Fashion fact: there’s nothing nicer than a lace blouse, unless it’s a creamy vintage lace blouse from the 1960’s.
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My dear friend B gifted me this blouse, and I’m excited to find ways to wear it. I love the seaming! Not something I usually notice, but the blouse gives me a nice curve around the bust and waist. It’s completely sheer, so except for the runway, heh, I’ve got to layer something underneath. This thrifted Eileen Fisher dress does the trick.
I added a cowrie shell tie belt I’ve had for ages, although I think a proper waist-level belt might be better for proportions. My floral velvet booties and a turquoise stone cuff (similar) are the finishing touches. Hair is the Wiki by Ellen Wille; I enjoy the dark roots for a change.
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Those boots are lovely and I love how you layered your dress!
Such a pretty and feminine blouse Patti and a gift makes it even more special. Thank you for the linkup!
OOOOOO, Patti! That lace blouse is stunning. What a wonderful gift. Love the way it looks over the navy dress. And I think the belt looks fine where it is.
What a gorgeous blouse and perfect layered over the dress for an unusual yet sophisticated look. Very elegant.
That blouse is such a fine classic, Patti. I’m also loving your floral velvet booties. Your hair is looking fabulous with the dark roots! xxx
What a gorgeous blouse! I love how you styled it!
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Love the whole look! Beautiful!
Such a beautiful blouse Patti, I actually have a similar one. I think it’s such a classic. Have a fab day. Love, Kirsten x
The seaming, the bust darts, and the cool fabric make this a great vintage piece. You look really great in this present!!
Thanks so much, Jude! xo
I LOVE this outfit!!! Also you are inspiring me to get a wig. You look amazing!
How lovely to receive this gorgeous blouse. I love how you’ve styled it. x
Such a pretty lace! You look lovely, Patti, very charming and feminine, with your own quirky twist, such as the shell tie!
Fabulous! I love how cute is that belt!
The blouse is such a lovely vintage piece – I would have fallen for this too Patti. Wearing it over a dark colour really lets you see the intricate details, a great move! Love that we’re all getting our booties out again, these are gorgeous. Thanks for the link up.
Beautiful! Love how you styled this!
Pretty outfit! Love the lace top over your dress, it is very flattering! your velvet booties are sweet!
have a great week!
I love the blouse and belt and of course i love the boots or I wouldn’t own them, too! xxx
What a lovely gift! You are right, the seaming is so flattering. I enjoyed seeing the way you styled it.
What a lovely lace blouse! You look fabulous!
Thanks for the link up & have a wonderful week!
I love that top and can see why you love it so much. The detail is beautiful. What a nice gift! Happy Monday!
Gorgeous blouse, Patti! Vintage is always the best! Also love those cool booties!
Have a great Monday!
Such a unique top! Love the belt!
Beautiful blouse Patti! I love how the blue dress shows through it. Gorgeous belt and boots too! Thanks for hosting, hope you have a great week!
Loving those cool velvet boots especially!
Patti, this blouse is absolutely magnificent! I love the way you have it styled over a dress and belted. And of course your boots are gorgeous, too! Such a fabulous look!
The blouse is so beautiful Patti; the details are lovely.
Both the blouse and the boots are wonderful Patti! Well done 🙂 Kisses
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Congratulations on the idea and inspiration !!!
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Lovely blouse – wearable gifts from friends are the best!
Have a good week, x
I love lace! I love lace skirts too! Thank you for hosting!
I love how you styled the blouse over the dress! And your booties are fab!
The lace blouse looks perfect over your dress, love it with the boots and cowrie shell belt , as others have said adds that vintage feel and makes it not so dressy.
What a lovely blouse!
Lovely lace blouse and vintage makes it even lovelier!
Cute velvet booties! I’d buy them in a heartbeat!
Oooh! I’m loving that blouse! Lucky lady!
I think the belt looks great with it. It is a real 60’s vibe when it is lower on the waist/hips like that.
Such a shame you won’t be sharing your runway look with us. Haha!
Love the sheer lace blouse! What about a more cami looking top underneath, in a darker color, and then a blazer on top—-I’m so digging blazers lately!!!! Always love the velvet booties!
Love the quip about the runway. Hahaha! But this blouse looks great over your dress too, and the cowrie belt really gives this a groovy ’60s boost. Niiiice. Thanks for the linkup.
Patti….this blouse is exquisite!!! What a fabulous piece to wear and show off!!
Gorgeous blouse. Looks really good on you.
So pretty Patti. I love the deep blue coming through the lace xx
I love those floral booties! I would love a pair!
That top looks awesome on you, Patti! Thanks for the link up Too!
Love those booties!!!