April 22, 2016

The ‘IT’ Blouse

By In fashion

Good evening! This is my first blog post after returning from beautiful Milan, which was such a wonderful and stunning city to visit. As one of the fashion capitals of the world, I have long wished to visit the stunning Italian city, and see for myself its aura and charm which is the home of many top fashion houses: from Prada, to Valentino, to Dolce & Gabbana, to Versace. After returning from my short break there, I can easily say that it did not disappoint!


My trip to Milan was a family holiday, and so although I was essentially visiting tourist spots and discovering the city, I spent a lot of time thinking of some smart outfits to wear for the next few blog posts! I’ve titled today’s post ‘The IT blouse’, as I thought: what better way to begin my exploration of the city than wearing my favourite piece from Archive by Alexa? The Harry Blouse, as it is officially titled, has most certainly been the most popular piece from Alexa Chung’s collaboration with M&S (http://fayeisabella.co.uk/2016/04/archive-by-alexa.html), which is not entirely surprising. With it’s chic and stylish Victorian cut, the blouse serves as both a smart and classy piece to wear in the day, or a dressy shirt to suit a tailored and suited look in the evening.

I purchased the white Harry Blouse as I knew it would suit practically any item of clothing. Though for my first day in Milan, I decided to keep my look entirely monochrome, pairing it with simple black cigarette trousers. Many people might believe the look to be too dressy for the day, but when you’re in one of the fashion capitals of the world, I don’t believe it matters! However, I did decide to tone down the dressiness of the outfit with some Miu-Miu inspired sneakers, and added a bohemian hat to compliment the beautiful weather!

Throughout the day, my parents & I enjoyed visiting some of Milan’s central tourist attractions, most notably the Duomo Cathedral, which was architecturally stunning inside, and posed a mesmeric panoramic view of Milan from it’s authentically gothic roof. As major coffee lovers, we couldn’t help but stop for coffee in Milan’s iconic Gucci Café, situated in Galleria Vittorio Emanuele. It was certainly a glamorous experience; I can now say that I’ve ate Gucci cake and drank Gucci coffee! I think that the best way to capture a true sense of a city is simply to walk around it, and so we did exactly that. By not using transport at all throughout the holiday, I was able to fully appreciate why Milan is defined as such a stylish city.

I’m going to be uploading two more posts from my time in Milan, so keep visiting for more updates on my explorations of the city and different day looks! Until then, I hope you enjoy the photos below!

Faye .x

Blouse: Marks & Spencer (Archive by Alexa)

Trousers: H&M

Hat: BooHoo

Sneakers: BooHoo

Bag: ASOS

Watch: Daniel Wellington

Shades: Spitalfields Market, London

– xxx –
79 Comments
  1. Maja K April 23, 2016

    Milan is a beautiful city 🙂 Amazing photos and your outfit is on point! 🙂 xx Maja
    http://majasmuffin.blogspot.com

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  2. Faye Fearon April 23, 2016

    Ahh thank you very much, Maja! Have a lovely day .xx

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  3. Fashion Snobber April 23, 2016

    Your look is very perfect, love your style and this blouse is very chic, pure love! *_*
    Milan is a indimenticable city.
    Kiss
    Luna
    http://www.fashionsnobber.com

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  4. Faye Fearon April 23, 2016

    Thank you so much Luna, I'm so glad you like it! Milan is such a beautiful city! .x

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  5. Aleczandra Sallows April 23, 2016

    Wow, the details on this blouse are just beautiful. I love the ruffled neckline!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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  6. Hana Babajic April 23, 2016

    I love the outfit and I'm obsessing over how amazing these photos are. Milan sure is a mesmerizing city.

    TRENDGALORE
    INSTAGRAM

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  7. Cara E April 23, 2016

    Ah I keep seeing this blouse everywhere right now, love how you've styled it!
    http://www.britishmermaid.blogspot.co.uk

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  8. Evelyn Halim April 23, 2016

    love the outfit! and the cake look so delish
    have a great weekend
    xx,
    http://evelyn-halim.blogspot.co.id/

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  9. RaeAbigael April 23, 2016

    wow, you look gorgeous! i super love black and white outfits 🙂

    xoxo, rae
    http://www.raellarina.net/

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  10. Suvarna Gold April 23, 2016
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  11. The Fashion Folks April 23, 2016

    Love the blouse, it's soooo chic! And you've matched it perfectly with the hat and sunnies! Xx

    http://www.thefashionfolks.com

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  12. Faye Fearon April 23, 2016

    Ahh thank you so much Hana, that's so lovely of you to say! It most definitely is, so beautiful! Have a lovely day .x

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  13. Alita Claudia April 23, 2016

    loving the WHOLE look! the blouse ur wearing is similar to alexa chung's! also your shades and shoes <333 oh god I miss milan!

    VVEEKEND 1O1

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  14. Faye Fearon April 23, 2016

    Haha it's so popular Cara! I'm not surprised though; it's gorgeous! Thank you so much! .x

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  15. Faye Fearon April 23, 2016

    Thank you Evelyn! Oh gosh the cakes were so delicious, most definitely Gucci standard haha! .x

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  16. Faye Fearon April 23, 2016

    Thank you so much Rae! Me too; they never go out of style! Have a great day .x

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  17. Faye Fearon April 23, 2016

    Hahaha it was amazing! .x

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  18. Faye Fearon April 23, 2016

    Thanks so much lovely, I'm so glad you like it!! .x

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  19. Faye Fearon April 23, 2016

    Thank you Alita! Haha well she did design it! Have a lovely day .xx

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  20. Andjela Dujovic April 23, 2016

    I like your blog, its really dope.
    Do you want to follow each other?
    If you want, than follow me, and let me know in comments, so I can follow you back with pleasure.
    We can follow each other on Instagram @andjela.dujovic, let me know in the comments so I can follow you back.

    http://www.bekleveer.com
    xoxo

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  21. cielofronteras April 23, 2016

    Your photos are so stunning! Love the background! Suits your look so well =)
    – Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

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  22. Elwira Charmuszko April 23, 2016

    Fantastic photos! Background is amazing *o*

    I hope that you visit my blog too and maybe follow: SPIKED-SOUL.BLOGSPOT.COM 🙂
    Have a nice day!

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  23. Rams luvbeauty April 23, 2016

    Beautiful place & amazing outift!

    Have a great weekend!

    http://www.luv4beautyblog.com

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  24. Bash Harry April 24, 2016

    It looks like you had a wonderful time in Milan! I love white blouses, and your's is gorgeous! Perfect in it simplicity, especially paired with black pants <3

    xx Bash |   go say   H E Y   B A S H

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  25. Faye Fearon April 24, 2016

    Thanks lovely! & yes, for sure! .x

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  26. Faye Fearon April 24, 2016

    Ahh thank you so much Cielo, I'm so glad you like them! Thanks for visiting .x

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  27. Faye Fearon April 24, 2016

    Thank you very much, Elwira! I will do .xx

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  28. Faye Fearon April 24, 2016

    Thank you so much lovely! You too! Thanks for visiting .x

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  29. Faye Fearon April 24, 2016

    Ahh I did thank you Bash, it was wonderful! So glad you like the outfit, thanks so much! Have a lovely day .x

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  30. Dana Ivy April 24, 2016

    Stop it now with this look, those photos, and that backdrop! Such a vision!

    Xox Dana Ivy // http://www.iadorewhatilove.com

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  31. Maggie Dallospedale April 24, 2016

    Hi sweetie!
    Beautiful pics! In love with your makeup!
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

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  32. Marsya Aulia Rizkita April 25, 2016

    Adore your blouse!
    So classy and you're so pretty.

    don't forget to visit me back,

    heymarsya.blogspot.co.id

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  33. Melisa Affandy April 25, 2016

    milan looks amazing and I couldn't agree more, that is definitely the IT blouse. you look gorgeous, flawless outfit! <3
    http://www.rebelrebel.co x

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  34. Surface 85 April 25, 2016

    Lovely post! I totally adore this blouse, it's so Alexa! You look so chic. I can't wait to see your other Milan posts 🙂

    xx,

    Aurelie | http://www.surface85.com

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  35. Ianne Cabangon April 25, 2016

    I am.loving that blouse perfect when in Milan.
    Xo, Christianne
    http://simplychristianne.com

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  36. Elma Becar April 25, 2016

    Divnaa si, jako mi se svidja tvoj blog i dodala sam te. Bila bih zahvalna da uzvratis.

    Moj blog: http://elbexxfashiondiary.blogspot.ba/

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  37. Faye Fearon April 25, 2016

    Aww thank you so much Dana, that's so lovely of you to say! Thank you for visiting .x

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  38. Faye Fearon April 25, 2016

    Ahh thank you very much, Maggie! .x

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  39. Faye Fearon April 25, 2016

    Thank you so much, Marsya, that's too kind! Have a lovely day .xx

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  40. Faye Fearon April 25, 2016

    It's a beautiful city Melisa, I would highly recommend going if you ever have the opportunity to! Thank you so much, have a great day! .xx

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  41. Faye Fearon April 25, 2016

    Aww thank you very much Aurelie, I hope you enjoy them! .xx

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  42. Faye Fearon April 25, 2016

    Thank you so much, Christianne! .xx

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  43. Faye Fearon April 25, 2016

    Thanks so much lovely, will do! .x

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  44. Jalisa G April 25, 2016

    You look beautiful, girlie! I adore the whole look, including your makeup, which looks so flawless and ties in well with your outfit! The photos are also real lovely and gotta love that photobomber in the second shot, haha! I've never heard of the Gucci Cafe before, which I'm really surprised about; thanks for sharing, I'll definitely be going there when in Milan! I hope you have a fab week ahead, girlie!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

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  45. Faye Fearon April 25, 2016

    Thank you very much for your lovely comment, Jalisa! Haha oh gosh I noticed that, she's looking great isn't she?! Ahh I'm glad I could help in regards to the Gucci Cafe; it was beautiful, so you should definitely go! You too lovely, thanks for visiting! .xx

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  46. Kelsey & Kenecha April 26, 2016

    Amazing photos! I love what you're wearing! 🙂

    Florals&Smiles

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  47. Ambi April 26, 2016

    Stunning pictures dear, and you look lovely dear 🙂 x
    http://www.ambiinwonderland.com

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  48. Noey Lolita April 26, 2016

    So so magic outfit and pictures, is really nice this masculine composition, top is really lovely

    Melange-Boutique Blog || Instgram

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  49. meron njambi April 26, 2016

    You clearly belong in Milan Faye!! That blouse oozes elegance and edge. I love your shoes and pants too. You are such a stunner!!
    http://www.fashionstylemogul.com

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  50. Faye Fearon April 26, 2016

    Thank you so much, so glad you like them! .x

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  51. Faye Fearon April 26, 2016

    Aww thank you very much!! .x

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  52. Faye Fearon April 26, 2016

    So glad you like the outfit and photos, thank you very much!! Have a lovely day .x

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  53. Faye Fearon April 26, 2016

    Haha ahh thank you Meron, that's so lovely of you! Glad you like the outfit, thanks so much for visiting! .x

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  54. Perkymegs Megha April 26, 2016

    you are so chic and stylish dear 🙂

    http://perkymegs.com/

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  55. Faye Fearon April 26, 2016

    Aw that's so nice of you to say, thanks so much lovely! .x

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  56. Sophie Atieno April 26, 2016

    Wow!I really envy you.You just came back from Milan,wow again.You look so chic in the classic colors.Nice look.
    sophieatieno.com

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  57. Faye Fearon April 26, 2016

    Haha it was a wonderful trip, Sophie! So glad you like the look, thank you very much! Have a great day .x

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  58. Maggie Zemanek April 26, 2016

    Wow, I love these photos!! What a cool outfit, too!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

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  59. Faye Fearon April 26, 2016

    Thank you so much Maggie, so glad you like them! .x

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  60. awhite April 26, 2016

    Love that blouse- and the floppy hat is such a good touch!

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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  61. Faye Fearon April 26, 2016

    Ahh thank you Ashley, glad you like it!! .x

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  62. Faye Fearon April 26, 2016

    It's beautiful isn't it, Aleczandra? Thank you for visiting! .x

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  63. LEN K April 27, 2016
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  64. Faye Fearon April 27, 2016

    Thanks lovely! .x

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  65. Caramella April 27, 2016

    Love that blouse on you! You are so pretty!

    http://hungrycaramella.blogspot.it/

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  66. Carmen Vecchio April 27, 2016

    cute blouse
    Mrs NoOne

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  67. Faye Fearon April 27, 2016

    Aww thank you so much Caramella, that's so nice of you to say! Have a lovely day .xx

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  68. Faye Fearon April 27, 2016

    Thanks Carmen! .x

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  69. Such a great look! It would not be more perfect in that beautiful setting!

    Annessa
    http://www.seekingsunshine.com

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  70. Faye Fearon April 28, 2016

    Aww thank you very much Annessa, so glad you like it! Thanks for visiting .x

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  71. Hi Tea Style April 29, 2016

    Such beautiful photos! Love your outfit!
    http://www.hiteastyle.com

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  72. Olivia Rodriguez April 29, 2016

    Ahhh I love this!!! You look so so chic! Absolutely gorgeous girly!! Where is your phone case from?! I'm obsessed!!

    xx Olivia
    http://www.hellooliviablog.com

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  73. Brooke A April 29, 2016

    Gorgeous city, gorgeous outfit!

    Brooke
    Pumps and Push-Ups

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  74. Faye Fearon April 30, 2016

    Thank you very much lovely! .x

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  75. Faye Fearon April 30, 2016

    Ahh thank you very much Olivia! & it's Karl Lagerfeld, I bought it in the London store! Thanks for visiting .xx

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  76. Faye Fearon April 30, 2016

    Thanks, Brooke! .x

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  77. Agnese Kalnarāja May 6, 2016

    Beautiful pictures and your outfit is so cool! xx

    AGNESE from http://www.theblogness.com

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  78. Faye Fearon May 10, 2016

    Thank you so much Agnese! .x

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  79. Emily June 22, 2016

    Okay, I am seriously in love with your blog already! So jealous you live in London too. It's one of my most favorite cities. 🙂 Perfect photography.

    -Emily http://www.coatandcoffee.com

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