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Friday, April 11, 2014

The perfect peplum






Sunnies: Gucci | Top: Bobeau (optionoption, option, option)   | Necklace: Express (option) | Bag: Marc by Marc Jacobs (option, option, on sale in purple here) | Bracelet: Stella and Dot | Ring: Kate Spade (option) | Pants: Express (similar) | Shoes: Kate Spade | Polish: Butter London "Sprog"

The last time I wore this top, I was Rollin' with the Homies. I really loved it then, and I still really love it now. I'm happy to give it a proper photo shoot.

This top is really the perfect peplum. I do like the peplum trend, but it's difficult with my body type to find one that works great - I'm high waisted and generally biggest in my midsection. The seam of this peplum is high enough to actually hit me at my waist, and its hip length elongates my short torso. It's perfect, I tell ya!

I didn't overly re-create a new outfit - as you can see, I stayed with gold and black shoes, and black bottoms. These are the 5-pocket ponte pants from Express. Unfortunately, my exact ones are gone - I just snagged them last week for their clearance sale. Mine are the ankle length zipper version, but you can find the non-ankle, non-leg-zipper here. They're greeeeat! <--- in "Tony the Tiger" voice. But seriously, they are! I tried on the Pixie Pant at JCrew, and they fit me awfully. They look amazing on other people, but they're horrible on me. That's one thing I've always loved about Express. Their pants universally fit me amazingly, and always have for years! 


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  1. It is really hard to find a great peplum top! This one looks amazing on you and I love the whole black and gold color combo! So classic and those shoes are to die for!!

    xo, Erica
    Casually Styled

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    1. Thanks, Erica!! Lots of my favorite things wrapped up into this outfit!

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  2. This outfit is so cute!!! The blue purse just makes this outfit pops. Your waist look pretty and I agree...it is prefect :).

    http://www.kreyolasjourneys.com/

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    1. Thanks, girl! I appreciate that! This little bag goes everywhere with me! it's perfect for running around, traveling, and it's even better that it's fun to look at!

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  3. That is a great peplum top! I like that it has a smooth transition versus some of the other peplums you see that are more exaggerated at the peplum...hm, not sure how to say that correctly, haha!! Anyway, great outfit!
    Kellie @ www.ie-style.com

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    1. I know exactly what you mean! Those are not flattering on me either!!

      Thank you!

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  4. I am LOVING those sparkly KS heels! They are so fun with the leopard peplum! Happy Friday :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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    1. Thank you! They're definitely a favorite in my collection! Even better that they are ridiculously comfortable, too! The perfect heel height!

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  5. I. Love. This. Outfit. All of it. And I feel like you're just taunting now me because I didn't think you wore much black. I was WRONG, okay!? lol. Those pants fit you like a dream, although I think it helps that you have such a nice natural leg shape. Those shoes might be my new favorites, too. So fab.
    Gina ~ On the Daily Express

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    1. You are making my day! Thank you! For someone with your bod to tell me i have nice shaped legs is the best compliment! I thank all those years I played tennis in junior high and high school :) So happy you approve!

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  6. This peplum is darling on you! This whole outfit fits you amazingly well, total hottie with a body!

    Have a fab weekend
    -Jasmin
    www.jasmindaily.com

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    1. Haha! That just made me LOL - but I appreciate that comment so much! I've been working on my fitness, and while I'm not where I want to be yet, it's great to have clothes to give me the illusion that it is!

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  7. I hear you. I'm high-waisted as well, and it's hard to get certain styles to look good on me. But I love this top on you :)

    xxo!
    ~Chantilly

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    1. Thank you! And glad you can relate! I envy those that can wear whatever their heart desires!

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  8. Love this sleek look. The accessories really make it pop!

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

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  9. That's a very cute top, but I'm LOVING the shoes! They're so fancy and sparkly!I hear you about having a hard time fitting peplums, as I'm high-waisted as well. I have one peplum that I love and wear all the time because it fits just right. I think some trends weren't meant for shorties like me (I'm looking at you, midi skirt).

    NCsquared Life

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    1. I know!!! It's good when we can recognize that not *every*thing is meant for *everyone*
      I wish a full midi looked right on me - it's ridiculously frumpy on me!

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  10. As I was looking at these pictures I was thinking "Ooooh wow" and then once I reached the shoes my jaw dropped! I love when that happens! Love this look, drooling over those shoes! Love the blue bag! Love everything!

    Marianne
    www.goodgirlgoneglam.com

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    1. They are jaw dropping - I just love them! I got a sale alert email for them and ordered them on a plane via wifi! It was *that* serious! But I couldn't risk them being gone by the time I landed!!

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  11. This compliments your figure so much!

    Corinne x
    www.skinnedcartree.com

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    1. <3 Thanks so much!! That's a big compliment to me!

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  12. I love love this outfit. That peplum shirt is gorgeous..and so are those shoes. I really like the pop of color with the bag. I need that bow ring!

    Kimberly
    Mascaramelodies.com

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    1. Thanks, girl! I just grabbed a bunch of my favorites and wore them all at once!

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  13. I adore peplum and I'm glad it's still in style!

    Jen
    www.lifeunrefined.com

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    1. There are definitely some that look more trendy than others! But yes, I agree, nothing beats a classic peplum.

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  14. Love this!! I can never find peplum that works on me either. You styled this one so perfectly!

    Kaitlin
    www.teaandsequins.com

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    1. Thanks, Kaitlin! I had to get rid of my two other peplums because I realized they really just don't work for me. This one will stick around for awhile!

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  15. That is a gorgeous top - I love the greyscale animal print and it does fit you perfectly!
    Also totally swooning over the glitter heels!
    Chic on the Cheap

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    1. Yes, the animal print is pretty fab as well. I'm so glad I landed upon this top! So many good things about it!

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  16. This is an amazing outfit from head to toe. You are so right about Peplum, it's great but you gotta find the right fit for your body and this one fits you perfect for sure! I LOVE those pants and the unexpected zipper. The zipper balances out the ultra feminine look of the peplum and gives it some edge <3 Double love <3 The manicure, blue bag, and the SHOES all are icing on the cake! Very well done my lovely friend! :-)) XOXO, Elif
    http://theboxqueen.com

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    1. You are too sweet! Thank you! And yes, I love mixing edgy and girly things together! And this polish is my new obsession! It's the perfect shade of blue - so fun!!

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  17. Great outfit. I love the splash of blue from the bag and the fab Kate Spade ring. So stylish.

    Linking up from #WeekendWindDown

    http://fashion-mommy.com

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    1. Thank you so much - and thank you for hosting!!

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  18. prettt look :)

    http://sbr-fashion-fashion.blogspot.com/

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  19. I have a few peplum tops but they don't fit the way I would like them to, I like how this one is made. Thanks for sharing and linking up again with us at the #WWDParty.

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    1. My pleasure - appreciate you hosting!

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  20. I've been looking for a peplum top and they fit me weird too. This one is amazing on you. I love the blue bag with this great outfit!

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    1. Thanks, Tracy!! I wish they were all cut like this one!

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  21. Fabulous! Your bag especially stands out to me. It's stunning and perfect.

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    1. It's really my most favorite bag! It's the perfect size to carry necessities, and the color is just so happy!

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  22. That peplum top is so nice with the jeans! :) It's great when you find that store that does perfectly fitting pants, even better if it's affordable! :)

    Really like your blue Karlie bag with this too for a pop of colour - we have very similar taste in bags! (my karlie is bright pink)

    Away From Blue

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    1. Yay! I LOVE that we share the same tastes in bags! I really would get this in every color! It's so fab!

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  23. lovely blog :)
    http://saltskinned.blogspot.com.au

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  24. Cute top. Love the sunnies.

    pinkandnavystripes.com

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  25. Very cute look! Love your hair- the relaxed curls are gorgeous!

    Katie | Style Diary

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