My dear reader, I think I'm looking like A Real Blogger today.
So many bloggers have been wearing this fluted sleeve type top.
I managed to scoop myself one in the Peacocks sale.
And at £8 I don't mind testing the water with this fashion item.
It has a raglan sleeve and the fabric has just a little stretch in it, making it a comfy piece to wear.
But of course this top is all about the sleeves. The fluting is crowned with little bows.
And the great thing about this top is that the sleeves finish just below the elbow, so that the sleeves don't become a nuisance when you try to live your everyday life in them.
Although I plan to wear the top with white, black and grey jeans and skirts, I thought I might be able to pick out the coral in the M&S floral skirt through this top.
Do you have a view on it?
Imagine it with proper shoes, like some coral wedged espadrilles (which I don't have!)
My view is that there is too much going on in both halves, both in the top and the skirt.
The look is just too fussy.
The colour did seem to match some of the flowers in the skirt's pattern though, so I wasn't too far off-message.
The thing is, does a fussy top like this need accessories? Or does it speak for itself?
Would you wear any jewellery with the top? And if so, what would you suggest?
(I have to apologise for my hair, BTW. Maybe Surfer Granny isn't such a great look after all!).
Anyway, as evidence that those sleeves are built for a lady who lives a normal life, I made this for lunch wearing the top, Kartoffelmad , made with my homegrown beefsteak (heirloom) tomato and chives, radish and beetroot.
The sleeves didn't dangle in the mayo, didn't get caught in the chives that I chopped off , didn't soak up the beetroot juice.
I'd say that is a pretty thorough road-test of my fluted sleeved top in real life conditions!
So, what do you think, ladies? Does the top need jazzing up? Does it go with the skirt?
And am I looking like A Real Blogger?
Do I cut the mustard as a proper grown up fashionista with my fluted top?!!
And , so topical right now as my cruise packing pressure increases, is this resort clobber? What IS resort clothing?!