My Obsession With Cold Shoulder Tops

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Photo by Chad Wooten

Muffin top syndrome; when the tummy overfloweth the waistband. Whether you affectionally (or not) refer to them as food babies, puffin muffins etc, the struggle is real, my friends.

Fortunately for those of us using a pillow to hide this, ah hem, problem area while in a seated position, there’s a stylish way to cover that baby up, and no one will be the wiser.

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It’s time, my friends, to fall in love with flowy tops and by a stroke of luck, this look is trendy big time! Now that’s almost better than chocolates and roses… alright, that was a stretch!

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Here’s what we L♥VE about flowy tops:
1. They hide that ole muffin top
2. Genius bra bulge camouflage
3. Looks great on every shape, size and age
4. Feminine
5. Stylish
6. Trending

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I was not only well protected as I strolled the beautiful streets of Greenville, this kind officer promised not to write me a fashion citation ~ bonus!  Truth: I saw him and went in for a thank you hug.  The officer was kind enough to pose for a photo too.  #GreenvillesFinest

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I’m absolutely obsessed with the gorgeous filigree pendant by Kendra Scott.  It comes in gold and silver tones!

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We popped into one of my favorite spice and tea shops The Spice & Tea Exchange of Greenville for a little shopping while we were out and about.

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These cool split hem jeans certainly would have looked better with a pair of chic heels, but practicality had to override style, since we were walking all over downtown Gville.

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I’m digging these comfy ankle wrap flats.

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This cute faux leather clutch with gold metal detailing, was under $50.00 and that was BEFORE the sale!

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Top ~ RUFFLE COLD SHOULDER TOP SAVE $26.10 until August 6th or while they last Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Jeans ~ SPLIT HEM JEANS SAVE $89.10 until August 6th or while they last! Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Shoes ~ GENUINE CALF HAIR ANKLE WRAP FLAT SAVE $30.05 until August 6th or while supplies last. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Necklace ~ KENDRA SCOTT LONG FILIGREE PENDANT NECKLACE available in gold & silver tone. SAVE $25.10 until August 6th or while they last. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!

Clutch ~ STRIPE FAUX LEATHER CLUTCH SAVE $12.10 until August 6th or while supplies last. Nordstrom Anniversary Sale!


Since this was posted, we heard from one of our fabulous tribe members who asked for more than one flowy top option. Thanks for the suggestion, here ya go!


What’s your favorite trick for hiding problem areas? Tell us everything in the Comment Section below.

Thanks so much for stopping by and being part of our fun and fabulous tribe of 40+ women. We appreciate you and all your kind comments.

Until next time, keep living the dream, darlings!

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8 Comments on The Stylish And Trendy Way To Conceal Muffin Tops

  1. Nicole
    August 4, 2017 at 11:15 pm (11 months ago)

    So nice that you love this cold shoulder look and that you enjoy wearing it. I can’t get my head around the look. I guess I like it on other women, but I am not brave enough to have cold shoulders. I take Alaska as an excuse. Thanks for joining the Top of the World Style party.

    • Jonet
      August 5, 2017 at 9:30 am (11 months ago)

      Thanks for sharing your thoughts, Nicole. Fashion truly is a personal thing, an expression of who we are to the world. But I might not wear it either if I lived in Alaska! Xo Jonet

  2. Emma Peach
    August 3, 2017 at 5:34 pm (11 months ago)

    Gorgeous top, such a great colour. I love the slits on your jeans and they show off those fab shoes perfectly! Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx

    • Jonet
      August 3, 2017 at 6:07 pm (11 months ago)

      Thank you kindly, dear Emma. It’s a fun outfit with interesting details, I’m always drawn to those type of pieces. I’ll see you next week, my dear. Xo Jonet

    • Jonet
      August 3, 2017 at 2:19 pm (11 months ago)

      Thank you kindly, my beauty. If you end up in Greenville, let me know. Maybe we could take an hour and do a photo shoot together, that would be great fun. Xo Jonet

    • Jonet
      July 30, 2017 at 8:05 am (11 months ago)

      Thanks so much Laurie! Xo Jonet


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