Sunday, February 19, 2012

I've got Pep(lum) in my step!

I've never met a peplum I didn't like.  Women of all shapes and sizes can pull off the peplum look, it's just finding the right peplum for your shape and size.  Since I'm quite curvy and my waist-to-hip ratio differs by more than 10 inches, a fitted peplum is normally what I fancy.  It allows me to show my curves, but still accentuates a cinched waist.  I wanted to try something different; a loose-fit peplum.  I made this top last year and yesterday was the first time I wore it out.  I questioned that the loose fit would make me appear larger, but I think it actually works for my body type.  And pairing this top with a flared jean is a perfect counterbalance.  I'll probably try to make this top office appropriate and mix it with a printed pencil skirt. 

Are you a peplum type of gal?  Or is this a style that is out of your element?

{top: DIY | jeans: ON | bag: Kenneth Cole NY | sunnies: Rayban
watch: Michael Kors | necklace: F21 | rings: "Build" c/o V Nunes (buy), AE}

Love, S

37 comments:

Sal Zailani said...

i love the peplum look! Thinking of getting or...DIY-ing a peplum skirt for myself xx

fifi said...

love this look! you look adorable!!!

Squared said...

ADORE your rings! cute outfit too!

A.Co said...

I love this look on you S!! You're so talented with that sewing machine of yours!!

I'd rock a peplum... but haven't yet.

Amanda {feast.fashion.faves} said...

oh my gosh..yeees, you wear it SO well!! and I love the color on you! soo classy with the beautiful bauble laying oh so nicely on your top! yaay, have a great rest of your weekend!!

<3Amanda
feast.fashion.faves

Girlie Blogger said...

I don't own any peplum shirts. I do like the style though, and your shirt is really cute.

Anonymous said...

I love the top you made. So fun and flirty. :)

xo

Lisa said...

LOVE THE PEPLUM!

Love,
Lisa

littlemissandrea said...

I love the peplum silhouette! And I can't believe you made the top yourself, it looks awesome! There was a peplum dress I was hunting for last season, and never ended up being able to find it.. Hopefully the spring/summer collections can bring something along my way!

yuni.k said...

I can't believe the top is a DIY! I was seriously thinking there was no way it's not designer, but now I'm kind of sad to see that it's a DIY! What can I say, I love my instant gratification when it comes to clothes. And paired with the flares, so glam!! LOVE THIS.

Annette Tang said...

Looove the peplum! you look so cute in it and i like it with the wideleg pants!

hope you are doing amazing!

x0
annette
www.theversastyle.com

Carrie said...

You look good in your peplum top -- particularly impressed that it's DIY. :)

Jen said...

I love a good peplum too because I also have a big hip to waist ratio! I love how you styled it with flared pants, because I've only ever worn my peplum pieces with something fitted on the bottom. You look lovely! Also, I can't wait to see how your leather peplum shell turns out and I'm definitely looking forward to the potential possibility of commissioning you to make one for me too, hehe!

Have a great week my dear!
xo
Jen

Laura said...

I don't like it so much for me, but you look great with it! The mix with that pants seems perfect to me!

xxx
- Laura
http://ucouldbemysomeone.blogspot.com

GIRL AND CLOSET said...

Fabulous look, adore that top paired with your flared jeans... and I'm swooning over that necklace, big time! It's beautiful!! Hope your week is lovely. xo veronika

Phuong said...

i love it!!

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Sandy a la Mode said...

i love that peplum look on u!! and your bag is beautiful!!!

rolala said...

Pretty top! I love peplum cause it's such a feminine look.

Paula said...

Love your necklace and top so much!

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xx

Lions, Tigers and Fashion OH MY! said...

I LOVE this top!! I need to get something like this! xoxo

Jackie said...

This diy top is so cute Sharon! You should open your own online boutique ;) hope your doing good.

P.S. You kill me with your food pics on twitter!

Embrace those curves honey! Miss you <3

Anonymous said...

You really look incredible in this outfit. I love every single thing about it... and I especially love that you made that top. Great job, girl!

xo D

Little Tree Vintage said...

pretty! happy monday!

Kristy said...

When I saw "pep", I thought you meant Pep-to Bismol, hahahaha... Obviously not :p Love how you mimicked the flare-ness of that peplum top with your spectacular flared jeans! And your X-O ring is so adorable. Where did you get it from? AE or V Nunes? MAJOR want! :D

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Lisa said...

gorgeous! I LOVE PEPLUM! and you wear it so fabulously!! I've tried doing peplum but i think i'm too hippy and it just accentuates my hips GRRR i'm still hunting for the perfect peplum for me though!!

pjlatte said...

Adorable! Impressive DIY!

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Ashleigh Nicole said...

So cute, love this look!

xo Ashleigh

www.thedaileigh.com

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

Sharon that peplum top is amazing!!! Absolutely love it...Hope you have a great day!
Frankie Hearts Fashion

April said...

I never really had a thing for it...thought it made my midsection look all big and stuff, but you've got me wanting to give it another shot!

Clara Turbay said...

In love with this blog.

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Amy @ Five Kinds of Happy said...

It looks gorgeous on you!!! I haven't tried it but I love how it emphasizes the womanly shape and I might give it a go... :)

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Indy said...

What a gorgeous color!

LyddieGal said...

your peplum top is so cute, and i really love your necklace, what a nice f21 find!
Chic on the Cheap

Leslie Quiros said...

I want a peplum so bad!! this is paired excellent with those jeans!
xo,
LMQ

aliciafashionista said...

I totally thought that peplum wouldn't be flattering on my body shape, but was so pleasantly surprised! I agree that it looks great on all shapes, and I especially love your peplum top! Great pairing with the leopard print :)

The Fashionably-Forward Foodie said...

wish i had your creative style and could create my own clothes! love the peplum look on you. i couldn't rock it, but you look chic, babe!

oomph. said...

this is something i haven't tried yet! i like it here with the wide legged denims. cute xo ring, too!

[oomph.]