Fashion over 50: Striped Off the Shoulder Top

Happy Wednesday!  I’m still in Little Rock today at Moss Mountain farm and no doubt having a fabulous time here. Last weekend, I went to my cousin’s son’s graduation party and wore a new top that I just got.  You know how those ads scroll by on Facebook and some of them are clothing?   Well, that’s how this top landed in my cart and I bought it.  It’s from a company called Rosegal, which by the way is not top quality stuff.  When I mentioned to my niece that I bought something from them, she said uh oh, look out hope it’s OK.  It was only $15, so I figured I wasn’t out much.  She’s right, it’s not top quality but for a casual summer top I’m fine with it.

I’ve been wanting to try more off the shoulder tops as they are very trendy right now and this one isn’t low cut at all, so it’s a good one.  Why not wear an off the shoulder top after 50 or 60?  Shoulders are a body part that ages pretty well so why not show them off?

The bell sleeves caught my eye as well as the black and white stripe, which I love.  I figured it couldn’t be too bad and it’s not.  It’s made out of a stretchy knit fabric so comes down to the hips and I do love those sleeves!  Unfortunately, it’s sold out at Rosegal (affiliate link), so you can’t buy it right now, but maybe they will bring it back.  You can bookmark and see if it comes back if you’re interested.

I knew I could mix it with my white summer pants and shorts and it would be fun to wear. I got a medium since most cheaper clothes run smaller.  The pants are Banana Republic cropped pants that I’ve had for a couple of years.

These gladiator sandals in a pewter color, I got last year and they are Guess Janger gladiator sandals.  I can’t find this color anymore, but they are on this site in gold for a really good price.  That’s the way it is with shoes, they change so fast and go out of stock from season to season, but I don’t replace my shoes that often so will be wearing these for several summers, I’m sure.

I added my silver jewelry and was set to go.  Necklace, bracelet, watch, and earrings all came from the jewelry market at the Atlanta mart.

I’ve had this necklace with charms for several years now and it’s starting to lose the silver tone, so I will have to look for a replacement and change it out eventually, but it doesn’t show that much when on.

And that’s a wrap on this week’s Fashion over 50.  I hope you all have a wonderful week and I’ll be back soon with reports on Moss Mountain farm!

Here are a few off the shoulder tops that I spotted and liked, so thought I’d share! I can see myself getting another off the shoulder top this summer too. Affiliate links used.

- Rhoda


  1. According to Barbra Streisand, the shoulders are the last thing to age. I believe her!!!

  2. Andrea G Corley says:

    Love the top! I like your new hair style as well…..

  3. Roxanne says:

    Cute! Maybe for your charm necklace, you could remove the charms and add them to a new necklace. Loved the picture of you with P. Allen Smith on Facebook!!

  4. So cute!! I’m all about these cold shoulder and slightly off the shoulder tops. There’s no reason at all that we can’t wear these. 🙂

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  6. It’s a cute top but I’m not a fan of the off-shoulder tops/dresses. This one, like you said, is not low and looks good on you. BUT, my complaint is the type of bra you have to wear under them. LOL Then you see many that look like they are about to fall down off the person. I swear I saw an “over 50”, heavyset woman at a restaurant last week with one on that was pulled down way too low. It wasn’t a flattering look at all. I’d be afraid I’d sit on it and pull it down! LOL!! I’m not much of a trend follower, so I’m fine without this style. I will admit to having a cold shoulder top though! HA!

  7. okay I think the top looks really cute on you. But, like another person asked earlier, what type of bra do you wear with this. I am thinking strapless. I am a total bra hater, I can not find one I like. I tried a front close T strap bra, that thing drives me crazy, I can not get used to a T strap bra in the back. Just wondering if I am the only one.

  8. Love this outfit!! I have gotten a lot of cute stuff from Rosegal, some great deals! You have great style 🙂
    Have a good day!

  9. Margaret says:

    The top is cute… although I don’t think I would feel comfortable in an off the shoulder.
    Your hair looks great!

  10. Leila Case says:

    Love your hair style Very becoming as well as the cute top?

  11. Amy Jarrell says:

    Cute top! You should try a necklace with a bold pop of color like pink or yellow. It would give the outfit a nice punch of color.

  12. That top is very pretty and flattering. The sleeves are really a great detail. I agree that your hair (new style or old) looks wonderful!

  13. I love everything about this whole outfit! You look fabulous! I love the sleeves on this top and it looks great of the shoulder.

  14. Enjoy your time here in Arkansas! Moss Mountain is one of my favorite places. I love the blogging events they do there.

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