Hi C+Cers! Sorry for no blog post yesterday. I’ve been in bed dying with a cold! Hit me on Thursday mid-day and by Friday I had quarantined myself in a conference room at work. I’m feeling a little better for sure, and definitely ready to share with you this fab bell sleeved off-the-shoulder top! The off-the-shoulder (or “OTS” as bloggers love to abbreviate in Insta captions) trend has been kept on heavy rotation this year along with 70’s-esque bell sleeves– but putting them together? And putting them together for $20 bucks? This top is GOLD!
Ok, so- let’s get real for a sec. I have such a love/hate relationship with SheIn.com. I’ll warn you guys again that it takes over a month for the items to ship- they come from China and take forever. And don’t even bother with expedited shipping. I had that idea last time, and long story short, they refunded me the $12 I paid for 3-5 days- and it took twice as long to get here as the standard shipping. Ugh. That being said, the clothes are so cute and so affordable, and I have literally a million pieces from them in my closet.
Liiiike… (drum roll) this top! I went to college with fellow blogger Katlyn Maupin over at Sunshine and Stilettos (we didn’t know each other, but that Texas State support runs strong), and I first saw it over on her blog back in July. Thankfully, she had a girl’s back and advised everyone to order a size up, so I did. This one’s a size large and fits perfectly. (It definitely runs small in the arms/shoulder if you don’t.)
While we’re on the subject, speaking of that whole love/hate thing, you should really order one size up in EVERYTHING on SheIn.com if you can.
I paired these bell-sleeves with some black skinnies and my trusty nude block heels. It’s very much a statement top and can come off really busy with the shoulders, the little holes, the print, and the sleeves, so keeping the rest of your outfit pretty understated will make this blouse pop. If I were you, I’d also invest in a steamer to run through this top before you wear it. (I have this mini handheld one for last minute wrinklemergencies.)
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