This Alice + Olivia embellished ruffle blouse (previously seen here) had been one of my favorite fall purchases, and it has now been marked down during department store end-of-year sales. It’s currently 49% off at Saks (sizes still complete), 33% off at Neiman Marcus and Bergdorf Goodman, and 30% off at Bloomingdale’s.
I am surprised that the style made it to the sale section, as it’s a rather unique and exquisite piece. Having said that, it is a difficult piece to clean (dry clean only, but with all of its frills I have had one dry cleaner turn me away already), so I can see how that may turn off some shoppers. In any case, just because something is high-maintenance, it doesn’t mean you shouldn’t buy it (okay, yes it does), but if you like pearls and frills as much as I do, you won’t regret buying this.
The style runs true to size for A+O, so size up from your mall retailer size if you are busty.
|Alice + Olivia Arminda Embellished Ruffle Shirt (size XS; also here, here, and here) || Uniqueen No. 5 Tweed Jacket (past season) || Marc Jacobs Scalloped Organza Skirt (past season) || Prada Medium Saffiano Double-Zip Tote || Ann Taylor Mila Leather Pumps|
And I had gotten a lot of wear out of this old scallop skirt with organza layers in the fall, as every tweed piece I wore worked exceptionally well with it. With the wintry mix that my area has seen in the last week, I now really miss bare legs weather.
|J. Crew Tweed Dauphine Jacket (past season) || Ann Taylor Collared Wrap Front Blouse (past season) || Marc Jacobs Scalloped Organza Skirt (past season) || Prada Medium Saffiano Double-Zip Tote || Ann Taylor Mila Leather Pumps|
A weekly sale roundup is in the works, and should be up later today or tomorrow morning, so check back for more sale news!