I decided to pair it with my favorite red trousers and black velvet blazer. This is one of my go-to combos — I always feel comfortable and polished in this outfit, and it's carried me through from fall to early spring without a hitch.
I got photobombed a couple of times by my daughter, who is now enamored of taking pictures.
But I got the shot I was trying to get after several attemps.
I am already imagining other ways to style this blouse — wouldn't it look cute tucked into a skater skirt? Or with high-waisted shorts?
Black velvet blazer: Vintage, thrifted
Red-and-white striped ruffle blouse: Vintage, for sale in my shop
White grommet belt: Delia's (I've had this for like 12 years!)
Red skinny chinos: TJ Maxx (I can never remember the brand), thrifted
Black pointy-toe flats: Payless (These shoes are falling apart, I saw an identical pair at the Salvation Army in perfect condition and for some reason didn't buy them. So much regret!)
Total cost to me: About $24
Don't forget about this week's giveaway! You can still enter to win this pretty blue glass jewelry set until midnight tonight (Eastern time). To enter, follow me on social media (links to the left of this post), comment on the original giveaway post, or look for my giveaway posts on my social media outlets. Winner will be picked by random drawing and announced tomorrow. Good luck and have a great weekend!