Blue Sheer Ruffle Blouse and Pencil Skirt + link up

July 23, 2019

Girls on Film Lesa Blue Sheer Ruffle Blouse and Pencil Skirt

It’s funny how sometimes when you start looking for a particular item and end up with something else instead. That’s how I came to own this blouse; I was looking for a green sheer pussy bow blouse. I’ve been kicking myself for not buying the Zara organza bow blouse that’s now sold out. (It’s available on eBay, but without the safety net of being able to return it I was reluctant to shell out almost £50 on it). So I searched for something similar, and found this blue one that I just had to have.

I ordered a medium (that according to the size chart should have fitted me) but it was too tight on the bust. When I checked, the large was sold out and I really didn’t want to send it back, but after a week or so it came back into stock…on sale at half price! And it was also available in emerald green! So I sent the medium back and ordered both the blue and green in a large…happy days!

The only styling problem it presents is that it’s sheer all over, so I have to wear a vest underneath

I love the dramatic ruffles and pussy bow. The only styling problem it presents is that it’s sheer all over, so I have to wear a vest underneath. Ideally I’d have a very thin nude one, but I had to make do with a black one instead, which is fine with the black skirt. The ruffles cover the bust area anyway, but as you’ll see from the last photo, it is very see-through. Definitely not office-appropriate without a vest underneath!

Girls on Film Lesa Blue Sheer Ruffle Blouse and Pencil Skirt

Pairing the blue sheer ruffle blouse and pencil skirt creates a look that’s a little prim, but playful at the same time

To emphasis the drama of the blouse I opted for a body con skirt. Pairing the blue sheer ruffle blouse and pencil skirt creates a look that’s a little prim, but playful at the same time. The zip on the back of the skirt is a fun detail. I added bold blue sunglasses to match the blouse and my tweed Kurt Geiger bag to introduce a third colour.

Girls on Film Lesa Blue Sheer Ruffle Blouse and Pencil Skirt

Kurt Geiger Kensington bag

Girls on Film Lesa Blue sheer pussy bow blouse and Mary Portas pencil skirt

SHOP THE LOOK

diamante frog

Girls on Film Lesa Blue sheer pussy bow blouse

Girls on Film Lesa Blue Sheer Ruffle Blouse and Pencil Skirt

The cute diamante frog ring is a perfect colour match for the bag!

diamante frog ring

Girls on Film Lesa Blue sheer pussy bow blouse

Girls on Film Lesa Blue Sheer Ruffle Blouse and Pencil Skirt

Girls on Film Lesa blouse (from Little Mistress) | Mary Portas skirt (old, similar) | Marks and Spencer shoes (old, similar) | Kurt Geiger bag | Asos sunglasses (old)

 

Are you a fan of big frills, ruffles and bows? How would you style a blouse like this? I’d love to hear your thoughts! (As it happens, I found a replica of the Zara organza blouse for a lot less than the eBay price – I’ll be featuring it very soon and sharing all the details!).

 

Last week’s favourites were…

Edwige of Hypnoz Glam, Tina of Tina’s Pink Friday and Katie of Hello Katie Girl!

 

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15 responses to “Blue Sheer Ruffle Blouse and Pencil Skirt + link up”

  1. Jill says:

    You wear blue so well! That blouse is stunning on you! Love the ruffles! Thank you for the linkup!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

  2. The blouse is fabulous! I adore the color and that you paired it with this sleek skirt. Thanks for the link up!

    https://www.kathrineeldridge.com

  3. Emma, this ruffle blouse is freaking amazing! I love how many ruffles it has. Over dramatic and totally perfect! And how cool is that pencil skirt, too. I do love this cobalt blue on you as well.

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

  4. Laurie says:

    I would call this a mrs Slocumbe blouse but I love it. Great colour and I’m loving all the ruffles and puff sleeves and bows that are on trend. The sunglasses work perfectly too xx

  5. Jodie says:

    Dang, that is absolutely gorgeous Emma. And I love how you paired the blue sunglasses with it too!! I have a couple of totally sheer tops like this…one of these days, I might be brave enough to try just a bra (but I doubt it, LOL)
    XOOX
    Jodie

  6. Jacqui Berry says:

    Glorious colour Emma, really suits you – the blouse is a statement piece and will always get you noticed. Thanks for sharing and hosting. Jacqui Mummabstylish

  7. Nancy Baten says:

    Gosh what a beautiful outfit! I assume we get to see the green one too? Looking forward to see how you styled that one! It’s just gorgeous!

  8. Grace Liang says:

    Everything about this is just beautiful!! Love it!

  9. Jennie says:

    Wow – that top makes such an amazing statement! Love the bold color and cannot wait to see the emerald green version. 🙂

  10. Suzy Turner says:

    I would totally wear this outfit! It’s gorgeous! You look stunning in it. I’m never over keen on buying blouses that are sheer either – I hate it buying tops that mean I have to wear something underneath!! But it is a very special blouse, and I LOVE your choice of accessories, Emma.
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

  11. Hi Emma
    You always have the best accessories! Love the sunnies and the curled detail as well as that ring! Cobalt looks amazing on you!
    jess xx
    http://www.elegantlydressedandstylish.com

  12. Ruth says:

    This skirt is so chic. I love the front paneling and the color is so pretty!

    http://www.ruthyannie.com

  13. Katie says:

    What a stunning top! I love the ruffles and color! Thanks for featuring me in today’s post!

    -Katie
    http://www.hellokatiegirlblog.com/

  14. Laura says:

    That skirt is so eye catching! I love the detail on it!

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