Monday, August 20, 2012

Prim and proper in peplum...

I'm excited today to be wearing my first ever peplum top today.

To be honest, I'm not a person who blindly follows or wears trends.
In my teen age days, when I was completely smitten by minis and skin tight tops, my mom used to tell me-  "Fashion keeps changing, dear! It is important to have a style of your own, rather than just be fashionable, and style is when you personalize the fashion trends and make them your own!"
So, once I managed to get over the teen age whims and matured as a person, I've always believed in embracing only those fashion trends which, I feel, look good on me or suit my body type.

Peplum was one such trends which I was never too keen to embrace.
It is not because peplum will not look good on me. In fact, I knew that the volume at the hips would rather flatter my skinny bottom and help create an hour-glass shape. It is only because, the idea of some extra fabric dangling at the waistline never appealed to me. Even though I have admired it so many times on other bloggers, I never thought of giving it a shot myself.
I was, in fact, attracted to this top in store only because it was lace and not because it was peplum, but it was a completely different story once I tried it on! I fell in love with the peplum too (may be because it was not too much fabric, just a little flare at the waist) !!

It is funny how we sometimes have such deep rooted misconceptions and discard many a things without even giving them a single chance! A lesson well learnt, I'd say.
I'm so happy that blogging, once again, helped me shed off one of my inhibitions.
I felt so sophisticated, so elegant and so prim and proper in peplum.

Tell me, have you embraced the peplum trend yet?

Today I'm linking up with  Still Being Molly  for her YOLOmondays link up.

                                                                          What I Am Wearing:
                                                                skirt- New York & Company     top- T J Maxx     heels- Nine West    bag- Younkers 
                                                                watch and sunnies- Guess   cuff- Kohl's   bracelets- Buckle   ring- Charlotte Russe

                                             Thanking you                                                                             Yours fashionably


  1. The top is super cute, Juneli, and looks great on you! It's funny to me because peplums were so popular in the 1940s. I've always loved the look and years ago wondered if these would ever be in style again, haha! ;-)

  2. I love peplum shirts or dresses!
    Im going to be posting my own peplum post on wednesday! I'm so excited!

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  3. Such a cute peplum top with the lace detail! I am dying to add a peplum top to my wardrobe :) It took me forever to warm up to the colored skinny jeans and now I love them! Funny how our style ideas change!

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  4. You look beautiful, I love this entire outfit. The lace peplum is just so pretty. And can we talk about your shoes... they are awesome!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  5. Adorable outfit!!!

    You have a great blog :) Would you like us to follow each other? Just let me know on my blog!!

  6. OMG - LOVE the lace peplum! GORG!

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  7. U luk fab and peplum top suits u .. N also love ur shoes...

  8. Fabulous outfit! Love the peplum top, so pretty
    M x

  9. Love the top on you! I have decided it doesn't work for me :(
    I love it paired with the floral skirt yet snake print heels!

  10. Yes Yes. Peplum is the smaller hips woman's best friend. I have 3 that I recently purchased and I'm eying one more and looking for a peplum dress then I will be all peplumed out ;)
    You look fabulous.
    k at

  11. Georgeous look!!
    great skirt,
    love your oversize ring

  12. I love how the peplum top looks on you, especially with the pencil skirt. I don't have a peplum top yet, but I'd like to try one!

  13. Well Juneli, you look like a doll in it! You should wear them more often! I love the sassy-ness of the lace and the print of that skirt is awesome. Great color!!! Thanks for the compliments last week! I'm not a makeup pro either! HaHaHa I just do the best I can! HaHaHa Have a great week!

  14. ohhhhhh juneli you look absolutely stunning, girl. love this! so gorgeous!! thanks for linking up <3

  15. Love your ring and skirt! I have always love the red, black and white combination!

  16. Simiarly to you, I don't blindly follow trends either. It's one thing if you like the trend, but another if it's not you but you wear because everyone else is. Love the peplum top and those shoes are stunning, I love them! 9west huh?

  17. Love this look! The peplum style looks great on you!

  18. Wow, you look great in this, not colorful as I used too but amazing :)

  19. Oooh pretty! Love the peplum paired with graphic florals! So sophisticated and chic, perfect for day into night! Love this mix!

    Would love to get your thoughts on my most recent hotel renovation when you get a chance! Hope to see you soon!

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  20. Love how you styled your peplum top. We have the same one in turqouise. The skirt is so pretty and vibrant and love how you mixed prints with the snakeskin heels.

    We did a Mother/Daughter Peplum top remix today. We had a lot of fun trying out this trend too!

    Heather & Kayla

  21. I'm glad you've decided to give peplum a try, because this top is actually gorgeous! I think I would be like you, more attracted to the lace initially, but now that I see it in you, I have to say that the fit is really amazing and really accentuate your figure beautifully! But I cannot leave the skirt and the heels out of this comment, they are simply fab!


  22. I love that skirt on you! The fit and the print are fantastic!

  23. I'm like you - only just got into the peplum as I'm not really too big on trends, but I must say I love it, such a cute way to may your waist look even smaller. Looking good girl x

  24. You look so good!!!

    Let's follow each other?

    xx Olivia

    1. Thank you, Olivia, and sure, I'd love to do so!

  25. Great peplum top!!! It's fabulous paired with that skirt (which I also love) - this is a great office look!


  26. Juneli, I love this outfit. That peplum top is amazing, love the lace fabric. I also didn't think much of the trend until I tried it on and noticed how well it fit. Now i'm totally crazing a peplum pencil skirt ;-)


  27. I heart your blog! I'm a new GFC follower :)

  28. Like you, I'm not that type to follow trends. I only embrace the trends that I like or that fit into my style. I'm glad that you decided it give it a try. The peplum top looks good on you.

  29. Nice outfit! I like the peplum!

  30. I was the same way about peplums, I didn't think I would even want to wear a peplum but now I am on the hunt for a peplum top! Your's is gorgeous, I love how it is lace :)

  31. that is cool what your mom said! I am going to have to keep that in the back of my mind! and this does look beautiful on you! It kinda is funny, how many times, we are so set in our ways that we refuse to change, but when we actually do, we realize that it suits us or is better for us.
    you look gorgeous as always =)

  32. omg, totally obsessed with this look. So beyond fabulous. Amazing post, love. If you get a sec, I'd love to hear your thoughts on my latest trend report. xo

  33. I love peplum & you look amazing in it!


  34. YES, I'm obsessed with peplum right now! I have so many pieces! You look gorgeous, and this was really a fantastic pick for your first one! Beautiful!

    xo Jenny

  35. wow!! looking stunning in the peplum top - love the fact that its lace :)

  36. I have not tried this trend, and prolly won't b/c of misconceptions :P. LOOKS GREAT on you though!