5.17.2013

EXPERIMENT / Leopard-printed peplum over a chambray dress

pretty little liars top leopard peplum petticoat alley chambray dress
TGIF!  I had a follow-up appointment with my oral surgeon today and he told me I can drink boba again, HURRAY!  That news made my day and you can bet that right after my appointment I went to the nearest boba shop and got me a tapioca milk tea.  He jokingly said that my headaches were probably caused by a boba withdrawal and I should be fine now.  We will see about that =D.

In order to balance shapes I've always practiced wearing peplum tops with a more fitted bottom (whether it's a peplum jacket or this same peplum shirt).  However after seeing the ever chic Blair of Atlantic-Pacific effortlessly pull off peplum with a full skirt, I wanted to give that combo a shot.  The result was a bit out of my comfort zone but that's the fun of fashion.

pretty little liars top leopard peplum petticoat alley chambray dress
pretty little liars top leopard peplum petticoat alley chambray dress
pretty little liars top leopard peplum petticoat alley chambray dress
With a B.S. degree and working in scientific R&D, my first instinct was to write up a report for this fashion "experiment".  In fact when I first restarted blogging, I contemplated following a lab report format for my entries.  I nixed that idea though because the format didn't seem to flow with the fashion part of the blog.  But thinking about it now, it doesn't seem like such a bad idea.  I will toy with the idea some more.

Wow, what a tangent I just went on.  Before I went off talking about work and entry format ideas, I was going to discuss my feelings on this outfit.  I loved the idea of the fun print combined with the dark chambray but I feel that the silhouette is off.  The skirt (which is actually a dress) is too short to give it a retro look and too long to be modern.  I would prefer  a shorter, more full skirt (easily achievable with a hem job an a petticoat) next time I do a peplum/full skirt combination.  However I do like how the peplum blends right into the dress so there isn't a big dimensional difference.
pour la victoire pumps
pretty little liars top leopard peplum petticoat alley chambray dress
Petticoat Alley leopard printed peplum / Miss Sixy dress (worn as a skirt, similar skirt here, one from Modcloth under $43) / 
J. Crew belt / Talbos necklace, Guess bracelet / 
Lauren Ralph Lauren bag (only available in pewter currently but nearly identical one here) / Pour La Victoire pumps (on sale!)

Again, TGIF!  Have a beautiful weekend and if you're in the bay area, prepare yourself for Bay to Breakers this Sunday!

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