Friday, March 13, 2015

What I Wore: Emerald Isle


Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna Caycee Twist Top, Maurices Denim Flex Dark Wash Skinny Jeans, and Stretch Riding Boots from Avenue. - DivineMrsDiva.com

I hope you are all gearing up for a fantastic weekend!  I'm attending a friend's birthday party tonight and having a low-key weekend at home.  Hopefully, I'll be able to get some craft projects done as the rain is coming back for a bit.  Rain or shine, whether you are celebrating St. Patrick's Day or Pi Day,  I hope you have some fun this weekend!



- Kiyonna gifted me the top in this post. Opinions are 100% my own. -

Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna Caycee Twist Top, Maurices Denim Flex Dark Wash Skinny Jeans, and Stretch Riding Boots from Avenue. - DivineMrsDiva.com

I've been working with Kiyonna for a few years now and never tried the Caycee Twist Top!  I know.  I couldn't believe it either!  They sent it to me just as the sun was coming out for a while, so I couldn't wait to get out and play.  The Caycee is one of the most loved tops over at Kiyonna - and rightfully so.  The material is a soft, stretchy knit and is easy to wear.  The twisty bodice defines your bust in a fabulous way but still offers coverage, while the skirted portion of the top skims your tummy region. I love tops in this silhouette because they tend to hide things I want to hide, but accentuate the right things too.

Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna Caycee Twist Top, Maurices Denim Flex Dark Wash Skinny Jeans, and Stretch Riding Boots from Avenue. - DivineMrsDiva.com
Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna Caycee Twist Top, Maurices Denim Flex Dark Wash Skinny Jeans, and Stretch Riding Boots from Avenue. - DivineMrsDiva.com

I tried this top in a 2X and 3X.  The 2X fit my bust better and looked good in the front, but the 3X ended up being my choice because it had a little more wiggle room.  Because I prefer arm coverage, I adore a great three-quarter length top.  Less layers for the warmer months is always a great thing.    Also, can we talk about the color?  This gorgeous emerald color pairs well with tons of other colors, which is why this top will work for any occasion or season.  From office to a night out, hanging out at the park, traveling, game night with your friends..you name it.  These are things to think about when you invest in your wardrobe because you always want to get as much wear out of an item as you can. 

Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna Caycee Twist Top, Maurices Denim Flex Dark Wash Skinny Jeans, and Stretch Riding Boots from Avenue. - DivineMrsDiva.com

Even though the sun was out, it was still a bit chilly.  I went the jeans and boots route, but played up the girly, woodsy feeling with a plaid clutch and a sparkly royal blue necklace.  I am very prepared for St. Patrick's Day fun in this combo.

Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna Caycee Twist Top, Maurices Denim Flex Dark Wash Skinny Jeans, and Stretch Riding Boots from Avenue. - DivineMrsDiva.com
Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna Caycee Twist Top and Monet Gold-Tone Blue Y Necklace from JCPenney. - DivineMrsDiva.com

Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna Caycee Twist Top, Maurices Denim Flex Dark Wash Skinny Jeans, and Stretch Riding Boots from Avenue. - DivineMrsDiva.com
Caycee Twist Top - c/o Kiyonna
Denim Flex Dark Wash Skinny Jean - Maurices
Gold-Tone Blue Y Necklace - Monet via JCPenney
Perry Stretch Riding Boot - Avenue
MAC Tartan Plaid Clutch - All Cosmetics Wholesale


Fun in the sun with my Irish Scottish lad! I'm kind of obsessed with how handsome Sean is in these photos.  His eyes are SO blue!  (Okay, I just wanted to show him off!)

Hailey is wearing the Kiyonna Caycee Twist Top and Monet Gold-Tone Blue Y Necklace from JCPenney. - DivineMrsDiva.com


Do you own the Caycee Twist Top?  What are your must-haves in a versatile top?  What colors do you wear the most?  Share your thoughts with me!


Disclosure: I am a member of the Kiyonna Blogger Brigade and they provided me with the top in this post.  All opinions on the item are my own.

8 comments :

  1. I have this top :) It's the green from last year, but it looks pretty similar...mine may be a little brighter green, but it's hard to tell. I also have this top in the dark teal. They're great for summer. I like it paired with the blue necklace. I may have to go on a Penney's field trip this weekend to look at jewelry...

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  2. Oooh, I bet the teal looks amazing on you too! It is definitely a great for summer top. Penney's constantly has sales on the jewelry, so sometimes you can get this necklace that is originally $32 for as low as $12. The Monet line has some gorgeous pieces! I still want this amber/gold more royal looking one and they also have some pretty teal ones! Also, they have matching earrings if you like that. I bought the earrings that go with this necklace but my mass of hair is covering them. lol

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  3. I've been eying the Caycee Twist Top myself, but you know me. I'm always drawn to dresses first! And I really prefer tops I can tuck into skirts since I wear them with pants so rarely. I love the wrapping around the bust, but it's also what makes it hard to tuck into a skirt. Ugh. I'm even more tempted now that they've released it in green.

    I love the rustic, equestrian vibe of this outfit. I absolutely love how you tied the blue and green together with the clutch. I need that by the way. Thirteen bucks? Seriously? Must have.

    I'm noticing that Kiyonna is really smart about their tailoring and definitely works to accommodate a full figure while also flattering and enhancing your curves. I love that this top flares out from under the bust to mask your tummy. I'm always looking for that in tops. And 3/4 sleeves are my favorite because you don't have to push them up and you also get arm coverage. The design of this top is very smart and flattering. I'm glad you reviewed it because now I'm more tempted to try it myself!

    Have a Happy St. Patrick's Day tomorrow! We partied this weekend, listening to live Irish folk music and chowing down on scotch eggs, full Irish breakfasts, and stew. Plenty of Smithwick's, Magners, and Guinness to go around as well. Tomorrow night I'm making my dad's traditional corned beef and cabbage with his mustard-brown sugar glaze on the meat. It'll be a nice taste of "home" even if we aren't together to share a meal. Kyle and I will make the best of it, of course!

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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  4. I'm really hesitant to try rental subscriptions since restyling pieces is what I love most about shopping and clothes. I don't want to give things back! lol I've read that Gwynnie Bee now lets you buy if you fall in love with something, and I like that RocksBox offers this same deal. You got some gorgeous pieces. I love the glitzy crystal statement earrings and necklace. I'm trying to be smarter about statement jewelry because jewels fall out after just a few wears, and then I don't want to wear the piece anymore. It feels like a waste. What do you think of the quality of the Perry Street pieces? I know it can be hard to tell until it's stood up to extended wear.

    As far as your outfit - I definitely envy your ability to build casual, peppy outfits with personality. The print on this tee is super fun and would be an interesting piece to try and pair with other patterns and prints. I'd probably tuck it into a white skirt. I do like to stock up on cotton tees for the spring and summer, but my sunscreen always ruins them. I only remember that Blue Lizard doesn't stain them after I've already ruined a few shirts by wearing regular sunscreen. I need to be better this year because it's so frustrating buying a cute new tee and then destroying it after just one or two wears. I realize this is ridiculous considering I've found a solution. I'm just too lazy and cheap to stay stocked up on the right sunscreen. Of course it's more expensive and comes in a small bottle. No fair! lol

    <3 Liz
    www.withwonderandwhimsy.com

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  5. Don't ya hate when they best stuff is the small, more expensive item? I find that with makeup a lot!

    My mom used to wear this vanilla lotion from Victoria's Secret. She would get compliments on it all the time, but it stained her clothes. I tried wearing it a couple times and it pretty much ruined a few tops and stained some bras. It just left a yellow residue on things. No fun. I don't wear white often because I have this constant fear that it is going to get super dirty and stained and I won't be able to wear it again.

    Thank you for the compliments! An outfit like this feels so "me", so it seems pretty effortless to throw together, whereas other combinations I end up thinking and debating on (and maybe overthinking sometimes). I think this top will be fun to try to pattern mix with. If I can find a subtle polka dot print skirt, I want to try that out!



    I do love restyling pieces and partly love the hunt for the perfect whatever thing I am looking for, but Gwynnie Bee has definitely afforded me to try things I would never try otherwise. When I like something but not enough to keep, sometimes I will restyle it and take photos just because. I do love that they have the "Try it then Buy it" feature for those things you just NEED to keep! I've ended up buying a few items, plus there are some I wish I had kept.


    I wore the earrings and blue necklace once and the larger necklace a couple times, so I can't speak for extended wear, but they seem like pretty solid pieces. The earrings even got dropped on our hardwood floor and looked perfectly fine. They are lighter weight pieces, so initially they felt cheap because they aren't heavy. The metal doesn't seem pliable in any way though. On the back of the big statement necklace, you can see that the mirrored gems are glued in. It doesn't look tacky on the back, but you can see around the edges that there is a clear glue. I pushed at them and they seem like they are in there pretty sturdy. Also, they are way more sparkly than a lot of items at Charming Charlie for example, which makes them look even better quality to me. I wouldn't have paid the full price of $56 for it, but I also don't pay full price for anything. It was marked down to $44 in the Rocksbox website and I used my monthly $10 off coupon towards the purchase of it. $34 is more doable. I've never seen the brand Perry Street, so I don't know that I would have found this necklace otherwise. Now that i am aware of the name, I have actually seen a few random Instagram posts from people who are showing off some Perry Street earrings they bought recently, etc. The brand seems to have a lot of fans.

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  6. Thank you! I was happy to finally try the Caycee. It was a good match for me. I love that Kiyonna features this similar style in so many of their tops. It always seems to be flattering for so many different body types. Like you, I absolutely love the 3/4 sleeves and the flare of the bodice material. It does make it hard to tuck in with the wrapping at the bust, for me it definitely throws my proportions off.

    I bought the plaid clutch during a big Thanksgiving sale. When I saw your Scotland scarf photos, I knew the clutch would be something you'd love. It is a fun piece, for sure. And the price is great! It also comes with a long strap in case you use it as a crossbody.



    I hope you have a lovely St, Patrick's Day as well!! I miss going to all the weekend festivities in Portland. (and am still envious of your Scotch eggs! I need to go get some soon.) The big Irish pub downtown always does a big tented block party with dancers and music and a U2 cover band, food, Guinness, etc. I used to go every year. My stepbrother died six years ago today, and we haven't really been since the year before he passed. It just seems like such a somber time of year to me now. But this year, I am going to get some corned beef in the crockpot and make a big meal. I even found a gluten free Irish Soda Bread recipe to try. I think I will pull out my folk music CDs tomorrow too.

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  7. The caycee twist top is my favorite! I have 4... green, purple, black, and blue. I want more, but I probably shouldn't, lol

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    1. Oh, I'm so happy you love the top also!! Whenever I find a top (or shoes or makeup or jewelry) that I just LOVE, I have to have every color. I now have 5 colors of the Crocs Adrina flats that I love. Lol. I never regret collecting stuff in that way.

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