Saturday, August 3, 2013

A blouse for peasants


Back when I was working for a newspaper, the sports editor once wrote a headline that read something like "100 Peasants Killed." He meant pheasants and the story had to do with some sort of hunting something or other. One little "h" changes things from a horrible massacre of an oppressed class to... dead birds (neither one is especially pleasant).

Anyway, I bought a peasant blouse when I went thrifting Friday. No pheasants were harmed in the making of this blouse (as far as I know).


I am finding myself drawn to peasant blouses these days. They're great for summer heat -- loose and thin.


They're also pretty modest so I feel good wearing them with wedges and short shorts -- showing some leg, but not much else. Those are the shorts I cut up myself a couple of weeks ago. They are my summertime staples.


I love the print of this blouse and all the little details. Look at that one, tiny button! Look at those cute cap sleeves! Look at the crocheted shenanigans happening there in the center! Love it!


It's a wonderful outfit to have on as I count down my last weeks of summertime. (Vacation ends in two weeks, but workshops start in one, students are back in three.)


I bought these Toms wedges for full-price because Toms are so darn comfortable. These aren't as comfortable as the brand's flats (I guess I was hoping for too much), but they're still pretty enjoyable. Plus they're cute. I bought them to wear on our California trip and then proceeded to not actually pack them. Oops.


This has been a really excellent summer, but I have to admit I'm ready to get back in the swing of school. Before then, I'll grab a little more extended family time and mountain time and maybe eat a few watermelons all on my own (I can eat a crazy amount of watermelon). It's not time to say goodbye to summer yet!

22 comments:

Jacqueline said...

yes, i've been loving peasant blouses too recently, for exactly the same reasons. it has a lovely pattern!
xox

Yvonne - Winter Moon said...

I love your entire outfit.

The print and cut of your peasant blouse are just perfect!

Enjoy your day : )

Lisa said...

That is just the kind of top I would buy, so cute!
Lisa

Sissy said...

Nice score on the blouse, my favorite summer colors!

Emmylou said...

I like that blouse...does look great for the summer:) And LOL on that headline typo:P

Connie said...

This peasant look is perfect on you. So light and airy. Like a bird. A pheasant or something. I agree. It is the Best summer outfit.

Sue @ A Colourful Canvas said...

Oops! That would have been a bit disturbing to read about, LOL.

Anyways, your pheasant blouse is very cute. I love the print...blue and green usually has me at hello.

Enjoy the rest of your summer

Sandra said...

you look so pretty! the shoes are fab, wedges are the best - I don't seem to come out of dresses! x

Sabina said...

Aaah that poor sports editor. He probably had to hide under his desk for a week. (I'm a newspaper editor so I've been there.) Anyway just wanted to say love those patterned wedges. Sorry to hear they're not comfy though. That kinda spoils things when you can't wear socks with a particular kind of shoe.

Mica said...

Such a cute print on your new top! :) I really like those wedges too, shame they aren't as comfortable as you hoped :)


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Harija said...

cute top!!

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Sam said...

This is such a pretty blouse, perfectly paired with shorts! Have a great week ahead!

Ashley said...

cute shoes!

Sara Strauss {Sincerely, Sara} said...

Love your shoes and top! Those wedges look so comfy!!
~Sara
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Anita said...

gorgeous outfit! oh i wish it was summer here too :(
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Melanie said...

Whew! I'm not ready to say goodbye to summer yet either. It just got here. Such lovely knottiness from your crocheted shenanigans. And I love your choice of heels with this summery outfit. Gorgeous.

Ana said...

amazing blouse!!

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Michaela said...

It's so pretty! That was quite funny episode, with the newspaper title!

Laura Go said...

The peasant shirt is so cute! I love the ruffly sleeve bits and your wedges!

Thrifted Shift said...

Oh yes, savor your summer vacation! Teaching is good, but so is family, watermelons, and road trips!

Teddi said...

i adore your peasant, (not pheasant) blouse, and your tom shoes! they do look very comfortable, (even if they're not).

Joanna said...

Lovely outfit. I too am drawn into the peasant blouse lately:)