Friday, October 19, 2012

Pep Club

I begin with a few thoughts: 1) veggies drizzled with beurre blanc is a little like devils dancing mischievously in heaven; 2) wine and/or a perfectly brewed/frothed latte makes most, if not all, things better; 3) it's no wonder I can't get my weight under control when my life seems to revolve around the glorification of food and drink; 4) I ate my veggies today!

Peplum is the one trendy trend that I've not always had a lot of confidence wearing, and one I can't say I've fully jumped aboard. I understand the "theory" behind it: create a smaller waistline by way of a slightly exaggerated hip. But it's that whole exaggeration of the hip that I don't wanna always, ya know, exaggerate. Moderation is key! But you know me, I'm such a sucker for this kind of silhouette, so I had to give it fair play. I've indulged in only a few pieces so far: a cute printed top and a faux-peplum dress (but I dunno if side gills really count =7), both from Dorothy Perkins. And then I stumbled upon this delightful little color-blocked incarnation from Ruche - neutral black and tan set against a vibrant blue is totally up my alley - and I caved. Besides, color-blocking + peplum = double trend score!

Top - Ruche / Pencil skirt - Charter Club (Macy's) / Heels - Max Studio (via DSW) /
Handbag - DKNY (via TJMaxx)

I will admit the top is a wee bit smaller than I would like, but it didn't come in a bigger size (boo) and I thought I could make it work. And I hate paying for return shipping. And I really liked the top. I really love it with this slim black pencil, and to be honest, it will probably be the only way I'd want to wear it.

In other news, I wait with bated breath for Sephora's VIB discount in order to chip into my growing wish list. I'm especially in the market for a new eye cream. Thinking about Ole Hendrickson, but do ya'll have any faves?

Necklace - The Limited / Ring & earrings - Ruche


  1. Well there you are! You've been hiding out a bit.
    This looks great on you.
    I remember the peplum trend being very hot in the mid 80's; I actually owned a gorgeous black lace peplum dress that I loved. I was 25lbs lighter then and it looked great on me. Now, my booty is just too big (in proportion to the rest of me) to wear the trend.
    I think peplum is an excellent look for you...your proportions are balance and you can easily pull it off. Really pretty.

    Lisa/Dangerous Curves

  2. Kendra Stanton LeeOctober 19, 2012 at 9:22 PM

    You MAKE this dress. It's fantastic and the leopard print shoes are hot cha cha cha.
    Am a fan of the Ole H. eye cream. I also did a modified "Whole30" diet for 30ish days and my eyes looked dramatically different. Not puffy and dark shopping baggy. Recommended.

  3. I love, love, loveee this outfit, and I'm not even a fan of peplums.

  4. I’m a HUGE fan of Origins GinZing eye cream – it’s got caffeine and light diffusers in it, so it both tightens up and disguises the puffiness and dark circles. I’m also seriously loving those leopard heels. Unexpected and sassy!


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