Thursday, May 25, 2017

Jeans Week: Avon Calling, Leopard and Leather Peplum

L took one look at me this morning and said, "That's...some outfit." Yes, I wore this to work all day, and my WW meeting after too! 
 And unlike yesterday's outfit, this felt like me. Don't get me wrong, that outfit was fine but this pushes all my buttons.

  • Leather top - H&M, consignment; first seen here in March with tweed and copper
  • Jeans - Mark. by Avon, thrifted; last worn here (4th outfit) in March with boots and orange sweater
  • Sandals - Dr. Scholls, consignment; last worn here in September 2016 with camo pants
  • Leather jacket (below) - Danier Couture, consignment; last seen here in March with lots of dots

 It's maybe a little much for a Thursday, but I don't really care. I got a lot of love for my look today, and baby, I had swagger.

This leather top is such a good cut on me. It's like it was made for me. And I don't care that peplums are "so 2012".
Some people see black lace, some think they are velvet, but they are actually a stretchy denim with a slub texture, and it's just a crappy, blurry print up close. But aren't they cool? And they're by Avon! That Avon! That blows my mind.

Outerwear. I went with more leather. As one does.
 It was too hot to wear it done up - I wore it open for my walk to/from work.

The stuff
 My trusty Docs...Dr. Scholl's, that is. Until I found these, I did not know they made anything other than those weird wooden shoes I remember in the drug store when I was a kid. These are super-comfy and easy to wear all day.

Bronze bling:
One of the things that I overlooked in yesterday's outfit is that I didn't really put much effort into accessorizing it. That might have made me happier with it overall. Things to ponder.

  • Abstract cuff - Midzo, vintage expo
  • Etched cuff - 70s vintage, Mom's
  • Earrings - Plum
Accessories do make a difference. I like how my pieces make a statement. Delicate but tough. Strong.


  1. I love this outfit on you! Those are great pants and the peplum top is beautiful. It's nice when we were those outfits that just feel like us and e feel happy all day as a result!

    I've had a few people say peplums are over but I see them around so much - I don't think they are going anywhere soon (not that it matters I know you wear what you love no matter the trend).

    1. Thank you, Mica! I think a peplum is just one of those timeless things. Love what you wear!

  2. woaaa, that leather top looks fabulous, I love that péplum shape, it fits you like a dream, who cares if it's not trendy just now!? You rock all your leather and look so gorgeous!. And I love the whole ensemble!, love your pants, those shoes and all the amazing accessories!!

    1. Thank you! I feel very happy with this outfit. It felt great.

  3. Agree - this outfit looks fab and shows off your lovely figure...the peplum top is really beautiful and I'm not a fan of leather clothes other than jackets - it fits you like a glove..

    Have a fab weekend


    1. Thank you, Veronica! Leather's not for everyone, but I love it.

  4. I absolutely love those Avon pants and wish I could get my hands on a pair that fits me. And trust me, I've looked lol! Love that outfit on you.

    1. Thank you, Gerrilyn! These are still not the greatest pants, but they're good enough for now.

  5. Go on girl, rock this look! I would wear this too, every single piece. Peplums suit our shape and that's regardless of fashion trends and what's in or out. If it works and looks this hot, then of course it's for keeps.

    Anna x

    1. Peplums are us, so true! This one's a keeper, for sure. Thanks, Anna!

  6. The jacket over the peplum top looks so good as a way to finish off the look : it was the cherry on top.
    This look rocks Sheila so I can see why you'd be feeling it.

    1. Thank you, Lorena! I really loved this outfit. So badass!


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