{Downtown Reflections} Billowy Blouse

posted by on 2013.06.12, under Outfit Of The Day


It’s now my 5th year as an official {LA} downtowner! I can recall my excitement moving to this city as a fashion student… I was filled with ambitions, hopes, & dreams! I had large expectations as I was moving from a small town up north to Downtown LA! Little did I know that DTLA had little to no city life at all, and after the 5 pm hustle & bustle it was complete ghost town back then. Don’t ask why or how, but I somehow found beauty in this undeveloped city….It must’ve been my amazing loft (the rent was staggeringly low back then). For the past 5 years i’ve had the honor of seeing downtown LA develop into something astonishing. Today Jana and I grabbed coffee at Grand Park  ( my fave part of DTLA), and found ourselves splish splashing in the water {with the rest of the kids}! Usually i’ll walk right around the large fountain, but for some odd reason the fountain was calling my name ( could be the warm weather).


 {Rebecca Minkoff Purse + ASTR Skirt}



Theres something so refreshing walking on water in the middle of a hot day, I highly recommend it the next time you see a fountain ( just make sure you don’t get in trouble with the security guards :P ) and FYI, no shoes were harmed during this process!



{Lovers + Friends Blouse }


trying to convince Jana to come play with me in the water! haha complete FAIL!


Photography by Jana From Alabama

You may recall a similar blouse (but in all white) in THIS blog post a few days ago. Cant seem to get enough of these billowy sleeves , has to be THE perfect blouse for the spring/summer.

Hope you all have a beautiful day!



Blouse- *Lovers + Friends

Skirt- *ASTR via Nordstrom

HEELS- ASOS  (Similar)

Necklace- Lionette

Purse- *Rebecca Minkoff




Love this outfit! That blue skirt is super cute!


Newborn Fanatic ( June 13, 2013 at 5:21 PM )

I love the outfit! Stunning colors! :D

Aimee ( June 13, 2013 at 1:21 PM )

beautiful chriselle :)
I have a question..
I always dreammm to have your beautiful legs!
I know you eat healthy and do exercises to keep them stunninggg
but jogging makes my leg fat ><
do u run fast or slow? big steps or small steps??

can you make a video about how to keep a nice body shape like you, please????
also what drinks would help? (cuz i know you always have smoothies after exercising hehe)

Thank you so much!!!

Christy Lau ( June 13, 2013 at 9:51 AM )

These pictures are absolutely breathtaking! The lighting, angle of the camera, and poses all accentuate the beauty of your outfits. I really like how the sun plays off the water and makes your shirt and shoes sparkle with an astonishing brilliance. Great job!

Julia ( June 13, 2013 at 9:49 AM )

I love the outfit :) you blog made my day!

Charlotte ( June 13, 2013 at 6:01 AM )

This blouse is simply amazing! I love the print, it’s super lovely and perfect for summer!
I also love it paired with blue ♥ You’re so inspiring :)


Charlotte ( June 13, 2013 at 4:56 AM )

Amazing pictures!
So much positive emotions!

xx Oksana
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Oksana ( June 13, 2013 at 4:41 AM )

Chriselle I just love all of these photos and your outfit! They are so amazing! You and Jana always create great content for us to enjoy! <3 Stay L.A.

Stacey StayLA ( June 12, 2013 at 10:37 PM )

Ahh! Love the look, Chriselle!! Super cute and flirty! xoxoxo <3

Elle Choi ( June 12, 2013 at 9:02 PM )




Dylana Suarez ( June 12, 2013 at 8:13 PM )

Love the heels! Pretty pictures ;)


Erica ( June 12, 2013 at 7:22 PM )

Speaking of water-safe shoes, I’m moving to England, the land of rain, soon, and am trying my hardest not to have to switch to practical shoes while I’m there. Is it just the material of your shoe that made it a-ok in a fountain, or the construction, or what?

Madi ( June 12, 2013 at 6:11 PM )

such a cute outfit. this makes me want to go play in a fountain now haha.

xoxo, Oleah
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Oleah ( June 12, 2013 at 5:58 PM )

I absolutely love these photos, it looks like you’re walking on water! Such a cute summer outfit, too :)

Mani ( June 12, 2013 at 4:04 PM )

Love this top and skirt combo. How fun to play in the water – and in your heels! Playing dressup and walking through puddles!

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Trendy Mondays ( June 12, 2013 at 3:42 PM )

Simply fun and adorable!
Much Love

Marjan ( June 12, 2013 at 2:18 PM )

    Thank you Marjan! It was such a fun day!

    Chriselle ( June 12, 2013 at 3:11 PM )

I love EVERYTHING about this outfit!!! So chic!

❤ Temi Truly

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Temi Truly ( June 12, 2013 at 1:11 PM )

Beautiful and fun photos! And that top is to die for! Love these :D

Aldís Amah Hamilton ( June 12, 2013 at 12:34 PM )

    i’m glad you love it ! I had so much fun with Jana taking them!

    Chriselle ( June 12, 2013 at 2:52 PM )

These photos are incredible! I absolutely love your style and your photographer (Jana you rock!) You two make the perfect team!

Juliette Laura

Juliette Laura ( June 12, 2013 at 12:25 PM )

    Thanks and yes I agree she does!! <3 We’re a power team!!! Thanks for reading my post!

    Chriselle ( June 12, 2013 at 2:55 PM )

love this!!!

jana williams ( June 12, 2013 at 12:03 PM )

    <3 you girl!! Thanks for always taking amazing photos!! <3

    Chriselle ( June 12, 2013 at 2:57 PM )

Beautiful blouse !


Ola ( June 12, 2013 at 12:01 PM )

    Thanks Ola! Have a great day <3

    Chriselle ( June 12, 2013 at 3:11 PM )

I love the ‘next to last’ photo! Such a cool moment! <3

Dilek ( June 12, 2013 at 9:18 AM )

    Thank Dilek! =) It was a lot of fun!

    Chriselle ( June 12, 2013 at 11:36 AM )


Do you have a link to the shoes as the Asos one doesn’t work :( I’ve had a look on the site but the Steve Madden sandals are the closest I can find. They’re so stunning!

Thank you

Janis Cronin ( June 12, 2013 at 8:06 AM )

    I’ve updated the link I hope it works for you now! <3

    Chriselle ( June 12, 2013 at 12:47 PM )

So cute and perfect for the summer!!!


Katerina ( June 12, 2013 at 8:04 AM )

    Thank you Kaerina!! Yes I love wearing skirts for the summer!

    Chriselle ( June 12, 2013 at 12:54 PM )

I love the idea to shoot in the water. I’m gonna cpy that!

Gabriella ( June 12, 2013 at 4:29 AM )

    You’ve got to show me when you do Gabriella! Post it on our Chriselle inc page!! <3 Have fun!

    Chriselle ( June 12, 2013 at 12:56 PM )

<333 this has got to be one of the cutest slash most refreshing outfits I've seen lately! Perfectly paired together and I love how the heels look on you :D

Ellie@Fit for the soul ( June 12, 2013 at 1:36 AM )

    =) Thank you so very much Ellie! I’m happy you like it so much! Thank you for the comment and for stopping by too!! <3

    Chriselle ( June 12, 2013 at 12:58 PM )
Reyes ( June 12, 2013 at 1:31 AM )

    Thank you Reyes Jana is so good at her photography Skills isn’t she?! Thanks for the love! xoxo

    Chriselle ( June 12, 2013 at 1:05 PM )

Amazing photos and adorable look. I’m glad no shoes were harmed :D



Mira ( June 12, 2013 at 1:27 AM )

    Mira I’m so thankful you stopped by the blog! Yes and no shoes were harmed at all! ;P

    Chriselle ( June 12, 2013 at 1:06 PM )


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