Jacket: Olayla | Trousers: Uniterd Colours of Benetton | Shoes: Zara
Belt + Bag + Bracelets: Thifted | Earings: Heirloom (Mom's)
It's pretty evident from the winter collections for 2012 seen at Thakoon, Burberry, and Etro internationally and at Preeti Chandra, and Gaurav Jai Gupta in India - that the peplum, of one variety or another, is a thing for every fashionista worth her shoes, to ponder about......But when you're on a shopping detox!? Well THAT.... is when you truly innovate with what's in your wardrobe.
So as it happens - on the occasion of the honey's birthday, I took out this straight cut, brocade jacket that you may remember from back in January. I also took a studded belt, and tied it up tight on my real waist... breathing was not a consideration in deciding tightness! The recipe for what followed goes something like so..
I used up some of my imagination, to come up with a concoction that was two parts silver, and one part gold. Add to that, earings the shape of which matches perfectly with the hair-bun, and garnish with a swipe of fuschia lipstick in the end. And walk out the door looking like what could be a serving of an evening appropriate and perfect, pe-PLUM..... dessert (if that's what you might like it to be!).
The peplum - a word of greek origin meaning 'tunic' - is usually a short overskirt that is attached to a fitted jacket. Sometimes an extra flounce is sewn onto the waistline of a pencil skirt/ dress to create the hourglass shape.
I have big plans for this jacket! You'll be seeing a double-take soonish...
For that you'll have to be back or keep track here.
Meanwhile, why don't you tell me the story of your experiments with
the conversion of one thing to another!