I was browsing through the last vestiges of the summer sale in Zara the other day, and came across these two pieces. I fell in love with this skirt – its vintage cut and a bright-pastel, lilac color. I feel quite ladylike in it, because it nips in so nicely at the waist. Unfortunately, it’s made from a linen-like material, so wrinkles spread like wildfire, and I don’t own a clothing iron. However, let’s all take a moment to celebrate the fact that the original price of this skirt was around 45, but I scored it for 17!!!! And the little crop top? 1.99! Good deals give me such a life-high!
I’m quite wary of crop tops because of my larger bust, although in theory they should be very helpful in terms of adding height to my short legs… it’s a catch-22. I liked the idea of putting the crop top over a high-wasted skirt; it just feels easier and more fresh than tucking in a blouse. I think this skirt runs the risk of looking very old-fashioned, so I was careful about how I styled it. Maybe it’s not the MOST flattering outfit on my body, but I shouldn’t let things like my natural body shape deter me from wearing whatever the hell I want. That’s a lesson I continually have to remind myself of, almost on a day-to-day basis.