Sunday, July 15, 2012

For months, I've been on the serious hunt for an article of clothing with a peplum shape. I at first fantasized about a dress, then moved on to a skirt. I saw them on so many bloggers, and envied the grace and elegance that little flounce added. I never found one. A few days ago, I was out running around for work and decided to pop into Anthropologie. I have stayed away for quite some time, mainly due to inconvience because my Anthro is about 45 minutes from my town. I spotted these beauties right away:



Completely overjoyed with these crystal drops, I carelessly meandered about the place. The smell of the voluspa candles always sucks me in, and I never want to leave! I wasn't planning on buying anything else, until I saw this peplum top hanging in the back of the store. This is too pretty to keep hidden! I love the thick fabric, as it holds shape extremely well. I love that it slips on and doesn't have any stuffy zippers. I wore it sort of dressed down to scout out a wedding venue on the beach (appropriate, no?)  I'm just as excited to wear it with lady-like heels. For petites: definitely size down! I am wearing an XS, and the straps are a bit long. It doesn't bother me, but I might eventually get them slightly altered. However, aside from this detail, it is by far one of my best purchases this year.

Peplum top - Anthropologie, Skirt - J. Crew Factory Outlet, Sandals - Steve Madden (similar), Bag - MNG Mango via JC Penney (old), Necklaces - Lisa Taubes via CurrentCustom and Stella & Dot, Bracelet - J.Crew, Nails - Essie Cascade Cool (thanks for the rec Andi!) Lips - Revlon Balm Stain in Cherish


Happy Sunday!
♥ Noelle

31 comments:

  1. This top is so pretty on you! I'm loving the peplum trend!

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  2. That top is stunning. Looks perfect on you.

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  3. looks perfeect on you! I just wore one the other day too for the first time :)

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  4. ah, it's so pretty! i love how it looks. this is making me want peplum clothes even more!

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    Carrie
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  5. That top is so gorgeous!

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  6. Such a beautiful top and I think that it has a thicker fabric, so beautiful!

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  7. wow!!! that top is so amazing on you :) i agree--one of your best purchases yet! xoxo
    -V

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  8. love it on you and you accessorized it so well :) I also LOVE the fabric,,,,,

    Peplum won't work on me though unfortunately as I don't have the right body shape for it (already too big of hips and boobs and it would make me look cheeky, lol)

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  9. Thank you ladies! I can't say enough about this top. The fabric is definitely thicker, but not so much that I get overheated in this weather. I think it will work year round! A lot of reviews on the Anthro site complained that cardigans don't look good with it, but I tried one on with it and I liked it! So I really do think it will be a versatile piece.

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  10. Gorgeous peplum - you always add such a ladylike twist to current trends. Love the cream toned outfit - so appropriate for scouting bridal locations!

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  11. That top is PERFECT and so insanely ladylike! I loooove it.
    xo Josie
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  12. The top is ultra flattering on you...love! And I want those earrings too!!

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  13. That top is gorgeous and you look stunning! This is one of my favorite outfits of yours!

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  14. The top looks awesome on you...and I love those sandals!

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  15. Noelle, that top looks amazing on you, wow! Seriously stunning!

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  17. What perfect purchases Noelle! That top is just too adorable, I can see it with jeans and heels too! And the earrings will be perfect for any and every occasion, great timeless buys!!

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  18. this top is amazing! so ladylike and classic -- love anthro :)


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  19. Those earrings are beautiful! And that top is so perfect on you. :-)

    -AJ
    FitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

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  20. I love the earrings & the top. I've seen the top online, but not on anyone. It looks great on you :)

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  21. LOVE that top- I've been trying to hunt down something in peplum, too!

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  22. just found your blog, so cute and i love your peplum top! those materials look so amazing together. xo

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  23. So cute! Love that it's a peplum TOP. I've only seen dresses. Very nice, fresh, crisp, cool outfit. :) ~Randi www.hellorandi.blogspot.com

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  24. I'm loving this new trend. It looks great on you

    Xo

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  25. You look wonderful! :) New follower :)

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  26. LOOVE this outfit!! adorable blog :)

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