My Best Friend and Favorite Color

My Best Friend and Favorite Color

I’m a huge fan of Carol Turner clothes. She’s an American designer who creates easy care, easy to wear, sophisticated clothes for women. I discovered her garments through Artful Home and have a been a devotee ever since.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing top from Artful Home

When Artful Home offered me this Fiore Seamed Top, I jumped at the chance to add more teal to my wardrobe. It’s my favorite color because it makes my eyes pop. It also comes in other terrific colors and I may need to have it in the Mulberry Purple, which is very rich looking.

I love this fabric! It’s undulating waves of pleats add subtle texture without adding visual weight. The 3/4 length sleeves are great for showcasing bracelets and help us look taller. The hem dips to a point in the back which makes it a great top for leggings.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Carol Turner from Artful Home

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life wearing Carol Turner top from Artful Home

I wore it to San Francisco last week for a touristy trip with my oldest girlfriend. I styled it with my favorite blue jeans, Sassy Cowl Jacket, and swapped the necklaces for a scarf to keep warm.

We took a ferry into the city, then walked down Fisherman’s Warf to the Buena Vista Cafe for their world famous Irish Coffee. The place was packed but we finally managed to snag a table by the window.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life enjoying Irish Coffee at the Buena Vista CafeTrust me when I tell you this is not lo-cal but it is amazing! They still make it using their original 1952 recipe.

Jennifer Connolly of A Well Styled Life in cable car

All warmed up from the inside out, we took the cable car over to Chinatown. The conductors were in rare form cracking jokes, asking where everyone was from making tourists feel welcome. It seemed hokey but was endearing.

By the time we got back on the ferry to head home, I had my scarf wrapped around my head for warmth. When will I remember to dress like I’m going to the north pole when I plan to be in San Francisco at night?

Artful Home is having a free shipping event December 10-15 so it’s a great time to try them!

A big thank you to Artful Home for providing this top which I love; all opinions are my own.




  1. Gail Schwartz
    December 7, 2017 / 4:56 am

    I just received my J. Crew v-neck cashmere sweaters in grey and fuscia. Thanks for directing me to this excellent choice on sale. In NJ we’ll have plenty of cold weather to enjoy them.

    • Jennifer
      December 7, 2017 / 8:58 am

      My pleasure Gail! I’ve worn them for years and think they’re a terrific value.

  2. Carol Harris
    December 7, 2017 / 5:42 am

    Love this top. Please tell me about your glasses. I’m looking for a new pair and I love the shape and color of yours. Would you consider a post on the best shape of eyewear for facial shapes and skin tone? Thank you.

    • Jennifer
      December 8, 2017 / 1:10 pm

      Hi Carol, I’ve written several posts on choosing eyeglasses. Here is the latest one . I searched a long timne before I found these:)

  3. Bungalow Hostess
    December 7, 2017 / 7:40 am

    Great top Jennifer!
    San Francisco can be super chilly with all that ocean air and fog …I remember being cold when we visited and it is such a beautiful place to explore…how lovely that you were able to meet up with your dear friend and share some fun!

    • Jennifer
      December 7, 2017 / 9:01 am

      It’s such a fun city! We need to make a point of going in more often.

  4. December 7, 2017 / 8:17 am

    Oh, you look fabulous wearing this top. Teal does look so good on you. You also can wear those pinched stripes. Looking great lady.

    • Jennifer
      December 7, 2017 / 9:01 am

      Thanks so much Sandra!

  5. Joanna
    December 7, 2017 / 8:33 am

    Teal is a beautiful colour on you. Artful Home tops would be great for travel, as they are purposely wrinkled. I must check to see if there is one in Seattle. I will be there in January and can check them out. The cost of shipping and duty really adds up.
    That Irish coffee looks yummy!

    • Jennifer
      December 8, 2017 / 8:40 am

      Thanks Joanna. Artful Home only sells online but the free shipping will work to Canada during this event!

  6. Laurel
    December 7, 2017 / 8:57 am

    I love pictures of San Francisco and have also frozen when I underdressed for our trips into the city. ha!

    That top is just gorgeous and I love the scarf with it. The glasses are also icing on the cake. Beautiful look!

    • Jennifer
      December 8, 2017 / 8:41 am

      Thank you Laurel. We had a blast.

  7. December 7, 2017 / 10:39 am

    Looks like a fun time, and makes me miss San Francisco!!

    • Jennifer
      December 8, 2017 / 8:41 am

      It’s such a fun city.

  8. L H Carter
    December 7, 2017 / 11:50 am

    I love the color of your glasses!

  9. December 7, 2017 / 12:21 pm

    What a great top. How fun to reconnect with a friend. Always the best! Xx

    • Jennifer
      December 8, 2017 / 8:42 am

      The most fun. Old friends are priceless.

  10. Julie from Melbourne,Australia
    December 7, 2017 / 12:50 pm

    Teal is so flattering on you and I love your top.Thanks for the photos of your special time with your girlfriend.

  11. Creal
    December 7, 2017 / 1:41 pm

    I love the blouse. In fact I’ve loved the other Carol Turner blouses you’ve showcased on your blog. But holy cow…a $188 price point for a blouse just isn’t going to happen for me. Particularly when I can’t go to the store and try it on first. Who am I kidding, I still couldn’t talk myself into it 🙂

    • Jennifer
      December 8, 2017 / 8:45 am

      Several are on sale which might be a great option for you Creal! I do know we all have varying budgets which is why I try to share lots of price points.

      • Creal
        December 9, 2017 / 12:47 pm

        Thank you Jennifer! Always enjoy your blog.

  12. Sally M Levy
    December 7, 2017 / 3:39 pm

    My dearest friend guided me to your site. Perhaps there’s a trip to SF in our futures!

  13. Cheryl Ann
    December 7, 2017 / 3:59 pm

    Artful Home looks addictive, Jennifer! I love those stunning pieces that you don’t see everywhere. Just ordered more LilySilk and want to thank you for introducing me to these beautiful pieces too. Take good care, my friend…

    • Jennifer
      December 8, 2017 / 8:47 am

      I love wearing unique pieces! I’m so glad you’re enjoying Lily Silk, Cheryl Ann. They do have very pretty things. Xx

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