I never intended on shooting this outfit, but I happened to have my camera in tow while my boyfriend and I were walking to dinner one evening, and he suggested we snap some photos on the off-chance they could be used for a blog post. I can assure you those words rarely come out of his mouth, and as a blogger they’re music to my ears, so I happily obliged. I’m also glad he made the suggestion, because I receive compliments on this top every time I wear it, and at less than $25, it’s too good a find not to share.
These days I tend to forego most of the budget-friendly stores I was once so loyal to in my early 20s (like Forever 21 and H&M) in a quest for higher quality investment pieces. But I still like to pop in and browse the selection every once in a while, because you never know when you might stumble upon a gem that feels just as luxurious as those more expensive investment pieces, but with a price point that’s almost too good to be true. Case in point – this top. I’m attracted to anything off-the-shoulder, and the ruffled sleeves really elevate this one into more of a statement piece. It’s undeniably fitting for summer, with a rich burgundy shade that will carry it right into fall.