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Outfit: Off the Shoulder

Add a statement earring to a neutral outfit

Hi there, and welcome to my house! Today’s post is a bit of a two-for-one: a sneak peek at our updated living room, plus one of my favorite styles for spring.

First, I’m so in love with what’s happening behind me. After about five years of lusting, I finnnalllly got a blue couch, and thanks to my interior designer friend, Brianna, from Understated Elegance, we created this awesome wood paneling treatment in our two-story entry, and topped it with this this gorgeous art from Minted. I love the way it brightens the space. Everything about this space brings me joy when I walk past every day.

If you’re not familiar, Minted is an online shop that connects you to independent artists around the world. Speaking candidly, I had been hesitant in the past to order — just never pulled the trigger — but I couldn’t be happier with the results. This arrived quickly, framed and ready to be hung. My kind of delivery (especially for a print this size, though most prints can be made as small as 5×7). For me, the best part compared to other sites, is that Minted makes it super easy to visualize size and style, and they also now have a larger home collection (the pillow collection… amazing).

If you’re house refreshing or shopping for Mother’s or Father’s Day, the site is definitely worth a look… plus highly recommend this heart photo print I recently featured in Alyson’s Obsessions for a personalized gift. Take 15% off any purchase through April 4th with code EIGHT to celebrate the site’s anniversary.

OK, enough of me blabbing (though you have to know when I feel passionately about something it’s hard to shut me up!). Now, on to the look…

How to wear black and white

In addition to tassels, off-the-shoulder styles are starting to pop up everywhere now that the temperatures are heating up. During a recent trip to the mall, where I was on the hunt for something to wear to an 80s party, I stumbled across this adorable under $20 blouse that was both off-the-shoulder and had pom poms. I mean, SOLD. What girl can resist? 🙂 The cotton is perfect for Florida, and unlike some blouses with this style that won’t stay on my freaking shoulders, this one does. Seriously, I highly recommend moving around in this style a little to see if your purchase stays where it is. I’ve left quite a few things in dressing rooms or returned because it kept popping up on my shoulders every time I moved. #firstworldfrustration.

Also, I know a black top & blue denim is many women’s go-to evening look, so try mixing it up by pulling out your white denim (just don’t forget to wear nude underwear, too!). I love the fresh take and how it makes other colors, like my earrings, pop.
Black off the shoulder pom pom tank

tassel earrings for spring // the modern savvy Black blouse & white denim -- classic and cool! Add a statement earring to a neutral outfit

Blouse: H&M (similar) // Denim: J. Brand (this or this for less) // Heels: Zara (old, similar) // Earrings: c/o BaubleBar // Clutch: Tory Burch (40% off; also a cross body)

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    Alison | So Chic Life
    April 8, 2016 at 1:18 PM

    OMG I am looking at the same print for my family room too! Love the paneling – what a great idea.

    Is this the shirt you are wearing? Looks much better on you. 🙂 http://www.hm.com/us/product/45639?article=45639-G&cm_vc=SEARCH#article=45639-G

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      Alyson
      April 8, 2016 at 2:40 PM

      Ah, the print is so awesome — and the paneling is amazing. I’ll share a better photo soon. ANd, YES! OMG, I couldn’t find the shirt online… thank you (and for the sweet compliment! Awesome for $10!).

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    Alison | So Chic Life
    April 8, 2016 at 1:18 PM

    OMG I am looking at the same print for my family room too! Love the paneling – what a great idea.

    Is this the shirt you are wearing? Looks much better on you. 🙂

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    Shira
    April 4, 2016 at 6:28 PM

    Freakin love that top, the earrings add such a fun impact!

    http://asequinloveaffair.com

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    Rhonda
    April 1, 2016 at 4:15 PM

    Hi – I just tried the same top on in the store! I was between sizes – just wondering if you are wearing the small or xsmall. thanks! You look adorbs!

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      Alyson
      April 1, 2016 at 4:30 PM

      Rhonda: it’s such a great find! I’m wearing the XS.

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    Heidi
    March 31, 2016 at 5:08 PM

    I love all of the tassels! This is such a wearable outfit but still on trend. Great photos too!

    Heidi || Wishes & Reality

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    Amanda
    March 31, 2016 at 2:03 PM

    Adore that top – I tried it on at H&M but had to resist because I had enough already. Looks gorgeous on you! And I love that artwork. Minted is the best!

    xo
    Amanda
    http://www.fashionablyclearance.com

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    Eddy Gee
    March 31, 2016 at 8:36 AM

    Beautiful earrings

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