The Broderie Anglaise Edit: Romantic Blouse

A broderie anglaise romantic/Victoriana blouse is such a pretty piece for the Summer. My hair is covering it, but there's a circular layer of ruffles at the chest area in the front and at the same level in the back, which make the blouse look like there's a bib attached to it. Hence, the romantic/Victoriana vibes. The sleeves are of a refreshing length: slightly longer than short sleeves but not quite three-quarter sleeves. The end of the sleeves have ruffles too, which make them slightly flare out.

I decided to play with textures for this outfit, so I paired the blouse with this beautiful blue and white tweed skirt from Mango. Tweed skirts (and jackets) always remind me of Chanel and this Mango one gives you the Chanel look for (much) less. I like how the little details make the skirt more interesting: the two different shades of blue, the four buttons at the front (which give me Art Deco vibes) and the frayed hem.

I got these white glove pumps on sale from Topshop, and I love the round toe and higher cut which make them look like gloves (hence the name). The soft leather and low block heel make them comfortable to wear and walk in. Since the shoes already matched the blouse, I didn't want the sunglasses and bag to match as well or it would have been too matchy-matchy. That's why I decided to wear my black Céline 'Audrey' sunglasses and Chanel 'Classic Flap' bag to give some contrast to an otherwise blue and white outfit. They're my go-to accessories when I want to dress up an outfit because they're such classic and timeless pieces.

HAIM - You Never Knew

Wearing: Zara blouse (similar) / Mango skirt / Céline sunglasses (smaller version) / Chanel bag (pre-loved) / Topshop heels