1 Item, 3 Ways – Natasha Blouse in Gardenshade Floral

To help me with defining my style and continuous closet purging I am starting a new feature of showing how to wear one item 3 ways. I know a lot of you try to also use this idea when making/keeping purchases. These will be items I currently have or have recently purchased and am on the fence about keeping. I will show everything “IRL” so you can see the true items and colors together.

The first piece was part of an outfit I wore last week at home and then to dinner at a Pizza Garden that evening. I find that my outfits consist of three things: a top, bottom and shoes. Very basic and simple because the need for jewelry or other layers doesn’t fit my work-from-home life. I paired the Natasha Blouse in Gardenshade Floral with hemmed Matchsticks and Cece Ballet Flats in Black (but probably should have done the Navy instead). This is a blouse I was sad I missed out on last Spring but happily found it on ebay a few weeks ago.

As the weather cools, I can add a cardigan for inside the house and to run errands. This is the Jackie in Landscape Green and is a great match to the Natasha Blouse. 

I added the Navy Schoolboy for a more polished look, still keeping my three basics, and the Jackie Cardigan. 

For work, I kept the Jackie and changed to the Sterling Skirt in Crimson Maple, that I was able to purchase from a fellow JCA, and my Louboutin’s in Cranberry. A black heel will work as well. A Nude could work but I think a darker heel is best for this outfit. This green and burgundy pairing is beautiful, don’t you think? Buttoning the Jackie at the bottom helps you look more polished and leaner.

And, finally, to edge it up a bit I removed the cardigan and added my new Leather Moto Jacket in Cabernet. It’s amazingly gorgeous IRL and from Victoria’s Secret. I’ve been looking for a leather jacket for a very long time but could never find one I loved. Dark jeans like the Midrise Toothpick Jean in Carbon replace the Sterling Skirt and, again, the Louboutin’s in Cranberry finish this look. I only have gray Moto boots but short Black ones will do as well. I didn’t want to the look to be too edgy and I think the Moto Jacket in a different color suits the style without trying too hard.
So there you have it. The Natasha Blouse styled three ways (ok, maybe that was four). It’s a keeper. 
I hope you enjoyed this feature. If you have any suggestions or want to see an item styled 3 ways please leave a comment or email me. If I have the item or something similar I will be happy to feature it.
Have a Great Sunday!


  1. September 22, 2013 / 4:49 pm

    Audrey-This is a great idea! Theoretically I try to think of multiple outfits when I purchase something, but that doesn't always happen:) I love the Gardenshade floral print (I own the skirt) and the pairing with the crimson maple skirt. I love the moto jacket! I've been looking for one for ages that's real leather but doesn't cost as much as my mortgage payment. Ha ha. I've never purchased clothing from Victoria's Secret. Do you find the jacket fits true to size? Also the description says there is a peplum hem on the jacket, but I don't see it on either the website photo or on you. Is the peplum on the back? Is is prominent. TIA!

    • September 22, 2013 / 5:00 pm

      There's a Clare cadigan at the Factory in Cabernet that will go great with your skirt, if you don't already have that color. The Leather jacket has a very subtle peplum and does fit TTS. I bought the Medium/8-10. The sleeves are long on me but it fits great. Email me and I'll send you pics. The website has none with the detail.

    • September 22, 2013 / 5:26 pm

      Thanks Audrey! Great idea. I think I may have a cardigan similar in color. My email is 312jcgirl@gmail.com.

  2. September 22, 2013 / 9:39 pm

    you look fab! Great idea!

  3. September 23, 2013 / 5:47 am

    Audrey all the outfits look fantastic! I have the exact same cardigan and blazer. I missed out on the Sterling skirt in crimson maple but I have two other colors. Such a great fit for us petite curvy girls. The jacket is extra fabulous though. Could you send me the pics too? And any measurements you may have. Thanks so much. jnmullings [at] gmail.com

  4. September 23, 2013 / 6:09 am

    I like that third look best! So cute. You look so pretty in that skirt.

    Kate from Clear the Way

  5. September 23, 2013 / 10:11 am

    Audrey, love this feature! This blouse is beautiful. Can you comment on the sizing of the blouse vs. your perfect fit shirt size? You've inspired me to hunt this down, but I'm unsure of what size to take. Thanks, and please continue this feature going forward. It helps us fashion obsessed, idea cramped, time crunched moms 🙂

  6. September 23, 2013 / 5:41 pm

    Love this post and you look great in all outfits. I agree that it's a keeper!

  7. September 25, 2013 / 8:29 pm

    Audrey, I would love the pics of the leather jacket too! Can you send to me? Also forgive me…how tall are you? I am 5'8" with a long torso so wondering if it would be short. LOVE the color and the outfit!