Friday, June 15, 2012

Structured details

I'm still on a peplum high! I can't help myself.  I love peplums.  I made this top last year.  When I found this green and black tapestry-esque fabric, I knew I wanted to make something with structure and voila this beautiful top sprung to life.  The silhouette was actually inspired by a local landmark here on Maui, the Lahaina Jodo Mission.  It mimics the architecture of the Pagoda temple.  I even made matching pants to go with this top, which have hand quilted side panels, but I decided to forgo the silky pants and opted for a more casual Friday look; enter my favorite pair of denim jeans.

I wanted the top to stand out, but if you know me, when it comes to accessorizing I have a hard time with the "more is less" concept.  Surprisingly enough, I think the necklace and bag I chose paired perfectly.  I really love this studded structured bag that OASAP sent me.  It surely adds spice to any ensemble. 

I hope you all had a great Aloha Friday! Here's to a magically weekend.  :)

{blouse: Made by Me | jeans: Levi's | shoes: Mango (buy) | bag: c/o OASAP
necklace: Ross stores | watch: Michael Kors | sunnies: Rayban}

Love, S

147 comments:

Michelleesque said...

Oh my goodness Sharon! I absolutely LOVE your top and how the hem is completely amazing! You are definitely inspiring me more and more! :)

Every Day Rachel said...

I absolutely love your shirt!

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Roxy Cieniawska said...

love your blog!!!! u are super cute <3 i follow

Iqra said...

that's a gorgeous top !

xoxo,
Iqra

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MintJulep said...

I love those jeans!! And the shoes!
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Sarah Annette said...

I am obsessed with that blouse! So cute, I need to jump on the peplum bandwagon :)

Lindsay said...

soo beautiful :D

Porcelain complexion said...

I'm loving peplums too <3
I also love that necklace & your bag xo

Anonymous said...

Wow Sharon that top is really amazing. You are so talented!

xo

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

It's hard for that top not to stand out. The print is fantastic.

Heidi said...

Such a great top- it looks great on you! :)

Jacqueline davis moranti said...

So cute! That top is awesome! I need one like it!

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Psycho Cat said...

It's a really cute top and bag :)

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

I love that bold green and black pattern. looks great with the gold accents from your handbag! Hope you have a great weekend :)

<3Amanda
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heart.tiff.heart said...

love it sharon! you've got talent girl!

seszen said...

great bag and this shirt is really amazing, so hot!!

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Outside Looking In said...

Great top! You did a great job!

Taylor Laree said...

Wow. That top is so cool. Love love love.

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Lisa Loves said...

That top is super amazing! Great job, hun. And I love your bag, too. I'm heading over to Oasap to check it out now. Thanks for sharing.

Love, Lisa

Sophie said...

Gosh, you are so talented. Beautiful top. Love your shoes and bag too!! I may need to order that bag now. Ahhh!

xo Sophie

MayT said...

I love how elegant you are!! LOVE IT! Loving the handbag XOXO

Well... said...

Girl, you and peplums! Haha, I love this one on you as well. The green pattern is so cool.
The Oasap bag is perfect too! Love the structured style of it <3

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Lulu said...

I love this look of yours! It's so perfect. The top you made is really amazing. Your bag is fabulous too! I love the studding detail.

Love,
Lulu

Lulu said...

I love this look of yours! It's so perfect. The top you made is really amazing. Your bag is fabulous too! I love the studding detail.

Love,
Lulu

Sue said...

Great bag and shoes!

Sue

Sallie said...

LOVE IT SO MUCH!! And that bag really is amazing.

xxoo Sallie

Anonymous said...

OMG! You are so chic. LOVE the top and your bag!

Miss K said...

It's great how you make your own clothes! I wish I had this talent. Looks really nice!

Ian Afifah Sudarman. said...

Wondering how ypu make thoose prety blouse, and your bag is make me to die ahahahaa, thx for visitng me dear, I'm followed you now, mind do the same hehe :D

Tere Ávila said...

great blouse honey, you have an amazing style!
have a great day

xx

Tina said...

You are very talented. Great job on the top. Your heels are super fabulous, too. And of course I love that amazing bag. Love your style, girl.

xx
Tina

Miss Kwong said...

lovely outfit!!!!
and the bag is adorable.

following u now :) follow me back if you like!

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Laura said...

Great top, you did an awesome job!

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

Lisa said...

The top is lovely and your bag is gorgeous!

-Lisa
The Lovely Memoir

Maria said...

your oufit is amazing. beautiful top! and such a great bag too. i will check out oasap now! thanks for sharing. :)

xo Maria

Sarah said...

Oh such a sweet look, lovely.

XO Sarah

Mystylehistory said...

Thank you so much for your sweet comment!
Really nice outfit, I love peplums too :)

GLAMd0lll said...

Fabulous as always! I love the peplum

xo
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BeingMominStyle said...

Your top is amazing u are so talented...Congrats girl...
xo...xo...L.

Anonymous said...

Gorgeous top and such a beautiful bag too!

XO KATIE

Anonymous said...

So amazing!

Amanda said...

You look stunning!

Qué Acierto! said...

Really amazing and cute top.

Savvy said...

Really beautiful, my dear. Can't believe you made that top yourself. It's gorgeous. The bag is really something as well.

XO Savannah

Savvy said...

Really beautiful, my dear. Can't believe you made that top yourself. It's gorgeous. The bag is really something as well.

XO Savannah

Meanz Chan (Koi Story) said...

You made that top!? It's fantastic. I love the colors and pattern. Also peplum looks amazing on you! I still don't have any peplum in my closet. Maybe it's about time! Also, I love your bag! The studs are awesome.

Kacie said...

Love this top! It is so unique and beautiful! I'm your newest follower :)

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Kelli said...

That top is to die for. Such an awesome piece. You bag is gorgeous as well.

Kisses,
Kelli

Kelli said...

That top is to die for. Such an awesome piece. You bag is gorgeous as well.

Kisses,
Kelli

Anonymous said...

Will you ever sell anyone of the tops you make? I really love this one! Super talented, girl.

Amy said...

So super chic, love. That top really is something. And your bag is FABULOUS! i love all the studs.

xxxxxoooo
Amy

Bravoe Runway said...

Sharon, you did an amazing job constructing that top! I love the pattern and the design and can see you love for peplum

Erlia Pang said...

Wowwww. your bag really uh-may-zingggg. Love it :)

Jacqueline (Chic Advisor) said...

love your top. can't believe you made it.I have a $100 gift card giveaway starting June 11. Come check it out.

I am your new follower. Hope you'll follow back and keep in touch.

Cheers, Jacquie

ChicAdvisor

M.E said...

thanks for your comment! great peplum choice!!! cool blog :)


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KT of KTRstyle.com said...

Ok so I am so jealous of you right now for two reasons...1) that beautiful print and gorgeously structured peplum top, and the fact that you made that made it oh so even more lovely. I love things that's DIY, doesn't it feel great to have your creative juices on stuff you wear? :)

2) You live in Maui?! Now I AM super duper jealous!

I love Hawaii, the people, the culture and the food! Oooh and of course the beautiful beaches. Every time I visit, I always plot to leave my job and move there. lol...and yup we def should hang, if you ever come to SF, you need to let me know!! xo

Mrs C said...

Aloha! Sharon :) Pretty top and great looking bag you are sporting there.. lovely! Thanks for dropping by my blog, appreciate it :)

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UnA said...

OMG!!!! U MADE IT!!!!

That's more than awesome! I just love it so much... it looks like high fashion brand top...


BTW U got the bag just noW> its been while huh?

<3 Una Muahhh

sharon lei said...

Una.... yes, this is the top that I made last year... I made "matching" pants, but they are all black and I quilted the sides of the pants. It's really nice. Maybe I'll wear it soon. I got the bag a bit ago, but only now had the time to post about it.. haha. I love it a lot though. Get lots of cool compliments when I wear it.

Miss u lots, hun. I hope we can see eachother soon!

Love, S

Cátia - A Super Fashion Girl said...

I love your peplum!!!

Amazing and you look gorgeous!

Do you want follow each other viaGoogle and Bloglovin?

Thank you for visiting my blog!

Kisses*

Linds said...

WOWIE!! The top you made is so beautiful and I'm dying for your handbag. I will definitely have to go check out the site.

Have a great day, hun!

xx Lindsey

Anonymous said...

OMG. Would you do a tutorial on this top??

Tiffany said...

Gorgeouness, hun. That top is an outstanding piece, indeed. Great shoes and accessories as well.

Kisses,
Tiffany

Tiffany said...

Oh yes! A tutorial for your top would be amazing. Hope you will consider it.

Kisses,
Tiffany

Dilan Dilir said...

love your necklace :D

Invitation To Inspiration said...

I'm absolutely in love with your top and the necklace!!! <3 thank you for your lovely comment...
xoxo

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Lilli said...

cute outfit!:) I like ur bag!:) xoxo

nikolia said...

That top is awesome!You bag is gorgeous .
thanks for your comment mi blog!
xx

Dee said...

This look really is something. You look amazing. The top is exquisite and that bag so much fun!

XO Dee

Anonymous said...

Tutorial for the top, pretty please!

Elisabeth. said...

Hi dear!
tnks a lot for ur lovely comment
Of course I follow u !
Follow back? (:

xx from
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Georgina said...

Thanks again for stopping by my blog - I LOVE the print on your top!

Now following :)

xo Georgina

Fashion Cappuccino said...

It's such a pretty top! It's nice to hear someone say Aloha on the blog! :-) xoxoxoo

Jackie said...

You look fabulous, hun! Great bag.

xx Jackie

Jackie said...

You look fabulous, hun! Great bag.

xx Jackie

Buzz said...

Love it!

Thx for stopping by. Wanna follow each other?

Kiss,
Laura

Glossy Lala said...

Lovely top,nice outfit.
Mind to follow each other?:)
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Happy blogging.

Joana Caldeira said...

Hi Sharon! Thank you, you're very sweet!
I also live on an island, but on the Atlantic Ocean :)
Can't believe you made this top! It's amazing!

I'm following you now too! :)
xx

thankfifi said...

what a great top - you are very talented!

♥ ThankFifi

Thanks for your great comment on my post!

Laura said...

Thanks so much for stopping by sweetie, I am your newest follower!:)

Petra said...

Thank you very much for your lovely comment on my blog.
I just look around your blog and I love it. You have an amazing style and great post. I'm your new Follower. Maybe you follow me back.
Have a great day
xo, Petra

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Kim (A Very Sweet Blog) said...

That top is very cute on you Sharon! Love your bag! It's fierce! :D
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Jessica Broyles said...

Such a cute top - I LOVE it!

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Miss Top Ten Image said...

Hello Sharon!! Thanks a lot for your visit and kind comment on my blog. Sure I'll be glad to follow you. I'm doing it on GFC!!
BTW lovely bag and top!!!
xoxo
Patricia

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Miss Top Ten Image said...

BTW I'm follower 890. Would you like to follow me back??
Patricia

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jas said...

love that top, you are very talented!

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Kat said...

That is really cool that you made this top! I wish I had even an ounce of sewing knowledge!

kat
aneyeforfashion.blogspot.com

Candace Wu said...

I love how you can make your own clothes! You are so so awesome!
The bag is gorgeous and I have been dying to buy a MK watch ! thanks for being a HUGE fashion inspiration !

xx APHRODITE BLUE

Annie said...

So amazing! I wish I could sew. Perhaps I shall take some sewing classes over the summer. Great bag too, sweetie.

xx Annie

Anonymous said...

You are so talented. I wish I had sewing skills as well. I love to craft, but I don't really sew too well.

Your shoes are really pretty. I have been looking for a pair of nice pointy shoes. And your bag, so FUN!

xoxo
Gin

Anonymous said...

You are so talented. I wish I had sewing skills as well. I love to craft, but I don't really sew too well.

Your shoes are really pretty. I have been looking for a pair of nice pointy shoes. And your bag, so FUN!

xoxo
Gin

M said...

Your top is fabulous. I really love the cut out detail at the hem line. Very architechtural. And that handbag is gorgeous, too. I've never heard of OASAP, so I will definitely give them a look.

Take care,
M

kirstyb said...

loooove this look x

Anonymous said...

The outfit is awesome!

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Tori said...

I too am a huge peplum fan, but I can't believe you made this!! You're so talented!!

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Anonymous said...

I love your look so much. I want a top just like it. Do you sell them??

sharon lei said...

Hi Anonymous! Thank you for asking about my top. I'm not selling any of my creations... just yet. Hopefully soon though, and I'll keep everyone posted on my blog. :) Glad to hear that people would actually want to wear my pieces! ::blush::

Love, S

The Key To Chic said...

The top is so unique, and how fun that it was inspired by a local landmark. Love when architecture inspires fashion!

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Anonymous said...

Yay! I'm so excited. Can't wait.

Anonymous said...

OMG! Yes, I would love to buy one of your pieces. Soon, I hope!! Thanks lovely.

Billie said...

You are so talented, hun. The peplum top came out amazing! That cutout in the front really adds a great detail to the top.. and of course the great geometric print.

I really love your bag as well. I'm on the hunt for something structured and unique, this may just fit the bill. :) Thanks for sharing.

XO Billie

Dana said...

Thank you for visiting me and leaving a comment. Appreciate it so much.
Love your blog and your style. Following you now. Please come back and follow me!
Thank you.

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XOXO Dana

Marissa said...

AMAZING job on designing & sewing your own top! You look great. :) Looove the print & your necklace! Your structured bag definitely ties it all together.
Hope your week has started off great!
xoxo

Riski Novianti said...

hello dear.. I love your style and your blog is cool! visit mine if you dont mind, and maybe we can follow each others.. :D

love,
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Anonymous said...

I love your bag!

Nichole said...

I love your beautiful top and gorgeous purse! Sooooo pretty. Great photos, too.

Hugs xoxo
Nichole

Nichole said...

I love your beautiful top and gorgeous purse! Sooooo pretty. Great photos, too.

Hugs xoxo
Nichole

Nichole said...

I love your beautiful top and gorgeous purse! Sooooo pretty. Great photos, too.

Hugs xoxo
Nichole

Femke. said...

love this top, so unique!!!

xofemke.
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Annie said...

That top is SO fun, and LOVE love love that bag :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

Heather said...

This is a gorgeous top - I can't get enough peplum myself :) I am dying over your bag - soooooo beautiful!

XO
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Becky | life.style.flash. said...

Wow I can't believe you made that top yourself, it's really beautiful!

Love your bag too. Studs = good :)

Becky | life.style.flash. x

Grace Saraswati said...

thanks for your lovely comment :) i've fol yours! want to fol back?

cant wait for your next post. have a nice day dear

xoxo ?♥♥

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Marlena said...

haha i have a hard time with "more is less" too- i feel like the more jewelry the better! and i absolutely love that necklace, it's such a statement piece!

Karoline Kalvø said...

Gorgeous. Love your blog.

Kisses from Norwegian model and blogger
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Dancing Branflake said...

That is so awesome you made it! You are way talented!

ylenia said...

I looove the bag! So cool ;)
I'm a new follower of this nice blog, hope you will follow me back!
XOXO
Ylenia
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Emily said...

Such an amazing look. Everything goes so well together. The beautiful top and the edgy bag is a great pairing. :)

XO Emily

Brianne said...

I really want to learn how to sew. Look at that amazing top you've fashioned. And the bag is really amazing as well. :)

Have a great day, love.

xx
Bri

Brianne said...

I really want to learn how to sew. Look at that amazing top you've fashioned. And the bag is really amazing as well. :)

Have a great day, love.

xx
Bri

oomph. said...

OMG, S! the blouse is beautiful! i haven't really jumped on the peplum train yet, but i do want to try something...like this top!

got skillz, girl!

[oomph.]
Anastasia of Beverly Hills-GIVEAWAY

Carlee said...

OK. This has got to be the prettiest peplum I've seen... and it was made by you? No way! Even more amazing. :)

I also love everything else about the oufit. The shoes and oh that bag! Gorgeous.

xo Carlee

Anonymous said...

So cute!

xo Alex

Michelle said...

Such a lovely look!

M

katheezy said...

Really love your style, girl!

Kat

fracturesoftime said...

I really wish I could sew. You are really talented!!

x S

Bonnie said...

This top looks great on you. I love the colors and the style.

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ZxM Fashion Addicts said...

That top is just great!









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Ashleigh Nicole said...

Cute top and bag! xo

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Kris said...

The bag is fantastic, but I'm drooling over your peplum top!! It's so gorgeous. xo

Kris

Jade Purple Brown said...

That peplum top is adorable!

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Sandy a la Mode said...

girl!!! you look amazing!! i LOVE the top you made, you did such a great job!! and such a fun bag!!!

Anonymous said...

So fantastically gorgeous!

T said...

You have great style girl! And definite mad sewing skills. will you do a tutorial. Sick bag as well!

xx
Tiff

Tiff said...

or better yet, are you taking any orders for this style? i'd love to buy one!

xx
Tiff

B said...

I'm so in love with you bag. It's so chic and edgy all in one!!! And the top you made is fabulous, too.

XO Bear

Olyvie said...

beautiful love, hun.

xx oly

Anonymous said...

AMAZING LOOK!

Sadie said...

I love that bag, it's gorgeous! The top is amazing too, can't believe you made it :) xx

Anonymous said...

You look so lovely. I'm dying for your bag.

xx

Mae said...

Dude, do you know how amazing you look in this?

I think you do.

me ke aloha, Mae
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Molls said...

That bag is so cool! The studding detail is amazing. Your top is gorgeous as well. So talented girl!

XO Molls

Anonymous said...

LOOooove!

wendy said...

Your bag is fabulous!! I Love it. and your style!

Katy said...

Such a fabulous look. and wow! you madethat top? Sooooooo talented.

XO Katy

Anonymous said...

SO PRETTY!!!