Lace Long Sleeve Off Shoulder High Waist Crop Top – #fashionfriday

I think I must have decided this Lace Long Sleeve Off Shoulder High Waist Crop Top was a pirate lady top when I wore this shirt. It’s supposed to be an off the shoulder top and I pulled it up to my shoulders making it look more square-necked and somewhat pirate lady looking. And making it ride up super high on my stomach. I thought the top looked longer in the photo of it online here: Favolook Long Sleeve Lace Top – the fact that I pulled it up to my shoulders would be part of the reason why. The model in the photo wore it correctly. So, just assume I’m giving you another way to wear the Lace Long Sleeve Off Shoulder High Waist Crop Top. Even though unintentionally. Ha. 

The lace sleeves are absolutely gorgeous, and part of what drew me in to this top. This is a wonderful smooth cotton/polyester blend. I went to iron it before wearing it and something sticky was on my iron. I actually managed to scrape it off of the surface really easily without causing a stain. The surface is slightly shiny and seemed to almost repel the sticky substance. Yeah for not ruining a new piece of clothing!

*Although I did receive this item at a discounted rate to review on Amazon, I was not asked to post it on my blog and am just sharing it with you for fun.

Just a side note – In case you think fashion shoots are all glamorous. I did this one on my own and probably ended up taking 4 times more photos than when I have my son do them – trying to get the photos in focus and not off center. I also at some point sat or leaned on some sap and ended up on Pinterest looking up ways to get sap out of clothing. Rubbing alcohol did not work all by itself and I had to move on the other method of mixing water with a bit of powdered detergent and rubbing that into the sap. I repeated both methods several times before I finally got the sap out!

And, since I am so picky about pinning vertical pins on Pinterest and couldn’t find a nice vertical one about how to get sap out of clothing, I didn’t even bother pinning the helpful article I found about how to remove sap from clothing onto any of my Pinterest boards. So, if you are one of those ‘helpful hints’ kinds of bloggers who does take the time to make nice vertical pins – an article on sap removal from clothing with vertical pins seems to be missing from Pinterest right now. Just lettin’ you know… Cause I’m helpful like that.

 

 

Lace Long Sleeve Off Shoulder High Waist Crop Top

Lace Long Sleeve Off Shoulder High Waist Crop Top

 

Lace crop top + teal green maxi skirt

Lace crop top + teal green maxi skirt

 

Back view of lace long sleeve top

Back view of lace long sleeve top

 

Strike a pose!

Strike a pose!

 

Lace long sleeve crop top + cat ear sunglasses!

Lace long sleeve crop top + cat ear sunglasses!

 

 

Blue cross strap nightclub off-shoulder top – #fashionfriday

This week’s Fashion Friday pick is a gorgeous royal blue cross-strap backless off-shoulder nightclub top. Yeah. That’s a mouthful to say. But, if you try to find the item on Amazon, that is what it’s called. Only I think they had even more words to their description than I did. Like ‘sexy’ – which it is. And they tried calling it a tank top – which it’s not. Also they called it a tank top blouse. A little repetitive in the words ‘top’ and ‘blouse’, same dif. They may not have called it ‘cross strap’, but I liked the way the straps criss-crossed in the back and thought I’d call attention to that because it’s a nice little detail.

I believe there are four different colors for this top, but the blue just really jumped out for me. Loved it! It is a wonderful lightweight chiffon top. Perfect for breezy summer evenings. At first, I kept trying to pull the dropped sleeves up onto my shoulders before I realized I was supposed to just let them drop. Yeah… Took me a few attempts at pulling those sleeves up before I remembered they were ‘drop’ sleeves.

You can find this item here: Blue top 

One Year Anniversary!

I hope you all are having a wonderful week this week! I decided to take the week off from my regular post because I have just hit the 1 year mark with my blog (Whoohoo!) and realized the longest gap I’d had in not posting on here was a week and a half. I felt like I needed and deserved a little break from my ordinary posts, but had so many items lined up for Fashion Friday, and didn’t feel like I needed a break from that – cause that’s something new for me, so I went ahead and posted that. Next week I’ll go back to posting my regular non-fashion post as well.

Just remember, you are allowed to take breaks from things you normally do. It helps refresh your body, mind and soul and keeps things you like from becoming things you are sick of – that have become an obligation or something you feel like you have to do. Someone I know keeps posting the saying on Facebook “Instead of wondering when your next vacation is, set up a life you don’t need to escape from.”

I understand where the person who first said this is going with this statement, but I disagree with it. If you don’t take a break – even from things you love doing, they can become drudgery. I know. I have a hard time taking a break even from things I love. After a couple of years of doing something I loved doing. It was becoming something I had to do. Every day. It became something I didn’t love doing because I wouldn’t take a break. I was forced to take a break this past year and didn’t realize how nice it was to take that break and just stop and breathe and not do the thing I loved doing Every. Single. Day.  I had to stop what I was doing for months, and by the time I was able to get up and going again I realized the importance of taking a break even from things you love doing. There’s no shame in that. It’s a refreshing and renewing of spirit that helps you continue loving what it is you love to do. So by all means, allow yourself time to take a break from things you love in your life if you feel like you need one – whether it’s family, job or even hobbies. It will only help you to love those things more.

 

Backless cross-strap top in royal blue

Backless cross-strap top in royal blue

 

Blue off-shoulder top

Blue off-shoulder top

 

Backless cross strap off-shoulder top

Backless cross strap off-shoulder top with a cool orange hot rod in the background!

 

Sitting pretty

Sitting pretty

 

Off-shoulder cross strap top - up close

Off-shoulder cross strap top – up close

 

 

All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on here on Flickr and on his blog.

 

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