Show off that cold shoulder!

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cold shoulder top

Unless you have been living under a rock, you know that cold shoulder tops are all the rage. You can wear them with jeans, with skirts, as dresses, as jumpsuits and what not! Given that it is a trend that can be seen on almost every item of clothing, you would imagine it would be easy to get yourself one. Not!

I hunted high and low for a cold shoulder blouse or top or dress that I liked and came up with nothing. Then, finally, one day, I was randomly going through the Koovs spring collection and saw a bright yellow cold shoulder top that I instantly liked. It was a bit teensy, what with a sewn in crown and rolling eyes, but I thought I could pull it off. And so, with great anticipation, I placed the order.

What do you think of the top?

cold shoulder top

The material was thicker than I expected, and hardly suitable for Chennai’s humid heat except during the winter months. Because I could hardly wait for 8 months to roll by before wearing the top, I decided to wear it on my upcoming trip to Cambodia. Cambodia isn’t that much cooler than Chennai, so I specifically decided to wear it to the Preah Vihear temple, set atop a cliff, and hopefully cooler than Siem Reap.

Preah Vihear in January was quite cold, and the cardigan like top was perfect for the weather. 🙂

I paired the top with ripped black jeans and black shoes. I always knew I was going for a red lip with this shade of yellow to really bring it out. So that is exactly what I did! Because the top was so loud, I did not really accessorize it any other way. I wore my black G-shock watch, which, in hindsight, was actually unnecessary, given the length of the sleeve.

Preah Vihear cambodia
Preah Vihear Temple

Preah Vihear is a beautiful ancient Hindu temple in the Dangrek mountains, on the border of Thailand and Cambodia. It was built during the reigns of kings Suryavarman I and Suryavarman II. During the civil war of 1978, Preah Vihear turned out to be a hot spot, as the Vietnamese army bombed the temple to overthrow the surviving Khmer Rouge. It took center stage again in 2008, when the Thai forces resorted to heavy shelling, due to the border dispute between Cambodia and Thailand. The bullet holes can still be seen on the temple walls today. As of today, Preah Vihear temple is a UNESCO World Heritage site. It is one of the most serene and non-touristy Cambodian temples you can visit. Maybe you will rock a cold shoulder too when you are there!

Top: Koovs

Jeans: Vero Moda

Shoes: Ginger

Bag: CODE

Makeup: Compact, eyeliner and Mascara from L’Oreal, Lipstick from Bourjois

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