For this week's fashion post, I am sharing a top that will be "new" to you because I haven't shown it on my blog yet, but actually it's "old" because it has been hanging in my closet for almost a year. I bought this top when our local "Younkers" was going out of business. I only spent a few dollars on it, and I haven't worn it much because it kind of has a boxy fit. It does have lots of other redeeming values like the beautiful embroidery and the pretty flutter sleeves, so I keep it around for those cool/warm transitional days.
I've always been a fan of camel, red, and leopard print together so I thought this new/old top would work well with that color print combo.
A classic pea coat can be a great investment because they never go out of style. I bought mine years ago at JCPenney. I don't wear it much because our winters are too cold for pea coats (we really need long down-filled parkas here) but it's nice to have around for when the temperatures are a bit warmer. It was in the 40's the day we took these pictures! That's a heat wave for us in Wisconsin!
The pants are by Style and Co. from Macy's. I turned the cuff in so I'd have a shorter length to wear with flats: that is a trick one of my readers taught me and it has been a lifesaver. If you just cuff your pants the usual way (to the outside) it makes your legs look shorter and heavier, but if you cuff the pants to the inside, it does not. They really do stay up and do not come undone. A shorter, ankle length pants looks so much more flattering with flats than a longer leg length; so if you wear flats, I highly recommend cuffing the pants to make them shorter.
The top is a thin knit and is see-through so I wear a beige camisole with it. It's longer in back than it is in front and it has a slit on the sides. I love the length of this top.
The embroidery is just beautiful in this top and I love the unique flutter sleeves. It's a great top to wear during the transitional months.
My earrings were a Christmas gift from my daughter. I had them on my Amazon wish list and I will link them below. They are so well made and very inexpensive. What I love about them is that they are as light as a feather so they don't pull my ear lobe down like a lot of other heavy statement earrings. You also get several different styles with your order!
My leopard flats are super old, I purchased them from Target. The bag is also a new Christmas gift (from my son) off of my Amazon wish list, and I linked it up below.
Large Hobo Purse - Amazon, Rattan Boho Straw Woven Earrings - Amazon, Brown Jeans - Macys, Red Pea Coat, old, similar - Macys, Leopard Print Flats, old, similar - Macys, Top, old, similar HERE and HERE,
Have A Great Day! Amy
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That is a really fun tee. I really like it paired with the red. The nice things about layers is that they can give a more boxy shape piece some shape.ReplyDelete
Thank you! That is so true! I didn't think of that.Delete
I wouldn't have thought to put these colors together but they look beautiful and all coordinate so well! The sleeves look so pretty on that top and beautiful embroidery! I used to have a dark gray peacoat but donated it many years ago - now I want another one.ReplyDelete
Fun earrings! It always helps when they are lighter. I bought a pair of statement earrings from Nordstrom. They are pretty heavy and I almost sent them back for that reason.
Oh really? Camel and red is actually a very common color combo. Thanks so much. I know what you mean about heavy statement earrings. I have a few of them myself that are impossible to wear. I bought those adhesive things that you put behind the lobe to keep your ear lobe from stretching, but I don't think they help much. I've just learned my lesson and will never buy heavy statement earrings again.Delete
You look fantastic. I like nude colour :) Have a nice week :)ReplyDelete
You look lovely but my eyes are fixed on your feet and I'm thinking isn't her feet cold? lol I can't stand to have cold feet, so unless it's super warm then I won't wear sandels or pumps. :) Thanks for catching the outcome of my latest BoTB. If you like mewsic then feel free to come boogie with me on the Monday's Mewsic Moves Me floor! ;) One more thing I wanted to mention is the only way I found my way back to you this afternoon is I Googled your email addy which is linked to your blog. Your Gravatar site doesn't have your blog URL listed and you didn't sign in with it. You may want to update your Gravatar profile or include a link in comments for others to find you. ;)
😊This was an outfit I put together just for a blog post. I didn’t actually wear it anywhere. Most of the outfits I post I do actually wear somewhere, but sometimes I have to throw an outfit together just for a post and this was one of those times. But yes, if I did actually wear it I would have switched out the flats for booties. As for my Gravator, I use blogger and I think you must use WordPress, but I did fix it. Thanks for letting me know.Delete
Gosh, what an incredible deal Amy!! I need these kinds of tops after an eating weekend, haha!!!ReplyDelete
Yes, boxy tops can come in handy!Delete
Red suits you very well!ReplyDelete
Thanks! That’s what I keep hearing.Delete
What a pretty combination of colors and neutrals. I like the tone of that red. More an orangey-red than a cool, purple-red. Where are you standing? Is that your home or a building on your property? Such a great backdrop for this look.ReplyDelete
Thank you! Red is such a hard color to photograph. I don't think it's an orangey red, but it a very bright red. I am standing in the only spot outside of my house that isn't buried in snow...my back porch. My house was built over a hundred years ago and it has a field stone above ground basement. I'm standing in front of the door that leads into the basement. It's so hard to do fashion photos this time of the year as the snow is so deep, if I stand in it I would be up to my knees in snow. That's why I usually photograph inside in the winter.Delete
Love the flutter sleeves and the embroiery to your sweater, very pretty! Th pea coat is lovely, so head-turning in red! I love the neutral tones with the bold color.
thank you for linking!
Pretty embroidery! You've created a brilliant spring outfit. Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday Amy!ReplyDelete
What a lovely embroidered top - it definitely needs to be worn more often! the red coat is such a nice touch with it too :)ReplyDelete
Hope that you had a lovely weekend :)
Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup! A new link up is live on my blog now, I'd love you to join again.
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Thank you Mica!Delete
Such a pretty outfit! I love everything about it. You’ve got me sold on the red / camel combination. The top is especially lovely.ReplyDelete