Everyday Bow Blouse

As much as I’m feeling the fall spirit, we’re still having some pretty warm days here and there. Maybe I should revise that to say, it’s generally still pretty warm and we’re having some cooler days here and there.

J. Crew Blouse

I bought this blouse hoping I’d hate it so I could return it and get it off of my mind. Of course, I loved it. I should have known better because I just know that I can’t resist a bow– especially a big bow. Even though bows can be fussy, this shirt is anything but. It’s super casual and works best (in my opinion) when worn with something simple like jeans.

I packed the shirt for a horseback riding session to wear with leggings on my Charleston trip… The juxtaposition of the bow and a casual outfit works just right.

Bow Blouse

Carly the Prepster

Carly Heitlinger

These fall jockey Stubbs and Wootton slippers have been on heavy repeat for me. I freaking love them! Hunter green velvet?! Couldn’t love them more if I tried. Stubbs are just so comfortable– worth every penny!

Stubbs and Wootton  J. Crew Bow Blouse

Bow Blouse // Jeans // Slippers (c/o) // Handbag

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Audrey | Brunch at Audrey's

haha I’m the same! When I try things on in store, I hope that I don’t like it, because in the back of my mind, I know that I wouldn’t be able to resist if I loved it! I dress quite casually, so I like mixing up fancier pieces with casual pieces for a balance in my outfit that I’m more comfortable with 🙂 Your slippers are SO much fun!! -Audrey | Brunch at Audrey’s


Not a dumb question! It means “courtesy of,” aka the item was gifted to me by the brand!


I was wondering this as well because you said the slippers are worth every penny, but weren’t they gifted?


A bright white shirt horseback riding? Eek! I hope you didn’t end up wearing it and saved this pristine white shirt! Great find and at 40% off right now it’s a great buy =)


Oh I wore it 😂 It started to pour so we didn’t end up riding… probably for the best! Just got a little wet!


I have been eyeing this blouse at J.Crew each time I visit the store…after seeing it on you I think I have to get it! You look fabulous as always, Carly!

Sydney Paulsen

Such a cute blouse! I also love the way you did your hair for this post! So darling.


Ok, I may be in the minority with this one, but I found a pair of Stubbs at a consignment store, I and splurged. However, they are giving me terrible blisters on the tops of my toes! Any advice? Do they take time to break in? They are navy blue with sailboats, and not wearing them is breaking my heart!

Kim from 3 peanuts

I had that blouse in my hands yesterday and changed my mind. I have SO many white shirts. But I love it. Now I am kinda wishing I got it. We finally have “cooler” weather here too. I love it.