The Work-Horse Blouse

I am a huge fan of buying a classic piece you can use over and over. If you've read a few of my past posts, this blouse will not be new to you!
This blouse is a classic example of what I call a 'work-horse': you buy it once and you know that it will a) last a fairly long time b) won't be going out of style anytime soon and c) can be worn for pretty much any occasion! What's not to love. you can so easily dress it up or down, wear it with a skirt, jeans, trousers- literally anything! 

What's even better about this sort of piece is that it didn't cost the earth, even though it looks like it probably did. A lot of people think that it's a silk shirt- in reality, it isn't, it's satin. This means that I spent somewhere in the region of £20 rather than £100! I love a good bargain. In fact, this whole outfit didn't really cost much but gives off the vibe that I spent a while putting it together. Reality? I got up at 7.30 am, I didn't really get enough sleep, nor had I had coffee! 

Simple, well thought out accessories are key for times like these. Heck, these sunnies are a great example: although many people probably would have spent £20 odd on them, I spent £2 on them in Primark! The jeans are about 2 years old (again, I am all for wearing old pieces, again and again, get that cost per wear down!). This belt is also a great example, it cost me £12 from Asos and I cannot tell you how many people have complimented me on it and said that they thought it was a lot more expensive! 

You're probably looking at the bag thinking "um, Emily, that's an expensive bag!" and to that, I say it isn't mine! Well, it was my lovely Mumma's, that she bought when she was my age and she just doesn't get the use out of it!



A big thank you to Izzy for taking these lovely photos for me! Be sure to go follow her and check out her blog! Be sure to let me know what pieces you wear again and again and how you like to style them! x


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