Ruffles Have Ridges

14.9.10

Hey crisps/chips lovers, I'm not talking about the Frito-Lay's slogan for crisps here. Casual and floppy, crisp and tailored; from fluttering frills to pleating, draping and twisting, ruffles have apparently been detailed on garments since as far back as the Victorian and Edwardian era (think high necklines decorated with lace ruffles or shirt sleeves with ruffle trimmings). Although my love for ruffles goes as far back as this time period, it wasn't until Alber Elbaz went on a ruffle-craze in the Lanvin Spring 2008 Ready-to-Wear collection that I began to fully appreciate it. And now, I can't seem to get enough as this and this would testify.



I got this blouse from H&M a while back and recently discovered it wasn't lost like I had thought, only hiding out in the back of my wardrobe. The blouse is like a story of boy meets girl, edwardian meets modern, happy meets sad (that last one is not necessarily true, just in for kicks). I love the way the ruffles and silk fabric add a subtle and unapologetic feminine touch to what might otherwise have been bland shirt.

Paired with a bandage skirt thrown together by my cousin in less than 5 minutes. The only thing? I wasn't pre-warned that this fabric hates being anyhwere below your mid-thighs and would only let you know this by riding up to unwelcomed heights (thankfully, no indecent exposure here...maybe next time).

So, are you a fan of ruffles then? No hun, not the crisps....

Happy Tuesday everybody!


Bisous,
Abs

55 Contributions:

Serena said...

Hi darling!
This skirt is wonderful! You look so beautiful with a classic style!

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Rebecca Lau said...

love the outfit :)

Jessica said...

I'm a fan of ruffles...both the chips and the clothing details :) I generally prefer mine a bit edgier though...never anything too girly really. The bandage skirt definitely brings it to the edgy direction, I like.

LX State of Fashion por Cátia Santos Reis said...

Your blouse is so pretty and delicate!

Nice outfit :)

Jason laucht said...

love the 2nd pic! cute

Aissata said...

i love this outfit. Classy

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Luísa Lión said...

Hey Girl thanks for your comment I'm so excited about that bag ;)

I love your outfit btw!! It's so business-chique :)

xoxo,
Luísa

www.style-roulette.blogspot.com

Miranda said...

Wow that is an amazing outfit, the blouse/skirt combo is flawless!
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Sharon said...

You should be a model! I love the second picture :)

TOPCOAT said...

I love the skirt, amazing photos! xx


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Melrose said...

the blouse is beautiful, and i love that second picture of you!

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Abi said...

Merci, merci!

@Jesssica:hahaha! Yes, I happen to love both too actually ;) A little edge does make it special

Mouthwash said...

What a beautiful blouse! There's something that I just love about this. And, that yellow skirt from a few posts below is absolutely amazing on you!

Amber
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NinaSafada said...

beautiful outfit! the shirt is amazing with those details!! :D:D

Emma at Daily Clothes Fix said...

You cannot beat a ruffled shirt (wore mine yesterday). Yours is fantastic. I love it with the bandage skirt. Feeling I might have to steal this idea.

Jen said...

You seriously look absolutely darling!
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gaia in love said...

I like the blouse and the way you wore it.
You look classy and chic..

Kisses..

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Jennifer Fabulous said...

That ruffled blouse is so lovely and you look beautiful in it. :)

Princess Feef said...

so gorgeous ,, wish i can be as thin as you =) ,, jealous but no hate ,, haha
keep it up hun ,, xx
btw loveeeeeee the shirt <3

Savvy Gal said...

love the ruffle top.

J.S. said...

love the cute outfit...

jen
http://blankwhiteframes.blogspot.com

J. said...

i really like your clothe ! you also have gorgeous pictures ! kisses

Madeline Weber said...

happy tuesday! LOVE the whole ensembale, very women-empowerment chic
and you alllways have the best shoes

xx http://madelineweber.blogspot.com/

style-haus said...

really love this blouse and yay for ruffles!

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Josie said...

I LOVE ruffles right now! Your blouse is so cute, and that bandage skirt fits you perfectly -- fab!
xo Josie
http://winksmilestyle.blogspot.com

MT Days & Nights said...

Nothing's better than a cute feminine top!

bravegrrl said...

love the blouse. the ruffles are perfect

Anthea said...

You look absolutely gorgeous!

Anthea,
Embracing Style

Natasha said...

Great blouse! It works so well with that skirt xxx

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Ein Sommerkind said...

really cool photos. you seem to be a very stylish young woman. greetings from sommerkind* http://einsommerkind.blogspot.com

Elena Vasilieva said...

love that shirt, so pretty

vasilieva
http://elenavasilieva.blogspot.com/

x

My Republic of Fashion said...

You look so pretty in this outfit. That blouse is just gorgeous!! :)sarahD

Anaivilo said...

That kind of blouse is really lovely! I had once one too, but I can't remember what happened to it... :(

antonia said...

great outfit!!!
i watch your blog!!!

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Haidi said...

you look good :)

Zarna said...

great outfit - im obsessed with your hair! its beautiful!

stayfabulous,
zarna
http://zarnasrunway.blogspot.com

Sootjeelina said...

I love ruffles, and you combined them so well!
Btw, thanks for your lovely comment on my blog, I really appreciate it

xoxo Sootjeelina <3

Abi said...

@Princess Feef: Thank you! Judging from your photos, I would say we're about the same size ;)

@Madeline: why, thank you. Although I'm not too sure about that

@Anaivilo:that's no good, home you find it somewhere soon just like I did mine :)

@Zarna: thank you :) I've only just gotten used to it

Shanna Maren said...

Lovely. It really suits you too :)

...Iww... said...

O looove this blouse! :D you look so great

Abi said...

Thanks :)

Ginta said...

Oh, I love this look! Blouse is amazing! Ruffles, color, buttons - perfec!

Abi said...

Thanks Ginta :)

briannelee said...

Oooo, love your shoes!

franca maisha said...

great outfit!! you're really pretty!

xx

Marinka said...

I love the blouse

simplychic said...

anything with ruffles is ok in my book.

Jenni said...

Ruffles make everything better, without fail! Great blouse!

Rachel.Glable said...

Thank you for coming . Love your top and like every time you're pretty :)

Bisou

Abi said...

Thank you :)

sarah said...

nice blouse!

xoxo
Sarah

http://www.sarahs-fashion-diary.blogspot.com/

RX-SZ said...

In love with this outfit!

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Eva's blog said...

nice preppy look!

Abi said...

Thank you :)

Emily, Ruby Slipper Traveller said...

Adorable, Abi! Such a pretty pretty blouse! And I think it's really Victorian...

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