The bane of this summer's mission shopping has been to find the perfect "off-the-shoulder" top. On-line shopping has helped very little. Several ordered and either odd sleeves or no sleeves that worked. Alteration have been attempted changing bells sleeves (yuck) to elastic 3/4 sleeves that can be pushed up - Better. A button at the top on another was opened and material stitched back to create a notch - Kind of works. My taylor added darts to another - This did help to provide shape. Another with straps over the shoulder and a bow in the back was just a little, imagine this, girly/cute for even for me.
Last week in Macy's I did find and bought a Lauren off-the-shoulder top. (see above) I saw it originally for $89.50 and passed. Too much for a casual top, not justifiable. Forty percent off last week and a $20.00 coupon made it $33.50 - totally within reason. Also available from Ralph Lauren here.
I tried on my usual medium, too tight, and by accident took in an x-large. Thankfully it was to large. Large sits just at the tip of the shoulder perfectly and blouses out some at the hips. A nice casual, cool look and almost a year round item for South Florida.
I am likely to pair it with one of the denim skirts above. Perfect for a casual lunch/dinner or shopping. I think both of the two skirts are just above the knee in length. If I do choose shorts for a beach walk, then sandals.