Last week we got an unexpected treat in terms of the weather here in NYC. For two days we got to take a break from the chilly temps and have a sneak peak of what is to come this spring. To celebrate the occasion I decided to rock my natural curls and tried something very different (for me) – a pastel floral flounce hem crop top and high rise jeans.
Made of what has to be the softest material in the world*, this knit floral print top has a ruched center construction with a self-tie that can be used to adjust the length. This is the first time I have found a crop top that works well with my petite frame and short torso as most of the time a crop top fits like a regular shirt on me. I tied the drawstring a bit high to show a sliver of skin but it was tasteful as the flounce hem also provided some coverage. Because of the deep V-neckline I added my leather cord spiral cage pendent necklace with a rose quartz crystal that matched perfectly with the blush color of this top.
I paired the crop top with these close-fitting Seven7 stretch skinny jeans I got at the Platinum Lounge during theCURVYCon last year. I went for this dark wash high rise pair as Seven7 is a bit out of my price range for jeans so I figured that while they were offered as a Platinum perk I might as well take the time to try something new. However, they stayed unworn and with their original tags in my armoire since then. I was all for giving this trend a try, yet I still found myself scared to try a high rise jean because I believed that it was a style that worked best with a traditional hourglass body shape. I was pleasantly surprised to find that this is not the case. These jeans complimented my shape, were high enough to wear with this crop top without showing too much skin and incredibly comfortable as well. The softly frayed hems with split side seams also added an interesting detail that fit the overall boho aesthetic of this look.
~Get the look~
Floral Ruched Top (2X)| Forever 21+
Elba Ankle Slit Legging (Size 16)* | Seven7 (similar affordable verison here)
RESTRICTED Nude Cut-Out Lace Up Oxfords Flats | DSW (similar here)
Spiral Cage Pendent Necklace | AMNH Gift Shop (super old, similar here)
*Seriously, go to your local Forever 21 store that carries their plus line and find this top if only to touch it. You’ll see what I’m talking about. This top is like pajama-soft with its material.
**Style note: These skinny jeans have a 27″ Inseam which is the perfect length for us petites.
Are you looking forward to spring? What are some fashion trends you are curious to try as we enter this next season?