I took a quick spin around the local mall yesterday and drove away totally uninspired. Yes, most things were summer leftovers but things also struck me as boring. Perhaps it was my mood but I wanted fun so I headed where I knew I’d find it.
This Dakota Wrap Top doesn’t technically wrap. It has an attached wide belt that ties through a D-ring and cinches the waist… or not. Your choice based on how tight you pull it. It comes in 4 colors. My inclination was to try on the gorgeous blue so I decided to shake things up and tried on this red, which I liked! I am wearing a medium, in regular length.
This Peasant Top has vibrant color and pattern plus an on-trend balloon sleeve. I prefer these to wide loose sleeves because they are narrow at the wrist and stay out of the salad bar. This top is too long on me without tucking part of it in, which hides the pretty bottom border. It is available in petite which would be a better option for me. I am wearing a medium.
These white jeans are classic Levi’s 501 with an ultra high-rise and button front. I seem to remember button front jeans being impossible to open and close but these were easy and the fly lay flat. The problem was they have too much fabric in the front crotch area for me. I think I have finally met a rise that’s too high for me:)
They call this Tiered Tank red on the website but looks closer to a deep salmon to me. It’s very soft and very fine Lyocel so cool and not see through. I am wearing a small which is too small.
I topped it with this Cocoon Kimono which is the perfect weight for our still hot days and an easy way to cover upper arms. This is such an easy piece to toss over many things and I loved it.
The shape of jeans is changing ladies, and I’m thrilled. Don’t get me wrong, I still love my skinny jeans but flares flatter nearly every woman’s silhouette and are a refreshing change. These Ultra High-Rise Flare Jeans remind me of the ones I wore in my youth and I love them! The higher the rise the less chance of muffin top so these are winners for me. I am wearing a 28 regular and definitely need the petites! This timeless Gingham Buttondown is very lightweight so tucks in or can be tied in front. I’m wearing a medium regular. I wrapped this diamond-shaped scarf around my waist like a belt to add a pop of soft color.
This Chambray Buttondown is soft as a feather and a classic forever style. It’s made of Lyocell and feels like silk. I like it long over leggings or tied for waist definition. I am wearing a medium in regular length.
I couldn’t get the Kimono out of my mind so I tried it with this top in white ( in a medium which fit) and my own pants. I really liked this combo and came home and ordered the top and kimono. This colorful, patterned Kimono fit my style recipe better when combined with neutrals.
My tastes are changing but not so drastically that I am comfortable with all-out color or pattern. I’m taking baby steps as it changes and excited to see where it takes me.
Here are the sale updates for this weekend:
Nordstrom is in the final days of its Aniversary Sale. Check for deals now because prices go up Aug 6!
Christopher & Banks is having 40% off sale on all new merchandise.
J.Jill is having its 40% off summer sale. Now is a good time to buy for next year. How have your whites held up this summer?
Thanks for reading ladies and have a great day!
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