And that’s our exiting theme, put a ruffle on it! I love ruffles, ruffled blouses, dresses and skirts! I love them ever since Adam and the Ants ( there also comes my love for military jackets from) and 1999 by Prince! Ruffles are dramatic and fun!
Stylish Monday is created out of a Facebook group of Life and Style bloggers. Every month we interpret a theme in our own way, fashionable wise of course. It’s a fun way to be creative with clothing and accessories. And to see how other women interpret a theme chosen by someone else. It is a fabulous fashionable way to create something beautiful with other bloggers.
Put a ruffle on it
This is my beloved ruffle blouse. It’s a old one and I don’t wear it often, but those ruffles are so perfect to me. And I love the color combination and the kind a preppy look, but the cool feel that the blouse gives me. I need a black one too, of course. But this one, although it’s not my favorite color, has the perfect ruffles. The only thing that I need from a black blouse are ruffles at the cuffs! So if you happen to see one, give me a sign!
Take a look at my fashionable friends
Amy of Amy’s Creative Pursuits
I always like it when clothing items have a little extra detail added to them. The ruffle on the bottom of this chambray skirt is flirty and fun! It wouldn’t be as interesting if it was just a typical A-line skirt.
Suzanne of Ask Suzanne Bell
Flirty and fun, ruffles add a touch of femininity to any outfit, which is something I’m looking for these days. Whether it’s an extra flounce on a dress or skirt or a big ruffle on top, give it a try and enjoy a little extra spring in your step all day long!
Julie of Fashion Trends and Friends
Ruffles add details and interest! I’m all about them both big and small. They make an impact and elevate an outfit!
Shelbee of Shelbee on the Edge
I don’t have a lot of ruffled things in my wardrobe, but I do love the dramatic flounce that can often be found in kimono styles. Big flared bell sleeves and a wide flounce at the bottom of a mixed pattern kimono paired with a denim mermaid skirt seemed to fit the theme this month.
Brigitte of Brigitte Marie Foret Blog
I love incorporating ruffles into my everyday looks, because they add a subtle femininity to any outfit. Ruffles possess the ability to transform any basic garment into an elevated statement piece. Whether worn during the week, or for a special occasion, ruffles are definitely an element of clothing that I enjoy wearing.
Andrea of Pearls and Pant Suits
Nicole of High Latitude Style
I am not a ruffle person. Thus, this dress is just a tryout of the current trend. The plan was to cut the ruffle off if I wouldn’t like it. I am still undecided whether to cut or not to cut it off. What do you think?
Emma of Style Splash
I love ruffles and frills – especially on blouses – because they add a bit of drama to an outfit. I bought this red one a few years ago in a sale and never get bored with it.
Ada of Elegance and Mommyhood
This lovely yellow dress has been in my closet for over a decade (it’s by Express). I wore it to our Florida vacation last year. Since the “challenge” was all about ruffles and flounce I decided to go full steam with this fully-ruffled dress. It reminds me a little bit of the 20s from a century ago.
Lucy of Lucy Bertoldi.com
Ruffles are fashion’s way of telling you not to take styling too seriously- lighten up! oving this ruffle theme- so freeing (and it also helps that this blouse is in my very favourite Spring colour)!
So I hope you liked our theme! And now lets start a party!
You are invited to the Inlinkz link party!
Love the color of your blouse, the outfit combination and your ruffles – they are so romantic and girly.
Thanks Suzanne! It was a lovely theme!
All of you looking lovely. I really like browsing through group posts! xx
Thank you very much Laurie!
Definitely a blouse worth keeping. I hope you find a black one with ruffles at the sleeves or at least have fun hunting for it! Hope your week is off to a great start Nancy!
Thanks Kellyann! Have a great week!
I like ruffles too! They make everything feel just a touch more fancy.
They do! They are kind a cool aren’t they!
Nancy, I loooove your ruffled blouse! The color is so pretty and I really like the ruffled collar. I have been searching the thrift stores for ruffled blouses for a few years now and I cannot find any! I guess I need to expand my search to new items.
I love your take on ruffles! Not too girly but still chic. I adore the color combo too! Thanks for the link up Nancy!
Indeed, I am not a girly girl! Our pleasure Kathrine!
this is such a pretty look. I love all the layers and color combos.
I think most of my ruffles are on skirts! This is a really pretty color combination: I have seen some pairing I need to take note of so I can try pairing similar colors in my closet.
Yes, try it! Thanks Mireille!
This is a great color color combo, I love pink and burgundy! Your ruffled blouse is lovely! This theme is up my alley 🙂
Thanks Jess!I like pink and burgundy too, especially with grey!
Ah, Adam and the Ants! I love ruffles too, and your ruffle blouse is such a gorgeous colour. I love how you styled it with grey and pale pink. I saw a similar blouse to Emma’s in the charity shop the other week. I didn’t buy it though as it was in the same shade of green as the ruffle blouse I wore a couple of posts ago! xxx
You can never have enough ruffles Ann!Lol.
This is a wonderful ruffle blouse. I have to admit, it’s only been recently since I’ve embraced ruffles, but now I’m such a huge fan!!
It adds a bit more interest sometimes. I did love them back in the 80s!
Lovely colour combination! The ruffled blouse is fabulous and I love how you’ve layered it under the jumper and jacket!
Thank you very much Emma!
Some wonderful ruffled looks here – I’m particularly drawn to Emma’s and Lucy’s outfits, very similar to my own style. I’ve had many ruffled “bib” blouses like your burgundy one, Nancy – they’re awesome for layering.
Thank you so much for the link-party, Nancy!
Yes Emma’s and Lucy’s style should appeal to you! They are so creative! Just like you!
Love all these ruffles, some banging outfits on here. Thanks for sharing them Nancy. Jacqui x
A little or a lot, ruffles are a fabulous detail that can be added to any look. The color of your blouse is fabulous and compliments you well.
Thanks, I like it now better then a few years ago!
Your ruffled blouse is beautiful and sure ruffles are romantic! The color combo is fab!
That ruffle blouse is gorgeous, Nancy! I love how you styled it, with the pale pink skirt – it’s a different combination and it looks FAB! Everybody nailed this theme!
Thank you very much Suzy!
I just can’t get enough of the ruffle on this blouse and the delicious drama of it all- it’s epic! You look amazing:)
Oh thanks Lucy! Coming from you it means the world to me!
I LOVE ruffles. I am rather large chested and feeling a bit uncomfortable about wearing them on top sometimes but love the idea of a ruffled sleeve or hem. Terrific prompt and lovely looks.
Thank you very much Leslie!