Pretty Peplum

My obsession with peplum started two years ago. (You can see my first peplum top I bought at Reitmans HERE.) I was so happy to see this new version of a 60s style my mom wore. So naturally, when I find a peplum top, and this one with a pretty floral pattern, with a net yoke AND on sale …

I couldn’t resist.

floral peplum top

It’s from Smart Set–a chain of ladies apparel stores that will be closing in August 😦 . I purchased it during last year’s end-of-season sale and I’m wearing it for the first time.

floral peplum

 I have the same one in black. I often buy things I like in different colours.

black peplumI love tops with lace or net yokes for a feminine look.

floral peplum

My fuchsia purse is from the clothing exchange Jean hosted, she bought hers in Florida and I bought the same one in yellow. It’s great for essentials: cell phone, keys and money, tissue, lipstick. (Lipstick is essential, right?)

fuchsia purse

fuchsia crabapple tree

Have a lovely week and thank you for dropping by.

❤ carmen

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23 Responses to Pretty Peplum

  1. dan says:

    Your outfits always are very feminine!
    I especially like the floral top… delightful purse in a delightful colour!

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  2. Lisa Maynard says:

    Beautiful!! Love the peplum tops XO! Thank you for sharing with #linkupwithlisa @

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  3. debra says:

    I just popped over from the Link up with Jess. I also love peplums so I HAD to stop by to see yours. ☺ I really like the floral one and your handbag. And it’s so wonderful to meet other over 40 fashionable ladies.🎀 Can’t wait to get to know you all!


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  4. Jess says:

    Hi Carmen, I love both of your peplum tops, I have a few in my closet and think they look great with pants or pencil skirts, so many differerent ways. Love the floral too with the adorable pink bag!! You look lovely!

    Thanks for linking up with TH Tuesday!
    jess xx

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  5. You are always so pretty and so… fashionable. I love both tops. 🙂

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  6. Ralph says:

    Lace really suits you Carmen 😀 ❤

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  7. Bob says:

    Your closets must be FULL, FULL, FULL!!! Some homework for you…. how many consecutive days could you wear a different outfit ? Of course, each outfit must be coordinated….you would have it no other way… to present you delightfully in all your charming femininity. You always present with such poise.

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Bob! Closet? What closet? I have a dressing room. But I will estimate that I could wear something different everyday for a year, that includes wearing things more than once, with mixing and matching. For example wearing the same skirt with a different blouse, same top with different pants. Come to think of it, in that case, the outfits are limitless and it could take years! 😉

      ❤ carmen


  8. Lor @ Lovely & Cozy ♥ says:

    Very pretty!!

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  9. Lipstick IS essential! : )

    All these Canadian stores closing are depressing.

    These are such pretty peplums.


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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Suzanne! I agree, it’s depressing. JACOB is gone too and I always feel for the employees.

      We also agree that a purse must be big enough for lipstick! I don’t leave home without it! My mom taught me never to leave the house without “keys and money”– that was before cell phones, so Jean added that. And I make sure to include a tissue and lipstick.

      Enjoy this beautiful day!

      ❤ carmen


  10. Carmen, I was starting to worry about you! Or did I just somehow miss some posts?
    Gorgeous, I love the purse! So feminine! Melinda

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  11. utesmile says:

    Love the flowery one even more! very beautiful!

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    • carmen says:

      Thank you Ute! I think the floral is prettier too, and it looks best with black bottoms. I can wear the black top with any patterned pants, so I’m glad to have both.

      ❤ carmen

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