Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Hearts Are Floating For...Tie-Neck Blouses

Lately I've been seeing tie-neck blouses popping up everywhere.  I admit that they do scare me.  I immediately flash to Jane Fonda in 9 to 5.  (You remember this movie, right? Ya, you do. Don't lie. And more important, don't make me feel old.)

I think there are a few key rules to pulling off this look so you don't head straight down Frumpy Lane.  First, pick a light, flowy fabric to give the blouse a feminine shape.  If the top is too structured you run the risk of looking like a librarian.  And second, pair it with a less conservative bottom.  I'd choose a pair of skinny jeans or tuck it into a pair of dressy shorts or a pencil skirt with some fun heels. 

My favorite that I've found so far is J. Crew's Secretary Blouse.  But J. Crew can usually do no wrong in my eyes!


  1. I love this post! I was just thinking the same thing. I bought one in grey and I can't help but think of my mom's old pictures!
    Love this.


  2. I love Jcrew stuff! But wow... 179! Haha it's absolutely cute though.

    Have a great weekend!

  3. Thank you so much!! I just got to your comment and it really made my day. Not gonna lie. I really DO want to go off in fashion and writing of some sort. I adore J. Crew and believe it or not, I wore a bow tie on my shirt like this today! Coincidence, no?


    Happy Friday!

  4. I have been loving on the Tie neck shirts, especially this j crew one! And I saw that you have bought the hunter boots... Are they as great as you thought they would be?.. I'm about to purchase a pair..