Why I love this look: I am a sucker for a crop top and high-waisted pencil skirt! I’d been looking for a match for this crop top for a month or so, and I landed on this $45 find (deets below). The older I get the pickier I am about quality, which was why it took me SO long to find the perfect fit. It definitely could be priced much higher based on thickness, texture, fabric and look. There are so many cheap-looking pencil skirts out there that show every flaw (I know because I’ve ordered and sent back about 10 😉 ), and this definitely isn’t one of them!

Where I wore it: I wore this to the Glossed and Found x Topshop Odyssey Cruise event. It was such a great time with goregous views of Chicago spent with some of my favorite bloggers (check out their sites below, you will love them!).

Inspiration: Becky, one of my best friends, wore this skirt out one night (styled by Personal Stylist Julianna C.). I loved the skirt but it had escaped my mind, until my fab intern Kathryn (check out her blog here) told me it was a must try on while shopping on Michigan Ave the other day! So basically a whole team of people inadvertently inspired this style! I thought it was a perfect nautical-yet-not-cheesy-nautical look for this event.

Lauren Loves: An Under $50 Pencil Skirt

Pinstripe Midi Skirt

Topshop pinstripe midi skirt on Lauren Sebastian fashion blogger

Check out my Chicago blogger girls and their killer shoe games!

Shoes: (clockwise starting with white) : Drunk on Shoes, BigBlondeHair, Red Soles & Red Wine, Orginal Valentino Rockstuds, Rosie Clayton, Fashion-a-Holik

chicago skyline glossed  found topshop odessy cruise


Shop my look by clicking on the links below:

Kimono Crop Top with Open Back // ASOS

Tophop Pinstripe Pencil Skirt // Nordstrom

Saint Laurent Monogramme Matelasse Quilted Bag // Neiman Marcus

Porsche Design 8478 Sunglasses // Amazon

Stuart Weitzman Nudistsong Ankle Strap Sandals // Nordstrom

LK Design Earrings // HauteHeadquarters.com

T+J Designs // 18k Double Band Midi Full Finger Ring

After about 5 years of stalking celebrity fashion, I’ve only shown you a small fraction of my rather large closet and fashion knowledge. That being said, I’ve decided to dive in to a new “Lauren Loves” feature on BigBlondeHair.com. Every week, you can expect new outfit posts of my finds inspired by celebrities as well as my own taste. I’ll feature everything from Saint Laurent to Forever 21 and tell you why I love it all. I own it all, so please feel free to comment with questions about sizing, retailers, styling or anything else. Xo & Happy Reading