Wednesday, May 2, 2012
the long and short of it
Sigh... Life is so unfair. All I want to do is wear a crop top with a pencil skirt, but I literally can't think of a single occasion where this would be appropriate. This look is the perfect juxtaposition of sophistication and irreverence, which is why I love it, and exactly why I have nowhere to wear it.
Runways, blogs and editorials are full of a variety of high-waisted skirts with different crop tops. However, my absolutely favorite is a pencil skirt with a bralette. I just think the proportions are perfect. It elongates, brings attention to a small waist, and, as long as you're not that busty, gives an athletic twist to a refined look. It has a 60's feel with a bohemian twist. It looks perfect with big, messy, Bardot hair.
So obviously, I can't rock this to work. I'm pretty sure it's not the best choice for a dinner with all the eating, and sitting, and probably slouching I'd do. Maybe for a night out? It just feels a little too glamorous or outrageous. Editorials have shown the look with light jackets and blazers, or maybe a cardigan thrown over top, à la Krystal would tame it a little bit?
P.S. I was just scanning my beloved Oscar PR Girl's Tumblr, and came across this picture. I'm perpetually channeling Cher Horowitz.