I tried the tunic on during one of my snoop shopping trips to the store. I do that to see what works for my age and body, and what doesn't. It was an intriguing style with details I thought I'd like to copy, so when this went on half price sale I ordered it. The interesting thing about the cowl is that it is not cut on the bias and is about a foot high. The cowl is actually the top of the armhole and can be worn spread out over the shoulder. I liked the shape, the pockets and the outside casing with a drawstring to draw the waist in. It's fun and versatile. I wore this black eyelet NOW shirt jacket from the Sewing Workshop pattern over it for dinner on the patio last evening.
|Black eyelet SW Now Shirt|
|CLD Pure & Simple top modified|
I'm wearing it over a pair of Louise Cutting One-Seam Pants I sewed from a textured rayon herringbone fabric I bought from her at an Expo.
I love wearing orange with neutrals as well. If you have a pink/peachy complexion like me grab some flattering bronzed coral lipcolor and wear warm oranges and corals that are very flattering around your face
This photo shows how putting a coral jacket over the light orange/white top bumps up the orange. That is an unlined lightweight stretch Ultrasuede jacket by Doncaster from their 2002 or 03 spring collection. I loved the color and the classic lines and neutral horn buttons that allow the jacket to coordinate nicely with beige and tan pieces. I also bought a pair of great fitting pants from the same collection in the same color stretch Ultrasuede fabric