The cabi Fall 2105 Love Blouse was our second POW (Piece of the Week) garment! In two weeks, we took this lovely blouse casual with ripped jean, spicy sweet with those same jeans and a fur trimmed twist scarf, lady-like to work with a black suite, and chic and vintage with a lace blouse. Even this feminine sleeveless blouse can be worn in a variety of ways—as can most of those things in your closet, you may not wear enough. One great thing about this week, is I used several pieces besides the POW Love Blouse in different looks, further showing how flexible clothing can be and how you can work with a few pieces and have a great wardrobe. At the ends, I’ll provide a list of these pieces.
But first, let’s review this fabulous week!
Lovely Manic Monday: Integrate ponte knit into your career wardrobe and mix it with feminine blouses for strong, comfortable, and sweet office looks!
Outfit: Fall cabi Love Blouse, Crew Blazer, Knight Skinny Jeans, older Aerosoles flats & older jewelry. See post for more information and an spring version of this look.
No place like Tuesday in a Blouse: Chose a trendy jean and a personality-reflecting blouse for a casual, up-to-date outfit that says a lot about you.
Outfit: Fall cabi Love Blouse, Dark Destruction Slim Boyfriend Jeans, BeanSport Lace-up Shoes (older version), rose gold wire wrapped crystal earrings by Shine Chaser Jewelry (similar). Check out the post for more details a a fun Spring version.
Working It Lady-Like Wednesday: Look for feminine details, like gathers, ruffles, and flares, and add a feminine blouse to turn a blah business suit into lady-like office style.
A Chic & Vintage About Town Thursday: Take romantic, vintage-inspired pieces and mix them with sleek, trendy pieces for a sweet, fresh and modern look.
Outfit: Fall cabi Love Blouse, London Top (lace), and Knight Skinny Jeans, along with Rose Quartz Dangle Earrings, a vintage clutch, and the Audrey Brooke Glenda Pump. For more information, pictures, comments, and alternatives, check out the post.
Spicy Sweet Friday Night Drinks: Mix romantic pretty items with ripped denim and black leather for a look that is both sugar and spice and certainly nice.
Sweater Saturdays are Pretty Cozy: Start with a cozy sweater and add feminine and practical pieces for a casual, pretty, and lifestyle-friendly look.
Outfit: Fall cabi Love Blouse, Countryside Sweater, and Knight Skinny Jeanse, along with older Target boots and rose gold wire wrapped crystal earrings by Shine Chaser Jewelry (similar). Get tips and a spring version of this in the post!
Just add Sparkles, Fur, and Beads to make it Sunday Best: Take a pretty blouse and a neutral pencil skirt and turn it into a sophisticated special occasion outfit with fur, sparkles, beads, and mixing a single metal.
Outfit: Fall cabi Love Blouse and Heirloom necklace as a belt. The Skirt is vintage cabi (similar). Also wearing vintage Stella & Dot Devon chandelier earrings, a very vintage clutch (50s or 60s), and Jennifer Lopez’s Women's Metallic High Heels.
For these seven outfits, I not only wore the Love Blouse in each, but I repeated other pieces also, showing how we can work very different looks with the same pieces and some style.
- Bottoms: 4 in total with two skirts (each worn once) and two pairs of jeans (one worn twice the other three times)
- Toppers: 4, each worn once
- Scarf: worn twice
- Earrings: 4, gunmetal hoops worn twice, Rose Quartz Dangle Earrings worn twice, rose gold wire crystal earrings worn twice, chandeliers worn once.
- Shoes: 6, one pair worn twice
- Belt/Bracelet: Convertible cabi necklace worn once as a belt and once as a belt and bracelet
- Vintage clutch: Worn twice