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Wild Card

Covered Perfectly 1

The first time I tried on this Covered Perfectly top, le Monsieur (who usually doesn’t offer unsolicited comments on what I’m wearing) said, “nice top!!” When I asked what he liked about it he said, “let’s just say it plays up your assets.”  Well alrighty then! 🙂

This is the Mandy top from Covered Perfectly*. I brought this along on our recent trip to France as one of my “wild card” pieces. Those of you who follow me on Instagram or Facebook saw it here,

Dinner in Amboise

from one of our evenings in Amboise, but it was just too chilly for a photo session sans jacket and scarf.

Covered Perfectly 3

It’s a fun snake print that works as a neutral or a color, depending on what you pair it with. As with so many of the Covered Perfectly tops, the fabric is very light and incredibly soft. You can wash this one in the machine and hang to dry overnight, so it’s a great choice for travel. Because I’m so short the top fits me more like a tunic; on someone of average height it would hit higher on the hip. (And those of you who are tall will find these tops are plenty long enough.) The bracelet is the second that I purchased from Metal Pointu’s in Paris.

Arche sandals

Top: Covered Perfectly, provided for review. (Don’t forget to use code UF20 at checkout for 20% off.) // Necklace: J.Crew from last year. Similar here and here. // Jeans: NYDJ // Cuff: Metal Pointu’s, not available online. Similar look. // Sandals: Arche

*Also available in Plus Sizes.


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  1. June 6, 2014 / 4:23 am

    Wonderful top, Une Femme. It looks great with white denims, and does indeed flatter your form!

  2. Pat
    June 6, 2014 / 5:15 am

    Great outfit! What is the information for the jacket?

  3. Judy
    June 6, 2014 / 7:05 am

    You look great! I am tempted to get that snakeprint. Do you have any advice re the sizing? Their chart seems to run very large. I take a size 4 in the Adea V neck layering top: so, a medium here? a small? (Will those sizes be large enough in the bust for a 34G?)

    • une femme
      June 7, 2014 / 6:29 am

      Judy, I’m wearing a Small here. I’d suggest that for specific questions about fit it’s best to contact Pauline at Covered Perfectly, who is very helpful with answering any questions you might have.

  4. sisty
    June 6, 2014 / 7:11 am

    Great shape!! (and the top is nice, too).

  5. June 6, 2014 / 8:06 am

    It is a very flattering shaped top on you and I like the soft pattern with your white jeans.

  6. June 6, 2014 / 8:18 am

    I have this top in a solid color…and got the same reaction from my husband!! A husband-pleaser for sure! Really like the way you styled it!

  7. June 6, 2014 / 8:49 am

    J’aime ! I like snake prints matched with white pieces.

  8. June 6, 2014 / 10:18 am

    Yes! it does play up your assets which are lovely. 😉 I need all the help I can get in that department.
    Your blog is looking gorgeous as you are. Have a lovely weekend!

  9. Alison M.
    June 6, 2014 / 10:38 am

    Your Arche shoes are lovely..note that there is a very similar and comfortable style by Munro American called the Abby at a gentler price point. I found mine at Nordstrom. I am also a huge fan of Covered Perfectly! You look great and you illustrate that a judicious amount of animal print can work as a neutral instead of screaming “Golden Girls.”

    • Judy
      June 6, 2014 / 12:46 pm

      thanks, Alison! I have been craving the Exor but it is so pricey … those Munro Abbys look almost exactly the same! The heel is just a bit different. And they are comfortable too??

      • Alison M.
        June 7, 2014 / 11:05 am

        Yes,I can report that they are comfortable! I usually wear wedge styles and this is that rare high-heel style that I can walk in.

    • une femme
      June 7, 2014 / 6:31 am

      Hi Alison, yes I included the Munro in the widget at the bottom. It’s available in lots of other colors too: http://bit.ly/1kHzYNw

  10. Kim DiNardo Smith
    June 6, 2014 / 1:13 pm

    You look so pretty.
    I just ordered top in Plus size hope it looks as good on me as it does you!
    Told Pauline I saw it on your site.
    I am about to go to New England for 10 days, Boston, Martha’s Vineyard, RI..
    Do you really think I can get everything like you in a carry on?
    I am trying to follow your example but all my girlfriend’s say I am nuts.
    By the way how did you like your new luggage?
    I can now get ” The things I love” which I was unable to get before, on the right side bar.
    Best regards, Kim

  11. Lady of Style
    June 6, 2014 / 1:28 pm

    The shirt, the white trousers and the shoes – a perfect ensemble!
    I love all kinds of animal prints and the top is really gorgeous.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  12. Lynne in NC
    June 6, 2014 / 1:52 pm

    I really like this top on you and it seems to be a great travel piece. Love the sandals, too!
    My teenage daughter said “Mom, that’s a nice top. It would look good on you, too.”
    Tee hee…. I’m a plus size, have auburn hair and am nearly 5′ 10″ tall. Cannot quite envision this on me, though.
    Thanks for posting the outfit sans jacket and scarf.

  13. fashmr paul
    June 6, 2014 / 2:29 pm

    Wonderful looking outfit – Love the snakeprint top, and its perfect with the white trousers.

  14. Val knox
    June 6, 2014 / 7:51 pm

    I bought the same top. Taking it to Scotland with me in July !

  15. June 7, 2014 / 8:27 am

    Cool top – the only good thing about snakes is that pattern! The top looks good in a tunic length, and also looks so versatile and comfortable (not to mention asset-flattering!). You should promote it to a standard traveling piece rather than a wild card.

  16. Kat
    June 7, 2014 / 8:09 pm

    That photo of you in Amboise with the top, the jacket and the scarf is absolutely exquisite. What a stunning outfit and setting. Would you consider a tutorial on how to tie your scarf that way? I’d be very keen to know how to do it!

    • une femme
      June 9, 2014 / 6:59 pm

      Hi Kat, thanks. I was sure I’d done a tutorial on this scarf arrangement, but can’t seem to find it now, so I’ll do another one soon!

  17. CC
    June 8, 2014 / 2:54 pm

    I “found” your blog awhile back when I started traveling for work — your recommendations have been invaluable! This is the first time I’ve left a comment, but I couldn’t let the snakeskin top with that necklace go without comment. Fabulous!

  18. Duchesse
    June 9, 2014 / 1:33 pm

    I love a man who knows what he likes! Here you do not see the cami so high under, possibly a lower one with a bit of lace peek- even at work! Come on now, when you get home, try it as is 🙂

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