Holiday Ruffles


A Vintage Nerd Retro Inspired Fashion JCrew Ruffle Blouse 1960s Style

I love when I see vintage fashion pop up in mainstream fashion. I know some don't appreciate it but after so many years of wearing pure vintage and struggling to find pieces that are a part of my style, I appreciate some companies bringing some vintage flair back into today's fashion. Although I feel that nothing compares with wearing and owning vintage pieces as I still prefer vintage over anything else. But I am excited that companies like Boden, Modcloth, Unique Vintage, and J. Crew are creating pieces with a vintage, classic flair.

The holidays are coming up so quickly and the days are being filled with fun family holiday themed outings. I was out and about with my family on one of our playdates with some good friends of ours to see the movie, "The Star" with the children and I decided to wear my new festive inspired ruffle blouse by J.Crew. Ruffled blouses have been making a come back in the past few years and no wonder because they they were so popular for so many years especially in the 1960's to the early 1980's. I remember my mother used to wear silk ruffle blouses with slacks back in 1983 and she was one stylish lady.

Honestly I have always been hesitant to purchase a ruffled blouse-vintage or vintage inspired-only because of my bust size. I always thought that it would just make me look even bigger than I was and that it would make feel uncomfortable. But I am happy to say that I was wrong. Not only was this top by J.Crew completely comfortable but I didn't feel like I was bustier than I was. I paired it up with my favorite Boden jeans that are a vintage cut with my "new-to-me" thrifted Kelly Green cross body purse and a knitted beret. 

It just goes to show you that creating a classic vintage inspired look doesn't have to be as hard as we sometimes feel it is. Choosing how to create a vintage look that all your own whether its pure vintage, retro, or vintage inspired can be a daunting task because there is so much out there to choose from. I think sometimes less is more and with that you can create a vintage look that is all yours.

A Vintage Nerd Retro Inspired Fashion JCrew Ruffle Blouse 1960s Style
A Vintage Nerd Retro Inspired Fashion JCrew Ruffle Blouse 1960s Style
A Vintage Nerd Retro Inspired Fashion JCrew Ruffle Blouse 1960s Style
A Vintage Nerd Retro Inspired Fashion JCrew Ruffle Blouse 1960s Style

Outfit: Ruffle Top in Festive Plaid from J.Crew, Blue Jeans from Boden, Kelly Green Crossbody Purse-Thrifted, Green Beret from Forever 21, Silver Loop Earrings-Thrifted

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  1. Lovely outfit. I enjoy how you complete an outfit with yoir berets and caps

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    1. Thank you Merrian! I love wearing berets-they are so comfy! xox

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  2. The colors look great on you!
    Kim
    @chevy49girl

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  3. Love! Red is so your colour

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    1. Thank you hun! I used to be so afraid of red-now I say..more! more! more! lol xox

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