Archives for May 2013

Matchy Matchy Crop Top Look

Target Crop Top (similar)  |  Mossimo Skirt  |  Silence & Noise Knit Moto Vest (only $19!)
LUV AJ Crystal Cross Necklace  |  Madewell Sandals (similar)  |  Celine Luggage Tote  |  Cartier watch  

I normally hate anything matchy matchy but this season, I have to admit I’m kinda into it.  It only works if it’s very obviously, deliberately matching like a printed top with the matching pants or printed blazer with matching shorts.  Speaking of which, I’ve been on the hunt for an affordable printed short suit like this one by Juicy Couture.  If you have seen one, help a sister out.

For the second look with this crop top, I paired it with the matching high waisted skirt.  I added my knit moto vest to break it up a bit and also, if we’re being candid, to hide the jelly roll that was oozing out of my midsection.  I guess I should’ve done some planks and passed on the buffalo wings last week when I was taking these pictures.  A special shoutout this week to my trusty moto vest.  Job well done.

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Casual Crop Top Look

Target Crop Top (similar)  |  Paper Crown High Waisted Shorts (similar)  |  Luv AJ Crystal Cross Necklace  

Here is my first look using the aformentioned crop top.  I paired it with high waisted shorts, flat sandals and a backpack from over 10 years ago!  Like I said, there is only be a tiny sliver of skin, if that.  If I had my pre-baby bod or worked out ever, perhaps I would have revealed another inch of skin (I know, so racy of me!) but ah well, those days are gone and that is A-okay by me. The moral of the story is, don’t be afraid of the crop top.  You can rock it without revealing much or any skin!

Bustier Crop Top

Target Mossimo Crop Top
I purchased mine in store 2-3 months ago but it looks like it’s sold out online.  Check your local Target clearance section.  That’s where I found the matching skirt last week!
This week, we’ll be talking about bustier crop tops.  Normally, I would shy away from something this revealing but I was at Target a few months ago and the print on this top caught my eye.  In the cart it went with some random nail polish, salt & vinegar potato chips and some new plates for the girls.  Oh just a typical trip to Target, filling my cart with unnecessary things.
So this week, I wanted to share with you 3 different looks using the same top.  The key to wearing a crop top for me is to pair it with something very high waisted so you only reveal a tiny sliver of skin.  I hope you’ll follow along this week as we go through the various outfits.  

Floral Romper Look

Rag & Bone Newbury Boots  |  Celine Luggage Tote  |  Asos Thick Gold Bands
I love a floral romper for Spring/Summer but sometimes, they can come off looking a little juvenile.  The muted color palette, silky fabric, and longer, looser hemline on this one make it more appropriate for mature audiences.  
I paired it with my favorite booties (Rag & Bone Newbury Boots), a masculine jacket and a leather cap to toughen up the look.  I topped the whole thing off with my LUV AJ Crystal Cross Necklace, which I’ve been wearing nonstop.  Somehow, it goes with everything I wear!  

Just Us Girls

On D: Gap Kids dress  |  Toms Classic Tiny Slip On Shoes

How cute is this back?? 

I’m kind of obsessed with PRSPR, an adorable new childrens’ clothing line.  Their clothes are so whimsical and fun and really unlike anything I’ve seen on the market in this price range.  So, when they reached out to me, wanting to send my girls some clothing, I was thrilled!  
I chose the dress for A and the jumpsuit for D.  But, I must have ordered the wrong size because the jumpsuit ended up fitting A too! Anyway, such charming clothes and at a very fair price. Check PRSPR clothing out!
Thank you to PRSPR!!