|blouse & belt: Gap, skirt: Nordstrom Rack, shoes: Nordstrom|
I bought this blouse during one of Gap's ridonkulous sales with the highest of hopes. I loved the color, the polka dots and, most of all, the ruffles down the front. Sadly, it was voted off of wardrobe island after a gajillion attempts to make it work. None of my pantalones had a high enough waist to tuck this purple gem into without looking Sloppy Sally (no offense to anyone named Sally). Leaving it untucked and belting it never looked right either because its length was off ever so slightly, probably due to my abnormally long torso. But thanks to my trusty stretchy pencil skirt and the not-so-little Baby Bean growing in my now non-existant waistline, I was able to overcome my 2 hurdles and rescue this little orphan from the donation pile.