The white silk blouse


So I feel like I’ve gotten a bit off schedule with the themes of my posts. Here it is, Friday (yesss), and I’m bringing you a full on business look. And then this weekend I’ll probably shoot a couple of casual outfits and voila, all next week while you need some work-week inspiration, I’ll be all about weekend-wear options. Hmm. Something to work on, I suppose.

In the mean time, I want to talk about white silk blouses. I love them. They are gorgeous, so versatile in a work wardrobe, and can be incorporated outside of the office to make jeans look super polished. Here’s the thing about white silk blouses though. They need to be worn with an undershirt. Approximately 97% of the time. Like if you wore a white silk blouse 100 times, during approximately three of them it would be ok to not wear an undershirt (none of which would happen at work). I’m not sure why it’s so easy to forget this step. But if you can see your polka-dotted bra when you look in the mirror, then the rest of your office can see it all day long. And get distracted by it. Which almost certainly has implications on your performance, how you’re viewed, and how seriously you are taken. Perhaps this is unfair, but it’s what is happening.

I have all sorts of thoughts opinions on dressing appropriately for work, and since my last work-wear post got a great response, I promise to do more posts of this nature. The moral of this one: invest $18 in four nude-colored undershirts, and don’t forget to wear them. You can thank me later.


Top: Joie (in store only, similar)
Blazer: Tinley Road (old)
Bottoms: Trouve
Shoes: Ivanka Trump
Accessories: Bauble Bar earrings, Bauble Bar ring, Bauble Bar ring

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Photography: Eunice Giarta

Summer tweed: First blog post!

Hi everybody! Welcome to tailored and true. I am so excited to share my fashion journal with you!

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I’m nervous and excited about embarking on this journey of stepping outside of my comfort zone, pushing my creativity, and sharing my thoughts along the way. Please leave me a comment below to let me know you were here, and feel free to leave suggestions about what you would like to see going forward and how I can improve my blog!

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I love this tweed skirt because it is so versatile. It can be dressed up with a silk top as I’ve worn it here, or taken to a more casual place with a tank top or fitted t-shirt. I find that it can also be worn in all seasons – just add a pair of black tights underneath when it gets cold out.



Thank you so much for reading!


Top: Club Monaco
Bottom: Madewell (old, similar here and here)
Shoes: Lauren Ralph Lauren
Accessories: Stella and Dot necklace, Cape Cod Jewelers bracelet, Ralph by Ralph Lauren sunglasses

Photography: Yuchen Feng