I used to be so torn on whether I liked how the peplum looked on me. I adored how they looked on everyone else, but every time I tried one on I would be so disappointed that they never looked equally cute on me. Then I discovered there is a whole new world of peplum tops out there and I was just trying the wrong style for my body type. There are fitted styles where the peplum starts at the natural waistline. I truly adore this style and I continued to try it over and over, but because I have a short torso it doesn’t exactly look right on me (in my eyes at least). Every time I shopped I saw a peplum top I wanted and kept on trying them until I found the perfect one and I did friends! I have found that the peplum that falls a little below my natural waistline is the most flattering on me. I like the more loose fitting styles and my favorite of all time is the high low as seen in these pics! What I am saying girls, is that this must have silhouette can be flattering on any body type. I believe there is a peplum out there for everyone!:) Personally, I like to pair them up with straight slacks for the office and denim for a day out. Unfortunately, the Topshop style shown here is sold out online, but I linked up a few of my other favorite peplum tops and denim below.
I hope everyone had a great weekend and a great Monday! Well, as great as a Monday can be! My hubby and I enjoyed a get together with our sweet friends on Saturday and did some last minute shopping Sunday for Fiji trip at the end of this week! We are so very excited and I will be sharing some of my personal packing tips with you all once I get to packing…so expect a post on Thursday at midnight. LOL!
Thank you so much for stopping by friends! Have a wonderful evening!
“Playing dress up begins at age 5 and never truly ends.”
Where should I start, this skirt or this cute tee?! Okay… let’s start with this tee, I mean HELLO, can we say must have?! T&J Designs has so many cute styles it was SO hard to decide on which one to get! Check out their site and you’ll see what I’m talking about! I love graphic tees because you can wear them with your favorite jeans and heels and feel sexy & still comfortable or you can dress them up with your favorite skirt like I did yesterday and add a little bit of glamour to your “casual Friday”. Also, I love fun graphic tanks for workouts. My favorite this week, “Gym Hair Don’t Care”. It basically tells everyone how I feel without having to say a word. 🙂 And doesn’t it seem so much easier to get to the gym when your workout clothes are just as cute? I sure think so.
Okay, now this skirt. I can’t get enough of the maxi skirts! Number one reason is that they make my 5’3 (and a half)” self look and feel so much taller! And this vibrant pink is definitely a color that I will sport all year around! Neons in the fall? Why not?!
Because I am so obsessed with graphic tees and maxi skirts I linked up a few of my favorites below. All under $50 and don’t forget to sign up for T&J’s mailing list for 15% off of your next order, you’re welcome 🙂
Have you ever went on a crazy strict diet for an upcoming event? You did amazing and you ended up looking absolutely as you pictured for this gala, but then the next day you are walking around the kitchen like Pacman eating everything in site? Well, that basically describes my no shopping challenge! LOL
Look, I wasn’t sure I could complete the challenge to begin with so when I did I figured I deserved a little something or a few somethings 🙂 But in my defense (if my husband is reading this) I like shopping deals. It brings me great joy to find something at a steal of a price! I do occasionally splurge on high end pieces, but I really have to know that I will get a lot of use out of it and that I absolutely need it in my life. I am that person that will mostly wear something only once. I am an avid donator and am selling my once worn things all the time on Depop. So hey this is basically a win, win for everyone! The purchaser gets a great deal and I find the next deal which eventually will pass down to someone else in the near future! Anyway, with that being said I did quite the shopping overhaul this past weekend and I got some pretty amazing deals too so I wanted to share a few of them with you so that you could snag them before they are gone!
I cannot wait to wear a sweet chunky knit sweater and riding boots, but Houston weather is not forecasting for that attire just yet. Until then long sleeve maxi’s will transition me into fall. Since this amazing print does all the talking for me simple accessories were all I needed that day! I can’t get enough of this hat either. You may get tired of seeing it! 🙂
I paired my dress with single strap heels, but these dresses look equally as cute with boots!
I hope everyone is enjoying their long weekend! As my 40 day no shopping challenge ended on September 1st I have been doing some major shopping and I cannot wait to share my awesome finds with you all this week!
My go-to appetizer! If you have been to my house for any type of gathering or have invited me to your potluck then you have had this marinated cheese! It is so incredibly easily to make and soooo delicious! I promise it won’t disappoint!
8oz sharp cheddar cheese
1(8oz) package cream cheese
1 teaspoon sugar
3⁄4 teaspoon dried basil
1 dash salt (to taste)
1 dash black pepper (to taste)
1⁄2 cup olive oil
1⁄2 cup white wine vinegar
1(2 ounce) jar diced pimentos, drained
3 tablespoons chopped fresh parsley
3 tablespoons minced green onions
3 garlic cloves (I used the minced garlic purchased in a jar)
Cut cheddar cheese and cream cheese into 1/4 inch slices, then again in half so they are little squares.
Using a small dish, place cheese slices in rows alternating cheddar and cream cheese.
3. Make the marinade by combining all other ingredients into a jar: sugar, basil, salt, pepper, oil, vinegar, pimento, parsley, onion and garlic.
4. Shake up ingredients in the jar until it all begins to mix together.
5. Pour marinade over cheese, cover and refrigerate overnight. If you do not have time to let it sit over night I would recommend letting this sit for at least 4 hours for ultimate deliciousness!
5. Remove from fridge when ready to serve. You can transfer them to a different platter if you choose. Serve with crackers and enjoy!