“Spring has sprung….the grass is ris….I wonder where the bare shoulders is…” Ahhhh…spring and summer. My most fave time for fashion. Good bye drab, Sicilian widow black, unflattering-unless-you-have-no-boobs chunky sweaters, clunky UGG boots (leave those to the kids) and trying to layer so you don’t have to wear a coat. Let’s go bare, or barely bare, or at least somewhat bare with the shoulders, legs and colors of this gorgeous season.
This is one of my newest, and faves. Yes, I have a soft spot for Free People. They are flattering, feminine and flowing. They make my heart skip a beat, and so did this top. I love sleeves, and bell sleeves are one of my most adored. I feel like Guinevere on a date with King Arthur when I wear them. This We the Free top is available in some eye popping colors: Camel, Fiesta Orange, Purple Crystal, Black and Seafoam. The Camel is darker than what appears on the website, and the Purple Crystal, which I have is gorgeous, but tends to be sheer. If you have any muffin top at all, I suggest something like a Spanx bodysuit. You can move the straps down on that or consider the "Boostie-Yay!" bodysuit. That's a bit more expensive, but you can use it over and over for other ensembles during the bare it all season.
Another hit with me, always, is BLANK NYC. They will usually have an internet promo if you Google, which is why I tend to buy them online, unless I’m in a moment of total shopping lust, and I see them in a store which does happen, unfortunately.
They are on my list of best fitting jeans with a relatively normal price point.
I always buy jeans with stretch, because I am curvy, and I love the fit. If you channel Kate Moss with no hips or butt, you are fortunate enough not to be forced into an arranged marriage with spandex. I cannot say the same. BLANK goes from lots of stretch to some, depending on the jean, so always look at the description and content of stretch material. 2% or more will usually give you a nice fit.
The “girlfriend” jean which is a “Hips Don’t Lie” version of the ever popular “boyfriend” jean but with a higher, more fitted hip and straighter leg was a winner. I sprung for two pair..one just distressed, and the embroidered shown here.
On the website it's listed as a Crop Boyfriend, which is a misnomer, it’s called the Girlfriend Crop. The distressed pair is out of stock but the embroidered pairs are up for grabs! Get 'em while they're hot (and super chic)!
I paired them with a hip choker and open toe booties. (More to come on Accessories That Rock).
More to come, or less to come if you love this new season of feminine fashion ritual. I can’t wait until it’s warm enough for my gladiators.
…..just for fun…every time I think of my gladiators…I think of this…