10.14.2013

CROP FACTOR / Black and gold with (DIY) Crop turtleneck and metallic floral lace skirt

crop top sweaters fall trend turtleneck jumpers
What do you do when you machine-wash a dry clean only sweater?  Tuck it up into itself at the bottom to hide the shrinkage and call it a DIY crop top of course!  Or cover it up with a cardigan like I did the last time I wore this top.  Lesson learned, send dry clean stuff to the dry cleaners, haha.  To balance the "crop" top, I wore it with a longer pencil skirt and more conservative shoes.  I feel that since crop tops cut you off very high and give the illusion of a short torso you want to negate that by elongating the lower half of your body and this way it will draw the eyes downward.
metallic lace floral pencil skirt
chanel vintage classic flap black lambskin bag
winter crop sweaters trend 2013
suede mary jane pumps black and gold shoes heels
crop top and pencil skirt
crop top and pencil skirt
D&G turtleneck (tucked in at bottom for illusion of crop top, old but other alternatives under $50 here, here, and here) / 
RACHEL Rachel Roy metallic floral lace skirt (from last year but very similar here and splurge one here) / 
Vintage Chanel lambskin m/l classic flap / Talbots necklace (similar)  and Guess bangle (similar from MK) / 
Pour la Victoire 'Case' pumps (the Blahniks here, a nice alternative under $150 and loving this two-tone t-strap pair)


Today is a day near and dear to my heart.  It has been two years since Dad is free of the pain and suffering he went through during his last months but that also means it has been two years that we haven't had his physical presence with us and it stings hard every time I think about it.  I am not an open person and I can't believe I even have the courage to finally talk about it but Dad deserves it.  He is my inspiration in life and he will always be the reason I strive to do my best and give everything my all because that is what he did.  Miss you so much Dad...

4 comments:

  1. Love everything about this outfit! I think it's great that you found new life in your sweater after washing it! I never know what to do with things when I shrink them!

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    1. New life is a great way to look at a big oops =P I've solved what to do with tops... what happens to shrunken pants?!

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  2. You continue to make him proud, Jenny!

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    1. =*) Love you Shar. Thank you for your support all these years, means the world to me. Hugs!

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