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Friday, March 29, 2013

Spotted in Leather



Sometimes when I'm putting an outfit together, I like to start with the shoes.  Case in point, when these twinkling cap-toed beauties arrived, I knew I wanted to build an outfit around them.  So I started from the bottom up and decided to juxtapose the dressed-up feel of the pumps with my favorite skinny jeans.  And since I loved the design of these shoes so much, I repeated the texture of the sparkling stones + smooth leather by topping it off with a spotted blouse & (faux) peplum top.  It worked so well, I'm starting to think maybe I should begin all my outfit planning this way...

 



What I'm wearing:
H&M blouse (similar here or here), Tinley Road top (on sale here), c/o Old Navy jeans (in Authentic wash; on sale here), c/o Nina Shoes pumps (on sale here), Merona satchel (here), Michael Kors watch (similar), c/o Stella & Dot bracelet (here), c/o JewelIQ earrings (similar), Forever 21 ring (similar), Simply Vera Vera Wang aviators (similar), Lips: Maybelline ColorSensational Coral Crush

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Amy Shaughnessy said...

I think the length of this blouse is perfect as well as the volume in the sleeves. I tried a blouse on under my peplum a while back and looked like Zorro. This is perfect though! Love the spotted blouse with this top!

Amy

Fashion and Beauty Finds

jenn~the stylish housewife said...

LOVE it!!! now why haven't i layered a peplum top yet??? SO cute! and i am seriously crushing on those heels!!!

xoxo, jenn
the stylish housewife

Rare Sophisticate said...

This is my favorite look you have done recently! Current classy and effortless (as usual!).

Raihni

Cathy said...

Great idea! The shoes are gorgeous and I love the combination of the spotted blouse and faux leather peplum top! Be sure to check out my style inspiration shoutout to you in today's post :)

http://cstyledesign.blogspot.com

Alice Warren said...

Those heels are gorgeous. What a great outfit! I usually start my outfit with 1 item that I want to wear and build from there. I can't believe your purse is from Target - it looks so high end.


Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

andrea said...

Such a cute outfit!!!! Emily from Cupcakes and Cashmere was wearing the same H&M peplum top today! :)

xoxo,
Andrea

www.andreaeveryday.com

Megan Magers said...

oh my peplum how pretty are you?! leather, light leopard, coral, and some cap toe all in one is pure genius, if this is what starting from the bottom looks like then by all means continue! each piece here is to die for loving your aviators and i cannot get over those shoes. as carrie bradshaw would say, hello lover xo

http://myotherclosetiscouture.blogspot.com

Chantelle said...

I really love how you paired the peplum tops with a blouse. I've never seen that before. Nice!

Lady of Style said...

No wonder you started with your shoes - they are fabulous! Great idea to wear the blouse under your fantastic leather top.

Annette
Lady of Style

The Love Hanger said...

Those skinny jeans are the perfect length! I'm going to need to check out Old Navy quick! Love the layering idea with the blouse under the peplum. It's so cute. Can't wait to see you next week at LuckyFABB! <3

toni

teresavalentinaxoxo said...

This outfit is awesome! I've never heard of anybody, starting with the shoes when it comes to an outfit ;)
I really like how you paired the blouse with the top!
Lots of Love, Teresa Valentina
Make the most out of your Life ♥

Debora ETS said...

What a beautiful outfit. I often build my outfit around shoes or accessories, and find that it can work a charm. I especially love your leather peplum top x

www.expressionthrustyle.com

Anthea Lau said...

love the dotted blouse and leather vest paired together! nice and classy combo :)

A
xx
http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

Anthea Lau said...

love the dotted blouse and leather vest paired together! nice and classy combo :)

A
xx
http://epiquemoi.blogspot.com

Margo said...

I love this look!! The leather peplum, the dotted blouse, cap toe pumps and the pop of color with the bag. I feel that it's a very versatile, polished-looking outfit!

Always Maylee said...

LOVE how you layered this leather peplum. You look so gorgeous and so chic!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl said...

I need that leather peplum top in my life...it looks great layered with that button down!

xoxo
Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl
http://poorlittleitgirl.com

Ashley said...

This outfit is so chic and classy, I love it!! I need to get a pair of those pumps ASAP!!

Xo,
http://sincerelymissashley.blogspot.ca/

cchicc3 said...

I love how you layered your peplum... I still haven't tried this yet but I'm building the confidence!

-Classy Chic & Chardonnay
http://cchicc3.wordpress.com/

sarahsreallife said...

I love how you're wearing the sleeveless top almost like a vest. It looks really great! I do plan outfits from the shoes up sometimes, but I think it would get old (and difficult) if you did it everyday!

~Sarah of Sarah's Real Life

Kenzie Lee said...

What a great outfit! I especially love the pop of color with that bag!

X Kenzie

www.CaveGirlintheCity.com

TaraMixandMatch said...

Love the layering with the leather top, such a great idea!

Julianna Cato said...

Love the bag! Great pop of color.

Julianna
www.jssouthernchic.com

Sequin Doll said...

That peplum looks great! I've been eyeing it on Piperlime for about a week now. Good to know it looks good in person (sometimes you never know with faux leather).

http://sequindollfashion.blogspot.com/

l.c.s. said...

love those pumps! cute idea pairing the oxford under the peplum.

xo
lauren
www.annacroswell.com

Kim said...

How do you get your Rock Star jeans to not look like jeggings? If I go up a size they bug sags but the calves are still crazy tight, if I get the size that fits my hips and butt the legs look like sausage casings!! I keep hearing great things about them and have a pair that I never wear because they are scandalous!!!

Alyson said...

Love the peplum layered like this. I debated the leather peplum a few weeks ago and ultimately passed (Florida is so rough for wearing it) but adore it layered.
PS: those jeans are my favorite of yours. PERFECT fit.
And, the heels? Let's just say I'm having major shoe envy today.

Kate Moore said...

It's crazy how the leather top looks so much higher quality on you than on the Piperlime model! I've been eyeing this piece, but felt really unsure about how it would look in person.

Great outfit - love the layered blouse!

Kate @ Two Take on Style
http://twotakeonstyle.com

Kate Moore said...

It's amazing how much higher quality this leather top looks on you than on the Piperlime model! I've been eyeing this piece, but was unsure how it would look in person. Tinley Road has such great vegan leather options.

Great outfit - love the layered blouse!

Kristina said...

I have that H&M blouse. I love the way you layered it under the leather. Now I want to try to figure out how I can replicate this!

Kristina

Kristina does the Internets

Kayla Gilbert said...

I love that leather peplum and I love how you paired it with the spotted top and cap toe pumps!
Happy Friday Kim! : )

Kayla
www.lovelucygirl.com

Christina Heflin said...

I love this look! I tried on a faux leather peplum top very similar to this a few months ago. I liked it but I was stumped as to how to wear it, I wish I would have thought of this. Now I'm mad at myself for not purchasing it. And I love that Target bag, it looks so much more expensive than it is. I think I might have to cave and buy it!

http://simpleeasystyle.blogspot.com/

Misty said...

Just ordered the shoes. They were only left in my size. Yay!

Love this while outfit so much. It's nice to follow a fashion blogger who shares affordable pieces.

SciNerdGirl said...

Wow, I love this look. I think I would have gone with black ankle boots, but that's just me.

Sunday Dreaming said...

I would have never thought to pair a peplum top with a button down shirt like this. Genius!! I have a very similar peplum top from Target and I've been waiting until it gets warm to wear it...but it appears now I don't need to wait. Thanks for the great idea! Happy Friday!

CP and KW said...

i love your shoes and the way you styled the peplum blouse
kw ladies in navy

M Frost said...

Love the blouse under the leather peplum. I have a leather peplum just like this and was looking for ways to vary its wear. Thanks for the idea :)! Shoes are definitely cute :). I definitely think building an outfit around the one thing you really want to wear works!

Styleclouds said...

I love the layering with the leather top!!! xo, Christina+

Styleclouds

Rhymes With Fashion said...

Love this blouse and peplum combo so much! Seriously kicking myself for not picking up the leather peplum shirt!
Happy Easter!
-Alexandra
www.rhymeswithfashion.com

Chelsea Davis said...

Love this entire look from head to toe. The polka dotted shirt underneath the leather top is perfection! See you at Lucky Fabb I hope!!!

XO Chelsea
http://shesaidhesaid-fashion.blogspot.com/

Chelsea said...

I LOVE this look! The spots are the perfect accent to this fab leather peplum top. I would have never thought to pair the two but you pull it off so effortlessly!

xoxo,
Chelsea & The City
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Love Style said...

I really love the look of the peplum top with a blouse underneath! Just stumbled across your blog and i love it! you have a new follower now ;)

Maggie
lovestylehappiness.blogspot.com

Emma Finlayson said...

I love this outfit so much and those shoes are awesome!

Adriana Lucia said...

Lovely outfit girl!! You have beautiful style!

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Kimberly Bonham said...

This is such a cute outfit!

Sandra said...

This is probably one of my favorite looks you've put together. Edgy chic! Really love it!
xo-Sandra
www.littlerockbigstyle.com

Andrea Kaplan said...

love the bag!!

xo Andrea
www.sophisticatedsass.com

~Mom Wife Boss Life~ said...

Great combo of textile and print!

Happy Easter

xx kelly

Malinda F said...

Adorable outfit! Love how you layered the peplum over your blouse

Malinda
Fashionlove82.blogspot.ca

Brooke G said...

Very edgy chic! Love the pop of color! Have a great weekend!
brooke

onprairiehill.blogspot.com

vitaMinn style said...

Love the peplum top, it really pulled the outfit together!

Grace
vitaMinnStyle.blogspot.com

OntoMyWardrobe said...

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cnd said...

This whole outfit is flawless!

Kristen said...

I love the combination of the peplum with the shirt underneath! What an awesome outfit!

Berty Morales said...

Simply STUNNING! Love that leather peplum top. Great look and love the shoes!

The Sweetest Thing said...

Love this! Such an original look, the leather peplum with button down underneath! I just may copy this idea, girl!

A J said...

I like the little studs on the cap! Those totally make the shoe, you should have done a close up on them!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

Avenue Ahline said...

i love how you layered the peplum top with a spotted shirt .. you look fab.

xoxo
avenueahline.blogspot.com

Rebecca said...

I'm sooooo smitten with the SHOES!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

anoddgirl said...

love your layered tops
gorgeous chic outfit
xx
http://anoddgirl.blogspot.com.au

Ashleigh said...

My Mom always said it is easier to start at the bottom and work your way up. You can always find a dress to go with your shoes, but not necessarily the other way around! I really like the cap toes. The sparkle is subtle.
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Abbey Brandon said...

I love how you layered the leather top! You look great!

xx, Abbey
www.districtdressup.com

Deanne Castro said...

Great post! Love the pop of red! :)

Please check out my blog, I would love to hear what you think of my latest post!

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Deanne

MyFashAvenue.com

FashMags said...

I love this outfit. Simple with a little punk!

House Of Jeffers said...

I would have never thought to layer a sleeveless peplum with a long-sleeve shirt. You, my dear, have inspired me!

Jen
House Of Jeffers

House Of Jeffers said...

I would have never thought to layer a sleeveless peplum with a long-sleeve shirt. You, my dear, have inspired me!

Jen
House Of Jeffers

Lyda Pung said...

Love those jeans...and they're so affordable! I've never tried on the rock star skinny jeans from Old Navy but I've heard you have to size up in them. Did you have to do that? Also, did you get regular or tall?

Kimberly said...

Hi Lyda,

I did go up a size in these & I got the regular length because I liked that they hit me just above the ankle. I'm 5'8" for reference. Hope that helps - they are super comfortable :)

xo,
Kimberly

Anna Black said...

Love the title!! Haha but even more so love the outfit, the shirt looks great under the leather top!

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http://beblacknblue.blogspot.co.uk

Sofia Donatelli said...

Love how you added the spotted blouse to your outfit.

If you get a sec, check out my latest post. Happy Easter!

Sofia

Stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com

sepatuholic said...

I love casual chic ensemble.... Gorgeous!!!
http://sepatuholig.blogspot.com/

Jenny Plog said...

Stunning outfit dear!!!!

www.plogstyle.com

ITOHAN ALIGBE said...

Love the peplum leather top and wearing it over the shirt genius... love the shoes too!

http://sapphire-brushstrokes.blogspot.co.uk/

dacy said...

love the peplum over a blouse - will have to try it!

Kristin Clark said...

Loving your layers here - so polished

xo
Kristin
www.LivingInColorPrint.com

Liz C said...

Love this look & the pop of color from the bag!

http://sprinklessequins.blogspot.com/

blueskydaze said...

Love this outfit - the bag is especially gorgeous! :-)

Jaclyn De Bonis said...

I'm not sure I would have ever thought 1. to buy a leather peplum top or 2. that a leather peplum could look so stylish before this post! The look is so elegantly chic. Finally, I love how even though this look is stunning, the price of the pieces are not extremely over the top!
I can't wait to see more!

Xoxo,
Jaclyn, of Written in Fashion
http://www.writteninfashion.com

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Bridget said...

This is stunning!! Your style is inspiring.

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