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Polka dot peplum

What I Wore: Polka Dot Peplum Top

Last weekend my husband and I headed to a friend’s house for a dinner party.  It was a rainy and gloomy evening so I wanted to brighten the mood with a fun outfit.  What could be more fun than a polka dot peplum top and red skinny jeans?  I must admit that I am very self conscious about by thighs and it takes courage for me to wear anything other than dark pants.  These James jeans are remarkably comfortable and somewhat slimming.  A trick I use to distract from my bottom half is to really dress up my top half.  The peplum top gives the elusion of a smaller waist and the statement necklace draws the eye up towards my face.  My mother gave me this cute little Talbots clutch a while ago and I loved how the stripes mixed well with the polka dots.  Lastly, a nice stiletto heel makes the legs appear longer and me appear taller!  I hope these little tips can help you when piecing an outfit together.

Polka dot peplum top

Polka dot peplum top

Polka dot peplum top

Polka dot peplum top

I was wearing…..

Top: H&M. Jeans: James Jeans. Heels: Vince Camuto. Necklace: Forever 21. Clutch: Talbots. Watch: Michele.

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Get the Look: Printed Pencil Skirt

The only thing hotter than a printed pencil skirt is Naya Rivera in a printed pencil skirt.  This small screen vixen is quickly becoming a rising style icon in Hollywood. Here she is wearing one of my favorite silhouettes with a pencil skirt and peplum top.  This look may be a little intimidating to some wearing a fitted skirt that has a pattern.  It may draw a little more attention to your hips and rear than you may desire, but a mirrored print tends to be more flattering because it draws the eye toward the middle.  A peplum top is a perfect item for all ladies to incorporate in their wardrobe because it creates a beautiful hourglass shape.  I also love pairing a body-hugging outfit with a lace up sandal.  The height of the heel and the bareness of the sandal elongates the legs.  I have created a similar look to Naya’s for the fashionista on a budget :-)

Get the Look: Naya Rivera in printed pencil skirt

Dorothy Perkins peplum top
dorothyperkins.com

River Island printed pencil skirt
$39 – riverisland.com

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