Two Piece Separates: The Trend.

I had always been skeptical of the two-piece dress, which felt very eighties, even as it rotated back into style. Would it make me look like a Cyndi Lauper wanna-be? Would I look like a toddler wearing one of those matching top and bottom sets that look great on little kids, but decidedly childish on adults who try to pull it off?

A sale at Rue 21 and a cute anchor print convinced me to give the trend a try. After all, with my Rue Bucks, I would be be spending next to nothing. If all else failed, I could return it for something that didn’t make me look like an overgrown toddler.

When my order arrived, the two piece dress was the first thing I tried on. And I loved it. Not only did they look great together, I could wear the top and bottom with other pieces, which expanded my wardrobe a lot- and for less than $10, once I factored in my discount!

Top and Bottom

Ignore my puffy face- I was dealing with some serious issues with my steroids at that moment in time. This is the outfit all together. It was cute, casual, and perfect for trekking around downtown Atlanta, where everyone and their mother seems to be more stylish than you ever could dream of being.

Husband and Wife

Back at the hotel, I was going for something a little more casual. The top and bottom together are undeniably cute, but it seems a but trendy for lounging around a Wyndham. Since it still was a little warm to pull on a pair of denim anything, I opted to pair my high-waited skater skirt with a mint tee shirt from Forever 21. The look was still cute, but it was laid-back enough to lounge on the poolside couches or grab a quick dinner at the onsite restaurant. Actually, I wore this outfit for several outings, including the time we took a golfcart through the McDonald’s drivethru window. Apparently this is a normal occurrence in Peachtree City, which has 90 miles of golf cart trails, but it was a new and exciting experience for my family and the rest of the people on the trip with us!

Fourth of July

As for the crop top? It went well with my high-waisted shorts and American flag shoes for the Fourth of July. I wore this outfit for a family cookout, as well as seeing fireworks at the local amusement park. The flower crown was actually used in place of a veil at my wedding, but I didn’t want to stop using it after that. The flower crown has been finding its way into a good number of outfits since then!

How do you feel about the two piece trend? Love it? Hate it? Don’t know how to wear it?

I’m not sure if I’m firmly in the love it category, but after these pieces, I’ll definitely be giving it a chance!