OOTD: Lighter than air

Serious question: Is there anything a ruffle can’t do? From bringing good cheer to dressing up an otherwise standard top, ruffles were made to please. Those who are sick of ruffles will need to step to the left — my love affair with these beauties knows no end.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Top: J. Crew | Pants: Anthropologie (old, similar) | Earrings: J. Crew | Sunnies: J. Crew | Rings: Anthropologie
Bag: Free People | Bracelets: Mya Bay 1, 2, 3 | Shoes: J. Crew | Watch: Apple | Lipstick: NARS 1 + 2

I love to wear items with fun little details, like the circular medallions on the bag (which I also very much want in the light grey), the cute sayings on two of my bracelets or the sparkle of my earrings. It could all very easily become overwhelming but here’s the style trick I used to rock them all in the same outfit: the neutral, two-tone color outfit. We’ve got brown tones in the shoes, bag an earrings and white in the pants and top. Blue makes a subtle appearance on my rings and sunnies but for the most part there are two neutrals doing the heavy lifting in the background allowing all the details to shine.

There are many, many one-shoulder ruffle tops available this year, but this J. Crew one won my heart thanks to the double ruffle layer, eyelet bodice and interior lining. The ruffles have a mind of their own in the wind which is sometimes fun and at other moments induces a panic of whether my shirt is now wearing lipstick or not. (Eep!)

As for what coat to wear over this, I carefully sneak on my favorite military jacket of the moment. It’s somewhat cheeky to have a bit of ruffle peeking out!

What’s your favorite Spring style secret?

137 Comments

  1. lindsy
    March 25, 2017 / 1:54 pm

    This is good news, I live in a small city without many shopping options – Macy's is one of the few choices I have (yet I don't find myself there very often). So hopefully the new CEO will turn things around.

    On a side note: does anyone know how or if we can access the IG photos from Anthro's website? There used to be a spot on their homepage, then it was moved to a different area for awhile and now I can't find it at all. It's so helpful to have those photos all in one spot instead of scrolling through IG.

    • March 26, 2017 / 7:47 am

      Was your local store always a Macy's, or did it turn into a Macy's from something else?

      I believe that Anthropologie got rid of its customer Instragram gallery…I have no idea why.

      • Lindsy
        March 26, 2017 / 2:26 pm

        It was a Meier & Frank before that. I live on the West Coast not sure how far Meier & Frank reached.

    • Sherry T
      March 27, 2017 / 11:00 am

      The IG photos were previously located in a link within their website called “Your #Anthropologie”. If you scroll down to the bottom of the website and click on “Connect the Blog”, you will notice the link for “Your #Anthropologie” is now located within the blog. However, when I click on that link, nothing pops up. Its just a blank screen. Wonder why Anthro would decide to get rid of that feature, as it was such a cool feature/inspiration to see how everyone styled their Anthro clothing/accessories and home items. Anthro really baffles me these days, with their decisions.

      • March 27, 2017 / 12:23 pm

        I'm with you, I loved that feature though I do wish they'd shown more body types. Hopefully they'll bring it back. 🙂

  2. lazypadawan
    March 25, 2017 / 8:59 pm

    Macy's bought every department store in the universe and found itself with a glut of stores–some very close to each other–in a time when more people are buying online. There aren't enough employees around to assist you or ring you up at the register and the racks often look like hell. I've seen better displays at Marshalls and TJ Maxx.

    • March 26, 2017 / 7:49 am

      Yes! To me this illustrates the eye-rolling short-sightedness of investors because a few years ago Macy's was flush with cash and their investors were pushing for them to spend cash so they didn't have so much on hand, so they went on a buying spree. Hasn't served them very well at all, has it?

    • Denise_S
      March 26, 2017 / 8:40 pm

      There were actually TWO separate Macy's in the same local mall here (at the same time)!

  3. LoobyLibby
    March 26, 2017 / 4:59 am

    I used to be a merchandiser many many many years ago and I'd travel to all the Macy's in the Bay Area. My overall impression was the workers did not care about organization & cleanliness and the managers did not effectively enforce it. People just didn't care. I'd do my best to clean my displays and products but the following week it was like a hurricane hit the floor AND store rooms. When I did work at Bloomingdales and Nordstrom, it was like night & day.

  4. Maggie
    March 26, 2017 / 3:06 pm

    Macy's bought my hometown department store (Meier and Frank) where my mother worked for decades. After a time, they rebranded the store to Macy's and it lost cachet (such as it was). I live in San Francisco and never go to any Macy's; even the ones in nice malls (Corte Madera Village) are dim, unclean, unorganized, and have low end merchandise. I have a huge number of gift cards and still hardly ever go there. Understaffed and the staff seem entirely unmotivated. I don't know if his idea is correct but that chain is in serious trouble.

  5. Dina
    March 26, 2017 / 9:59 pm

    OT – I see new cuts starting on the Anthro site…nothing I want so far and I'm totally shopped out anyway!

  6. evb
    March 26, 2017 / 10:00 pm

    Roxy, do you think that this fashion idea of everyone doing the same thing (i.e. same colors, one shoulders, fringe) works against sales? I mean why buy something from Anthro when you can buy something almost as good for 1/8 of the price?

    I think it also cheapens the brand because the brand isn't in control of what they are designed, the trend setters are.

    • Dina
      March 26, 2017 / 11:14 pm

      I got a top at Forever 21 for $12 that Anthro sells for $70 and it's around the same quality, not kidding. Also got the same top in 2 different colors at Macys for $12. At Anthro though you can get great discounts with popbacks since they continually lower their prices, but sometimes I don't want to wait for that.

    • March 27, 2017 / 7:46 am

      Yes, I totally think that! I also think the current investor environment and too many companies being publicly traded hurts design.

  7. Stefanie
    March 26, 2017 / 10:09 pm

    New markdowns are showing up with 25% off! I ordered the zora dress since the one I ordered last week for in store pick up hasn't arrived yet, and if I wait to do a PA I won't get the 25% off. Also ordered 2 tops.

    • Dina
      March 26, 2017 / 11:08 pm

      I did a PA tonight with the 25% off.

    • Dina
      March 26, 2017 / 11:18 pm

      In the next 14 days they'll probably do 30% off sale items anyway though, so anyone who orders after the 25% off is gone will get 30% off in PAs in 14 days or so!

  8. Dina
    March 27, 2017 / 12:08 am

    I don't think the 25% off is ending tonight because the banner says “New Styles Just Added” and next to that it still says “Extra 25% Off Sale Items”.

    • Dina
      March 27, 2017 / 12:57 am

      I just figured out it's a beach coverup, couldn't tell from the fabric.

      • LoobyLibby
        March 27, 2017 / 3:02 am

        Even as a beach cover-up that thing is FUG

        • Dina
          March 27, 2017 / 2:39 pm

          Agreed!

    • Anthropolitan
      March 27, 2017 / 6:50 am

      That is so awful. It looks like she's wearing a parachute.

  9. anthrolace
    May 5, 2017 / 8:51 am

    Your smiling pic is the best.

  10. May 5, 2017 / 9:24 am

    I love that top! It’s so perfect for Spring + Summer!

    xo, Amanda

  11. Becky
    May 5, 2017 / 1:44 pm

    Cute! pics are great

  12. shalzmojo
    May 5, 2017 / 9:58 am

    I have been looking for that perfect ruffle dress since ages but yet to find it Sigh!! You look very chic in this look and I am drooling over that bag!!

    • May 6, 2017 / 4:26 pm

      The bag is so lovely, and not even close to as pricey as you'd think it'd be. It's my steal of the Spring so far.

  13. Nam
    May 5, 2017 / 2:04 pm

    U look soooooo pretty Roxy!!! So chic and stylish. Love love love ur outfit and how u paired it with those lovely shoes and pretty handbag??

  14. May 5, 2017 / 10:07 am

    Really loving the all white look! Spring is here!

  15. adriana
    May 5, 2017 / 10:27 am

    I love all of the white! So pretty and perfect for spring! So fun!

  16. Amanda
    May 5, 2017 / 2:37 pm

    Love this photo shoot! You look so cute and happy!

  17. May 5, 2017 / 10:53 am

    oh-my-gosh,you are just the cutest in the ruffles! I can see why they bring you joy! I need to get some ruffles… because I have none! Its true…#gasp!

    • May 6, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      LOL Karen, they are life-changing for the better.

  18. May 5, 2017 / 10:59 am

    Love this ruffled top!! I'm completely addicted to them this season too; they make a statement and incorporate femininity too. You look beautiful, babe!!

    xo Brittany

    • May 6, 2017 / 4:27 pm

      Thank you Brittany, and I totally agree!

  19. May 5, 2017 / 12:39 pm

    That is really a good look for you and now that we are in spring you can bring out the white. I need to get an off the shoulder top and I can't believe it is J.Crew.

    • May 6, 2017 / 4:29 pm

      Thank you Melissa! Yes J. Crew and on sale!

  20. May 5, 2017 / 1:04 pm

    This one shoulder top is perfect! Love the all white look.
    xo,
    Steph

  21. Magda
    May 5, 2017 / 1:16 pm

    Love this bag!

  22. sylvs
    May 5, 2017 / 5:38 pm

    great outfit!

  23. mcrofoo1
    May 5, 2017 / 1:42 pm

    You look great. I love that bag. The design on it is so pretty. The pants look comfy too. I can't do white though. I'm a mess and stain everything like crazy.

    • May 6, 2017 / 4:32 pm

      LOL me too, thank goodness for color and white-safe detergents!!

  24. Lori
    May 5, 2017 / 5:17 pm

    I love the ruffle top and white on white outfit. I'm actually glad to see ruffles return, especially when they are used in a modern way rather than overly romanic. This top fits the bill.

    • May 6, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      Agree Lori, it's a nice modern take on ruffles. 🙂 Chic and sleek.

  25. Guest
    May 5, 2017 / 10:22 pm

    Athro is now 30% off sale. I grabbed the Lilibet dress by Holding Horses. Hoping most of the reviews are accurate!

  26. terristeffes
    May 5, 2017 / 7:06 pm

    I'm in love with the nude heels with the white slacks. I also dig the texture on the blouse and the repeat on the bag. Loving the look!

  27. Anthropolitan
    May 5, 2017 / 7:20 pm

    White before Memorial Day. My mother would be scandalized. 🙂

    Very cute outfit, and you look lovely in it. I especially like the bag and the earrings.

    • Nam
      May 6, 2017 / 3:20 am

      Ha ha ha I agree about Memorial Day thing. I too feel conscious wearing white pants/jeans specially before memorial day??

      But Roxy u look so fresh and lovely ??

    • May 6, 2017 / 4:33 pm

      LOL the horror, I know. 🙂 It's too pretty out not to though.

  28. chelf
    May 5, 2017 / 7:42 pm

    I have no words! There is nothing I dont absolutely love about this look! You look fab! The combination of the whites with the romatic frills and the fabric details, and the gold pieces of jewellery, I honestly have no words! I will be copying that look shamelessly!

    • May 6, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      Thank you chelf! I feel so flattered!

  29. Kristina
    May 5, 2017 / 9:29 pm

    Very cute outfit! Love the pants and the top is adorable! I love maxi skirts this time of year with a tank top and cute sandals!

    • May 6, 2017 / 4:34 pm

      That's a great outfit idea Kristina! Maxis are great too for those days I want to skip the leg shave, LOL.

  30. May 5, 2017 / 10:06 pm

    I love the white outfit! I'm not very good when it comes to fashion, but the ruffle does add a lot to your outfit. I like your blog, its nice. Good luck!

  31. May 5, 2017 / 10:14 pm

    I love ruffles especially being small chested. Such a great summer fabric. That purse color is amazing.

  32. May 6, 2017 / 7:57 am

    So chic in all white – loving this fresh spring look! I tried that top on in store, but it looks way better on you than it did on me!

  33. May 6, 2017 / 10:24 am

    Lol, I love your opening question! Ruffles rule!

    Xo, Roselyn

  34. Jeanine
    May 6, 2017 / 10:56 am

    Love the outfit, and your bag! You look amazing… I would love to pull something like this off but I know I'd be a mess within minutes! So many kids and tiny fingers, but the white looks amazing.

    • May 6, 2017 / 4:37 pm

      Ha, I get that! It'd have to be for a babysitter day or something like that…like when they go off to college, LOL.

  35. May 6, 2017 / 3:01 pm

    I don't really wear white, but I love those earrings and that bag is so fun! They work really well with that outfit.

  36. Heather
    May 6, 2017 / 11:17 am

    I guess I can stick around because I too have a thing for ruffles. They just add an extra touch of girliness which I adore! I love how the little details in your outfit brought out the neutral tones!

  37. nmetolen75
    May 6, 2017 / 11:24 am

    You look fabulous in ruffles! I love the outfit, it's so light and airy, perfect for a warm spring day!

    • May 6, 2017 / 4:38 pm

      Thank you so much nmetolen75!!! =)

  38. May 6, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    Yay! I will have a post up for this tomorrow.

  39. May 6, 2017 / 1:32 pm

    You look so gorgeous. This outfit it's so spring/summer and that blouse looks gorg on you! I am loving those gold bracelets though. The are so cute.

    • May 7, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Thanks Deimarys! I adore the little sayings on the bracelets. 🙂

  40. jadoreledecor
    May 6, 2017 / 7:10 pm

    I am loving the cuff on that white pant. It looks wonderful on you! I also like how you pulled the outfit together with just the right accessories. Well done.

  41. darlingdearestblog
    May 7, 2017 / 12:16 am

    Your smile in these pictures is just stunning! Love that top, and no, there isn't anything ruffles can't do! They just make you happy:)

  42. Anna English
    May 6, 2017 / 8:51 pm

    What a darling top! I love the eyelet detail.

  43. May 6, 2017 / 9:09 pm

    YES to this outfit! You are every bit of gorgeous and it's perfect for the weather as well. I am falling deeply in love for your bag!

    • May 7, 2017 / 5:14 pm

      Thanks Amanda, I totally understand as I feel the same about this bag!

  44. May 6, 2017 / 11:22 pm

    this may be my new favorite outfit of yours! I'm in love with that top!

  45. Marie Barber
    May 7, 2017 / 2:55 am

    I love this look it looks so light and cool for summer, i love the bag, i really need to get a new one.

  46. flamingospineapples
    May 7, 2017 / 8:04 am

    This is a great outfit!! I love the neutrals mixed with the layering of the accessories. This ruffle trend is so hot, I need to get myself one of these tops.

    • May 7, 2017 / 5:15 pm

      Totally agree, ruffles are very cute and hot right now!

  47. tinabasu
    May 7, 2017 / 9:30 am

    the top is so perfect – love it – i love the shoes too

  48. voeunm
    May 7, 2017 / 11:07 am

    Ruffle is definitely in right now and I am loving it! I love the neutral shades, great outfit in general.

  49. eclectickurvesblog
    May 7, 2017 / 11:24 am

    Love the all white and texture!

    • May 7, 2017 / 5:16 pm

      I'm so glad, thank you electickurvesblog!!

  50. May 7, 2017 / 12:33 pm

    I love wearing white on white in the spring!
    XO Morgan

    • May 7, 2017 / 5:16 pm

      Me too! As long as there is some color in there somewhere. 🙂

  51. May 7, 2017 / 5:14 pm

    I have never been one to pull off white but girl you are rocking it! I guess youlle just have to represent for us who aren't so flattering in white! Great post

  52. May 7, 2017 / 1:17 pm

    Thank you Ashley!! 🙂 For what it's worth I'd bet you look amazing in white, but I get it if it's a color you're not in love with wearing.

  53. lydia
    May 7, 2017 / 5:50 pm

    One shoulder tops are my favorite! They are so gorgeous. The white on white is perfect for spring!

  54. jcrewismyfavstore
    May 7, 2017 / 7:25 pm

    Roxy, you look AMAZING! That top is SO flattering on you.

  55. nashvillewifestyles
    May 7, 2017 / 7:39 pm

    That top is so flirty and feminine! I love it.

  56. Mariam (The Petite Bijou)
    May 7, 2017 / 9:06 pm

    This is such a beautiful dress!!

  57. May 7, 2017 / 10:43 pm

    OMG. Love the look and most the bag. You look fab dear 🙂

  58. May 7, 2017 / 11:13 pm

    Such a beautifully styled look, I love the ruffle details on that blouse!

  59. May 8, 2017 / 12:31 am

    Love the ruffles on this top!

  60. May 8, 2017 / 1:19 am

    I know you started this post out by talking about ruffles, but I can't take my eyes off of that bag!! It's gorgeous and I want one! 😉

  61. Azanique S. Rawl
    May 8, 2017 / 4:09 am

    This outfit is so cute! Perfect for spring

  62. militaryfamof8
    May 8, 2017 / 12:52 pm

    I am in love with your blouse and purse!! They are adorable!

  63. inmyprime50
    May 8, 2017 / 7:02 pm

    The perfect summer outfit–ruffles AND a one shoulder!

  64. May 9, 2017 / 12:31 am

    love love your bag!! I always dress in black and I love seeing you in lighter colors for summer. thanks for sharing!

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