WIW 08.19 [going for gold, AKA more is more]

Sometimes a gal just needs something extra dramatic! Peplum+flowy high-low skirt? Check. Statement earrings+statment necklace? Check. Midi skirt+ankle strap pumps? Check. Sequins just for fun? Check!

This outfit started with the skirt and the thought that perhaps a peplum would work with it. I'm not sure how I feel about the combo, but I think it at least looks alright. This particular peplum top was one I had to purchase for a wedding outfit last spring, and it's not "my perfect peplum" if you know what I mean -- I'd rather it be lace instead of plain stretch ponte, and cream instead of white -- so it rarely gets worn. One thing I do like about it, though, is that the waist seam is ~1" below my natural waist; since I'm short waisted and IT, I feel like that helps balance out my torso proportions a bit (if I'm highlighting my waist, it's almost always a point a little lower than my natural waist).

Kept with the yellow theme and accessorized with gold and lots of it: giant hoop earrings, cream/gold droplet necklace, and sequined clutch. Plus a few slightly-off-from-yellow things: rose gold watch, peachy sunnies, and soft orange lip gloss. I chose my gray suede pumps to add some extra color interest (it picks up a bit on the lavender in the skirt), and left my hair down for extra drama and contrast.

Have to say that even though it's a bit much, I really did enjoy the hoop/necklace combo ^^

Available items collected below. Comments, critiques, thoughts and questions welcome.

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  • Suz replied 6 years ago

    ACK!!! You are slaying me!! 

    First all black and now so much golden light?!?!!?  

    I honestly can't say which one I love on you more. This skirt and peplum pairing is so unexpected and yet so perfect. I am usually not a fan of hi-low skirts but I have always enjoyed this one, and for some reason the peplum truly shows it to advantage. 

  • frannieb replied 6 years ago

    I like - sometimes you just have to go over the top. What I like is you carried it throughout so it is cohesive. 


  • Janet replied 6 years ago

    You know, even though there are a lot of elements as you describe, the overall effect is not overwhelming at all. The soft colors keep the vibe from being overpowering. Very nice!

  • JAileen replied 6 years ago

    I just wanted to say how much I love your hair - it's so pretty. Your outfit is nice, too!

  • shevia replied 6 years ago

    The description is so much more maximal than the effect which is soft and beautiful. 

  • Gracie replied 6 years ago

    Oh what gorgeous silhouette! Gold is good to you.

  • SarahTheWhite replied 6 years ago

    Wow. All light is just as beautiful as all dark on you! I love all of thee interesting details in this. I think that is what makes all of the low contrast pieces so wonderful together. Plus, your gorgeous hair gets to be the star of the show!

  • Neel replied 6 years ago

    I am with Suz! I am always amazed by your ability to put together all kinds of low contrast, high contrast outfits ... And now you go all dark and then all light! You might have inspired me to try my flared skirts with my peplum top :). You look lovely!

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Thanks for the comments ladies! :D Glad to hear the peplum+flowy skirt combo looked alright. I don't know that I'd wear it again, from a stylistic standpoint; I always fidget when I wear this peplum top, so perhaps that's a sign that it either needs replacing or purging.

  • replied 6 years ago

    I can't stand it.  You wear all of these things - some crazy (well to frightened of clothes - me anyways)  and some not, and they all look fabulous. I'm not sure I have ever see anyone totally OWN their own unique look quite the way you do.  
    There IS a lot going on here, but it works.  Very pretty skirt too btw.

  • Aida replied 6 years ago

    Thank you Lisa, that's very sweet and I appreciate it :D

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