I wore this look to work a couple weeks ago, when I was helping out at a spring customisation workshop. The warmer season was just creeping up on us, so I did spring my way: with lots of flowers, of course, but in muted tones. Colour is not something I’m extremely comfortable with, so I tend to stick to the more neutral or pastel shades.
This Mossman top is one of my all-time favourites from my wardrobe, and it was the first peplum piece I ever tried on. To be honest, I tend to take a little while to be convinced when it comes to most new trends. Before I gave peplum a try I didn’t really get why anyone would want to make their hips look bigger. I most certainly wouldn’t. Then I tried this amazing top on, and I finally understood: it’s not about the hips; it’s about the waist. Not only does it cinch me in and shows it off – it also helps hide my problem areas, balancing the silhouette. In other words, perfection. ;)
I especially love the peplum + any high waisted bottom combo. There is seriously nothing more flattering or comfortable. These black jeans from Glassons are perfect for that. As for the shoes, they are one of the most comfortable pairs of heels I own. One of these days I wore them to work all day long then went out dancing, got home past 12am and still had no complaints. The metallic heels just make it all the more special, and I’ve been wearing this Melissa pair quite a lot lately. The Lady Petrova flower crown is my absolute favourite, and I just throw it on with most outfits. Because it is on the bigger side, I love that it is also a little more understated with the roses being all black. The leather-look jacket was one of the best purchases of my life, because I wear it with everything all the time and it still looks very new. I’ve had it for about two years and paid less than AU$30 for it. Bargain!
Mossman top | Glassons jeans | Zarifa’s Collection jacket | Melissa Kristen heels | Laura Jones bag
Lady Petrova flower crown | RetroStar earrings | Equip ring | OPI’s “On Her Majesty’s Secret Service” nail polish
Pictures by Carolina Martins