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Every so often, we chat fashion at Carrots. I hope it feels like going shopping with a friend, but not having to try on jeans….or leave your couch.
Y’all I was MIA for almost all of March. Sorry! I was swamped with some health issues (more on that another time), devoting a lot of time to an exciting new project (and more on THAT another time), and preparing to speak at a conference (the Catholic Women Blogger Network–Twin Cities gathering) that I hope to share more about next week. But I really missed writing here in this space! I have a list of posts I want to write a mile long, but let’s ease back into this with a light-hearted little fashion post.
We’re starting to get 90 degree days here and there in Waco, so I guess “Spring,” ahem, is officially here. On some days we’re eating breakfast, lunch, and dinner outside because it’s so sunny and lovely out and we’ve even skipped a few days of homeschooling to be made up when we’re stuck inside during the scorching summer. It’s fun to be wearing warm weather clothes again and I’m excited to share Elizabeth & Clarke’s spring collection of tops for this FFF!
Don’t know what Elizabeth & Clarke is? It’s my favorite resource for beautiful tops that last. Basically it’s a subscription service for affordable designer-quality shirts that ships seasonally (every three months). You can choose to subscribe for 1, 2, or all 3 tops (but the price per top drops if you subscribe for 2 or 3). They mostly have basics in neutral colors, they offer full refunds on everything, and they care about ethical practices and fair wages for the production of their clothes.
And I have a discount code for you! You can use CCARROTS10 at Elizabeth & Clarke to get 10% off your first box.
Ok, let’s do this:
Item #1: The Davin. I love this top. It’s white which is dangerous with small children in the house but it’s made with Unstainable® fabric and repels all water-, oil-, and alcohol-based stains! It’s hard to see in this photo, but there’s lovely pleats in the front, it’s completely opaque and doesn’t need a camisole underneath, and it’s a great basic top to mix and match.
My 5yo daughter Lucy’s take: “I LOVE IT. I don’t know why but it reminds me of the Blessed Virgin Mary.”
My threenager Gwen’s take: “It reminds me of Mary, too, but I DON’T like it.”
And on to the next!
Item #2: The Charles. This one is a winner, too. It’s simple, but I love the detail of the open tie collar. I usually hate the way pastels look on me, but I have to admit that I like this pale blue.
And this one is also unstainable! I’ve tried it over pants/jeans and tucked into a skirt.
My 5yo daughter Lucy’s take: “I really like the ribbons. It’s very fancy and pretty!”
Item #3: The Laurent. I can never find button-ups that fit me right because I always have gaping issues with the buttons around the bust. But not with this shirt! It has extra buttons in the bust area that keep it from gaping. The fit is PERFECT. It’s now the only button-up top I own because I can never find anything that fits this good!
Also unstainable, great quality fabric, and perfect for dressing up or down.
My 5yo amateur poet Lucy’s take: “I really like it. The blue reminds me of streams of sky on a cloudy day.”
Thumbs up to the Spring Collection! So there you have it folks. And remember that if you want to try out Elizabeth & Clarke, you can use CCARROTS10 for a 10% discount!
While we’re talking about fashion, in case you missed my FB post about it, one of my favorite companies, Stitch Fix is now offering plus size options! I’m so excited about this because for YEARS I’ve had friends and readers who have been asking when the plus size options would be available and I’m so glad Stitch fix is making it happen. Try it out here.
And I’ve got an Easter basket gift guide coming out tomorrow (fingers crossed!) so check back for that!
Disclosure: Review items from Elizabeth & Clarke were complimentary. Links to Elizabeth & Clarke and Stitch Fix are affiliate links and links to thredUp are referral links.