Sleeveless White Pop-Over Tunic | Cropped Black Pants

If you have been following my blog for a while, you know that I like tunics. They are great camouflage when you just don’t feel like showing off all your bits and parts. My favorite way to wear a tunic is with tight cropped black pants. My personal thought is that if you are going flowy and oversized with one piece, you should go fitted with the other main piece. Too much fabric makes me look like I’m wearing a muu muu.

So, what’s special about this tunic?

Well, for one it’s sleeveless and great for summer. Also, it’s really long and the slits go up really high. The slits stop approximately 2 inches below my pant waistband. So, I would not suggest wearing low-rise pants with this top. Unless you have a super hot bod. I think this will be a good layering piece under a sweater or cardigan in the fall/winter without adding too much bulk in the sleeves.

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XOXO,

Ashley

 

PS: You can see in these photographic evidence that the Living Proof No Fizz Humidity Shield was a big, fat fail.

Review: Grana Short Sleeve Silk Shirt

When I picked up the black silk tank from Grana that I featured last week, I also ordered a short sleeve button up silk shirt. I wasn’t sure if I was going to like it. I’m weary of cropped garments on my frame because they can hit right at the thickest part of my body. This shirt works though. Maybe it’s because it’s made of silk so it drapes off the body wonderfully. I love that about silk.

I really like the straight hem. I’m sure you could tuck it in, but it looks great wearing it out. I’ve worn it with khaki chinos to work, a white denim skirt, and with cropped white jeans (below). I had been eyeing a similar silk shirt at Everlane, but it was MUCH more expensive and was very oversized. Those tend to make me look like I’m pregnant. I’m glad I gave this a try. It’s a winner and at $49.00 USD quite a deal.

So, would I recommend this shirt? Absolutely! I can’t stop wearing it.

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Wearing: Shirt – Grana, Jeans – J. Crew Factory (old), Sandals – Everlane, Bag – Celine.

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XOXO,

Ashley

 

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Black is Back

After doing the seasonal closet rotation I realized that I had a lot of summer clothes (especially dresses) that didn’t bring me joy. They either fit poorly, didn’t flatter my body style, were too short, or were no longer in the color scheme that I am drawn to. I culled the herd. “Donation pile for you!”

You guys…  The only colors I want to wear right now are black, white, olive green, and blue in denim form. But black is the overwhelming winner. So, I guess I’m a New Waver again. I’m a bit more classic in my all black looks at 45 than I was at 16. I hope.

You can’t tell very well in the photos, but the sweater I’m wearing has a mesh panel at the top in the front and the bottom half of the back. So, some sort of layering is required. Or you could be more risque than I am. You decide. I’m wearing a tank top because I am not a flasher. I thought the mesh panels added a bit of something something that makes the sweater interesting. The sweater is from Athleta. They have made a commitment to sustainability and supporting women, so I’m happy to support this company. You can read more about their commitment here.

A note on sizing regarding this sweater. It runs really, really big. I am generally a medium and I ended up buying this in an extra small. As you can see, it is still plenty flowy. Size down!

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Wearing: Sweater – Athleta, Skirt – Everlane, Sandals – Everlane, Bag – Celine.

 

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XOXO,

Ashley