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Saturday, 21 May 2016

A bit of vintage...


and I'm not talking about me here! Though every time I go to do the park run, I sigh at being classified as a 'Veteran Woman'...how unflattering!
But no, today's post is about a vintage top that I found in a charity shop last year. I loved the shape and style of it but back then, I was heavier and my arms were less toned so it didn't look as flattering as I'd hoped. One year on and following 6 months of training, I have shed a few inches and grown some guns and I'm feeling more confident about wearing it:
It is quite a floaty material - lovely and cool on a warm day. Here's a close up of the texture...
and on my feet I wore my Palmairas sandals from last year - so happy to have these out again as they go with absolutely everything. Plus they hide the fact that I've not had a chance to tackle my toenails yet!
Menorcan Sandals - Palmairas
These photos were taken up at the Waterworks on the Antrim Road on a lovely sunny day last week. I was thinking about doing the park run here and happened to be up that direction leaving my son to basketball training so I did a quick course recce! Stunning day and it's amazing to think you're right in the city - the expanse of lake is much bigger than I thought it would be. It felt like we were in the countryside.
But back to the top - if you're small of bust, this high necked style is a great option as it emphasises the shoulders and unlike lots of tops, the focus isn't on the cleavage at all. Here are a few similar ones from the high street....starting with this lovely top from Next. A bit blingy for day time but with a jacket over it, you'd not see the sparkle on the shoulder:
Also loving this one from Boden that has a slightly lower neckline - very 60's
Boden again - a plainer option..
Lovely ruffles around the arms in this one from Warehouse
and another from Warehouse - great detail on this:
Moving onto New Look where if you love cream tops, it's a dangerous place to look. SO many that I loved here, starting with this one. Definitely going to check it out in real life as the detail looks great:
and this more casual day time top looks fab too:
I'm living proof you can NEVER have too many cream tops....I wear them all the time and they go with everything. I'll report back when I get a chance to get to New Look.

In the meantime. I'm off to run a 10k in Antrim - I'll post on Instagram if I survive it! Have a super weekend.

Ax



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