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All A Flutter

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I’d say a good portion of my work wardrobe is borrowed from the boys, including this one. A number of subtle details soften this look, giving it a feminine spin. Here’s the breakdown.

Blue Striped Shirt: Walk through the financial district and I can guarantee you that about 75% of the men, if not more, don the office uniform consisting of a blue or striped (or both!) button down. But for this gal, I traded in the buttons, stiff collar and crisp cuffs for a softer neckline, piping down the front of the shirt and soft flutter sleeves.

Trousers: Most men, in my observance, own a number of dark-colored pants. My husband was among them (although he’s now traded them in for jeans). I too own a handful of them but to separate myself from the guys, I like my pants to be a bit on the fitted side. Who needs the added bulk?

Loafers: I’ve always been a fan of loafers for men and women. Although borrowed from the boys, I like mine pointy and shiny.

What are some of your fave borrowed from the boys pieces?

Outfit Details: 

Mirrored Sunglasses: Westward Leaning (old). I found a similar pair by Westward Leaning on ShopBop, $185. If that’s a bit steep, check these out from Forever21 ($5.90).

Chain Link Necklace: I picked this up at a consignment shop in Lambert, PA a few years back. Here’s a similar piece from Charming Charlie, $13.

Flutter Sleeve Top: Banana Republic. I purchased this during an F&F event for $37! This exact one is sold out online. You may want to check out the nearest BR store. Trust me, it’s worth the hunt!

Cocktail Ring: Rebel by Waterford, $75.

Pants: This particular style is no longer available (got it on sale). However, my fave fit from Loft is the Marissa Fit.

Loafers: c/o M.Gemi (Stellato in gold shimmer). Don’t forget, use code “linda201” (lowercase L) to save $40 of this pair or any first purchase from M.Gemi. For other budget friend options, check out these from Cole Haan ($99.95 sale) or TopShop ($68).

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6 Comments on All A Flutter

  1. Stephanie
    September 8, 2016 at 9:25 am (10 months ago)

    super cute!

    • Linda
      September 8, 2016 at 9:18 pm (10 months ago)

      thank you mama! i miss u a latte!

  2. Sam
    September 8, 2016 at 9:54 am (10 months ago)

    LOVE this top! Those flutter sleeves are the perfect feminine touch 🙂

    • Linda
      September 8, 2016 at 9:18 pm (10 months ago)

      thanks Sam!!!

    • Linda
      September 15, 2016 at 9:44 pm (9 months ago)

      thanks Lauren! they are the best, as you already know 🙂