Have you ever lusted after a piece of clothing and then you finally get it and you’re underwhelmed? Then you think about it and try it different ways and realize maybe it’s not so bad after all? This happened to me recently. When I saw this top on a couple of my favorite bloggers, including this beauty (Andrea at Living on Cloud Nine) I just had to have it. I kept looking at it online and thinking about it and hoping it would go on sale. It didn’t and because my lust level was at an all time high I decided to get it. I was so afraid it would sell out and I wasn’t sure I could go on living if that happened #dramaqueen. I placed my order and waited patiently (except not all) for the UPS truck to come. After what seemed a sweet forever (why can’t everything ship like Amazon Prime?) it arrived. I ripped open the box and tried it on immediately. Guess what? I felt kinda meh about it to be honest. Rather than return it I convinced myself I could fall in love with it. I wore it to work one day and felt okay in it and then wore it out to dinner for Mother’s Day. I felt good in it but when I saw the pictures I was not at all happy with how I looked. I looked LARGE. Here’s the thing: with a larger chest I have to be super careful about the cuts of the tops I wear. On top of the large chest (or really just beneath it,lol) I am short waisted. Big, flowy tops can leave me looking like Sponge Bob Squarepants if I’m not careful.
Then a few weeks ago my beautiful blogger friend Lisa who blogs at Coast to Coast wore it in blush and I had all the heart eyes for it again. You should check out her blog, she is so sweet and so fun!
So on a recent closet purge I looked at this top again and decided to give it another chance. This time I wore it with more fitted pants and you know what? On second thought I like it! Lucky you, if you like it you can score a great deal on it because it’s on SALE for under $30! I paid full price which KILLS me. For size reference I am wearing a small.
I have four looks with this one top. I plan on wearing all of these looks to work, running errands, and even for a night out. I changed my pants, shoes, and accessories proving to myself it’s a keeper! Check out how the top looks with white denim, distressed denim, blue window pane pants, and my new slim utility pants.
I also want to point out a new pair of comfortable wedges. Friends, these shoes are comfortable! Mine are the metallic color, a great neutral shoe that I will most definitely wear to work. However, during the hour long lunch duty I’ll be doing everyday I will most likely wear a pair of Vionics. I’m just keepin’ it real here, lunch duty is no joke! So if you’re looking for a comfortable wedge, these don’t rub my mutant feet anywhere, they’re lightweight and cute!
We all deserve a second chance, right? I thank you so much for stopping by. Make it a good one friends!
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