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Jun 12, 2020

Fashion Over Forty: Red Floral Top For Summer

When I placed my last LOFT order a few weeks ago I came cross this pretty floral top for less than $12 and I thought it would be a perfect color and print for the summer months. It was one of the items marked as "final sale" meaning it cannot be returned or exchanged. But since I was pretty sure what size I needed I decided to add it to my order. I got it in my usual size Small Petite and it fits perfect.

Please note, this post does include some affiliate links, meaning I may earn a small commission if you purchase something through the links, as always this is at no cost to you. Thanks so much for your support.

We had a hard time with pictures on this was so sunny all day and then the tree in my backyard just made some strange shadows, but it was the only day we had time for photography.

I've already worn this top with blue jeans/ shorts twice (which is my prefered choice) for a casual sunny day look, but for today I've styled it with my new Riviera crop pants also from LOFT. This top is perfect for summer, aside from the colors, I love the "flowy" style which makes it perfect for a hot day. 

By the way, this top is now under $12 when you use code YESSS  Just remember, it is not returnable as it's a "final sale" item. 

Edited 6/15: Use code SUMMER to get an extra 50% off sales styles plus another 20% off petites - including this top


The top is very limited in the regular sizes but fully stocked in Petite. If you are 5'3" or shorter, petite is the best option for you. Be sure to check the sizing chart on the right side of the product page and measure your bust (something I forgot to do in the past and ended up with the wrong size.) Traditionally, with petite sizing you should go up one size compared to misses  (or regular as they are called at LOFT) sizes. This means if you get XS in regular or misses sizing, then you would need to get Small in Petite sizing. As mentioned, this top runs true to size - I have the Petite Small.

The blue flowers on this top perfectly match my chambray  Riviera Crop Pants, also from LOFT. If you've been following along then you might remember that I had these pants exchanged for a smaller size. I definitely recommend sizing down in these.  I have the Petite 00. 

These  Riviera Crop Pants pants would be perfect for those of you working in an office setting, but even though I don't work outside the home I wanted to add a pair of dressier pants to my closet because I only had dress pants in darker colors but wanted some for spring and summer for those times when I need something other than blue jeans.

I still haven't figured out the perfect footwear to go with these pants, I am actually looking for  sandals with thin straps similar to these but with a heel (that's not too high and preferably chunky) but haven't found the perfect pair yet. And since I wouldn't be wearing them much, I don't want to pay a lot for them either.

For today I'm wearing them with my strappy sandals I purchased last year in Myrtle Beach from The Walking Company. I love these sandals because they have great arch support and I can walk in these all day without any issues. Plus with the thinner straps they look more delicate than most other comfort sandals. These come with the B.I.O system technology. (Taken from their site: B.I.O.system technology supports your feet and aligns your body, balances weight distribution, and reduces foot fatigue, shock, and stress on your joints.)

I usually wear 7.5 in sandals but these do not come in half sizes. I tried on both - size 8 and 7, and the 7 fits perfect. I would say they are true to size and if in between then size down. These sandals are also available to purchase online from The Walking Company and come in several different colors. Mine are the neutral color.

I've shared them before in this post from last summer. 

(B.I.O.system technology supports your feet and aligns your body, balances weight distribution, and reduces foot fatigue, shock, and stress on your joints.)

Outfit quick links are below for those of you interested. 

Red Floral Top (Use code SUMMER for 50% off plus an extra 20% off Petites)
Chambray Crop Pants ( 40% off with code SUMMER)
Strappy Sandals (currently 25% off - still pricey but definitely worth it if you're looking for a comfortable pair of sandals you can wear all day)

Thanks so much for taking the time out of your day to stop by! Hope you're having a good weekend!


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Joanne said...

That looks so nice and flowy for summer.

Lizzie said...

What a pretty top! I've totally been there with the photos lol! I think they turned out well considering :-)


Ellibelle said...

It's perfect!

Ellibelle said...

Thank you!! The lighting is really the most important things! So hard some days!

Nancy 's Fashion Style said...

What a lovely summer top. Red florals are so lovely!

Mode und Lifestyleblog Tinaspinkfriday said...

Das sieht zusammen sehr schön aus. Das Top hat eine wirklich tolle Farbe und steht Dir sooo gut!
Liebe Grüße Tina

the 4 M's said...

I love this print!! Great find. I know what you are talking about with sunny days: when I am last minute with pictures, I have to get very creative to find a good spot for pics.

Just Jess said...

I have the same top and love it! I grabbed it a few months ago (before quarantine) and even wore it this week. It's perfect for the office with a cardigan (back when I worked in the office).


Simply smart and airy look. You look great.

Jennifer said...

That top is so cute!!

Effortlessly Sophisticated

Unknown said...

Oh I do love that top! It looks so pretty.
Thanks so much for sharing with #MMBC. :)

Powell River Books said...

That looks like a great summer top. I need to get some new sandals for this summer, but I'm not ready to go out shopping in stores. - Margy

Doused in Pink | Chicago Style Blog said...

Such a pretty summer top! I love the print!

Jill - Doused in Pink

Amy Johnson said...

That top is so pretty and it looks great with those pants.

Omaye said...

Love this look! perfect for summer. It's so simple and airy!

Shelbee on the Edge said...

Red is such a great color on you, Ellie! And this outfit is so perfect for summertime. I love the bold floral and the cropped pants. Thanks for linking up with me!


Straight A Style said...

Such a great top and pant combo! I love LOFT!

Amy Ann
Straight A Style

KimMalk said...

Your top is so cute--good thing you ordered it! I think the sandals you chose with the pants look really nice.

Gail Is This Mutton? said...

A great buy! Perfect summer style. Thanks for joining #WowOnWednesday.

Jessica Jannenga said...

I love a pretty floral top! This red one is lovely certainly with the 4th coming up too! The neutral sandals are a nice choice!
thanks for linking!
jess xx

Nicole of High Latitude Style said...

This is a really cute look. You look stunning!

Mica said...

That is such a pretty top and it looks so good with those pants! :) I love printed tanks like this for summer :)

Thanks so much for joining the #WeekdayWearLinkup!

Hope that you had a great weekend :)

Away From Blue

Lizzie said...

You look so cute in all of those tops!