Closest I'll come to peplum.




Forever 21 top and skirt; Spring shoes; Fossil watch

The other day I tried on THE PERFECT strapless peplum top. Lace, exposed zipper at the back, super pretty cut. The only problem? My chest wasn't big enough. That's right - not big enough to hold that thing up or even look good. I almost gave up on my peplum search right then and there.

BUT (there is always a "but"...), I found this super pretty flowy top at Forever 21. It's not the same as most structured peplum out there today, but it has a definite femininity and peplum-like style to it. I couldn't walk away from it, even if they were out of my size and I had to buy the next size up. And guess what - the girls could still pull this one off. I think I found myself a winner, and this is probably the closest to peplum I'll ever come.

Probably.

17 comments:

  1. This top is really pretty and I think you're right it definitely has a slight peplum cut to it even though it isn't as pronounced.This top is one that a lot more people would probably wear and feel comfortable in!

    You look lovely!


    Amelia @ UGLY DUCKLING xxx

    Come say hey at Ducklingtoswan.com! :)

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  2. Very cute - the colour is great on you!

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  3. We hardly ever see you in skirts or dresses--you look so pretty!! That top is really cute. I haven't tried the peplum trend yet, this one looks go on you!

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    1. Thanks! I don't know why but I tend to gravitate towards pants. I'm trying to change that as the summer comes to a close because pants season is just around the corner!

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  4. So pretty and ladylike, Kelly! I'm still searching for a cute peplum top. Have a great weekend!

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  5. Peplum is hard to pull off! That's why you'll never see me in it, haha. This is a sweet almost-peplum look...works very well for you!

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    1. Thanks! It is a lot harder to pull off than I thought!

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  6. I know! That is always my problem with the peplums too. :-( I love this spin off the peplum though!

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  7. Yeah this is an adorable top! I like more then the traditional peplums... :)

    Sara
    http://seventwentysomethings.blogspot.com/

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  8. Do you ever not look cute?

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    1. Awe thanks! You're too sweet :P Trust me, I have many unflattering moments ...

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  9. This tank really does look great on you! I've kind of given up on my own search for peplum too. I love it, but it doesn't quite work on me..

    xo,
    Hannah
    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  10. cute outfit! and I would totally classify that top as peplum;) I love the flowy-ness of it.

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  11. the red+black combination works FANTASTICALLY here!

    p.s. i just stumbled across your blog and really like your style! i'm totes following it now. :)

    dash dot dotty

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  12. Totally bought a really architectural peplum top last week from Zara! It's a similar colour to yours and I now get why people love them. They are so unique looking. Love this colour on you :)

    Xox kimiko

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  13. You must embrace the peplum..lol try on different ones..just cause that one didn't work doesn't mean none of them will.
    come visit me....
    Sheree x
    www.itsnotthatdeep.com

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