Pretty tops

It’s definitely warming up here in Atlanta, and I was actually quite surprised how mild and sunny London was while I was there. The sun has got me thinking of all things spring – especially now we’re in March – our spring break is only a month away! The perfect – dare I say transitional – attire in spring is a light top, jeans and a jacket. I have always loved a feminine top, something that can be worn with jeans and later with shorts. They are perfect under a blazer too on a cooler day.

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My go to store for tops is Mango. I find their fit more generous than Zara and the choice more varied. This season Mango and H&M have hit the ball out of the park with their selection of feminine tops and blouses.

If you’re not into full on lace this is the perfect compromise. It is available in black too.

openwork trim blouse

This openwork detail top is so pretty. It is the perfect shape with loose sleeves for those of us that no longer want to wear sleeveless tops. It will be perfect with distressed denim shorts and simple thong sandals.

openwork detail top

I particularly love this lace edges top – firstly it has no buttons which tend to gape on me, but also because it is beautifully simple with just the trim detailing. Love it.

lace edges top

This embroidered cotton top is probably my favorite. I love the square cut and the neckline. It also comes in black. I have them both in my cart!

embroidered cotton blouse

This crochet top is stunning – I would wear it with a white cami underneath with straight legged, distressed jeans. I think it is the perfect throw on for a spring evening heading out for a cocktail.

Crochet poncho

This is just beautiful. The sleeves are so delicate. I think it is the perfect holiday top worn with black skinnies or black shorts. It’s also in my cart! Mango I hope you do a code soon!!

Blonda panel blouse

This beaded chiffon blouse comes in three gorgeous jewel tones. Dress it down under a long cardigan, or wear it out under a black tuxedo blazer.

beaded chiffon blouse

Moving on to H&M – now they sell out fast online – but these are my favorites.

This shirt is super popular and I couldn’t find it in any of the London stores I visited. There are some sizes left online and I would size up so it can be worn loose over jeans.

H&M lace blouse

This jersey lace top really appeals to me as I like a little stretch in tops, but it is still more feminine than a regular long sleeved tee.

Hm jersey top

Finally – this is new online here and I just love, love, love the bell sleeves. An absolute dream at just $29.99!

H&M lace top

So will I be able to hold out for some discount codes!? If the weather continues to improve I fear not!

As for what I’m wearing today – I’m afraid I am still going for ultimate comfort while the jet lag passes. This morning’s gym session may have helped or I’ll be snoozing on the sofa by 3pm!

Isabel Marant Bobby sneakers, Hill & Friends bag, J.Crew joggersShoes – Isabel Marant Bobby Sneakers (anthracite version on sale here!) // Pants – J.Crew wool joggers (old) // Jumper – TopShop (similar here) // Bag – Hill & Friends (Instagram competition prize!)