Pinterest Mondays: Pretty in Peplum

Jan 27, 2014

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1. ModCloth Any Day, Any Way Top ($30) // 2. Polka Dot Peplum Skirt ($44) // 3. Merona Laptop Tote ($30) // 4. butterLONDON Come to Bed, Red ($15) // 5. Ivanka Trump Amoro Pump ($114) // 6. Ariella Cubic Zirconia Band ($48) and Pave Woven Band ($58)

Today’s look is from Classroom Couture and pairs a jacquard skirt with a sleek peplum top for a look that bridges that gap between business casual and a business suit.  While I would have liked to style this outfit in navy, the availability just wasn’t there.  (I did find the dotted J.Crew skirt with some availability at the Factory store.)

One. This black peplum top from ModCloth has a cool texture and a flattering wrap style.  If you’d prefer a crewneck, try this textured sweater from Wackerhaus or this C. Wonder peplum top.  Plus-size? Try this Lafayette 148 top.  Petite? Have a look at this Ralph Lauren colorblock peplum top with a white band around the bottom.

Two. Because the original skirt has a dot pattern, I chose this J.Crew Factory skirt with a similar design.  However, if I were buying a textured skirt, I would choose this Catharine Malandrino snakeskin jacquard skirt currently on sale for under-$150.  Want a less-expensive option?  Try this dot-jacquard skirt from Ann Taylor.

Three. This slim satchel could easily hold a thin wallet and a tablet.  Want a real laptop bag?  This Lodis Audrey Brera briefcase is a good option, or a Lo & Sons bag.

Four. I vacillate between OPI Red and Essie Lollipop, but this butterLONDON shade definitely has classic red covered.

Five. A simple pair of black pumps is a must-have, but I don’t know many teachers who wear Louboutins, so I decided to go for something more affordable.  If pointed toe is what you’re after, try these Charles David Pact pumps instead.

Six. Because the hardware on the bag is silver, I chose a set of silver band rings from Ariella.  If you want the metal without the crystal, try this simple Bernini Giani band or this brushed woven ring.  Or if you are looking for something two-tone, have a look at this John Hardy knock-off from Dillard’s.

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