Tuesday, April 19, 2011

Ask the People on the Street

Unintended Blogging break the last two days! If it weren't such an overused phrase lately, I would make some lame joke about being too busy "Winnnnning" to Blog. However, seeing how that phrase now makes my head explode, I'll just say that Skiing on Sunday made me too tired to type and then I fell asleep the following night at 6 PM. Crazy life I lead kids...ca-ra-zy life.
{this is another reason why my blog is not just a fashion blog. I look really stupid modeling clothes, haha.}

But on to fashionably inclined topics; I'm way into the crop top/black pencil skirt look. I actually dabbled in this last year but the end of warm weather quickly halted that endeavor as cold weather + any of your waistline = no bueno (I didn't understand this in high school and college as I spent many winters in Hollister shirts that ended 2 inches above my belly-button and Abercrombie jeans that started 5 inches below it...). But, the warmer weather has me obsessssed with trying it again. Here's my first 2011 debut of the crop-top/black pencil skirt.
 I think the key here is to not show any belly-button. The length of the skirt and the slight sliver of waistline is what allows this trend to maximize the "WOW" factor without wandering too far into "Hooker" territory.
Basically, I just want to look like these girls:
 And just remember, behind every embarrassing attempt at an outfit display, is a lovely boyfriend with a camera. ;) Thanks :)

Also, the nerd in me who is obsessed with events and facts, feels inclined to point out that today is April 20th which is infamous in every way: Hitler's Birthday is today which undoubtedly lead to the *most fascinating incident in American History- the massacre of Columbine High School. It's a good day to reflect on the lives loss and the ramifications of these acts of evil. In the end... "good" always perseveres.


{How I spent my evening in this outfit. Hanging and lounging with The Boy and messing with his new iPhone.}

Hugs.
*My own opinion. The incident at Columbine has me riveted in every way and I'm a database on what occurred there. I think my main level of interest is rooted in the fact that these were seemingly normal kids, in a seemingly normal American suburb.

To Rinniez- I can never respond to you but thank you for your comments now and again. I miss your Blog and glad you are doing well!
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25 comments:

Katie said...

Im liking the crop top/pencil skirt look!

this free bird said...

you look great in purple...wear more of it. and ps-i passed out last night and woke up on the couch in the middle of the night. no post for me either. yawwwwn.

xo,
c

JessRaquel said...

You look classy, very un-hooker like. Once again pulling off outfits I could never attempt!

xo $ARMIN said...

Hello!
Yeah, if my tummy was flat, I would be in my crop tops 24/7, no lie! You look cute. I so want a Betsey Johnson purse, really like yours. (& its all Weed Day)

xo $ARMIN

Naghmeh said...

Love the outfit and I'm specially in love with those shoes, so gorgeous!

Tangles said...

Love this look! Without sounding creep-tastic, I missed your postings these last couple days. That bag is so cute - I love anything leopard print (as long as it's not from a real leopard!)

Erika said...

Ooh Caitlin you are rocking the crop top - I just love this look on you. Tres sophisticated - with a touch of sass! :)

Naghmeh said...

right after i made my last comment I was browsing the net and stumbled across this http://justjared.buzznet.com/photo-gallery/2536713/jennifer-lopez-best-buy-03/
haha she can learn a thing or two from you :)

Kai.Mercado. said...

you have such guts when it comes to fashion...I am too afraid to pull off anything cropped...mostly because I don't have a flat tummy like you. So yeah I would like to look like those models too, but not because of their outfits lol

Julia, the Thanksgiving Girl said...

Oh I love the idea of a pencil skirt and a crop top worn to show a little 'slice' of skin!! I think it's also important to keep the skirt longer, otherwise it might still easily go to the hooker territory even without the belly button showing.

Dirt On The Rocks said...

honestly i think you look great ! lol i wish i looked that good wearing anything remotely similar to your outfit. I can't even wear anything tucked in without feeling like something is sticking out.

PorkStar said...

Always looking nice and sharp, you really know how to pull it off.

Also, nice comment there in the end and indeed good always perseveres.

Another note, your comment on my post made me LMFAO

Tricia Lay said...

You look stunning, dear!

Megan said...

ill be honest...if i was to see this top by itself, i would say NO NO NO NO NO NO NO! but that is why i love you...you can take a piece that i couldnt picture paired with anything else...pair it with a pencil skirt of all things...and make it look AMAZING!

Vanessa said...

Love the bag! & Love the pic of you & boy.

rinniez said...

awww thanks caitlin... i miss my blog too, but im just too busy to maintain it at the moment :(
ive just started using twitter again so you can contact me there - rinniez :)
also - love the crop look!
:)
xx

Style Worthwhile said...

Hot look!! You definitely pull it off well :) Those shoe are also awesome. You and your boyfriend are so cute!


Jacquelyn
www.styleworthwhile.blogspot.com

Kara said...

Digging this look! I am not comfortable enough with my midsection to try it though, lol. Not that it's particularly fugly or anything, I just can't do it! You look beautiful in this outfit though. That purple color is to die for.

inHERshoes said...

love the skirt, missy and those aqua/teal shoes!! excellent choice and color!

ellinelle said...

..I love this look , so classy yet sooo sexy , but I not tried yet myself ..YOU LOOK GORGEOUS , I think I have a new outfit idea now :)

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

you totallllly pull off the crop top! i wish i could. i saw some celeb in a cute crop top look- i forget who but i was like i wish i could! lol I love the purple!

Raven said...

cute cute cute cute!! You model those clothes like a pro girl! And your man? HOTTIE!!!

I also love that you are such a fashionista but consider yourself a nerd also. Perfect combination :)

Rick said...

Amazing photos, as always! And clearly the model and photographer here make a great team :) Hope you had a great weekend!

Rick

Kristin W said...

I like it! I think you're right about not showing the belly button. But I think I need to get the body a bit fitter before I try the trend!

Claire Kiefer said...

I know this is a totally old post but your more current post linked to it, so I hope you still get this. :) First, you look amazing. Jealous of how you pull off the crop top! Second, your fascination with Columbine has me dying to know if you've read 19 Seconds by Jodi Picoult. If not, do so immediately!