away from my outfit yet I want a place to stash my (many) lip glosses. 
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How fun are these bubbly earrings? Statement studs are kind of my thing and I LOVE having a delicate yet attention-grabbing pair like this in my collection. I mean, you know me, I'm always one for standing out! 
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In my last post I mentioned my recent obsession with matte lipsticks and glosses due to our friend Kylie Jenner. Well this time around, instead of sporting a NUDE matte shade, I decided to go for something a bit more dramatic. Milk Makeup (which can be found at Sephora) is absolutely amazing, and their demi-matte lip pencils are incredibly easy to apply PLUS they last all day -- total score! 
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 Although it was totally unintentional, I feel like this look has a Western vibe to it. Maybe it's the hat, or the tie around my neck -- heck maybe it's my jeans! But the combination of the three definitely makes me feel a bit wilder, in the Western sense of course. And although I'm very much a city gal, it was fun sporting a different look for the day! 
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[blouse: Ann Taylor // jeans: Ann Taylor // heels: Ann Taylor // hat: Anthropologie (I also like this one) // earrings: gift (I also like this pair) // clutch: Ann Taylor (similar here) // watch: Daniel Wellington // heart tag bracelet: Tiffany & Co. // lipstick: "Dip Out" by Milk Makeup]

I wore this number out to brunch with a friend on the Upper Eastside (aka my neighborhood). Unfortunately it was pretty chilly this day so I sadly had to cover up my ensemble for most of the day with a long black coat. But hey, at least I got some cute snaps in! Pictures or it didn't happen, right? ;) 
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  1. Your white shirt is divine! You look lovely!

  2. You look so cute and are totally rockiing the 79s vibe to perfection!


  3. Stunning! Very chic , business look! Fabulous as always!


  4. sooo chic look, sweety!!! xoxo <3

  5. you look stunning! loving this outfit a loooot xx


  6. I think you should step out of your comfort zone more often because this outfit is great!


  7. so beautiful,you look so pretty
    I love your pants

  8. That blouse is so pretty! The tie detailing is awesome and I love how it looks like this flared jeans.

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  9. Love your look! Simply stunning!


  10. Absolutely fabulous outfit to go out for brunch! If I saw you out I would be like "that girl has some serious style!". I do love a blouse with a tie and lovely idea of detaching it and wearing like a necklace. It is fantastic to see you in flared jeans, you are so right they are so flattering! Really stunning outfit especially with that hat!


  11. Love your look! The blouse is so chic. It is great to have a piece that you can wear more than one way!

    Jo. x

  12. Love this look, gorgeous! I like your blog by the way, let me know if you would like to follow each other! x


  13. Oh, that blouse! So classy and gorgeous. I love how you paired it with casual elements such as a hat and jeans. It shows that that beautiful and feminine blouse can be actually more versatile than you'd think at first sight. Love your lipstick shade, by the way!!


  14. absolutely love how you style this outfit, that top is simply gorgeous and you look amazing!
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  15. Beautiful top, it goes perfect with the flares. This look screams 60's.
    Rachel xo

  16. OMG, i love this look! I like how you put this together. Pretty! <3

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  17. That's such a wonderful outfit, I love it and you look wonderful! The color of your lipstick is adorable, too!

  18. I know I have a pair just like these, I have two pairs that I bought over a decade ago when I lived in Seattle and I never got rid of them and now they are super on trend! Love how you paired them with the bow blouse.

    Allie of ALLIENYC

  19. Super stylish and so classy... I love your shirt!
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  20. beautiful look

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  21. The jeans look amazing on you, and I love the tie-neck blouse!

  22. Loving this '70s inspired look, that blouse is gorgeous on you!

  23. Loving this tie blouse and how you styled it! So chic.

    Amy Ann
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  24. Those earrings are too pretty!! Great outfit!

  25. Flare pants are one of my favorite new trends! You are rocking the look!!

  26. wow you look awesome as always and very nice outfit.

  27. Sooo nice blouse! ♥♥♥


  28. Yes yes yes! Welcome to the flared jeans club, Kat! SO happy to see you in these as they look amazing on you! Styled perfectly with the tie front blouse (love that it's detachable btw). Cute accessories to complete the look too! :)

  29. Simply stunning! love that blouse!


  30. Beautiful look! I love the top!!

    Adi xx

  31. Nice look and I like your hat!

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