Tops

This one will be very brief because I have almost nothing to say. :) 

I really wasn't in the market for tops or knitwear unless the sale turned out to be an incredible knitwear bonanza. 

That's the emotional part of this process for me. I do go in with ideas about what I don't really need or want, and also ideas about what I'm looking for. But I also play it by ear. Last year I didn't know I was going to buy two dresses, but I did. The sale had some good midi-length dresses and that sort of set the tone. I got dressier booties and shoes to go with the dresses and limited my casual purchases more than usual. 

This year, while I didn't buy any tops, I did try on a few fun items from J. Crew that I may go for later on. The stars t-shirt is adorable. The Breton is a very boxy square cut with dropped shoulders -- it has a distinct 80s feel to it. I really liked it but don't need it immediately and I know J. Crew has good sales of their own. 

Angie also showed me some knit tops she is recommending. Her GORGEOUS peplum (which tempts me but I have to step away because I really don't have a need for this right now). But also, in the cheap and cheerful department, these Halogen ribbed tops, which come in a couple of colourways. They feel like cotton but I think they are actually a blend of some kind. 

She also showed me a few V neck blouse-type items and a few other knits, but I'm afraid I can't offer much insight. I'm sure she will have more to say in her roundup. 


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8 Comments

  • christy replied 3 months ago

    Isn’t the stars tee darling? That came home with me! :)

  • Kathie replied 3 months ago

    You summed up how I approach NAS so perfectly, “I do go in with ideas about what I don't really need or want, and also ideas about what I'm looking for. But I also play it by ear.” This is precisely how I’ve ended up with some wild cards (long ribbed cashmere Halogen cardigan two years ago, and the navy tulle 1901 skirt last year) that ended up becoming much loved and worn pieces.

    I can absolutely see you in the Breton. Will be curious to see Angie’s review of the Halogen ribbed tops. I’m thinking they might be a good long-sleeved variation of the BR ones that she recommended.

  • nemosmom replied 3 months ago

    "which tempts me but I have to step away because I really don't have a need for this right now" -- I admire your discipline, Suz!

  • Sterling replied 3 months ago

    I very much enjoyed this shopping experience with you.  

  • Style Fan replied 3 months ago

    I also admire your discipline, Suz!!!!!  I would be very tempted by so much.  

  • Angie replied 3 months ago

    Three top picks here! 

    I LOVED the discipline :)

  • Inge replied 3 months ago

    Fun tops for sure, but you did such a good job deciding on priorities and sticking to that list (AND getting such fab new items, I loooove everything you bought!!-)

    and thank you for writing such thoughtful and information threads about your NAS shopping, so helpful in many ways.

  • mtnsofthemoon replied 3 months ago

    That peplum top!!!! I am drooling....but with the summer rn and my miserable hot flashes......(sad face)

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