With the changing seasons upon us, my closet is a huge mess. I not only have out tank tops, shells, short sleeves, 3/4 length tops, blouses, etc- I also have out long sleeves and sweaters! The funky thing about NC weather is that it can go from 82 degrees to 42 degrees as a high for the day in the same week. I am loving the true fall temperatures, and have never been so ready to kiss my summer wardrobe goodbye for a few months! As I looked through my collection of fall and winter wear, a few weeks ago, I noticed that I had two styles of clothing- my comfortable everyday wear, and then my Sundays only set of clothing. I don't have much in the in between category... you know, for those days you want to be comfortable, but maybe with a dressier flair, a bit of added oomph.
I mean, I love fashion, but I can't dress like a fashion model- that would be totally impractical I'm a mom- to a rough and tumble four year old boy who loves to get messy, dirty, wrestle (with mommy), play soccer (with mommy), and so on. I'm a volunteer- working with adorable 3-5 year olds on Wednesday afternoons, as we learn music together. I'm a cook, a cleaning lady, the landscaper, a writer, yoga lover, and much, much more. I never know where my day is going to take me, and believe in being comfortable, stylish, and putting my best foot forward in all that I do.
We're multi-tasking women, and it's a great feeling when we find a brand of clothing that embraces that concept, and recognizes that we want to be stylish and comfortable, without having to live in sweats! When I ran across CAITE a few weeks ago, I was so pleased to see that they offer two beautiful collections of women's clothing that are meant to fit, and flatter, and not get in the way of what matters most to us. Caite designs their pieces to be timeless, and seasonless- offering pieces that work with you, in every season. tops, tunics and jackets have been created and styled to connect with the pieces already in your closet. Caite's signature original embroideries all coordinate with the various shades of denim already in your wardrobe. Feel assured that when dressing for casual daytime or dressier evenings that Caite pieces will always work well with denim.
I was thrilled for the opportunity to connect with the wonderful team at Caite, who offered me a piece of clothing from their wonderful Caite collection. Caite's apparel options are gorgeous, and perfect for everyday wear. I had a tough time deciding on a favorite piece, but when I saw the Carmela Top, I knew it would be a good fit for me!
Carmela Top by Caite
Features of the Carmela Top
An easy top to pair with any bottom, shoe or accessory, the Carmela top adds flair to the outfit with a chiffon back. Taking a solid long sleeve top to the next level by having a chic polish.
I don't own a lot of t-shirts, and I definitely have need for them. I don't buy t-shirts, because I think they're boring, so I wind up purchasing tops that don't always fit the best, and sometimes don't flatter my figure. I love that Caite can take something as simple as a plain long sleeved tee concept, and breathe new life into, by selecting a bold, striking color, using their ultra comfy fabrics, and then putting their own spin on the overall design.
Check out the gorgeous detail of the Carmela top by Caite. This is not your average t-shirt, ladies!
The lovely plum color of the Carmela top is beautiful, and isn't just gorgeous for the fall season, but can carry through winter, spring, and even summer. Though the fabric is soft, and warm, it's also lightweight and comfortable. I asked for a size small, because honestly, you never know how a garment might fit, even if you go by the size chart. I fall between a size 2/4, which matched up with a size S on the Caite clothing size chart. The tee has a beautiful, relaxed shape to it. It's a little bit loose on me across the chest (most things are, as I have a small chest), and I probably could have gotten away with the extra small, but I like knowing that if I put on a few extra holiday pounds (which may very well happen- I love sweets!), I will still be comfortable and look great in this top!
This is the back of the Carmela top- beautiful chiffon draping.
Take just a moment to check out the back of the Carmela top. It drapes so beautifully, and has a chiffon inverted V-shape, leading down to the tail. This top almost has a high/low thing going on, but it isn't cropped in the front, like most high/low tops tend to be. This gives you full coverage in the front, and added length in the back,
When wearing this top, I love how it just moves with me, and almost dances right along. It's got a beautiful shape to it, which is so flowy and feminine. This is far from the average boxy tee shirt you may bring home after a day of shopping with the family. This top is appropriate to wear during your everyday activities- to work (because it can be easily dressed up and worn with dress pants, a skirt, etc.), out on a date night. and it will razzle dazzle friends and family during the grand entertaining season that lies just mere weeks away!
Check out how I wore the Carmela Top by Caite...
Top: Carmela Top by Caite
Jeans: Forever 21 Denim
Boots: White Mountain
The Caremla top is flattering and comfortable, and though it's essentially a t-shirt with detail, I hardly feel like I am wearing a t-shirt when I am wearing this top. I have already received a ton of compliments on it, and I have to say, the color is one of my absolute favorites!
Caite has beautiful, unique apparel options for women.
Check out some of these lovely pieces...
Kiara Dark Grey
Caite's beautiful collection of unique embroidered apparel will carry you through the seasons ahead, and will be pieces that you won't want to store away! You'll be mixing and matching these pieces with pieces you already own and love, and when in doubt- pair with denim! All of Caite's pieces work super well with denim! Caite's apparel would make a beautiful gift this Christmas! From their lovely collection of jackets, cardigans and tops, Caite has a unique piece just for that special someone on your gift list this year!
Want It? Buy It!
Head on over to Caite to browse their entire collection of women's apparel. Caite is sometimes featured on Zulily, so be sure to add them as a favorite brand so you'll be updated whenever there is a sale event happening. Join the Caite e-newsletter, so you'll never miss an update, and be sure to connect with Caite through Facebook, Twitter, Pinterest, Instagram, and Google+!
Want It? Win It!
One lucky MBP reader will win a beautiful Tilly Jacket by Caite, valued at $124.00. This black jacket features a unique design, and is available in sizes S-XL. For more info on the Tilly Jacket by Caite, click here. This giveaway is open to US residents, 18 and older. Please just the RC entry form below to enter for your chance to win. No PO Boxes, please. *Please note that it is MANDATORY for all entrants to this giveaway to sign up for the Caite E-Newsletter. Sign up on the Caite website- in the pop up box when you first visit their website.
Special thanks to Caite for outfitting me in the beautiful Carmela top and allowing me to share about it, and for offering this wonderful holiday giveaway for our awesome readers!
Good luck, and stay stylish!