Crop tops have returned and can be seen everywhere at the moment.  From runways, to celebrities to daily street style, crop tops have taken over!

In the past crop tops have gotten a bad rep for being a tad too revealing and “trashy”, however designers this season really put an elegant  and modern twist on the crop top and I am loving the femininity of them.  I also believe that styling is a major key on how to wear the crop top without giving off that “half naked” inappropriate look.

My favorite way to wear a crop top would definitely be with a high waisted skirt – sexy, with a little skin out but still ultra lady-like.

Of course, crop tops are still revealing so make sure you have that mid-section on point Ladies!

Check out some runway looks and some of your favorite celebs wearing crop tops. (as well as some of my favorite cropped tops!)

What to Wear: Crop Tops



Will you ladies be wearing crop tops?


Happy Friday Ladies! It is SCORCHING in NYC this week and I am loving every moment of it (Summer is my favorite season). I wanted to share with you guys my “My Must Haves” for the Summer.  Key factors to my beauty and fashion choices during the Summer is being comfortable, cool , minimizing (less is more) while still looking GREAT! 🙂




Beauty & Health:

Summer Essentials: Beauty

NARS Malaga Pure Radiant Tinted Moisturizer – In this heat it is way too hot to wear full out foundation so instead I opt for a tinted moisturizer with spf.  I love this one from Nars because it has full coverage but is very light on the skin.

Maybelline Volum’ Express The Falsies Flared Waterproof Mascara – I love Maybelline mascara – I’ve tried all the other high end brands and Maybelline definitely is equal if not better.  Their waterproof mascara does not disappoint- this mascara lasts me all day and I don’t have to worry about any embarrassing racoon eyes.

NARS Sheer Lipstick – Belle de Jour: This summer is all about light and sheer makeup.  Nothing looks fresher to me than a nude lip.  I love this NARS version because it lasts all day and keeps my lips moisturized.

Tarte EmphasEYES™ For Brows High Definition Eyebrow Pencil: Did I tell you guys I am obsessed with my eyebrows? No seriously, I take them VERY SERIOUS.  This eyebrow pencil by Tarte gets my eyebrows looking PERFECT yet natural.  My biggest beauty MUST HAVE.

Flora by Gucci: I love all Gucci’s perfume, they are always light and delicious and Flora stays true to all this.  Flora smell’s like Summer (I swear) – what does Summer smell like you ask?  Go to Macy’s and smell Flora and than you will understand what I mean! 🙂

Fresh Brown Sugar Body Polish, 7 oz.:  Between all the sweat and oils that get in my skin during the Summer I always like a good exfoliator scrub that removes all the dead skin and gets my skin soft and smooth.  This Brown Sugar Body Polish by Fresh works amazing and smell’s even better.

Clinique 3-Step Skin Care System For Skin Types 3, 4 Combination Oily Skin:  My skin and I have a love/hate battle.  Over the past year we have been growing a better relationship thanks to Clinique.  I love this 3 step system because it help to almost eliminate that “oily” look your face gets during the Summer.

Mixed Chicks Leave In Conditioner: My hair is naturally curly but I tend to get a lot of blow outs and I wear it straight most of the time.  However, in Summer…straight hair is way too difficult to keep up with in the heat.  This Leave In Conditioner gets my curls looking gorgeous – defined, moisturized and bouncy.

Marc Jacobs Cranberry Splash: Guys….this perfume is amazing (if you like fruity scents).  Another Summery scent that’s just perfect for the hot weather.  Whenever I wear it I always have at least 5-10 people asking me what I’m wearing.

Clean & Clear Absorbing Sheets:  Let’s face it.  We all sweat and we all tend to have oil faces during the Summer.  I swear by there oil absorbing sheets by Clean & Clear, they are something I do not leave home without.

Bobbi Brown Metallic Eye Shadow: Metallic eyes are in this season and my favorite metallic shadow is Gold (it looks so good against brown skin :)).  This eyeshadow by Bobbi Brown literally lasts ALL DAY. Believe me, I am constantly rubbing my eyes and touching my face and this shadow is still intact at the end of the day.


Summer Essentials: Fashion

Maxi Dresses are a must have this Summer for me.  They are cool, comfortable and are very versatile so you can go to work and still hit happy hour afterwards lookin’ fly.  I’m especially loving all the semi sheer and pleated ones as well as the black and white striped ones.

Peplum dresses are another item that can be worn for both work and play.  I love the peplum  silhouette ((dresses and shirts) because it is ultra feminine and looks great on every women.  It’s just so chic and ladylike to me!  I like all the peplums in bold colors and patterns for this season.

Sheer, Collared Shirts:  This is probably the item I own the most of.  I have at least 12 of these shorts (THEY ARE EVERYWHERE) and I love them.  You can wear them with shorts, skirts, jeans….styling with these is endless.  I can’t stop buying them (I am wearing one as I type this….) lol.

Vertical Stripe Jeans/Leggings: I love these black and white vertical stripe jeans (I also have some of the leggings) they scream summer to me (it’s like wearing white jeans, except you don’t have to worry about spilling something on them) and they literally go with so many different things.  LOVE!

Wedges: I’m going to be honest – I don’t wear a lot of heels.  NYC is not the place (IMO) to be wearing 6″ Louboutins especially when you are walking and taking public transportation.  So, when I really want to wear heels I usually opt for a wedge.  Wedges can be very sexy yet comfortable (even at 5″ high) and can be dressed up or down.

Embellished Flat Sandals:  As I stated above, I don’t really do heels in NYC but that doesn’t mean I don’t want my shoes to be FLY.  I always make sure that if I wear flats that they stand out, whether they be embellished (chains, bows etc) or have a bold color.  Who says flat shoes can’t be fashionable??

Neon Handbag: I love Neon but I don’t own that much Neon clothing however when I want to add a little splash of neon to my outfit I grab my bag.  A neon bag adds something special to every outfit.

Collar Necklace:  These necklaces are a major MUST HAVE accessory for me.  I love to pair them with my sheer, collared shirts. 🙂

Straw Fedora: These just something about straw fedoras that scream “Summer” to me and I love to wear these hats ( I wear them with EVERYTHING, Maxi’s, Shorts, etc) plus…they are GREAT for a bad hair day.  You can walk around looking fly and no one even suspects what’s really going on under the hat.

Cat Eye Sunglasses: Cat Eye Sunglasses are ultra chic and look great on most face shapes.  If you haven’t got a pair yet – GET YOU SOME!
Well, those are my Beauty and Fashion must haves.  What are yours????

I love stripes!  I can’t even lie, 40% of the clothing I own contains stripes!  Lucky for me stripes have been a trend for the last couple of seasons and are even bigger this year than they were last.

Some people stay away from stripes because they aren’t quite sure how to wear them, but the truth is you can wear stripes with ANYTHING and EVERYTHING.  You can mix stripes with bold colors, patterns (including more stripes), dress them up, dress them down – stripes are very versatile.

If you don’t own anything striped I suggest you go out this weekend and grab something! 🙂

Check out some looks I created incorporating the nautical stripe trends.


At the Office:


Nautical Stripes: Work
Nautical Stripes: Daytime
Out On The Town:
Nautical Stripes: Out On the Town
Are you feeling the Nautical Stripe trend? Do you wear stripes and if so how do you wear them???