August 25, 2011

Oh Fortune

This is the shirt that you got a preview of in the swap photos, the one that I did not think I could pull off  as I usually feel overwhelmed in tops that can also be used to steal watermelons. But the beading is beautiful and the fabric is slightly dupioni silk-ish so I had to give it a whirl. Plus, it's a swap item. It's hardly like I'm out of pocket for going out of my comfort zone! So a big thank you to the lovely Mina for sharing this beauty with me!
And what would you know? Throw a skinny belt on it (look! I have a waist!) and some high-waisted wool shorts, along with my favourite glasses, and I felt pretty gamine and, dare I say, French! 
Beaded Blouse- Mina, Black Wool Shorts- H&M, Wedge Espadrilles- Gap, Black Belt- Vintage, Faux Bans- Superstore/DIY
Aaaaand I just had to add in this last shot as it looks like I'm about to board a boat or something... Ahoy Captain? 
You're welcome for the giggle! :) 
So now I'm off to scoot over a few provinces and visit the pretty prairies for a week, it's my first time back since moving to BC in January and I'm quite excited! A lot has changed since then and I'm thrilled to be able to catch up with some of my nearest and dearest for real!
Bon voyage!
xxx

22 comments:

  1. Love these photos Louise, the fun ones and the stunning ones! I am so impressed with how you styled this top-it looks fantastic!
    Have a wonderful trip, hope to see you again soon!
    xo Cara
    http://www.afashionloveaffair.com

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  2. i love ur top!! and your wedges! cute!

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  3. I love the simplicity of this outfit, it's so chic! Good luck with the move.

    xo L.

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  4. i love the combo of that shirt and skinny belt so preshh

    KaitGirl.blogspot.com
    @kaitlin4879

    xo kait

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  5. I absolutely love the magic of belts! (Can you tell I wear them pretty much everyday)
    I hope you have a great trip!

    Natasha ~ Required2BeInspired

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  6. I adore your wedges ^^ I wear belts all the time because I don't like the way "shapeless" / wide tops look on me ^^ x

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  7. I just knew that beautiful white blouse would work for you somehow, and this post is absolute proof... The skinny belt made all the difference (so much so that I barely recognised it, to be honest!) I hope you're enjoying your trip back home and enjoying a better slice of Manitoba summer than I got while I was there last weekend. Oh, and also that if things have changed in the world you remember, that they've only changed for the better :) Can't wait to hear all about it when you're home!
    xox,
    Cee

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  8. LOVE Dan Mangan (and his little bud Aidan Knight)!

    I'm also loving how your necklace kind of matches the blouse buttons.
    And finally, have a great trip back to the prairies!

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  9. Love this outfit, it's very well put together!

    -Laura xoxo
    http://wrinkleintimevintage.blogspot.com

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  10. Cute glasses and heels hun.

    NRC ♥

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  11. You can never go wrong with black and white! Love this!
    xx,K.

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  12. You can totally pull this look off! This blouse is STUNNING on you!
    Jen xo
    www.prairiegirlinthecity.com

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  13. wow, the look is fabulous ! you can totally pull it off :) Black and white looks great, as (nearly) always. The specs make a great final touch :-)

    The blouse is beautiful, I like the beadings and the pleats. And the belt works really well with the blouse, too.

    /U

    http://sopugalicious.blogspot.com

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  14. super cute! love the glasses.

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  15. I love your top. So cute. <3

    xoxo
    http://thesexylittleblog.blogspot.com/

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  16. louise...u make every one of my tricky pieces look so nice. if i didnt know how this top actually fits in reality i would have died over it. i am in love with the way u styled it. i must give it a try this way when i get it back. this is why blogger swaps are perfect!so many new and unique ideas!
    xoxo
    mina

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  17. You did Mina proud - love the way you styled that top and it's such a perfect summer look. The glasses were the perfect accent :). Can't wait to plan our next swap, I'm there no matter what! Hope you're having a great week love.

    Alex xoxo

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  18. Love your outfit! So simple and lovely :)

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  19. I love this outfit! The detailing on that blouse is so pretty and the belt just pulls everything together. You look lovely!

    xo www.RavingFashionista.com

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  20. I love your blog !!

    http://www.leblogdestephetlea.com/

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Thanks for all your lovely comments, they never fail to make my day! xx

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