When I’m shopping for “fun things” (going out, parties, weekend trips, etc.) these days, I try to pick clothing that I can also wear to work. I definitely have my fair share of cute sleeveless tops that are reserved for weekends only, but practicality usually wins when I’m picking out clothes (though don’t get me wrong, I do love a good cold shoulder top!).
I was going to a college friend’s party a few weekends ago and was kind of bored with my existing shirt options, plus, I was long overdue for a trip to Mustard Seed. Off I went, and I left with two great pieces that were only $14 each! One was this scalloped top from J.Crew, shown below (it’s always been insanely popular among bloggers, so I don’t know what took me so long to try it). I absolutely love how it looks on. I think the reason I was holding back is because sometimes tops like this can be a little loose on me, as I’m fairly small-chested. Note: I ended up sizing down to a 0 (normally I would probably wear a 2-4 in their tops, depending on the style), paired it with a strapless bra, and it fit great. Not too tight, not too baggy…I love it and may have to stock up on more! These tops seem to frequently go on sale, so now that I know which size to order, I’m good to go. I’m not seeing the exact scalloped style online at the moment, but here’s a similar option. The best part? You could totally wear one to work under a blazer.
Of course, there are times when going out means showing a little more skin and just having more fun with prints, cuts, and colors than you do during the normal work week, and that makes sense! Why dress like you’re headed to the office when it’s your day off? However, it’s always helpful to have a few options in your closet that can work all week long, such as these picks: