One of the reasons I love 1930s fashion is because a lot of detail was put into the design of the sleeve. It seems to be a trend that never made its way back into fashion, at least not to the intricate extent it was then.
The sleeves on this particular blouse are fantastic, fanning out and dotted with buttons. I was very excited to find it a few years ago, and even more excited that it fit me, button up blouses never do.
I was influenced a bit by the latest 40s style Dior collection (see below), with hints of lingerie in the lace at the hem of the skirt, and an exaggerated high waist (it has boning sewn in). I didn't say much about the collection this morning, as I was getting ready for work, but I have to say that I love the idea of a belt for evening wear, like the one on the red dress. And as much as I love the lingerie styling, for everyday style I love the little black blouse with the giant bows, and would love to see more of that, its very New Look Dior.
Blouse: Nordstrom Rack
Skirt: Express, via thrift store
1940s pumps: The Urban Eccentric
Hat: The Red Light