Taylor Swift and Crop Tops

Is it provocative of me to say that I am inspired by a one multi-talented, high flying, super cutie named Taylor Swift? Now let’s be clear, I don’t aspire to live her same life O’Reilly (fat chance anyway, right?!), nor do I think she’s without fault (she’s human, hallelujah!), but I do think she writes beautiful music from the heart and she’s out there in the world kicking a@# and taking numbers. Go girl power! I also like to see what she wears as she parades down red carpets and through glossy magazines, and lately I’ve been seeing pics of her traipsing all over NYC in crop tops and little skirts. Et voila! Just like that I’m inspired to try the same. Would I come a step closer to her playful persona if I dress like the country/pop crossover superstar? The answer? A resounding yes! Here I’m wearing a blue lace crop top from Topshop with a black mini skirt, Dolce Vita booties and a little black rubber bracelet I picked up at a Valentino party once upon a long time ago. It’s a win! And thus, giving me still another reason to admire the girl with a thousand lyricized heartbreaks and the world at her feet.

Amanda Garrigus - Topshop top

Amanda Garrigus - Taylor Swift Inspired Look

Amanda Garrigus - Crop top and mini skirt

Amanda Garrigus - Blue Cropped Top

Amanda Garrigus - Crop Top

DKNY Midi Skirt and some Extra Werq

A few days ago I was on the Extra set (read: on a stage in the middle of Century City mall) sporting a neoprene midi skirt with the lovely Renee Bargh, telling her, and TV viewers everywhere, all about panty hose! Now before your eyes roll back in your head and you scream at the heavens “Why did I click on this blog?!?!”, let me assure you, the models were cute, the outfits were too, and the tights were definitely worthy. And, even better than all that, my outfit was stellar! The lovely people at DKNY hooked me up and I thought it only fair to share some of the goodness with you. Navy blue laser cut crop top (notice I am not showing my belly… did I mention I have two kids?) and matching A-line midi skirt = LOVE. As for the pictures, well, my regular photographer, aka my sister Erica Luttrell, has a life, so we’ll have to make do with some dressing room selfies save for the first pic mercifully taken by the PR queen herself, Ali Lasky of Shadow PR. Enjoy!

With love, Amanda

Blue midi skirt, Midi skirt crop top set, EXTRA, Century City Mall, black ankle boot

Midi skirt outfit, DKNY laser cut skirt, laser cut midi skirt

DKNY, crop top, laser cut top, blue top, red lip

changing room selfie, short sleeve, laser cut top, a-line skirt