Focusing on Shape vs Color

Focusing on Shape vs Color

I love the crispness of black and white. Toss in some soft gray and it becomes all about the shapes rather than the color. Black can be harsh right next to my face, but a top that leaves plenty of neck showing is softer on me. 

Covered Perfectly added some terrific new shapes this spring and this top was one of them. It was a major hit with all the ladies at the Covered Perfectly photo shoot and I finally got my hands on one of them.

Cut Out top from Covered Perfectly

It’s got the same flattering A-line shape as many of their tops plus has a slightly dolman 3/4 sleeve with fun cutouts running down the top of the arm.

I like that it exposes just enough to be alluring without being suggestive. It’s available in pale gray, maroon and the ever popular black. This top is amazing.

French Kande with Covered Perfectly


Covered Perfectly cut out sleeve top

I’m loving the contrast of my pale skin against the black which makes the cutouts pop. This top floats over your midsection and is slim fitting through the lower arm. It’s perfect to showcase your bracelets and necklaces.

Cot out sleeve top by Covered Perfectly

I chose simple pull on pants in soft gray and the comfiest black sandals. The platform on these sandals means the heel is only elevated 1 1/2″. That’s comfy enough for me to wear all day plus they look cute with a skirt.

wearing slim pants with Louise et Cie platform sandals


Notice that the shoes and sleeves both have an X details in their shape. The handbag has a similar shape in the straw weave.

This is a super comfy outfit that would work for date night or a day running errands.

Do you notice shapes more that color?

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    • Jennifer
      May 26, 2017 / 6:51 am

      Thanks Cathy, it’s a great fitting top for all women!

  1. Jo
    May 25, 2017 / 7:28 pm

    I will be a contrarian and say I absolutely love the sandals! They ground your outfit, and are modern and attractive on your feet. I like them so much I just ordered a pair. I am only 5’2″ and am always looking for a pair of comfortable height enhancing shoes. I like that the platform reduces the slope of the footbed. I hope that they will look as good on me as they do on you!

    • Jennifer
      May 25, 2017 / 7:51 pm

      Yay, Jo! That’s why I loved them too. Super comfy and slightly edgy looking which always feel modern to me. They will look awesome on you.

  2. Camille
    May 25, 2017 / 12:23 pm

    You might also want to take a look at Las Cruces, NM. Good home values and a nice community.

    • Jennifer
      May 25, 2017 / 6:57 pm


  3. Debbie
    May 25, 2017 / 10:26 am

    You look great in that top! Looking at their size chart, I would need a large based on the chest measurement even though I wear a medium in most tops. Do you find they run true to size based on their chart?

    • Jennifer
      May 25, 2017 / 10:44 am

      I always buy tops to fit my bust. My chest is 36″ and I’m wearing a medium so their chart runs a little generous.

      • Debbie
        May 25, 2017 / 12:00 pm

        Thank you!

  4. May 25, 2017 / 10:04 am

    What a pretty shirt. You look terrific!

    • Jennifer
      May 25, 2017 / 10:40 am

      Thanks Jen xx

  5. Shelia Evans
    May 25, 2017 / 9:22 am

    I really like the top, very pretty and fun. I am 5’6 and slender. Will the top work on me?

    • Jennifer
      May 25, 2017 / 10:40 am

      Yes! I’m guessing you might wear a small (if you’re narrow through the chest and shoulders) or a medium. I’m wearing a medium but weight 138 and have large shoulders.

      • Shelia L Evans
        May 25, 2017 / 3:49 pm

        Thank you.I will give it a try.

  6. marlene alves
    May 25, 2017 / 8:55 am

    Jennifer, I am trying to decide what size to wear and emailed the company. However, I am 5’2″ but heavier than you are and am wondering what size you are wearing here? How do the sizes run…smaller? larger? Wait to hear..thank you!

    • Jennifer
      May 25, 2017 / 10:38 am

      I’m 5’4″ and weigh around 138 with very broad shoulders. I’m wearing a medium. I think they run true to size which I know doesn’t help. I would suggest a large but know it will be longer on you. Let me know how it goes.

  7. Val
    May 25, 2017 / 8:42 am

    Hi Jennifer. This is off the subject of today’s post but on the subject of looking for your next home. If Arizona is on the list of possibilities The Highlands at Dove Mountain in Marana a burb of Tucson sounds amazing. Some friends of ours just bought a home there for $329,000.00. The previous owners left it completely furnished with nice high end things, has a pool, afire pit, built in BBQ, golf cart, nice view. Amazing! And apparently the people that live there are very friendly and welcoming.

    • Jennifer
      May 25, 2017 / 10:36 am

      Wow Val! That’s an amazing price. We hadn’t thought of Arizona because the heat worries me but we could always take off in our little trailer during the beastly months! Thanks for the heads up.

  8. Lesley Watson
    May 25, 2017 / 7:52 am

    I am easily seduced by colors. I really have to make myself look at lines and style after I’v fallen in love with a color. Too often I get multiples of a piece cause the colors are so wonderful and I just can’t make up my mind.

    • Jennifer
      May 25, 2017 / 8:04 am

      Color is a wonderful tonic for my
      Moods and I can be easily seduced by it too! Nothing wrong with that!

  9. Donna
    May 25, 2017 / 7:02 am

    Cute top! The little cutouts are just enough and the sleeves are a great length for showing off summer bracelets. Yay for block heels! We all need a little more stability as we age and the bones thin. Love the handbag…didn’t see a link for it.

    • Jennifer
      May 25, 2017 / 8:01 am

      I adore the stability of block heels!! This top is really flattering. My new favorite from Covered Perfectly! The bag is old but I’ll hunt for a similar one and link it.

  10. Rosemary
    May 25, 2017 / 6:47 am

    What about a link for the bag?

    • Jennifer
      May 25, 2017 / 7:59 am

      I will look to see if I can find one similar for you.

  11. May 25, 2017 / 6:37 am

    A wonderful look for you, Jennifer! Love your accessories.

    • Jennifer
      May 25, 2017 / 7:58 am

      Thanks Pam!

  12. Stormy Smith
    May 25, 2017 / 6:08 am

    You look great! Where did you get that fabulous bag???

    • Jennifer
      May 25, 2017 / 7:56 am

      Thanks! The bag is from Trina Turk about 5 years ago.

  13. Sue
    May 25, 2017 / 5:28 am

    Hi Jennifer — I tried to find a way to email you privately but didn’t see one … I have tried to signup for your newsletter two times and have not been able to. I never get the confirmation note in my email (and yes I have checked spam). Please advise! Thanks! (love the blog!)

    • Jennifer
      May 25, 2017 / 7:51 am

      Hi Sue, sorry you’re struggling. I will sign you up, please know if you don’t get posts and I will check with my email provider.

  14. Donna Weaver
    May 25, 2017 / 5:07 am

    Sorry Jennifer, but I have to say L like every thing but the sandals. I’ve gone back several times to view the pictures. I can’t put my finger on what I find wrong, but the sandals don’t look right on you with this outfit. Love your style and posts all the time, this was just my opinion. Really like the top will have to check them out.

    • Jennifer
      May 25, 2017 / 7:48 am

      You have to trust your eye and feelings. We all do. I think you’ll love the top. I do!

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