{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}