Seeing Double

Written by sarahjanereign

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I have something to confess to you all. I know it was just a couple of weeks ago that I was talking about how rough Mondays are for me. And they are. But my least favorite day of the week? That spot is reserved for none other than Tuesday. I have a whole weekend to mentally prepare for Monday. Sunday night, I’m usually trying to start out the week strong: packing my lunch for the next day, laying out my outfit, painting my nails–anything to make Monday a little easier. And then Tuesday hits, and I’m a hot mess. But today? Today is a good Tuesday, because today is none other than Twinning Tuesday!

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I teamed up with one of my favorite bopo babes, Amber from Fatshion by the Pounds, to show you two different ways to style this plus-size caged crop top from Society+. It’s fun, it’s flirty, it’s available in a bunch of different colors, and it’s extremely versatile. What more could you want?

One of the things I love about this collaboration with Amber is that we utilized contrasting approaches to showcase the same piece. I went for a Sunday in the park with Sarah-Jane vibe, whereas Amber remixes the crop for a hip, street style look. When I saw our photos side-by-side, so many ideas popped into my head for how/where you might wear these outfits. Here are just a few!

Sunday in the Park with Sarah-Jane
-Picnic
-Patio happy hour/brunch
-Outdoor boutique shopping
-Wine tasting tour

Street Chic with Amber
-City exploring/adventuring (of course!)
-Coffee shop/book shop
-Karaoke night
-Museum hopping

 

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For me personally, when I first started branching out into being a crop top wearer, my biggest hurdle was figuring out where to actually sport my new, tummy-bearing outfits, so hopefully this will give you some ideas! I’m confident that once you start, you’ll be eager to stock up on more cute crops to fill your closet. If you’re in the south like we are, I’ll let you in on a little secret: crops have been a total lifesaver for me throughout this scorcher of a summer we’re having! It feels amazing to put on an outfit and not have to worry about whether I’m sweating through it (tmi, I know).

Another bonus? Society+ sometimes has certain shades of these gems on sale for $10.49, which is how much I paid for my light pink iteration! At the time of me writing this blog post, the white one was available at the sale price, although it’s almost sold out. As I mentioned, I’m wearing the light pink version, and the lovely Amber is modeling the salmon. For my next purchase, I’m leaning toward either the salmon or the burgundy (which means I’ll likely end up getting both). They run true to size, although if you like your crop top extra fitted like I do, I’d recommend sizing down. For reference, my bust is 47″ and I’m wearing the size 22/24 crop top–I might go down to the 18/20 next time for a tighter fit!

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And there you have it! Twinning Tuesday, brought to you by two fashion-loving friends. I want to close this post with a brief message. Too often in plus-size advertising, we see the same “type” of body depicted, setting a new standard that society wants to impose on us. The “acceptable” curvy woman who has an ample chest and booty, with a flat stomach. Society+ does a phenomenal job at challenging the system by using a diverse size range of models of all shapes, and Amber and I would like to join them in fighting the good fight by continuing to show you matching clothing on two different body types. If there’s anything you’d like to see us twin, let us know! This was so much fun for us, and we can’t wait to do it again!

For my outfit details, scroll down to the bottom of this post (and enjoy the photos along the way!). To get the scoop on Amber’s hot ensemble, you’ll have to show her some love and go visit her blog, Fatshion by the Pounds. Until next time, love bugs!

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Shop my style: Caged Crop Top and Hat by Society+Tulle Skirt by Charlotte Russe PlusNecklace by Juicy CoutureG by Guess Tote from Stage StoresFlats from Payless

 

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