Navy Tie-Sleeve Poplin Blouse

I’m sitting here watching the Bachelor in Paradise finale while I write this blog post and I just can’t with Dean.  Dean!  What were you thinking?!  He jerked Kristina and Danielle L. around the entire time and then wants to leave the season crying about how he loved Kristina and messed up…but then he’s still talking with D.Lo?  He still can’t seem to figure out where his heart lies?  Ugh.  I appreciate him apologizing to them, but he needs to focus on himself right now.  It all comes down to emotional maturity.  He’s adorable and has gone through some tough things in life, but hopefully after this experience he’ll realize he needs to spend sometime working on himself before he can find love.  OK, BIP rant is over.  Let’s focus on this amazing blouse from Anthropologie!

Sleeve interest is by far one of my favorite trends in retail right now.  I love that the tie-sleeve detail on this blouse lets you decide how full of a sleeve you want to wear.  I wanted it to be super puffy, so I tied it higher up on my arm, but you can also tie it right at your wrist for a more subtle look.  I’ve paired it with my favorite Express jeans and silver block heels for a touch of glam.  This look could easily be worn to brunch with girlfriends, happy hour, or date night!  I usually wear black when I can’t decide what to wear.  Navy has started to slowly take a place of some of those items in my closet as a fresh neutral option.  What is great about this blouse, outside of the color and sleeves, is that it can be worn year-round.  It pairs great with white jeans for Spring as well as darker denim for Fall.  From that point of view the amount of use you can get out of this fabulous blouse makes it a great value!

Outfit Details: tie-sleeve blouse // earrings // jeans // similar heels // similar bag // sunglasses

Only problem: wrinkles.  Don’t use me as an example of how to treat this top!  I should have ironed or steamed it, but I was being lazy.  I’m so bad about that!  Pretty sure Trent is better about ironing his clothes than I am.  Anyway, if you were to iron or steam this top you wouldn’t have any issues with it getting rumpled while you wear it.  Poplin is a great shirting material because once its treated, it won’t wrinkle easily.  Just make sure you take the time to smooth it out before you put it on and you should be all set!

I’ve linked my entire outfit (an any items that are no longer available I’ve found some similar ones for you!) so you can shop the look.  Let me know if you have any questions about caring for this top or how to style it.  I’d love to help!  Just shoot me an email at thestylelodown@gmail.com.

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