Monday, February 28, 2011

dotty is so close to being done

confetti tie-neck blouse blue blog style dotty style dot layered j.crew winter tights boots piped blazer
confetti tie-neck blouse: thrifted
stripes: target (exactly)
blazer: gap
skirt: from a forever21 dress
sweater tights: target
boots: forever21 (similar)

this was totally inspired by anna of sparkplug minuet who also included a tie-neck blouse in her thirty.  
oh, and thrift stores are flooded with tie-neck numbers like this one.  most of them are white and involve some sort of mock-neck with buttons or lace, but seriously...every single secretary from the 80s is apparently clearing out her closet and there's a fairly good chance that this will not be the last one that comes home with me.  note to all my shirts that cannot tie into bows, you have been warned. 




  1. and this one has an adorable print! I will have to be on the lookout for some tie neck blouses now.

  2. I love tie-neck blouses! I'm so glad they are sort of "in" again, I've been able to find some at regular stores like H&M!

    Lidi @ Eclectic Flair

  3. I had a tie-neck blouse in my list, too! This one is super cute.

  4. I love this! And congrats on being almost done! :)

  5. I think this may be my favorite outfit of yours so far. Adorable!

  6. I love the mental picture of all the Working Girls from the 80s headed to the thrift stores with their tieneck bowy blouses at the same time! This looks absolutely modern and wonderful on you!

  7. OOoohhh me likey! I love how the two patterns mix perfectly together. 7th inning stretch! I'm so glad to have my full wardrobe back soon.

  8. thanks! this one is definitely not my size, but i couldn't pass up the print!

  9. i know! i've been seeing them around more lately too!

  10. That is such a great and modern print! Love the pattern-mixing!

  11. What a great blouse! Love it.
    Yay you for basically being done! You've done fabulously as usual!

  12. you look great! very beautiful!


  13. This print mixing is so me. Monochromatic, and simply chic! I loves it.

    Mae Lu, @ thereafterish.

  14. What a great combo... I can't believe this one didn't get pulled out until #29! It's a testament to how great your "challenge" looks have been, I guess.

    Leaving the House in THIS?!?!

  15. This is ADORABLE! I, too, am a sucker for a tie neck blouse but I am especially coveting the one you are wearing! Love the print! :)