I'm always looking for comfortable casual wear with unique details so I was thrilled to see this Daniel Rainn Cleena Pleated Shoulder Detail Knit Top in my April box from Stitch Fix. It is a very soft knit and feels wonderful to wear. The crochet detail in the sleeves is so pretty.
I was also pleased to see a short sleeve top in my box as I'm starting to think of newer warmer weather pieces I might need. The other two tops they sent me were long sleeves. However, this top is not the best cut for someone with heavy arms like myself. I found a great post on Pinterest on what tops to avoid if you have heavy arms, and this top is one of them. Short, capped sleeves should be avoided because "they cut right at the place where the thickness begins and draw attention to that area as well.". This article recommended 3/4 or elbow length sleeves (not really practical for hot summer days!) or wearing flutter or crochet sleeves. The article had lots of other ideas, so if minimizing your arms is something you want to do, you might want to check this article out.
Other than the softness of the fabric and how nicely it draped, I really did love the crochet detail on the shoulders.
I played off the blue colors by wearing a blue pendant necklace.
In addition to the sleeve issue, I also wasn't thrilled with the pattern. The back especially looked pretty weird. I didn't care for the mishmash of shapes going every direction on this top. Plus the side seams didn't add up...something my wonderful readers taught me to look for in printed clothing! Thanks Gals!
I wore a purple and silver bracelet and carried a white back pack purse.
For shoes, I chose these mustard yellow suede shoes by Steve Madden (also from an old Stitch Fix box). I thought the shoes pulled out the yellow color from the top very nicely. The released hem frayed jeans are from Charlotte Russe (old).
For earrings, I went with a black and silver drop earring.
I will let you know if I kept or returned this top on my Stitch Fix Review Post next Friday!
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Have A Great Day! Amy
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