Do you ever get led astray from the narrow path of tall shopping into the seemingly wonderful and varied world of non-tall shopping only to trudge to the mall with your tail between your legs to return your non-tall purchases? That’s what happened to me the other day when I was trying to find orange/teal/navy printed tops for my Project Remix shopping list and got sucked into a good online sale by Loft. Normally, if I’m going to buy non-tall stuff, I go do it in person to make sure it fits so I’m not quite sure WHY IN TARNATION I thought it was a good idea to buy a bunch of non-tall tops online. I guess I only bought 4 tops from Loft (one of which I kept as you’ll see below). I also returned the navy, lace one from Long Tall Sally so I guess non-tall tops aren’t always the culprits.
I did, however, keep this orange short-sleeved cardigan from Loft which will be perfect to wear during spring and summer. Here’s 1 casual outfit and 1 work outfit that I’ve put together with it, and it also goes with a lot of other things in my closet. Yay Project Remix!!
After my non-tall shopping debacle, I got back in the tall shopping saddle by buying this teal/gray chevron print silk top from Banana Republic. I ordered a small and it’s a bit tight around my hips so I’ve taken it to the tailor to have slits cut into the sides because I love the print/fit/fabric/buttons and I got it on sale so I want to keep it. Also, this top passes the remix test because I can wear it several ways – belt it, tuck it, layer it, wear it alone (kidding!) but you get the idea. I really love this sleeveless-long-silky-top style. I have another top similar to this from BR in a cream color that I get TONS of wear out of and tons of compliments.
Here is a close-up of the top. Forgive the wrinkles! I haven’t dry cleaned it yet.
I’m having a lot of fun with the colors I’ve chosen. Next up in Project Remix will be the tall J.Crew Schoolboy Blazer in navy.