Back in early December I published a Bell Sleeve Chenille Sweater post. In that post I talked all about how popular statement sleeves are this season but that I only purchased two items with this trend so far because I didn't want a closet full of them when they weren't popular anymore. Well my daughter must have read that post, because she bought me two tops for Christmas with unique sleeves. I said "Oh good, now I can embrace the trend without spending the money myself". 😊
Today's post features one of the tops I received for Christmas. It's a Belle Sleeve Plaid Shirt by a.n.a in Rich Avocado. There are three other colors available on the JCPenney website.
I love the way the belle sleeves drape and that it's a short sleeve length so the belle sleeves don't get in my way.
I also really like how the styling of the sleeve feminizes an otherwise more masculine top.
For jewelry I wore a multi-strand black beaded necklace (also from JCPenney) and a black and silver bracelet.
I wore this outfit to church on Sunday.
Have a Great Day! Amy
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Well who's the lucky mum?! Your daughter has great taste and I love the outfit you've put together around this statement sleeve top. But out in the snow, without a cardi? Get back in the house! Happy week to you and hugs, x.ReplyDelete
haha! Yes, I am lucky! Yes, winter is a difficult time to photograph but the lighting is so much better outside. This photo shoot took all of 5 minutes as I hurried to get back inside. :)Delete
This is a great outfit! You are a brave woman to be taking pictures out in the freezing snow. ;)ReplyDelete
Thanks Stacey. I don't have much choice in the winter as indoor photos usually don't turn out so good!Delete
Well I LOVE that top! The sleeves are so cute and the green is really beautiful on you!ReplyDelete
Oh that's such a cute top, and I like that the statement sleeves aren't at the wrists. I have one piece with big bell sleeves and it often gets caught on things when I wear it, haha!ReplyDelete
You did so well taking photos with bare arms in the snow too, I'd be freezing! It doesn't snow here in Brisbane!
Hope that you are having a nice start to your week :) Had my first day back at work after extended leave today so not the best day for me haha.
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Thanks Mica! Yes, the trick to wearing statement sleeves is to pick a top with shorter sleeves, or they do get in the way. I was freezing taking these pictures. My husband even told me "You look cold. Act natural." haha. Yea, right. Sorry about your day. I never worked when my kids were small. I'm sure it's very difficult. I would be so exhausted.Delete
I think it's a fabulous combination with the plaid. It's like a dichotomy of feminine and masculine all in one!!ReplyDelete
Thanks Jodie! I so agree it's a nice mix of feminine and masculine. I usually don't feel comfortable in a lot of plaid or flannel shirts because I think they are too masculine for me, but this one really works for me because of the sleeves.Delete
i love the statement sleeves and the fun print!ReplyDelete
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A really nice look, the shirt is the perfect mix of masculine and feminine details and looks great with black pants and boots. The necklace is really pretty too! I'm sure you're happy when it finally warms up...this is (I think) my first year that I say I had soooo enough of winter already, and we still have a little while to go! And we even had a mostly nice December! This cold and the bad roads are just too much for me to handle anymore!! Stay warm!ReplyDelete
Thanks Elli! Oh, I so agree about the weather. It's been so cold this year. Last year I lived in puffer vests and never wore a true real coat. This year, my vests aren't getting much use.Delete
HA! Your daughter has great taste! I love the color of the plaid. It would be so perfect for the holidays too. And those flutter sleeves are my favorite! What a fun and unique detail!ReplyDelete
Thanks Shauna! I'm so happy Ashley bought this top for me. I don't think I ever would have noticed it in the store. Sometimes we all need someone else to shop for us to get us out of our comfort zone.Delete
Really cute! I agree with the shorter sleeves don't get in my way. And isn't it so awesome to wear that to church if you want to instead of having to wear panty hose and heels?!ReplyDelete
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Thank you! I so agree shorter belle sleeves are the way to go! And yes, churches are so much more casual today, especially in my area, so it's nice to be able to dress in casual clothes...especially on cold winter days.Delete
That's such a cute look! And I love the bag!!ReplyDelete
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Love your top Amy! I don't have much plaid other than jackets, and love the olive, looks so pretty on you!Delete
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Thanks Jessica! I'm normally not of fan of anything plaid on me but the feminine sleeves make a big difference!Delete
I am so obsessed with plaid these days....to wear and for décor. Have a great weekend!!ReplyDelete
It is very popular right now. I hope your weekend is great too!Delete
I love your top - your daughter chose well! Really pretty necklace. Thanks for linking up!Delete