Rush Hour Calm | Striped Skirt and Bow Blouse

Wonderful Wednesday gorgeous readers!

I used to hate my morning commute - the metro is always being delayed, the trains are always crowded, and it's always noisy (city living problems). Lately though, I've been finding ways to achieve my inner calm during rush hour. I plug in my headphones, listen to some Electric Light Orchestra, and grab a book (I've been loving Paolo Coelho's books). I get transported into my own little world and everything seems peaceful and happy.

What do you do to stay calm and relaxed?

Top: H&M blouse, Forever 21 blazer
Bottoms: Forever 21 skirt
Accessories: ASOS bag, Francesca's watch, Forever 21 bracelets
Shoes: ASOS boots


  1. I am the worst at letting the metro ruin my mood! I think it's hard because if it's the morning and there's a problem, it starts your day on a bad note and if it's the evening-- you're exhausted and just want to be home! Music is definitely a must to tune everything out! I love, love, love this outfit! The bow and the stripes are so cute together + love your accessories!

  2. This is such a cute look! I love that you use your commute time to relax. My drive to work is less than 10 minutes so I don't really have the option of that, but if I lived in a bigger city I would totally take advantage of it!

  3. your looking good girl! love the makeup look x

  4. Obviously you reached your goals, dear Deborah, because you look really relaxed and calm! And I like your outfit so much, the skirt is so pretty and btw your legs are great.

    Fortunately I´m due to my character mostly calm and relaxed. But I try to have at least a bit time for myself at home as I know how important this is for my mood. Blogging and reading has really relaxing effects to me :)

    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena

  5. Best. Outfit. EVER! Seriously, I had to take a full minute to stare at this. For a while I've been stumped on how to wear blazers, but pairing it with a big bow is probably my favorite one so far! Definitely recreating this :) And I always love bringing a book on my commute- it passes by in a pinch (and then I don't mind when we stall and are delayed haha)

    xo marlen
    Messages on a Napkin

  6. The skirt is so cute!!
    I usually read a book to get relax in a train or metro. You're right, it's like I'm in my own world.

  7. I know what you mean, especially in the mornings when all I want to do is sleep!! My key for relaxation is a warm cup of tea, never fails!
    The tote is so cute! Love the scalloped edge!
    The Beauty break //

  8. Very cute outfit, I love the shoes. I also love your blog :)

    x leah symonne x

  9. Great outfit :) I love those boots so much they are so similar to Isabel Marant Dicker boots. Great idea for commuting, I can still drive to uni just now and its great because I just put my music on and relax on my own and drive a pretty drive, the train is far too busy for me!

    Another great look, hope your having a lovely week :)

    Happy Thursday,
    Lucy xxx
    Florals & Corals

  10. So so classy! Love the color combo, the srtiped skirt and the bow on your shirt :D

  11. Love this b/w outfit on you. Classic, chic yet very feminine. If only I could stay calm, lol. Would you like to follow each other on GFC? Please let me know on my blog so I can follow back. Thank you.

  12. I love the flirty mini skirt with these desert booties! Such a killer look on you, gorgeous girl! :)


  13. Love, love, love your bag and skirt. Such a cute look. And your photos are lovely!

  14. Love the bow on that blouse! It goes so perfectly with the blazer and skirt. This is such a cute work outfit!


  15. Deborah this outfit is pure perfection! The blouse with bow looks great on you, love it styled with big stripes. The accessorizing is flawless too! Happy Friday dear!
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  16. love the outfit!

  17. Great look dear!

    New post!

  18. Hey hey.
    you look fantastic.
    With love, Bárbara

  19. I love me some ELO (I can't help but sing along though haha). I love the beautiful striped skirt, especially paired with such a feminine blouse.


    Another Beautiful Thing

  20. Love this look! You look great :)

    Monica x
    The Total Opposite

  21. That is such a cute blouse! You look totally adorable ^_^

  22. Hello dear,
    your outfit is very nice...and the pictures lovely...

    As part of my dissertation I prepared a questionnaire for shopping clothes online. It would be great if you had five minutes to answer it.
    Thank you very much


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