Cropped-ish Stripes & Fun Fashion Friday Link Up Party!

September 8, 2016

Love the crop trend, but not really into showing your belly?  I’m always looking for crop tops that aren’t … really … totally … cropped!  

I love this striped crop mock turtleneck sweater.  I’m crazy over that mod vibe!  This was an end of the season steal at H&M and so it’s been patiently waiting in my closet for many months!

I styled the sweater with some basic black skinny pants, cage sandals, and my new fav sunglasses, as well as my trusty old red tote bag that I’ve updated a bit with a bandana tie!

Oops … sometimes it shows a bit of tummy.  Another idea is to wear a tank top underneath. I’ve done that many times with a few of my crop-y-est summer blouses.

And with a ivory moto for cooler weather …

Last week’s favs …

Jennie of A Pocketful of Polka Dots is looking glam and sexy in this gorgeous blouse.

Erica of Erica Valentin rocks the choker trend with some pretty fall florals.

Jalynn of The Red Closet Diary is wearing pieces from her new shop. Go check it out!
Link up, link back, have fun & be fierce, Dolls!  

And just a reminder that I’m at New York Fashion Week right now!.  Don’t forget to follow my social media and see what I’m up to!
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Dawn Lucy

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  • Reply Andrea Nine September 8, 2016 at 10:10 pm

    So retro and so tasteful. Crop LOVE!!!!! Happy weekend gorgeous!!

  • Reply Shelbee On The Edge September 8, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    Dawn Lucy, this is such a great outfit for the cooler weather that is coming! I love my ivory moto jacket, too. The peek-a-boo tummy is way sexy and you are totally rocking it! I, on the other, absolutely hate if any tummy or back is exposed…especially in cooler temps…I instantly feel cold! Ah well, just not for me. But you are looking quite fabulous!


  • Reply Andrea September 8, 2016 at 11:23 pm

    Super cute cropped top!

    It looks like you are having a fabulous time in NYC!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

  • Reply Shannon at Gamine and Stripes September 9, 2016 at 4:53 am

    LOVE the tote. I have a similar scarf I tied around my neck yesterday. Gorgeous!! xx-S

  • Reply kim tuttle September 8, 2016 at 10:02 pm

    Love your spin on the crop trend! You rock it perfectly lady! Enjoy your Friday and the rest of your weekend. Thank you for the link-up xo

  • Reply Catherine Summers September 8, 2016 at 10:11 pm

    Akkkkkkkk Dawn Lucy this is yet another fave outfit – you're knocking it out the park with the mode vibe!! Love the sweater length and above all that gorgeous stripe… Just perfect, my lovely 🙂

    Thank you for hosting, have a fab Friday!

    Catherine x

  • Reply Mica T September 8, 2016 at 10:22 pm

    That is a lovely striped top! 🙂 Looks great with the black.

    I am petite with a tiny torso so it's rare to find cropped things that are actually cropped on me, haha!

    Thank you for the link up!

    Away From The Blue Blog

  • Reply Jessica Jannenga September 8, 2016 at 10:50 pm

    I LOVE the color of this sweater! The rust and stripes perfect with the black pants. You look great!
    Jess xx

  • Reply The Midlife Fashionista September 8, 2016 at 10:54 pm

    ADORE this whole outfit…that motto jacket makes it even more fabulous! XO Susan

  • Reply jodie filogomo September 8, 2016 at 11:04 pm

    But really…there's nothing wrong with showing a bit of skin here and there—it's not like you're being crazy about it!
    This look fantastic—and I love the bandanna on the purse!

  • Reply Teresa Gardner September 8, 2016 at 11:39 pm

    I can't wear things to cropped or I have no desire to-between age and physique it's a pretty much no go so I am where you are on the subject. Have a great time in NYC-so jealous ?

  • Reply Jaymie Ashcraft September 8, 2016 at 11:50 pm

    Great outfit!!! Loving this sweater!
    Fridays Fashions link up

  • Reply Marta September 9, 2016 at 12:01 am

    You are looking fab in this cropped striped top!! Such a great backdrop for the pictures too, have a great weekend Dawn Lucy!

  • Reply Celia M. High Heeled Life September 9, 2016 at 3:03 am

    Great outfit! Looking fabulous … that "cropped-ish" top is perfect no matter one's age.

  • Reply Rachel September 9, 2016 at 11:29 am

    Cute cute crop top Dawn, and I love that it's styled and fit for fall weather, how cool.
    Rachel xo

  • Reply Straight A Style September 9, 2016 at 2:42 pm

    Loving these mod stripes! You are rocking this top!

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

  • Reply Kathrine Eldridge September 9, 2016 at 10:59 am

    Love the color and stripes on this cute top! It looks like you are having good time at NYFW. Dying over that pic of you and Brad!

  • Reply Rachel The Hat September 9, 2016 at 11:00 am

    LOVE your autumnal look, the striped top is fabulous! Thanks so much for hosting

  • Reply Doused In Pink September 9, 2016 at 11:17 am

    Your stripe crop top is adorable! The length is perfect and I love the mod vibe!

    Doused In Pink

  • Reply stephanie September 9, 2016 at 1:12 pm

    Love your outfit!!! So chic and fall ready!

  • Reply J. Elle September 9, 2016 at 1:53 pm

    Aww, thank you so much for the feature!

    You look fabulous! I really like the whole mod vibe. Looking forward to hearing all about Fashion Week!

  • Reply Monika Faulkner September 9, 2016 at 2:05 pm

    I'm already SOOO excited to hear all about your Fashion Week trip, dearest Dawn!! And yes – I love to throw a mod-inspired look into the sartorial mix every once in a while, too; your "new" striped, not-quite-cropped top adds a perfect bit of 60's style to this modern jeans and sandals combo. (P.S. It's kind of awesome to have a great piece ready and waiting in your closet for its moment to shine, isn't it?!) XOXO

  • Reply Amy Johnson September 9, 2016 at 2:45 pm

    Too cute! Love that top!

  • Reply Laura Bambrick September 9, 2016 at 3:45 pm

    I know exactly what you mean! I like a crop top, but only if I'm not baring skin! Haha! You look wonderful!

  • Reply Yvonne Aeberhard Stutz September 9, 2016 at 3:47 pm

    Loving this look on you Dawn. This jumper is awesome!

    xx Yvonne

  • Reply sepatuholig-Grace Njio September 9, 2016 at 11:56 pm

    Great look, nice top. And such great picks…
    IG @grace_njio

  • Reply Nancy's Fashion Style September 10, 2016 at 7:17 am

    I saw yesterday some great cropped tops but did not buy because I didn t think of wearing a longer tanktop underneath!Great colors and that bag is great too!

  • Reply Emma Peach September 13, 2016 at 4:14 pm

    Lovely sweater! I don't like showing off my midriff so this is a great length. Those shades are fab 🙂

    Emma xxx

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