With temps expected to be in the 90s, and understanding that it always feels even warmer when sitting on aluminum bleachers, inches from 250,000 other race fans and a 2-mile black pavement track, I knew I better dress with keeping cool in mind.
Fortunately, Fresh Produce had contacted me a few weeks earlier, wondering if I'd be interested in reviewing one of their products (they offer all kinds of options in casual clothing, including beach cover-ups). While I'd normally decline an offer like this, since I try to keep product reviews to those that pertain pretty strictly to family travel, having recently had a baby I couldn't resist a chance to beef up my wardrobe. (And hey, you have to wear clothes while traveling, so...) A few weeks ago the BFF top arrived in the mail:
I chose it in the melon color, and here's how it looked on me (a model I am not):
The fabric is extremely thin, and so I knew it would keep me as cool as possible. I also liked that it covered my shoulders, since sunburn is always something I worry about at the race.
- It's a really flattering top, particularly if you're working with a post-baby body. Flows nicely around the tummy, but still fitted.
- Bright, feminine color choices
- Very soft
- The shirt sells for $44. Maybe I'm just cheap, but I don't normally pay that price for a cotton short-sleeved shirt.
- Because the fabric is so thin, it is a little sheer. I'd choose a darker color next time.
Disclosure: I received the BFF top from Fresh Produce to review. All opinions are my own.