How I fell in love with a new miracle fabric

I’m crying tears of joy over a fabric nicknamed “onion skin” – and, no, I did not sip one too many strawberry daiquiris before I wrote that sentence.

There is this miracle fabric I just discovered at Anthony’s women’s fashion store that has the most interesting texture! It’s light as air and stretchy – and it feels textured, almost like mesh but not quite, and almost like a crinkle, but not quite.


The Miracle Fabric

Some people call it “onion skin.” What do I call it? The perfect fabric for summer!

I was trying on new ladies resort tops at Anthony’s, and I slipped on a blue-and-white Jess and Jane top in this fabric. I was immediately hooked.

This poly/spandex blend fabric is light as a whisper, and the Jess and Jane top fit well – it’s close to the body at the shoulders and then it flairs out. This is the most universally flattering style in any fabric, but this “miracle whisper” fabric really makes me feel like I’m floating.

I layer my “onion skin” tops over tanks and camisoles. They roll up very small, so they’re also the perfect bathing-suit cover-up. I’ve already got two of these tops rolled up and stashed in my Big Buddha tote bag for my next getaway.

Here’s another great thing about this miracle fabric: It stays vibrant and comes in a bunch of patterns and colors. All of the patterns play well with white pants, so these tops will be coming with me on all my summer trips. I’m even going to wear one over a white sundress.

There’s something so carefree and fun about a whisper-light fabric that moves! It makes me feel like I should go walk barefoot on the beach, go dancing at an outdoor music festival, or go lounging like a glamour girl by the pool.

Every time I go to Anthony’s Florida fashions store, I try something new. These tops make me feel as fluttery and pretty as a butterfly.

Looking for a carefree way to spend a late-spring day?

Val’s sunny travel tip of the week: My flowing tops from Anthony’s are as light as air…they remind me of the air plants I love to see at the Marie Selby Botanical Gardens in Sarasota.Selby Gardensis known for its Epiphyte Garden. What’s an ephiphyte? It’s an air plant! The Epiphyte Garden is filled with towering oak trees that make the perfect hosts for air plants, from the familiar Spanish Moss to exotic plants from around the world. Look up…and you can see epiphytes in vivid colors dancing throughout the branches. You’ll feel like dancing, too, in your light-as-air tops by Jess and Jane from Anthony’s.

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