Hi.

I'm Caitlin Wilson, a twenty-something midwesterner with a penchant for neutrals, donuts, and makeup. Thanks for reading!

Hello, peplum

Some trends make you think, That won’t work on my body. My hips don’t lie (as a wise woman named Shakira once said), so why would I want extra fabric around them only to have them emphasized? I am here to tell you that some trends lie. The peplum, in particular, will lie to you. Actually, the peplum tells the truth. You’re the liar because after you try on a peplum, you realize it really is flattering, despite what your logical brain thinks. Here’s the breakdown:

Blouse: INC via Macy’s
Denim: Calvin Klein Jeans via Carsons 
Flats: Enzo Angiolini via Salvation Army (similar)
Bag: Vintage Coach via Garage sale
Watch: Garage sale
Bracelets: Forever 21/My grandma's 
Earrings: Lauren Conrad via Kohl’s
Lip Color: Revlon’s Just Bitten in Sweetheart

After keeping my eye out for a peplum top for a while, I finally bought one this past weekend. I knew I wanted one with structure and not made out of jersey or T-shirt material, so this lace one was absolute perfection. I added a few feminine details here and there, like my bow earrings and bracelet. But then I added a little masculine touch, too, with my black-and-white loafers. 

P.S. Shop more peplum looks below!

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