I am attempting to get back to my regular posting schedule, traveling, conference, and lab work has really worn me down the last two weeks! I feel like I already need a vacation and I just got back to work! I am also taking classes on top of lab work, so I am going crazy!
But anyway, here is a recent outfit I wore to lab and lunch with a friend, and who actually designed the top I am wearing herself, Dina Arrieta, owner, designer and blogger of Leaf and Crown (Leafandcrown.com). It was really hot here in LA, but I had to have my legs covered for lab, so I wore my Zara jeans and usual heeled boots from Target, and I wore this Twist and Turn Open Back Tee. I love wearing black, and this black top was just way too cute and flattering! The neckline was perfect and it hugged my curves in all the right places! The open back detail was just great, I really liked it and it hid my bra straps well! (sorry if thats TMI… but that is a big problem with us girls who can’t just not wear a bra!)
I felt fine wearing it to lab, it usually gets cold from the central air in the building, so I ended up wearing a sweater over it when I was sitting at my desk and I got chilly, but it made for a very easy transition to going out for drinks with some friends after work! Even wearing it to walk around on campus for coffee, it was nice and casual while still super stylish!
You can find/shop for this top on the Leaf and Crown Etsy store (https://www.etsy.com/shop/leafandcrown), and it comes in a variety of colors! I particularly loved the black top but I also loved the top in purple or red!
A little about Leaf and Crown: a fresh, flirty lifestyle brand designed by Dina Arrieta, made locally in San Francisco with top quality materials. She is launching her brand with a small clothing line on Etsy, but Dina plans to grow her offerings further with art, home accessories, and more. Pretty cool seeing as she is just my age and already started her own brand!
Top: Leaf and Crown | Jeans: Zara | Boots: Target | Sunglasses: Gift | Bracelets: Gift | Necklace: Swarovski
Photos taken by Dina Arrieta herself!
What do you think about this outfit? What do you think about the top details?
Let me know in the comments below!