AJ (re)Wears :: Black lace top

I had a whole clever blog post planned around this lace crop today. I've been seeing them pop up on the 80's and 90's re-runs I've been watching (Dirty Dancing, Friends, and SATC! Plus the new and adorable Carrie Diaries) and I wanted to do a whole "ode" to the crop. But let's save that for another day, shall we? Because today, we're making this top ultra remixable. 

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The great thing about this little lace crop is not only its ability to stand quite nicely on its own, but that it makes a great layering piece as well. Think about it - a full shirt might bunch and gather at the bottom under a dress, but this one sat nicely and stayed put while adding a little bit of interest. 

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So when it's time to put the crops away for another 10 years, I can at least rest well knowing this one can be used to add a little fall to my tanks and dresses while I'm waiting for it to come back around. 

Here's how I wore it yesterday! And I expect to continue wearing it as often as possible! 

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Lace top, Express (exact).
Dress, The Limited (Similar in real leather, in faux leather).
Heels, ShoeDazzle.
Necklace, Dillard's.