A Crop Top and High Rise Jeans

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Forever 21 crop top (similar), BDG jeans, Converse sneakers, Prada sunglasses

I’ve styled this crop top with a high-waisted skirt, but never was daring enough to do it with jeans. There is something about your stomach being out in the open, with no covering over the jeans and that freaks me out. But, I received a request to show how I would style a crop top with jeans, so I thought I would share my way of making the trend comfortable for a pearshape.

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What made this outfit particularly comfortable for me was the jean choice. These high-rise BDG jeans are bar-none my favorite jeans in my closet. They have the perfect rise, stretch and make me feel thin and amazing every time I put them on. I opted for my Forever 21 crop top as it has a button down (more flattering on the neckline) and ties that hang down in front.

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At the last second, I tied this striped pull-over sweater around my waist for extra coverage. You could totally omit this item if you are more bold, but I found it to give a cool, hipster vibe to the outfit as well.

Espadrille Sunday

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Andrew Marc leather jacket (a clear recent favorite), J.Crew pixie pants, J.Crew chambray (on sale!), J.Crew espadrilles (love this color), Necklace from Nordstrom Rack, Prada sunglasses

I scooped up these J.Crew espadrilles during a recent sale and pulled them out for my San Diego trip. They were the perfect ultra casual flat for walking around the beach and dressing up a pair of leggings and layers for dinner.

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How much do you love this bow necklace from Nordstrom Rack? I got it recently so it should still be in stores!

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What do you think of the espadrille trend?

Equipment Roland Sweater + A Sneak Peak Inside My New Apartment

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Equipment top via Nordstrom Rack (Spring version), Topshop skirt (similar), Chanel WOC, Pour la Victoire wedges (this year’s style)

This sweater is another example of a sensational Nordstrom Rack find. Beautiful silk panelling on the front gives way to cozy wool in the back. I love the subtle print and the versatile navy color, especially paired with nude wedges and giraffe print. I kept the accessories neutral and punched it up with a red lip.

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Thanks for reading!

Forever 21 Ruched Dress – Worn as Top

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Forever 21 dress worn as top, ASOS pants (alteration story here), Pour la Victoire wedges (this year’s linked), Target clutch

I ordered this Forever 21 dress thinking it would be a cheaper alternative to my beloved James Perse dress. As it turns out (with most things at Forever 21 these days) it was way to short for my comfort. Rather than sending it back, I styled it as a ruched top with my favorite wide-leg pants.

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I love the look of the tighter top with the wide pant to balance the look, coupled with my newly rediscovered favorite wedges. The outfit feels slightly seductive yet fully covered.

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