The Mullet Top + A Giveaway With The Braided Bandit

I spent all weekend convinced I would be able to take outfit pictures yesterday, but seeing as Mother Nature had different plans for me that involved rain and wind, I was forced to suck it up and take indoor pictures. Regardless of the location, I still wanted to show you what I wore on Thursday to get a drink with my friend Kylie and then to Downtown Disney for Starbucks, Earl of Sandwich, and the "Guardians" midnight premiere. Yes, my social life mostly just consists of food and drinks, but that's normal, right? Anyway, I'm in love with this comfortable striped cropped tank even if my height (or lack thereof) makes it difficult for it to actually be cropped on me. I've been looking for more basics, and I tried this tank on at TJ Maxx at the beginning of summer, but ended up passing on it. When Kylie and I stopped in early last week, I stumbled upon it again, but this time it was in the clearance section for $4. I like that it's simple in the front and fun in the back. Sure, we can call it a mullet top.I know you were thinking it. It only makes sense. 

This is by no means my favorite outfit, but it was still a comfortable look that was cute enough for the night's festivities. For some reason I've been gravitating toward red more often, which I'm okay with. It's a color I shied away from for a long time, but I've been embracing it now in full force.

All cards on the table, I definitely already saw "Guardians of the Galaxy" for a second time last night. When Whitney called me to see if I wanted to see it again, I didn't know how to say no. It was so enjoyable, and I wanted to see if I had missed any jokes the first time. I regret nothing.

Top: TJ Maxx
Dress: UO via swap
Necklace: Forever 21
Shoes: Swedish Hasbeens

Plus, I'm participating in Hannah's amazing giveaway. If you don't know already, Hannah  of The Braided Bandit has an adorable vintage store and makes gorgeous flower crowns. To celebrate summer and her shop rebranding, she's giving away an awesome pack of prizes including store credit to her vintage shop, a  floral crown, and a necklace. I've loved getting to know Hannah and supporting her business, and since she was so nice to participate in my giveaway last year, I'm pleased to be participating in hers. The giveaway runs until Sunday night and is open internationally!


  1. I want to see Guardians of the Galaxy because it sounds sooooo like it is such a good movie! I haven't gone to ONE summer movie, can you believe that?

  2. Why would you not see Guardians of the Galaxy a second time. It was such a fun movie!

    Also, this is a cute summer outfit, perfect for movie going!

  3. Thank you for posting Elana! I love this cute striped top (and the cute striped kitty too!) xoxo

  4. I love the ruffles in the back! Super adorable.


  5. The ruffles in the back are adorable. At first I was like... hmmm... mullet top, but I saw it and it's adorable!

  6. What a cute top, I love the ruffled back. I especially love that necklace, though! I can't believe it's from F21. I am hoping to get out to see Guardians this week! I figured it was going to be nuts at the theatre over the weekend, so I'm hoping a weekday showing may be less crazy. Can't wait to see it!

  7. The detailing on your top is way to fun and cute! ;)

    God bless,
    XO, Claire

  8. Haha the uncooperative weather claims another blogger. I've been having to settle for indoor posts this week as well.
    And gahh I can't get over how cute that top is! The back. DAT BACK!! So cute!

    xo Deborah
    Coffee, Prose, and Pretty Clothes

  9. I'm jealous that you saw Guardians of the Galaxy for a second time! I loved it so much!! I need to see it again!

  10. I was nervous about seeing what a "mullet top" meant lol Love it though! And jealous that you've seen Guardians, I need to get to the theater asap! Also, I love the red pleated dress of hers!


  11. I love this tank/skirt combo! The ruffles on the back are so darling (: I really need to go see Guardians of the Galaxy. It seems like everyone has seen it and loved it!

  12. You look adorable! I love this top and the back is definitely super fun!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  13. Dude, that skirt is everything <3 Love the texture! Super cute shoes, too and omg kitty! :DDD

    - Anna

  14. Let me start by saying I love nearly everything in Hannah's shop, but especially the floral prints, and especially especially the floral 60's Tent Dress. Thanks for the giveaway!!

    The shoes! Do you love them? Are they everything??

    ♥ perfectly Priya

  15. I love that top- the back is such a head-turner!! And I'm loving the indoor shots here- they turned out really well! :)X

    Chic Nikkie

  16. I love the mullet top, its definitely a fun, simple look. & That kitty is just too precious!