RUFFLES WITH AN EDGE + BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH
I just love a good fashion juxtaposition and this look no doubt is the perfect example of one. I’m wearing the sweetest blouse with lots of feminine stripes, drapes, and ruffles yet has an added edge to it with it’s raw cut hem throughout. Making this striped, ruffled blouse one of my favorite tops as of late. I can easily add a leather jacket or blazer to it to transition into the fall cooler months. And all I can say is that it finally feels like fall here in Texas thank goodness! And the best part is that this amazing top is on sale right now and has been restocked. You might also remember these post’s where I’m showing off my latest stripe obsession here, here and here.
I think it’s pretty obvious how much I like this striped, ruffled blouse because of how many times you have seen me wear it on instagram so far. I wore it in Mykonos this summer as well as for the rewardStyle #rscitytours event at the rewardStyle headquarters. Each time I have styled it differently (you can see the other ways here and here). In that last picture I am with two amazing blogger bffs Sophie of MuchLoveSophie and Cathy of TheMiddlePage.
I would like us to now turn turn our attention to BREAST CANCER AWARENESS MONTH and my dear friend Cathy’s story. She is a triple negative breast cancer survivor! I am so proud of her strength and courage. Please read here story here. I also have a high school bff that found a lump recently and it ended up being Stage 3 Breast Cancer. She had her mastectomy last week and is recovering. I know she will kick cancer’s ass because she is a total BAD ASS! Please help me in praying for her because I know she will no doubt beat this horrible disease. We must all take care of ourselves. My friends have been after me because I for one was way overdue for my mammogram and finally went just yesterday. I thought I went last summer but as it turns out it was the summer of ’15. We all need to go once a year. Don’t delay and book your appointment today! I registered for mine online right here, it was so easy. And the appointment took a total of 15 minutes (check out my insta stories for more).
I just love the feminine stripes and ruffles yet the raw cut hem throughout makes it super cool and edgy. The best part is my Sam & Lavi Bella Top (similar here, here, here, here, here and here all also on sale) is 45% off right now making it an astounding $65 only! It runs TTS I am wearing a size small.
My denim is by the always amazing brand Mother. It’s called the Mother Dazzler Shift Jean (also found here & also found here with rips , here & here & similar for less here, here & here) they run TTS I am wearing a 26. They not only have a new updated higher back waistband but also shadow distressed and vintage ripped up back pockets. My favorite details of these jeans are the unraveled, frayed hem in the back as well as the chewed up back pockets.
My accessories featured are: my favorite Christian Louboutin Black Pumps (such a great dupe here & here); Chanel Boybag (similar here, here & here for less); Gucci Belt With Double G Buckle (also in silver & similar for less); Harper Hallam Earrings; LAGOS Enso Caviar Crossover Ring (same ring but in silver & gold for less & similar for less here); and lastly, my Dior So Real Round Brow Bar Sunglasses (similar for less here).
I hope that you enjoyed this post and I just wanted to say a special prayer for all those in Vegas (especially grateful my friends got out safely). Plus I wanted to pray for a special family here in Dallas going through the unimaginable. May God grant you strength at this very difficult time. God bless each of you. And as my friend Cathy says, “don’t forget to check your twins” and book your mammogram today!
PHOTOS BY MARY SUMMERS OF M.A.S. PHOTOGRAPHY