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Crop Tops: Be Cool In This Hot Summer Trend. Catch My Drift?


Posted on June 14, 2013 by

Midriff, that is. Uncovering those arms and legs might not be enough to beat the heat this summer, so why not opt for a little more exposure? Sunblock is highly recommended, of course! One of this season’s hottest trends is the crop top – a staple in anyone’s wardrobe if you’re looking for a fun, simple look that’s equal parts versatile and unique.

Crop tops are completely interchangeable with any look, and since you’re only revealing a few inches of that toned waistline you’ve been working on, you don’t have to worry about showing too much.

Pair a crop top with high-waisted shorts, combat boots and a fun hat for a funky-edgy look. For the girly look, go for a white crop top with a floral skirt, chunky necklace and metallic sandals.  These not-too-short, not-too-long tops can still have a cameo moment on a cool summer night – just layer with a light-weight cardigan or a flannel, and you’re out the door!

Crop Tops


Look One: Black Fedora $23; Marine Crop Top $15; High Waisted Shorts $45; Combat Boots $99

Look Two: White Bralette $15; Floral Skirt $31; Pearl Bracelet $47; Gold Sandals $33

Look Three: Red Flannel $32; Black Bustier $62; Black High Waisted Shorts $67; Converse $65


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Posted on August 6, 2012 by











1. “So Lucky” – Dana Buoy
2. “The Summer Is Done With Us” – Palms
3. “Runaway” – Mr. Little Jeans
4. “Morning Rush” – D’Austerlitz
5. “She’s the One (Brokenchord Edit)” – Caribou
6. “Doused” – DIIV
7. “I Want Something” – Torches
8. “Totally True” – Violens
9. “Last Off The Lake” – Carnivals
10. “Breathe (Telepopmusik Cover)” – New Navy


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Posted on July 14, 2012 by











1. “Think/Feel (feat Chelsey Scheffe)” – Beat Connection
2. “Shadow” – Wild Nothing
3. “Wait4Me” – Ruddyp
4. “Memories” – Le Youth
5. “Hot Knife” – Fiona Apple
6. “Born To” – Jesca Hoop
7. “California Poppy” – David Douglas
8. “So American” – Portugal. The Man
9. “Siberia” – treasureseason
10. “Without You” – Rainbow Arabia


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Posted on July 6, 2012 by











1. “Afraid of Summer” – Lost Lander
2. “Take a Walk (M Machine Remix)” – Passion Pit
3. “Miracle” – Ghost Beach
4. “Boogie Lights” – Work Drugs
5. “I Can See” – Pinemarten
6. “The Music’s So Loud” – Baby Monster
7. “The Chief” – Wildcat! Wildcat!
8. “Observations” – The Raveonettes
9. “Jasmine (Demo)” – Jai Paul
10. “Fifteen (Oxford Remix)” – Goldroom feat Chela


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Posted on June 22, 2012 by










Welcome back to mixtape Fridays…it’s now officially summer, so you owe it to yourself to get some fresh tunes in your ears and some sunshine on your face!


Download the entire playlist HERE.



1. Trails and Ways -  “Nunca”

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2. Purity Ring – “Fineshrine”

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3. Gardens & Villa – “Blackhills”

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4. Pisces – “Being With You”

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5. Future Islands – “Balance”

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6. Erika Spring – “Hidden”

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7. Fool’s Gold – “Street Clothes”

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8. Alt-J – “Dissolve Me”

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9. IO Echo - “When The Lilies Die”

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10. Alpine – “Heartlove (FISHING Backyard Bonding Remix)”

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Posted on June 1, 2012 by










Summer is nigh!  Or high, dependent upon locale.  But whether or not it’s sunny and seventy-five where you are, you can listen to this playlist to get in the summertime state of mind…

(PS: subscribe to my YouTube channel here to get a continual play, as well as other mixtapes)


1. Robert DeLong – Happy









2. Purity Ring – Obedear (CRNKN Remix)










3. Y LUV – Keep It Rollin’












4. KITTEN – Cut It Out










5. Letting Up Despite Great Faults – Stand Still











6. Luna Is Honey – No Moon












7. DVBBS – DRVGS (TYR Remix)









8. Baby Monster – City of Lovers












9. The Rapture – In the Grace of Your Love (Poolside Remix)












10. Moon Boots – Got Somebody















He Wears Short Shorts | SS 2012′s Hottest Guy Trend


Posted on April 10, 2012 by

Now that spring is in bloom, it’s time to sift through our closets and swap out the old for the new, the bright for the dark, the short for the long.  This includes guys, too.  This spring/summer season, you don’t have to be shy…bare those stems!  Shorts are taking a cue from swimwear and resort attire from the early 1960s, in everything from casual to formal wear.  The heat is on and the time is nigh to trim up those hemlines, boys!


Bally Spring 2012 RTW




















Acne Spring 2012 RTW

Dolce & Gabbana Spring 2012 RTW



















Louis Vuitton Spring 2012 RTW

Topman Spring Summer 2012



















Topman Spring Summer 2012

Burberry Prorsum Spring 2012 RTW