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Wednesday, April 4, 2012

Peplum Punch


I try to embrace one or two new trends each season and while some might take me a little time to warm up to, there are others that I immediately love...like peplum.  This shape has a retro & ladylike vibe and it can be flattering on so many different body types.  If you're pear-shaped (like me), you may want to choose a top instead of a skirt, because the frill sits up higher & won't add more bulk to your hips.  But, if you're straight up & down, try a peplum skirt to help create curves and balance out proportions. 




What I'm wearing:
Forever 21 top (similar here, here or here), New York & Company skirt (similar on sale here or here), Guess pumps, Target sunnies, The Limited clutch, Accessorize necklace, MixIt Cuff (similar here), Nails: Sally Hansen White On, Lips: Revlon Lip Butter Candy Apple

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59 comments :

Natali said...

Beautiful peplum top!!

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Styleclouds said...

You look fabulous! I love the peplum top (I am a big fan of this trend myself)and I love the combo you have put together!! Gorgeous! xo, Christina

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Irina said...

you look very chic!

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easy petite looks said...

i love this style on others, but i have no idea how i would make it practical!! i think i'll just admire this trend from a-far and try the next one :/ btw, you do your lips perfectly!!
amber
Easy Petite Looks

Victoria said...

Such a beautiful blouse! The color is marvellous :)

- Victoria
www.Vickkitas.blogspot.com

Sandy a la Mode said...

WOW!!! you look amazing!!! love that top!!!

Audrey Leighton said...

This peplum top looks amazing on you- the color, the fit, everything!
xx
Be Frassy

Alyson said...

Beautiful! Love this. Totally agree that peplum for some -- especially with over-the-top skirts might not always work -- however this blouse is awesome. Love it with the polka dots.

Crystal @MissCrystalMakeup said...

I have to admit that this is a trend I'm not crazy about. I think because I wore the original version when I was younger. But, you look amazing! Love that color and paired with the skirt is perfection. Great job!
xo~Crystal

Jolie Jouel said...

I do love me some peplum...your red F21 version is cute! Very flattering for most body types!

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Erin said...

A beautiful pop of color!

Bravoe Runway said...

I wanted that peplum top at F21 but by the time I saw it in the window display and went into the store, it was long gone! It looks great paired with the polka dot skirt, and what a gorgeous backdrop!

Bravoe Runway said...

I wanted that peplum top at F21 but by the time I saw it in the window display and went into the store, it was long gone! It looks great paired with the polka dot skirt, and what a gorgeous backdrop!

Alison said...

Gahhhhh I love this!! The skirt with that top is perfection! You look gorgeous :)

XO, Alison
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jenn~the stylish housewife said...

SEXY mama!!! i bet your hubby liked this outfit!!! unlike mine with my mrs roper dresses....ha ha! you rocked that peplum top...looks expensive too. i love great finds like that at f21!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

judy said...

Love Love Love!!! A classic pairing of a strong color with black and white. Love top and skirt, got the "madmen" feel in style. You are beautiful!!!

My Dressy Ways said...

I. LOVE. Once again, another fab F21 find from you! It looks so good with the polka dot and straw clutch!

Christinah715 said...

Wow! This is probably one of my favorite outfits of yours! You look amazing in that peplum top (can't believe it's from Forever 21!), and I love how you paired it with that skirt. I'm definitely interested in trying the peplum trend now!

Christine said...

super chic with a hint of vintage love!
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Really Petite said...

This is officially my fave outfit on you! Is that F21 top recent? You make it look way more expensive! Love love love from head to toe

Annie said...

You look so pretty in that peplum top! And I can't believe it's from Forever! Looks fabulous with the dots :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Really Petite said...

This is my all time fave outfit on you! Is that F21 recent? It looks so expensive! Love everything from head to toe:)

Joanne M\ said...

Girl, you are lookin' fierce!!!!!! Love this look:)

Tiffany* said...

OMG I love this look!! Like seriously love! I saw your post this morning and instantly become jealous! :) The peplum with pencil skirt looks amazing on you and that red color is too gorgeous!! I so agree with you about the peplum and proportions. Having the skirt part hit at the right part of your body is key and you nailed it!
beijos,
Tiffany
www.beijostiffany.com

Kimberly said...

Hey Annie, I bought the top online about 2-3 weeks ago, but it went out of stock pretty fast. Not sure if they are in still in stores?

TheUrbanUmbrella said...

Oh my gosh! I adore this post! You look absolutely stunning! The peplum mixed with the polkadot skirt is just adorable!
xx


The Urban Umbrella
xoxo


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rezel said...

Love that color on you. Very sophisticated and on trend.

GlamorousGirl said...

cute!!!

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Bespoke Biddie said...

the color! the cut!
you look absolutely darling my dear

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Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

loooove that top

Celina said...

Gorgeous!!! You styled this so classically, I love it. I adore the peplum and posted on it a few weeks ago...check it out when you get a chance and let me know what you think :)!
XX
Celina
www.StyleByCelina.com

Jen @ redsolesandredwine said...

I love this entire outfit - you look fantastic!! I'm going to look for that skirt.

Red Soles and Red Wine

With Each Passing Day said...

Wow you look amazing.

Amy said...

Love this! What a great outfit!

Amy

fashionandbeautyfinds.blogspot.com

MiniMeStyle said...

That outfit is absolutely fabulous and glamorous. I haven't been brave enough to try peplum because of my pear shape, but you've inspired me to at least try on a shirt for fun!

Zuzana Konecna said...

elegant combination, I like the way you used the blouse and skirt, great!:)

Mariana said...

Wow you look so classic! Perfect! Followed!
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A "cheery" disposition said...

I could not imagine that outfit being flattering on most women but girl you look fabulous!!!!

TaraMixandMatch said...

This is stunning on you!

Grace - Stripes and Sequins said...

Love everything about this! Tres chic!

Caitlin Rodriguez said...

Love the top-you look amazing! So cute!

Chris said...

I love the color combo. Can I pin this on pinterest?

Julie Khuu said...

Hollywood Haute honey! Love this glamorous look for day...the polka, the peplum...tip to toe CHIC!

xo-Julie
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Meredith said...

I started following you on twitter and then found your blog. You have such great style. Love it! And that peplum top is amazing.

-Meredith

Sarah said...

Love this look! The peplum top is so pretty and great colour for spring!

Sarah
smalltowncatwalk.blogspot.ca

Kathleen Lisson said...

Thanks for the tip: re peplum. I have shied away from the trend and I think it's because I was looking at peplum skirts only. I am a pear shape, too, and couldn't see how making my skirts *wider* would help!

Alysson said...

gosh that is So adorable!! you wore it very well :)

Erika of Style Activist said...

you are stunning in that color! gorgeous.

xo,
E

Giovanna said...

Love love love this look! The color of your top is amazing!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com

StyleOnTheCouch said...

I saw this outfit on twitter and I really thought it was wonderfully styled. you look fabulous in this colour red, K!

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*Glam Chameleon* said...

U look so pretty!! Wonderful peplum top as well dotted skirt!! Great style and blog!! I've just started to follow u on bloglovin so I can keep up with your new posts!:)
kisses
Jelena
glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com

Audrey said...

Love that peplum top! What a great F21 find!

Katie said...

Oh my gosh - I absolutely love the peplum top on you - fabulous!

Fashion By Alicia said...

That is an absolutely gorgeous peplum top. I love it paired with the polka dot skirt. So cute!

Marisa said...

Such a perfect classic look! I love love LOVE your peplum blouse!!

Marisa
http://brokewithdesignertaste.blogspot.com/

Kelsey said...

I love that shirt!! It is so very feminine!

Franny said...

This is the first time I've seen a peplum outfit that I've actually really loved! This is my first visit to your blog, and am excited to discover your past posts!

Niki said...

What a great outfit! Love the colors and the peplum!
Niki
www.fashionatforty.blogspot.com

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