I found this brown blouse with tulip & other flower print at the H&M sale last weekend. When I used to live in MN and own a car, I browsed the shops almost every day of the week. It was like my cardio back then. I don’t own a car these days, so bus riding was my main way of getting around downtown Seattle.

H&M does pretty good office wear especially blouses, in my opinion. When I find a piece with a $40 to $60 price tags and is on sale, I would usually give it a second look. I have stopped washing any of my dressed shirts and blouses since I have ruined numbers of them. I have found it is more efficient to just give my shirt a quick steam prior to wearing, and it works great. And this little portable steamer is the champ!

shop at bergandbetts.com and use code STYLEANDSENSES for 20% off your order!

In terms of styling blouses, I would wear them with jeans in a heartbeat! Blouses can look too fancy and done-up most times. A pair of good jeans adds just a right amount of casual weekender feel to any blouse pairings. There is just something so daring about a good blouse I find! And you should definitely check out Everlane’s newest denim addition, the light wash. They fit just as perfect as the other darker wash I have, here. Here, I quickly threw my hair in a bun since it got so flat from the rain. I thought it was quite refreshing and different.

I finally pulled the trigger and bought a few things at Le Labo Fragrances store in 921 E Pine St, Seattle, WA 98122) on the same day of me shooting this outfit! I love the decor and the atmosphere here, so NYC!

I bought the tiny travel size of Santal 33 and have been wearing it every day after I got it! Santal 33 is the classic!

Honestly, the Noir 29 is what I am saving my money toward. Santal 33 is way too popular, and I feel like scent like the Noir 29 deserves some attention as well. Wish you could smell it too!

the lovely sale associate at Le Labo! She patiently walked me around the shop and let me try out tons of stuff.

If you look toward the far right corner, those are the 3 bottle sizes that Le Labo offers. The smallest one is about $70, and the largest one is about $350. Quite pricey, I know!

Le Labo has their employee handmade or create the perfume right in the store. There is a room in the back corner of their shop that they call it a lab, and that is where the magic happens. They can customize the label of your perfume as to who it is for and what message you want on the bottle. They also do 20% off to refill if you bring back the empty bottle, quite cool!


the watch: Berg + Betts shop their watches for 20% off, use code: STYLEANDSENSES

the blouse: H&M (sold out, similar in navy here and in blue floral here)

the jeans: Everlane new light wash high-waist skinny here

the boots: Stradivarius via ASOS (very similar here or here with higher heels)

the earrings: hoops from H&M (sold out already! very similar here)

the bag: PS mini Elliot here