Thursday, August 30, 2012

Set Sail

Hi all! How's it going? The week seems to be speeding by. --Aren't post intros awkward?-- I feel forced to comment on the week every time...it gets old fast. So let's just scratch what I just said. Eeeep!!

Last night Brian and I watched The Hunger Games. I was surprised he actually volunteered to watch it. I think he kind of liked it :] I still need to read the books! I know, what have I been doing with my free time!?! I thrifted the first book about a month back, I just need to sit down and take the time to actually crack it open now...

Alrighty - WARNING: This outfit shows a bit of skin. You have been warned.
I thrifted this nautical crop top(?) last weekend. Now I am not one to show of my midriff...but I had a $10 coupon to this specific thrift store and they wouldn't let me buy my items unless I spent the entire $10. This sounds like it shouldn't be hard at all but their items are ridiculously cheap. Anywho, coming up two dollars short I added this item to the pile and thought I would give it a go...

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Outfit Details: Top - Thrifted | Jeans - American Eagle | Shoes - DSW.

(Please excuse the oil stain on my jeans...forgot to shout it out in the last wash, haha) While I will probably never wear this look out in public - in theory it is cute (I think?). I like the fun pattern on the top, and the tied bottom gives it a fun pin-up sort of feel - especially paired with my new heels.

Are you brave enough to rock cropped tops in public?

47 comments:

  1. My boyfriend did the same thing! I was so excited to finally not watch a movie haha. And i reallyyy like this shirt. But if you feel like it's too skin showing, try pairing it with high waisted shorts or an A Line skirt :)

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    1. Haha. I was so surprised he ended up liking it too. Thanks. And thank you for the tips! I need to look in to finding some highwaisted shorts :]

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  2. We watched the Hunger Games last night too! I wish I had read the books first, but I just haven't gotten around to it. We both thought it was pretty good, although I hate having to wait for the next movie to come out. I need to know what happens!

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    1. Such a small world. I wish I would have read them first too. Haha - same here. I am thinking I need to just get it over with and dive in to the books.

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  3. Geez pretty lady, looking hot! Lol ;)
    Love that top!
    xo Heather
    http://ahopelessnotebook.blogspot.com/

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  4. Gorgeous outfit!! Very foxy!
    And you do neeed to read the books, I got hooked, then got really sad when I ran out of hunger games books to read!

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    1. Tehehe. Thanks.

      Aw. Yeah... I really need to get on it already.

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  5. Cute top! I would never feel comfortable enough to wear something like that though, especially with post baby stretch marks all over my belly. Not cute! Maybe I could wear something like that with a longer tank under it.

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    1. I think I will definitely wear it again out and about with a tank under it next time :]

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  6. Woooweee! Look at you! Total babe status!
    I was gonna say, "Major kudos for wearing this in public!" I honestly just can't. Even if I worked out my abs every day for a year. Nope. Not even. Putting up that picture of the two piece the other day was something I was like, "Should I or shouldn't I", going back n forth and whatnot. I think I've only gotten shyer with my body the older I've gotten. Sometimes I get balls though. Sometimes. This outfit I would probably wear to my bar though. But I would have had to been pregaming before I went there first. Lol. You look great though, Allison! You honestly have nothing to worry about! Like, for real. Maybe the cropped top would be less intimidating to wear in public if you paired it with some really high waisted jeans or harem pants. I do like that I can see a bit of your tattoo!! :)

    P.s. First paragraph = why you're so cute. :D

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    1. Ha. Thank you. I was so nervous to put these up.

      Yeah, no way jose. I am not that brave. My neighbors probably think I am crazy though. You looked so cute in the two piece - you should show it off while you can! Haha. Ok, that sounds weird. But I hope you get what I am saying. We are only young once. Hahaha. I am sure I would wear this out too after a drink or two. Thank you Roni. I definitely think high waisted jeans or something similar is a must for cropped tops. I just need to finally purchase a pair. Haha. I think that this top is the only item I own that shows off my tattoo.

      Haha. I do ramble a lot in person and via the blog :]

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  7. Definitely a cute casual pin up look, love it, and you've got the figure to be able to wear it in public :)
    I wish I didn't feel so self conscious wearing crop tops out, I just feel like it shows if I eat something, haha! Xx

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    1. Psh, thank you. If only I had the guts to wear it.
      Haha. I definitely know how you feel :]

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  8. Love the top! Try it over a one piece at the beach or over a little dress - that's how I wear mine!

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    1. Thank you for the advice!! I will definitely need to try that next time.

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  9. Super cute! I feel the same way about crop tops too, but I usually pair it up with a high waist skirt or pants to even it out and show less skin. I get super self conscious! You definitely look like a pin up girl, these photos are great <3

    xo

    Ashley

    Southern (California) Belle

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    1. I need do try that next time. I am glad I am not alone. Thank you :]

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  10. Look at you!
    You look stunning, like always.

    I love that top. I wish I was brave enough to wear one///

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    1. Eeep! Thank you Danielle :]

      Ha, I wish I was brave enough to wear it beyond my backyard too.

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  11. Wow, check you out! You look fantastic =)
    I would never show my midriff like that, but then again it's not as flat as yours! Love the top.
    xx

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    1. Thanks. Still feel a little weird that I had the guts to put this post up. I don't think this top will be making a public debut any time soon.

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  12. It looks really cute on you! I get that you wouldn't normally wear it, I wouldn't either, but you can definitely pull it off:)

    blueeyednightowl.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks! Yeah, I will need to wear something under it or something to make sure it gets more wear.

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  13. I love the look - would be perfect for a beach holiday, going for ice-creams and dancing rock-and-roll in the evening! :)

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    1. Thanks! Haha. Rock and roll dancing would be fun in this outfit. I need a sock-hop or something to go to next summer :]

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  14. such a cute look! love that top and those shoes :)
    Oh, My

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  15. You look so cute, you can definitely pull off the bare midriff look. Whenever you talk about thrifting it makes me want to run out (even at 3AM) and go thrifttting.

    <3Honeysuckelle

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    1. Ha, thankyou! Hahaha. Thrifting is just too much fun!!!!

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  16. I agree! They're so awkward! On outfit posts, I usually cheat and go straight into pictures. Mwahaha! >:)
    Loving the top, btw!

    SaraM
    http://clochedeletoile.blogspot.com

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  17. If my tummy was as toned as yours I would be flashing it all the time by the way the top is super cute as well.

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    1. Haha. I may have been consciously breathing in when these photos were taken. Thank you though :]

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  18. Lovely top! You have to read the books they're incredible! I still have the last one!

    Hugs,
    E.

    New Follower! <3

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    1. Eeeep! Alright, it is official. I need to crack open these books already ;]

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  19. Oooh I love Brittany's idea of wearing the top over a dress! I love crop tops but definitely only do the high-waisted thing with it. I wore the crap out of a pair of black high-waisted skinnys from UO. Gotta get more of those. Instasexy! : )

    That top=AWESOME! You=BABE.

    xo, Melanie from My Billie

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    1. I agree - such a great idea. I need to try that out next. Yeah...I also need to pick up some highwaisted pants. I don't own any at the moment. I will have to check UO out!

      Haha, thanks Melanie :]

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  20. I think it looks great on you! I don't think I'd be brave enough to wear it unless I paired it with a high waisted skirt too! But I think you pull it off.

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    1. Thank you. Yeah... I definitely need a high waisted something. Thank you though :]

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  21. that look is cah-ute! classy pin-up. it was meant to be yours.

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  22. Yeah, I love this top! Glad you had to spend an extra two bucks :)

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  23. I just watched The Hunger Games a couple of nights ago too but I'd seen it before. There's nothing wrong with showing a little skin especially if it's midriff and not butt cheeks or overflowing cleavage ;)

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  24. I just watched hunger games too! Lol but I love your crop top with the Mary Jane like pumps, your so pretty :-)

    mycrushcouture.blogspot.com

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  25. Just gorgeous, as usual! I love that tie-front top. x

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  26. This is such a cute outfit. I really love the shape and print of the top! Love your blog, following! :)

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