Fashion Lifestyle

Topping it off: Wearing one top several ways!

October 12, 2018

I’m excited this week to be co-hosting the Fabulous Friday link-up with the delightful Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots. It would be so great for you to join our link-up party and see who else is there. There’s also a chance you will be selected and shared next week as a favourite blogger!

Without further ado I will get on with sharing my ideas on wearing separates …

Wearing the kimono trend:

Doubtless, trends are a fun way to keep our look fresh.

I am wary, as a “mature” woman (and I use that term loosely) to not get too carried away with the latest and greatest trends and sometimes I just like a little taster.

I’ve been excited to incorporate the kimono look in my wardrobe, and when I found this cute moss/sage green with red poppies silk top, I was sold.

I’ve worn this top with this sand colour skirt as well as pants in black, beige or denim.

I think it would work well with a red skirt and shoes too … that might be for another day!

It’s all in the details:

A simple top this is not, with a flattering v-neck that isn’t too low, but is low enough!

I love the detailed dolman sleeves which are feminine and pretty, allowing for comfort, movement and coverage.

The peplum beneath the waist and this little bow does wonders for the waistline:

Who doesn’t like a surprise?

Finally, there’s the sweet little split in the back of the top:

Now, we are in spring here in Australia, and this will be a great addition as we head into summer, but I’m thinking it would also be fine for autumn, paired with a cute little denim or light leather jacket!

This back split does present its underwear challenges, but with some clever manoeuvring something can be arranged…

Changing up the look:

I am very conscious of the well-being of our planet and excess, in general, so when I bought this little top I was keen to be able to maximise the wear out of it and be able to dress it up:

Or dress it down:

The Bottom Line:

I hope you’ve enjoyed my discussion here about wearing a new trend, cute top several different ways and I’d love to hear your thoughts on it and similar things.

I’m so excited to be linking up today with Jennie of a Pocketful of Polka Dots for her Fabulous Friday:

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A Pocketful of Polka Dots, Fabulous Friday Linky Party

Meet your host for Fabulous Friday, Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots. ∼ Hey y’all, I’m Jennie and I am a 48 year old frugal fashionista! I am mom to two wonderful (and handsome!) sons and Glamma to one very spoiled Pitsky. After spending most of my life in black and boring clothes, I now enjoy trying new trends, am a confessed shoeaholic, believe life is too short for boring hair, and never met a polka dot I didn’t like. I am also an avid photographer, reader of Jane Austen, Paleo/Primal enthusiast, and lover of DIY. You can follow me here ∼

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Jennie and I have each picked our favourite looks from last week’s Fabulous Friday Linkup.

You can see Jennie’s by heading to a Pocketful of Polka Dots, and my choice is Sarah from FoxysDomesticSide who has teamed a beautifully-coloured and feminine dress with cute booties. Booties are always a winner in my book and I love them with bare legs or with tights! I think Sarah wears them wonderfully and looks great in them!

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  • tinakmeyer
    November 1, 2018 at 1:40 am

    Very versatile and pretty top. Love it with the black pants.

    • donnadoesdresses
      November 1, 2018 at 1:48 am

      Thank you – I love stuff that I can wear in a variety of ways and I agree the black pants do look good!! πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

  • Nika πŸ’œ
    November 10, 2018 at 11:08 pm


    • donnadoesdresses
      November 11, 2018 at 10:25 am

      Thank you, Nika! Hope you’ve had a great weekend! Donna πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™

      • Nika πŸ’œ
        November 11, 2018 at 8:07 pm

        Thank you, Donna! You, too! β™₯️β™₯️β™₯️

  • Nika πŸ’œ
    November 24, 2018 at 8:18 am

    Cute shirt!

    • donnadoesdresses
      November 24, 2018 at 8:21 am

      I do love this top it’s very versatile!! πŸ§šπŸ»β€β™€οΈβ€οΈπŸ™


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