- Eyelet top – thrifted, sleeves altered by me
Gray tank – Hanes
Jeans – Old Navy Flirt jean
Flats – Palladium
Bracelet – Chinatown, San Fran
“L” Pendant – Anthropologie
Heart pendant – gift from husband
As A. already mentioned, we’ve all been pretty busy lately. I’ve been out of commission since my husband arrived in Europe and we’ve been spending time traveling, leading us to Romania, where we are now. I did take some outfit (and cycling) pictures along the way, which I will start posting whenever I have some down time.
These pictures were snapped on our last day in Munich, while we were still pup-sitting and enjoying the city on a rare sun filled day. We spent the day walking around a ton (again) and so I naturally wore comfortable flats (again) with jeans and a loose eyelet top.
You may remember this top from when I first wore it back in January and asked for your opinion regarding the sleeves. I had just thrifted it and wasn’t too sure about the somewhat mariachi-like volume of the eyelet sleeves and asked whether I should leave them or cleave them. The votes came in pretty divided but I decided that the most important thing about style is to feel good and confident in one’s skin (and one’s clothes, by extension) and since I just wasn’t feeling the sleeves as they were, they had to be altered…
The beauty of thrifted items – I generally don’t spend too much money on them and so I’m more willing to take risks altering things that don’t seem quite right. For 4 Euros, I was willing to gamble the outcome of my chop job. I simply cut the bottom portion of the sleeves off, cutting along seam that was hidden beneath a layer of eyelet draping over it from the top section. Overall, the new version isn’t as dramatic and eye-catching as the original, but it’s much more me and more likely to be worn now. I can see this eyelet top being a reoccurring summer staple as the weather warms up and I’m looking for low maintenance but cute summer tops to pair with skirts or jeans. S.