Tuesday, August 4, 2009

A New Crop

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Fashion, like the seasons, come and go, but I surely did not expect I would try the latest rounds of cropped tops. I picked up this lovely black racerback crop top at Simply Sublime last Friday, and I pulled it out for a holiday-Monday brunch with one of my besties, Sam, visiting from out of town. These pics were somewhat hastily taken, and I forgot to snap my paint-splattered purse, a notorious item that some of my friends have called the ugliest, most hideous thing they have ever seen, while others just love it. Ah, another day.
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Above: Sam and I taking a stroll on the marina walkway after brunch.

The new crop has come a long ways since the old belly-baring-low-rider days; the new school are draped, asymmetrical, cut and layered in creative ways.
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Along with the crop top, I brought home a slinky gold snake - my come-hither power piece.
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Layered underneath is my new multi-coloured neon, leopard print bikini from Roxy (I hit the beach later that afternoon). The bottoms are reversible. Neon has been strong all year, and I see it carrying into the next season.
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As the hazy days of August meld into the first Fall leaves, we can look ahead to some exciting style trends. I was polled on Twitter by the lovely Dream Sequins on what Fall trends I'll be rocking - check out my answer here along with the results from other Twitter stylistas.
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What Fall trends will you be rocking?

RIDDLED REVEALED: For those wondering, the answer to the handbag riddle in this post is....Chloe!!

Wearing:
Black Racerback Crop Top, KZ Jerzey from Simply Sublime
White High-Waisted Bloomer Shorts, American Apparel
Neon Leopard Bikini, Roxy
Electric Yellow Wedge Peep Toes, from Hong Kong
Snake Necklace, Simply Sublime Jewelry by Constantina James
Floppy Hat, American Apparel

9 comments:

The Anthology said...

I looooove that "slither hither" necklace. It's gorgeous!

And so are your shorts. So cute!

The Haute-Shopper said...

That's definitely a very wearable crop top... I still cringe when I think of the pervious incarnations, but this is very classy and I love the draping. Great necklace as well, and I love that hat on you! Oh, and now I'm definitely curious about that paint-splattered purse.. I wanna see!

Livie said...

@TheAnthology - thanks! you know i love snake stuff. Those shorts i felt could be a bit disasterous but it all comes together here.

@TheHaute-Shopper - yes, me too, those were the old Britney and Christina Aguilera days! I will be featuring the paint splattered purse soon =D. About the hat, i actually broke my own rule of short girls should not wear hats. I loved this one so much that I had to buy it.

MizzJ said...

Love your top and that snake necklace!

quelle said...

i love all the different elements of this outfit. please post a photo of this awesome/awful paint-splattered purse! i'm intrigued.

VancityAllie said...

Gorgeous necklace...

I could NEVER pull off that look, but it looks great on you!

I should ask you for some styling help... I'm going to the "horse races"... an event my friend organizes every year with a group of friends dressed up in classic outfits that people used to wear to horse races.

Maybe you could help style me? Pretty please? ;)

Livie said...

Ok the paint splattered puse will make an appearance at some point...

@VanCityAllie - of course - that would be so fun! in fact that's such a good idea I'll write a blog post about it too. I'll dm you on twitter.

talesfromabarstool said...

You should be on a yacht in the Med with that get up. Fabulous!

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