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Monday, February 20, 2017

Printed Bell Sleeve Blouse

cute spring outfit - A Blonde's Moment - @rachmccarthy7

Happy Monday, friends! Spring is in the air here in Northern Virginia and I couldn't be more excited! After enjoying 70 degree temperatures on both Saturday and Sunday, it's safe to say I'm in a spring state of mind and will be severely disappointed if we get any snow in the next month or so! Now, on to today's springy look...

printed bell sleeve top - A Blonde's Moment - @rachmccarthy7

madewell printed blouse - A Blonde's Moment - @rachmccarthy7

bell sleeve printed spring top - A Blonde's Moment - @rachmccarthy7

casual spring outfit ideas - A Blonde's Moment - @rachmccarthy7

le specs cat eye sunglasses - A Blonde's Moment - @rachmccarthy7

blush stone earrings - A Blonde's Moment - @rachmccarthy7

rose gold stacking ring - A Blonde's Moment - @rachmccarthy7

spring outfit ideas - A Blonde's Moment - @rachmccarthy7

blush pink pumps - A Blonde's Moment - @rachmccarthy7

ivory satchel handbag - A Blonde's Moment - @rachmccarthy7

cropped flared jeans for spring - A Blonde's Moment - @rachmccarthy7
Bell Sleeve Blouse: Madewell {runs small, size up}, also HERE | Jeans: cabi, fall 2016 style {similar HERE} | Bag: Sole Society, also HERE | Pumps: Ivanka Trump | Sunglasses: Le Specs | Earrings: BaubleBar, sold out {similar stone HERE} | Ring: Kristin Perry Accessories c/o | Bracelets: David Yurman cuff, link| Watch: MICHELE | Lipstick: combined Kim KW & Snob, Turkish Delight gloss on top

I wore this look on Saturday to The Blog Societies Workshop in D.C. I wanted something comfortable for sitting in for a few hours and something casual, but not too casual, and fun for a blogger event. I spotted THIS peplum blouse with the bell sleeves online and instantly knew it would be great for wearing as we transition into spring. I loved the blush accents in the print and was excited for the opportunity to wear THESE blush pink suede heels again {they are incredible comfortable!}. I actually purchased this blouse in store on Friday {nothing like waiting until the last minute!} and I'm so glad I had the opportunity to try it on. I found the sleeves to run extremely small and went up a size for a better fit. I think the larger size also helped with the length which is a constant problem for me when buying tops.

Since I was looking for something a little more than casual for the event, I paired the blouse with the cabi cropped flared denim from the fall season. Although the jeans are no longer available, I linked a super similar pair above and HERE. I have been loving the cropped and flared trend and especially looking forward to this style in the spring. I've had my eye on a few lighter wash cropped jeans to add to my closet, too! Lastly, a spring outfit wouldn't be complete without THIS faux leather satchel. I mentioned this bag in last Wednesday's post as an amazing save option for the YSL designer satchel. I carried this bag for the first time this weekend and I have to say I'm obsessed! Plenty of space, zipper closure, interior pockets and with a price tag of under $60, you just can't beat it!

Just a quick thank you to everyone who filled out the reader survey last week. I cannot thank you enough for your input and I'm looking forward to implementing some of your suggestions! As for the winner of the $25 Nordstrom gift card giveaway -- congratulations to Lisa F! Thank you to all who participated!

Have a great start to the week, friends! Thanks for dropping by!
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23 comments:

  1. You keep all the details! So gorgeous dear! xx
    Mónica Sors
    MES VOYAGES À PARIS
    NEW POST: RUFFLE TOP AND VELVET LOAFERS

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  2. What a sweet, soft top and LOVE the pink block heels. I am wearing a bell sleeve top with peplum to work today. Just love the flow of these kinds of tops, so comfy and you look soooo CUTE!!

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  3. This top is adorable!! Love those blush heels... I totally agree , come on Spring!!! Happy Monday!

    Brittany :)
    www.kingdomofsequins.com

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  4. I am hardcore obsessing over this top! I love anything that look likes spring right now! Looking so fab!
    xoxo,Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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  5. this is such an adorable top! How fun was TBS Workshop! Love those girls!

    Xoxo,
    Whitney & Blaire
    Peaches In A Pod

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  6. Such a pretty print, and LOVING that bag. YAY for spring <3

    Green Fashionista

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  7. Rachel, you are and LOOK so beautiful! How pretty is your blouse and I am totally dying over your pink heels! I need them in my life! SO chic!

    Happy Monday, babe!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    www.WhatWouldVWear.com

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  8. I just can't get enough of the bell sleeve trend! Obsessed with that top. Too cute!

    xoxo
    Jessi
    http://www.thedarlingdetail.com/

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  9. bell sleeves are becoming my new fave too-and I hope we never see snow until next Dec-lol-Katelyn/www.theyellowspectacles.com

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  10. Love that blouse!! I saw it online and wanted it. I bet it was perfect for this weekend.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  11. Bell sleeves are so fun! I love that print.

    Jamie
    Treats and Trends

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  12. You look gorgeous, Rachel! Love this outfit -- pinned!
    I'm obsessed with your shoes, they are just the perfect color!
    Your earrings are so pretty!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

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  13. Sounds like you had the most perfect weather! Love the printed blouse and those blush pumps are such stunners!
    http://www.iamchiconthecheap.com/

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  14. Really cute outfit!! I love the blouse and purse!!

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  15. I don't think that I have any bell sleeve shirts yet, but this is making me want to try and find more of them! They just look so pretty and simple! I love that you added all of the blush accessories too!

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  16. I love that everyone has spring looks being posted this week! :) But how lucky for you, that it actually FEELS like Spring for you guys! This weekend we had torrential rain, and today was only 60...so there's that. (blah!). I love these soft pink tones on you, and I'm going to scroll back up to look at those earrings again - so good!

    Shauna

    www.lipglossandlace.net

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  17. Ok how cute is this top?! I am so in love with the print and the ankle jeans are too cute!

    <3 Shannon
    Upbeat Soles

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  18. love your top very fun and flirty!!! xx http://lovejoystyles.com/2017/02/elemental/.html

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  19. So pretty! Love your top and heels!

    xx, Elise
    www.sparkleandslippers.blogspot.com

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  20. That blouse is perfect for transitioning to spring! And I love your earrings!

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  21. YOu look fabulous from head to toe! Love the blouse and the accessories are so fab! Love your purse too! Gorgeous, lady!

    Edwige | http://www.hypnozglam.com

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  22. This outfit was perfect to wear for a blogging event. I am in love with your accessories: earrings, pumps, bag and bracelets. Your light pink accessories also bring out the print of that pretty blouse. And yeah we have had some warm temps here, too.

    I also welcome you to check out my blog and I would love for you to join my new linkup from this week. It is a special linkup too - a celebration. Welcome by!

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2017/02/thursday-moda-52-one-year-celebration_22.html

    Thanks and enjoy the weekend!

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  23. So much to love about this outfit. The top is gorgeous (love the bell sleeves and ruffled hem). And your accessories are perfect too!

    Abby of Life in the Fash Lane

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