9.04.2013

My First Peplum

While everyone else has been looking adorable in their peplum shirts for the past year, I have been looking aimlessly for just ONE that didn't make me look like a hippo! I am a huge advocator for dressing properly for your body shape. Even if something is in "style" that doesn't mean I will wear it, UNLESS I feel like it flatters my shape. For example I can NOT wear the "big tunic, shapeless" tops... When I try one on, I automatically look like I gained 20 pounds, so I accepted that, and pass on that style.

Here is my new peplum top I found at TJMaxx for 12.99 and my new burgundy skirt from the Van-Heusen outlet for $24.00.

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Here's a closer shot of my new $4 necklace from Rue 21.
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My husband preached in the high school chapel today! He did such a great job! I'm so blessed to have him!
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Love this man!
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21 comments :

  1. What an adorable couple! I feel you on the hippo top thing. Took me forever too, but I finally found one - on clearance - at AE!

    Have a great hump day!
    XOXO Fal
    Falfindshappiness.blogspot.com

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  2. I have to be careful with peplum, this one looks great on you! Very cool about your hubby getting to preach too :)
    Ginny

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  3. Peplum is tricky for me too-- most the peplum tops I've tried on have been too short for me. You and your hubs look great together :)

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  4. Oh, burgundy... How I love it! :) I've yet to find my perfect fitted peplum. I have a few of the loose-ish ones but nothing structured. The hunt continues... I do like the stripes!

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  5. Ahhh finally someone else who feels the same way about Peplum! I LOVE the look, but it just doesn't work for me :( I think it's because my torso is too long. Anyway, I'm glad you found one you like - it really does look so cute on you!

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  6. Adorable top! It's hard to believe anything would make you look like a hippo! But I do agree- don't be a follower just to be a follower! And I do believe that peplum was worth the way bc it fits you great!
    -Carylee
    Morepom.blogspot.com

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  7. That top looks great on you! While I own several peplum tops, I've had trouble finding ones that flatter as well! I've learned that the less dramatic the better they look on me!

    Shannon
    clothesandquotes.blogspot.com

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  8. You look amazing in this peplum! I too have trouble finding flattering peplums. Sometimes I hate being a pear shape...
    This is seriously so cute though! I love the wine skirt with it.

    Jessi
    http://haircutandgeneralattitude.blogspot.com

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  9. Cute top! You look great in it! I am still on the hunt for one!
    xo,
    Jacqueline

    stylininstlouis.com

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  10. FYI Lauren I nominated you for the Leibster Award on my blog today!
    Check it out <3

    XOXO Fal
    http://falfindshappiness.blogspot.com/2013/09/backin-that-azz-right-up-i-got-nominated.html

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  11. Really love the outfit. I have the same problem with the tunic tops. Somehow I always end up looking like a circus tent. Way to make it work for you AND for such a great price!

    XOXO

    www.alinitinidaily.blogspot.com

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  12. That peplum fits you perfectly. I love how it's a little more structured than some others that I've seen. Love your necklace too!

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  13. Aww lovely picture of your both, great outfit, love your top :)

    Thanks for linknig up to Share your style Saturdays :)

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  14. LOVE this peplum top. It's even got cute little buttons. Oh my goodness, it's adorable and looks great with this skirt! You and your husband make a lovely couple, and your hair is great :)

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  15. Okay, that outfit is amazing for such a great deal! I'm so jealous!

    Be sure to LINK UP on my blog! Xoxo

    www.styleafterhours.com

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  16. You definitely found a flattering peplum top! I, too, took a long time to find a peplum top, one that was longer for my long-waisted body. And your peplum with that burgundy skirt looks fab! Such a great color combination as we head into fall. :)

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  17. You look terrific! I am still yet to find a peplum top that I don't look terrible in. You rock it.

    Kels
    storiesofkel.blogspot.com

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  18. Cute outfit! Love that it's stuff I can afford : ) You guys are a cute couple! Thanks for sharing all your link-ups too!

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  19. Love your outfit! I had a peplum dress when I was 13-14 but I haven't purchased one since they have come back in style. It's on my wish list.

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