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Casual Friday look with Oliveo jeans, Salvadore Ferragamo shoes, Shein cropped abstract floral top

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Abstract floral print top as trendy wardrobe update

This stylish ikat calico print crop blouse is my newest wardrobe addition as a trendy, affordable ($14) summer update. This piece works for both work and weekend as it can be styled up and down with my wardrobe basis, i.e. the investment pieces. For the OOTD shown in this post, I went with a pair of boot-cut jeans, but the shirt will also look great over a white, gray or black straight or pencil skirt. For the daring, pair a floral cropped top with a striped skirt like I did when we were visiting Anne’ Greenhouse.

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Shein blouse, Oliveo jeans, Salvatore Ferragamo Vara shoes, statement belt, Chartier juste un clue bangle, Burberry Brit raincoat

Why this cropped top works

Abstract floral prints are timeless. The cut is a classic with a nice twist with the cool zig-zag hem. The top is cut for a taller women than I am. On a 5 ft 7 (1.70 m) or taller woman it will show some belly. However, on my 5 ft 4 (1.63 m) frame, it has enough fabric to end just above the hip bones. Thus, a high rise jeans provides full belly coverage with this top! 😉

Pro tip: Always read the model measures or the lengths measures of an item that you are interested in and compare them with your own measure to get an idea where the item will end on your own body.

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Zoom-in on the zig-zag hem of the Shein top

The hem and colors make the statement

I really love the hem of this blouse. It makes the piece a real statement. It’s nice that the hem has the zig-zag cut on both the back and front.

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Back view of cropped abstract floral print top to show the zipper closure and the zig-zag hem


I also love the bold colors of this cropped shirt. The top’s print is dominated by clear cold colors. I like that there are some dark colors as well. It’s so my color palette. The item has a zipper in the back which means it is easy to pull on. Just a perfect trendy summer piece that works well for fashion over 40 when you are on the petite side.

Besides this cute piece a pair of trendy athleisure pants called my name. Have you browsed Shein’s online store lately?

Where do you get your trendy, affordable wardrobe updates? What have you added you your wardrobe lately? Just curious.

Welcome to the 113th Top of the World Style linkup party

Thanks to all of you who linked up in the past and make this party great and exciting with your inspiring outfit ideas. Welcome back! You are an awesome crowd!

By linking up you agree that I may feature you as Top of the World Style Winner, Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav or Top of the World OOTD My Fav and use a photo from your linked up post in the feature. Thank you. 🙂

Co-hosting opportunities

When you want to get a free feature at the Top of the World Style party as a co-host, all you have to do is to let me know. We then will agree on a date and I will send you the linkup code on the weekend prior to the party. You will just have to add the code to your post. Newbies are also welcome.

Top of the World OOTDs

The Top of the World Style Winner is picked by a random generator from the party two weeks ago. The reasons are as follow: Each party runs a week minus 5 minutes. At the time of scheduling a new party, the old party is still in full swing and blogger still can join. To give all guests the same chance, the old party has to have closed before drawing the winner. In plain English, the Top of the World Style Winner visited the linkup party two weeks ago.

Top of the World Style Winner Nina
Nina the blogger at Sharing a Journey became Top of the World Style Winner. Photo from her post


The winner of this week’s feature is Nina, the blogger at Sharing a Journey who submitted her winning post at the 111th linkup party. Her blue and white dress is a classic. The basket bag and sandals make the look trendy and modern. Such a nice outfit! <3

Top of the World OOTD Readers' Fav Claire Justine
Claire Justine the blogger at the blog with the same name became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav. Photo from her post


The post by Claire Justine became Top of the World OOTD Readers’ Fav as you clicked her post the most. Her Bohemian style maxi dress with North Face down vest look is incredibly chic and unexpected at the same time. Even for an Alaskan like me. Did you know that North Face is an It brand in Alaska? 🙂

Top of the World OOTD My Fav Jen
Jen the blogger at Librarian for Lifestyle became Top of the World OOTD My Fav. Photo from her post


Jen, the blogger at Librarian for Life and Style had her debut on the runway and she looks stunning in the dresses she modeled. This orange abstract print dress with high slit was my favorite. Thumbs up, Jen!

Congrats ladies! Please grab your respective featured Top of the World Style button from my Linkup Page for your sidebar, featured or awards page. :).

Link up each week. Maybe you are the next featured Top of the World OOTD or Top of the World Style winner.

Speaking of this Linkup Page, when you host a party, please send me an email with the day, name and your blog URL. I then will add you to the linkup directory. It’s a free promotion for your party!

Now let’s party. Everyone of any age and gender is welcome to share their fashion and style posts.

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