The holidays are literally around the corner and I’ve been finding myself humming Christmas songs already. Talk about excited! The upcoming holidays have a huge significance this year. Aside from the given warmth and family bonding that comes with holiday season (yaaas it brings everyone together), it also marks the ending of my undergraduate career! I can’t believe I’ll be graduating in only a month away. I know a lot of you won’t believe or even agree with me when I say this, but I’m really going to miss school. #NERD

So I decided to sport this bold ruffle sleeved wrap blouse in preparation for the holiday season. Experimenting with bold statement pieces is awesome! This past year I’ve really learned to get out of my shell and be more comfortable in trying new things and just getting out there overall. I’ve experimented with certain colors that I normally don’t wear (like that mustard yellow you’ve seen previously) and here I am with a bold top! Silky fabric is certainly trending this fall because it not only is a chic look, but it also feels so lovely against the skin! Ruffles and unique sleeves have also debuted, so I felt that this top certainly brings out the best in all worlds. Plus on top of everything else, this is a wrap blouse so I felt that the tie around the waist definitely gives added dimension.

Paired with classic black culottes and lace up heels, I felt that this look was both comfy and chic at the same time. Since I was wearing such a bold top, I figured the simple black would compliment it and help bring attention to the blouse.

P.S. As you can see, my hair is now an ashy brown! I got rid of the minty green because I figured it was time for a change (plus I really didn’t like the green). I figured that I’d dip my toes back into the darker side in time for the transition from Fall to Winter! Darker tones definitely suit those seasons. What do you think?

sfmgqg9Look Details:
Top: Make Me Chic*
Culottes: Boohoo
Heels: Sam Edelman
Choker: Bash & Bow
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  • violettedaily
    November 16, 2016

    I love this top and its color on you! Congrats for your almost graduation!

  • Stephanie (@shesawstyle)
    November 16, 2016

    Oh girl you are completely slaying that terrific top!! I would never think to pick out a piece like that from a website, because of what a statement it is, but now that I’m seeing it on you, I’m starting to think I need to expand my options hehe! Love the fun style for the holidays!

    Stephanie //

  • samanthamariko
    November 16, 2016

    this blouse is absolutely stunning! love the color and design!

  • thomasfalkenstedt
    November 16, 2016

    I remember that mustard yellow so well, and once again you STUN me with a really awesome statement piece! This is truly beautiful! And haha, you’re not a nerd at all, you just like learning. There’s a huge difference.

  • Jo @ CutandChicVintage
    November 16, 2016

    I love all the ruffles in your outfit! Such a fun holiday party look. Your hair color looks gorgeous.

    xo, Jo

  • lilyhellodarlingblog
    November 16, 2016

    Girl I’m loving the ruffles on you!! You should be bold because this look is a stunner! You cutie!

  • Christine Kong
    November 16, 2016

    I love this red on you and the sleeves are so dramatic and perfect for the holidays. I also like the new hair color too and it is great for winter. Love these culottes on you and I like how they flow with the balloon sleeves. So gorgeous! xoxo, Christine

    November 16, 2016

    I love the puff sleeve top in this color! I have one and pink that I wore back in Italy 3 months ago and wish I got a neutral or a jewel tone color instead. This color is so stunning on you!


  • Jessi Malay
    November 16, 2016

    I am obsessed with the color and fabric of your blouse! I love how you styled the rest of your outfit with minimal pieces… really makes your blouse the main focus of this outfit <3

    XO Jessi,

  • rachel
    November 16, 2016

    Oh this red top is so fab. Loving that sleeves details.
    xoxo, Rachel

  • Amy
    November 16, 2016

    LOVE this fabulous, gorgeous, BOLD top!! That color is perfect on you gf!

    xx, Amy

  • Ela (@WunderBliss)
    November 16, 2016

    I absolutely adore all the ruffles on this blouse! It makes it that much more unique and I definitely agree that experimenting with bold statement pieces is that much more awesome. It’s always good to step outside ur comfort zone from time to time:). I’ve been buying a ton of candles to get me all excited for the Holidays haha.

  • banglesandbungalows
    November 16, 2016

    Wow! That is a totally bold top. Love the rich jewel tone color on you.

    xx Yasmin

  • thehatlogic
    November 16, 2016

    Love how the top is off shoulder and ruffled and that red really pops on you!!
    Jordan xx

  • jenellewitty
    November 17, 2016

    The ruffle top reminds me of Spain! So fun. Liking your hair this way too.
    xx Jenelle

  • helench1k
    November 17, 2016

    Omg those sleeves are totally divine and that colour is just so stunning on you doll!

    Helen xx

  • Andy
    November 17, 2016

    Nice photos! Congrats on your graduation! 🙂

  • petiteandbold
    November 17, 2016

    Waouh congrats for the upcoming graduation hun! Happy for you!

    I love this top! Such a nice structure and the sleeves are amazing! I kinda like the green in your hair though! But you’re right, may be you felt like it was time for a change and I’m one person who thinks that change is good!

    Bisous, Josie

  • Linh Dao
    November 17, 2016

    First of, I am the same when it comes to humming holiday music! haha I DO IT ALL DAY LONG. It is so bad but I love it. Congrats on almost being a graduate! That is so exciting. I love that you are testing your limit with being bold. I love the ruffles! It looks great on you. Red is definitely your color babe! Keep up the great work and don’t be scare to get out of your shell more 🙂

    Love, Linh

  • Tania
    November 17, 2016

    This dramatic eye-catching piece is so perfect for the holidays! Love the deep bold hue.

    xx freshfizzle

  • Fe Samaia
    November 18, 2016

    This blouse looks amazing on you babe! And I loovee your hair 🙂


  • sveeteskapes
    November 18, 2016

    You are so close to graduating, congrats on that love! I am absolutely in love with the blouse, such a great color and style, so perfect for the holidays!
    xx, Kusum |

  • secretofdd
    November 18, 2016

    Girl, this blouse is so cute. I love that color on you. Also love how you pair it with that pants. You look amazing.

  • Jo
    November 18, 2016

    I absolutely love these bold pieces you styled here, especially that beautiful top. This outfit would be a perfect look for the family or friends gatherings during the holidays! And congratulations on almost graduating from your school.


  • Milex
    November 18, 2016

    November 18, 2016

    I love this silly red blouse on you! The ruffled sleeves give it that extra festive vibe. And also congratulations for graduating soon!

  • Atsuna Matsui (@atsunamatsui)
    November 20, 2016

    You look gorgeous in this red satin top! I love all the layers here.


  • Andreea Bîrsan
    November 21, 2016

    That top is so stylish! Love how you mixed it with the black culottes. Have a lovely week! <3


  • Marcy yu
    November 21, 2016

    Just in time for the holidays babe!! Looking for some holiday outfit into and this one is great! Absolutely love this statement top and the sleeves!

  • Muriëlle van Schaik
    November 22, 2016

    Loving this look babe!!!
    XO Muriëlle

  • SimplyYue
    November 24, 2016

    Oh hayyy girl hayyyy~~ Your hair changed colors again!!! <3

  • Dana Nicola
    November 24, 2016

    Oh my, this top is fabulous! Definitely a statement, but a good one!


  • Catarine
    November 24, 2016

    Your blouse is amazing, dear. Pefect for holiday’s dinners and parties.

  • saim
    December 29, 2016

    This dress looks great on you and fits your figure perfectly…

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