Sunday, September 13, 2015

Oh Crop!

When I pulled out this criss-cross top off the package from Dresslink, I had to admit I was slightly letdown. It had nothing to do with the fabric or quality. It was the fact that the crop was a little higher than what I would dare to wear. I had to reflect to myself: "Can I pull this off? Do I have the body to wear this top?" I was about to tuck it somewhere in my closet where I would not even dare touch it. But when I had time to reflect some more, I realized that I should empower my body, not shame it. 


Top: Dresslink (c/o) / Jeans: Jag Jeans / Sunnies: Rayban / Shoes: Payless (similar)

I am not saying that body confidence and female empowerment is synonymous to flaunting your body. Rather, you should proudly showcase what you have and what you striven hard to achieve. If you are comfortable doing it and it makes you proud, go for it! I've been constantly pushing myself to workout regularly and stay fit. I am nowhere near my ideal body but every day I work my butt off, I am one step closer to getting there. 

I read one blog a few weeks ago that also touched on this topic. I find it hard to fathom how someone with such high level of success (blogging wise) and a beautiful face and body would be ridiculed for the way she looks or wear her clothes. I guess what I am trying to say is that no matter how good you are and what level of success you have attained, there will always be people who would say something negative about or towards you. Don't let them get to you. 

What are your thoughts on body shaming?


 

47 comments:

  1. Abby you look great and I'm glad you decided to wear it! Keep empowering yourself and inspiring other girls to do the same :)

    Natalia | Lindifique

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    1. Thanks Natalie! That is what I was aiming for and hope others get inspired too :)

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  2. haha i love the post title. Love how you styled the top :)

    Jamie
    http://www.treatsandtrendsblog.com

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  3. I think you rock the crop! Body shaming is an issue I definitely feel passionate about; it's ridonkulous and senseless, and needs to be stopped. Go you for feeling great in your own bod!

    May | THE MAYDEN

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  4. Aw that crop is amazing! I love it. Stripes are always a good idea! You styled it perfectly!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

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  5. you have a great body and can pull this off!

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  6. you look amazing.

    http://www.amysfashionblog.com/blog-home/

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  7. You look amazing ! AH wish I could wear a top like that

    Candice | Beauty Candy Loves

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  8. Hi Abby!!! Happy to meet you. :D I love Pinay bloggers! Girl, you look hot in this outfit. Love it! SO stylish and chic! Happy Monday gorgs!
    www.lenparent.com

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  9. love it!!
    kisses from dubai ♥
    www.mahryska.com

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  10. I always hate it when things aren't exactly as I wanted. I so t have any crops this high either, but I think it looks great on you!
    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

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  11. This is a fun top! I think you pulled it off perfectly... I say wear whatever makes you comfortable!
    www.amemoryofus.com

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  12. Such a fun top! I hate when things aren't as I expected them to be, but you made this top work! You look great and have a beautiful body.
    Rachael
    http://www.threadsforthomasblog.com

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  13. Abby, you look great in that top! Glad you decided to wear it because it does look good on you. Us women can be very hard on ourselves and the media doesn't help at all. We do have to take the time to reflect, as you did, and empower ourselves because if we don't do it, no one else will. We have to know our worth and not rely on others to tell us because a lot of people can be mean, as you mentioned with that blogger. I always say that when someone puts you down, it's only a reflection of how they feel about themselves.

    I hope you're having an amazing day, beauty!

    XO,

    Jalisa
    www.thestylecontour.com

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  14. Cheers to you! Get it girl and it is a nice top, but you are right a little too short!
    xo, Jessica || The Petite Diaries

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  15. I think you rocked that top. I am happy that you didn't let your doubts hide it in the back of your closet.

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  16. You are workin' that crop top! So glad you decided to share this with us -- it's inspiring! :)

    Jen | lettersandpearls.com

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  17. Girl if I had your body and skin, I'd be showing it off more often! You looks amazing in this top. But if you want to go modest, I bet you can style it with layers. Like over a black tube dress. Or with a wide strapped black dress. Now that I think about it, I'd love to see you style this in other ways too. Great with jeans of course! You look hottt ;)

    xx Yasmin
    http://banglesandbungalows.com

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  18. I love the shape of the crop top and you definitely have the body to pull it off!
    ~Jessica
    Jeans and a Teacup

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  19. Great post Abby! I think those of us who put themselves out there on the internet allows us the chance to be ridiculed and judged in any way. I'm lucky enough to say I've never received a negative comment but I'm sure larger blogs have to deal with that. People who leave negative comments are usually hurting themselves. I have a Dresslink order coming soon too--I hope the pieces work out!

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  20. Heheh the title for your post is perfect. The top looks great on you and geez amazing body girl!

    Tina
    www.justatinabit.com

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  21. The top looks great and you look fantastic.

    Kelly
    Kelly's Journal

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  22. I love the top so much!! Cute and sexy!!
    Xoxo

    http://www.sweetsimpleday.com

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  23. You look great in this top. I don't think I could pull this off, but you look great in this piece. It would also work great with a high waisted skirt. A midi skirt would be great with this piece. Thanks for sharing.

    Kathy
    http://www.glamsimplified.com

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  24. You couldn't look hotter… ow ow ;)
    xoxo
    Brooke|LookBrooke

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  25. Pretty top!

    http://www.adelaacanski.com/

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  26. I am not okay with body shaming and I avoid it when people are taking part negative comments about other people's bodies. Most people who do this are really not happy with themselves and need help.
    Congrats on your workouts! I'm trying myself.

    xoxo,
    Tania
    http://inspiremyfancy.blogspot.com/

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  27. Such a cute top! You look gorgeous! I wish I had the guts to wear something like that >.<

    xoxo, Christina

    Stray Birds and Lavender

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  28. love your style here especially the jeans :) http://www.bauchlefashion.com

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  29. Such a great top, you are a babe!

    God bless,
    Xo, Claire
    Http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

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  30. wow you look fab, great Body

    http://carrieslifestyle.com
    Posts online about Tuscany, London, Buenos Aires...

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  31. Cute outfit! Loving the title of this post :-)
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com/

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  32. Wow! You look gorgeous!

    www.thesparklingdarling.com

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  33. Looking hot and beautiful, lady. That top is the real business. :)

    missymayification.blogspot.co.uk

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  34. You are such a hottie! Love the top! Hey do check my blog-http://colossalcloset.blogspot.in/
    Follow for follow please?

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  36. Love those sparkly shoes and you can definitely pull off a crop top! Looks great!

    xoxo,
    Victoria
    agallonofglitter.com

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  37. I love that you decided to keep the shirt and are comfortable and confident to wear it! Impowering! And you look gorgeous!
    XOXO
    Katey
    http://www.twopeasinablog.com

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  38. You can definitely pull this off! You look gorgeous, great outfit! :)

    Recently I have started as a guest designer for a famous bag brand and my first design of a belt bag is out! <3 I would love to hear what you think about it! :)
    Hope to see you soon on my blog
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    Kisses from Zurich,
    K

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  39. Go Abby - you are so rocking this sexy crop top!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  40. You are bold. I am not brave enough to bare this much unless I'm at the beach. Work it ;)

    michellespaige.com

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  41. Haha, I like the title of this post! Anyway, the top is very nice and looks really great on you. You have a beautiful waist line, so why not to show it off.

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  42. Your crop top is gorgeous on you, it shows off your stunning figure!

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  43. I am glad you decided to wear this top. It's short but you wear it well!

    Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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