{Bell Sleeved Beauty}

Ashley of DTK Austin shares her favorite summer bell-sleeved top from Chicwish with a Henri Bendel tote. Click for more information and photos of the perfect summer outfit.

Happy Wednesday! Who else is beyond excited this week is almost over? It has been one stressful week and I’m ready for a major refresh this weekend. I desperately wish I had time to go on a vacation because I don’t think I’ve needed one more than ever at this point. I’m sure you’re all wondering what’s going on. Isn’t it so annoying when people say something is wrong but then they never actually tell anyone? Anyway, I am currently wondering if having shoulder surgery was a good idea. Obviously, I needed it or I would have extreme issues in the future but this recovery process is HELL. Not anything like I had expected. Being overdramatic isn’t even the case and I wish it was. I dread going to my surgeon to hear that I’ve made no progress, only to get painful injections and more PT that isn’t helping. It’s now looking like I will have to go back under anesthesia for the surgeon to manipulate my arm to try and fix the axillary nerve damage and break up all of the scar tissue that has built up from being so immobile. It’s a never ending cycle of being in pain! Not fun.

Enough of my ridiculous shoulder issues; can we just take a moment and admire how amazing this top is?? Do y’all ever find those articles of clothing that you love so much you end up buying them in every color? That is exactly what I did with this top! It comes in THREE colors and they are all amazing!

This has been such a great transitional top from winter to spring in Austin. Our weather is so bipolar on a daily basis that you really have to dress for cold and warm weather. The mornings are pretty chilly and the afternoons will get up in the 70s and 80s so for this particular look I paired this top with a cute pair of cut-off shorts and booties. The fabric is so light weight that is actually breathes pretty well. I was pleasantly surprised! If you’re not a cut-off shorts kinda gal, don’t worry, I’ve got a ridiculously long list of the different type of ways you can pull this top off. I’ll jot down a few of my favorite ways I would wear this top right now and into the summer.

First, obviously denim or white cut-off shorts or even a white skirt would be my go-to. It’s practically almost summer here so if I’m wearing long sleeves I need to be cool somewhere on my body! Throw on a pair of denim or white skinny jeans, a pair of wedges and let the top do all of the talking. Who wouldn’t love those gorgeous bows and bell-sleeves?? If you’re headed to the beach or a breezy vacation I would definitely wear this top with a pair of wide leg linen pants. Lastly, if you want to really dress this top up, pair it with a sleek pencil skirt and heels. It would look absolutely gorgeous tucked in for business meetings or for a day at the office.

This top can be pretty dressy but you can also really dress it down like I am showing in this post. That’s exactly why I fell in love with it. Literally, any occasion I find myself in, this top would work. I don’t know if I’ll be wearing it in the middle of a Texas summer, especially if I am spending the day outside, but it is such a great option for locations that don’t have such brutal summers.

If you have anymore questions or want more details on this top feel free to shoot me a message or leave a comment!

Outfit Details:

Top – Chicwish // Shorts – Express

Handbag – Henri Bendel // Shoes – Frye

Sunglasses – Nordstrom

Ashley of DTK Austin shares her favorite summer bell-sleeved top from Chicwish with a Henri Bendel tote. Click for more information and photos of the perfect summer outfit.Ashley of DTK Austin shares her favorite summer bell-sleeved top from Chicwish with a Henri Bendel tote. Click for more information and photos of the perfect summer outfit.Ashley of DTK Austin shares her favorite summer bell-sleeved top from Chicwish with a Henri Bendel tote. Click for more information and photos of the perfect summer outfit.Ashley of DTK Austin shares her favorite summer bell-sleeved top from Chicwish with a Henri Bendel tote. Click for more information and photos of the perfect summer outfit.Ashley of DTK Austin shares her favorite summer bell-sleeved top from Chicwish with a Henri Bendel tote. Click for more information and photos of the perfect summer outfit.Ashley of DTK Austin shares her favorite summer bell-sleeved top from Chicwish with a Henri Bendel tote. Click for more information and photos of the perfect summer outfit.Ashley of DTK Austin shares her favorite summer bell-sleeved top from Chicwish with a Henri Bendel tote. Click for more information and photos of the perfect summer outfit.Ashley of DTK Austin shares her favorite summer bell-sleeved top from Chicwish with a Henri Bendel tote. Click for more information and photos of the perfect summer outfit.Ashley of DTK Austin shares her favorite summer bell-sleeved top from Chicwish with a Henri Bendel tote. Click for more information and photos of the perfect summer outfit.Ashley of DTK Austin shares her favorite summer bell-sleeved top from Chicwish with a Henri Bendel tote. Click for more information and photos of the perfect summer outfit.Ashley of DTK Austin shares her favorite summer bell-sleeved top from Chicwish with a Henri Bendel tote. Click for more information and photos of the perfect summer outfit.

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23 Comments

  • Reply
    Nicole
    March 29, 2017 at 2:13 pm

    You look gorgeous! I’ve definitely warmed up to statement sleevs and I love the striped pattern on this one! I’m so sorry to hear about your painful surgery recovery–I hope you feel better soon! Being in pain sucks! xoxo

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    Amanda | The Golden Girl Diary
    March 29, 2017 at 2:46 pm

    That top is adorable! I absolutely love how you styled this.

    xo, Amanda | http://www.thegoldengirldiary.com

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    Lee Anne
    March 29, 2017 at 3:20 pm

    I’m so sorry you’re having all these issues! Hope things start looking up soon for you, I can’t imagine being in pain like that.

    XO
    Lee Anne
    http://www.lifebylee.com

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    Katie Ann
    March 29, 2017 at 3:57 pm

    Ok, I need this top in my closet! And your hair is seriously flawless.

    xo
    Katie Ann
    http://www.the-holly-tree.com

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    carrie
    March 29, 2017 at 4:50 pm

    You look amazing as always, babe! Xo

    Carrie
    http://www.wearwherewell.com

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    Stephanie
    March 29, 2017 at 5:35 pm

    It breaks my heart that you’re dealing with so much pain! I really hope that you’re able to hear that you have progressed more than you thought that you did and that there’s an easy solution to the discomfort that you’re having. I absolutely love this top on you! Those sleeves are giving me serious life. Statement sleeves this spring are the coolest trend yet!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

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    Makayla M.
    March 30, 2017 at 1:27 pm

    This looks so good on you girl!!! Love it paired with cut offs 🙂

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    Amanda Kruse
    March 30, 2017 at 4:02 pm

    This nautical stripe top is gorgeous! I love it paired with white shorts!

    xx,
    Amanda || http://www.fortheloveofglitter.com

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    Ruthie
    March 30, 2017 at 4:38 pm

    That top is LIFE!!! You have style like no other. Love your picks as well. Ps. I need those shoes! XO

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    Jenna Colgrove
    March 30, 2017 at 5:23 pm

    Ugh this bell sleeve is a dream!!

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    Rita
    March 30, 2017 at 11:01 pm

    That stripe top is so beautiful. Love how you styled it. Amazing pictures!

    Rita | http://www.styleroundtheclock.com

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    Maggie
    March 31, 2017 at 12:36 am

    This entire look is gorgeous!! And your bag is fabbbbbulous!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

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    angelle Marix
    March 31, 2017 at 1:24 am

    EEK.. Obsessed!!!! Love the top and love those shoes!!

    xoxo,
    Angelle
    http://www.dashingdarlin.com

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    Kim
    March 31, 2017 at 1:34 am

    Stunning pictures! I love this top so much! Bell sleeves + stripes + bows + blue/white color scheme = PERFECTION!

    xoxo,
    Kim

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    Tristan Dennington
    March 31, 2017 at 2:56 am

    I cannot get over those sleeves. Absolute perfection! And I LOVE the stripes!

    -Tristan
    http://www.thepolishedposy.com

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    Sarah Tripp
    March 31, 2017 at 6:15 am

    My mom had shoulder surgery and it was so painful to see her recovery! I feel for you!

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    Shelby Back
    March 31, 2017 at 6:27 pm

    this top looks amazing on you! and bless your heart, I hope you have a speedy recovery!

    xo!
    Shelby
    http://www.glitterandgingham.com

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    Sami | The Classic Brunette
    April 1, 2017 at 7:18 pm

    I am loving everything about this outfit! That top is SO cute and goes so well with the shorts and heels you paired it with. LOVE!

    xo
    Sami
    The Classic Brunette

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    Nataly
    April 2, 2017 at 6:00 pm

    This top and that bag are on my wishlist! So pretty!

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    Jaime
    April 3, 2017 at 10:04 am

    I’m so sorry you’re having such a hard recovery! You’re not being dramatic. It sucks!! On the plus, you look amazing and that top is such a stunner!!
    XO, Jaime
    Sunflowers and Stilettos

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    Nina
    April 3, 2017 at 1:43 pm

    Those bell sleeves are everything! So cute!

    Xo, Nina
    Law of Fashion Blog

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    Chloé
    April 4, 2017 at 3:51 pm

    These bell sleeves are what dreams are made of! Love love love
    http://beyondblessedblog.com/

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    Kasey
    April 5, 2017 at 3:58 am

    Such a bummer to read about your shoulder still! Wishing you a speedy-(speedier?) recovery! I’ve been coveting this top, and it is only a matter of time before they end up in my closet!

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