Greetings, dear gal! I’m so glad you dropped in for a little fashion inspiration today. I think you’re going to love the silky cotton lantern sleeve top I’m sharing with you today. Especially if you fancy a classic style, but with a modern twist. This unique button up top makes this simple shorts outfit oh so chic!
I waited patiently for this Silky Cotton Lantern Top to arrive from Everlane in the height of the stay-at-home orders. And I was not disappointed when it finally arrived. This button up top features an ultra flattering v-neckline and these modern lantern sleeves with just enough poof to look interesting without being childish.
But my long wait is good news for you because now that I’m finally getting around to showing it to you, it’s marked down. Woohoo! Everlane rarely runs true sales, but after a while they put items in the “choose what you pay” listings. So now this Silky Cotton Lantern Top is included in that section in all 6 colors plus one stripe pattern. And the black appears to be fully stocked in all sizes. I’m wearing a TTS 8 for a pleasantly loose fit.
By the way, I could totally have worn this Silky Cotton Lantern Top untucked, too. It features a wide bottom hem and a beautiful slightly cropped silhouette. But it’s definitely long enough to hide your belly or to tuck into your pants. It’s 100% cotton and oh so soft.
This black Silky Cotton Lantern Top is so versatile, but I chose to create a chic black and brown shorts outfit with it. I added a black belt to my cafe colored chino shorts, wore a necklace featuring black drusy stones and carried a reversible faux leather black tote (similar). Then I pulled the black and brown together with my leopard print two-strap slides.
I wish I’d discovered these 7″ chino shorts before they ran out of the white in my size. But they do still have some white shorts in petite, petite plus and plus sizes. And they have other colors in those sizes and the misses sizes. These shorts are so comfortable. And I appreciate the wider leg opening on these since my thighs are a little on the thicker side.
I bought these leopard print slides last year, and wore them a lot a lot. I remember I kept waiting for them to go on sale and they just never did. So I finally bit the bullet and paid full price around mid summer. And then I wished I’d bought them earlier! They’re so fun to wear! I’m wearing my true to size 9.5.
My black and leopard faux leather reversible tote is no longer available, but I found you a similar one at Target. I actually had this bag before, but later gave it away (because I tend to cycle through things as I try them out for the blog). But I can tell you it is every bit as functional and chic as mine. I love having a big tote or two, especially for traveling.
Finally, my sunglasses are also sold out. but Tory Burch has similar glasses in the cat eye style on sale right now. These have become my go-to sunglasses. So while I love wearing others to match an outfit or a day, these keep me looking and feeling chic day in and day out.
If you have any questions about today’s outfit, please let me know. While the shorts should go back on sale in a day or two, that darling lantern sleeve top is something you need to grab now if you’re interested. Remember, it’s 30% off. I’m telling you, I love this top! Check it out on the website to see what it looks like untucked. I just think it’s so nice to wear something cool, comfortable and classic like this top instead of what everyone else is wearing. Ya know?
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I do not want to get political or controversial in this space. Please help me to protect this little haven of lighthearted, sweet girly talk from that by refraining from any kind of polarizing statements in the comments section, too. But I do want to acknowledge the unrest and hurt and divisiveness visible to all of us in our country right now. Like you, I’m sure, my heart breaks over what I see on the news and in my social media feeds.
But I’ll also tell you honestly that my feelings about everything I see swing back and forth on a pendulum. I grieve, I get angry, I feel sad, I fear a little and I just get frustrated and anxious, too. So I pray. I’m sure you do, too. And when I pray I’m reminded of how Jesus felt in similar situations when He looked out and saw frustration, hurt, disbelief, hopelessness and division among the people He came to save. Jesus felt compassion. Lord, help me to feel compassion for the people around me more than anything else. If we err on the side of compassion, we won’t err at all. Give us compassionate hearts.
Seeing the people, He felt compassion for them, because they were distressed and dispirited like sheep without a shepherd. ~ Matthew 9:36