Summer Style – This vs. That

Based on feedback from the shop today I’ve found some ADORABLE dupes for a fun spring/summer top that can also be worn to work AND a coverup for the beach/pool!

These were obviously the pricier option for my inspiration. Loving the pinky/purple hues but was really looking for something brighter for a coverup! So I set out to see what I could carry in the shop to be similar! Let’s see what wins, This (#1’s) or That (#2’s)!!

First up, the sleeveless top! Option #1 (above) is from Talbots and I love the quality of their clothing… always. I have many pieces! But for this, for me, I personally wasn’t sure I wanted silk and maybe something a little longer. The pleats also make it more formal and totally could dress up anything you paired it with! Shout out to my wear to work girls! Skirt this one or pair it with a chic pair of cigarette pants and a dressy sandal and you’re ready to go!  Shop the Talbots Pleat-Front Silk Shell $69HERE!

IMG_5012Option #2 we’re bringing to the Chic Shop (linked below)! I like the fact that it’s a little longer, still high neck and it has a cute little cap sleeve! Featuring a more lavender hue and a flattering high-low hem. I chose this one because you could dress it down with a cute pair of shorts, jeans or tuck it into a skirt! You can still dress it up with accessories and layer it well. I think this one being a Rayon/Spandex blend will be more comfortable too! Breezy for summer!

Option #2:
Chic Shop Jersey High-Low Tunic $28
Can be shopped HERE


Next up is the perfect swim cover, which I am in LOVE with both. The kimono from Express does have a belt and that’s a big plus… but something that I’m taking to the beach or the pool I really want the color to pop. I usually leave them open too even though I always buy something that closes! LOL! The Express kimono has a softer look, more neutral for sure. Shop the Express Floral Kimono Belted Jacket $79.90HERE!

IMG_5011Option #2 is bright and beachy which is why we had to bring it into the shop! I love chiffon in the summer as it’s lightweight and flows beautifully. The bright florals I think are just gorgeous against the turquoise background. I also felt that this one would be more versatile with your swimsuits too since it’s just more colorful overall. Just like the Express version, this dupe could be dressed up and layered over an outfit! Wear it on date night or just running errands. It screams fun spring/summer!

Option #2:
Chic Shop Chiffon Floral Kimono $35
Comment be shopped HERE

Option #2 for both the tunic and the kimono are offered in my Facebook shopping group for my VIP customers and will be featured on my website also at

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