I literally don’t think I’ve ever worn a crop top in my LIFE – until a couple weeks ago! I was traveling to socal and decided, why not?!
It’s so easy to feel so insecure that you don’t feel comfortable wearing whatever you want.. but in my opinion, work it! It felt amazing to completely ignore my insecurities and wear a crop top with leggings. YES, leggings!
Normally I have a strict cover-up-the-hoo-ha rule with leggings, but I was feeling risky for a few days there. And I don’t regret it at all. Here are my top tips for werking that crop top.
First of all, wear bottoms that are COMFORTABLE. A good denim skirt, pair of high-waisted jeans, pair of high-waisted shorts, or leggings that don’t scrunch up (you know what I mean, ladies) are ideal. You wan’t to be comfy with bottoms that fit you perfectly or even loosely.
Secondly, pick a top that’s the right length for you. In this case, I loved how it covered my belly button most of the time. If you hate your belly button, you can cover it up! if you want a ton of skin showing, then go for that! There’s no right or wrong here.
And finally… balance it out! I wore a long sleeved crop top to balance out the extra skin that was showing. I also opted for longer pants since my torso was out. Of course, wear whatever you’re comfortable with! But I love to have a balance that creates the appearance of a super proportional body!
Cheers to the long weekend! But of course – this holiday is more than a day off work.. Thinking of those military who need to be remembered for what they did for us!
And even though this holiday is super special and important, a lot of people do take the long weekend to go out of town, cookout, have a pool day, or RELAX.
As I’m writing this – I’m at the beach. So stay tuned for that!
If you have plans this weekend and need some inspiration, below are some photos of a go to outfit I always repeat on patriotic holidays! I love a good red white and blue without being too obvious and cheesy! (Of course, I’m wearing a red swimsuit now!)
A good way to incorporate the colors are with a red or blue scarf, denim, a headband, a purse or clutch, or even a bright colored heel!
Nope, you will not catch me dressed like an “I give up in life bum”, not even to go to the local farmer’s market (inside my house a completely different story LOL). My mother always told me to leave the house loving how I feel and look or not go out at all because I never know who I’ll meet or what opportunities may present themselves… even when going to the gas station. Well, I try to listen t my momma 😊 During my latest visit to the local farmer’s market I got dressed for the heat with some flowy floral pants, a nice breathable flax linen blouse, and my fave straw hat! May be a bit extra, but I’m not going to lie, it feels nice to look nice.
What’s a “French tuck” you might ask?.. Short answer: it’s the trend you need for the rest of spring and summer, and well.. always!
It’s pretty simple, but anytime you have a flowy blouse or tank on, just tuck the front part into your jeans, pants, or skirt. It’s SUCH a versatile style and can easily be applied to a dressy or casual outfit.
Personally, I love wearing a pencil skirt to work and tucking in a blouse in the front. And for a more casual day – I go for something like this look.. a loose tank with jeans and sandals.
The French tuck makes a look more “chic,” and also flattering. It will cinch the waist in a little more, which helps a ton with a loose top that can make people look boxy!
Hope you all had a wonderful Easter weekend! We decided to make a trip to a local farmers market.. it was SO. CUTE. And we’ll definitely be sharing more about that soon.
But today I’m sharing one of my favorite styles for Spring – maxi dresses. Even though you’re a little more covered up with a maxi dress, they’re still (normally) flowy enough to let that breeze in and look boho-chic! For this outfit, I wore one with off-the-shoulder sleeves with some comfy sandals. An easy, breezy look for the warmer weather!
I’ve also worn this dress to the beach, to hot HOT cities (hellooo, Miami!), and even just to run to brunch or to run errands whenever I want to look a little more put together.
Let us know if you love a maxi dress in the comments! Or what your favorite thing to wear in Spring is!
Excuse moi??? If you buy quality fabric leggings that are nor borderline transparent when you put them on, they absolutely count as pants to me. Tell me if leggings are not the most perfect piece of clothing… they don’t have pockets that bulk up your figure, look very flattering on most people, they are super comfy, and you can literally wear them with anything to make a multitude of outfits. Dress them up with a nice girlie blouse, accessories and nice heels (my look here), wear them with a graphic shirt and some converse to chill on a weekend, with fuzzy boots during winter, or even wear them for your trip to the gym.
Need to pack light?
I love easy travel, so the least I can pack the better. I love packing leggings and jeggings since they don’t take tons of space, you can roll them very easy and shove them in your carry on with tons of space to spare! These are definitely my “can’t live without” clothing items, what are yours?