A Touch of the Tropics
As much as I love the tropical look so common in Florida, I rarely wear the prints. Two reasons: the colors don't work for me and prints don't flatter me.
Tropical colors are usually a blend of oranges, greens, and yellows that just do not complement my fair skin. Rarely will you find tropical prints that are not a combination of these colors. To top it off, I look better in solid colors that I can match with all my other clothes. However, sometimes you just have to explore new choices. So, I found a tropical print top. It's shades of blue, pink, rose and white work for me.
The top is Caribbean Joe, and I bought it at Bealls. Caribbean Joe clothes are mostly island prints and casual wear. You can visit their website here.
The top has what I like: It's cotton knit; it has 3/4 sleeves; it has a V-neck; the length is good, and the colors work. What more could I ask for?
To offset the large print, I went with navy capris. Now, there's a story behind the capris. I'm always talking about Chico's clothes. One of my readers, who happens to be a friend, suggested that I check out a line of clothes called Women in Control. The line is on QVC. I haven't shopped QVC for years, but I decided to take a look. I found the capris on sale, and if you're a new customer, you get $5 off your purchase. Who am I to pass up a bargain!
The pants arrived a few days ago, and I must say, they are really nice. Again, they fit the bill for me. They're cotton knit, have lots of stretch, and the large waist band I so love. You can see them here.
I completed the outfit with navy blue sandals and a rose colored purse. The necklace, however, didn't work. I needed a drop design to follow the neckline. That's a tip. Try wearing necklaces that follow your top's neckline. A round neckline looks nice with a layered necklace, and a V-neck looks nice with a long pendant.
So my outfit is just a touch of the tropics. Perhaps white capris the next time?
Enjoy your day. Here's to warmer weather!
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