BR Short-Sleeve Lace Top + AG ‘Erin’ Cutoff Denim Skirt

In life things are certainly not going to go as planned. Earlier this week, I certainly had some curveballs that were thrown at me. As I was getting ready for my shoot, I decided to go home and get some additional accessories, shoes, etc. It turns out that my driveway was blocked off for the day due to construction. So I had to make due with whatever I had with me in my car!



The shoot started off well. Even though it was insanely hot, somehow my makeup stayed on and the photos were turning out great. After I went to change into my third outfit in my photographer’s car, I suddenly felt a sharp pinch. I panicked because I was sure I was stung by a wasp. I felt around my shoulder and felt a long, worm looking bug on my shoulder! I started to scream and my photographer ran over to take a look. The worm I was feeling was one off of a fishing hook and the hook was what was causing the pain. In my scurry to change, the hook got stuck in my shoulder! So the shoot ended with me at a medical express to get it out. Needless to say, things are not always going to go as planned. Nonetheless, I can now laugh about it. My clumsiness has officially taken to a whole new level!

Top: Banana Republic (SOLD OUT) | Skirt: Nordstrom | Shoes: Nordstrom | Necklace: Express (OLD) | Nail Color: OPI in Koala Berry | Lipcolor: LOREAL Infallible Pro-Last Lip Color in Timeless Rose.

Anyway, now that I have shared my story let’s dive into the review. The short-sleeve lace top that I have on is by Banana Republic. Within the span of a few weeks the top got sold out. However, this is the second time this year that the top was available for purchase so I will be sure to keep an eye out for all of you when it is back in stock. This top does not come in petite sizes. I originally purchased the top as an extra small but it was far too tight (for me anyway). I ended up returning the xs for a size small. As far as maintenance is concerned, I am making sure that I hand wash it. You can totally get away with wearing a bralette with this shirt as it has great coverage under all the lace.


The skirt that I paired with this lace top is the AG ‘Erin’ Cutoff Denim Skirt (Sail Away). It’s literally a demin pencil skirt. With the how hot it has been in the east coast, the last think I want to wear is pants or even shorts. I am wearing the skirt in a size 27. To finish the look I chose my Hinge’Drea’ Peep Toe Leather Sandals in Blush (rather, that was I had in my car after the crazy Monday I went through lol). I chose an old necklace from Express to add some sparkle to my look.

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I chose not to tuck in this lace top so I could show you how it looks on a petite-sized woman. It is a great top to tuck in with a  skirt or pants. I wore it earlier this week at work and it gives the look of a crop top (that you can wear stylishly and appropriately). I do hope that this top does come back in stock on Banana Republic’s website. It is a great summer/fall transition piece. What pieces have you purchased this summer that sold out quickly? Feel free to let me know by commenting below!

Thank you, Belkin Images for sponsoring this post!




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Timeless Optimist is a petite fashion, beauty & lifestyle blog by Cristina Medina. This page focuses on creative storytelling, photography and positivity.

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