Wednesday, April 16, 2014


::Top and skirt c/o Ellie Clothing  (similar here, here, here and here), Hat Old Navy (similar here and here), jean Jacket (here), Necklace (gifted), Bag Michael Kors (love pink), Shoes c/o Lulus, rings c/o Galsify, David Yurman, etc, sunnies Kate Spade::

I have been wanting to try a crop top for awhile now, but I have to admit I wouldn't really consider myself in crop top shape. When Ellie Clothing sent me this top and skirt, I was in love- but still a little hesitant. I just had to find the right way to wear it. I think everyone can jump on this trend, but you have to find how it works for you. 

A few tips to wearing crop tops are below:

1. Pair them with a higher waisted jean or skirt. I folded this skirt over less than I typically would to prevent my midriff from showing too much. It made me feel much more covered and I still felt like I was rocking the trend and staying true to myself. 

2. Pair it will a tank underneath. There is nothing wrong with layering a basic tank of black or white under the top. Or, better yet, a cropped tee shirt or sweater over a tank or blouse. 

3. Layer over it. You can see I also did that with this look. Try layering a jacket or light sweater over the crop top so you feel more covered but are still exposing the front of the top. 

Have you sported a crop top this season? Would you wear one with the tips above?

Thanks for reading as always! I am still in LA and haven't had a chance to explore yet, but Im hoping to get some exploring in!

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  1. I love that you posted these tips for crop tops! I think they are so cute but sometimes I feel like they look like they are for 16 year olds! Yours looks great, and I love the layering over it!

  2. I totally love that combo, hat is perfect! Really nice look doll!

    Viky --- MySecretFashionPoison

  3. You look so pretty, I love the pattern and colors of your skirt!

  4. I think you look perfect in this look! :)
    PS - New outfit post up on my blog:

  5. Great tips! I love this look. I've seen the crop top trend around but just can't do it. This is a perfect way to wear it though, and it looks amazing on you!

  6. I am loving the print of that skirt! It is so lovely!


  7. I like that your top has two layers, so you can rock the trend but still feel covered.

    Kristina does the Internets

  8. I think I'll be jumping on the layering trend with the crop tops. After two babies, my stomach isn't worthy of showing off right now. haha!

  9. So thankful for these tips! I get really nervous about crop tops and how they will look on me, but I really like how you paired it with a high-waisted skirt! I just might have to try it now! :)


  10. I have not and I don't think anyone wants to see me in one either :)

  11. The crop top looks how you've paired it with a classic denim jacket and a maxi skirt. Looks perfect!


  12. I'm gradually easing into the crop top trend, you look great in this one! Ah and I really love the skirt, the pattern is so so so pretty!
    An Unblurred Lady

  13. Well, I would argue that you are in crop top shape, but I love the way you styled this! And this skirt is beautiful!


  14. I adore this skirt. It is so perfect!! Love how you styled the crop top :)

    xo Amy

  15. These photos are adorable - I NEED those heels! XO

  16. I must find out where that necklace came from! It is fabulous!!!


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