Thursday, August 2, 2012

Leather peplum

Months ago when I spotted this H&M leather peplum top, I was instantly smitten.  Since we don't have H&M stores here in Hawaii, I knew what had to be done... I had to make one myself.  I put it off for months, but last night the sewing bug pinched me hard and after a few hours, my leather peplum top was born.  This version is faux leather, but I'm hoping to make one with real leather, too.  Did you guys see this embroidered faux leather number from Zara?  So amaze.  I hope you guys aren't getting too bored with my peplum fascination.  Haha.

I also picked up these flats from Nordstrom Rack.  I normally have to be in the mood to go through the racks and shelves at The Rack, but sometimes the rummaging pays off.  Scored these babies on super sale and also a few other goodies.  Do you guys like bargain hunting / shopping at places like Nordstrom Rack?  What's the best find you've ever walked away with?

{peplum blouse: DIY | skinnies: Old Navy | flats: Sam Edelman | bag: Tahari
sunnies: Rayban | watch: Nixon | bracelet: via House of Aria | necklace: F21}

Love, S

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Ice Pandora said...

You look rockin'!
Love the peplum
top! And the
color of the jeans!


Joy Shana said...

Love the peplum top, gorgeous look

Anonymous said...

OMG! You always make the best DIY's. I'm dying for this peplum top. Will you ever sell your creations??


Lisa Loves said...

You are so talented, hun. This is probably one of my fave pieces you've created. Keep up the amazing work!

Love, Lisa

Psycho Cat said...

I love your pants, great color :)
Have a nice week...

Krystin Lee said...

everything about this shoot is FAB - the outfit + the colors.
xo Krystin

Heidi said...

That top looks amazing! You did such a great job. :)
I don't typically go shopping in discount stores, I don't have the patience! LOL

seszen said...

lovely blouse :)

Bonnie said...

Leather peplum is so my style. I would rock that in a heartbeat! Love the skull bracelet -- I have two similar ones.
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Pins, Needles & Fashion said...

This is one of my favorite looks of yours. That leather peplum top is just perfect on you. I also love how you styled this whole look. You look great.

Laura said...

I don't like too much peplum, but it looks really great on you!! Nice work!

- Laura

Nikki said...

I'm loving peplums so much at the moment, and yours is absolutely stunning! Love how you've styled this whole outfit :) Xx

Amanda {} said...

um YES YES YES!! This is my all-time FAVE peplum on you!! I've had this attraction to leather lately...and haven't seen it in a peplum top until now.....which you are waaay rockin'!


Sophie said...

Wowie! That top is so amazing. And looks great on you, hun.

XO Sophie

Andrea said...

I wish I were as talented as you. This is such a great top! I think I may need to get on the peplum bandwagon.


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I love the outfit!!! You look so elegant and pretty :)

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Michelleesque said...

I absolutely love the peplum top! Oh my goodness! You really are making me want to make more things, haha! Gosh darn procrastination!


DiamondsandTulle said...

That top is AMAZING Sharon! OMG! I need to ask my grandma to whip me up one of those! :) Nordstrom Rack? I LOVE the place. But you're right - you totally have to be in the mood. I've found tons of goodies there in my lifetime. It's a great way to waste/spend 3 hrs!

xx Vivian @

Marisa said...

You are amazingly talented! I can't believe you made that faux leather peplum top! I think you need to start selling some of of your fashions :)


Anonymous said...

I love how you always have a smile on your face. You are such a positive inspiration. Thanks, hun!


Anonymous said...

EEEP! I love your peplum top sooooooooo much. Are you selling them? I'd love to buy one.

xo Kate

Trinnah said...

I'm so jealous!! I've had my eye on those peplum tops, too, but like you, we don't have H&M down here. I have to drive 6 hours to Houston and that has to be a "special" trip and not something we can just do for fun with the baby and all. Haha!

I wish I was like you that if I see something I like, I can just make it! Haha! You are so talented girl, and I absolutely adore the peplum top! You're looking gorgeous as always! :)

Tatiana and the Deathly Fashion said...

LOV the peplum top! The leather gives it an edge, which I totally love! I can't believe there isn't an H&M in Hawaii yet! And yes I LOVE Nordstrom's Rack! The best deal I got was a pair of J Brand jeans for $10. Love bargain hunting, it really pays off ! Following you now :) So glad I stumbled upon your blog!

olivia giovanni said...

oh gosh that is a really pretty top!
just stumbled upon your blog, did you already post the diy tutorial on how to make the peplum top?

totally jealous that you are living in hawaii!

followed you!

UnA said...

aww I love it so much!

I saw similar one in Zara. Yours is way nicer. Please make me one haha..jk jk.

looking fab as usual


Ilse said...

That top is gorgeous! It is super versatile and can take any look from ordinary to extraordinary! & I looove those shoes as well, newest follower!

TINA said...

I surely love your DIY peplum top!

Kelli said...

I'm so jealous that you've got mad skills. Sell your stuff, girl!


Anonymous said...

You look wonderful, doll.


Anonymous said...

You look wonderful, doll.


Frank Vinyl said...

thank u for the comment! loving the peplum

tee&fame said...

NO WAY! You made that yourself?? Looks incred - make me one? I'd pay you hehe.
You look amazing guuurl.

x stace

jamie-lee said...

I am seriuosly impressed with your sewing skills - that peplum blouse looks great (and like it's just off the rack in a store). A real leather one would be so luxe :)

Sydney said...

Fabulous creation, hun! You look amazing.


Lulu said...

Um. I need that peplum in my life. That's so amazing that you made it yourself. Skillz, girl.

xx Lulu

Maria's Closet said...

I want your peplum!

XO Maria

GirlieBlogger@Beauty Fashion Blog Seattle said...

Gorgeous top. I'd be smitten about it too.
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Julie said...

Such a gorgeous blouse!

xo Julie

oomph. said...

I just LOvE this top! Nicely done, S! I have yet to own anything peplum, but I hope to find one soon!


Anonymous said...

Oh such a pretty look. I love your peplum top! So amazing that you made it.

jo said...

You are so talented! Love the DIY peplum top.

xo Jo

The Fashionably-Forward Foodie said...

HELL YEAH I LOVE THIS LEATHER PEPLUM! OMG. and that zara peplum is to die for. you are right about that.

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