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!
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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