Monday, March 10, 2014

Where Yellow Meets The Green: A Boxy Top & Tube Skirt




It's Monday already?! I type this in disbelief! Why, oh why does the weekend go by so quickly? Nonetheless, I hope you had a FAB weekend! I truly enjoyed my weekend; I got to spend time with friends that I haven't seen in quite some time. 
On to today's post! I paired a boxy sleeveless brocade top with one of my staple tube skirts (see other examples here and here).

In the past I steered clear from boxy (shapeless) tops. I always felt that they added unnecessary bulk to my waistline/mid-section. I am trying to turn over a new leaf...I'll let you know how that works out! LOL!
Here's my first attempt to style a top that does not contour my waist.


 Can you see the conviction in my facial expression?! I'm working on my 'poker face', but I haven't mastered it as of yet. To be honest, I'm not sure that I am sold on the boxy top look...Fortunately I nabbed this one for an extreme markdown at Nordstrom for less than $5.00. If it doesn't work out long term, I will donate it.



Top: Tildon
Statement Necklace: JCPenny
Tube Skirt: Vince Camuto (similiar here and here)
Shoes: BCBG
Clutch: Vintage, thrifted


14 comments:

  1. Just gorgeous! Love the top and necklace :)
    XO

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    1. Thanks Claudia! The necklace is an old fav!
      Xx

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  2. I love the top! Very pretty color, perfect for springtime. I love how you added that gorgeous necklace!

    ~Whitney
    www.whitneynicjames.com

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    1. Thanks Whitney! I love the texture and the color of the top, but I'm not sold on the cut just yet-LOL!

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  3. Joi, I just realized I posted my message on your contact page. Forgive me. I think the top is fantastic. It is a design from one of my favorite eras...the 60's. The way you styled it is on point and works well with your proportions. If you had worn the top with something loose then the top would not have registered. However, with the fitted skirt, it looks perfect. LOVE IT! You look modern, yet retro.

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    1. Aw, no worries Gelnda- Thank you! I think I'll try it with jeans next go round ;)

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  4. I am loving those tube skirts on you and you should keep that top because you look Great in it.

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    1. Neti these tube skirts have become closet 'must haves'! LOL! Thank you- I guess for the steal of a deal I got the top for, I can keep it around a bit ;)

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  5. Your style is friggin fantastic *claps hands!!* Love the choice of colours and amazing photography, you look great! X

    www.JenniferNoir.blogspot.co.uk x

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    1. Thank you so much Jennifer! I'm on my way over to check out your blog ;)

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  6. i love this look on you and while the top is slightly boxy, its perfect with the skirt and not shapeless at all

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    1. Thank you much Goody! It's defy outside of my comfort zone as I usually stick to structured/fitted tops.
      Xx

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  7. I love the top with the skirt! I really like the aesthetic of mixing boxy with a more fitted bottom. Great look Joi!!! Oh I'm still working on my poker face too!

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    1. Thank you Jeniese! I think it'll take some time to grow on me-LOL!

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