Thursday, February 28, 2013

Tops on Tops on Tops!

I go through phases when shopping for clothes. Jacket phases, dress phases, denim...
Now, the time has come for tops. Form-fitting tops, to be exact. I have had a passionate love affair for oversized voluminous shirts and blouses for so long, I found myself in a crisis when I realized that I had zero form-fitting options. I find it harder to buy these types of tops because they often are cut wrong  (too long/too short) or are unflattering in the stomach area.

Alas, that all came to an end when I was shopping a few weeks ago and came across the brand Bailey 44, who make beautiful and flattering yet form-fitting pieces. The quality is wonderful, they manufacture in the USA (which kind-of justifies the higher price point), and the pieces I chose are basic yet with a slight twist that make them stand out above the rest.

I also found some more budget-friendly options in a style that still rocks my world - the embellished collar. I absolutely love the look of a high neck line, slim cut top and a funky collar. You can add a chunky statement necklace & red lip stick to really dress it up or you can let your hair down and rock a smudgy smoky eye, nude lips and grunge it down.

So here are my top picks for... well... TOPS!



In true "Sandra" style - none of these are colourful. Oops!

I guess I will stick to the bright shades in lipsticks this spring :)

29 comments:

  1. I really like them all! It's hard to pick "one favorite" :D

    Great post!

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  2. Great picks! They're all really cute basic pieces to have in every closet :D

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  3. I go through clothing phases too, you're not alone;)
    Great monochromatic selection!
    Catherine xo
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  4. Very inspirational :) Love it...

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  5. Number 2 is lovely and I'm the same, I prefer colourful lipsticks over tops!

    A little bit Unique

    x


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  6. I'm like you in that I seem to shop in phases it is never intentional it just seems to happen. Really like the style of No.3. x

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  7. Great picks! I like #2 the best- the leather collar is fantastic :)

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  10. I love your "fashion" posts! I'm like you - I'm through a dress phase right now, and it's definitely not stopping anytime soon! I love all 3 of those Asos tops! So cute!

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  11. I have the ASOS lace collar top and love it. I wear it casually or with a black pencil skirt for work. Great picks! Newest follower :)

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  12. LOVE the split back top! such cute style! so happy i stumbled upon your blog! its adorable! hope you will stop back by mine and follow! I'm your newest follower hey hey hey!

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  15. Love Bailey 44 for cute, quality basics...we carry them where I used to work (anthropologie) so I made sure to scout out the good pieces. Love your picks! xx

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  17. Racks, on racks, on racks ahaha love the title

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  18. Those are lovely tops! I have two favorites. I love the first and the fifth one. Those two can be paired with skirt or jeans. I love Bailey 44 tops and dresses. Anyway, those are all great picks. You have a great fashion sense.

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