{GBF Life + Style + Trends} Crop a Top

With crop tops and prints on everything being two of the biggest spring 2013 fashion trends, it was only fitting to wear spring trends to the Neiman Marcus spring trends presentation. To combat the risque nature of my Motel Clothing graphic print crop top and matching bandage skirt, I lowered the fashion risk by draping my Isabel Marant cardigan. It's absolutely marvelous how one item of clothing can completely transform the essence of an outfit. 

From running in the playground in a red velvet cape in preschool to walking down the halls of law school in blinding magenta colored gaucho pants, I've always been a fashion risk taker. No matter how wild or bold the trend, I'm willing to try anything once. However, when it comes to crop tops, I've always been squeamish about baring my stomach. It's just too much work to work the trend! I'd have to suck in my stomach, perfect a perfect posture, wear crazy makeup to face block people from looking at my stomach, and eat air until the top comes off. Too much sacrifice, not enough fashion utility. 

However, this Motel top and skirt crops the work while lengthening the style. The top and skirt covers JELLO problem areas while giving a little peek-a-boo to the firmest part of the stomach creating a toned illusion that's flattering enough to flaunt. I'm also mesmerized by the print as staring at it is akin  to looking into a kaleidoscope-on acid. 

I'm glad I took a risk, cropped the top, and bared it for fashion.











{Motel crop top and bandage skirt}
{Isabel Marant sweater cardigan}
{3.1 Phillip Lim Pashli satchel}
{Missoni pumps}
{Jenny Dayco necklace}

{live fabulously}

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60 comments

  1. I love your outfit! The colors are so pretty :)

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  2. Wow, you're wearing both these trends so well! The floral print is quite stunning; love the colour palette! xo

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  3. Love the paper stuffing in the bag!

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  4. All the colors in each of these pieces are spellbinding and they pair so well together. What a fun outfit. You look fabulous!

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  5. Been really loving the matching sets - this one looks gorgeous on you Jenny! x, Kat

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  6. Love the crop top and skirt and the pattern as well. I'd totally wear it haha.

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  12. OMG!! this outfit rocks, I love it!! You have an amazing body so you can wear it ;) kisses!!

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  19. Wow you look so stunning with these colours. I like your hand bag and the shoes very much.

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  22. I'm obsessed with cropped tops, and I love the way you combined it :)

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  24. The print of the top and skirt are amazing!



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    I seriously love this outfit, you look super amazing! These colors scream spring and spring!

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  32. i LOVE this look¡ I love crop tops and I think the way you wear it is the perfect style¡¡¡This skirt and this crop top are awesome, and have a very beautiful colors¡¡

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  33. You look amazing! I seriously doubt that you have any Jello areas but this print and the cropped/high waisted combo is fabulous!

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  39. The top and skirt really do hit at the perfect spot to make the crop trend far more wearable. I love this! Great outfit, so glad you took the risk here. You totally rocked it!

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