I love to be current and stylish, but I am more on the conservative side. I adore the idea of slits, off the shoulder blouses, and cut out dresses. However, far too often there is just something about these styles that make me feel uncomfortable. I feel that style is a way to express the person I am on the inside. I am so afraid that by wearing certain styles that I will communicate something that I am not. Therefore, I shy away from them.
“I feel that style is a way to express the person I am on the inside.”
However, today was one of those rare occasions where I stepped out of my comfort zone because a garment called my name. This beautiful Dotted Off the Shoulder Crepe Blouse from Express exudes innocence, sweetness, and femininity. It’s not form fitting whatsoever, which is just what I was seeking.
The fabric floats gently around my torso which keeps it from sticking to my skin on hot humid afternoons. It is not see though because the torso is fully lined- not revealing my skin or under garments. The soft ivory hue definitely gives of summer vibes, it’s perfect for a casual day. However, it can easily be dressed up with carefully selected accessories.
The bell like sleeves and dotted crepe texture are so romantic- making me dream of romantic date nights with my husband. Best of all, the wide gathering of the neckline kept the blouse from shifting all day long. I was not worried at about the top slipping down and revealing too much. It stayed in place, hovering on my shoulders, and resting below my collarbone. By pairing this simple, yet elegant top with a pair of black skinny jeans, I instantly felt like me- sassy, chic, feminine, and modest.
“I only purchase items that “speak to me.”
Today I stepped out of my comfort zone, without sacrificing my principles. I was rewarded with a garment that I find both classy and fashionable! I will definitely take this lovely top on our upcoming vacation. Have you ever come across something that just speaks to you? I’d love to hear about it. Please comment below. Thank you so much for reading!
I feel the same way with off the shoulder tops! I wish I had this blog post before we went to florida and purchased an off the shoulder top that was lined. The one I bought is more tee shirt material. Still nice but something lined would be even better… Oh well, live and learn. =] Kinda sad though, I didn’t even get to wear the top on vacation because my arms had such bad sun burn I could not tolerate the sleeve placement. Lol.
Oh no! I’m so sorry that you weren’t able to wear your top. Perhaps you can save it for a warm date night with your husband. Thanks so much for your comment.
I feel the same way with off the shoulder tops! I wish I had this blog post before we went to Florida. The one I bought is more of a tee shirt material. Still nice but lined would be even better. Oh well, live and learn. =] Sad thing is I didn’t even get to wear the top on vacation, my arms had such bad sunburn I couldn’t tolerate the sleeve placement. Lol.
Thank you Jason!
The black and white outfit is very cute on you! Express always has cute tops!!
Thank you so much Cindi! You are so right. That is why Express is my favorite store.
I could not resist commenting. Well written!
Hi there! Such a great article, thanks!
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