Living with limited closet space, I’ve gotten into the habit of rotating seasonal items in and out of under-bed storage. It’s always a small treat to unpack and re-discover old favorites, which this outfit is comprised entirely of.
This blouse from last year is a party of all my favorite spring colors. It’s cut generously with very long sleeves, but still gets plenty of wear layered and under blazers.
The blazer in this outfit is an old, bargain purchase from Lefties (I was told this is like a Zara outlet) and underwent an alteration overhaul for a mere $5 (story here). I love the resulting slim fit, but the bargain aspect is evident through the material and crinkly sleeves. While at H&M; dropping off my donations for their garment recycling program, I tried on a similar-colored option (also in black, bright pink, and possibly more):
Green blazer, item #086743, Ivory blazer, item #067391 – both $34.95, trying on sz 2
Old ASOS petites dress, Ferragamo Varina flats (runs narrow)
*It’s Friends & Family time at Bloomies, which now offers free return shipping on all online purchases (love that more retailers are doing this!). Use FANDF for 20% off your purchase w/ a few exclusions – possibly a chance to pick up sale Spanx, Longchamp (my durable everyday work/travel tote – Mom asked if she could have mine so I picked up another in black : ), or a classic Burberry trench.
For anyone interested in the Spanx girl shorts, I got sz S in the nude for wearing under clingier dresses. It works somewhat for minimizing tummy / butt bulges and VPL but is intended to fit much more snugly on the wearer than this pair does on me. As such, the thigh openings are a little loose so the shorts hem line shows through sometimes, but I haven’t found a better option yet.