Cream of the Crop

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 Thrifted skirt, Forever 21 topShop Ethereal necklace c/o, Madewell tote, Jeffrey Campbell wedges

Last week I did something totally out of character... I went into Forever 21 and left with a crop top. This was then followed by doing something totally in character... going home and asking myself why I just bought a crop top from Forever 21.

I'm definitely warming up to it, but I'm still a little weird about exposing my belly button in public and if it shrinks any shorter I'll be passing it down to my cat. So, I just have to avoid any situation that requires I lift my arms and I can never wash it.

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39 comments:

Catherine said...

I think it's a really cute top on you! And it looks like it's long enough to tuck it in if you're feeling a little more shy. Love the colors in it!

Sharon said...

What a cute tribal print and I love the back cut out! I saw SO many crop tops when I was in F21 but I'm still iffy about the trend too.

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Shira said...

Is this the crop top? Because if it is I actually don't mind it because it's not too cropped:) Love the print!


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Rebecca Lately said...

It is so cute! That print is really cool. When I go to F21, I can't get past the jewelry. All the clothing racks intimidate me!

Laura said...

It is a cute top! I bought one in Feb and haven't worked up the courage to wear it! I don't know if its the exposing my belly. belly button or that I'm so pale that intimidates me....

MAHL Twirl said...

I feel the same way about crop tops...i don't know if i'll ever get one simply because i will never get used to walking around like that...and i'm much to pale.
super cute though
xoxo
Birdy
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Lauren said...

So cute! I love the print and how you paired it with a pencil skirt. :)

Lauren

Fizz and Frosting

Caitlin Pierce said...

ooh so glad you took a chance on this top because it looks great on you. I'm not a fan of showing more than an inch or two of midriff so this outfit is right up my ally.

Tara said...

Such a cute top, love the print!

Alyssa said...

You look gorgeous! I love when people wear crop tops with high waisted skirts like this–it's elegant and fun!

Rachel said...

Love this top on you! I have a few crop tops and definitely felt a little odd buying them too :P

Kelsey Wilburn said...

this outfit is perfection on you!

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Beth Kondrick said...

I've never been much for crops, but this one is pretty cute! I'd put it over a dress or something too, then I know I would expose my mid-section!

two birds said...

it looks so cute. i never would have known it was cropped if you didn't say. i love the colors and it looks great with that skirt!

Sara Strauss said...

Cute top! The print is really fun! I like that you paired it with neutrals!
~Sara

Rachelle said...

the top is adorable, love the print. You look so cute.

JennaStevie said...

This top is gorgeous, love the print!! And crop tops are perfect with high waisted skirts, no belly button exposing necessary!

createthatoutfit said...

I love the way you styled your crop top with a pencil skirt! And I'm still loving that tote.
Meredith
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rhiannon said...

you look amazing! great find at f21!

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Van at Botanical Curator said...

The top is very cute and that's why you purchased it.

Linda said...

That tribal print top is so cute! Love that you went with a crop top :)

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Ki said...

Well, I think it's adorable, although I would probably be scared about wearing crop tops too!

Hannah said...

Ugh, this crop top trend is killing me. So many cute ones, but I don't dare expose my belly in public. So most of the time I buy not-so-cropped crop tops and layer them or wear them with other pieces that make them look uncropped. Sigh. This one is totally cute, though! Love the pattern.


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Hannah
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Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I LOVE it!!! I love the print and the cut-out- makes me want to buy one right now. So don't wash it!

Corinne said...

This looks gorgeous! I totally thought it was a normal top, just tucked in ;)

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Grace said...

I'm in the same boat! I get nervous with crop tops because they look good in my mind, until I put one on and realize that I'm too awkward to show my midriff. I think you should try it though! It'll probably inspire me to do the same!

Have a great day!
Grace

A Southern Drawl

Tara_St said...

I often leave Forever 21 and wonder why I just purchased something. I currently have a pair of tribal print hammer pants. Don't know if they'll ever make an appearance...haha. The top looks fantastic on you!
Tara
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Mica said...

That is such a nice printed top! I think it looks great with the skirt, couldn't even tell it was a crop at first glace! :)

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Maiken M said...

it's a really nice top so you definitely did the right thing ;) and what a coincidence that last weekend I also bought a crop top.. from children's department though. but I absolutely love it and have to wear it soon for some blog photos!



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Cait said...

A crop top does seem out of character for you! Bravo to you, Megan, for your bravery!!! It looks fantastic on you :)

Cait

The Petite Chronicles

Rachel said...

What a gorgeous top and necklace! And hey the crop top is gorgeous, so maybe out of character, but definitely awesome!

still being [Molly] said...

hahaha i love it - i think you look fab and that top is amazing!

Jen C said...

It's soooo cute! I love the pattern & it looks great with that skirt. I know what you mean though. My teenage step daughter is allllll about the crop tops but we're talking the one that barely get passed your boobs & I can't tell you how much I HATE it. But this, this is a classy crop top. (Did I just say something from F21 is classy?)

Ashley said...

I had to go back and look at this shirt to make sure it was the one you were talking about - you can baaaarely see your tummy. Which is probably the best kind of crop top! I have kind of been wanting one myself, but I have no idea where I would wear it so I haven't pulled the trigger yet! Good for you - you look cute!

withluckblog said...

I love the way you styled it! So classy and fun!

Kate said...

I think this is great! You styled this top in a really sophisticated, age-appropriate way. Most girls end up looking like thirteen-year-olds when they wear Forever 21. I love it on you... the colors are perfect.

respect_the_shoes said...

It's a cute top - and fashion is about fun, so it's great to try new things!

Thrifted Shift said...

You look great and I just realized I desperately need that necklace! I hope it's still available!

Jeans and a Teacup said...

Hahaha...I had a similar experience when looking for a top for my high waisted skirt. I went into Forever 21 and bought an 80's style crop top. Then I got home and realized I was crazy and returned it...haha. But I like yours a lot better. It looks great on you!
~Jessica

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