the black peplum skirt & crop top

crop top got nothin' on me. 

as my bio states, "when it comes to fashion, i believe in staying true to your style, but also stepping out of your comfort zone and trying something completely different! make it yours and rock it!" here is a great example... the crop top is something i wouldn't normally wear because it's out of my comfort zone. but, i quickly learned there is nothing to fear. i've seen it styled many ways, but i discovered what works for me as you will discover what works for you. here are a few tips and tricks to rock the crop top:

1. the key is to keep it classy and pair the crop top with a high waisted bottom. no need to have your entire mid-drift showing! i personally think the crop top looks best with a midi skirt, whether it be fitted or a fit and flare. but, don't limit yourself! try some high waisted shorts and pants. oh, and add a blazer? yes, now we're talking. 
2. pick a crop top that is fitted, not tight like a sausage casing! 
3. go for a high neck crop top versus a v-neck/scoop neck. since you are already showing some skin on your waist there is no need to be more revealing. unless.. that is the look you are trying to achieve. 
4. add some bright lips and wear it all with confidence. yea yea!  

true confession... i love this skirt but it has sat in my closet for about a year now because A) i couldn't find the perfect top to wear it with, B) i had no idea where i would wear it because it is... quite a statement. but now... the frequent saying is... it's #fortheblog (insert emoji monkey covering eyes) 


top | H&M high neck crop top (sold out) -- similar / similar and textured
skirt | ASOS scuba pencil skirt with peplum hem in black (only avail in tall now) -- similar and color blocked fun!
bag | Tory Burch adjustable clutch w/removable chain (old) -- similar
shoes | LuLu's elsi single strap heels in black suede (i highly recommend some padded/gel inserts for the balls of the feet with these!)
earrings | Kendra Scott tima stud earrings in gold (currently out of stock)
bracelet | Kendra Scott ailee link bracelet in abalone shell (sold out) / etsy stacking and midi rings
rings | Kendra Scott isha stacking rings (set of three) in abalone shell multi
lips | NARS semi-matte lipstick in funny face (favorite fuchsia)

rock the crop top,