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The Perfect Blouse for Back-to-School? We Found It!

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The “Fabulous Find of the Week” column gives you the heads up on all the hottest, most affordable items at your favorite stores!

Hello ladies! Can you believe that we are already nearing the end of August? My classes start in exactly a week and I'm so excited to see all of my friends again.

That's why for this week's Fabulous Find, I chose the perfect piece for your back-to-school wardrobe--a neutral-colored, off shoulder blouse made out of a pretty, crinkle fabric. 

As we reach the end of the summer, so many of our favorite stores are promoting massive clearance sales. One store that has insanely great deals is Gap, which is where I found this week's find. The store offers timeless pieces that are always of great quality so you really can't go wrong.

Seriously, this top is such a steal. It was originally priced at $49.95, but is currently marked down to $19.97. However, Gap is always offering additional discounts, so you'll probably be able to get it for even less!

White top.

This top is incredibly versatile and can be worn throughout the year. You could wear it in the summer with shorts, in the fall with a sweater, in the winter with a jacket, and in the spring with pants.

Not to mention, it's also machine washable, which is a huge plus. Before starting university, I never thought about the fabrics or types of garments I purchased. But now I really appreciate pieces that are machine washable because they're incredibly easy to care for.

So, this top is truly the whole package. It's beautiful, inexpensive, and you can throw it right in the washing machine. Now, for the looks -- here's how I'd style this cute and casual top:

Navy & White Delight

White perfume, sunhat and top, navy shorts and flip flops.

Products: Flip Flops - Tory Burch (Zappos), Top - Gap, Sun Hat - Old Navy, Perfume - Ralph Lauren (Sephora), Shorts - J. Crew Factory

This outfit is made for an end-of-summer day spent at the beach or out with friends. I simply adore the sun hat. I think the writing is very playful and creative. Not to mention, it's so important to protect our skin from the sun, especially during these hot days, and wearing an oversized hat is a great solution. 

I think these shorts are also great! Chinos are a timeless staple that can be worn year after year and will never go out of fashion. I chose a navy pair because it's a classic, sophisticated color that matches with so many different shades and pieces. 

Chic in Plaid

Plaid skirt, white top, gold eyeshadow, black boots and crossbody bag.

Products: Top - Gap, Crossbody Bag - Madewell (Nordstrom), Eyeshadow - elf, Skirt - Forever 21, Boots - Seven 7 (Kohl's)

This is the perfect fall outfit. Plaid skirts are totally classic and a must-have for every woman's closet. Not to mention they're super preppy! This gorgeous piece from Forever 21 is under $20 and you will for sure wear it all fall long.

Another must-have piece for autumn? These ankle boots. Whether it's fall, winter, or spring, these are the ideal shoes for class, parties, or dinners out with friends. (Pro tip: Kohl's always seems to have a sitewide discount of some sort going on; be sure to double check for promos before you buy to get an even better deal!)

Cool in Tulle

White top, gold heels, pink bag, skirt and lipstick.


Products: Crossbody Bag - Charming Label, Heels - BP. (Nordstrom), Skirt - Lace & Beads (ASOS), Lipstick - MAC, Top - Gap

This outfit is incredibly girly and ladylike. The tulle skirt is such a fabulous piece. I love the way tulle moves elegantly when you walk;  it looks so beautiful. This skirt matches perfectly with the glitter crossbody bag, which brings some fun sparkle to this outfit. I think glitter looks so lovely when it is tastefully thrown into an outfit. 

I love MAC. Their makeup is such amazing quality and I use so many of their products in my everyday routine. Their lipstick wears incredibly well and is long lasting. Whether you want to look extra pretty for class or are getting ready for a night out, this gorgeous pink lip color adds the finishing touch.

What did you think about this week's fabulous find?

Do you like this top? Are you a fan of Gap? What are your favorite styles of tops? What have been your favorite summer trends so far? Start the convo below!

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