Bow Seersucker Top at Nantucket Wine & Food Festival

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Hello from Nantucket! This charming island is a style mecca of stripes, seersucker, and pastels, and I’m certainly not one to complain. We’re here on a press visit with the Stella Artois team, soaking in our first Nantucket Wine & Food Festival (heaven to these two wannabe foodies)!

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I wore this outfit to a seaside picnic brunch, where we over-indulged on the chef’s amazing pairings of local seafood with Stella Artois Cidre. Thankfully, peplum does wonders when it comes to concealing a food baby. I got stopped so many times by people asking where this top was from, and had to answer sheepishly each time: Bebe. I think the last thing I got there was a bedazzled clubbing top from about a decade ago! They do have a petites section now, so I was browsing that before becoming sidetracked by this adorable top in regular sizing.

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The xxs regular fits me fine (a tad roomy around the neckline part, as you can see in these photos), and it’s adjustable via the back bow ties. It’s 98% cotton + 2% spandex, so you could also probably shrink it down in the machine dryer, but I wasn’t sure how the grosgrain ribbons would fare through high heat. The piece is in a lightweight seersucker fabric with stretch and is made in the USA.

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The menu at brunch was like a kickoff to summer, for my tummy at least! Fresh, local New England seafood paired with refreshing cocktails (loved the Cidre lemonade and Arnold Palmers) and a creative float for dessert made of Cidre apple caramel sauce and vanilla ice cream.

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These are the Topshop high-waisted “Jamie” ankle jeans that I reviewed quickly back in this post. If they ever start to stretch out with wear, a machine wash and dry shrinks mine back down to size. This particular style is running low on small sizes, but they have a few other options either with or without distressing in the same “Jamie” high-waisted cut. The ones I have are sturdy and thick, but just note the material might differ quite a bit from style to style!

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  1. Minau wrote:

    Great look!

    Posted 5.25.17 Reply
  2. KH wrote:

    Hi Jean, thank you so much the tips! I will try to keep my diet moderate and follow your tips on exercises as I am not huge on working out too! Kuri

    Posted 5.23.17 Reply
  3. Mizeats wrote:

    Yes, I hope sooner rather than later! 🙂

    Posted 5.22.17 Reply
  4. Tynka. wrote:

    so cute and lovely look<3

    Posted 5.22.17 Reply
  5. Gingham print has been “all the rave” this season and for good reason. This top is gorgeous!

    Posted 5.22.17 Reply
  6. Hi Jean, Thank you for the reply! This is really helpful. I also saw a matching necklace to the bracelet & am looking into getting the set as a birthday gift 🙂

    Posted 5.22.17 Reply
  7. Jean wrote:

    Hi there – thank you for your kind comment! I'm not fitness or nutrition expert, but moderation is definitely key (especially when one loves to eat as much as I do). During the week I try to cut back on sodium and processed foods whenever possible, eat multiple small meals throughout the day (instead of three big ones), and attempt to follow the nutrition guides of having a meal be 3/4 vegetables and healthy grains, and 1/4 protein. I'm not huge on working out, but do try to run weekly and then do YouTube workouts at home to tone arms / legs / abs. Hope that helps!

    Posted 5.22.17 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    Hi there – I wore my adhesive nippies covers but I know that might not be practical for a C cup if you want support. You can always wear a normal bra and perhaps tie the second bow around the band to help conceal it, if that makes sense? Another alternative is to wear a white camisole or bralette underneath.

    Posted 5.22.17 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    Yes! I've tried on a few of them at Macy's and they are adorable.

    Posted 5.22.17 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    Haha it's not impossible to self-tie (with arms reached over your head for the top bow, and around your back for the lower two bows), but I'm sure having a friend or roommate / husband do the bows might result in more even-looking ones.

    Posted 5.22.17 Reply
  11. Jean wrote:

    Hi Cortney! So they are pretty different, depending on what you're looking for. The Topshop ones are a little thicker, distressed, ankle-length, run smaller throughout (so I sized up), and have a true "high waist" which some might not be comfortable with. The AoS ones are more of a normal medium rise with regular length, thinner than the Topshop but not thin compared to other white jeans. With those, I would suggest to size down and hem if you're shorter.

    Posted 5.22.17 Reply
  12. Jean wrote:

    Hi Mary, all sizes were in stock when I posted but some unfortunately may have sold out. I wish they would stock more smaller sizes!

    Posted 5.22.17 Reply
  13. Jean wrote:

    You'll have to visit New England and get your fix of our fresh lobster and seafood! : )

    Posted 5.22.17 Reply
  14. Jean wrote:

    Thank you!!

    Posted 5.22.17 Reply
  15. Jean wrote:

    I think it sold out on Saturday unfortunately : /

    Posted 5.22.17 Reply
  16. Jean wrote:

    Hi Jessica! I just measured the xs from end to end completely, and it's about 7 inches. It's not as small as I hoped and is a tiny bit bigger than what their size chart says. It doesn't adjust, but it also doesn't have any risk of slipping off my wrists.

    Posted 5.22.17 Reply
  17. Angie wrote:

    The whole outfit is perfect, especially for the venue! Every time I think Bebe I think Alexis Neiers on Pretty Wild and her "four inch, little brown Bebe shoes," haha. This top is definitely not their usual style but it's definitely more grown up.

    Posted 5.21.17 Reply
  18. KH wrote:

    I always enjoy reading your blog and love your style! I would also love to see a post on know how you always stay fit and maintain to look very healthy (gym tips, food choices, etc)!

    Posted 5.21.17 Reply
  19. Beautiful outfit! Love the bow detail of your blouse so much <3

    Posted 5.21.17 Reply
  20. gul wrote:

    Love the top. I am wondering what kind of bra would you suggest wearing under it considering that I am 34C

    Posted 5.21.17 Reply
  21. mybeautrip wrote:

    Your striped top is so cute. Love it!

    Posted 5.21.17 Reply
  22. Kim wrote:

    Such a cute top, and I'm such a sucker for seersucker, although it's rare to find a piece that both fits and flatters me. You look great as always. I must admit I also keep an eye out on Bebe, but 'bedazzled clubbing top from about a decade ago' nails it. As someone your age, I wouldn't want to be embarrassed by the brand – that piece looks great and is totally appropriate, the brand shouldn't matter. I also admit to keeping an eye out on Abercrombie and Fitch and other junior-targeted brands. I finally pulled the trigger on some nude mules thanks to this post. *Sighs* Love this blog, but it's not good for my wallet sometimes!

    PSA – Noticed Maison Jules has some seersucker items out right now at Macy's.

    Posted 5.21.17 Reply
  23. This top is so cute! So New England.
    Julia・Little Miss Haute Couture

    Posted 5.21.17 Reply
  24. Valeri wrote:

    The top is very chic, but I must know… how do you get it on? It looks like it would require someone to help you tie the bows in back, right?

    Posted 5.21.17 Reply
  25. How do these white denim pants compare to your Articles of Society white denim pants? Trying to decide which one to buy. 🙂

    Posted 5.21.17 Reply
  26. Super cute outfit! Love the bow detailing.

    Posted 5.21.17 Reply
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  28. I adore the top! It's so cute. X

    Posted 5.21.17 Reply
  29. Mandy wrote:

    Such a gorgeous outfit! Very fresh looking 🙂

    Posted 5.21.17 Reply
  30. Mary Vuong wrote:

    I was trying to order the striped peplum top online but I see sizing starts at a S. I don't see an XS or XXS. Did they sell out that quickly?!

    Posted 5.21.17 Reply
  31. Mizeats wrote:

    It's been fun following along your food adventures in Nantucket on IG! Your outfit and accessories are so cute! I wish I could have some of that seafood and steak in addition to the float! The good/bad thing about these type of posts is the food envy it engenders! 😀

    Posted 5.21.17 Reply
  32. That top is so pretty, especially with the bow detailing. Nantucket looks like a dream to visit ^_^

    Posted 5.20.17 Reply
  33. Unknown wrote:

    I like how you did your hair, very natual and beautiful looking.

    Posted 5.20.17 Reply
  34. I've never been to Nantucket but it looks adorable! Seersucker is perfect for spring and summer!


    Posted 5.20.17 Reply
  35. Kirsten wrote:

    how do you make your hair look so good?

    -Kirsten //

    Posted 5.20.17 Reply
  36. Carla Krae wrote:

    Bebe's always had regular clothes, lol. Not inexpensive, either. I've checked in there since the early '90s, but their clothes were always too big.

    Posted 5.20.17 Reply
  37. I love your outfit, Jean! That brunch looked incredible!

    I hope you're having a wonderful weekend,

    Posted 5.20.17 Reply
  38. La Bijoux Bella | by mia wrote:

    A very charming and cute as a button look! So adorable for Summer! 🙂

    So cool … such beautiful scenes of nature and street life captured through the lens … love the breakdown each day activities, feels like I'm there too! You traveled to the best places only to have such amazing and precious photos! So very lovely Gorgeous Julie! 🙂

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    Posted 5.20.17 Reply
  39. M wrote:

    There is no xxs in the top at Bebe. 🙁

    Posted 5.20.17 Reply
  40. Beautiful look
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    Posted 5.20.17 Reply
  41. Hi Jean,
    This top is so cute! I saw your bracelet briefly on IG stories; how big is the XS? Does it adjust in size at all? It is SO pretty but my wrists are super tiny.

    Posted 5.20.17 Reply
  42. adore this look on you! I've had a giftcard to Bebe for the last 5 years. I may know exactly how to spend it now!

    Posted 5.20.17 Reply
  43. I love Topshop's jeans! Just wish they went down just one size smaller… then they'd be perfect for me. But I really do like how many types they have to offer. You look so gorgeous in those white ones, they really go well with your top!

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    Posted 5.20.17 Reply

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