Happy 2016! And crop tops!

First off, HAPPY 2016!  What did you do to ring in the New Year?

We did our usual, we threw a little shindig for our friends, but if you could believe it, I was having so much fun I forgot to take pictures of the night, and you’re just going to have to take my word that it happened 🙂

The highlight of the night was Austin and some of the boys cracking open some Chinese liquor that Austin got from the last time he was in China, from a vendor.  They all took a shot from the bottle, sniffed it, put a drop on my tongue, and decided that this was not the alcohol for me.

But shouting out the countdown was really fun, and staying up and talking late to friends, especially when it seemed like we were sort of every which way for the holidays.

Time for a right turn as we zoom, head first, into 2016.

How do you feel about crop tops?

I love crop tops.  I don’t get to wear them as much as I used to because I’m an adult and self-adornment by crop top is highly discouraged in any professional setting.  But I was gifted an extremely cute crop-top from my boss at a studio in Cary, and my love for crop tops was reignited a few weeks ago.

But, I wasn’t always that way.  Until I lost a few pounds, I was convinced that crop tops were only for skinny people with gorgeous stomachs.  I waited until I lost a really decent amount of weight to venture into H&M and I purchased my first crop swing, a top that you seriously could wear with anything and look good.  It wasn’t until recently that I realized something.

My body, your body?  It’s not for someone else’s consumption.  Therefore, if you’d like, you can wear a crop top at any size or shape, with reckless abandon.   Because what someone else might think doesn’t matter!

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Pretty sure this was my first crop top 🙂

I work hard in the gym.  But these days, I’m really trying to work harder on not being so hard on myself.  Meaning, not spending time looking at my tummy in the mirror, turning to the side, and checking to see if I’m developing a beer gut.  Not really picking myself apart as much.

How was your New Year’s Eve?

Will you be wearing a crop top this year?  

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