A few weeks ago I posted some pictures of jackets that I had bought in the US during the Christmas holidays. I had an overwhelming amount of comments, complete with advice and suggestions. Truly, I was delighted! It was rather like having my own personal shopping service.
Top criticism was the fact that I wore a string of pearls with a sequin jacket. Lordy! How you all shrieked at that one! I was suitably chastened, despatched the offending items to the back of a drawer and frankly, was too afraid to wear any sort of neck adornment in the following pictures for fear of causing further (constructive) criticism.
The first of my jackets was the black and grey combo in the Chanel-esque style that I favour. Suggestions from you all included either a white or grey tee shirt. I duly went forth and shopped! In fact I scoured the shops in search of something that would fit the description, but would be forgiving of the lumps and bumps which I wished to conceal. To my amazement, it was Next that provided the answer with this chiffon mix top. Love this top! Just love it.
The perfect Spring/Summer top for anyone with psoriasis. Conceals perfectly, the chiffon section is dark enough to camouflage psoriasis plaques and it has sleeves. Oh the joy! I plan to purchase in the blush colour also. As an aside, for some curious reason the website pictures show the back of this top rather than the front. I’m not wearing it the wrong way around, I promise!
So what do you think? Have I got it right this time?
Then there was a white sleeveless top, also from Next, that is just a useful little basic to have in the wardrobe. My plan is to purchase a set of the Canopi arm covers in white, and when I do I have great hopes of wearing this top on its own. Of course the very day I post pictures of myself, is the day that I have to endure being side by side with a Next model. Great!
This is a strange one. I think I like it, but I’m not fully convinced. To be honest, I believe it’s the jeans that cause the problem. In my humble opinion, the white top would look much better if I had black skinnies on, rather than regular denim. Just saying …!
Next up was the infamous sequin jacket. Here we go again … but not a necklace in sight! I tried this with a white top and you must trust me when I say it was awful. The impact of the Chanel type white piping was lost and frankly, I wasn’t happy with the look. So I partially took your advice and paired it with straight jeans. Does it work? I’m in two minds. Again, I think I prefer it with black skinnies, but given the assurance of you all that denim was the way to go, I deferred to your (better?) judgement!
For any of you who spend the summer months fruitlessly searching for tops with three-quarter sleeves, I would urge you to take a look in Next. Even since buying these tops a couple of weeks ago, the stock has changed again and they are awash with tops that are the right colour and the right sleeve length for anyone with a skin disorder. Just as importantly, many of them are very light which means you're not going to expire with heat during the summer months (oh, the optimism!)
Have a great weekend and talk on Monday.