Spring Summer Style Trends Cold Shoulders

Giving Heat the Cold Shoulder

It’s all about the shoulder this spring: off-the-shoulder, one shoulder, cold shoulders. Since it’s been a little too chilly in NYC to go completely off-the-shoulder, I’m easing my way in with an easier-to-wear cold shoulder top. Of course, girding against the breeze isn’t the only reason I’m liking this blouse. I also love the swing factor that adds to my sashay as I stroll along the boulevards.

Kidding of course, there are no boulevards in my town and I rarely sashay. I’m always running late and am frequently in a giant rush to get to a meeting or a casting or a Starbucks. Comfort is key but we shall not sacrifice style.


{Top: Bobeau cold shoulder tee (similar, on sale here and here) // Jeans: Elodie Instasculpt Boot c/o DL1961 // Shoes: BCBGeneration (old, similar here, here and here) // Bag: DKNY (really old, but cool alternatives here and here) // Accessories: watch and bracelet c/o Folli Follie, vintage ring and I love this one and this one // Beauty: OPI Just Lanai-ing Around & Koala Bear-y, Essie Big Spender}


I’m also thrilled to have discovered the engineered denim in these DL1961 jeans. I’m wearing a pair with their Instasculpt technology that’s designed to sculpt your thighs, butt and waist. Glory hallelujah, they work wonders! I love when my jeans give me that ‘pulled up’ effect. I feel like I can do fancy things when I wear them.



Here’s hoping warmer weather makes it way back to New York soon. And this time, maybe it will stay! Have a great weekend!



{photos by d tillman}


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  1. I need Mother Nature to just go ahead and get on board. I miss the spring weather we should be having in the DC area. I’m coming to NYC in two weeks and damn it I need the sun.

    I like off the shoulder tops but they don’t work for me. I have shoulder blade insecurities which totally shouldn’t be a thing but it totally is. lol

    1. Patranila says:

      Shoulder blade insecurities!!! LOL Girl! Too pronounced or lack thereof?

  2. Cuteness! I am so loving the off shoulder shirts right now. I plan to get one as my Mother’s Day gift. #BLMGIRL

  3. I don’t normally like the shoulder out tops but that one you are rocking is the BUSINESS! love it! I might have to give up a little shoulder this summer!

  4. I’m glad to know that the cold shoulder is in style! You look very cute also. I’m going to check out the shops. Thanks for sharing

  5. Thanks Patranila. I think these shoulder showoff tops are the truth. They always make my cute cuter. I luv them! I’m currently on the hunt for the perfect pair of jeans. IDK if these would be the ones for me, but I definitely thank you for the suggestion. Nothing like a killer outfit and smile to turn some heads!

  6. I have been obsessing over off the shoulder tops lately! I used to be so insecure about showing them because I am very muscular (former gymnast) but lately have been embracing them! Great post, I really like the outfit!

    1. Patranila says:

      Former gymnast? Wow! Show those shoulders!! I’m working on getting my shoulder definition back.

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