Apologies for the small break in your Up.Fashioned updates, but I am hoping to give you a full fashion diary for the upcoming festive season so stay tuned.

And for the love of crop tops - and I do have such a big love for them. This one was a tad shorter than I prefer so I wore a white tank top underneath and just folded it shorter, a girl's gotta do what a girl's gotta do in the name of fashion.

Actually this outfit turned out to be my favourite pieces all rolled into one... crop tops, high-waisted pants, sneakers and my Daniel Wellington (remember to use the code UPXMAS on DW's website to get yours 15% OFF).

Sunglasses: Quay Australia - Crop Top: Top Shop - Top underneath Crop Top: Mango - Watch: Daniel Wellington - Sling Bag: Guess - High-Waisted Pants: Freddy Jeans - Sneakers: Michael Kors from Preview

"I really like crop tops. I like how you can dress them up or down, with jeans or a skirt and heels. I like to be showy and cute. I don't want to be in just a jacket and pants and boots."
- McKayla Maroney