I would love to be able to claim that these photos were shot inside in order to take advantage of the windowpane theme, cleverly incorporating the windowpane motif of my top with the French doors inside our house. The reality is that it was so cold and rainy outside, even if I could have stood it long enough to take a photo (nope), the wind just simply wouldn't allow me to do so. I had hair stuck to my lipgloss the instant I walked outside. That's a great look. Such is the fate of the personal style enthusiast who lives in Scotland.

I found this Narcisco Rodriguez for Design Nation top last June while I was home in the U.S. on a thrifting mission, and have been meaning to show it to you for a while.  I forget how much I paid for it, but it would have been pretty cheap.  It is 100% silk, and I love the cropped, boxy shape and the windowpane trim. It even came with a silk camisole built-in, which I love, because I find sheer items to be kind of a pain in the ass sometimes;  you often have to put just as much thought into what goes underneath the sheer top as you do the entire look, if not more. I tend to shy away from sheerness for that very reason. I like things that are easy to wear. I tend not to reach for them otherwise.

In addition to its ease of wear, like so many of my printed and textured wardrobe items, this top is an accessory unto itself, and requires very little in the way of accompaniment. Perfect for getting ready in a hurry.

Thirfted Narcisco Rodriguez for Design Nation silk top, J. Crew mohair cardigan, thrifted Armani A/X jeans, Nine West boots 

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  1. Love this was a great find and looks wonderful with the cardigan! Have a wonderful week!

  2. I love the clear colours, Kristin and your lipstick is perfect with this look!
    Just recently I bought new black boots and I am wearing them all the time.

    We have snow but luckily at this time it is possible to take outside photos as it has been quite sunny recently.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  3. Love that NR blouse and the pairing with those great boots. Your warm, dry home looks very inviting!

  4. You look absolutely fantastic. And the inside background is great for the shot.

  5. Hi there! Such a great look, loving the red cardigan and your sheer top was a lovely find!

  6. That blouse is amazing on you! Boxy blouses are not easy to pull off but it's truly beautiful. I love your boots, too.
    The weather here has been miserable lately as well. I think a lot of us will be taking indoor pictures for a while ;-)


  7. Kristin this is such a great look - the perfect proportions on you!! Plus I'm wearing window pane checks today too - the shape of your top suits the pattern perfectly. Love, love, love...!

    Catherine x

  8. Simple but striking look.


  9. Gorgeous! And like you said, simple/easy is always better. I love how you styled it… letting the top take center stage (where it belongs), but those boots - wow!! They are also a showstopper. Love the height and the buckles. And not to sound to weird, but the 2nd shot of you with your hair falling in your face is absolutely stunning :)
    xo ~kim (and chloe) @

  10. It's a very beautiful outfit, we like it a lot!

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    Kiss, Selina & Olivia, The RedViolet


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