Today's Everyday Fashion: The Peplum Top

Inspiration: TJ Maxx

Inspiration: TJ Maxx

Camel cardigan, sequin peplum top, ivory jeans

This inspiration photo was recently in a TJ Maxx email. The pattern and color of her dress reminded me of a coral, sequin top from last year. I loved the idea of pairing it with camel, and it's also a great match with this new-ish statement necklace (almost blends in, but at the same time adds depth and shape to the neckline). I found some more adorable peplum tops below. Is this a style you'd wear?

Cardigan: Spiegel c/o, old (similar, similar, similar)
Top: Banana Republic, $35
Jeans: Limited, $37 (similar)
Shoes: Enzo Angiolini/Piperlime, $32 (similarsimilar)
Purse: Calvin Klein/Saks Off Fifth, $130 (similar, similar)
Necklace: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Cardigan, jeans, purse and shoes are 2 years ago. Top is 1 year ago.

Saks  /  ASOS  /  ASOS  /  Boohoo
ASOS  /  Lulu's  /  ASOS
H&M  /  BCBG  /  Charlotte Russe

Today's Everyday Fashion: Catalog Inspired

Inspiration: Anthropologie

Inspiration: Anthropologie

Turquoise embroidered top with olive linen pants

Today's catalog-inspired outfit was all about the color combo for me. I love the turquoise blouse paired with olive pants and wanted to give it a try using favorite items from my own closet. Even though my items are old, I found similar items to get the look below! 

Top: Boutique c/o (similar)
Pants: LOFT, $30 (similar below)
Shoes: Steve Madden/Piperlime, $64 (same)
Purse: BCBG c/o HSN (similar, similar, similar)
Earrings: My Stella & Dot (similar)
Cuff: My Stella & Dot
Approx. dates: Top is 3 years ago. Shoes are 2 years ago. Pants are 1 year ago. Purse and cuff are recent.

Catalog inspired outfit idea

Today's Everyday Fashion: For Real

Inspiration: J.Crew

Inspiration: J.Crew

Yellow rain jacket, striped top

When I started blogging many moons ago I wanted to talk about catalog photos like today's. Let's be real: I love her look, but I wondered how it could work in real life? (rain + silver stilettos?) Could there be a way to take the same idea, but make it more practical? I set out to blog about that question everyday. My look today wound up being much more casual than hers, but it sprouted from the original idea of wearing a striped button front with a yellow raincoat. The end result is something I'd throw it on when I'm craving a hoodie on a rainy day. Just as comfy but more stylish - a win win in my book!

Jacket: Limited, $35
Top: Banana, $30 (similarsimilarsimilar)
Jeans: Gap, $48 
Shoes: Minnetonka c/o DNA Footwear, $53 (similar)
Purse: Calvin Klein/Macy's, $130 (similar, similar)
Hat: Boston street vendor (similar)
Approx. dates: Hat is 7 years ago. Purse, jacket and top are 3 years ago. Jeans are 2 years ago. Shoes are 1 year ago.

Colorful raincoats on a budget