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Thursday, March 9, 2017

The Top That's On Repeat

printed blouse madewell

A couple of weeks ago, I dressed up this printed bell sleeve blouse with blush pumps for a blogging conference in DC. And just last Saturday, I wore the top again with more casual accessories making a comfortable weekend look.

printed bell sleeve blouse

cute and casual spring outfit ideas

printed spring blouse outfit

black nordstrom fedora

marc fisher orange espadrilles

casual weekend outfit ideas for spring
Printed Blouse: Madewell, runs small, size up! {also HERE} | Cropped Jeans: cabi c/o last season, similar style HERE | Bucket Bag: Mark and Graham c/o | Espadrilles: Marc Fisher | Hat: Nordstrom, old {similar HERE} | Earrings: BaubleBar, also from BB & almost identical HERE | Watch: MICHELE | Ring: David Yurman | Lipstick: Snob, Turkish Delight

I know that I've mentioned it before, but I will say it again: this printed bell sleeve top is not only cute but so comfortable! You know that I always try to find pieces that are versatile and easy to wear both dressy and casual and this top truly accomplishes that. Next up, I'm planning to style it with a lighter wash of denim since there is that pretty light blue/periwinkle color in the print. As soon as we experience warmer temperatures because it's back to cold for us this weekend. Just a heads up, the top runs pretty small so I sized up.

I wore this outfit a few Saturdays ago while exploring a cute little town not far from where my parents live. There was a huge Mardi Gras celebration going on and each of the shops and restaurants had events and specials for the day. We had the most amazing crab nachos at The Copper Fish -- they were to die for! It was a gorgeous day, but rain was in the forecast for the afternoon. By the time 2pm rolled around, we noticed the sky was getting pretty dark so we decided to head back to my parent's house. We had planned on stopping at a Virginia winery on the way home, but the rain had already started so we decided to just head home. It all went downhill from there. My mom had to stop at the store to pick up a few things for dinner so my cousin and his fiancé and I decided to wait in the car since the rain was coming down pretty hard. As soon as my mom went in, the storm went into full force: half dollar sized hail, tables, carts and trash cans flying through the air and hail that was so loud it was deafening. The sky got really bright and I was like is this a tornado? All three of us freaked out and crouched down into the wheel well because we didn't know what else to do! After about 5 minutes, it was over and my mom came out to see the hail that had accumulated in the parking lot -- she had the look of utter shock on her face! Trees were down blocking the roads and trash cans and carts {that we saw fly by} were scattered all over the parking lot. If that wasn't a tornado, it had to be pretty close! We all were so scared -- needless to say I don't have a future in tornado chasing ;)

Any fun plans for the weekend? We have big plans for Saturday night {which is completely unlike us} that require black tie attire! More on that next week :) Have a wonderful weekend, friends!

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  1. This street style look is perfect! You looks so pretty with this hat babe!
    Mónica Sors

  2. Omg how scary you had to experience that... Glad y'all are safe and no one was injured!!! Still love this top and how you styled it... Looks great with the wedges!

    Brittany ;)

  3. I still love this top so much! The colors make me so happy for spring, and I would wear it as much as I could too, if it were mine!! Sounds like you have some pretty fun weekend plans. Can't wait to hear all about it! Have a great time, Rachel!


  4. So cute and floaty- this top will go with everything come spring + summer!

    Le Stylo Rouge

  5. Such an adorable hat, Love it!

  6. I always love the fact that you find clothes that are so versatile! It just makes them easier to put them in your wardrobe and wear them more often! That's so scary about the freak storm, but I'm glad that it's ok and that it wasn't a tornado!

  7. Oh my goodness - that weather sounds scary! Glad you guys were ok! Super cute outfit - really love it with the hat, too!

  8. Really cute! I'm loving your accessories, too!

    The Fashion Barbie

  9. That's such a beautiful blouse on you girlie and I adore the color of the florals, as well as those cute sandals! Omg, that sounds pretty scary! Thank goodness your mom made inside before it got bad and you all were safe in the car. I've never experienced anything like that before, so I can only imagine how scared you all were; I'm glad you're all okay! I hope you have a wonderful weekend and thanks so much for sharing, beauty!



  10. Such a cute top. Also, crab nachos sound amazing!


  11. A bit of a peplum top too in addition to the bell sleeve? Gorgeous top, love the hat. So nice to see spring reappearing in the pink tones of your espadrilles. Thanks for sharing!

    City Style and Living The Editors Notebook | Instagram

  12. Omg so in love with this look from head to toe! So weekend ready and I need those adorable wedges!

    <3 Shannon 
    Upbeat Soles

  13. LOVE that top to pieces and looks so fab with the sandals! So sorry you got caught in that store, it was a scary one, we had to go to the basement. Happy weekend beautiful, can't wait to see your pictures from the black tie event!! Have FUN!!

  14. I would be wearing this top on repeat too! OMG how SCARY that had to be!! Especially being in the car when it happened! Glad y'all are ok--I have only been semi close to a tornado once and that was enough for me!!

  15. I can see why this is on repeat for you!! It's so cute! I love that you can wear it to work or out for a fun night out!! Oh man hail storms are serious - we used to get them all the time in the summer when I lived in Florida!! xo, Biana -BlovedBoston

  16. This top is beautiful, Rachel -- goes so well with your shoes too!
    When I was really young, I remember being in a tornado/hail storm -- it was terrible. I don't remember a whole lot, other than being scared out of my mind. We live in Tornado Alley...
    I hope you have a great weekend!
    xo, Lily
    Beauty With Lily

  17. Itotally see why it is!! I love it! And the bell sleeves make it even cuter.

  18. Love that top, it looks so fantastic on you. Those shoes are amazing. I love the color. Perfect for spring.

  19. I love this top! Madewell seriously has the best spring pieces. I'm wearing a dress by them right now!
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

  20. Perfectly styled for the weekend! Sounds like you had such a fun time exploring too. Those nachos, yum!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  21. You totally brightened my day with this look! Love love love your blouse! The sleeves are so fun and your shoes are totally to die for too!
    Have a wonderful weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  22. Such a pretty street style. Always a go to attire. Love it.

  23. I'd wear it on repeat too! It's absolutely gorgeous! and those espadrilles are so pretty as well!


    Tamara -
    Sephora Haul & Giveaway

  24. I can see why that hat is on serious repeat! SO cute! And I love the pattern of your top! <3, Pamela Sequins & Sea Breezes

  25. Great post, love the printed shirt with the mules. Glad you and your mom are safe after the horrendous hail situation. Have a great weekend.



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