One of my favorite stores in NYC is the Piperlime store in Soho. Yes, I am a frequent shopper of their online shop, but their brick and mortar spot is just.so.good. They’ve revamped and no longer have the cute signs that correspond to their online categories (“Girl on a Budget”, “Splurge Worthy”, etc), but it’s still great. Right now they are stocked full of sparkle, fringe, brocade and tables overflowing with holiday shindig goodness. I took my mom downtown for a little retail therapy on Sunday and it was awesome. (Say what you will about retail therapy, a little dosage never hurt anyone.) We laughed over fringe covered sweaters that my husband would undoubtedly hate, debated faux leather skirts, oogled shelves of booties, and shared a dressing room to snag sale rack sweaters. I walked out with this cropped sweater and am so pumped to wear it throughout the upcoming months. I didn’t actually purchase a crop top over the summer, and it seems strange to embrace the skin baring trend as the temps dip below freezing, but I’ve found my inspiration and am ready to bare some upper abs…with a coat just in case I (definitely) overindulge at dinner.
Look 1: The crop top and full midi skirt is a stylish balancing act.
Look 2: I love the idea of a long skirt and playful crop top for a different holiday party look (this one is gorgeous.)
Look 3: Layering the sweater gives it extra mileage in more conservative environments (another layered look.)