Tuesday, May 17, 2016






Wearing //
Sole Society heels, similar here & here
Rebecca Minkoff pouch, similar




What do you think of the off the shoulder trend? Love, hate, indifferent? I wasn't sold on it, and although I'm still  unconvinced I need to run out and buy them in multiples, I think the good outweighs the bad if you want to add one to your closet.

Pros:

  • If you like your shoulders as I think most women do, an off the shoulder top can be ultra flattering. 
  • I'm pretty modest, but I don't want to look matronly. This allows for a little sliver of skin without feeling showy. I suggest using a drop of liquid highlighter on your arms for extra glow.
  • It looks great with jeans and shorts, perfect for the hot Summer months. 

Cons:

  • This style tends to ride up, and I hate fussy clothing. Maybe this is more of a sizing issue, but I did feel like I had to adjust the way it hung on my body a few times. 

So clearly I can see why this is such a hot trend. I think it's best to keep the rest of the look simple and let your top half be the focal point. I was tempted to really pile on the accessories but the whole point of this is to look easy breezy so I stopped myself. I can't wait to wear it on vacation with shorts, flat sandals, and a frozen drink in hand. June cannot get here fast enough! 

Speaking of trends, what are you ladies loving lately? Even better, what trend don't you love! It's okay if "off the shoulder" is one of them :) 

10 comments:

  1. I actually love the look of the off-the-shoulder trend and could see myself buying one piece (definitely something classic and white like yours) if I find something I love. But like you, I have fussy clothing that requires pulling and adjusting, so that does worry me a bit...but if everyone else can handle it maybe I can too? LOL. Anyway, these pics are fantastic. Nate was on his game, but you just look so pretty and classic California. Especially with the perfect windblown beachy waves! ;)
    Gina || On the Daily Express

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  2. I'm the same as you about the trend, undecided. I feel the look is too fussy for me mostly and:
    1. I cannot wear it to work
    2. I love my tiny shoulders, but off the shoulder tops make the different between my big boobs and small shoulders seem even bigger :(
    3. they slide up when I lift my arm (mostly)
    4. usually they're a baggier shape, and I like my stuff fitted

    All that said, I love the one you're wearing and how you have styled it. As usual, you're making me have second thoughts about a trend and now considering it :)

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  3. You look stunning Noelle!!! Love the simplicity of this look - and agree with your pros and cons. That's why i prefer cold-shoulder tops - they show a sliver of arm/shoulder but also have a strap so no need to keep adjusting.

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  4. You look gorgeous lady, I would so wear this outfit and actually I did and shot it for the blog lol. I like off the shoulder but I tried not to go crazy, I have one dress and a couple of tops. My fave trend right now, is probably sundresses, not sure that's a trend, but I want alllll the pretty dresses.

    xo
    PinkSole

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    1. Sundresses, me too Rachelle! Perfect because they are easy to throw on, look good for any occasion, and it's one outfit! I'm on the hunt for a little striped one :)

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  5. I do love the look of the off the shoulder tops - this one is gorgeous on you - but my hangups are definitely with the fussiness and of course the necessary evil of the strapless bra. I've only ever had one off the shoulder top in my life, forever immortalized in my junior high school photo. It might be time to give it another go around.
    Chic on the Cheap

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  6. It looks cute on you! I do want to try this, I just loathe strapless bras and try to avoid having to wear them...that being said, I still may give it a try!

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  7. Thank you for the comments ladies! Like many of you, I'm not a huge fan of strapless bras either ( I wear my Victoria's Secret tee shirt bra now 95% of the time) so I understand why this top is cumbersome. It's very casual though, so I think it's worth giving a shot! I love it for summer!

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  8. I loveeeeeee that top! It's ridiculous though the amount of work I've had to endure trying to keep the shoulders even!

    The Adored Life

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    1. Agreed! I should have mentioned that but forgot!

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