5 Ways To Wear Peplum - Bloggers Edition

You saw how I styled peplum yesterday, so what better way to start the weekend than to show off one of this season's biggest trends. Not only are peplum styles uber feminine but they have ability to be extremely flattering and able to hide some of our 'favorite' imperfections if styled correctly. 

Here's 5 Ways To Wear Peplum Featuring....
 V-Neesa, Simply Chic
How do you wear peplum?

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Peplum Spots

 We all know I love a good deal, sometimes more so than most, so you can imagine that I was elated when I found these leopard shorts for a whopping $10 at forever21. Best part they're zip up not elastic and perfect with this peplum top. 

How cute is the Hunter Bracelet from Jeweliq ($15)
 shorts forever21, shirt marshall's, bracelet jeweliq, bag vintage, shoes vince camuto
(If I win FW Giveaway to Follow!)

H&M Trend Guide AW12

Since I can't wait for Fall, here's the latest update on H&M's Trend Guide for A/W 2012 - Who's loving? 

Buckled Up

 I've been lusting after a pair of leopard booties for sometime now, so when ZigiNy offered to send a pair my way there was not way I was going to pass on these unique wedges, and I literally couldn't wait to throw them on, even if they didn't make me look lengthy with these pants - but they gave me a chance to wear my newly acquired vjstyle top
 pants h&m, shoes strut by zigisoho, top vj-style, scarf and bag vintage

$100 Shopbop Giveaway feat. Alice and Olivia dresses

In honor of the upcoming Fall season, Shopbop and I are teaming up to give one lucky reader $100 to spend on some new fall essentials. With New Arrivals featuring Rag&Bone Tees, Theyskens' Theory Sweaters and my personal favorite, Alice and Olivia Dresses it makes it hard to play favorites. But I'm sure it'll be easy to find something, we always do, right? Don't forget to find them on Pinterest for a little inspiration! Ps. Is it just me or is their new layout amazing?

Goodluck! Xo

Bright With BrightMondays

 It surprises me how that I lack colorful jewelry in my collection, and though I make it up ten fold with my shoe and handbag collection I felt like I was missing just a smidgen of color where I lacked it. Well, until BrightMonday's sent this beauty over, I couldn't resist brightness level especially with the pink. Perfect for pairings on even the simplest outfits.
 shirt oasap, pants h&m, necklace bright mondays, bag vintage, shoes bakers

Layering Leo

 I've really grown to love the feel of draping, I never would've thought that my small frame would be able to handle so much slouch without being overwhelmed. Good thing, because I am loving it.
 skirt banana republic, bag little black bag, sunnies fancy french cologne, sweater old navy, shoes madden girl
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Cinnamon Sugar Cheese Strudel

Ok, I've done it again. I just can help playing around with those crescent rolls (from Immaculate Baking Co.) there's just so many ideas and so little time. So this time I decided to go with another strudel, but this time playing with flavors like cinnamon with the sweet cheese - which by the way, mmm and perfect for brunch!

Cinnamon Sugar Cheese Strudel  (Serves 3-4)
1 Pkg. Crescent Rolls 
1 8 Oz. Pkg Cream Cheese (Softened)
1/4 C Sugar
1 - 2 Tsp. Cinnamon (more for sprinkling over filling and crust)
1 Tsp. Vanilla
2 Tbsp. Flour
2 Tbsp. Coconut Oil or Melted Butter

Preheat Oven to 350˚

 Remove rolls from package, and place together on pan making a  rectangle, and slice the long side diagonally to 'braid'. Set Aside
 In a bowl combine cheese, sugar, cinnamon, vanilla and flour until soft and smooth.
Carefully 'fill' the (middle of the) crust.
 Sprinkle with a hefty amount of cinnamon/sugar blend..
  Begin to braid in the strudel, and brush the crust with coconut oil...
  Sprinkle the strudel with cinnamon and sugar.
And bake for 12 minutes or until golden brown.
Let Cool and Enjoy!

This Week..

This Week I Played With Color from BrightMONDAYS, you'll see the whole look next week...
 I also got some baking done, and as quickly as it was made it was gone. Ugh.
The ladies at Bakers (and Shoeternity) sent over some goodies to welcome me to the Shoeternity Team! Check me out every week on the blog, and submit your look to win free shoes!
 And I got some much needed 'unmentionables' from Barely There. Most.Comfortable.Bras.Ever.
And of course, what week is complete without a kid/cat party - note a missing shoe. I'm telling you babies and toddlers are like little drunk people...
Have a Great Weekend!

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5 Ways To Wear - Stripes

With Fall Just Around The Corner it has me looking forward to cooler days and of course my personal favorite, layering. It's something I look forward to all Spring and Summer long, and even wear during those heated seasons, but now and the coming months, I'll actually 'have' to - I love it.

So what better way to look forward Fall than to transition those striped pieces into fall, here's 5 ways to wear Stripes! (Ps. 5WTW Blogger Edition Will Resume Next Week)

1. Layered Under Your Trusty Utility Vest
 2. With A (Frilly) Skirt and Tights
 3. Under a Blazer
 4. Over Your Summer Maxi
5. With A Scarf
How do you wear stripes in the Fall?

More Than Just A Little

 You might've noticed I've been feeling dresses a lot this week, some week's I just feel like wearing dresses instead of separates because let's face it they're easier. And what better way to play with dresses than to a just a little (or a lot) of color.
dress le lapin d'or, shoes shoemint (50% off First Order w/ Rachel50), necklace ann taylor (here, on sale)