Friday, March 31, 2017

Embroidered Top For Spring

  Embroidery is everywhere this spring!  You can find embroidered bomber jackets, embroidered jeans, and lots and lots of embroidered tops and dresses.  I've always loved embroidery so this trend is nothing new to me, but I'm always happy to add a few more embroidered pieces to my wardrobe to fully embrace this trend.

 

I picked up this adorable gauze embroidered top at Ross.  One of the pitfalls of having to spend a lot of time at Ross and T.J. Maxx to hunt for decor for my newly renovated master bedroom was having to walk past all the beautiful new spring women's clothes first.  They got me every time!  I don't think I walked into either store once during the past few months without buying something to wear.  Stinkers!


 I love this top because of the embroidery of course, but I also thought the loose fit and the material would be perfect for the hot summer months.  And it has sleeves!  Does anyone other than me have a hard time finding short sleeve tops to wear during the summer?   Everything is either sleeveless or a tank top.  A nice little cap sleeve like this means I can wear a real bra with it and not have to worry about bra straps showing.


The neutral color of the top is a great plus because it will go with just about everything in my closet.  The embroidery colors are blue and red, so it looks best with blue jeans but I'd love to try it with red pants too.


I like the pleating above the bust line too.


The back has a cute keyhole opening.  It is sheer so you have to wear a tank underneath unless you're brave enough to wear to pretty bralette only.   

The top is also longer and curved in back...always a plus for me!


Because I didn't want to detract from the pretty neckline, I chose to wear brown/gold drop earrings instead.  They are kind of hard to see in this picture as they blend in with my hair a bit.  Maybe next time I will try red ones!


It was only in the forties the day I wore this outfit to go out to lunch and shopping, so I had to wear my green utility jacket (old, Dress Barn).  And actually, I wore my new Adidas NEO Courtset Sneakers for comfort but I changed into these old shoes for the photograph because the ground in my yard is so muddy and I didn't want to get them dirty.  I like these shoes too, but they are way too uncomfortable to wear for shopping.  I will have to show you my new sneakers another day....when it's less muddy!


A denim jacket would have looked great with outfit too, because it would have picked out the blue in the embroidery.

My boho cross body bag is from Francesca's (old).


I bought my shoes a few seasons ago from Payless.  They are as cute as can be and perfect for transitional seasons like Spring and Fall, but they aren't comfortable for walking long distances.  I did spend some time walking in them at the store before I bought them to make sure they would be comfortable.  And they were comfortable... at the store.  Then when I actually wear them I find my foot slides down and wants to squeeze out the openings of the leather.  Ouch!  So I save them for occasions when I'm not walking so much.



This is another pair of new jeans I bought.  If you've been reading my latest fashion posts you would know that I donated most of my old jeans and purchased a lot of new ones.  I want only stretch denim and mid to high-rise pants from now on.  They are far more comfortable.  These are Liz Claiborne City Fit Skinny Jeans.    Out of all the brands sold at JCP,  Liz Claiborne is my favorite.  I love the casual yet chic style.  I love the way her clothes fit my more mature body.  I know what size I wear in her brand so when I want to try something on I only have to grab one size instead of three different sizes.  I just really love the styles of this brand.  When shopping at JCP I always check out the other sections of the stores, but I almost always end up buying something from Liz!  Worthington is too dressy for my lifestyle.  And although I buy a lot of  items from Stylus or a.n.a, their styles can sometimes be too young for my taste.  But Liz is always perfect!  And yes, these jeans have spandex in them and sit slightly below the waist.  Go Liz!


Have a Great Day!  Amy

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20 comments:

  1. I don't think my first comment went through, so trying again.
    I love the shirt, it's totally my style and I agree it's hard to find that shirt style. And I know I've said before, that I love the olive green jacket, such a great color and it goes so well with this outfit! I bought a really pretty embroidered shirt last summer, wore it once and it shrunk after I washed it!!

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    1. Oh no! Don't you hate when that happens. That happens to me a lot, even when I'm super careful and wash it according to the instructions. I will be very careful with this top. Thanks so much for your comment. Your right, your first one didn't go through cause I didn't see it!

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  2. Those sandals are so cute. Embroidered shirts, jackets.. are big trends this spring - love how you paired it with the utility jacket. Thanks so much for joining the Fabulous Friday Link Up.

    Lisa
    Daily Style Finds

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  3. Oh, so spooky. I bought a utility jacket last week and have just done a post on it. We should have done a collab on "how I wear my ..."!! Yours is a great look, I'm a newbie to them and am feeling my way.
    Anyway, guess who I NEARLY met? Our mate Karen!!! It's a "nearly-meet" as she arrives in London the day after I leave - how sad is that :-(.

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    1. Oh that would have been fun, I'd love to do a collaboration with you! I am so sad that you're going to miss Karen when she is London. What are the odds of that?

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    2. Let's give our collaboration some thought!

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  4. I just bought a new olive cargo jacket and it seems to be the same shade of green as yours. I'm excited for all the styling possibilities! I like the way your jeans fit. I'm personally getting tired of the super skinny ankle look. I may check out those next time I'm at JCP :)

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    1. Thanks Karen. I have two utility jackets. This one is more fit and polished and the other one is kind of a sloppy one that I tend to use more for rainy days/travel. I so agree with you about the super skinny jeans. They were fun for awhile, but constantly pulling them up and/or the tightness was a pain.

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  5. Great look Amy. Love how you styled this! Thank you for linking up to Celebrating Style xx
    www.vanityandmestyle.com

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  6. Do they still have the Sky+Belle brand at JC Penney?! I do like Liz Claiborne and Worthington too though. Such a cute top and great way to style it. I have the blush pink Neo Adidas sneakers and love them!

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    1. Yes they do still have that brand but unfortunately they don't offer it at my store and only on-line. Yes, I saw you had the blush sneakers, I almost bought those...I still want them too, but I'm trying to resist. I don't think I'd get a lot of wear out of them, even though they are so cute!

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  7. What a pretty find! I love how you styled it with the military jacket.

    Thank you so much for linking your pretty outfits to On Mondays We Link-Up!
    --Roxanne
    Glass of Glam

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  8. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style linkup party. Cute weekend look!

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