Friday, September 7, 2012

Pretty peplum please








Lace "bodysuit": Kimchi Blue from Urban Outfitters
Peplum Skirt: courtesy of Rosy Ruby (link here)
"Oui/Non Belt": ASOS
Shoes: Marco Gianni

What seems to be a top/bodysuit that I'm wearing was actually advertised to be more like a dress on Urban Outfitters! However being the silly person that I am, I didn't check the length measurements and received a "dress" for some, but an awkwardly long "top" for myself (as has happened many times!) It's an awkward length because I'm not short or tall enough to pull off either one lol.

Luckily the tight-fitting, bodycon material is not only easy to tuck into skirts/pants and wear as a bodysuit, but it actually also provides the perfect accompaniment to a peplum skirt. Peplum has been all the rage this year, but the extra flare can either flatter or completely disrupt your body shape. As this gorgeous turquoise mint one from Rosy Ruby adds extra volume to my hips, I opted for a tight-fitting top to create more of an hourglass silhouette. If you wear a cropped jacket/top with a peplum flare at the bottom, you should go for slim fit pants or skirts.

Peplum can be your best friend if you use it wisely- I worked this skirt in my favour by creating the illusion of wider hips so my waist looks smaller :) The key is to realise the peplum flare can already completely re-shape your natural silhouette, so you need to work around it to create balance :)



130 comments:

  1. What a lovely outfit, love it!

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  2. eee mint! i really like peplums too, but i can't seem to make it casual looking, peplum makes you look more mature and for the work place in my opinion haha

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  3. Would peplums fit wide hips nicely? I've been seeing it worn on so many people, and it always looks so nice! Anyway. The mint and lace looks great on you ^^

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    1. I just read in Marie Claire's "plus-size" section that curvier girls shouldn't be afraid of peplums, and I have some myself and it doesn't my wide hips look wider, rather it just accentuates my waist. :) I'd just stick to those that are cut as a circle rather than ruffled ones.

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  4. wow, everything about whis outfit is perfect <3

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  5. Really beautiful skirt, you look amazing!
    xoxo


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  6. What a divine outfit Izzy! I love how the baby blue just pops out from the lace bodysuit - which is absolutely gorgeous. Haha a 'dress', fashion is versatile as they say! I love the silhouette the skirt is giving, it's absolutely perfect for you! And the peplum looks forgiving if someone is a pear-shape/apple-shaped with giving the illusion to hourglass figures c: or just to give a little oomph, the colour is so vibrant! I like to contrast peplum skirts with a vintage tee or something, just to clash the proper value of an A-line skirt like this but you've clearly demonstrated classy is timeless.

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  7. Love the colour! You're spot on about how peplum is the rage this year.. it's everywhere! I'm loving the trend though, it's so feminine yet it's still somewhat edgy. And I also agree that it's perfect for creating that hourglass figure. Very pretty outfit. :)

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  8. LOVE the colour palette for this look, the skirt pops so well!
    I was dying to get my hands on the same belt, but it sold out before I could place an order :(
    I'm definitely wanting to sample the peplum trend, but have quite wide hips, so am opting for a peplum top, instead :) xx

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  9. You perfectly combined the lace blouse with the peplum skirt :)

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  10. Aw no, too bad about the length of the top/dress. I don't have anything peplum, but those are some good peplum-wearing tips!

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  11. Nice combination of black lace and mint skirt, wonderful!

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  12. I really love your outfits *A* I love the peplum skirt too~ It's a nice way to say hello to spring :D

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  13. I personally prefer peplum skirts to shirts, because I reckon the shirt kind of makes people look a bit...wide, if you know what I mean. You look gorgeous in this skirt, and the tight bodysuit/dress/shirt (lol) matches the skirt so well! I'll have to find myself one soon for the summer :)

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  14. I love the outfit, Izzy! Very classy! :)

    Gem
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  15. oh god, i HATE when that happens. I'm 5'11 (I knowwww) so everything is basically a shirt on me unless it's a maxi, so I feel your pain. But you reworked it in such a cute way- it goes so well with your peplum!

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  16. Your outfit posts are always so damn chic and sexy Izzy!! love love the colours especially your peplum skirt. it's really rarw to find such a shade and I have to say, this is perfect :)
    I'm a big fan of that asos oui/non belt. wish I could track down one soon too. wish you a lovely weekend dear ^.^

    X
    Catherine.

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  17. Ah, such wise words. I don't own anything peplum, but I definitely hope to change that someday in the future. And hahah, I completely understand the length issue - so many things I buy barely graze the bottom of my bum, that I pretty much always needs leggings underneath. XD
    Beautiful outfit! I really like the pop of color from the mint. :)

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  19. I love the 'oui/non' belt! I've seen it lurking around everywhere..maybe it's a sign I should buy it ;) haha!

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  20. Ahhh, this outfit is SO seriously gorgeous! Totally digging how the black lace top contrasts perfectly with the pretty mint peplum skirt, almost giving it a bit of an edge. I'm also loving your cheeky OUI/NON belt and those beyond awesome cage heels! Loving this look. :)

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  21. I can't order things online that I think will be too short because, lo and behold, they are waaay too short, haha. You made good use of this one, though. It looks killer tucked under things so I expect you'll still get a lot of wear out of it.

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  22. You look absolutely gorgeous as always! Love that black lace top/dress and the peplum skirt is stunning on you.

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

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  23. Ahh, I was hoping you'd wear this skirt soon. Haha, it's just as pretty as it did in the haul picture you showed us!
    Love the lacy black top you paired with it

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  24. perfect, perfect, perfect! you always look so stunning in your posts, izzy! love this outfit and your skirt is so pretty! great photos! <3 :-)

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  25. I really like the peplum trend (I adore the look on you and many others) but I haven't had the courage to try one out myself because I think it might actually be disruptive for my body shape. The color of the skirt if gorgeous and the belt is such a quirky item.

    Ordering things online are fussy like that some times. The top looks amazing on you nonetheless.

    Liz
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  26. That has to be the perfect post title. :)

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  27. SO gorgeous! :) love the shoes and the skirt. everything looks perfect^^

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  28. :O that lace bodysuit is the cutest that i've seen !!! i fell in love whit it *__*
    you look stunning as always ^__^
    kisses *3*

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  29. Love the color of your skirt!!! :) It's gorgeous!!

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  30. izzy you are so freaking gorgeous. this is my fave outfit from you of all time - black lace, peplum mint. wowwww gosh haha. the belt adds the perfect kick too

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  31. Izzy, as much as I love that peplum skirt, I have to say: that belt takes the cake. It's so darling. I need it in my life!

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  32. You are seriously one of the most gorgeous bloggers that I know. Now following you on twitter!

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  33. You look so chic and beautiful in this outfit! I like it (:

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  34. i have yet to own anything peplum, but i'm thinking that a white peplum top would be a great alternative to the basic white tee! this skirt looks amazing on you! the color is pretty, too!

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  35. amazing! i love the color of your skirt!

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  36. That peplum skirt is definitely a winner! Is it available in other colours?
    You have an amazing blog and definitely great style!

    Who takes your photos? They are fantastic!

     
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  37. Hey sweetie, thanks for your great comment, i know exactly how you feel. The peplum skirt looks gorgeous on you, excellent colour choice, love how you paired it with the pretty lace top. Have a great weekend!

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  38. You look so hot! wow I really love it! <3

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  39. lovely skirt!
    i've always thought mint color looks great on you and this is no exception. ;)

    happy weekend!

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  40. thank you!
    wow, lovely outfit and i love the pictures. i really admire the photographer :)
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    xx, rebecca
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  41. I am in love with the color and style of that skirt!

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  42. Love your outfit...very chic and pretty! Love your pictures!

    XO,
    Zhanna
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  43. You are so gorgeous it's crazy! I love the peplum skirt, amazing outfit!! ♥

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  44. I love your "matching" outfit to mine! That mint colored peplum skirt is gorgeous and I loveeee the lace bodysuit. Sorry it ended up being short on you. I don't even really think I have that long of a torso, but I always seem to find dresses or play suits that are like digging up into my ass. I know that was graphic, sorry. LOL. But you look amazing and very chic! <3

    toni

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  45. wow I love your outfit!
    you look perfect :O

    xx Bella

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  46. The perfect peplum skirt, it looks amazing on you dear!

    XO, Imke

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  47. Gorgeous lace & I love the color of the peplum skirt.
    I still need to get something peplum, it looks so flattering.

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  48. OMG IZZY....you're at your gorgeous best here from head to toe!! PERFECTION!!

    REBECCA
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  49. Yay, a outfit shoot with your new clothes! Like them :D they look so good on you ^^

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  50. Such a cute outfit! I totally agree with what you said about the peplum, and you worked it so well by offsetting it with your top :)

    xx maggie
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  51. The peplum skirt is too cute ! You really pull off the whole outfit ;) You look flawless !

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  52. you look so cute.. that mint green shade really suits you.. and yes, the peplum's a great silhouette for all body types, I think it accentuates the waist so well.. though it can add volume to your hips, in the end it turns out creating a great hourglass figure..

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  53. Love the combination!!! can't wait to see more!!! xxx

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  54. LOVE this outfit post! The colors are amazing and so is the skirt! VERY pretty you are :)
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  55. OMG, i just found your blog, is amazing, you are so stilish, im folowwing you now, hope you can follow me back, have a nice day, muahhh

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  56. The color of your skirt is really really pretty! I love your belt also! :D

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  57. Pretty look! That peplum suits you really well :) Lovely colour too. But my eyes are caught on those heels right now, they rock x

    Have a great weekend! ♥

    Satu
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  58. I love how everything compliments each other, the belt, the peplum, the lace outer, the heels, and the necklace, everything went too beautiful, you look undeniably stunning :)

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  59. You look perfect! Everything in this look is absolutly stunning!
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  60. LOVE this. The peplum and lace is so cute. I want a belt like that with my name haha, how fun :)
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  61. Looking looooovely as always! That's a gorgeous shade of turquoise xxx

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  62. i am obsessed with this outfit!!! its sooooo beautiful!! the peplum is perfect and that top is beyond gorgeous!!!! :DDD

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  63. Looking gorgeous as usual Izzi!! :) I miss visiting your blog, have been so busy with work it's ridiculous! I'm in love with the turquoise peplum skirt!

    x
    kim
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  64. very pretty :)
    love the color of your skirt!

    MI.NE

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  65. Peplum is my favourite trend this season! I feel it gives me a bit more shape yay. I love how the peplum on your skirt has a tapered pointy bit- the ones I've seen so far in the shops are just the plain straight-across ones and I like yours heaps better! :D x misstea & co.

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  66. Beautiful and ladylike! Love the colour of the skirt, looks just divine on your skin! Love the location of the shoot also sweetie! Beautiful! Love Barbie xxx

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  67. This is a really gorgeous outfit, the colour of the skirt is so pretty. I've always been a bit scared of peplums and the shape they give you but you have used them perfectly! xx

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  68. Great photos, you look gorgeous, love the combo of peplum & lace.
    xoxo
    Christy

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  69. This skirt is really amazing! :D

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  70. Wow AMAZING outfit! That skirt is so, so pretty! And you look absolutely stunning!

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  71. you are so stunning!!!
    love your peplum skirttt <3

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  72. Wow you are really amazing!Ï love what you are wearing!

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  73. The pop of mint amidst the pretty black lace is just divine. And it's so clever what you did with it. :)

    Kathy
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  74. Really beautiful outfit, I love it - and your hair looks amazing! :-)

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  75. You look breathtaking! That peplum skirt is the prettiest I've seen in a while :)<3

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  76. What a gorgeous outfit! I love the color and material clash sooo much, you look stunning just as always!

    Love, Mary ♡ Fashionbirds

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  77. Thanks for your comment, hope you had a good weekend!

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  78. You styled this peplum really well, I didn't think this soft color looks so good with black. It suits your waist perfectly :)

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  79. Hey Izzy, love the peplum skirt! You look gorgeous as always. =)

    Melanie
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  80. beautiful!
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  81. This skirt is seriously gorgeous! I love how you've paired the lace, mint, and peplum trends so cohesively in one outfit!

    ~Jacy

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  82. I really love your skirt and you look so pretty <3

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  83. my first time in your blog, amazing quality pictures. Love the belt xx

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  84. I love the mint peplum skirt, it is so pretty, it looks lovely with the lace top! And I totally agree, peplums can really reshape the silhouette, it's the reason why I really want a peplum top :P

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  85. I seriously love this mint and the peplum!!! It's two great trends in one <3

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  86. I totally love this look! It'sso perfect. Both edgy and sweet. Beautiful. :)

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  87. That skirt is beautiful, so nice to see how you've styled it :) I really like the lace top/dress with it.

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  88. It gives really interesting dimensions, and I love the pop of color, plus the belt really adds something.

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  89. I do that all the time with 'dresses'! I have a really long torso, so anything mini length is always more like a long top on me too, annoying! The photography & light here is just beautiful, as is your outfit. The mint colour looks really great on you & I love peplums too, but my favourite piece is the belt!

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  90. You have manage to make my heart beats like crazy seeing these amazing pics with these uber cool clothes and shoes you are wearing!!!
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  91. beautiful! i LOVE this outfit!! so lovely!!

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  92. I love the lace top!! and that belt is so cute hehe :)

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  93. I'm really in love with the peplum craze. I think it's really flattering to a range of people. The kimchi blue colour is really gorgeous. It reminds me of these leather bags my store carries, we call it "dusty blue" and they sell crazy well.

    I really like the belt too actually! The shirt/dress ... buahaha that's a pretty funny story. I'd probably be a little upset after receiving it but hey, you can obviously still work with it! No spilled milk here!

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  94. That peplum skirt is just amazing! the color is perfect and you styled this amazing.

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  95. great outfit and perfect color!
    i love that peplum skirt :)
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  96. wow! love the lace x blue/mint combo!

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  97. you look so pretty! love this entire outfit!

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  98. You look stunning dear!!!!


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  99. This is so so pretty! Absolutely adooore the photography in this!! and you look fabb in peplum!


    xx
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  100. loove this~ the lace top is gorgeous! and it's actually a dress? wow, you could've definitely fooled me!
    wow, the peplum skirt really enhances your figure. looks great!

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  101. I love the colour of the peplum skirt so much! I can't see how weird the top/dress looks since the gorgeous peplum is hiding its flaws.

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  102. the peplum skirt suits you so nicely! x

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  103. How beautiful Izzy! You look amazing in the turquoise peplum skirt! Great tips on wearing peplum and that bodycon top/dress looks great with this outfit ;)

    XoXo, Kimberly

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  104. Izzy... you look gorgeous! Love the peplum skirt, the color is simply fantastic.

    Btw, thanks so much for the nice comment on my blog. I already follow you on GFC, hope you too! And if you want, we can follow each other on other platforms. Just let me know if you do through a comment or a post on my facebook page and I'll definately follow you back!

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  105. Gorgeous! I love your turquoise peplum skirt, it's very cute! Great tips on how to pull off peplums! :)

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  106. This is such a classy look! The lace is beautiful and so is the peplum skirt!

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  107. OUI!!! u look great!! love the lace top/dress. peplum is a tricky trend as it can work for u or against u. u are definitely slim & tall enough to wear peplum well. i, on the other hand, will look like a walking lamp shade if i wore one. HAHAHA! btw, love the shade of blue :D

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  108. i'm fascinated with your outfit :)

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  109. I love the peplum trend,such a feminine and flattering trend,fun and frilly.Love the colour of these skirt,especially paired with this gorgeous contrasting black lace top x always fab x

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  110. I love that belt!! <3

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  111. I'm loving the color of that peplum! it's lovely. the black top with it definitely makes it feel more fall!

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