So the fam and I ran to the square to have lunch last week, and it was approximately 113 degrees outside. Maybe I’m exaggerating a tiny bit, but it was DANG HOT. I had Chris snap some pics, but this is the only one that even kind of came out. What can I say, keeping the skin from melting off my body was more important than getting a good pic. #priorities 🙂
Embroidery is all the rage this spring, and THIS top is awesome. I love the longer length, and the tiny pleats in the front are such a nice touch!
embroidered top (also available in plus size HERE)/ cross body bag c.o. Sole Society/ my jeans are sold out, but THESE have a similar distressing level AND A FRAYED HEM!!!/ wooden sundrop hoop earrings / bracelet stack c.o. Accessory Concierge/ wedges c.o Sole Society/ sunglasses
For size reference, I’m wearing a small in the top, so I think it’s true to size. The fit is generous, but that’s how I wanted it to be (and how it should be) for a top like this. I’m afraid if you sized down for a closer fit, the proportions might be off. At the end of this post, you’ll see pics of me in the outfit inside, and you can really see the pleat detailing!
UPDATE: The top has sold out as of 9:30 Monday morning. 🙁 Fingers crossed for a restock…but in the meantime…..Caslon has a ton of embroidered tops to choose from HERE in regular and plus size. And so does Lucky that you can find HERE! Madewell as some dresses and shirts to choose from as well HERE.
And let’s talk for a minute about THE WEDGES. Here’s what the site has to say about them: A vintage-inspired wooden wedge sandal with antique brass studs. Designed with extra padding and a comfortable halo strap, you can wear the Sahara all day long. I have to agree with everything they said. And let me go ahead and add that they are JUST PLAIN DARLING. They really do have a vintagey (act like it’s a word) look to them, I LOVE the “wood grain” on the wedge itself, and the brass studs are such a nice touch. They only come in whole sizes, so if you are a solid 1/2 size, I suggest ordering down. These wedges also come in a neutral and a cognac, but I really liked the contrast of the black against the wood tones and the brass.
Get The Look For Yourself Here:
And for those of you that prefer the inside shots, y’all are in luck! Since it wasn’t 113 degrees inside of my house, there are quite a few of these inside pics! Plus, I think you really can see the detail of the top (especially the pleating) much better with these pictures.
I pulled the bag in front for this picture so you could get a better idea for the size of it!
First of all, I LOVE IT when a bag is lined with a cute fabric. It just makes me happy to open a bag and be surprised! #itsthelittlethings Secondly, when the bag arrived, I was thinking it might be too big and/or too structured for a cross body, but I was wrong. It’s a great size and fits my wallet, my make-up bag, keys, and cell phone. So, it’s the perfect cross body for when you want to be hands free, but you also need a place to put a good amount of stuff (not just lip gloss….I’m looking at you Erika.) 😉
And here’s another shot of the wedges. Because they deserve one.
And just for fun, I thought I would show you how I switched it up that night when we went out! I wanted to carry my must have denim jacket with me (I often put it on in movies or a restaurant if I’m cold), so I switched out the cross body to MY LEATHER TOTE c/o Live FashionABLE and headed out! I also wanted to show you again how how I don’t mind mixing black and brown. In fact, I often times prefer it because think it makes things more interesting!
Here I am wearing it later in the week with some cut-offs (sorry they are sold out, they are like 5 years old!) and cork glitz flip flops. Yep, I was getting at least one more wear out if it before washing it. Please tell me you do this too. You don’t? Neither do I. 😉
And totally unrelated, but there is a HUGE sale going on at LOFT right now! Some things are 40% OFF with the code SWEET, and other things (the white jeans, the maxi, the romper) are 60% OFF with no code needed! . The white jeans have FANTASTIC reviews……actually, everything on the collage has great reviews! I purchased the lacy peplum top and LOVE it. I would suggest sizing down a size in it.
Here are some items I’ve shown you before that are NOW ON SALE! For size reference, I’m wearing a small in the tank and it also comes in a creamy white (and has excellent reviews). I mean, this tank is precious! I love the cut of it!
This next outfit is certainly cute enough for running around town, but it’s also comfy enough for just lounging around the house! For size reference, I’m wearing a small in the top and a small in the shorts. These shorts have a drawstring waist and are FABULOUS. Comfy and cute to boot!
This square neck embroidered top came home with me and I love it! Throw it on with a pair of jeans or shorts and you’ve got a precious outfit with no work! For size reference, I would suggest sizing down in this particular top, I’m wearing an x-small. I’m wearing a 27 in the shorts, so they are true to size.
And this top is an ADDITIONAL 60% OFF the SALE PRICE! WOW!
If you want a little white tee with some extra somethin’ somethin’, well then THIS top from LOFT is for you! I’m wearing a small, so it’s true to size. It also comes in navy (which would look awesome with white jeans!) and crimson. The white is a bit see through, and you could probably get away without wearing a cami under it, but I personally love the look of the cami under it. And what better way to accessorize this simple outfit than with my favorite tassel necklace.
Before you go today, I would like to ask all of you prayer warriors out there to PRAY FOR DREW today!!!! His surgery is scheduled to begin at 7:45 a.m., and it’s supposed to last 6 hours. We are so thankful that his team of doctors has had the gift of time to study his scans and plan the best course of treatment, but there are still prayer requests: There are a lot of very important nerves near Drew’s AVM, so please pray there is a way to work around each nerve to cause minimal damage. If that is not an option, pray for the team’s discernment in choosing which course of action will cause the least amount of lasting effects. Please pray for complete clarity and wisdom in determining the best path for Drew’s complete healing.
Finally, please pray for the family’s peace. I talked to Jill on Friday, and at that time she was definitely feeling God’s peace. However, she was a bit concerned that God might have been a little “trigger happy” and given it to her too early! 🙂 Let’s all pray for a PEACE THAT SURPASSES ALL UNDERSTANDING for Drew and the entire family. The family has been waiting for this day for a long time now. Pray that they are able to take this head on and step out in courageous faith as the doctors work their magic and God heals their son.