On Taking Risks

May 22, 2015

& the crop top

Recently I've been reading Living in Style by one of my biggest sources of inspiration, Rachel Zoe. Rachel got me thinking about my own personal style. She loosely uses the term "highly allergic" to refer to anything that someone doesn't particularly like style-wise in reference to a color or silhouette.

I've been highly allergic to crop tops, and I can't really explain why.  I think they can be done tastefully, but I think I'm just scared of showing my midriff. Despite being a skinny girl I've always been self conscious of my stomach, and although I've become stiffer about hopping on to new trends, my fear has been one of the reasons as to why I've never adopted this particular trend.

Rachel says, "Fashion should be thrilling and unpredictable and fun." & "Once you have found your fashion comfort zone, take a risk." I've been playing it safe lately, and buying this top was definitely risky for me (even with this skirt). I even bought a crop top with strawberries on it! Many of my loved ones know I have an obsession with fruit prints.

So I'm accepting Rachel's dare ("And be sure to take a risk every now and again. Go ahead I dare you.") and, taking a risk with this crop top and maybe a couple more, who knows? I paired this Urban Outfitters crop top with this beautiful, Carrie Bradshaw-esque Bloom Skirt from Shabby Apple.

What are you allergic to? Photos by Liz. <3

I received this product complimentary from Shabby Apple for testing purposes. All opinions are always, always, always my own.

Wearing: top - Silence + Noise Vivian top, skirt - Bloom Skirt c/o Shabby Apple, shoes - Harajuku Lovers,  satchel - 13' Cambridge Satchel, lipstick - Sephora Escape to Rio Collection in Fuschia



  1. I think the risk paid off Sonia, you look great!! I especially love that you did it in all black with the pop of pink lips, so fun!

  2. I'm loving the all black and the pop of pink lipstick! Gorgeous

    xo | The Fashion Forecast

  3. lovely feminine outfit and your hair is amazing!


    Inspirations Have I None

  4. very cute look, I love the tutu skirt <3


  5. You are so stunning! I love the crop top and you don't look allergic to it at all.

    Corinne x

  6. This crop top looks perfect with your skirt. You wear it well.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  7. I can definitely understand your fear for crop tops, but girrrrlll, you look fantastic! I love how you paired this top with your tulle skirt! Perfect! Also, I love Rachel Zoe too, she can do no wrong in my eyes!

    Ginger Side of Life

  8. How are you highly allergic to crop tops?! You look fantastic! Love your look, and the skirt just fits it perfectly <3

    xx Bash | Bash Says Hey | bloglovin'

  9. So pretty! Glad you took the risk, it looks awesome <3

    Pink Wings

  10. So glad you went for the tummy bearing risk because this look is way too cute on you. Adoring the all black look and that tulle skirt is everything.

    xx 365Hangers

  11. You're rocking this crop top and you shouldn't shy away from it. Way to go outside of your comfort zone though! :)


  12. Hi Chanel, what a lovely name you have! Love your blog too and you look gorgeous in that cropped top! xo Vivian

    IG// @twowardvivian

  13. oh my gosh love the style!! the balance of the top and the skirt is just so perfect!!!
    looooove i would like to have it both <3

    YouTube: Reina Tsukada


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