Think of this blog as a well-crafted novel. . . or one of those disaster films from the 70s. All the story-lines were laid out in the first year; this year each one will be tied up, leading us to some sort of meaningful, satisfying conclusion. And then if people really like it, several sequels will follow.
Last year, I posted a lament about crop tops. But I did posit that they could be worn as an outer layer (in lieu of a vest, sweater or sweater-vest) and look quite charming. I even advised that a black crop top might be particularly useful.
Am I pulling this off?
In case you are wondering what this crop top is made of . . .it’s eyelet.
Perhaps you want to see the blouse, too?
This is another statement blouse that I acquired last winter. After the ones you know about. I was too ashamed to tell you about it at the time, but I feel it is now fully justified because it’s just the thing to wear with this crop top.
Layered ruffles go halfway around the blouse.
And for purely cosmetic reasons, the blouse is belted. The belt is totally unnecessary, but it kind of makes the blouse.
And then there are extra-long cuffs, which make me think of Dickensian clerks and their detachable cuffs.
For the big finish (and because we’ve had some unseasonably cool weather this spring), a scarf to protect my throat.
This scarf has everything: calico, animal print, sequins, leather + tassles. It’s wonderfully bizarre.
Crop top: Theory; Blouse: Monki Pleated Detail D-Ring Shirt from ASOS; Pants: JCrew Campbell Wool Capri; SHoes: Coach Noella flat; Scarf: Coach; Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs Natasha Crossbody