cropped | Day 150

March 9, 2015

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Day 150: Cropped: Tweed 4-pocket coat in purple + black – Rag & Bone (Nordstrom Rack find) | Square embossed crop top in heather grey – French Connection (Boutique find, Violets – Saratoga Springs, NY) | Long sleeve collared silk blouse – Go Silk (Boutique find, Alexis Aida – Saratoga Springs, NY) | Distressed boyfriend denim – G. Star Raw (Boutique find, Aggie Mullaney – Saratoga Springs, NY)| Light brown leather ankle boots with a wooden heel – Elizabeth & James (Marshalls’ find) | Leather triangle tote – Laura DiMaggio, Milan (TJ Maxx buy) | Gold flat studs – Shana Lee (Boutique find, Silverado – Saratoga Springs, NY)

*Majority of this outfit was purchased at local boutiques in my neighborhood in Saratoga Springs, NY.

I was in the city this weekend and crashing at my girlfriend’s place, so I decided to snap a few pics of Sunday’s look in her hallway. I had a pretty packed schedule, and setting up my tripod on the streets of Nolita, on a weekend, while taking pics of myself, seemed like a daunting task so I opted for the indoors. Her little boo, Oscar made a cameo – is he not the cutest!?!

Tip: Styling a crop top: I, personally am not a huge proponent of showing a lot of skin, so needless to say crop tops are a little threatening. Though I was definitely intrigued a few weeks ago when I spotted his oversized cropped top with a boxy silhouette, I knew it would make a perfect layering piece.
The key to layering a crop top is to look for slightly oversized pieces that are a cotton/poly blend or linen, a fabric with more construction and weight, not something that is light, breezy or too tight- save that for the bottom layer.

xxx, Y

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