Sunday, May 9, 2021

May Stylish Monday - Put A Ruffle On It

On the second Monday of every month a group of style bloggers and I pick a theme, style an outfit based on that theme, and then do a link up together where you can join too!  This month's theme is "Put A Ruffle On It".  Even though I have never been a fan of ruffles, I LOVED this theme!  It was so much fun to see what all the other ladies came up with,  and I was amazed at how many things with ruffles I actually owned.  



I decided this cute, fun and flirty chambray skirt was perfect for the challenge because the ruffled hem is so obvious.


Now that I'm closer to leaving my fifties behind and nearing the sixties, I prefer my skirts to be a little longer.  I think this just-above-the knee is perfect for me.


I paired my ruffled skirt with a yellow and black top from Maurice's and then I added a gingham bag for interest.

For jewelry, I went with yellow stud earrings and a black and white bracelet.  It was a warm day, so I was able to wear white sandals.



I really love this skirt.  I was able to snag it for just a few dollars at a Younkers Going-out-of-Business sale.



This cute covered bridge is in another town near ours.  They really made a nice park area for fishing and baseball. They also have a great playground for the kids, and a pretty gazebo.  


When I think of ruffles, I usually picture some gigantic, frilly, ultra-feminine dress.  But I found out in doing this challenge that there are many ways to add the ruffle trend to your wardrobe without looking too feminine or frilly.



Without a ruffle, this chambray skirt would just be so plain and uninteresting.



So what do you think?  Are you a fan of ruffles or not?  Be sure to check out all the ruffles in the other ladies outfits before you decide.  Your answer might change and surprise you.



And now let's see what the other ladies in the group are wearing and be sure to link up your outfits too!

Brigitte


Brigitte - Brigitte Marie Foret Blog & @brigittemarieforet on Instagram - 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.



Julie


Julie - Fashion Trends and Friends and Instagram FashionTandF -  Ruffles add details and interest!  I’m all about them both big and small. They make an impact and elevate an outfit! 

Nancy


Nancy -  Nancy’s Fashion Style - 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 punky 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!


Emma


Emma - The 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.

Shelbee


Shelbee - 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.

Suzanne


Suzanne - 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!


Nicole


Nicole - 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?

Andrea


Andy - Pearls and Pantsuits - I’ll confess, ruffles aren’t exactly my thing, since I don’t really need any extra fluff on my already fluffy pear shaped body! This top has a delicate ruffle detail around the wrist, and the floral print adds the touch of romance that is so big this season. 

Ada



Ada - 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


Lucy - Lucy Bertoldi.com Ruffles are fashion’s way of telling you not to take styling too seriously- lighten up!  loving this ruffle theme- so freeing (and it also helps that this blouse is in my very favourite Spring colour)!   

And Me!

Amy - 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.

Have A Great Day! Amy

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42 comments:

  1. Amy, I love this cute little chambray skirt and the ruffled hem is perfect for the theme and for adding some extra length. Your yellow floral top is so pretty, too! Great location for photos. And how are you nearing 60?! I didn't think you were even 50!

    Shelbee
    www.shelbeeontheedge.com

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    1. Thank you Shelbee! No, I'm 58 and will be 59 in November so I am closer to 60 than 50 now. Most people can never believe how old I am, but I feel I see it every time I look in the mirror. But I try to look my best with healthy living all my life. I have never drank or smoked. I've always exercised and ate right for the most part.

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  2. That is a super cute skirt!

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  3. That's a lovely skirt and the length works great for you!

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  4. Such a pretty skirt with the perfect amount of ruffles! And I love this lengths! A really fun and unique bag too, a perfect pattern to go with the floral print blouse!

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    1. Thanks Ellie! I was unsure about the bag, but my attempt was to add something a little unexpected to the outfit.

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  5. This look is really sweet, definitely something I would wear. Most of my ruffles are either skirts or on sleeves.
    www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

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    1. That is good to hear! I like following fashion bloggers who wear the type of clothes I would wear. And yes, the placement of ruffles is huge for me. I don't really like ruffles across my chest because they make a big bust look even bigger.

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  6. Hi Amy!
    I love this skirt, it’s such a great style on you and you pulled it together beautifully with this yellow top. And what a great setting you found to shoot the photos! Love it!
    xx
    Suzanne
    www.AskSuzanneBell.com

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    1. Thank you. It's just a local park that we stopped at on the way home, but the perfect photo opportunity!

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  7. Fabulous skirt and I love how you styled it with this cute yellow top! And you do not look your age my friend! Wow!
    Suzanne

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    1. Thank you! I've never taken advantage of my age at any restaurants for the "Senior Discounts", but if I do my daughter says "Have your ID ready!" :)

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  8. Not only is the length of the skirt so perfect Amy, but I like this kind because they are easier to sit it...not so tight and they don't ride up as much!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    1. Oh, you are so right. Short skirts are cute...until you sit down or bend over! :)

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  9. Everyone looks lovely..
    You look wonderful.

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  10. Fabulous look, Amy. Fun and fresh - perfect for Spring. I really like that you added gingham into the mix with your purse. Brilliant idea.

    Rena
    www.finewhateverblog.com

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    1. Thank you! I thought the outfit needed a little quirky something to make it more interesting.

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  11. I love ruffles and even though you aren't a big of it, I love how you styled your look. That chambray skirt is not only timeless but I love that it is unique because of the ruffled hem. The gingham bag is a nice touch too. You can't go wrong with this pairing.

    Maureen | www.littlemisscasual.com

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    1. Thanks so much Maureen. I like ruffles, but just not too much of them and the placement of ruffles are also important to me. I would never wear ruffles on my chest for example, because they would just make my chest look bigger.

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  12. Whenever I am with my granddaughter, I become aware that I need more ruffles in my life!

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  13. Love this skirt! You're right about the length as well- so perfect! You look great!

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  14. Your ruffled skirt is darling! Love this fun print mix!

    Jill - Doused in Pink

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  15. Amy,

    It's the cutest ruffled chambray skirt! I love how you've styled it!

    Julie xo

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  16. I don't have much with ruffles but loving your cute skirt - the chambray material stops it looking too "ruffly" if that makes sense! It's a great length on you.

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    1. Yes, it does make sense. Maybe that's why I like this skirt so much.

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  17. I love ruffles! That skirt is absolutely perfect on you!

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  18. That is such a cute ruffle skirt! I think chambray goes with everything and the ruffle hem is a really nice detail! I have a couple ruffle hem pieces, it's a fun touch and adds a little more interest to a staple piece :)

    Hope you are having a good weekend :) Thank you for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkUp!

    Away From The Blue

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  19. You look so cute!! I love the length of the skirt. Usually ruffles aren't my favorite, but your skirt is the absolute cutest, as I love the subtleness to it. One ruffle is perfect! And it's so springy paired with your yellow top.
    Thank you for joining my linkup last week!

    -Grace
    gracefulrags.com

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    1. Thank you. Ruffles aren't my favorite either, but this skirt just is too cute.

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