Pleated Peplum


{ f21 top/earrings; Francesca's shorts; Old Navy flats; mom's Coach bag; vintage watch/ring }

I've always been a fan of pleats, but I've never seen them in peplum form until I saw this top on one of my favorite bloggers. I checked where she got it: JCrew. Ugh. That store is just a hopeful daydream that maybe one day I'll actually be able to afford something from it. I have to actually avoid the side of the mall where JCrew is so that I won't be tempted to go in! (Help me, I'm poor.)

Thankfully, I found what looked close enough to the exact same thing at Forever 21 for waaay less! As in, less than half the price I would have paid at JCrew. I love when that happens, don't you? It's like an "In your face!" moment to name brands haha ;)


  1. No way...pleats AND peplum? That top is amazing! I love it :D

    The Dragonfruit Diaries

  2. I love your shorts, so cute! That outfit is very lovely! It's way too cold here to wear this! :( xx

    JCrew is awesome! haha

  3. this look is amazing and looks so comfy!
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  4. Aw this top is so cute! Love the combo of pleats and lace here, so girly and chic! You look very pretty!

  5. ooh the pleats is pretty!
    LOL "in your face" comment
    but sometimes I feel bad for all those high brand designers tho.. they worked so hard only to get copied..

    The Sweetest Escape 

  6. Very cute look and perfect for this time of year.

    Ali of Dressing Ken

  7. I love how the pleats tone down the peplum look. Very pretty!

    Kate from Clear the Way

  8. Um, that top is gorgeous! Seriously, you look so lovely!

  9. cute outfit! loving the peplum top. :)


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