It was pretty clear to me upon seeing Yoana Baraschi’s Dewbud Tee ($88) that I needed it in my life. The neckline is exotic perfection with a touch of blue mixed in. Which left me with one of those silly dilemmas: which color to get the top in.
I started off by trying on my true size medium at Soho (curiously, the teal was not available there on Monday night). The v neckline is cut quite deep but little round pieces of white trim keep the top demure. All of the detailing was in great shape — sometimes I’ll see fraying or loose threads on these type of accents but happily that was not the case here. The overall fit of the medium was loose…
…so it was off to 5th Ave on Tuesday night to try the teal in a small. The overall fit was definitely better. Ladies, your input is needed! Should I invest in the teal or the navy? I’m stumped. I own a lot of navy shirts already, but then again teal is the most prominent color in my closet because it happens to be my color.
Odille was up next with their Four Points Camisole ($98). I felt like I’d ripped the flag down from the regatta’s mast and put it on. Yet I loved this piece! It takes a lot for me not to like blue, especially when it has cool colorblocking down at the hem. I tried on my normal size 6 which worked well. There are non-essential hook and eye closures down the front of the bodice. The shirt closes via a side zip in reality. The closures add some extra detail to balance against the ridiculously proportioned hem that I love.
The white trim looks like a straight line in these shots but it’s actually little scalloped dots. Cute! I have a problem in that everything I’m trying on seems like it would be great for my upcoming Mexico trip. Including this. Wishlisted.
I then took a detour to Grecian via Bailey44’s Chantico Tank ($88). Bailey44’s peeps are probably subconsciously recoiling somewhere since I always rail on them for their ridiculous pricing. But guess what? This top is priced 40% less obnoxiously than normal! It’s still a bit much to pay for rayon jersey but there’s clearly some work that went into twisting the bodice and getting the front drop to sit just right. So $88 isn’t bad by Anthropologie standards.
The white is so brilliant that it made me look somewhat tan. (I’m about as pasty as they come in winter.) I grabbed my normal size medium. It worked though my chest was somewhat ready to to abandon the top. The medium would work fine for night but might be a little much for day. Smaller-busted ladies will probably be fine to size down in this otherwise roomy top. Larger-busted ladies like me may need to size up.
Though the top is double-layered I was annoyed to see that the back of the halter is not, so I could clearly see my bra strap. Way to cheap out at the end there. Wishlisted anyway, color to be determined later.