let's get chilly

Despite what my outfit posts would make you think, I really love button-downs.  I'm just a bit too busty to manage to be able to find many that fit my body well.  (Just try looking professional when the only options are "buttons about to pop off" and "I'm pretty sure you're about to drown in that" - it doesn't work very well).  Still, I've recently managed to find a few things that don't either drown my midget body or strain at my disproportionate chest (and I've avoided the ones that manage to do both, hurrah!) The secret seems to be sleevelessness - maybe that makes it pull less at the chest, maybe it's just because the roomy ones are easier to layer with things that bring them in a bit, who knows.  Whatever the reason these ones seem to be better geared towards my shape, the fact is that I really want more of them.  Like, maybe a whole box filled with them.  Totally reasonable, right?  (Not reasonable, really, but understandable (hopefully), considering how difficult getting the right styles for my shape can be...) Here are some of my top picks right now, don't mind the drool...

Which of my picks is your favorite?  (And yes I did pick four from NastyGal, shhh).  Are there any particular types of clothing you've gone nuts for?


  1. I love sleeveless button-downs! I have really long arms (haha), so the sleeves on regular ones are always awkward-short and need to be rolled up to 3/4 length. I'm loving the open back on #3 and the pretty mint color of #5!

  2. great picks! love everything!
    very nice blog by the way :)

    kisses from Russia,

  3. Loving all of these, especially #2 and 4! I hope you are enjoying your summer so far :)

  4. Hi dear, thanks for all your words and ideas over at mine, no prob about the email, I completely understand! I have never actually tried wearing a button down blouse like this before, they do look really comfy and floaty and feminine, think I need to give it a try. I also didn't get Lily's shoes at first, I think it was meant to be an Asian Geisha inspired look, hence the heels. Would love to see you do a make up post!! It could be fun....?

  5. I like the floral one best! I think it would look great with a cute circle skirt :)



    Southern (California) Belle

  6. I love all of these but nastygal did his own thing and I love it so much! Thank you for that lovely comment you left on my blog dear xx



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