My take on the "off-the-shoulder" top

Tuesday, July 05, 2016

I've resisted purchasing an off-the-shoulder top even though it's on-trend this season. The first reason is that I hate to wear a strapless bra. They're totally uncomfortable and never seem to stay up on me. It's not a good look to be tugging at your bra all day or for the girls to be heading south! However, I saw this striped Bobeau top and fell in love with it. So I'm giving off-the-shoulder a try. My review is at the end of this post.

These rolled denim shorts were featured in my last blog--they're a summer staple! Similar HERE

I accessorized with my "go-to" tote by Juju Bagz (perfect for travel or every day!) and my Ray Ban sunglasses. Although I do own several pairs of cheap sunglasses, there is a huge difference! Ray Bans are far more comfortable and block more of the sun's harmful rays. 

I did a little necklace layering with a pearls and rhinestones. Here are some others that I like HERE and HERE.

My hubby Richard took these shots while we were away for the Fourth of July weekend at The Colony Hotel in Kennebunkport, Maine (my favorite place in the whole world)

The ocean breeze isn't great for the hair but it feels amazing!

I'm going to do a shoe rant now. These wedge sandals by Sofft are amazingly comfortable. As a matter of fact, so much so that I bought them in all three colors. Comfort is key these days---why torture your feet?

And now my review of the off-the-shoulder top.
So here's what I love:
The flowy feminine style--baring my shoulders even made me feel a little sexy.  This style is also super cool on a hot day. 

Here's what made me crazy:
I got a lot of slippage...I was constantly fixing the shoulders as it just didn't seem to stay put. It was a little annoying, but not a game changer.
The bra---ugh the bra. I must have tried on 50 strapless bras before I realized that a stretchy bandeau style was the most comfortable. Although it wasn't horrible, it wasn't great either. I didn't get a lot of support, but with a loose top you couldn't really tell.  
The sun--even though I used sunscreen, my shoulders got a little burned (something I try hard to avoid these days after one bout of skin cancer).  Remember, the more skin you bare, the more you are exposed to the sun.

It probably seems like I don't love this top, but I really do! But would I buy another one? Nope, one is plenty!

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