Tuesday, February 7, 2012

OOTD- Adding Just A Little Pep(lum)

Day 2 of pencil skirt week and I went a little more subdued with the colors, but dark colors don't have to read drab or boring, especially if it involves pattern or shape. I found this little peplum tee at H&M during my after Christmas shopping venture and I have to say, I am all for this peplum trend. I might have to add another one or two tops to my closet. It will make you want to shimmy all day just to see it move and I am all for something that will have me looking like I some semblance of a curvier shape. Although I wasn't crazy about having to layer, it is a necessary evil until that warm weather hits and I can re-create this look I saw in Glamour magazine on my way home:

(excuse the crease, I was that excited to remember the page because I am totally in love with that look on the left)

Are you a fan of the peplum (whether it be on a top, skirt or dress)? Do you like to use clothes to alter your body shape (i.e. pleated skirt to give you the look of fuller hips, belts to create a more defined waist)?

Outfit Details:
Teal pencil skirt- J. Crew (similar here in a shorter length, similar here in a deeper blue color)
Black peplum tee- H&M (similar in a sleeveless style here, similar here in limited sizes, plus-size here, longer sleeve here)
Sheer gray turtleneck- (old consignment find) Banana Republic
Polka dot tights- Madewell (pretty much the same here)
Burgundy hat- Albertus Swanepoel for J. Crew (similar here on sale)
Black buckle boots- (old)  Dolce Vita for Target


  1. I love peplum, especially with a pencil skirt! And those boots ... I remember seeing them at Target on clearance a while back for like $13, I am still kind of kicking myself that I skipped them!

  2. TheKimmieChroniclesFebruary 8, 2012 at 6:37 PM

    Peplum is a trend that definitely suits you! I love how you've made it weather appropriate from the inspiration photo. One question, who makes the shoes of the model on the left? Drool!

  3. Aren't those shoes awesome? It says they are Rochas and cost $1145. :O

  4. $13!! You missed out on a deal there. I've gotten so much wear out of these shoes. I wish they would do another collaboration.


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