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Jun 26, 2020

Fashion Over Forty: Two Ways to Wear A Yellow Top in Summer

Hello and happy Friday!
For today's outfit post I am styling a yellow top two ways - a casual look with blue jean shorts and then I dressed up the top with my chambray pants and heels. I even used the same bag for both looks.

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Yellow V Neck Top with Jean Shorts:

This shirt is old, purchased from Banana Republic, but LOFT has some pretty tops in yellow if you're looking to add some yellow to your wardrobe. And of course don't forget to take a look at Banana Republic as well. I like this ruffle top with drawstring hem.

My jean shorts are from American Eagle but also an older style and no longer available. These are the "midi" shorts which is my favorite style as they aren't as long as bermudas (which I don't think looks good on me) but longer than short shorts. This pair is similar but almost sold out. This pair from Kohl's has good reviews as well. They are from the Juniors department so you may need to size up in those.

I've shown you my new straw and canvas bag in last week's post. It's become my go-to bag and here I am carrying it as a shoulder bag - in last week's post I used it as a crossbody bag. I love it when I get multiple choices out of one item! The bag is available at Zappos or Macy's. And directly from Sakroots, but their shipping cost is $10. 

My sandals are by The Walking Company purchased from their retail store in Myrtle Beach last summer, but also available online. I usually wear 7.5 in sandals but half sizes aren't available and the 7 fits perfectly. These come with built in orthotic and I find them extremely comfortable. I have them in the neutral color but there are several other colors available.  They'd be the perfect pair of sandals to wear to a zoo or botanical garden where you will do a lot of walking but don't want to wear sneakers.

For accessories I added a simple bracelet I purchased at Myrtle Beach and part of a multi layer necklace by Lucky Brand. This specific necklace is sold out but Amazon has a variety of layer necklaces to choose from. 


Yellow V Neck Top with Chambray Crop Pants:

In the photos below I paired the same yellow top and same bag with my Chambray Crop Pants from LOFT for a more "dressed up" look. If you've been following along, then you might remember seeing them styled in this recent post with a red floral top.  I think this chambray color can almost be treated like a neutral as it goes with so many colors! These pants do run large and I had to exchange for a smaller size. These are petite 00 (usually I'd purchase petite 0). 

These shoes have a higher heel than what I'm used to wearing. They are by Etienne Aigner. No I did not pay a lot of money for these designer shoes, in fact I found them at Goodwill last year for $6.99 and I could not resist even though I know I won't wear them much. I love the classic style and nude color! I did see a few sizes at ThredUp, and some at Poshmark. I have them in a 7.5 and would say they run true to size. I usually wear between 7.5 and 8.

I switched out the necklace. This long necklace is also part of the multi strand necklace from Lucky Brand. (This specific necklace is no longer available but there is always a chance to find it on eBay, ThredUp or Poshmark.) But any longer necklace would work.  

Same straw and canvas bag. This bag has removable straps and here I'm using it as a clutch. I think it's perfect for summer! 


Sleeveless Top Option from Banana Republic
 (More options HERE and HERE
Peep Toe Heels or click here for more sizes and styles

As always, thank you so much for taking the time to stop by my blog!!

I'm linking up with these wonderful blogs:
Fancy Friday hosted by Nancy of Nancy’s Fashion Style // Lizzie in Lace //  Friday Favorites at Penny's Passion // A Little Bit of Everything // Friday Favorites // A Fireman’s Wife // Shelbee on the Edge //  Friendship Friday Blog Hop //  Fabulous Friday Link Up with Lucy // A Morning Cup of Joe @ The Cottage Market

Saturday: Dare to Share

Sunday: Style Splash linkup

Monday: Away From Blue // The Queen In Between (first Monday) // Claire Justine Creative Mondays // Glass of Glam // Mutton Style // Inspire Me Monday // Ageless Style Linkup (1st Monday) // Hello Monday // Random-osity Good, Random, Fun // You're The Star Blog Hop Link Party @Stonecottage Adventures // 
 Anything Goes with your Hosts (Mondays)

Tuesday: The Fashion Canvas // Shelbee On the Edge Spread the Kindness // I Do deClaire // Elegantly Dressed and Stylish // Myriad Musings // Jenerally Informed Happy Now Blog Link // Style Splash linkup // Tuesday with a Twist @Stonecottage Adventures

Wednesday: What's Up Wednesday? (last wed. of month) // The Queen in Between Style Six // Straight A Style // Jersey Girl, Texan Heart // Fashion Frenzy at Seeking Sunshine and Rosy Outlook // Is This Mutton? Wow on Wednesday // Effortlessly Sophisticated // Wonderful Wednesday // 
 Welcome Wednesdays


the 4 M's said...

I just bought a yellow tank this week from loft as I wanted to take advantage of their great sale and I had a giftcard to use (free shopping guilt free!). I love both of these looks. Your purse is turning out to be very versatile!

Nancy 's Fashion Style said...

I never liked yellow until this spring. And now I think it's a very vibrant abs cheerful color. And it goes very well with almost any other color! Hope to see you on my Fancy Friday link up party.

Joanne said...

Both those outfits are so pretty but I am loving those cropped pants!

Amy Johnson said...

Such fabulous yellow and blue outfits!

Jennifer said...

You look great in yellow!

Effortlessly Sophisticated

Ellibelle said...

It's so hard to resist a good LOFT sale especially when having a gift card!!
Thanks for stopping by! And yes, this new bag is so versatile and I love it for summer!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Nancy. I used to stay away from yellow too because I thought it would clash with my skin tone, but I like the color too much and maybe it's not as a great color on me as others, I do love it!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks so much!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Amy!

Ellibelle said...

Thanks Jennifer!

Mica said...

That's a beautiful yellow top and it looks so good with the denim shorts and chambray pants! I have a similar yellow tank I'm looking forward to wearing again when the weather warms up a bit more - it's such a fun colour to wear! :)

Hope that you are having a lovely weekend :)

Away From Blue

Jayne said...

I love the yellow top coupled up with the shorts. You make both outfits look fab!

Have a wonderful Sunday. :)

Michele Morin said...

I love yellow year roind, but it does add a special zip to summer.

mummabstylish said...

What a smashing colour - I love this! Jacqui x

Jessica Jannenga said...

I saw that top at Banana Republic, so pretty! I am a fan of yellow and mustard yellow. Love your shorts with the yellow top and the lovely look with heels and your cute bag! It just brightens your day!
thanks for linking!
jess xx

Shelbee on the Edge said...

Ellie, this is such a fabulous color on you! Yellow makes everyone smile I think. I love both ways you have styled this top. It is so cute dressed up a bit! Thanks for linking up.


Jodie's Touch of Style said...

Yellow is seriously my favorite color so I love how you've worn it both ways.