Outfit Of The Yesterday: See Ya Later, Alligator (& The Tory Burch Bambie Blouse)

♫: Freak Out – Tapes ‘N Tapes

If you’ve read this blog for any length of time, you likely know that there’s nothing more I love than a good silk blouse. While not always the most practical (dry-cleaning, hell-o), there is no denying that they have played an integral part of transitioning my wardrobe from a 20-something closet (full of knit tees, jeans, and cardigans, cardigans, cardigans) to a 30-something wardrobe; a wardrobe that has a bit of refinement.  Refinement haphazardly crammed between the knit tees, jeans, and cardigans, cardigans, cardigans (thank goodness for steamers).

Tory Burch makes some of my favorite blouses, and I grabbed the Tory Burch Bambie blouse that I am wearing below during their recent (but has since ended)  promotional sale on sale items. While mixes of white and black are making their way back to being trendy for spring 2013, I think it’s a classic color combination that rarely ever goes completely out of style. I also love the stark, slightly masculine touches (epaulets, contrasting trim) that this blouse has, and the “poundcake” color has a tiny touch of beige to it as well–which makes it  a little more flattering than brighter, whiter hues. Love.


And a faux bob for a little something different, no scissors required. I did mine fairly willy-nilly with just a few bobby pins & hairspray, and it was the first time in my life I’ve ever hi-fived myself for having the thinnest hair ever, but Love Maegan has a great video tutorial on how to do it, too:

 Blazer: Express, really old (similar here) (similar here) (similar here)

Blouse: Tory Burch (buy it here) (similar under $100) (similar under $50)

Pants: LOFT, old (similar here) (similar here)

Necklace: C Wonder (buy it here) (another option here) (last worn here)

Ring: Forever 21, old (similar under $25) (a pretty splurge by Elizabeth & James)

Shoes: Christian Louboutin Piou Piou Pumps (buy them here) (similar under $100) (similar under $50) (last worn here)

Bag: Lanvin Sweet Dora Crossbody Bag, old (similar by Lanvin here) (similar here) (similar here) (last worn here)

Sunglasses: Anna Dello Russo x H&M (a few still left on  Ebay)





  • That is a fabulous faux-bob! You really know how to work your hair :) Love that necklace, too. I have to check out C-Wonder, but will definitely be doing so soon.

  • Glorianna

    Love those sunnies and THIS blog! Just discovered it the other day and finally having a chance to go through it. You have impeccable style!

  • B.

    That blouse is so lovely and ah, I remember this tutorial from Love Maegan. I hear ya, I have thin hair, as well. You did an amazing job with the faux bob, though! So glamorous:)


  • Leanne Van Breda

    Absolutely stunning. I love it!!!

    Love from South Africa


  • beautygirl24

    Wow Chloe, where do I begin with this?! I seriously thought you chopped your hair lol. I actually think you look great with a bob, faux or not! Love the TB blouse too. It’s so versatile, and I know you can wear it a multitude of ways. This is such a chic, powerful look!

  • Just found your blog, and I can’t believe that bob is FAUX bc I seriously was looking at you thinking, “wow, maybe I should cut my hair!” But now i see I can have it both ways!! And for some reason those shades remind me of Lady Gaga – who I love love.

  • girl you look GORGEOUS! loving your makeup and you REALLY pull off a bob well! dying over those glasses…so fun!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • How cool are those glasses?!! And props on the faux bob. I have the thickest hair ever so it would probably never work for me!

    Sarah’s Real Life

  • Hey Chloe! Hope you enjoyed your holidays!

    Black and white does usually remind me of 90s formal dances, but you made it look cute. :) Love the excess of buttons on that blazer..

  • This whole outfit is stunning!! And your faux bob looks fabulous.

    You definitely can never have enough gorgeous blouses.

    L. loves to share

  • That blouse is gorgeous, and I am loving your hair like that!

  • Just stop it with those glasses – dying!!!


  • Love the details here – all the gold accents are great (and the tortoise necklace!).

  • Caroline L.

    You look exactly like a blonde Audrey Hepburn in these pictures! Those sunglasses are all kinds of FIERCE & that hair is a do, do, do! :)


Chloe, Colorful Colorado.
5'2" on a good day. 30's. A wearer of many hats. Likes fashion, good music, anything cinnamon flavored & pretty, pretty shoes. Loves her two chihuahuas, tickle fights with her husband, traveling, digging around on the internet for fun finds, Colorado, and always lugging around a camera or two...(more)


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