Blouse: Dorothy Perkins
Skirt: Thrifted from Savers
Shoes: Chie Mihara
There’s something very seventies-chic about this outfit, I thought. Or maybe it’s just run-of-the-mill hipster-chic.
The blouse is a newbie from Dorothy Perkins, an impulse buy that I snapped up (full price, though typically it’s now half price, grrr) to “rationalise” the shipping cost to get a gorgeous peplum dress over to myself.
It’s part of one of DP’s brand lines “Atelier 61”, and it seems to fit a little narrower than DP’s usual line. I bought the 16, which would normally be fine in DP tops, but it pulls a little across the shoulders. Not enough to warrant sending it back, but enough that I know I wouldn’t have bought it if I’d tried it on in a bricks-and-mortar shop.
Still, I’ve been wearing the blouse, and the much-desired peplum dress still has its tags on, waiting for a warmer day to make it’s premiere.
Have I mentioned yet today how much I’m looking forward to spring?
Its funny how we spend nearly every season longing for the next! At the moment with all the A/W12 lines in the shops I really want autumn to arrive so I can wear my snugglies!
Loving this outfit and I cannot wait to see you in a peplum dress. I bet you’ll be a knockout!
Very cute! Blouse is a great colour on you! This outfit is a win all round 🙂
Oooh, that peplum dress…. delish!!! 🙂
Gorgeous! The blouse looks great on you! I am very curious about the peplum dress on you. I would love to try such a dress, but I hesitate to order it from DP because of the shipping costs for the case it doesn’t fit. I would say we both have a very similar body shape, so seeing the dress on you would give me a very good impression how it could look at me. Can’t wait for warmer days in Australia 😉 (although that means it will be autumn here in Germany).
It is very 70s chic-love the blouse..def want to see which peplum dress you bought!
or i could click on the link and see- d’oh! that raspberry is gorgeous!
This is a beautiful outfit! There’s something about it that doesn’t work 100% for me, though. I think it might be that the style of the skirt and the style of the belt doesn’t entirely match.
I just saw these mustard shoes on Modlcoth just before I read your post… how well would they go with that blouse?! http://www.modcloth.com/shop/shoes-heels/just-like-honey-heel?utm_source=newsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=816bis-product2&utm_campaign=2012-08-16-Weekly-Wow
you look sooooooo great!
hope your Sister is better!
All the mustard and neutrals you have been wearing lately are making me crazy! You look fantastic in them!!
Hi Lilli, I love your blog! Just stopped by today to say that I mentioned you in my own most recent post and recommended you in the comments section in a post-Independent-Fashion-Bloggers-brouhaha discussion of the kinds of thing we look for and love: http://www.practicalparalegalism.com/2012/08/paralegal-career-dressing-i-found-out.html
Oh, now you’ve mentioned that perfect bow tie blouse is half price, I gotta go see if they have my size 😛