Peasant top, boho blouse, folk top, embroidered blouse. You know what I mean. A summer staple that are everywhere right now.
I know some people find them hard to wear and they can look a bit like maternity tops. I love them though. They are the perfect foil to denim shorts, the long sleeves but light material balance out all the leg on show. I always tuck a tiny amount into my waistband which stops me looking pregnant (you’ll have noticed I often do this) but not too done up.
There are loads of this style of top out there at the moment. Here are some of my favourites.
This Mango blouse was my first purchase of the summer.
I almost sent it back because it looked unflattering. So pleased I didn’t as I’ve worn it many times already. Here with ancient ripped jeans, a tan woven leather belt I’ve had twenty years and shoes from Bertie a few years ago. It has shrunk slightly so don’t size down if you’re unsure.
This red Zara blouse is in stock now. I’m not convinced by the V neckline but I do like the colour and have worn it twice already. Here with a Forever 21 necklace and ancient ripped jeans. Not sure what’s going on with the Tamara Beckwith style hair.
Belinda alerted me to this black embroidered smock from Warehouse and I think I am going to give it a try. Ideally I’d like a black one with a neater shoulder but I haven’t found one anywhere.
I have this from Zara but it’s obscene on my bust so will be a holiday top only.
I should’ve shared earlier that I returned the Next top I blogged a while back. It made me look like a lampshade, not good.
I am very tempted to try this chambray top from Boden. It looks very easy to wear and is 100% cotton.
I ordered this Boden top a few weeks back but got the sizing wrong and it was huge. It’s viscose which I don’t love but I really like the colour so am giving a smaller size a try.
This looks pretty for £15 in the sale and also comes in red (viscose though of course)
I adore this Suno top, 100% cotton and a smart fit. For over £300 it won’t be mine though.
Ending with my favourite. The Vicky from Etoile Isabel Marant. If you’ve seen anything similar with a friendlier price tag, please do let me know.
Finally, what I wore this weekend.
I think it goes without saying that I’m not a fancy dress kind of woman. I get a sinking feeling when invitations have those two dreaded words on. Parties are for favourite clothes, sparkly shoes, not grown ups dressed in togas. But when my own daughter asked for a fancy dress party and for me to join in, well, I am not a killjoy.
She had a disco party and asked her mates to dress as their favourite musician/band or to wear their best dancing gear. There were some amazing outfits! Abba, Michael Jackson, one of the coolest girls I know as Harry Styles, two Pharrells. My birthday girl went as Taylor Swift.
Till next time.