Glad you could join me as I play dress-up in “My Fashion Haus”. Featuring a top I first saw styled beautifully by the classy Nora from Jacket Society. If you haven’t window shopped the lovely pieces in her online store, please take a minute to do so today. But before you head over there, check out my White Cold Shoulder Graphic Print Top.
I am not quite sure why this cold shoulder trend seems so seductive. If my white cold shoulder top was a dingy wife beater, it really wouldn’t be anything more than a plain ole tank top. But the shoulders would be bare all the same. Somehow, a bit of bare arm is more alluring than having the whole arm hanging out. Isn’t that kind of an fashion oxymoron of sorts? That whole LESS is MORE thing, I guess.
I give you my seldom bared shoulders.
Isn’t that pretty? Like a wearable watercolor painting. The fabric is semi-sheer so I added a cami underneath. Paired it with pale peach skinny-ish denim from Loft Outlet and nude-ish peep toe pumps from DSW.
My mobile Monet features flowers, butterflies (which always remind me of my dad) and a sweet purpley-pink swan. When I saw the swan (and the way this top looked on Nora), I knew this it had to be mine. I was reminded of the fairy tale by Hans Christian Andersen “The Ugly Duckling”. How I love to read and now wear my fairy tales.
See that wee swan on my left hip? Sweet little guy. Not quite sure what’s going on with my hair. Probably forgot to comb it. Oh, well.
Perhaps you are in the market for a cold shoulder top to enjoy on these last hot summer evening? I gathered a few for your consideration in the slide show below. For each image clicked on, I earn a penny or two. Truly, a penny or two.
Another Belated Style Imitating Art Outfit
I always enjoy creating my own version of the “Style Imitating Art” (SIA) prompts Jen at Librarian for Life and Style and other librarian bloggers host once a month or so. Several weeks ago, it was Erin’s turn to curate the SIA link-up and the art she chose was a photograph taken by her amateur photographer friend. Visit Erin’s blog, Loop Looks, here.
The photograph is entitled “Spring in Chicago”. I love the contrast between the silvery shine of the man-made sky scrapers with the vibrant pink tulips in the foreground. I knew exactly what I could wear for this prompt, a dress I bought for Lauren’s wedding but never wore. Lauren and Francisco celebrated their fifth wedding anniversary in May and I had never worn this dress until I put it on for this post.
The dress by Corey P. (coincidentally my son-in-law’s name) from Kohl’s looked so lovely on the flat lay. But I really disliked it on me. Which is probably a large part of the reason I was so delinquent in sharing this outfit reveal.
This photo is the reflection in my skinny mirror and I still look plumpy. Especially top heavy. I snapped these photos and sent one over for the SIA link-up, here. Then I packed up that dress and took it to the Candlelighters bin at the gym. Visit some more successful SIA outfits, here.
And now I am drinking my Shakeology and counting my Weight Watcher’s points and determined to lose some of this ‘baby’ fat.
What are your thoughts on the cold shoulder tops? If they are out of favor next spring, will you continue to wear any that you have anyway? Do they make you feel a tad-bit scandalous? Wonder if my Grandma Rosebrough is turning over in her grave and calling me a ‘little hussy’ every time I bare my shoulders.
Over the past two nights I have been watching the ABC documentary about Princess Diana. Do you remember where you were when you heard she had died? Such a tragic life and loss. What a style icon she was.
Thank you, fashion friends, for joining me for another post from “My Fashion Haus”. Where I am decidedly not a fashion icon. But that doesn’t seem to stop me!
Hugs and kisses,