Cha Cha

Sometimes the craving for a piece that is just a little bit over the top and a little bit impractical needs to be satisfied. The off the shoulder trend, combined with a very voluminous bell sleeve and then adorned with pearls made this top from Irisie so striking, fun, and hard to resist at a price point of under $20.

While I know we can be inundated with fast fashion sites, what I like about Irisie is that it's a bit more curated, not just endless pages of items, and apparently I really love how they style their product photos, because I completely, and I swear unintentionally, copied their look for this top!

At least my styling gives a sense of how the top works on a different body type, and I will say that I liked the cut of the top, as it stays off the shoulder where it should be and additionally, the elastic gives it a defined waist. I will comment that anyone wishing to own this top will definitely need access to a steamer - the pearls make it impossible to use an iron on it, and it does wrinkle somewhat easily. Otherwise I have no complaints about the quality of the piece at all.

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The Rundown
Off The Shoulder Bell Sleeve Blouse c/o Irisie
Cropped Flared Jeans Gap thrifted similar
Toe Cap Heels Me Too via TJMaxx similar
Scalloped Clutch "Tilly" Matine
Braided Leather Choker The Cavernous Jewerly Box similar
Stacked Rings Gorjana via TJMaxx similar
Chevron Ring Etsy via Silver Canyon Jewelry
Sunglasses Halston thrifted

Irisie provided me with this top for the purpose of this post. Thanks for supporting the brands who support Chic on the Cheap.


  1. I truly feel like there should be at least three tops or items in a woman's closet that no one has a rational need for or they are just over the top! You have to have fun in your clothes!

    The Adored Life

  2. That's such a showstopper of a top (the pearls are just the perfect touch). I hadn't heard of that retailed before but I will definitely check them out.

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  3. Ooooh...that's just so pretty Lydia!
    That's the rationale for it!

  4. The pearls are such a cool touch and I love those super dramatic sleeves! Fun piece, lady. :)

    Le Stylo Rouge

  5. This top is so striking, these photos honestly seemed to pop right out of my bloglovin feed! True, it's probably a bit impractical, but it just looks so fabulous that how can you really care? I'm generally not a fan of bell sleeves, mainly because I'm clumsy and am always dragging the cuffs through ketchup or anything else red, but you have me thinking that maybe I need to revisit the style!

  6. Absolutely in love with this top! I have been craving an off the shoulder piece and now I really feel I "need" one! (Very logical heading into shoulder covering season)

  7. What a fun blouse!!


  8. Had not heard of this site - and the off the shoulder pearl top is FABULOUS. I know how we say that the bra thingie with the off shoulder look is a pain but here its totally worth the while.

  9. It's definitely a super fun top! And I agree, sometimes you just need a super crazy piece in your closet

  10. I believe 100% in indulging in over the top pieces. I mean, you only live once right?? I love that top. It looks gorgeous on you!


  11. What a beautiful top! I love the pretty pearl details!

    District of Chic

  12. That is such a fun top! I like how the elastic gives it a waist.

  13. This is such a fun piece, I love the pearl detailing!

  14. That is such a fun statement top! It's really beautiful. I think pieces like this, although they might not be worn every day, are essential to mix things up a little in a wardrobe :)

    Hope you're having a good week :)

    Away From The Blue Blog

  15. That top is so beautifully stylish and it looks stunning on you, darling. I especially love the pearl detailing:) Kisses

  16. Wow that top is gorgeous and love how you styled it, super chic!

  17. Your top is so fab. I like all the pearls on it. Unique and super pretty. You look great in it :)
    Sauniya | Find Your Bliss ♡

  18. I totally love that gorgeous top! So pretty!

    - Cielo
    Mermaid in Heels

  19. Oh this top is just too pretty!! <3


  20. I totally know what you mean about sometimes needing impractical pieces. I love this top! So fun. I bet you'll get more wear out of it than you think.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  21. Yes! Sometimes you need crazy fun pieces in your closet! This top is super cute! I love the bell sleeves!
    Jeans and a Teacup

  22. What a gorgeous top! I love the pearl details! I have never heard of this site so I need to check out soon.

  23. Never heard of Irisie and you look Fabulous in this outfit. Kudos!

  24. Wow, I love your shirt!

    Kisses, DadieB. ~

  25. These photos were beautifully shot. And that shirt! <3

  26. The pearls on this top make it so unique and floaty - I just love it on you <3

    Sammy |