Thursday, February 6, 2014


top (similar)/sweater - at least 10 years old (similar)/jeans (Citizens of Humanity)/shoes (nine west)/sunglasses (prada)/purse (Rebecca Minkoff, here in more colors)

I was reading recently that cropped tops are on trend for spring. I attempted a crop top with a high waisted skirt last summer and got a big thumbs down from my husband.  But, because I really like this trend, I gave it another go. This time I toned it down a bit with a fun floral top peeking out from underneath because a.) i AM in my thirties with 2 kids and b.) my husband was taking my blog photos and I didn't want to watch him roll his eyes at my exposed midriff.  I heard a few comments about the crazy mix of prints but he said nothing of the crop top. That's a win, folks!

xo Ellen
ps. I'm linked up with Stylin in St. Louis and Three-fer Thursday - check it out via the links on my sidebar!


  1. Now that's how you do cropped! Super mixing of stripes and floral. Light colored bag is perfect and love the shoes. Great outfit, I would so wear this!

    blue hue wonderland

  2. Love this! It's very on trend and super flattering on you! Men just don't understand fashion. My husband does the same thing.


  3. What a great idea to layer the longer top in a contrasting pattern! It looks so good. My husband doesn't get it either. I HATE when he says something looks too young (when I know it's fine). This is a guy that rotates the same 6 shirts to wear to his plant manager job.

    Tracy @Its Mostly About Fashion

  4. I love this look Ellen! I love these patterns together! Such a great combo!

  5. First of all, I didn't realize you were in STL! That makes me so happy! I live in Glen Carbon, but work in Sunset Hills. As for your outfit - it's great! I don't think a cropped top would look flattering on my frame, but I love how you've styled this. Like a modern day Cher from Clueless outfit! Love!

  6. oooo we love how you put together the sweater with the vibrant top, that is some fabulous print mixing!
    xoxo Vera & Rony

  7. Love the mix of prints, perfection!

    xx Cara

  8. Excellent combination!

    If you want to follow each other just let me know ;)

  9. Such a great look! I love the pattern mixing and that fabulous bag too! Thanks for sharing with Three-fer Thursday.

    xo Bethany

  10. PERFECT pattern mixing. Obsessed.