Cold Shoulder Stripe Tee for Sightseeing in Savannah
Happy Monday, friends! We arrived home late last night, and it’s always so nice to be home after a time away. It was absolute bliss to wake up this morning in my own bed with a cool spring breeze drifting through my open window and the cheerful wakeup call of the birds’ serenade.
Of course, along with all that comes a scratchy throat and itchy ears, but I’ll take it! I’d rather sleep with my windows open and deal with the annoying symptoms of spring allergies than live in a house that’s all closed up. Plus, there’s always Allegra. LOL!
Today I’m sharing my final outfit from our trip to Savannah. Ya’ll are probably happy to hear that. I feel like they’re getting old, but I have to say, it’s been SO nice having all these pictures banked, ready to post whenever I need them.
This is the cold shoulder stripe tee I mentioned last week in my April Favorites. In addition to the trendy cutout shoulders and fun multidirectional stripes, it has a split back detail that is super cute.
I did not wear an under layer, but the back does have a tendency to fly open as you walk around and the breeze picks up, so you may feel more comfortable with one.
Next time I wear this top, I think I’ll wear a light cami under it and tuck it into my jeans so I don’t wonder how much of my back and sides are being exposed if a gust of wind blows. There was a time when that might have been cute, but these days no one wants to see this middle-aged muffin top. (And do not try to tell me I don’t have one. I have birthed three children, and it’s just a fact of life.) That’s exactly why I love this drapey jersey fabric. It’s super forgiving and flows over the body without clinging.
I have the medium in this top because I tried the small, and it was a little too tight across the bust and too short for my liking, but the arms on this medium seem a little bit too big. Typically I wear a small in this Bobeau brand, so take that all into consideration if you order it.
I like these sandals because they give you some added height without feeling like you’re walking in heels. They were comfortable enough for walking around Savannah for a few hours, but I wouldn’t want to wear them all day. They’re nice in that they’re genuine leather, but they’re kind of heavy on the foot.
I’ve noticed that’s a major difference between lower and higher priced espadrille wedges — the cheaper shoes tend to be heavier. (Not that I think $80 is cheap, mind you; but my Stuart Weitzmans, for example, are much lighter.) We only spent a few hours in town before heading back to our resort to lay by the pool, so these were fine for that.
My white saddle bag was the perfect lightweight handbag to carry. I didn’t need to bring much for just a few hours of sight seeing, and it’s easy to keep track of because I can wear it as a crossbody.
My natural inclination was to carry a cognac bag to go with the sandals, but it’s not necessary to match your shoes and handbag, and I kind of like the way this outfit came together with the white bag. It makes the cognac in the shoes a little more unexpected and adds interest to the black and white color palette.
cold shoulder stripe tee // white distressed jeans (similar for less) // cognac “flatform” espadrille wedges (also in taupe) // saddle bag // gold studs // beaded bracelets // Ray-Bans: pink gradient lenses with matte gold frames
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