WIW: After what seems like forever...

Sorry for my seasonal absence, summer just isn't my season!  Fall and Winter is where I shine!  I'm so unmotivated in the heat + humidity here. 

Well, it seems that longer hemline blouses are FINALLY coming back around!  As someone on the cusp of regular/tall clothing, and busty at that, it's
SO hard to find a top that's long enough to fluidly untuck or better yet, long enough to tuck in and not pop back out. 

Last week, I did the unthinkable, and order clothes online at Ann Taylor
that I had not seen nor tried on in store. **gasp!** It's so NOT me!  I
returned my first shipment of a tragically ill fitted shirtdress (Let's discuss my shirtdress woes in another post this morning...), and didn't have much hope for #2.  Yesterday my sweaters + blouses arrived, and to my surprise, the
cropped sweaters were loose and boxy, and the two cream shell tops I
ordered were long, loose and flowy.  One top had a round shirttail hem, and the other was boxy and square with a collar.  Both sleeveless.  Under the sweaters (same sweater, 2 colors), They give a very different look. 

Running late this morning, I threw together a grey/green/gold combo.  I rather like this, especially since I find it hard to find a sweater that's not giving me the sexy secretary look up top and is relaxed, yet not sloppy with the blouse underneath. 

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  • Sara L. replied 9 years ago

    Very nice!  I like the layered shirt and sweater.  It's not cold enough here for that many layers yet, but I'm not sure I have the right pieces for the fluid/boxy look which you've totally nailed here.

  • replied 9 years ago

    Looking good, Von!

  • Jenny H replied 9 years ago

    Looking good! I'm glad to have you back. I was away much of the summer too.

  • Angie replied 9 years ago

    Super cute. 

  • Kristin SF replied 9 years ago

    Fab! Love the combo, esp with the sleeveless shirt under the cropped sweater. So smart, you don't get too warm this way. I will duplicate.

    I have those shoes, too - aren't they the best? So comfy.....

  • replied 9 years ago

    Wonderful! The amount of shirt peeking out is spot on and I love the unusual shade of deep green, it's fab with the grey pants.

  • deb replied 9 years ago

    Good to see you again. Love the look.

  • Carole replied 9 years ago

    This is great, Von! It's so fun when things work out after ordering online. I don't usually do that unless I'm really familiar with the line. I like the layered look for you and the boxy sweater is a winner!

  • tricia w. replied 9 years ago

    You. Look. Fabulous. This outfit is so flattering on you!

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