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May 8, 2020

Fashion Over Forty: My Favorite Style of Top to Wear on a Warm and Sunny Day

Good morning and happy Friday! I'm not sure why but this week just flew by for me, it's hard to believe it's Friday already! Hope everyone is doing ok. We decided to go drive to Iowa last weekend and I got to shop at Hobby Lobby again. That was so nice and it gives me hope that things in our state are going to open up slowly as well. But for now we're still on a shelter in place order until the 30th.

I decided I want to sew some pillow covers for my decorative pillows in the living room. I chose a pretty buttery yellow. While in Iowa we also picked up a Pizza for lunch and headed to the river for a small picnic.

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In today's outfit post I'm wearing one of my favorite style of tops, paired with one of my favorite pairs of jeans and I even put on some heels :-)

These sleeveless v-neck tassel tops are my favorites for warm spring and summer days. This specific top by Lucky Brand is unfortunately no longer available. I tried linking up comparable pieces below. I am currently waiting on this mixed media top from LOFT. Hope it fits me. I love that LOFT offers most (if not all) of their clothing in Petite sizing, as these types of tops sometimes end up being too long on me. 

Here are snippets of some of my favorites:

These are from LOFT.

1. Floral Tie Neck Mixed Media Top (the one I have on order)
2. Garden Ruffle Tie Neck (same as the first one with a different print)

LOFT has had some very tempting sales recently and besides this top I also ordered these Chambray Ankle Pants in Petite (I think they'd be a great alterative to jeans for when I need something a little bit dressier). I also ordered this Ruffle Tier Dress in Petite. I am soooo hoping that if fits and that I like the fit. I'm not so much one to wear dresses but love how it looks on the model. And this lightweight blue cardigan found its way into my shopping cart as well.

Sale Alert >>>>>>As I type this, you can get up to 60% off at LOFT (60% off your order if you buy 4 or more pieces, 50% off if you buy 3 pieces and 40% off if you buy 2 pieces, and free shipping on orders of $49 or more and free return shipping during this time). 

Nordstrom Rack has a good selection of pretty sleeveless tops as well...

1. Floral V Neck Burgundy
2. Ivory Tassel Top (my favorite from this list)
3. Button Detail Split Neck (this one comes in a few more colors as well)
4. Floral V Neck White

My jeans are AG skinny jeans I found at a great price (pre-owned) on eBay and mentioned them on my blog several times before. Somehow they've become a favorite pair. These jeans do cost a lot of $$$ when purchased new (although Nordstrom currently has a few styles on sale), but if you are lucky you can find your size of some styles of AG jeans at Nordstrom Rack at a much better price point.

My leather beaded bracelet I borrowed from my daughter (she rarely wears any type of jewelry and doesn't mind). I love this beaded bracelet from Lucky Brand, and found some on Amazon as well (linked above).

My sandals by Natural Soul (I think they renamed this brand "Soul Naturalizer") were purchased from Kohl's a couple of years ago and this exact style is no longer available. These wedges would be great alternative and more up to date too.

I love the chunky heel on these, it makes them so easy to walk in and I find them to be extremely comfortable! I've talked about them before in this outfit post from last August.

If you've followed along for a while, then I'm sure you'll recognize my saddle crossbody bag. I love the casual style of this bag and it goes with most things from my closet. The bag was a Goodwill find in "like new" condition and I think I paid less than $6 for it.

Zappos has a great selection of  saddle bags, I love the minimalist style of this bag.

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Lucy said...

AG jeans are always so good, I find. I'm one who has such a hard time with a good fit, and these are always a beautiful fit.

Ellibelle said...

Thanks for visiting, Lucy. They do have a great fit! Wish they weren't so costly but there is a reason why.

the 4 M's said...

Both of my sisters in law love to wear Lucky brand. Very cute stuff! I actually went to Hobby Lobby yesterday and the place was busy!! Got some new things to update and add to my spring/early summer decor.

Jennifer said...

That top is so cute! Love AG jeans!

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Nancy 's Fashion Style said...

Love the top and the bag! Have a great weekend.

Ellibelle said...

The Hobby Lobby in Iowa was still limiting the amount of people they let in, so it wasn't too crowded, but so nice to finally go to something other than a grocery store! I need to go back for some fabric to sew new pillow cases. This stay at home order got me into a redecorating mood :)

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much, Jennifer!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Nancy! You too!

Joanne said...

I have one or two tops like that too that I just love! They are so cute and comfy and I like that I can dress them up or down too.

Amy Johnson said...

So cute Ellie! I love these type of sleeveless tops for spring/summer.

Ellibelle said...

The loose nature of these tops do make them so comfy!
Thanks so much for visiting!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Amy! They're perfect for the warmer seasons!

Shelbee on the Edge said...

Super cute outfit, Ellie. And this style top looks so great on you! It is perfect with jeans and sandals for a classic and spring look.


Makeup Muddle said...

I also really love these types of tops! They're so comfy, but somehow feel lighter to wear! xo

Makeup Muddle

Mica said...

This is such a cute boho tank on you! I love the tassels and the mixed print, I like little boho touches like that with my outfits :) I have so many printed tanks though I really don't need any more, ha! I just like that they look great with jeans like yours here and work in the office under a blazer!

Hope that you have had a good weekend! We had a picnic on Saturday taking advantage of the relaxed restrictions, and then had a lovely Mother's Day :)

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Laura B said...

I really like that sleeveless top! And the neutral colors make it very versatile!

Doused in Pink | Chicago Style Blog said...

I adore this top on you! Love the boho vibe! Such a cute spring look!

Jill - Doused in Pink

mummabstylish said...

These are good styles aren't they. H & M have some very similar that always sell well. Thanks for sharing on the #linkup Jacqui xx

Jessica Jannenga said...

Darling top! I love the style. I almost bought the 1st piece you have shown by Loft. Love your cognac accessories too. It is nice you got out a bit. We are in Phase 1, so just going to hiking trails and grocery.
thanks for linking!
jess xx