Eclectically feminine style by Mary Gui

The Most Romantic Blouse: Living in a Fairytale

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Based on my clothing choices, I’m pretty sure I’m meant to live in a fairytale and not in real life. Remember this outfit when I also decided to dress up like a modern day fairytale princess? I guess I couldn’t get enough of fairytale dressing just once. But in my defense, this blouse from Chicwish is actually named “Like a Fairy” on the website, so I couldn’t help myself. This really is the most romantic blouse I own, from the sweetheart neckline to the dramatic ruffles and billowy sleeves. And not to mention it’s white, which just adds to its dreamy effect. I kind of want to wear this blouse on a first date just to see my date’s reaction. I feel like it would be such a showstopper and unexpected first date look.

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Since I am all about color, of course I had to pair the white blouse with something colorful. The dramatic proportions of this top called for something a bit more streamlined underneath, so I chose a pleated A-line skirt to help slim the waist and hips. I absolutely love this bold blue floral print contrasted with the white top, I think it’s a winning combination. To add length to my frame, I went with pointy toe vintage heels to balance the midi length of the skirt. I am also totally digging my festival inspired ombre and tribal nail art from Akiko Nails. This is my second time getting nail art from them, you can see the first time here. I thought the ombre design would be simple but little did I know it is actually one of the most complicated designs! In order to achieve the ombre effect, the nail artist has to slowly layer on the color with a sponge; I’m pretty sure we did at least 5-6 layers!

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For my accessories, I made sure to leave my neck bare to invoke a romantic vibe and let the sweetheart neckline shine. Instead, I played up my hair with a romantic floral headband, and also added black and white Baublebar earrings for a hint of sparkle. I chose a small handbag to keep with the fairytale vibe, because obviously princesses don’t need big bags since they have servants carrying everything for them. To match the gold chain on my bag, I went with a delicate gold watch from RumbaTime for a sophisticated touch.

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Shop the Look:


What I’m Wearing:
Blouse: Chicwish
Skirt: Zara old (similar here)
Heels: Vintage (similar here)
Bag: Deux Lux (on sale!)
Earrings: BaubleBar
Watch: RumbaTime
Headband: Olivia The Wolf
Nails: Akiko Salon

Thanks for reading,

*This post is in collaboration with Chicwish, Baublebar, and RumbaTime. As always, all views and opinions expressed are my own.

Photography: Kathleen O’Neill


36 comments so far.

36 responses to “The Most Romantic Blouse: Living in a Fairytale”

  1. Lauren says:

    So pretty and love the flower crown!


  2. Liss says:

    Love the outfit! Especially that purse!

  3. Liv says:

    Love the off the shoulder and ruffle detail!


  4. Lynn Woods says:

    This is the cutest top! I could so use it this weekend for a party I’m going to.

  5. Elizabeth says:

    oh my gosh. I want this outfit! That top is SO magical! I can’t believe I didn’t see it sooner!


  6. Amber says:

    Such a cute outfit! Idk if i could pull it off like you have!

  7. Sharon says:

    Looove that blouse! It’s so fun and flirty and perfect with that skirt or even with dark jeans. Super cute!

  8. What a unique outfit! Looks very fun and flattering on you and perfect for the warmer summer months.

  9. Colleen says:

    Wow! This outfit is so beautiful and romantic 🙂 I love the skirt.


  10. Kea Ortega says:

    Omggggg i love your blouse!! And the skirt simply makes the whole look perfect!❤❤ looking forward to see more of your posts Mary!❤

  11. Chelsea says:

    That skirt is amaaaazing! Love this whole outfit!

  12. So beautiful in that Chicwish top…super romantic and dreamy. Love it paired with the lovely blue skirt. The pearl headband is the perfect addition. You are a gorgeous princess!

  13. wendy says:

    Love the outfit. It is so cute. 🙂

  14. Amanda Kruse says:

    That top is awesome! I love this whole look!

    Amanda ||

  15. Luzel says:

    I would love to wear this, and you make it look great, but white does not stay white on me. I love the rough out doors too much haha

  16. Belle says:

    That is such a phenomenal top and I love how you styled it!

    Belle | One Awesome Momma

  17. Cait says:

    this outfit just screams GORGEOUS! love the color blue on you!

  18. Alicia Chew says:

    So obsessed with this outfit girl! The top is beyond gorgeous!

    xo, Alicia |

  19. Girl, this blouse was made for you! So cute, and it’s definitely a showstopper!
    – Brenda

  20. Helene says:

    This whole outfit is adorable and perfect for summer! That blouse is so unique and you pull it off flawlessly!

    xo, Lovely Miss Lola

  21. Kim says:

    That top is absolutely gorgeous!! Love how you styled it, too!

  22. Ashley says:

    This top is so dreamy!! I love how you styled it!

  23. That’s a beautiful skirt! Love the color and print.


  24. Emely Roman says:

    What a gorgeous blouse! Unfortunately I am a little self conscious about my back. But I love the look on you!

    • says:

      there is nothing to be self conscious about! embrace your body because you are beautiful, and rock whatever you want to wear!

  25. Laila says:

    These pics are so dreamy! I recently purchased a top with really voluminous sleeves and I was a little hesitant to wear it but after seeing you rock this look I can’t wait to wear it!

  26. Carly says:

    This blouse is really pretty! I love your earrings and bag too!

  27. This top really is so romantic! I absolutely love the way you paired it with this skirt!

  28. Absolutely gorgeous! I love this whole look on you!

  29. Katy says:

    Loving all the ruffles and flounces of that blouse. And the pattern on the skirt is so pretty. – Katy

  30. Maggie says:

    That top is everything! Love it!!

  31. Olivia Kaye says:

    Pretty sure I absolutely need that top. And your nails are AMAZING. Love them.

  32. The print of this skirt is so cute!

  33. Kelsey says:

    That skirt is stunning! xo

  34. What a pretty outfit!! I love a good blouse!

  35. Noelle says:

    You look beautiful in this top! I agree it looks great with a mid length skirt!

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