I’ve been hitting the wall lately with my current summer wardrobe. (And it’s only the beginning of July!) So earlier this week I took a spin around the mall (yes, in-person shopping!) to see what was new.
It was disappointing to say the least. So. Much. Meh. Everything seemed to fall into one or more of these categories: bland, oversized, athleisure, tie-dye, drowning in ruffles and flounces, cottagecore, generic florals, and did I mention ruffles? (I should note that a few of the brands I often shop online have closed their physical stores in our area. So I wasn’t able to examine some styles I’ve had my eye on.)
A favorite tiger print top
Yesterday, I couldn’t bring myself to put on another t-shirt, so I grabbed this tiger print top which I’ve had for a couple of years. (Originally purchased from The Bias Cut.) It’s a very lightweight top and I LOVE the print. The background is navy and the colors are in my Spring palette. It’s survived a few closet purges, but I’ve always struggled with the neckline, which is a pussybow/tie. Not really my thing.
After fiddling with it for a while, I finally let it fall open, and tied the ends in a double knot just below the bottom of the neckline. Then, I tucked them inside. It works in a pinch. I’ve already has this top altered once to shorten it, and I think it’s worth checking whether it can be altered to remove the tie and make the neckline a shallow v. I’ll let you know how it goes.
I had lunch with my friend Kande (the designer of French Kande jewelry) earlier this week. She was wearing three layered FK Petite necklaces, and I loved the look. So I was inspired to try something similar with two of mine. earrings | necklace | necklace (I think my stack needs a 3rd necklace, and have just the one in mind… 😉)
If you’re also needing a break from your t-shirts, here are some lightweight print tops:
July 4th sales
Eileen Fisher – end of season sale, extra 40% off sale items
Amour Vert – Très Chic Event, 50% off select items
J.Crew – extra 50% off sale items with code BESTSALE
Talbot’s – 40% off entire purchase
Boden – summer sale, up to 50% off
Tory Burch – extra 25% off sale with code EXTRA
Chico’s – 4th of July sale, styles starting at $25
Ann Taylor – 30-50% off purchase with code TOGETHER
Vince – extra 30% off sale with code SUMMER30
Brian + MW – 20% off tinted primer (today only)