So by now I think most of you know how I earn money doing this blog: when you click on and then buy certain featured items, I receive a small commission. I bring this up because it means I am able to track a lot of what sells, and I always find it fascinating to see which items bubble to the top as your favorites. I wasn’t surprised that this striped tee cleared the bar: the drop shoulders and bateau neckline here make it slouchy perfection.
This super-breezy dress from Vince was a popular choice, and I totally endorse that (and was slightly surprised, too, given how many of you comment whenever I feature white clothes that they’re too impractical for purchase). I think this particular dress would be so chic with a thick (but not too thick) brown belt.
Here’s an Emerson Fry frock that has been obsessing me since I included it in this post about good hippie girl dresses back in June, but that I have yet to purchase and who knows why because it’s just so perfect. It looks equally good belted or not, and I love love love that it doesn’t have tiers, as most cute Indian block print dresses do, and that just ruins them for me (I do like how tiers look on others, though).
I originally included this hoodie in a post because it reminds me of more expensive Nili Lotan ones, and I actually kind of like it better than hers, because the neckline is a bit deeper.
These Clarks sandals are really surprisingly comfortable, cutely retroish, and well-priced too, so I wasn’t shocked that they made the cut.
I simply can not say enough good things about my current favorite bralette, which is from a new (to me) brand called Else. My only complaint with underwire-less bras is that they’re not always especially sexy, but this one is deeply so, I think, and in a way that’s also nicely subtle. And it’s just insanely comfortable.
I showed this cotton tee in white when I first posted it, but it comes in a lot of other good colors too, and has thumb-holes, which I always dig.
I like that the leg on these chinos are slightly wide but not too wide, and the khaki hue is just about perfect.
I don’t think most eye creams do much to rid one of under-eye circles, but I will say that this stuff does appear to brighten up the area, and is an excellent first layer before concealer, as it absorbs pretty quickly.
And finally: this tee dress would be ideal to pack for a weekend away.
Would love to hear from people who bought the Vince dress. How is the fit and fabric? am picturing myself wearing it in a European city. 🙂
I bought the Vince dress and love it! Fit and fabric are great. I took a size up–Medium (I’m generally a small in dresses).
Welp, just bought that Emerson Fry dress for myself for my birthday. It will be my fourth EF piece and I blame/thank GOACA for all of them.
When I think of age-appropriate clothing, I have to say tiered clothing doesn’t pop into my mind…I actually think it’s more to do with quality. Wear whatever style makes you happy, but cheap crap shouldn’t be worn by anyone who didn’t have to save up her babysitting money.
I have a couple tiered cotton summer sundresses which I can make work (at age 58) but where I draw the line is with the nap dress!! Do you know what I’m talking about? The sleeveless midi to maxi floral print with ruffles over the shoulders? That is a hard no for me , even though they look so adorable on the 20 and 30 somethings I seeing wearing them in NYC.
I don’t know what those are! will go google … Fun name though.
You have turned me into an absolute Emerson Fry monster and I LOVE IT. I recently took a 4-day weekend trip and realized when I arrived that 6 of the 8 clothing pieces I packed were EF. It’s just so comfy, easy, and pretty. Thank you for introducing them to me!
It is always sad to me when we think folks ‘deserve’ to wear certain outfits or styles or whatever based on their age or body shape or size or whatever. Hopefully people are wearing things that bring them some joy or comfort or both and that’s the most important thing. People don’t earn the right to wear things because of age or build or whatever. We are such a youth focused culture, such a body focused culture and even with the growing body neutrality movement, still think it is ok to say certain outfits or cuts or whatever are better for short or tall or thin or fat bodies. Wear things that bring you ease or make you smile and enjoy others doing the same. They may not have the same perspective you do so don’t pass your concerns onto their choices, even in your head.
Apparently I unintentionally offended a number of people with my comment about tiered dresses. I do not have any authority to tell someone what they can or cannot wear. None. Zero. Zip. I have no education in the fashion industry or design or the fabrication of garments nor have I ever worked in the fashion industry. Probably more importantly no one on this blog actually knows me (Kim and Val have met me socially, but I wouldn’t say that either of them knows me intimately) so why anyone would care what I think is puzzling to me because you have no context of who I am. HOWEVER, I want to be very clear. I have NO INTENTION OF TELLING ANYONE WHAT THEY SHOULD OR SHOULDN’T WEAR. And now, my friends, I am outtie.
Speaking of tiered dresses…the other day I saw two women (not together just on the same morning) wearing tiered dresses––both were tall and slender and put together. The only difference was their ages. The young woman (I’d say mid-twenties or maybe closer to thirty) looked adorable and fresh––the older woman (I’d say mid-sixties) looked like she was trying too hard. No doubt there are exceptions to the “too old to wear that” tiered dress thing, but still… Always interesting to see what people are buying as we semi-exit the pandemic––so many of these items are wear-out-of-the-house items––and all COMFORTABLE!!!
Without seeing the dresses, I don’t know what to think. However I will say that where I’m from, for some people “maybe closer to thirty” is already too old. But we don’t have to give weight to that view. … … … And maybe another difference is that, to me, tiered dresses are just a trend. They don’t seem “young” to me, the way midriff tops do. (Or, are they just tacky??? Hmm.) Depending on how the dress is made, it may or may not be a mistake. I’d really need to see it.
Thanks for the share, I feel same. Every time I have almost talked myself into one of the current dress styles…I imagine a friend walking up to me wearing one and not loving it so why would I buy it? BACK to the rack it goes…EVERY SINGLE TIME.
Oh boy …. (said the mid-fifties person who sometimes wears tiered dresses and tops, sadly).
Just to be clear, kimbersam, I was talking about one woman in her mid-sixties and the stark contrast she made to one woman in her twenties––I would never EVER tell a woman she couldn’t wear something she wanted to wear. You probably look fabulous in your tiered dresses and tops. More power to you!
Hey cw, I wasn’t offended at all. Nor did I feel like you were trying to tell me what to wear. After reading your first comment I flashed on seeing myself in a reflection at a distance and not recognize myself or realize how I look in a poufy multitier dress. My “oh boy” was more making fun of myself with a big sad-clown-trombone-noise. I really hope I didn’t start a pile on. I am sorry if I did. I feel bad I didn’t see all this until now.
You do you, Kimbersam.
I was with 2 women this weekend, one 50 and one 60 who both had tiered dresses and they looked incredible. In my opinion it’s build more than age. Also, styling to some extent. You have to commit to casual to do them well. I can’t do them but I can and am doing the tunic dresses for my casual look.
I can’t do tiered tops, anymore – sigh – but continue to do some tiered dresses – I think it depends on how many tiers (my limit is 2) and where they fall.
I think the tiered dress thing is up to interpretation. I have a couple and think my 60 year self looks good–not GOOD like a 20 something of course, but Good. You have to be OK with the statement you’re making.
Of course age perception is subjective. Nobody ever thinks I’m 60, even though I definitely see myself as settling into middle age.