I know, I know. You must be thinking, will this woman's madness never end? The thing is, when you're placing an order anyway, you might as well throw in a few extras just in case, right? No harm in trying....

So. Two tops up for review.

First, yet another Japanese inspired print. I tried it because it was high necked, short sleeved, and high-low -- something I'd been looking for.

1-2 Just showing top
3-6 -- some possible stylings, as per Angie's blog post this week -- try it with what's in the closet: kimono and wedges; tucked into TR Camerons, worn with Leith pants, a little pattern mixing attempt with some shorts.

7-8 Another top I ordered in my search for the event top should I wear my pantsuit. This one seemed pretty flimsy and not great when I took it out of the box and I almost wasn't going to show it. But then I wondered, when I looked at the photo. I don't own anything remotely like it, and it might serve really well on our hottest days. I thought it was too sheer to wear without a cami, but it doesn't seem like it from the photo. If I'm wrong and it is too sheer, it's going back immediately -- not point in it.

ETA: I notice that the little hanger loop is sticking out -- sorry about that! Was trying on in a rush.

Sorry, I can't show it with the full suit because the pants are being altered.

I think I want to keep my purchase of Asian print items to two, with the possible exception of the blue kimono which if I keep could be an extra, since I think it's really a different type of piece -- more an investment in occasion wear, if that makes any sense -- whereas the other things are for wearing now and wearing often in my everyday life. I'm not saying that I'd never wear the blue kimono every day, but if I'm honest, it is harder to style and I just wouldn't reach for it as much, whereas the others are easy.

Thanks for your thoughts and insights!

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