My Peplum Buying Tips

Tuesday, June 11, 2013

So we all know I'm a tad obsessed with peplum, however I'm learning the hard way that not all peplum is the same. After buying nearly 10 new peplum tops and only 2 working, I've come up with my little list of peplum rules. Admittedly I'm super particular, and in the end, wear what YOU like and feel great in. Fashion is your way of expressing yourself, so don't feel confined to rules! These are just tips that I use and maybe someone else might find them useful.

My peplum buying tips:

  • Peplum "skirt" thing has can't be too short or too long - I prefer to go past my belly button and stop at largest part of my hip. Longer in the back is great, like a high low pep, but man the front can't be too short.
  • It can't start too low - I like mine to start higher at my natural waist NOT at my belly button. I wear my belts that high too. I prefer that silhouette.
  • Not TOO much "skirt" - I bought one the other day that was SO "poofy" I guess for a lack of better word. I like mine to be a skirt but also go straight out. Once it starts to "ruffle" or gather, I hate it. Then it feels like a mini dress.

This peplum top gifted to me from SimplyBe is EVERYTHING  - EVERYTHING! The fabric feels like a foam type material, so I holds it's dramatic shape - like the "gaga" shoulders my friends called it. The foiling in the top is absolutely gorgeous, even if hard to photograph. I paired with the same pants and top from my last post.

It was the perfect top to go on a work luncheon for Portland Fashion Week at Clear Channel Radio to visit with the team from John Jay & Rich Show - including Kyle! We had so much fun and I've always love that show, crazy to meet radio personalities in person! LOL


Group shot! From Left - Barbara PFW Production Manager, John Jay, Justin from Clear Channel Radio, Me, Rich and Kyle.

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About Me

STATS Which are important so you can gauge if these outfits will look similar on your body.
SIZES: Size 24 on top, Size 26/28 on bottom, 11W Shoes
I have been every size from 12 to 32 in last 12 years.
MEASUREMENTS: 5'8", 50" Bust, 48" High Waist, 60" Hips

HEALTH: (since it's an inevitable conversation, here are the facts) 310lbs as of Jan 2014, normal blood pressure + cholesterol + sugars + etc, no PCOS, no thyroid problems, I think my metabolism has completely left the building however, I absolutely believe the human body was meant to move and exercise is important! Get those endorphins baby! Afterall, happy people don't kill people, right? :D

• being a working mommy wifey doesn't mean I have to dress the part *wink*
• black, white, red and grey for life
• no matter what size I am I will dress this body to the nines
• Size and age are just a numbers

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