Pretty Perfection and Denim made Feminine…
This pretty, sheer, spotted blouse was a bit of an indulgence.
I’m usually fairly thrifty in how I spend my money on my clothing, and in fact both the jeans and denim skirt featured here today have been in my wardrobe for some years, but I felt styling them with this white confectionary breathed new life into them.
To be honest I need all the new life I can get as I’ve been recovering from a fairly serious bout of pneumonia that has really taken it out of me after losing one of our dear little cats, Odin, a mini stroke, two breast cancer reconstruction surgeries and the dreaded C-19 pandemic hitting the world… roll on 2021, I say!
In other news, we’ve had our first harvest of honey for our little business, Purple Sting.
We’ve started to make inroads into organising the direction of our little cottage industry of honey, wax goods, leather-wear such as hats, bags, belts and so on and other little things also, so stay tuned to see where we go next with all of that!
In all honesty, the versatility of this blouse really wasn’t on my mind when I rewarded myself with it but when I got it home I decided I had to make it work in my real life, which has become far more casual and relaxed in recent years.
Denim then presented itself as the obvious pairing.
In one case, some dark denim 1940’s style jeans with red pops I’ve had for going on ten years, and in the other, a fitted faded paper-bag style denim skirt that has featured here before from the year before last.
Of course, I’m seeing the blouse with other options too…
The different types of denim completely change the look of the blouse but so does the way the blouse has been worn – in one with a black bodysuit under it for when we went out for dinner to The German Club for great schnitzel and sausage and the other with a cream bodysuit for a thrilling visit to the Doctor ….
FUN FACT: My grandfather was German on my father’s side so I grew up with a lot of that culture as well as the Scottish culture from my mother’s side but the Aussie culture of long, hot summers, gorgeous blue skies, beautiful beaches, open spaces and a laid back lifestyle was embraced by both sides…
I think the way I tied the bows also changed the look of the outfit – one shorter to the side and one long in front.
And truly – these sleeves!! So good when you have lymphodoema!
Thank you for joining me in my little corner of the web and I want you to know how much I appreciate your support, kindness and comments … for some reason I can’t get involved in linkups – something to do with my password not working, which is annoying but know I will be catching up on your blogs in due course.
And I’d love to know which combo you preferred in this puffy shirt!!
Raw Writings (Thor and Tamara)December 2, 2020 at 1:59 am
Beautiful combinations of contrast! ♥️
donnadoesdressesDecember 2, 2020 at 5:03 am
I really appreciate your kind comments and sweet support, Tamara!! Thank you so much!! 🧚♀️❤️🐝
NancyDecember 2, 2020 at 8:03 am
I love a PUSSY bow blouse. I’m glad you are back on track again, you had quite a year. Let’s hope 2021 will be much and much better.
donnadoesdressesDecember 2, 2020 at 10:14 pm
Oh thank you so much, Nancy – it’s been a hard year for all of us but all we can do is get back up again! And yes, I do hope that 2021 has some good things coming!!
I appreciate your very kind comment!
faree_babe1December 2, 2020 at 2:40 pm
Love the denim combo 😻
donnadoesdressesDecember 2, 2020 at 10:16 pm
You’re always so kind and I really appreciate it!! Thank you so much and I look forward to pairing this pretty blouse in lots of different ways!
Enjoy the rest of your week!
LizzieDecember 5, 2020 at 12:03 am
You look so retro! I love it!
donnadoesdressesDecember 12, 2020 at 8:19 pm
I do love retro looks, Lizzie – I’ve got a whole section of my wardrobe dedicated to it but I haven’t been into it lately, what with covid and all!! Hope you’re doing well!! 🧚♀️❤️🐝
Autumn ZenithDecember 5, 2020 at 3:43 pm
Sweet Donna, I am incredibly sorry that you’ve been duking it out with pneumonia lately. Amidst a year that has already been a constant battleground, I’m sure that was all the more challenging, stressful and unpleasant. It is my fervent hope you never face this awful respiratory condition again and that soother sailing soon comes your way on the health front.
Autumn Zenith 🧡 Witchcrafted Life
PS: Huge congrats on your first honey harvest. Sooo exciting!
donnadoesdressesDecember 12, 2020 at 8:22 pm
Yess!! So agree – not being able to breathe is a real pain!! A few people around here are having similar problems and we feel it’s coming out of the bushfires and that we’ve been affected. It’s been a rough ten years or so but I feel some of the battles I’ve been facing will be turning in my favour!
Have a great weekend, Autumn, and thank you as always for your kindness and support!! 🧚♀️❤️🐝
LizzieDecember 10, 2020 at 11:59 pm
I love that blouse!
donnadoesdressesDecember 12, 2020 at 8:23 pm
You and me both, my friend!! It’s so feminine and great for the lymphodoema in my arm! 🧚♀️❤️🐝
Vanity And Me StyleDecember 12, 2020 at 2:57 pm
What I love about all of this is how feminine the post is. Gorgeous looks Donna. You look amazing xx
donnadoesdressesDecember 12, 2020 at 8:24 pm
Oh that’s such a lovely, thoughtful thing to say, Laurie!! Thank you so much! I’ve always been attracted to very feminine looks but don’t always wear them – but I couldn’t resist this pretty blouse!’ 🧚♀️❤️🐝