All right y'all. I have avoided the peplum craze (which may in fact be over, I am often late to the fashion party) for fear that i would look too "hippy" and because it requires pretty slim fitting pants to balance it out. well, i fell in with this floral print at Century 21 and bought it even though they didn't have my size! (i sized up!) Florals are still in, right? Right? Anyway, I wore this with my navy slim fit cropped pants and loved it! I was comfy all day and still felt feminine. I am wearing the top again with my indigo jeans as we speak...I think this may be a dangerous.
One thing I have gotten tons of use of this summer? My sleeveless blouses! I am generally not one for a sleeveless shirt, except as a layering piece under sweaters and cardigans...but this summer, with the business casual requirement at school and the 97+ degree temps, I have come around.
This was an outfit during the heat wave--I considered belting that skirt, but was just too damn hot to add any accessories. Notice: No earrings, necklaces, or bracelets. Apparently, everyone is lucky I agreed to wear clothes at all.
My point is, I have made this top work with every bottom in my closet, and it works hard every time. The only problem? It's a little sheer, and it's from Old Navy, so it is starting to get a little worn (pun intended?)
My next mission is to find this shirt in a slightly thicker, sturdier material for the school year!
In growing out the pixie news, I have moved to a Fauxhawk hairstyle to deal with the longer layers on top and on the sides...Tuck long side hair behind ears. Tease bangs and pin back. Hair spray to high hell. Done.
Another outfit from my week of pretending to...errrr...dressing like a professional. I picked up this Lauren by Ralph Lauren navy dress for FIFTEEN dollars at Belk in Raleigh, North Carolina. Ohmagosh... Anyway, I love the dress AND I think it will be a great fall to winter dress with tights and boots, especially given the long short sleeves! Why did I wear the scarf with this? It was 85 that day...outside. Inside, it was -48. Damn you air conditioners!