Sunday, March 25, 2012

Celebrity Style Capture: Nikki Minaj

I saw Nikki Minaj in this particular outfit and said to myself, "Did she steal one of my high waist skirts?" LOL!  Knowing that I was getting an orange high waist skirt I went and snagged this cropped sweater top from Forever 21 for the cool 16 bucks.  Since the Dolce & Gabbana Spring release of it's bra tops I have been obsessed (literally) with crop & bra tops. With loving them also rushes in the fear of, "Can I really pull this off?" I think of all the strikes against me for such a look.  Strike 1:  I'm plus size ~ Never stopped me before.  Strike 2:  Im over 30 ~ has stopped me before Strike 3:  Can I even find one that fits? 

Nikki Minaj, Plus Size Blog, Forever21, JIBRI
My issues with cropped tops not only encompass the strikes above, but also having me battling with my own "lady like" style.  How does one wear a shirt that is only half there and wear it in the most tasteful, stylish, and lady like fashion?  Then I come across this article in my latest installment of Elle Magazine.  Crop Rotation, by Amanda FitzSimons, divulges the author's fear, allure , and her triumph in sporting the look.  This was only further confirmation for me.    

Nikki Minaj, Plus Size Blog, Forever21, JIBRI
For me trying to accomplish this look anything high waist goes.  I don't want to show a whole bunch of skin, just a little bit.  I want the look to be as flattering as possible and don't want to hang out ANYWHERE.  All of these things I want to happen and the laws of fashion, style, & flattery are against me.  In my mind, they are always against me, so why not prove them wrong...again.  
Nikki Minaj, Plus Size Blog, Forever21, JIBRI
Outfit Logistics:  Top:  Forever 21 $15 (similar)Skirt - JIBRI $120, Sandals - Talbots $16, Bracelet - Vince Camuto via TJMaxx $30
Nikki Minaj, Plus Size Blog, Forever21, JIBRI
Would you be wear such a piece?  

34 comments:

  1. Melikey! I love the look and the bold colors on you but I would've opted for a heel. Glad you didn't go with a blonde wig. *smile*

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    1. Yeah...I don't really do blonde wigs...LOL

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  2. Very tastefully/wonderfully done!! You look great!! I've never thought to style a crop shirt with a highwaisted bottom, but it makes perfect sense to balance things out. Note to self: TRY IT!! =D

    http://ticka-spoonfullofsugar.blogspot.com/

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  3. You pulled it off beautifully and the high waist is such a good idea. I like the look of crop tops as well but it reads teen age like to me. The way you did this with the high waisted skirt is so classy. It looks great.

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  4. girl. you killed it 360! said eff you to the strikes and re-wrote your own pros! loveeeee!

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  5. You look great! Love this look! I'm afraid if the crop top myself but you worked it honey!

    Roni
    www.styleandpoise.blogspot.com

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  6. Love this look. The colors are so vibrant. I think you found the perfect balance for a cropped top...pair with high waist bottoms. This is probably the cutest thing I've ever seen Nikki in! Just fyi - I can't stand Nikki's style! She looks like a cartoon character! That's all! lol

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  7. This is soooo cute! The colors are great. I hope to get that skirt in yellow. I would wear a crop top but with a high waist bottom or with a cami underneath. You look great!

    http://www.buxomchick.com

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  8. That Jibri skirt looks amazing on you! I wouldn't be able to pull off a crop top but you pull it off wonderfully!

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  9. Great job. I love your strikes and how you went right against them. I have a huge chest and I don't think I could pull off a cropped top. But, since you tried it I think I'd give it a try but with a solid top and some bright colored wide legged pants.

    If you have any good suggestions for inverted triangles please let me now. I'm a 36J and a 12 on the bottom so styling is tricky.

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  10. A high waist flare skirt is actually perfect for you body type --- it will give you balance

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  11. I love this outfit style and cannot wait to try it. I feared that cropped tops were only for people with "flat" stomachs but I want to say I never have thought to wear it this way and now that I know it looks absolutely spectacular I am definitely going to try. I wish that beautiful skirt of yours was not so expensive or else I buy it but being on a college girl budget, ill have to opt for something a bit cheaper.

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  12. Okay....you look so cute in this outfit. The top works great for you. However, I'm still afraid. LOL

    Maybe if I possessed more high waist garments. But ummm...I haven't worn a top like that since I was 19.

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    1. Just a note: My parent's nickname for me is Dawnya --- it's a long story, but I never knew anyone that had that name

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  13. o wow nice and i love this colours ! :)

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  14. SUPER, SUPER CUTE!!!!!!! I love the vibrant colors and you work them so well. I haven't worn anything with a high waist but I'm going to leave my comfort zone and try something new. I can't say it enough, you've inspired me to try new things and I thank you...
    This may be a silly question but...Do high waist garments work for every body type?

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    1. In my humble opinion they DO! They fit at the smallest part of any women's waist and no matter what shape you have they will create a hour glass figure.

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    2. Okay, wonderful....my stomach has become my problem area and I'm always looking for ways to camoflauge it. Thanks!

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  15. I lOVEEEEEEEEEE this on you!!!!!!!!!!!!!!
    www.style4curves.blogspot.com

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  16. I love the colors!!! The outfit is so spring!

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  17. I adore crop tops and all things high waist. The colors look great on you. Such a wonderful springtime outfit.

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  18. look at you! those colours are amazing and you look so pretty. This prove that curvy ladies can wear whatever they wan, carrying their style around!!!

    Love, Ylenia from Longuette

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  19. You look gorgeous! And you are totally rocking that crop top. I've always wanted to try wearing one but have been too afraid, but you've inspired me :)

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  20. love the look on you,very nice :) orange goes well with you so does pink think i said that before too lol

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  21. You pulled it off like none other! I've been wanting to try a look similar to this. This is confirmation for ME, that it can be done tastefully. You have inspired me as well!

    xoxo

    ReinaReign
    www.koutureign.com

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  22. Love, love double love this...

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  23. This is SUCH an awesome outfit, you look like walking summer time! I bought a few jewel toned crop tops from Target back in February and this has reminded me that I need to start wearing them ASAP.

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  24. I love the colors~ Great outfit.

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  25. Such a colorful outfit. You pulled it off great, as you do with so many of your ensembles.
    I think I'd wear such an outfit. I'm trying to buy more colorful clothing rather than sticking with a black skirt and a red/pink/orange top.

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  26. This is so excellent! I love the colors and the full shirt and that hint of skin :)
    I've tried this look too! I have a crochet crop top and normally wear a tan or bandeau bra underneath and some of those high waisted slacks that are slouchier on the top and taper to just about the ankle. It looks classy but the somewhat see through, cropped top gives it an edgy look. This trend is definitely making me feel more confident with my body! It adds some definition and makes me feel more like a 22 year old :)

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