AJ Wears :: A cropped tee

Y'all, I have lost my mind. I went to the gym one time this week and I skip forward to showing off like the work is all done. I love a good trend as much as the next girl, especially if I can buy in on the cheap. Thanks, Forever 21! I couldn't resist this leopard print crop for $8 and next thing you know, I'm in public with my burrito belly hanging out.

Too cool for smiling? YEP. Thing is, my friend Elizabeth rocked a crop + maxi a few weeks ago and I was convinced I needed to try it. She's a lot cooler than I am, though, so she was all effortless and awesome and I spent most of my afternoon sucking in and checking to make sure my belly button hadn't popped out (WWBED - What Would Barbara Eden Do?).

 As uncomfortable as a small sliver of skin like this can be, it's also slightly liberating. I mean, it's really just like wearing a belt. Made of skin. Erm, that sounds kind of weird.

I don't know, man. I kind of loved it. I know it's not a look everyone loves but something about the high waist + crop makes me want to play around and see what else I can get away with. Just...someone take away my domain name if you see this under a pair of overalls with combat boots. The 90's called and were like, "WHO DO YOU THINK YOU ARE???" Oh, my gosh. Leopard print? Baby tee? Cropped??? It's so obnoxious. And that's kind of the reason I love it.

Crop, Forever 21.
Skirt, e.Leigh's.
Necklace, BaubleBar.
Bag, Coach.