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 paired the top with my white distressed jeans and “flatform” espadrille wedge sandals. They’re beginning to sell out in the cognac color, but the taupe is also nice.

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.

I kept my accessories simple with gold studs and a stack of beaded bracelets. Of course, sunglasses were a must! My Ray-Ban aviators are lightweight and go with everything.

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.

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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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