I've never been one to follow the trends. However, occasionally, something catches my eye. In the case of this blog post, the crop tops were of interest. Now I know you all are saying, but Nij summer is over…not to mention we’re in the middle of a snowstorm! And yeah, that is true but I decided to try them out for myself anyway - in February (chuckles)!!
Let’s be clear, I wanted to make one last summer but didn't know how and all the DIY videos I came across were rather complicated. Even bigger than that is that I am not the owner of a flat tummy - which I thought was the prerequisite for wearing one! So truthfully speaking, that was the main reason for my hesitation. *confession time* Nevertheless last night, I just decided to make one and tweak it a little bit to suit my shape. (In my opinion, it looked better with a tie, rather than just hanging down. For that effect, I should have gotten a larger tee.)
More importantly, the lesson I learned is to not shy away from fashion that is normally geared towards slimmer women. As long as it is figure flattering, and you wear it with confidence, then I say go for it! So here’s a toast to my very first one and it won’t be my last.
details: Everything was purchased with my own money. I used
an Old navy tee ($2.49), paired it with a pair of Old Navy jeans (size 16) and denim
& tan heels from Nine West. |