i’m wearing: h&m dalmatian peplum top (check your local store), scalloped black shorts (similar and less than $30), various bracelets, michael kors watch, zigi soho wedges and my new kooba bag.

i never really thought i was going to hop on the peplum trend train until my girl kimberly shared this top on her blog. even when i brought it into the fitting room with me, i didn’t think i would like it as much as i do. i guess it is just the peplum skirts/dresses i just never really envisioned myself in. i’ve also never been a big fan of shorts on myself but i keep buying them too so go figure!

p.s. how many peplum tops can one girl have? because i have this one and this one sitting in a cart. oOoOo…and i’m thinking about getting this faux leather one since this one i originally wanted doesn’t ship until nov!!!

42 Comments ( Reply )

  1. Mira
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 12:30 am

    You look pretty!!! You should buy that faux leather top. It´s so gorgeous 😀

  2. Neris
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 12:34 am

    LOVE your top! i have h&m pants in the same pattern and can’t wait to wear them 🙂


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  3. Amy
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 1:22 am

    Love this look Jenn, it’s fabulous! Especially with the scalloped shorts! I have the one from Piperline and love it! Too bad it’s on back order!

    xo Amy

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  4. Penny Pincher Fashion
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 4:18 am

    This looks so cute on you – you should definitely buy more peplum tops! I totally want to steal those shorts everytime you wear them on the blog!

  5. Kenzi
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 4:23 am

    I haven’t been a huge fan of the peplum trend either but every now & then I see one I like and I do like this one a lot! Especially in that print.

  6. The Leather Skirt
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 4:34 am

    I truly LOVE your style!


  7. Tara
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 4:56 am

    Love that top on you, the print is great!

  8. sheree@itsnotthatdeep
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 5:14 am



  9. Danielle
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 5:17 am

    Aww I am so excited to see this top. When you gave us a sneak peak of the pattern I could not wait to see it in an outfit. Looks great. love that print.

  10. Amy Shaughnessy
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 5:56 am

    I’ve been eyeing that leather peplum top too! Love it! You look super cute by the way. Love those shorts!


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  11. Tanya
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 7:09 am

    Love the print of your peplum top. I wasn’t sure about this trend wither, but bought one after all!

  12. Styleclouds
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 7:23 am

    I love this outfit! The top is adorable – I got the pants. And I guess I will simply wear it with a peplum top as well. You look lovely! xo, Christina


  13. carisa@bunnies and pearls
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 7:42 am

    you can never have enough peplum! i wish we had an h&m in MI, i would run out and buy that top asap, love it!

  14. april
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 7:51 am

    I’m obsessed with peplum! Its flattering on every body type and is so cute! I love that top on you with the scalloped shorts!


  15. Kaitlin
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 8:52 am

    That is so me! I hated peplum until I found the perfect fitting one and now I have four! So, I believe you can never have too many!! xo

  16. Cathy
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 9:00 am

    You rock peplum, girl! Loving how the print creates just a subtle peplum look!


  17. Paulina
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 9:54 am

    Jenn I love the peplum top on you!! and love how you paired it up with those shorts!

    Aug 21, 2012 @ 10:02 am

    With a lovely peplum like that….who could resist????


  19. megan, the frugalista diaries
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 10:05 am

    peplum and scallops – my favorite 😀

  20. amber
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 10:09 am

    this outfit is too cute and is inspiring me to get some scalloped shorts as well!

  21. designer plus size clothing
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 10:34 am

    The scalloped black shorts could be the cutest thing I have ever seen my whole life. It really looks perfect with the dalmation peplum top.And Ooh, and I also love your kooba bag. You have great taste, Jenn 🙂

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  22. Emily Nelson
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    Love love love this look! Both the peplum and those gorgeous scalloped shorts!


  23. Marissa
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 10:47 am

    Just discovered your blog and I love it! Cute outfit! I’m obsessing over peplums as well. 😉

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  24. janet
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 11:55 am

    LOVE your blog!!! Great style! Your blog name is sooo chic!!!

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  25. Tiffany
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 1:54 pm

    Wait…when did the new blog layout happen??!! I’ve been on vacation for way too long. I love it- it’s so fun!! Also madly in love with this top and bag.

  26. Lindsay
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 2:26 pm

    I’ve been eyeing that leather one from UO too!! I’m just worried about the fit because I have such a long torso. UO actually has several cute peplum tops that I’m loving!

  27. Marilou Moles
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 3:10 pm


    I love, love that peplum top! Do you mind if I ask how much you got it for?
    I actually need one for this Dalmatia-themed I am organizing!

    p.s. You are so stylish and beautiful!
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    • jennifer
      Aug 21, 2012 @ 4:32 pm

      hi ml, the dalmatian peplum top was only $14.95! =)

  28. bravoerunway
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 3:22 pm

    I am going to be honest with you! When the peplum trend first came out, I thought it was a bit too 80s for my taste, but it grew on me after awhile. I added 2 new peplum tops from H&M for Fall, you’ll see them in an upcoming post.

    As for the jacket in today’s post? You probably didn’t see it at your last H&M visit because I bought it in March of 2011, and it was only available at select H&M locations. Only the Michigan Avenue store in Chicago got it.

  29. Kim // Six2Eleven
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 5:10 pm

    I need that top! I saw Kimberly purchased it too and I’ve been dying to get to H&M ever since! This weekend, I’m there!! (and hopefully it’s still there too!)


  30. respect the shoes
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 6:22 pm

    You look great in the peplum with those scallop shorts – what a fun look!

  31. Marilou Moles
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 6:42 pm

    Hi Hun!

    Thanks for replying to my question! I cannot believe it’s less than 20 dollars!
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  32. Cassie
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 8:16 pm

    This outfit is so cute! I love the scalloped short. (I’ve been a fan of scalloped edges ever since I saw the Chloe bikini). And thank you for the Old Navy link! Totally buying.
    Gorgeous as always.

  33. Anna
    Aug 21, 2012 @ 11:26 pm

    oh my goodness, these shorts could not be any cuter. You look fabulous. Amazing post, love. If you get a sec, I’d love to hear your thoughts on my latest trend report. xo


  34. Bree
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 9:42 am

    Such a beautiful outfit, love that shirt! <3

  35. Joanna
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 10:27 am

    Hi, just an FYI I actually ordered that peplum top from piperlime on Aug 13th and it said it was going to ship the end of November and I just got an email it will be shipping Aug 26th! So don’t be afraid to get that one if you like it 🙂

  36. Amy
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 7:18 pm

    I am living your leather peplum life! I saw the one from Piperlime backordered until Nov. 5 as well. So, I ordered the one from Urban Outfitters. Got it today. It fits great, looks and feels like leather. I ordered the size I usually wear and it’s true to size. I just didn’t want to miss out on the leather peplum trend!

  37. Alice at Happiness at Mid Life
    Aug 22, 2012 @ 7:40 pm

    This top looks great on you! I have yet to purchase one …they just does not seem to fit me right. I did order one from The Limited and I am hoping that I will like it.


  38. whitney
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 11:24 am

    so cute! I love that top, I will definitely check out h&m – hope it’s still there!

  39. Nicole
    Aug 23, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    I really like your top. The whole outfit is very nice. Stopping by from WIWW.

  40. styleonthecouch
    Aug 25, 2012 @ 8:48 am

    I can see why you got this top – very pretty (you look stunning in this outfit Jenn) and it will last you through fall. I have one peplum top (white) but several dresses with peplum attachments. Some are from Reiss about five years ago when I think the trend must have been popular? How happy was I when it came around again 🙂


  41. Janelle@GlamorousMama
    Sep 11, 2012 @ 12:45 pm

    Love the dalmatian print. Can’t Believe I missed this post! Great outfit..