A couple years ago, I wouldn't have dared wear this outfit in front of anyone besides my bedroom mirror. Two huge trends in the last couple years have been lace and crop tops, and though I was fashionably prepared with this top on hand, it remained on its hanger. I've grown a lot as a person in the last year and my confidence has exponentially taken the first place ticket in that race. I can now genuinely say that I love my body and the curves that I have, and I am ready to share them with the world after years of being told otherwise.
I talked about crop tops before here, and there is no reason a plus size or curvier woman should miss out on the trend. Try one with a high waisted skirt or jeans, or even layer one over a basic form-fitting dress to give it a different look.
To be honest, I'm not entirely sure where I got this top. I'm pretty sure a friend left it at my house years ago and time passed and I forgot who it belonged to (and fine, ok... I didn't try TOO hard to return it). Maybe they'll claim it now though after this post. However, I'm going to need to see valid identification and proof of ownership if the emails start flooding in...
Photographer: Stefan Brysha
Location: Lido Island, Newport Beach, CA
Lace Crop Top- Vintage (no tag or anything, sorry) but here is a similar one at Torrid; Black High Waisted Skirt- Zara; Tan Lace Up Heeled Booties- Michael Kors; Brown Stone Ring- Forever 21; Coral Beaded Earrings- Target
And finally... Here are your PHOTOS THAT ALMOST MADE THE CUT (Because nobody is perfect)...
*Note: I will never photoshop my Style/Personal photos in order to alter the size, shape, firmness, smoothness, etc. of my body. I think it is important that we see people as they truly are, and if I can do my little part to help promote a better body image, then I am fulfilled.