I’ll tell you right now that this post is not about a wonderful trip to a tropical island paradise that so many take at this time of the year. I wish I could tell you that I was getting ready for such a trip but that’s not the case either. In fact, there’s been very little time for me to get away to anywhere this summer so the reference to “tropical paradise” is just about the floral pattern in the top you see in this outfit.
I’ve shared before that I’ve been slow to embrace the cold-shoulder and off-the-shoulder trends so that have been so popular this past Spring and Summer (I’m even seeing a few sweaters with these trends for Fall). But when you find an off-the-shoulder top in a funky pattern, it’s hard to say no.
Yes, those are flamingos (and in tribute to Pinky, a moment of silence please). I purchased this top at the same time I bought the cold-shoulder one I wore in Project Sister Act: Bared Shoulder. I’ve had it a while but hadn’t worn it yet because I don’t have a strapless bra (I don’t link how they fit) and I didn’t want to wear a regular one with the straps exposed. As I was trying to figure out a solution, I remembered seeing a hack/trick for getting a strapless bra to stay put and not slip down. The hack/trick called for attaching the bra’s removable straps and wrapping them around the top of the bra for added grip. I have a number of bras with convertible straps so I applied the same principle and in an instant I had a makeshift strapless bra.
Besides a tropical print, the one other wardrobe item that signifies summer to me is white pants. Understand that I love the trend of white pants in colder weather too, but there’s something about white denim in summer that just seems so perfect. And of course, white strappy wedge sandals and a straw tote.
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Let’s Wrap This Up
Now, onto the Fine-Whatever link up for this week. My featured contributor from last week’s A Woman I Know themed link-up is Suzy at suzyturner.com. Not only is Suzy a 40+ lifestyle blogger, she is also an author (a published novelist), a lover of pretty things, and a self-professed shopaholic. You must see her amusing list of “random Suzy facts” on her About page.
I hope you’ve enjoyed this brief tropical escape. Where is your paradise and what’s in your wardrobe that signifies summer to you?
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