Taking My Own Advice

Maybe it's the fantasy element that tulle skirts seem to create, or maybe it's the reality that tulle skirts don't really have a super practical place in [this] working mom's wardrobe, but I find no fashion piece more dreamy!
Skirt:  eShakti custom (Sold out on-line; Similar here and here)
For today's look, I wanted to play up the soft pink color by adding pastel blue and soft neutrals.  I also wanted to take a leap out of my comfort zone by adding a crop top.
Blazer:  The Limited
Crop top:  Forever 21 (Sold out on-line; Similar in black here)
Clutch:  Titanic Museum Shop, Branson, MO
Bracelets - right arm:  LOFT (Sold out on-line; Similar here)
Shoes:  Target (old)
This isn't the first time I wore a crop top, but before I only showed a sliver of skin and I chose a more concealing style of top.  My soft tummy is the body part about which I'm least confident.  While I have accepted my belly and can appreciate the fact that it once held two babies, I don't necessarily love the idea of showing it off. 
Earrings:  Ixora Boutique (Sold out on-line; Similar here and here)
Necklace:  The Limited (old)
But, as I have said on the blog before, practice makes perfect and "fake it 'til you make it"!  My body love is still a work in progress, and today, I'm following my own advice. 
Bracelet - left hand:  New York & Company
Would you wear a tulle skirt?  A crop top?

For this skirt in other looks, see here and here.
For this blazer in other looks, see here, here, and here.


  1. That clutch is awesome! I love wood carved everything and you are making me REALLY want to push myself out of my comfort zone and try a crop top, I just think my pudge
    would squeeze out like biscuit dough lol.

  2. I LOVE this look! We totally share that love of tulle skirts. ;) One of my favorite looks is a crop top + high-waisted skirt, so I adore this whole situation.

  3. Tulle skirts are so very dreamy and I love them. I think yours is gorgeous, I love the color and how it's a pastel and reminds me of a ballerina tutu. But yeah I like how you paired it with the crop top and the blazer it works really well together. Oh and that clutch is everything, its awesome! I feel you on the crop top because I have also worn a few and I also only show slivers of my belly but it is also still one the places where I'm least comfortable in. But I think it helps me because when I wear one and find nothing happens then it makes me realize it's not as big of a deal that I make it.


  4. I've worn a crop top a few times and enjoyed feeling a little breeze on my mid-section. I like the idea of a tulle skirt, but like you, I don't know how practical it is for my job. Love this outfit and the blazer works great with it.

  5. You are rocking the crop top and tulle skirt! Fantastic accessories too!

  6. Very lovely, dreamy-style outfit... with that Cassandra touch, of course! The skirt is my favorite piece of this outfit, but I also adore the blazer and the cropped top. Fine sandals to go with this outfit. I admire your creativity with this outfit.


  7. Thanks Kisha! You should totally try a crop top! As long as it's not too tight, you won't have that issue! :-)

  8. Ha, ha! Thanks Michelle! I'm planning on wearing this one for Fall Fashion Week, I think! :-)

  9. This one is definitely not practical for work, but I think if it's a more subdued color and right above the knee, it could possibly work for work. Garner Style did a feature a while back on how to wear tulle skirts for work, and I was amazed at the possibilities.

  10. Thanks Nina! I can't believe I found the clutch at a museum shop. It was the only one they had.
    Exactly on the belly baring - don't know why I make it such a big deal!

  11. Thanks John! The tulle skirt is my favorite part too...with the clutch a very close second! :-)


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