The 'IT' Blouse


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. Milan is a beautiful city :) Amazing photos and your outfit is on point! :) xx Maja
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    1. Ahh thank you very much, Maja! Have a lovely day .xx

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  2. Your look is very perfect, love your style and this blouse is very chic, pure love! *_*
    Milan is a indimenticable city.
    Kiss
    Luna
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    1. Thank you so much Luna, I'm so glad you like it! Milan is such a beautiful city! .x

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

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

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

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    1. 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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  5. Ah I keep seeing this blouse everywhere right now, love how you've styled it!
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    1. Haha it's so popular Cara! I'm not surprised though; it's gorgeous! Thank you so much! .x

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  6. love the outfit! and the cake look so delish
    have a great weekend
    xx,
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    1. Thank you Evelyn! Oh gosh the cakes were so delicious, most definitely Gucci standard haha! .x

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  7. wow, you look gorgeous! i super love black and white outfits :)

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

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

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

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  9. 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!

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

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  10. I like your blog, its really dope.
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    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.

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    1. Thanks lovely! & yes, for sure! .x

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  11. Your photos are so stunning! Love the background! Suits your look so well =)
    - Cielo
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    1. Ahh thank you so much Cielo, I'm so glad you like them! Thanks for visiting .x

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  12. Fantastic photos! Background is amazing *o*

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    Have a nice day!

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

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  13. Beautiful place & amazing outift!

    Have a great weekend!

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

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  14. 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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    1. 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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  15. Stop it now with this look, those photos, and that backdrop! Such a vision!

    Xox Dana Ivy // www.iadorewhatilove.com

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

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    1. Ahh thank you very much, Maggie! .x

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

    don't forget to visit me back,

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

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  18. milan looks amazing and I couldn't agree more, that is definitely the IT blouse. you look gorgeous, flawless outfit! <3
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    1. 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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  19. 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,

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

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  20. I am.loving that blouse perfect when in Milan.
    Xo, Christianne
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    1. Thank you so much, Christianne! .xx

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

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    1. Thanks so much lovely, will do! .x

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  22. 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
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    1. 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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  23. Amazing photos! I love what you're wearing! :)

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

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  24. Stunning pictures dear, and you look lovely dear :) x
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  25. So so magic outfit and pictures, is really nice this masculine composition, top is really lovely

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

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  26. You clearly belong in Milan Faye!! That blouse oozes elegance and edge. I love your shoes and pants too. You are such a stunner!!
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    1. 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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  27. you are so chic and stylish dear :)

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

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  28. Wow!I really envy you.You just came back from Milan,wow again.You look so chic in the classic colors.Nice look.
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    1. 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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  29. Wow, I love these photos!! What a cool outfit, too!

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

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

    -Ashley
    Le Stylo Rouge

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

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

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

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

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  35. Such beautiful photos! Love your outfit!
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  36. Ahhh I love this!!! You look so so chic! Absolutely gorgeous girly!! Where is your phone case from?! I'm obsessed!!

    xx Olivia
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    1. 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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  37. Beautiful pictures and your outfit is so cool! xx

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  38. 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.

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