I received this gorgeous off the shoulder top in my 16th Fix. This is the fourth item I received in that Fix. I have already reviewed three items from that Fix HERE and HERE. On Monday I will review the last item in that Fix and also the only item I kept, plus do a summary of Fix #16.
The top is by Sanctuary and is called "Glorianna Off The Shoulder Ruffle Detail Blouse. I absolutely LOVED this top! But it was so expensive! Would you believe they were asking $79.00 for this top? That's a bit too much for me, especially since it is not the most practical top in the world and I knew I wouldn't wear it much.
As the name describes, the top is off the shoulder and has layers of ruffles on the bust and sleeves. It also has cute little buttons down the front.
For photography purposes only I followed the cues on the stylist card and paired the top with distressed Bermuda shorts and sandals. I added a straw hat from H&M, a multi strand coral necklace and earrings, and a saddlebag.
All last season I saw women baring their shoulders, but I had not yet joined the party. I always felt a little self conscious showing so much skin, plus I didn't think it was a good look for me since I carry my weight in my upper body. But for some reason, I felt this top was flattering on me. Perhaps it was because the ruffles concealed my large bust and arms. I did wonder how practical it would be since it has long sleeves. I mean, it's cute as all get out, but if it's it's warm enough to bare your shoulders, you certainly don't want fabric on your arms!
Excuse my "Farmer's Tan". I usually wear a tank top in the garden so my chest and arms get sun but not much else. Yes, I wear suntan lotion, but I probably should be wearing sunblock. Ah, the joys of gardening: stained knees, bug bites, scratches, and tan lines!
Anyway here is a close up so you can see the tiny buttons. And isn't the print so pretty? I love the little white dots.
My brown cross body saddle bag was a gift from my daughter (old). For footwear I chose brown flat strappy sandals from DSW (old).
I picked up my hat for only $12.99 from H&M when we were in Savannah. I just LOVE it! I couldn't believe the amazing price.
So what do you think? Did I make the right decision to send it back? Let me know in the comments below.
On Monday's Fashion Post I will share the one item I kept...My husband's favorite....and do a review of the entire Stitch Fix Box #16.
Have a Great Day! Amy
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