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 :)