This outfit is completely inspired by this top I spotted a few weeks ago. While I didn’t actually buy the top, it reminded me of a few things I already owned that I could mix together to create a similar look. It all started with the velvet bow detail- that’s the part that made me love the romantic blouse so much. I had forgotten about this pink ribbon belt that I had bought over the holidays from J.Crew that would work perfectly as an additional bow to any blouse, sweater or top that I paired it with. A really easy and inexpensive alternative is to head to your local craft store and pick out a few different velvet ribbons to wear- I often do this for all of the ones I wear in my hair.
I never got on board with the choker trend, it was just a little too 90s for me, but I did like the ribbon alternative- essentially just tying a ribbon into a bow around your neck. I love any bow blouse I can get my hands on, so this is just an easy way to turn all of your blouses into bow blouses. You can mix the textures, colors and sizes of the bows depending on the look you want to create. This time around, I paired mine with a simple white sweater and white jeans, making the pink velvet ribbon the sweet statement piece.
These white jeans are the same style as my favorite J.Crew jeans I wear on repeat. I love the button-up front and cropped style. I last wore them here and here, but if you’re ordering, make sure to size down- they run big! Also, J.Crew just got a few new pieces in for Valentine’s Day and I’m completely in love with this blush bow sweater. My girlfriend Carly texted it to me saying “you need this!!!”, and I have to agree!