7/6/11

Genetics



My sister called me the other day and made me proud.
She said my 12 13 12 year old niece went to the mall and told her that she was really into cropped tops.
My sister calls them "flashdance" shirts.


My niece refused to buy a shirt from the store, instead she wanted to come home and make some herself.
THAT'S MY GIRL!
She got that from trait from me.
I was so proud.


Oddly, I woke up this morning and decided this top was bothering me. I felt like it didn't have enough "slouch" to it.
So after I put in my contacts and brushed my teeth, I grabbed the nearest pair of scissors and cut the rib off the neck of the shirt.
ALL BETTER NOW!
You know, the funny thing is my fiance' (24 more days until I have to use the word "husband") saw me do this and never once questioned me.




I think he's used to my antics now.
Thrifted skirt
Urban Outfitters Tee (DIY'ed)
Jessica Simpson Sandals



(Same skirt, different day)

25 comments:

Sing said...

And it looks great! So simple and stylish.

gen321 said...

Love it! Especially the skirt!

Jody said...

LOL 12 13 12! Anyway, great look and great photo effects. The pics look nice in general.

Faces by Tamara said...

So comfy and cute!

Pretty Girls Home said...

love love i can never pull that look off right I may try it again

Tiffany said...

Somehow, someway, I always cut my shirts wrong and they look crazy. Maybe my shoulders are too narrow or something. Or maybe I should send them to you lol

Juanette said...

Love this! You should have been showing me how to cut off necks of tops when you were in Dallas! (You know I'm visual, I gotta see it.)

I see you with the skirt. I'm biding my time....waiting....patiently...

The fiance didn't blink because he was plotting his secret party outfit, lol.

Miss Moon the Brooklyn Geechee said...

hearts... love... yes... please...!!!! :)

I can never successfully rock a DIY tee, I am awful with scissors! It's good to know that your niece has your know-how!!

A2Style Boutique said...

cute DIY top! loving that vintage skirt too especially since it will transition into a dress.

LA Lynn's said...

WOW!!!! U did that... I will have to give it a try!

Katie Mac said...

I’m going to use one word from the 80’s….Awesome! Okay two words Totally Awesome! LOL

blacksandbrights said...

love this look - and cant believe you cut your shirt whenever i do that to mine i seem to completely ruin them looks amazing xx

Eboni Ife said...

so funny! I call them flashdance tops, too! I am actually sad for the generation who doesn't get that reference. smh. so sad.

Anyway, this outfit is all kinds of relaxed chic. I love it! makes me wanna go skipping down the boulevard... what boulevard? I don't know...lol.

Okay, it's friday. I am delirious. let me stop typing now because I am clearly rambling.

have I ever mentioned that I am insanely jealous of people with dimples. *side eye* LOL!

Toria said...

Love the skirt!! :)
~Toria

QueenDiva said...

OMG!!! I just found your blog but this outfit!!! O to the M to the G!!! I'm in love!!!

Yoli
http://divaindeepthought.blogspot.com

FashionAddict said...

LOVE this funky, casual look!!!! One of my favs!

iky said...

I love the styling of your maxi mama

SheDel said...

I love this!! love how you cut it and rocked it. That skirt is also perfect on you!! You are the epitome of style and class!!


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Frannie Pantz said...

Niece taking after you: awesome
Fiance/Hubbie to be not saying a word when you altered your crop top: awesome
Your crop top: awesome
Your photos: awesome
(It's Friday, I'm tired, but I really wanted to tell you how much I liked your outfit!)

Katy Rose said...

Love your 'flashdance' shirt and how you paired it with this great maxi skirt! The chunky bracelets are the perfect accent to finish off the look. Lovely - Katy

Meagan said...

Ohh I love that shirt! You look great!
-Meagan
http://spunkychateau.blogspot.com

Jarette (juh-rette) said...

cute look...

jemappelleshen said...

Hey I participated in the BDIB challenge too..


Cute look!

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MissRockwell said...

HaHa...your neice is a young genius. I would love to see the before/after of your cropped tee.


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...love Maegan said...

I love these more casual looks on you ...just fab!

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