Happiness is walking into a store at the last minute before going out and finding exactly what you’re looking for…and that’s exactly what happened Saturday night. I frantically walked into Marshall’s looking for a peplum top and not only did I find it, but the details were perfect: The zipper down the back was amazing and the slighty puffed shoulder on the lace three quarter length sleeves was beyond cute. Best of all it was only $19.99! The peplum top is super flattering and I’m sure I can wear it with a few different outfits. This time I paired it with a simple purple skirt and Vince Camuto heels that I got at Dillards on sale, my entire outfit (excluding the bag and jewelry) was under $60! FYI I always carry a tote with me and this particular gold one from meet mark is my current favorite for carrying essentials like flats, makeup etc. for evenings.
Peplum top $19.99 at
At first glance one would think peplum may be unflattering (unless you’re a size zero), but believe it or not it’s the exact opposite. With the right color and pieces peplum can balance out curvy women and enhances those in need of a little shape. Tips: When choosing a peplum top or skirt, one color is the easiest and most flattering; If the neckline is low, keep the hem longer (and vice versa. This is usually a given, BUT essential in keeping with a classy peplum look); bypass strappy heels or boots and instead try a slingback or stacked heel oxford to balance out the extra fabric. Most importantly, keep the jewelry simple! The peplum itself can stand on it’s own. Check out some of picks below.