Simply Sophisticated Part II: White Ruffle Top with Banana Republic

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I’m back again today with another post with Banana Republic for their Simply Sophisticated summer campaign. Much like this dress, this white ruffle top is another piece that I probably wouldn’t immediately reach for. The Victorian vibe of this top doesn’t totally align with my style. (Keep reading…!!)

white ruffle top c/o // scalloped shorts (identical + here) // faux leather jacket (similar, here + here) // red heels (option here + here) // leopard clutch (similar, here) // earrings (borrowed from a friend, try these or these) // sunnies (identical) // watch

However, when paired with a modern cut like these scalloped shorts, an edgy jacket, like this, and some strappy stiletto heels, this poet blouse ends up to be anything but boring. I want you to try stepping out of your closet comfort zone and try pieces that you don’t think you’re going to like. You might be surprised at how it looks on, makes you feel or how it can completely be transformed with the addition of pieces that more align with your style.

As always, thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

xoxo, Hillary

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I was gifted this dress by Banana Republic to review. However, all opinions and comments are 100% my own. THANK YOU to Banana Republic for sponsoring this post!
  • Brittany Steinkamp

    The perfect white top! I love a good classic black/white combo. Great photos!

    http://www.agneswright.com

    • Thank you so much, Brittany! xx

  • Thanks, Laura! xx

  • I love finding pieces that I normally wouldn’t reach for, and discovering that I LOVE them with the other items in my closet. This outfit and these photos are some of your best yet!

    • Yes, isn’t that the best! You are the sweetest, Steph! Thanks, babe! xx

  • Such a cute top! Love how you styled it.

  • Ashley

    This is such a cute outfit!! I love the ruffle detail on your top!

  • Maggie Tate

    Love this transitional fall look!

  • You are looking so chic! Should be hitting NYFW with this look!

    xo Laura Leigh
    http://www.louellareese.com

    • Aww, I wish! Are you going Laura Leigh? Thanks, girl! xx

  • Annie Marie

    Love this top paired with the leather jacket! SO cute!

    • Thank you, Annie Marie! xx

  • Nataly Kimball

    I love this look on you! xo, Nataly

    • Thank you so much, Nataly! xx

  • Ruffles, scallops and leopard?! All my favorite things in one outfit!

    • Mine too! Thanks, girl! xx

  • What a gorgeous ruffle blouse! I love the pop of red!

    Maggie @ Polished Closets

    • Thanks, Maggie! I wanted more than a black and white look, red seemed appropriate! xx

  • Ashley McClellan Houston

    I love your ruffled blouse… Such pretty feminine details. Love your site also nice job

    • Thanks, Ashley! It was actually a fluke, a great surprise, but a fluke that we found a red wall! xx

  • Love your take on this poet blouse Hillary! Those heels are so chic with this look. Banana Republic looks amazing this season.

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • Thanks, Kathrine! They have some beautiful pieces! xx