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Sunday, 14 October 2012

the peplum question



every season, there rolls around at least one or two trends that divide the crowd. the resurgence of the power shoulder, the die-hard fans of the frilly ankle sock, and the kitten heel have all pitted different sides of the fashion pack against each other. and for the last few months, it's been the peplum. some women loathe them, quoting the extra bit of fabric flapping around the middle downright unflattering, whilst others think they're cute as heck. i was unsure. for a long time, i really was. but when they didn't seem to go away, and in fact seemed to grow in strength month by month, i decided this was one bandwagon i wanted to hop on. i liked the fact that you could make them seem smart for work, but dress them down for play and even work one into a sleek evening outfit. for a girl like me who basically stopped growing at 14 (i'm hoping for a late growth spurt. i eat a lot of green leafy vegetables) i thought i might be able to get away with an extra kick to my silhouette. this black peplum top is an 18 + east number - i'll be working with them more and more over the next few months, but if you're in london this week, you should definitely come to our club night on wednesday. it's at the book club in shoreditch, totally free and there'll be manicures and goodies on the night. tweet me (@danielakate) for details! the lovely daniel is now my resident photographer (he also did my header sketch and makes a mean guacamole), so a big thank you to him. my jeans are by french connection, and my watch is marc jacobs.

40 comments:

Cherry said...

The peplum top looks great on you! I've tried one on before and it doesn't really suit me, which is a shame because I think they're really pretty.

Soph. said...

You look gorgeous!! :)

I like the peplum trend but I've not actually tried it on myself yet.. haha. xx

Olivia Law said...

This looks so good on you! I'm still scared to try this; I honestly don't think it will suit me, as when it's done wrong, it can look awful... You look amazing though xo

Rachel, Cold Knees said...

the peplum really suits you, I've not bought into this trend just yet :) xx

Sam said...

Looks fab on you :) I'm a total peplum addict - I've actually been wearing them for over 3 years already! I really think there's one out there for everyone, but different rises, styles etc suit different figures

Sam Muses xx

Winnie said...

I love the peplum on you - it's really lovely and it looks great with those pastel pink jeans (such a fab colour). I've always wondered about your header and especially love your name sketched into the tea cups!

Maria Fallon said...

You look great! I love peplums on other people but I am yet to find one that suits me!

Maria xxx

HiFashion said...

Peplum suits you so well! And those jeans look incredible on you!!

Roisin Elizabeth Keats said...

I love this peplum on you - I think it can be flattering but it needs to be a longer peplum (like this one) cause I think the short ones stick out more and can make you look wider as a result.

Aysh said...

You look stunning hun! The peplum looks perfect on you & the colour of those trousers is beautiful :)

Aysh xoxo

Sabbotage said...

Well aren't you just the prettiest thing

Courtney said...

You look absolutely incredible in the peplum, i'm rather jealous as it looks so horrific on me! It looks so lovely paired with those pastel jeans too! Your so cute in your photos aswell! xx

Gavina Dhillon said...

So jealous of your figure, peplum looks lovely on you! I have one lace peplum top but I'm not sure if they really suit me!

Nicholas Redd said...

SUPER SEXY PANTS!

Kati said...

You can easily pull it off!

SabinePsynopsis said...

Tada! I love peplum!! What's not to love about a garment that gives you extra, higher waist?! And see... you're the perfect example how WONDERFUL peplum can look (though you always look wonderful, Daniela :) xoxo

livlovelaugh said...

hi cutie~ I see peplum everywhere... and they look fantastic on you!

-liv
http://chocolivlovelaugh.blogspot.kr

Crissy @ House of Marlowe said...

I just purchased my first peplum and I absolutely love it. Yours looks fantastic!

Bruna Fernandes said...

cute blog :)
what do you think of follow each other ? :)

t said...

Cute top!

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Rebecca Harasym said...

The peplum look really suits you! I think you look amazing! Great outfit!

Rebecca
www.winnipegstyle.ca

Katherine / Of Corgis and Cocktails said...

i think the peplum trend won't die out as fast as others - it's flatering and girly. i really love it on this top - it's also just adorable on you

<3 katherine

ronan said...

ah yo look so cute! love the lilac pants :) x

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laukizia said...

very nice blog!
best wishes from germany!

www.laukizia.blogspot.com

Janet Mandell said...

Your a true natural beauty!!! THose eyes are killer :)

LOVE your blog and your style

Are we following each other???? If not, lets do it :)

http://fashion-a-holic.com

Courtney Starr said...

You look so pretty in peplum!

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Ire said...

You look great! This outfit really suits you!


http://www.blackandvanilla.blogspot.com
x

FAIIINT said...

I was exactly the same too, but I want to hop on the bandwagon as well now! I'm yet to find my perfect one to take the plunge with though! You look great in it & your styling is beautiful as always, the jeans are such a pretty shade of pink!

girlinthelens said...

This is SUCH a stunning outfit. So simple but gorgeous - I love that pink colour of the jeans on you x

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Izumi Bogen said...

beauty!

xx. Hybrid Hunter

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Sheila said...

Love this look! I have been on the quest for the perfect peplum top that fits me right. :) It looks great on you!

xo - Sheila
www.sheislovelyblog.com

Alysia said...

this isn't a trend I've adopted yet, but I have nothing against it. I think it looks so cute on some people, yourself included!

Raz said...

The peplum looks fantastic on you! I have a couple of pieces but I still haven't fully embraced it!

FASHION ICE said...

gorgeous top! really like the pants as well, so pretty xx

Gaby de Modacapital said...

you look amazing! Love your peplum blouse! :)
kiss

Swati Verma said...

Simple and cute! I neglected them for a while till I could not avoid but buy 2 of them (both from ASOS) and now I am a convert! :)

Elise Downing said...

This outfit is so simple but so nice. I love the way you've incorporated a more summery shade of denim into it.

I'm also so happy I stumbled across your blog, it is absolutely gorgeous and I can't stop reading!

Elise.

http://www.letterfromelise.blogspot.com

Becky said...

Adore the rose pink jeans and peplum combo!xo

Fiona said...

Whole outfit looks great. Love your style! :)

Fiona
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