WIW: It's A Wrap

Wrap blouse that is!

Today's outfit started with my cream and black animal print front wrap blouse.  I wish the blouse didn't photograph quite so shiny - it's a little more matte IRL but the flash gives it more of a sheen.

I've paired the blouse with a simple black knit pencil skirt and my pointy toe kitten heels. Accessories include my gold watch and wedding band, large cream handbag, red specs and red lip. Pretty simple outfit.

I really like a front wrap blouse with deep v-neck for my body shape. The wrap hides the wobbly bits and the v-neck helps to elongate my short torso. Plus I find it an easy style to wear on its own or layered with a vest, blazer or moto jacket. Note to self: look for more front wrap blouses for this fall season. I have noticed that there's a lack of blouses in my wardrobe.

So what do you think of this outfit? As always, all comments/suggestions welcome.

Blouse: Dorothy Perkins (petite)
Skirt: Cleo Petite
Shoes: Calvin Klein
Handbag: Danier Leather
Watch: thrifted

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  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 6 years ago

    You are up awfully early Shannon.  :)

    I like the simplicity of the outfit for you.  I see it as elegant and pretty.  I am a sucker for B&W prints.  It seems like this style of top works for many body shapes.  I was thinking about getting another one too.  Janet has a really nice B&W one in her WIW.

  • O replied 6 years ago

    Simply FAB.

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    Love! Wrap blouses are sure forgiving :).

  • donnat replied 6 years ago

    Yes, I have to agree, a wrap top is very flattering. There seem to be lots in the shops right now too.

  • thimblelina replied 6 years ago

    Very nice! I love them for the same reasons.

  • Aquamarine replied 6 years ago

    YLF! Count me in as another wrap blouse fan. They were a revelation to me last year, so helpful especially on those days I feel less than svelte :-) Plus they usually are loose enough to layer a cami for extra warmth and coverage if the v is too low.

  • Janet replied 6 years ago

    I'm a new fan of the wrap blouse too! This is a lovely one on you. The whole outfit has a great modern classic vibe, and you always look so fab in b&w.

  • amiable replied 6 years ago

    Wanting a wrap blouse for myself.  Maybe this fall....

  • Robidi replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous!  I love the wrap blouse and would like to find one for myself.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Also on the hunt for the right faux wrap blouse. Must be pinned though, or have a stitched closure - will not fuss with adjusting it all day. If you find more - let us know !  I love this one on you - you are dead right about it's flattery points.  

  • Emily replied 6 years ago

    I love this, Shannon!  Modern-classic and very chic.

  • christieanne replied 6 years ago

    I am a convert to the non-knit wrap blouse club as well. The knit wraps seem to hug the bust and not stay covered as well. 
    Love this sort of outfit - just chic and easy! 

  • kkards replied 6 years ago

    great blouse. i like how it dress up a simple outfit, i could see how this could become an FFB item for you.

  • sparlingo replied 6 years ago

    Dorothy Perkins petite you say? Well that is tempting. It is a beautiful blouse and you look wonderful!

  • catgirl replied 6 years ago

    Excellent outfit - looks like it should be on the FFBO list!

  • shedev replied 6 years ago

    Lovely blouse. You look very elegant in this outfit.

  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    Absolutely lovely. And I really like how spunky your hair looks, too!  ;)

  • Day Vies replied 6 years ago

    Love that top. I don't mind the shine at all. The drape and the slim skirt make this a perfect silhouette for you. You must wear this again.

  • replied 6 years ago

    Definitely très chic!

  • unfrumped replied 6 years ago

    The black & white tones of the blouse pattern are so "you". Just great with your coloring and will work with black (and probably gray) and your solid brights.

  • Firecracker replied 6 years ago

    Gorgeous outfit, Shannon! I love the black and white animal print on you, and the skirt is a perfect length and shape. Great with your black pumps!

  • MsLuna replied 6 years ago

    That's an absolutely lovely outfit on you, Shannon! That blouse drapes beautifully on you and I love the sheen on it! I find it difficult to wear blouses like that but then again, I'm a slightly different body type. But wow! So elegant and gorgeous!

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    You had me at the wrap top. So brilliant!

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