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Mind Every Moment Of Your Life
October 13, 2016
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Denim Jacket Transitions Outfit To Fall
October 25, 2016
mind every moment
Mind Every Moment Of Your Life
October 13, 2016
denim jacket
Denim Jacket Transitions Outfit To Fall
October 25, 2016

Last Friday, I enjoyed one of those rare opportunities for a solo day to hang out. My husband left early that morning with his t-shirt, ball cap and a fisherman’s dream. So, I was left to my own devices…ohhh, what to do, what to do?!

In all honesty, I knew EXACTLY what I wanted to do…head right over to the Home Goods store to spend hours strolling the clearance aisles. Next to clothes, home decor is my biggest weakness and cheap home decor is even better!

crisp white blouse

Crisp White Blouse

I thought it was time for another addition of “What I Really Wore” and unfortunately, the pics also ended up pretty “real” as well. Still, I decided to share because this type of outfit is one of my favorites.

Every girl should have a crisp white blouse in her closet. A white blouse adds instant polish to any outfit. I like this one because of its light, sheer quality.

Crisp White Blouse

Of course, a sheer blouse calls for a camisole, which raises an interesting consideration. Does anyone besides me hate the feeling of a tight camisole? I know they are meant to fit that way, but this girl just can’t take the feeling. So, this little dilemma sent me on a search for the perfect camisole. Believe it or not I found the perfect solution by purchasing a cotton camisole from Wal-Mart that was three sizes bigger than my normal size…and thus perfect!

I used my favorite partial-tuck technique (wore it with jeans and patterned pants) to keep the pulled-together feel and help balance the lines.

Crisp White Blouse

I finished off the look with skinny boyfriend jeans and lace-up leather loafers.

Crisp White Blouse

Featured Looks From My Refined Style #13

Last week we had our biggest linkup ever and it was packed with fabulous over-40 style…thanks girls!

Kirsten – The LIFB Issue


Bogi – Red Reticule


Nicole – High Altitude Style


Pam – Over 50 Feeling 40


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  1. Jan says:

    Love your blog! By the way, where did you get the adorable shoes?

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Hey Jan, I’m so glad you found me! Those fabulous shoes are from a European leather company called Pabder. I bought them in Manila.

  2. I love the clean fresh look of your white blouse. All looks great.

    Bloggers Pit Stop

  3. Dawn Lucy says:

    Looking chic! Thanks so much for linking up with Fun Fashion Friday!

    Dawn Lucy

  4. Ada says:

    Ohhh the power of a great crisp white blouse. I love it. You styled this so well Shellie and those laceup flats are so cute!

    Don’t forget to stop by and linkup with me. A new linkup is live. =) Come join me and share your cute style with us!

    Happy Weekend, Ada! =)


  5. Nicole says:

    Thanks for linking up to Top of the World Style.

  6. Nancy says:

    But did you buy anything?? Haha, sometimes its just lovely to spend some time on you own isn t it?

  7. This white tee is so pretty! I love the sleeves on it! Oh my gosh, I do love to spend some time in Home Goods! There is just so much to look at in there. I try to go twice a year and I do spend a couple of hours in there!


    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      I was there for quite a while and I just strolled from one clearance section to the next. And, no one was waiting for me…perfect!

  8. Thanks for including me, Shelley…BTW, there is just nothing like the look of a crisp white shirt with denim! have a wonderful week!