In this post from last week, I announced the start of a new series I’m calling Up, Down, All-Around. The goal of this series is to showcase a new or old item from my wardrobe and how I would and do style it up for the office, down for casual, and all-around for a special event like date night or a party. And since I will be publishing this series weekly, I’ve decided to add a link-up to it as well. My Powers the Flower link up will now be a monthly series that posts on the first Thursday of the month.
I tend to not wear something I’ve bought right away. Sometimes I do this because I know the purchase was just an impulse buy for something I don’t really need and in a few days I will decide to return it. Other times I do this because I’ve bought the item for future me. You know, the one that is thinner or will be going somewhere for which the item would be perfect except I don’t loose weight or I don’t go that special someplace. Shopping for the future me is a problem I’m trying to overcome. I’m glad to report that the featured item in this post is a recent purchase and fits the today me.
The featured item is a lovely loose fitting sleeveless top with a crocheted yoke that also comes in white and black (see link below photo). The color I chose is called “Thyme To Go”, which as you can see, is a soft, muted grayish green. The crocheted yoke caught my eye in the store and I love how it looks on its own or peeking out from under a jacket or cardigan.
Top – Old Navy exact, similar; Moto jacket – Loft Outlet (similar, pretty); Skirt – AGB (similar, similar) Shoes – Franco Sarto (similar, option); Purse – Nine West (similar, similar); Bracelets – old (option, option)
For work, I’ve worn the top tucked into a black pencil skirt with a light gray knit moto jacket. My accessories include light gray pumps, a large black tote, and silver toned jewelry with stones that pick up on colors of the outfit.
The crocheted yoke is such a nice detail and adds interest to an otherwise plain top. For casual wear, I’ve paired the top with a pair of cargo style capris and flatform sandals.
Because the top is loose fitting, I’ve chosen capris that have a slim fit. I bought the flatforms last summer because I thought they were so unique with a kind of artsy vibe.
Add gray slim-fit chinos, a light cardigan, and wedge sandals to the top and I’m ready for an afternoon of fun in the park or running errands.
Here again, I’ve balanced out the looser fit of the top with slim-fitting pants which I’ve rolled at the cuff (I love this look). The outfit would be fine without the cardi but I like how the lighter color adds a little brightness to the overall look.
I really do like this top, so much so that I wore three times in the first week after I bought it. I like its versatility and I feel stylish wearing it. It is a definite keeper (and I might consider buying it in black).
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