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December 2, 2013

black peplum top

black peplum top winter

black peplum, statement necklace, faux fur


black peplum top, winter style

black peplum top

black peplum top, laughing

black peplum top style

Top: Zara peplum (similar)  |  Pants:  Trina Turk wide leg pants |  Shoes: Sam Edelman ‘Desiree’ pumps (more here & here)  |  Jacket: Topshop faux fur bomber  |  Necklace: Milk & Honey Boutique ‘Night on the Town‘  |  Bag: Balenciaga (similar)

There’s something about dressing in all black that just makes you feel so… sophisticated and sneaky all at the same time. Maybe like you’re on a secret mission of some sort but covering it up by looking super chic. I don’t know what it is, but I love it! This particular outfit made me feel like a female version of Batman. You’ll notice that as the weather continues to get colder, my outfits will get progressively less colorful than what I was wearing just a few months ago (sorry in advance!).

The quilted peplum top is one my all time favorites and so I decided to experiment with it for the inaugural Second City Social event (which you should totally sign up for if you haven’t heard yet!).  I love these wide leg pants from Trina Turk but often have a hard time styling them because they do feel a little formal. For all of you with little legs.. don’t let anyone tell you that you can’t pull off a wide leg pant! The combination of a good peplum top (you know, with a good pep in the peplum.. nothing floppy) with these pants instead of a skirt or skinny jeans was a fun way to change things up! You can’t see them up close, but these calf hair + leather pumps are the best shoe find I’ve had in a long time. They are a fun way to change up a typical black shoe. Adding in more textures (leather, calf hair, crepe, quilted fabric, etc.) is an easy way to make a black on black on black feel way more exciting & superhero dangerous.


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Photos by Heather Mowatt


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