Transition Piece: The Pretty Top

i71a2813With September staring us in the face and fashion month starting in about two weeks, my mind has turned to Fall.   I have been searching my closet in the past week for transition pieces. . . something that doesn’t exactly scream “summer” but is still lightweight and comfortable in 90 degree weather.  And so, I have come to the pretty top.  There are a lot of great looking tops out for Fall that are picking up the vibe designers like Rosie Assoulin, J.W. Anderson, and Johanna Ortiz are putting down – structured cotton, origami or ruffle detailing, voluminous, and super feminine.  And, the great thing about the ruffle and fold is that they can both camouflage the breadth of a chesty girl (like myself) and balance out the top-half of the flat-chested, all while slenderizing the bottom half.  Sign me up!

I had a business dinner with my hubby the other night and busted out a ruffled sleeve top I bought from Pixie Market back in the spring and paired it with a cropped, slim pant and espadrilles and my Gaia’s Ark bag (purchased in April, but only recently moved into the “favorite” slot).  My mother said she thought it was one of the prettiest outfits she’s ever seen me wear.  Wow.  Powerful stuff.

My favorites right now are this one by Stylekeepers (very similar to the Johanna Ortiz one that Dhalia Nsouli wears, above) ($98!!!), MLM Label, Style Mafia, Zara, COS, Pixie Market, Club Monaco, and Le Ciel Bleu.



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