WIW: Gray Day

I bought this shirt fully knowing that it wasn't the perfect button up fit, but I'm determined I'm going to wear it into submission!  I love a ruffle front shirt, even though conventional wisdom says leave the ruffles for the small busted.  This one isn't flouncy ruffles, which tend to bounce and jump when you walk, they are rather structured, so I felt I could try to bend the rules a bit.  I purchased it to go with my red pencil skirt, but I can't figure out my footwear, so it's been hanging out in the closet for a while.

Today, I grabbed it to layer with a gray cardi, even though I swore off wearing blouses like this under sweaters. It was too late this morning to change (that's a common theme with me!).  I left home this morning with all sleeves down.  I took a photo with them down until I realized what was really bugging me about the look and I rolled the sleeves up, which creates much less pull around the bust for me.  I like it better this way.

Also showing an up close detail of the navy stripes, as well as my fun purple eyeglasses.

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  • replied 7 years ago

    I love how your scarf and blouse look with your glasses. I do love grey also, you've made it look nice with the variation in tone!

  • Amy replied 7 years ago

    All in gray - but not drab at all! Love this, Von. I think you've figured out how to make ruffles work for your figure. Your eyeglasses are lovely.

  • TraceyLiz65 replied 7 years ago

    Great variations with the different shades and the added texture of the ruffles creates that extra interest!  Love this!

  • Suz replied 7 years ago

    You look sensational in that soft grey. I love the glasses, too. 

  • Word Lily replied 7 years ago

    This works really well! The sleeves are better rolled, indeed. I love how the glasses are the same tone as the sweater but still add a bit of subtle color.

  • Lisa replied 7 years ago

    Lovely shades of grey here.  And I really like the print mixing with the scarf and striped shirt.

  • Debra replied 7 years ago

    Love the shades together, looking great :)

  • celia replied 7 years ago

    I actually think that the positioning of the ruffles works in your advantage.
    Lovely tonal outfit.

  • Zapotee replied 7 years ago

    super cute, love the rolled up sleeves version.

  • Kristin L replied 7 years ago

    I think you made a good call with the ruffles. I love all the gray as well.

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