Bottom line: I love this top.
My mom had a silk tie-neck blouse that I still remember vividly.
She always wore it with a little suit, looking very Jackie O.
Though it's a completely different blue,
the tie-neck top in dot reminds me of my mom's blouse.
It made me feel stylish, classy and ladylike all day.
The fabric is a 100% silk crepe de chine. A medium heavy weight that doesn't quite qualify as "sumptuous" in my mind. But still a very nice weight silk.
The cuffed short sleeves made it more modern and chic.
The polka dots added lightheartedness, the navy color made it a classic.
It does not button or zip and I thought I'd struggle to put on the top but I did not and only had a tiny bit of trouble pulling the top off.
The only annoying detail is the "sweet keyhole hook-and-eye closure" because it's a hand-and-eye coordination challenge that will make
dressing in a hurry impossible. But still, it's my favorite of all the polka dotted blouses, sweaters or tees I've tried or seen.
I wore it with a jacket (the Verona from a past season), but only
inside the office when the AC got too cool.
And pants that looked like I slept in them (the Paley from a past season).
Yes, I'm still wearing linen; it was horribly sticky hot today.
The other bottom line? The shoes aka kid gloves for your feet:
the Kate Spade Sienna pump. I'm in love with them too.