Wednesday, March 28, 2012

OWOP DAY FIVE: DRINKLOG, BELLY UP


i used to wear crop tops all the time.



so much so, i had a friend who would greet me with "belly" instead of "hello".


i must have him on the brain, because this midrifforama was not my intended result.


though i'm not horrified...


... i'm also not sold.

outfit
top: pr's gathered sundress, top portion only
jeans:  forever 21 (Six.  DOLLARS.)
shoes:  zara
scarf:  thrifted, LA (two days ago, actually.)
earrings:  vintage, mother ruggy

drink:
take one crop top
add one bar
belly up and "ask" for a beer

26 comments:

  1. I loooooooove the fabric and you have an enviable midriff.


    I gave up croptops once I'd snagged Simon, they'd done their job hehehehehehehe!

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  2. I'd garden in this! You are too cute in it. The last time I wore a cropped top was a Paula Abdul and Rob Bass show. Oh to have that chutzpah now. (Also the only time in my life I wore hot pants. My mom was worried about me all the way out the door.) Ok, I just gave away one of my 80s fashion secrets.

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  3. they say bellybuttons are 'in' this season.. and you can totally rock the whole cropped top trend.. if i try something similar, with my beer belly and bellybutton deep as wishing well (i won't be surprised if i found pennies in it one day) i would probably get arrested

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    1. there's a lot of sucking in going on.

      that wishing well bit cracked me up.

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  4. Ah, crop tops. I had a few as a teen in the 90s, but I always found them a bit uncomfortable. They way the hem sits across the ribs just always felt weird, like the top was riding up. I'd think I needed to pull them back down, but of course they don't go down. I'd end up giving up wearing them after a while. The fabric and finish of this is adorable, though!

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  5. You do great midriff! Take it from one who knows... EMBRACE it before the belly skin elastin goes. (Post-40-something post-baby belly is not something to be posted on a blog).

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    1. as each year passes, i look back at past me and wonder what i was so freaked about body wise. i think i'm getting better at it... but the amount of energy it takes to walk around in this thing weighs heavily against it!

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  6. Add a gold piece at the bottom, and you'll prevent pneumonia!

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  7. You certainly have a midriff worth showing off! ;)

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    1. you know what?! i thought of YOU when i tried this top on and realized it was hella shorter than i intended. casey would rock this in a 50s way, i thought. and snapped a pic.

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  8. Whatever girl, I think you can work it! :) CROP TOPS FOR EVERYONE :DDD

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    1. crop tops for YOU!!!!! i should send this to you. but i think your girls are more ample than mine.

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  9. Oh, what a cute crop top! I also used to bare my midriff all the time, but now shy away from it. How does it feel to feel the breeze on your tum? Liberating? Scary?

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  10. Totally cute 60's look!! You look awesome in a crop top!! Let the belly breatthhheee!! I've honestly always been scared of crop tops - even as a youngin my belly was not my finest asset - I once had a boyfriend comment that I was like Winnie the Pooh: "stuffed with fluff". Yeah. We're not together.

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  11. Ooooh...I have never been more tempted to midriff it up. What a brilliant crop top -- and you can always add a skirt when you get tired of sucking it in!

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  12. i kind of love it, the whole outfit, the effortless casualness and comfi-ness of it. and that rose makes me itch to get into my garden. :-)

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  13. Aww! I was totally into showing as much tummy as possible, right up through my first pregnancy (I wore crop-tops under overalls while pregnant). Sadly, by the time my post-pregnancy tummy was show-able again, style had drifted on, leaving me marooned in its wake. I was very pouty indeed (especially since the summer my daughter was one was my lowest adult weight EVER).

    /sigh. Now, of course, I live in horror of the dreaded belly-flash. And I can't even blame it on the kids.

    Now, if only I could handle high-waisted pants, I could totally do upper-midriff like yours. But I think high-waisted pants would send me hurtling into a whole 'nother pit of despair---not to mention my upper midriff is only about 2" betwen my bra and my waist.

    You rock it terribly cutely---even if there is major sucking-in going on (and I know all about that, believe me! ;))

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  14. Hi There! i was enticed towards your blog via the lovely Julia Bobbin - love your style and your energy! I shall now henceforth follow you :)

    I've always been afraid to show the tum... probably cause it's not perfectly flat and washboard-like, and despite the fact I've grown to embrace my curves, I'm probably past the point now where I should be flashing too much skin LOL.

    But you, girl, are rocking it! I give you internet hi-fives and tip you a toast! :D

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  15. I love it! And that contrasting bias tape is lovely. If we ever meet when you're wearing that scarf, be forewarned: I'm stealing it from you! Too cute!

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  16. You and your damn six-dollar jeans! I hate you/love them!

    Um, back to the task at hand... I think you look fab in the cropper topper! And I like the headband, too!

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  17. I'm not horrified either! And, I think... it might be time you revisited your crop top era! FOR REALSA!

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  18. I'm kind of digging the crop top. Especially with those jeans and flat stomach!

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  19. This looks fantastic! You're too cute for words. :) Will this go into the rotation, do you think?

    I often look back at pictures of younger me and think "You stupid girl, I can't believe you were worried about how you looked..."

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