Monday, October 10, 2011
Holiday Tops: Marvelous Metallics
This weekend I started phoning family members, immediate and extended, to find out their plans for the holidays--Thanksgiving and Christmas. "But it's only Columbus Day!" you wisely point out. I know, I know. Like most families, ours keeps growing. These years, it takes till mid-November to get everyone to declare their holiday plans. I made a few phone calls to get the process started. If I didn't know better, I'd say the phone calls have put me in a holiday mood, because I'm suddenly noticing lots of lovely party tops online, like the Anne Klein Sleeveless Cross Drape Blouse, Ships 11/11 (Blue) ($275) at the top of this post. Low draped blouses are some of my favorite tops for women over 50. They're so sexy and sophisticated. I'm also loving the tops, tunics and jackets with trendy metallic styling this season. I don't have anything metallic in my closet. I'm thinking a metallic top, like the Jones New York Sleeveless Cowl Neck Shell, ($89) below, might look great with my black lace skirt. I'm all for saving money by building on what's already in my wardrobe--especially at this high-spending time of year.
Are you a tunic lover? Take a peek at this Jones New York Long Sleeve Embellished Tunic Blouse, ($109).
And here's an absolutely gorgeous metallic jacket. I love the way it's styled with the black top and slacks--so slimming.
Jones New York Metallic Collarless Jacket, ($239)
Even man-tailored shirts are appearing in metallic fabrics, like this Elizabeth and James Lauren Metallic Blouse ($295)
And here's a beautiful purple silk tunic from Pure Collection. You're probably wondering why I've included the Longline-Silk-Tunic ($118) in a blog on metallic tops. Well, the top is available in Pewter--a silky-shiny metallic gray.