Hi all! Remember me? It's been a while!
I'm back and ready to start thinking about blogging more regularly now that summer is almost over. I'll still be a little sporadic for the next few weeks as we enjoy the remainder of our summer vacation, but once school starts Aug 26th I'll be more consistent. I have to say, I have some fabulous readers! I really didn't think anyone would notice much that I took some time off blogging, but I received some very sweet emails from readers that made me smile...asking if I'd be back and hoping I would be. Thanks so much! You made my day. =)
So even though I may not have been blogging as much, I've still been keeping my eye on some of the newest releases from my favorite stores. Since my best friend was here for a week in July, we couldn't pass up the chance to head to Anthropologie and try a bunch of things on. Of course we found some new "must haves" and even brought home some fun things as well. We deemed it our "most boring color palette day ever" at Anthro because shockingly we were drawn to all blacks, greys and pinks! Such a difference from our normal bright and bold color routines. Sometimes it's ok to step outside the box a little though, right!?! Keeps life interesting.
I went to Anthro that day with really one thing on my mind...finding the Nora Peplum Top to try on:
If you follow my blog, you know that I have a very long torso. This proves to be a problem for many styles of tops, including peplum tops. I have tried countless times to find a great short-sleeved peplum top to fit my long torso and have come up empty handed so many times. I do own a great 3/4 sleeve fancier lace Peplum top I found at Anthro last year, as well as a peplum jacket from J Crew I grabbed for my trip to Europe earlier this year, but have never been able to find a casual peplum short sleeved top that can just be worn on a daily basis. Then one day I saw this cute Peplum Top online at Anthro and about died when I saw it was over 26" long! Could this be the one???
Guess what...it was!!!
Love at first sight!!
I took this cute top in an X-Small and it fits perfectly! It's so super comfortable as it's almost a sweatshirt material, but doesn't weigh a ton. It's the perfect length on me and I love the amount of peplum it offers. Two thumbs up! I tried the gray version on first (above) not thinking I'd really like the color on me, but turns out I totally did. It's not a true gray...it's like a heathered black/white mix that looks kind of gray from afar. It's actually a really pretty color. Next, I tried on the black motif and liked it just as much as the gray. So I sat outside my dressing room mulling over which to get for a good 10 minutes while my BFF was finishing up her try-ons. In the end, I decided to get both. Why? Because they were long enough! And when it's an uphill battle to find a peplum top long enough to cover your belly like it has been for me, you buy both. End of story. I know both will get tons of wear.
I decided to bring the black version with me on my girl's weekend trip in Utah last weekend...here's how I styled it:
Nora Peplum Top-Anthropologie
Harachi Cork Wedge Sandals-Target
Baroness Bliss Teardrop Earrings-Ruche
Golden Totem Bracelet Set-Anthropologie
Geometric Bouquet Ring-J Crew
I like that although it's a casual piece, you can totally dress it up with jewelry. As always, jewelry is my favorite way to transform a look!
Speaking of Anthro, did you score anything on sale on Monday? I already owned a few of the great pieces that hit sale (Nubuck Gladiator Wedges and Braided Twill Trousers both get great reviews from me) but I managed to find some pretties to add to my closet:
I've been waiting for this to hit sale since I tried it on in Denver in May...it's so cute!!! Just for reference, I took it in an X-Small.
I tried this on last weekend and really liked it. The neckline is high enough to cover everything, but is a little on the wide side. I can make it work though, I loved the longer length! I found the X-Small to be the right fit.
Apparently I was really on a red/orange kick on Monday! This cute cardi is perfect for fall...color, weight, sleeve length...perfection! I also tried this one on in Denver and took it in a size X-Small. SO happy it finally made it to sale!
I had originally passed on this cute necklace but when it hit $19.95 this past week I couldn't pass again! My BFF wore it while she was here and I loved it on her. It almost looks like art...so fun!
Did you pick anything up? Score any great deals?? I'd love to hear!
Thanks so much for stopping by!
Have a great day!