Thursday, March 7, 2013

Peplum Flounce






Top: Express; Skirt: H&M (similar); Tights: TJ Maxx (similar); Shoes: JC Penney

(Pre-P.S.This wasn't a particularly successful set of outfit photos. Ben reviewed the pictures and declared, shaking his head, that he was "disappointed in himself" for the "poor artistic quality." Ha!)

That aside... oh my god peplums! This outfit made me feel like a feminine, small-waisted, curvy-hipped, rockstar, model, fashionable, runway ready, secret-agent! I know that these images may not convey that, but it's all about how awesome you feel in clothes and how powerful the perfect outfit can make you feel! When I leave my house feeling well-dressed, I feel like I can conquer the day. When I struggle with my outfit, or it fits poorly, or I feel like I am starting off at a disadvantage. I think that there is a lot to be said for caring about looking your best every day. I certainly notice when my colleagues have on a new blouse that makes them look polished and happy, or when someone stands up straighter in their new shoes.

Ever since starting this blog, I've gone from not dressing particularly well (and not caring too much), to trying. I try to hang my clothes nicely, and try to iron them on the weekends so I am set to go before work, and I try to leave with something on that I feel proud of. To be fair, this process can often leave me running out the door later than usual or crying gently into a pile of tried on outfits... but, I am so happy to be part of this community that's also trying! I'm inspired every day by your pretty outfit photos and inspiration (I'd never have rolled my cuffs properly without guided advice, or worn belts over my cardigan and knee-high socks with equestrian boots). Keep it up, folks! Your inspiration is helping me to be that secret-agent lady you see above. ;)

29 comments

  1. I love preplums, but I'm afraid to try them on my body type. You look great in this outfit though.

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  2. Peplums are the best <3 Really pretty outfit!


    - Celine
    http://indigobellefashion.blogspot.com.au/

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  3. oh my goodness.

    legs for days!!
    so envious of your long beautiful legs!

    p.s
    thank you for stopping by and leaving me a sweet comment!

    xx

    www.moiology.com

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  4. You look so chic in it. I'm loving everything here :)
    xx

    Maria Speaks Prada

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  5. Really nice look!! I adore the lights by the window!! :)

    Kisses!!

    I'm following you! Follow me back?

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  6. fantástico look...muy guapa!! (lookfortime.blogspot.com)

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  7. I LOVE this dress on you - you look amazing. Such a simple but wonderful piece.

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  8. I love how understated and pretty this peplum is. Definitely my style!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  9. Hey! you contact me in IFB so I'm here check out your blog as you asked :) nice combination!
    xx

    http://letsgoparis.blogspot.com

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  10. That peplum skirt is tres chic! I love how flattering it is too <3

    Trendy Teal

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  11. Love it - so Parisian chic and sophisticated.

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  12. Super sexy, love the tights!
    Simona
    www.lakenmoon.blogspot.com

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  13. I love that dress! Very classy and pretty. You look fabulous.

    -Vogue&Heels
    vogueandheels.com

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  14. I love this dress! So classy and beautiful!
    <3 Sarah
    http://www.closetchecklist.com/

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  15. You look amazing as always. Such a great all-black look, and LOVE those tights.

    Terry

    http://terrystwocents.tumblr.com

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  16. You look amazing! Those tights are perfect, such a great look.

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  17. Ah I still need to get something peplum! Has any one every told you, you look a little like Blake Lively but with dark hair? Well at least in these photos.

    Ali of

    www.dressingken.com

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  18. Thanks for reaching out on IFB! I love this look! Peplum is so chic! Love the dress and love the tights!

    xo, Kenya

    www.kenyaldesigns.com

    Kenya L Fashion Blog

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  19. Love the peplum! I wish they looked as good on me! Haha

    www.rougefox.com

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  20. So pretty and elegant! The peplum looks great on you.

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  21. Love this outfit! I love a good peplum they are so flattering!
    Charlotte
    www.winstonandwillow.com

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  22. This outfit looks amazing on you - so flattering and elegant! One of my faves for sure :)

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  23. You kinda looked like Blake Lively in a few of these pics! Super cute! THanks for you message on IFB. Want to follow eachother?

    www.nightchayde.blogspot.com

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  24. Such elegance! Love it.
    xo
    girlintheyellowdress.com

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  25. Love your blog, you have such great style!

    Amber
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