Never Say Never…

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There are some items of clothing that I don’t suppose I’ll ever adopt into my every day wardrobe. Tracksuits, logo-emblazoned garments and velour, whilst perfectly fine for others, don’t seem to sit right with me. The crop top had been designated to the same list.
I’d firmly left the skimpy garment in the archives of my past style efforts.
Shows what I know eh?
 
On writing this post, I was trying to remember the last time I wore one of the navel-baring tops.
Kodak-coloured memories of family holidays sprung to mind to begin with – born in the late 80’s, I wore (like most young girls of that era!) a multitude of two piece sets, with little crop tops and matching floaty shorts!
Then of course, came the early teen years of indecently low-slung baggy denim jeans, worn with band t-shirts customised and cut to within an inch of their life! 
All a little too revealing, and more than a little embarrassing to look back on (don’t get me started on those red parachute pants that I ADORED!)
 
So with all that in mind, you can imagine my surprise that on one stickingly-hot afternoon I borrowed the featured top from my flat mate Becca…And loved it!
Partly due to these amazing trousers I’m sure! A recent find from Beyond Retro, they fit like a dream (once I’d taken them up!)and despite the nipped in waist, were incredibly cool to wear in the humid weather.
I also borrowed the seagull print scarf from Becca – very jealous of this one!
Throw in the vintage mustard scallop jacket, tan wedge heels and my trusty H&M sunglasses, and it looks…Well a bit Miami Vice to be honest!
But it felt good…Really good! The right combination of Masculine vs. Feminine that I love to play around with in my wardrobe.

And accessorised with a recent H&M feather ring (slightly inhibiting, but isn’t it pretty!)and a beautiful deep blue nail polish called ‘Rock Star’ from the Kate Moss for Rimmel collection.
I suppose it’s good to push your own sartorial boundaries – even on items you didn’t think you’d like (I’ve made peace with the crop top – so long as my stomach isn’t on full display!)
 
If you want to keep up to speed with what I’m up to on a more daily basis, then follow my instagram.
This week I’ve shown new thrifty finds (including an amazing rocking chair found on the street!) sunny days out and tasty treats from Brighton hot-spots!
More soon, including more beautiful photography from Sam Luck (who is credited for these photos!)
 
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Love Yours Truly,x

32 COMMENTS:

  1. Madame Maurice29 July 2013 04:37

    Beautiful jacket !

    Madame Maurice
    http://mmemaurice.blogspot.fr

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  2. The crop top and pants suit perfectly your style! Love it, I agree that the pants make wonders to the look 🙂 but also the scarf and mustard jacket.

    Followed on Instagram, the Titanic picture is hilarious!

    Ah! and the dot-com page loads fine for me! 🙂

    Damaris
    The cat, you and us

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  3. love those trousers! x

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  4. nicoleta buru29 July 2013 06:21

    You look absolutely fantastic ^__^

    Many kisses,

    Nicole

    www.nicoleta.me

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  5. you are such a darling!

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  6. If it’s so hot, why wear a jacket??? Lol. Anyway, this outfit is really cool!

    Mabel
    Life of Mabel

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  7. Congrats on the custom domain – it looks great!

    I absolutely love crop tops – never thought I’d wear them myself either being rather shy, but I can’t help but love them; especially in this weather! <3

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  8. missfairchildscharmschool29 July 2013 08:06

    So fabulous!

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  9. Sue @ A Colourful Canvas29 July 2013 08:24

    Well Crockett certainly didn’t come to my mind, LOL. But now that you’ve mentioned it, I can see a bit of an 80’s Florida vibe. It’s fun! Your photos are stellar as always, but the first one is really, really beautiful.

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  10. Photostorming29 July 2013 08:27

    This outfit is my favorite so far!!! And congrats for your domain 🙂

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  11. You’re such a stylish lady! I need to have a rummage through Beyond Retro!
    Sophie
    x

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  12. Babes in Thriftland29 July 2013 09:53

    Love this look on you! You always come up with really inventive but wearable outfits. Such an inspirations!

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  13. laura redburn29 July 2013 09:54

    total hair envy! i’ve been debating whether to cut my hair a bit shorter and i think i might just. this look looks so good on you! i actually think it looks a little 40’s with a modern twist 🙂

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  14. Elizabeth Daisy.29 July 2013 11:38

    You wear the crop top in such a chic way lovely and I love the mustard yellow on you!

    Elizabeth x

    www.candyflosscurlscupcakesandcouture.com

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  15. Leila Rose29 July 2013 11:51

    Your outfits are always AMAZING! I love the tailored, androgynous vibe! So vintage x

    myfashionlabyrinth.blogspot.co.uk

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  16. that’s how one should wear a crop top! Excellent outfit!

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  17. You look beautiful! Love your style!

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  18. Kitsune-kun29 July 2013 13:17

    you cutie:) love the black scarf with the mustard. too cute!

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  19. Miss Marie29 July 2013 13:55

    Great look! And I too have found some peace with crop tops – well, actually, tying a shirt up in a knot in my case. I bought a man’s shirt to get messy and torn doing some roof slating but it survived without a scratch. I thought it’d be a waste not to wear it ever again so tried it knotted at my waist. Like you, I’ve been wearing it with high waisted trousers/shorts, but it’s still something I definitely wasn’t expecting to see myself in!

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  20. pretty!

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  21. Anne Alkins30 July 2013 01:23

    I think it’s really ‘parisian’ to tie a scarf that way. (I’m currently living in Paris)
    I love it 🙂
    If you like cute scarves, you might like the parisian brand “Comtesse Sofia” which creates high-quality & elegant scarves. If you wanna have a look: http://comtesse-sofia.com/

    Have a nice day !

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  22. Purple Ivy30 July 2013 07:00

    I agree, Never say never indeed. When the dungaree trend starting sweeping around the fashion world, I had no intention of joining in and now I cannot get enough of them. With crops there is a rather fine line from slutty to classy depending how you style it. I like how you styled your here.

    xoxo
    Ivy
    http://www.purrpleivy.com/

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  23. I just love crop tops and high waisted trousers/jeans, matches great!
    X

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  24. Louisejoyb30 July 2013 11:09

    Love this outfit, mustard yellow is such a pretty colour on you!

    The Little Things

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  25. Elmedina Tiric31 July 2013 10:04

    So beautiful<3

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  26. Flora Amies2 August 2013 13:41

    You look incredible!!
    I agree, I have some firm no’s on my list of wearing and not wearing, and sports wear is definitely a no outside of the house. I also included crop tops too because I’m just not sure about baring my stomach, but seeing it done like this makes me re-consider! I love these trousers – crop tops are kind of sexy and revealing in my book but masculine (gorgeous!) trousers like these really makes it so classy. Seriously you look really, really good.
    Flora

    www.twowithseven.blogspot.co.uk

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  27. I think crop tops are fine in general as long as you’ve got the bod for them, which you do. Plus they look sophisticated when paired with loose pants like those you’ve got or midi skirts. Otherwise they might be a bit much with skinny jeans or shorts.

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  28. Jackie Allum13 August 2013 13:35

    Looks fantastic! Didn’t think mustard would work but looks awesome.

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  29. Kiana McCourt15 August 2013 13:30

    I love this. Your blog is always such a joy to read!

    xo,
    Kiana
    www.finchandfawn.com

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    My blog is http://dancinginmyawkwardarms.blogspot.com

    I’m focus on fashion illustrating, so if you interested please take a look and maybe follow me if you like it. Thank you.

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  31. Your blog is lovely lovely lovely!
    New follower for sure =]

    scarlettandgiselle.blogspot.com

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  32. you are so unique and beautiful! It looks like you’re fun to be with, too!

    XO

    cheers!

    love, polly

    pollybland.com

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