Wednesday, July 25, 2012

Mauve and Mock Dots


This blouse looks like polka dots from far away, but is actually a teeny, tiny floral print:



I love polka dots, but I love the idea of mock dots too.  In fact, I like pretty much everything about this blouse.  The only reason I don’t wear it more often is that it’s fairly short.  I know, I know, crop tops are in.  But, I can pretty much guarantee you that the bare midriff trend is not one I’ll be participating in.  You’re welcome for that.  Also, midriff is a weird word.


In order to avoid baring my midriff (sadly, repeated use doesn’t make it less weird) today, I paired the top (thrifted) with my mauve skirt (vintage, thrifted).  This skirt was originally a rather awkward length, so I hemmed it above the knee which allowed me to wear these ankle strap flats (Hive and Honey via Piperlime) that I can’t seem to stop wearing now that I’ve rescued them from The Giants Closet.  I also added a vintage Sarah Coventry double pendant necklace (via Red Fox Vintage).

Because this top works well with skirts with a higher waist and I have quite a few of those, I’d say it’s definitely a keeper.  And so is this particular skirt; it’s actually proven to be a pretty good closet workhorse for me, especially now that it's shorter.

Happy Wednesday, Everyone!

Gracey

22 comments:

  1. I love this whole look. Smaller girls are always warned off ankles straps, but its a look us giants can really pull off. Fabulous. Xx

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  2. Honestly I think cropped tops are perfect for high waisted skirts! I hate when extra fabric from my shirt bunches up at the waist! I love your top and skirt pairing!

    -Nico

    www.SatinAndSalt.com

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  3. I will not be participating in the bare midriff trend, either. I've been disappointed a few times lately when I pick up a cute top and it's super short! Good to remember I could still pair it with a higher-waisted skirt.

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  4. cute top and i love the small floral print x

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  5. Bare midriff trend: yeah, NO. I do have some use for cropped tops as layering pieces, or with high-waisted skirts, as you say, but not so much with the bare.

    I, too, like the mock dots. Very cute!

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  6. Midriff, midriff, midriff. Can't get that word outta my head now :(

    Mock dots rock, as does mauve, and anything with ankle straps.

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  7. I'm glad you keep wearing those shoes - they're super cute!

    And I have quite a few short shirts that I only wear with high-waisted items, because showing my belly to strangers does not appeal to me :)

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  8. That is a great top! And the navy and maude are very warm and fuzzy together... in a summery way.

    Molly
    More Charming In Person

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  9. It's amazing what small alterations will do for an item! Love the skirt.

    I must admit that I do love cropped tops...but I always layer them over tanks, Asian style. My tummy is too white to show to the world. Ha!

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  10. The mauve is so pretty! You look adorable.
    xxx

    www.glamorousgirl2014.blogspot.com

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  11. I really adore this look. The dainty floral print is super cute and looks great paired with the mauve skirt. Crop tops are hard to pull off for a lot of ladies, but I love the idea of pairing them with a tank or a high waisted skirt or pair of shorts. Little extra coverage makes the trend a lot more wearable for us who didn't get the supermodel bodies. :)

    Callie
    www.coffeeandcardigans.com

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  12. I've been trying to wear cropped tops like... well, cropped tops, but it's hard because I am weirded out to show belly skin, still, haha. I like this combo!

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  13. I need more dots and mock dots in my closet. And I also need mauve. I have no mauve.

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights
    the shop of worldly delights

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  14. Lynne stole my idea! I was going to say midriff three times. It is a weird word.

    I'm with ya on keeping ours covered. When I was a teenager, I scandalized my school by showing my midriff with a short floral shirt -- and I was a boy! -- but that was long ago and my tummy is best kept concealed these days.

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  15. So- wicked funny that we both talked about our midriffs today. I did show mine though. It is a weird word. On par with "cupboard." Just think about it. Cupboard...?

    Hannah Tattoos and Pearls

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  16. i love a cute floral print, and the new length on the skirt definitely improves it.
    Chic on the Cheap

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    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  18. Hah, I love prints that look like one thing, but are really something else up close! Love, love these colors together, Im such a huge fan of muted colors mixed together, the navy and the mauve look so good! (And those ankle strap shoes are so pretty on you!)

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  19. What a great outfit! I like the mock dots, the skirt you perfected, and these great flats! Good job, Gracey! Also, I love you a little extra hard today because you read and commented on my article. THANK YOU!
    --Vivienne

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  20. Gracey, hi! I love the color of your vintage skirt and the fit is beautiful. We have been playing so much that I have been a bad blogger. I finally figured out how to add peeps to my front page...you are next. You look slim, fit and sexy! dawn suitcase vignettes xo

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  21. Ugh, I hate having the too-short shirt problem. My long torso means that many regular shirts are nearly crop-tops, so I'm not too into the trend. It's uncomfortable to bend over and have that little window of skin exposed! I like the way you think, though; high-waisted is the only way to really make them work, and you've done so stylishly.

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