Peplums Please

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If you’re looking to add some fun to your drab winter wardrobe, look no further than peplum tops, dresses, and skirts. I thought the trend would have fizzled out by the end of summer, but lately I’ve seen them in every store at the mall and I love the fun variations they’ve come in for the winter season!

Charlotte Russe has tons of peplum tops, skirts, and dresses and many are currently on sale! I suggest shopping for long sleeved peplum tops, or unique ones with fun accents like leather collars, lace panels, or metallic threads! Same goes for skirts and dresses, look
for something appropriate for winter yet still has a fun and trendy aspect to it.

Peplums are very flattering for all
figures so you have to pay close attention to fit. Make sure that the peplum hits you at the correct placement of your natural waist. This zones in on the smallest part of your torso. Also, there should be enough flare and fullness to the peplum so that it balances out the fitted top. Bust darts are imperative to a well fitted peplum. And again, same goes for skirts and dresses. If the peplum is not landing in your waist, it will enhance your shape instead of flatter it.

Once you find the perfect peplum, dress it up! Peplum tops look the best with fitted bottoms, ie: pencil skirts or skinny jeans. If you’re worried about flattering your body, stick with darker shades. For skirts, make sure the top you choose is fitted enough and does not overpower the flare of the peplum. You can have fun by choosing a different color than the skirt too! Now, accessorize! I paired mine with pink accessories to play up the black and white look I was going for. Just make sure it’s all balanced: Pink loafers with a pink SKINNY belt topped off with pink lipstick is perfect way to play up
your peplum, AND in all the right places to ensure your accentuating your body correctly!

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My Current Accessories

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With the weather getting colder and colder, we tend to layer and layer. So it’s especially important to accessorize and keep your outfits on trend! We all know denim, oversized sweaters, and Uggs get boring too quick.

Lots of gold bracelets can add a sophisticated edge to any look, while something unique like oil spill accessories can modernize your ensemble. It can be easy to overdo it, so if you’re into arm parties, wear a simple necklace and post earrings. Or if you have a statement necklace, stick with layering rings instead of bracelets.

Try to keep your accessories within the same shade and tone to make them look like they came together as a set. Certain golds can come out looking too yellow or fake. Also, tie in your shoes and bag too! Try something unique like using colored or metallic ribbon as laces on combat boots, or attach lots of fun bracelets around your purse strap!

Accessory Underdog: the iPhone case

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Accessories are everything when it comes to putting together an outfit. Jewelry, shoes, purses etc. However, there’s one accessory that’s constantly in your hands and yet always overlooked; your phone. Smartphones and iPhones have become an everyday accessory in every women’s life, so why not make it just as fashionable?! Here are a few of my favorite phone cases I’ve gone through within the past year, and each one has definitely gotten people’s attention!

Above: Brass knuckle iPhone case. $13 Ebay.

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Above: Skull Pleather iPhone case. $12 Icing/Claire’s Accessories.

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Above: Kawaii Bunny iPhone case. $7 Ebay.

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Above: Gold Stud DIY iPhone case. 2$ Via the Dollar Tree and Joann Fabrics.

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Above: Kawaii Rilakkuma Bling iPhone case. $13 Charlotte Russe.