cool in a crop top and leather

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crop top: Forever 21 (similar) // skirt: Luxe Apothetique (extremely similar) // booties: Madden Girl (similar) // long necklace: Old Navy (very similar) // short necklace: gift (similar) // ring: c/o Limbo Jewelry


I feel like I get one cool girl outfit a season, and this is definitely it for fall. In fact, it's pretty darn similar to last winter's cool girl outfit, especially the color palette! I picked up this skirt during the same trip to Luxe Apothetique as my Thanksgiving shirtdress. Funny enough, I was planning on buying the Forever 21 version that day in order to put together this exact outfit, but when I found one at Luxe, I knew it was meant to be.

Luxe Apothetique is one of those local boutiques I'm always excited to shop in. There's one in The Domain, aka my favorite place to be during the holidays because I'm a merry consumer if there ever was one, and I make sure to hit up the store every time I visit. On this particular trip, I decided to save my Luxe shopping for after my stops at Banana Republic, Anthropologie, and J.Crew. I happened to not buy anything in any of those stores because the sales weren't good enough and the prices were still too high, so I was sure to note that I paid the same for two incredible, quality items at Luxe as I would have one piece at one of the aforementioned stores. Not to mention, it's pretty unlikely that I'm going to run into someone at a party wearing the same thing, which may not be as lucky with a pretty, yet popular, dress from Anthro or Banana. Double win!

Also, if you've been wondering how to make a crop top work for you, I hope this look gives you a little inspiration! I've been really into the way this ribbed crop top fits with high-waisted midi skirts. The proportions are demure and my tummy doesn't get cold, but there's still something a little daring about rocking a top that's, you know, cropped.

Are you into leather midi skirts or crop tops? What do you wear when you want to feel like a cool girl?

(P.S. This post isn't sponsored by Luxe Apothetique -- I just love my local boutique and hope a few Austinites pop in for their holiday shopping!)

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