|Jacket: Bossini, Peplum top: Anthro, Scarf: Gap, Jeggings: UniQlo, Shoes: Clark's.|
So "my first peplum" is a bit like "my first Barbie", no? To me, anyway, both are equally memorable because both are things I spent years thinking I couldn't have. My parents didn't approve of Barbie dolls - and I get their reasoning 100% - but you know, all my friends had them, and I thought they were so pretty. So my first Barbie, I bought at age 10 for some of my holiday money when my family stayed in Germany. She was from a grocery store and cost next to nothing, and I remember my mom sighing and saying, "Well, it is your money..."
|I call this pose the Double-Sided Teapot.|
Anyway, I never thought I'd see the day when I'd be wearing a peplum, because childbearing hips + peplum usually = I look enormous. But somehow, I felt all right in this particular top. Maybe it's because the little skirt hits me in the right spot, or because the spots are angled differently on the sides - you can tell a lot of thought went into the construction of this top. Since it's a little cold for bare arms yet, I paired it with this slouchy blazer I got in Hong Kong a few years ago. This jacket is seriously weird, but I love it!
Finally, I should note that this outfit, thanks to it being April and the weather being so unpredictable, is responsible for me catching the Flu of Epic Death. I have this really interesting cough now - I'll be completely still, then I'll sort of be barking for a few seconds, often just the one loud cough at a time - and then I'll be quiet again. But I have hot tea and Game of Thrones to distract me from my miserable cough, so it's not too bad!