Gap velvet top: a winner

I just found the most beautiful velvet top at the Gap. It's a casual kimono-sleeve tee that drapes beautifully, made of a rayon/silk blend. It's trendy and super high quality -- it could easily come from Rag & Bone or the like. The cut is really loose, so it won't be everyone's cup of tea. But it reminds me of the Elizabeth Suzann silk tee that people love, as worn by Caroline at Unfancy:

I ordered it online after trying it in the store because there's a better discount online (40% off today). I do want to take photos once it arrives to make sure it's not too overwhelming. XS was definitely the right size for me. With my short arms, I might shorten the sleeves an inch or so.

I think I could wear it with faded jeans to work and not feel too fancy. I was wearing high waist vintage-y gray jeans (in finds for reference) and it was a great combo. 

Click through to watch the model walking, because the photos are all pretty meh.

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  • bridgie replied 1 week ago

    The top is a winner indeed.  I watched the model walking and I love the short top.  I am happy for you.

  • Laura G replied 1 week ago

    Looks like you got the last XS! Beautiful top.

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  • chouette22 replied 1 week ago

    Oh that looks so good! Did you get the black one then? If you shorten the sleeves, will you keep the detail (different fabric texture) the same? I  might give the pink one a try if it comes back in the XS as I don't have that color in my closet at all. 

  • RobinF replied 1 week ago

    Ooh love it! I was looking at pants on Gap website and noticed that top. Can't wait to see it on you!

  • Ledonna N. replied 1 week ago

    I was trying to see what the arms will look like with the arms lifted but I can't wait to see you wear the outfit I love the sleeves and I was trying to the hem of the Garment. I think it's speak to a really feminine energy.

  • Angie replied 1 week ago

    Fab. The pink is lovely too. Would love to see it on, Greyscale. 

  • Sara L. replied 1 week ago

    Oh, it looks rich.  I'm loving all the velvet this season.  I don't own any yet, but I like the richness of the fabric.

  • smittie replied 1 week ago

    I like it a lot!
    I think it would be great for work too--not too much.

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