The Tale of the Travelling Top

Once upon a time there was a fashionable blogger named Jodie who had a lovely mesh top. Carmen enjoyed reading Jodie’s Touch of Style blog and one day commented on the pretty top. Carmen had seen a lot of Giveaways offered on blogs, but this one was tops! She simply admired Jodie’s burgundy top, and totally to her surprise, Jodie offered to give it to her!

Jodie lived in a far away kingdom and had plans to visit the village of Seattle. She would stop by Carmen’s daughter’s eco Boutique. Carmen had plans to visit Jean, but alas, plans fell through and her trip was postponed. Since it had been eight years since Jean had visited her home town, she decided to bring the top with her on her upcoming visit.

Lo and behold, one sunny day in May, a brown paper package arrived! It took a long time for packages to arrive in those days. Carmen was delighted when she opened the package and the pretty top magically appeared!

She wore it to walk through a nearby village.

She wore it to a Victorian Tea Party.

Lady Maggie suggested that Carmen should wear a white top under it so the lovely design of the burgundy top would show better. 

Carmen put on her royal floral crown and is ready to wear it to the Ball.

And they blogged happily ever after!

Moral of the story: blogging is an adventure, there’s a lot of wonderful people in the world and some of them are bloggers! Thank you so much Jodie!!

carmen

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AGELESS STYLE linkup with Jodie

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23 Responses to The Tale of the Travelling Top

  1. Love the burgundy lace top:). Please come to my site for a visit. Thanks!
    https://styleofbonnie.com/

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  2. Ada says:

    What a cute story, Carmen. Tat crochet maroon sweater is beautiful and looks fresh with the white pants. I love Jodie and her style so this was a great collab with her. She always has great ideas.

    The first Sunday of each month I co-host a linkup with 2 friends so please join this month’s “The Sunday Showcase” (linked below) and welcome by each Thursday for my style linkup. Thanks and Happy June, Ada. =)

    http://eleganceandmommyhood.blogspot.com/2018/06/the-sunday-showcase-linkup-june-2018.html

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  3. hi Carmen it is such a pretty top and so nice of Jodie to send it to you! I love how you made it all into a story. Oh you of many talents! I do like it best with the burgundy Cami and both the skirt and pants. I hope you are enjoying your Monday take care hugs Terri xo.

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  4. josep-maria says:

    The top that Jodie sent you is cute, it’s a beautiful gift. I love how you combine it in your outfit, with the delicate shirt and your always beautiful white pants, so yours. The pictures of the houses and gardens are beautiful, as is your Victorian image with Maggie, with your wonderful white skirt, which I think I recognize, and your delicate hair ornaments. The look with the white shirt under the top of Jodie, also looks beautiful and balanced, although I prefer the first option. The photos are very beautiful, and you, as always, you look beautiful and wonderful. The world is really full of good people …

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  5. utesmile says:

    What a beautiful top, with white and burgundy underneath! You told it in a beautiful tale. Spring in your nearby village is so beautiful with lovely houses and blooms. You definitely have a spring in your step!

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks a lot Ute! Glad you liked my little tale about this special top. The houses in this story are actually in the city of Cambridge, Ontario. Springtime blossoms make it a lovely drive along the streets and it’s a photographer’s delight! The turret on the first house makes it look like a castle. My favourite is the second house with an arch door like a gingerbread house, so typical in fairytales. 🙂

      Happy Monday!
      ❤️carmen

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  6. But you will be beautiful in this blouse

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  7. Love the top and your writing style.

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  8. That is such a romantic top and you turned it into such a wonderful story. What gorgeous photos. I read Jodie’s comment and she is so correct. Pass something on and make a new life for it. Take care. Terri xox

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much Terri! I had fun writing it and the setting seemed perfect for this lovely top. Jodie’s beautiful top is thrifted — which means it’s not only second-hand and second-loved, but rather — third-hand and third loved — perfect for your #slowfashion linkup. 🙂

      The white eyelet skirt is about 15 years old, also part of “slow fashion” 🙂

      Happy Monday!
      ❤️carmen

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  9. Love the top, Carmen. Both with the white and burgundy camis

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    • carmen says:

      Thanks so much Brenda! Wearing white or burgundy gives it a different look and I love how I can wear it with pants for a more casual look or dress up with this pretty eyelet skirt. 🙂

      Happy Monday!
      ❤️carmen

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  10. Jodie says:

    Your tale is so touching, Carmen!!! I love how you made it a fairy tale and you wear it so well. I do love it with the white underneath to showcase the lovely design!!! And you are obviously taller than I am…LOL!!
    I’m so glad you are enjoying it—that’s what clothing should do for each of us, and how wonderful to pass on the items that don’t bring us as much joy!!
    XOXO
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

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    • carmen says:

      So happy you enjoyed my little story Jodie! I am the one who is really touched by your generosity! It is a top worth waiting for! It’s just my style and colour! I did notice it looks a little longer on you. I didn’t wash so it must be the same. I’ve already received compliments when I’ve worn it. 🙂

      Thanks again!
      ❤️carmen

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