Hi gals! Welcome to Dressed for My Day where my goal, with each and every post, is to inspire and help women like you and me to dress beautifully and appropriately for our unique days so we can engage authentically and gracefully with those around us and influence them well. Today let’s have a little fun with the blouse I used in yesterday’s career look. I’m featuring that same dark floral blouse in a fun, casual winter outfit.
Because I’m all about building a functional wardrobe that really works for you, I absolutely love pieces that do double duty. And this dark floral blouse moves effortlessly between your working girl wardrobe and your more casual clothes. It pairs beautifully with dress slacks or jeans. And on the Boden website they show this semi-fitted blouse with sweet cropped chinos.
Today I’m pulling out the bright cherry print of this pretty blouse by adding my red corduroy blazer. I think I’ve worn this blazer several times a week since I bought it. It’s thick and lush. By the way, I’m wearing a size 6, so size down.
Today’s photos capture the feminine silhouette of this pretty blouse a little better than yesterday’s. (The wind was blowing horribly, but James wisely put me behind a bank of trees for this set of pictures.) I love the soft bowed bodice line in this 100% viscose shirt. I’m wearing a size 10 for a looser fit, but my usual 8 worked fine if you prefer a closer fit. Just keep in mind that this fabric doesn’t have much give.
The teal and gold owl brooch brings out the blue in the blouse and keeps this outfit fun and interesting. (I think I could have pinned it on a little straighter!) Adding touches of whimsy like these keep your look youthful, but I try to limit myself to one, maybe two. Otherwise, the outfit begins to look a little clownish.
I wore my black suede booties to tie in to the black in the shirt. These are still available and they’re quite comfortable. Plus, they’re marked down 40%.
I really like how this outfit pulled together. The colors are dark, but current and interesting.
But, just as importantly, you can create a look like this from items in your closet. Simply use a colorful blazer or cardigan to coordinate with a dark floral tee or blouse and set all that color in the context of your favorite jeans and dark accessories. Voila!
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Blessed for My Day
I’m so grateful that our Creator loves us enough to come for us. Even though we have all gone astray, He comes looking for us. He doesn’t write us off or just shake His holy head in disgust and roll His eyes. He seeks us.
God sent His Son to bring us back to Him. While we may have days when we don’t feel like we amount to much, God has declared that we are worthy of redemption. We are of great value to Him.
Let’s remember that amazing fact today. When we begin to feel beaten down by our own goofy mistakes or inabilities, let’s press in to the fact that we are treasured by the One who created us. We celebrate Christmas because He sent for us.
But when the fullness of time had come, God sent forth his Son, born of woman, born under the law, to redeem those who were under the law, so that we might receive adoption as sons. ~ Galatians 4:4-5