I love a good sleeve.
It’s the kind of small detail that sets a simple piece apart. I don’t need to make voluminous the body or crop my top – that’s not going to work for me. A sleeve, on the other hand, can be a variety of shapes and styles and give me the flair I’m looking for. I have worn short sleeves, bell sleeves, puffed sleeves, buttoned sleeves and now I have a crush on balloon sleeves.
This one pictured I picked up on sale – it’s a beauty – and a great fit for me. Here I’m wearing cargo pants and trainers because that was my day when I took the snap but I would equally love it worn with a skirt or tailored trousers if I ever have the need again. It’s not a super styled snap, it was in the moment and I wanted to illustrate how mixing a little drama with a basic pair of cargo pants can be a bit of fun. Maybe this blouse will end up partnering with my sweats if we don’t get out and about soon.
What I do know is my wardrobe needs are changing and when I’m not wearing a tee, blouses are becoming another go-to. Some days I feel so tired of wearing exercise clothes – because there are many days where these are the most practical options – I need a basic bottom with a bit of “extra” on top.
The cargo pants are proving a winner and a change from jeans for the moment. I am building a more casual wardrobe slowly and want to be certain I only add pieces I will wear frequently. My dress-up Fridays are still happening but feeling lazy about how I look is an easy trap and one I have fallen into some days.
A new balloon helps ;) xv
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