Please raise your hand if you too, are loving the peplum trend right now. Yeah, that's what I thought. Peculiarily enough, for a style which is listed as one of the top trends of the season, I've found them unusually difficult to find. My closet currently holds a grand total of two. The orange one pictured above was an October purchase from H&M. Thankfully the quality was good & it has withstood some pretty constant use. It's one of my go-to tops for work; generally paired with a navy pencil skirt or something of the sort. Here I've made it a bit more casual with my taupe American Apparel trousers & Michael Kors ballet flats. MK watch + Stella & Dot chandelier earrings (c/o) for some simple accessorizing. Perfect for a rainy day!
|I swear I'll get my hands on a tripod soon. And a better rainy day location... for now, the balcony it is ;)|
|Just wanted to show off my pretty Stella & Dot earrings :)|
Recall a couple days ago when I mentioned a tiny purchase from H&M? Yes, you guessed it; my second peplum item. It seems as if H&M is the only High Street retailer on the peplum bandwagon at the moment. I had made somewhat of an unwritten resolution not to purchase any black items this Spring, but it looked so nice on, the material was lovely, & the price was too good to pass up. For any of you who are interested, they have it in a white/pastel orange combination as well (unfortunately white clothes & my skin-tone are not the best of friends). One combination I am loving however is black + neon yellow. Admittedly my intent was to order a Cambridge satchel in neon yellow, but my patience isn't the greatest when it comes to their month-long waiting period. Instead I ordered this soft jersey pencil skirt from ASOS. It's due to arrive next week so that's one look you can expect to see soon. And who knows, perhaps my upcoming bonus may extend itself to the satchel as well ;)
On one last note, did any of you watch the IFB conference in NYC live streaming yesterday? I decided to take the day off from studying & followed it from beginning to end with perhaps a little too much enthusiasm haha. The second-by-second #ifbcon hash-tagging on Twitter was unreal & the panelist discussion was truly fantastic. Andy from Style Scrapbook was by far my favourite panelist... surprise, surprise. From start to finish each blogger was full of great advice from content quality, social media networking, & branding, to posting frequency & personal style. If you didn't get a chance to watch it yesterday the video is now available in it's entirety here. Hopefully I'll be able to attend their next conference in person :)
Have a lovely day everyone & thank you so much for reading! <3