Hello and happy Labor Day! What is everyone up to today? Cyndi and I are on day 3 of our 26 Days of Fall Fashion style series, where we each share a new fall outfit every day of September except Sundays, and I’m styling a floral tie sleeve top.
Statement sleeves and fall florals are two of the biggest fashion trends this season, and this tie sleeve top combines both! I picked it up back in July at the Nordstrom Anniversary Sale, and I’m excited to finally get a chance to wear it.
Aren’t the bow ties on the wrists such a fun detail? They’re a little cumbersome, but I only dipped them in my soup once. Haha! No really, it’s a fun detail, and you do have to watch them, but they don’t get in the way too much.
I like how it’s shorter in the back than in the front and doesn’t need to be tucked in, although you could do a front-tuck if you wanted. I might try it like that when I wear it with skinny jeans since they shorten the line of the leg, but in this case I feel like I need the length on the top to balance out the longer bootcut jeans.
This top has a flattering v-neckline with a 3-button detail that is pretty. For size reference, I’m wearing a medium. Sometimes I take a small, but it’s 100% rayon so I have a feeling it will shrink even when washed on cold and laid flat to dry per the washing instructions.
It fits fine now, but I’d like it even better if it were a little more fitted through the waist. That’s an easy alteration that I may consider, depending on how it looks after I wash it the first time.
It’s also available in solid coral and two black and white prints, AND it just went back on sale so it’s currently the same price I paid for it back in July. That means it will probably sell fast, just to warn ya.
I really like this tie sleeve top paired with skinny jeans and taupe ankle boots, as I showed in my dressing room selfies during the #NSale, but I wanted to style it differently for this post so I chose bootcut jeans and camel suede ankle boots.
These ankle boots work well with bootcut jeans because they have a pointed toe, which elongates the line of the leg, and the heel is the perfect height so the hem of my jeans falls within a half-inch of the ground. For a lower price point, Nine West makes a similar pair that I like a lot.
I’m actually not sure I love the camel color with this outfit. They sort of jump out at you. I think taupe or even a darker brown would look better, but these work, I guess.
I accessorized with gold jewelry. Either gold or silver would work with this outfit, but I like how the gold pulls out that beige tone in the blouse. This 3-disc necklace is a great little filler for shorter v-necklines, and I like how it compliments the beaded drop earrings.
These 7 For All Mankind bootcut jeans came to me in a Trunk Club, and they’re great if you’re looking for a classic pair of bootcuts. They fit beautifully, and the medium blue wash is perfect for pairing with either light or dark tops.
For size reference, I have the 28. (Sometimes I wear a 29 in premium denim.) In my experience, this brand stretches out some with wear, although these haven’t really stretched much. They’re comfortable, though, and they have a contoured waistband for a gap-free fit.
I debated about what handbag to carry with this outfit. I almost carried my cognac hobo to match my shoes but then I decided to go with this moss green hobo instead. There isn’t really any green in this outfit, but as Stacy and Clinton always said, It doesn’t have to match; it has to go.
Okay, I way overdid it with the pictures in today’s post. I usually try to keep them down to 7 or 8 total, but I was having a hard time choosing which ones to leave out. This last one is my favorite. All I need is a latte, I’d be all set!
Be sure to visit Cyndi and see the fall outfit she’s styling today!
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