golden flower.


F21 cropped flower motif jumper | Asos peplum waist pencil skirt | Zara studded evening box clutch | Zara  court heels with capped toe | Ray-Ban wayfarer sunglasses

Practicality has become part of my decision process when it comes to purchasing clothes. As I work full-time in the corporate setting all day, I must maintain a more professional appearance than I would during the weekend. Sometimes I forego buying certain things, just because I will not be able to wear them to work and I am no longer wish to buy things that I can only wear once in a great while. Seems a bit frivolous. I take mental note to fill my wardrobe with clothing that can worn for many uses, just like a flower has many purposes--loose leaf teas, corsages, natural display of affection, a lovely way to border a home, etc. So anytime a "professional" item that fits my style catches my eye, I just blossom. This peplum skirt created that exact sort of budding romance with me. Appropriate to wear in the office, and on trend. Perfection. 

       




160 darling comments:

6 o'clock Inspiration said...

Wow love the peplum skirt!!
This outfit is darling, you look professional but chic!!
Also love the studded clutch!
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In a Dolly's World said...

OMG!!! I LOVE that studded clutch!!!! I'll have to get one! ;) Your outfit is very darling! So very well put together! Love ya! <3

Living in Color said...

Hi Jamie!!
Absolutely LOVING your peplum skirt! Totally trendy, and spring ready- also, I'm a teacher, so I definitely can understand the practicality part of dressing up, yet still looking chic!
xo, elle from Living in Color.

Julie said...

I like your skirt.

Kdotorg said...

Great outfit! Really love the chic simplicity. I always find that practicality is key.
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HeyDahye said...

Gorgeous skirt! It is a great shape on you.

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WearAbouts said...

the flared skirt is KILLER...and the shoes are RAD ! <3
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Julie Khuu said...

Aw honey pretty pretty peplum! This one hits you at just the right spot...totally elongates your petite frame! Just the thing I need in my life as well :D

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Jessica said...

That skirt is so cute and I love the shoes.

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Ann said...

That skirt is gorgeous... love it ♥

And the clutch looks glam.

alison*elle said...

I'm the same as you which is why I have also been on the hunt for that perfect peplum skirt. Yours looks amazing on you.

xo, alison*elle

CessOviedo said...

So beautiful! This is ultra feminine and lady like! Love the peplum skirt, such a gorgeous silhouette!

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Suzie Q said...

I love the skirt and shoes! The floral fitted shirt goes so well with the skirt!

xoxo,
Suzie Q
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Tori said...

Love, Love, Love the peplum skirt!!!


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Samantha Mariko said...

I would also wear this in an office setting. so chic! I love your outfit posts :) keep inspiring!

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bulbulvish said...

the jumper z very pretty...

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Natali said...

Very cute peplum skirt! I like your clutch a lot!

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Camelia said...

I love that skirt, it's so gorgeous, I love peplum! You have such a lovely blog.

Miss Molly said...

peplum prettiness!

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SIENA.STYLE said...

love you pumps!!

heartfromcosmetics said...

It is amazing that you can take all thing and you still look good at it :). Gorgeous ! :)

CINDY TANUWIJAYA said...

Love your pumps , nice looks <3

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Tesa said...

you look adorable!

C A T H said...

lovely look in a dark hues Jamie~ I really like your studded clutch to go with the whole look. it's so chic and pretty !! I certainly think the top's really practical. it can be dressed up and dressed down a bit. this one, you've dressed it up very nicely =)

xoxo
Style Hostess

Amanda said...

oh wow, anything looks amazing and chic on you =)

Anna (South Molton St Style) said...

ppppppppppppeplum! a girls best friend! You look fab in this skirt, gonna need to get me one of these xx

South Molton St Style

Anastasia Siantar said...

OMG THE SKIRT IS SO CUTE!! <3

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Girlie Blogger said...

Super cute peplum skirt. When I worked in corporate, I used to hate dressing up. Now I miss it, especially seeing all your fabulous outfits on this blog :O)

Seattle Beauty and Fashion - Girlie Blog Seattle

Steph C. said...

Gorgeous heels! I love them!

xx
-S

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Modaxatodas. Luisa said...

Lovely skirt! i think like you we should buy things that we can wear many times

kisses!

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Kultur und Stil said...

a wonderful outfit!

xxx Anita

Angie said...

great outfit! and great view on purchasing things. I should definitely adhere to that.

x
Angie
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Lily said...

The skirt is beautiful and I also love shoes! :)

doyouspeakgossip said...

Love the skirt, and the clutch!
Really professional yet fashionable look for the office! Pretty! :)

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VALERIE WANG said...

i love your top a lot!!!!!!gorgeous look!!<3


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xx

CLAUDIA KITTEN said...

Love the skirt!
Claudia xxx
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BERTHA NATASHA said...

loving your skirt.. so feminine and chic!

Sincerely,

BERTHA NATASHA

CherishKirsten said...

Love this outfit. So beautiful ;)

nikolia said...

I love the skirt .. Zara shoes combine well.)
looks amazing

Inês de Castro said...

I love this outfit, the colors are perfect. I love the peplum skirt and the clutch :)

lipoooo said...

nice colors!


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one girl, one blog said...

Love your clutch!

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el_martina said...

very pretty look and I love your shoes!

Laurie said...

love your shoes!!!

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Estherina said...

Love the skirt!

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Evi said...

Love your style!!! Pretty skirt! :)

Evi xoxo

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House of Avandan said...

Love the peplum skirt, so pretty.

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allure-edition said...

that skirt is stunning! and your bag is really great

Dandy-Doll said...

What a cute amazing darling skirt :)
You are beautiful.

xxx

Mom Fashion World said...

Nice outfit, darling!



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jennyjk said...

i def know what you mean by the corporate setting... sigh sometimes it hard to ever go back to lots of color after seeing professionalism in each space. i love your outfit though. perfect for the office and anywhere else, esp for lunch

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Stylin' said...

This outfit is so darling and chic, I love it.

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Frannie Pantz said...

Oh Jamie you are so gorgeous and I am forever jealous of your hair! This peplum pencil skirt is just fantastic and right on trend. I totally agree about purchases. Blogging has really helped me decipher what is a "I'll wear this all the time" purchase vs. a "I would like to wear this once or at some point or I just want to have it in my closet" purchase. Gorgeous as usual!

Audrey Leighton said...

LOVE this on you! So cute...love it all, don't even know where to begin!
xx
Be Frassy

Audrey Renee said...

love the clutch and skirt

love always xoxo

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Katherine McAdoo said...

you look awesome in peplum - and this would be perfect to wear to work.i love it paired with this top, especially. i always have trouble buying things if i couldn't wear them to work because i go to work 5 days a week - as you probably do - and buying a dress that isn't work appropriate often seems like a waste

two birds said...

well you've done a perfect job! you look amazing!

Hannah said...

Adorable! I've been obsessed with those zara shoes for so long!

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Liv and Isabelle said...

Love this look! I really like the print on the shirt and the skirt is perfect.I try to shop carefully, too, but sometimes I end up with things I never wear. How do you do it so well? :)
xoxo,
Liv and Isabelle -- Blues and Shoes

Fiorenza said...

sooo chic! why don't we follow each other??

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marina miouprincess said...

great skirt,great shoes,great clutch!!!!
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HayleyMG said...

love the outfit! you look great :)

Hayley xx
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Dany said...

Amazing! :)

Atiqa said...

Totally agree with you as I also work in the corporate world. I love the skirt. It's practical yet "in" at the same time. I am a really big believer in updating basics!

kiss me quick said...

wow, this photos look so pretty and inspiring ^^

just lovely!



xxx
kissmequick

Fashion is for idiots [like us] said...

Beautiful skirt...
Lovely silhuette! x

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Georgi said...

absolutely gorgeous clutch, I need to invest!

x

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jas said...

LOVE that skirt!

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Zane said...

classy

Flashes of Style said...

Loveee the peplum!

Britt+Whit said...

Love love LOVE the peplum skirt you are rocking! I def want to try this trend out! you make it look so chic!

love from San Francisco,
Britt+Whit

Anaivilo said...

Goodness that skirt i so brilliant! I love how it looks on you, the peplum is great! :D

molly said...

I love the studded clutch! That skirt is so chic! Awesome post
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Dana said...

Obsessed with the skirt! Looks great on you!

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Heather said...

I just love that skirt -you look so beautiful (and tiny!)

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seszen said...

it's not a skirt, it's a super skirt :)

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Tanvi said...

Super cute clutch! Also love your clutch!!

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TaraMixandMatch said...

How I wish I could pull off a skirt like this...love it on you!

Joie De Vivre said...

The skirt is gorgeous! xx

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Blush said...

you look gorgeous, love the heels and bag! :)

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sarahthestylescout said...

the peplum skirt is amazing!

EXECUTION STYLE said...

That skirt is beautiful!

FRANKIE HEARTS FASHION said...

you look AMAZING in the peplum! Love how feminine and chic this look is! xo
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Fashion Addict said...

I love the pattern of this top and the skirt is so cute!

Dale Janeé said...

You look gorgeous. I love the Peplum and especially those heels. I totally went and bought them from Zara after seeing them on you :)

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Styleclouds said...

You look lovely and I am obsessed with your skirt! I have to add some peplum to my closet! Love it! xo, Christina

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vigilant lense said...

awesome clutch!


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Alela Sirah said...

Very Dainty! Love!
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Lubna said...

What a very poise and pretty outfit! Those court heels are stunning Lubna
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patty and lo said...

Peplum for the office is such a great idea...love it!

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megcasson said...

gosh, you look so beautiful! i love this outfit!

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Erlia 馮婉婷 said...

Wow! Peplum skirt is awesome on you. Love it, dear :)

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Debora Ribeiro said...

Nice photos!

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Rachhh. said...

i am loving peplum skirts/dresses right now. This skirt looks amazing on you! + gorgeous shoes! xo

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ylenia said...

You're really beautiful and look so sweet in these pics, I like your outfit =)
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KolettaS said...

love shoes !!!

LV said...

That peplum skirt is amazing! I love it!

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michelle_ said...

i love ur zara pumps !!

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Lucy Kennedy said...

You're so pretty!
I love that skirt so much!
xx

jennifer and jessica said...

Lovely blog you have here :)

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FashionFlirt said...

Love this outfit, looks so chic! :)

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Caitie said...

another fab outfit!

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Shels415 said...

I have the same problem..*sigh* Didn't know you worked in corporate too! Anyway I am loving your skirt and clutch! I found similar clutch while thrifting in L.A. which I will post in blog soon! Have a great weekend!

XOXO
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Charlene Gondo said...

that zara studded clutch!! WANT.

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Marti said...

Wow, gorgeous skirt!! <3

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Marti said...

Wow, gorgeous skirt!! <3

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Nicole said...

peplum is very romantic, i agree.
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Views by Laura said...

You look so fab! And the clutch ....love it!! It's perfect!!

Theonlyfashionprincess said...

gorgeous look dear, the skirt is fabulous x

VLM. said...

You are absolutely stunning, dear! Loving this skirt. There's a new post up on my blog, so feel free to stop by!
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RA said...

you always look so stunning, wow<3

Monja said...

you look stunning! great blog, im following :)
xo

Agnes W said...

I hear ya! I'm stuck in the corporate world too and find it a constant struggle to wear appropriate enough clothese that I don't loose my identity! Good job on the outfit!

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Leonor said...

lovely!

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thewildcherry said...

You look perfect!!

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Style and Trouble said...

I really love this Skirt!!


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Bella said...

Very feminine, love it!
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kawiarka18 said...

I like it ! :)

kawiarka18 said...

I like it ! :)

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STYLECONTAINER said...

Love this look. I have the same shoes :)

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Anita said...

Beautiful outfit! And I love your clutch!
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Swapnil said...

Zara come out with such good stuff, love the whole combos!

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She's Dressing Up said...

Beautiful outfit, I really love the skirt! <3

Clara Turbay said...

Great and different ideas!

Unique Monique said...

love you shoes!!!

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my mini bag said...

I love your outfit. the shoes and the skirt are gorgeous.

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x Mr Brightside x said...

omg u look wonderful!!

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The Golden Girls said...

this look is amazing... and that skirt, WOW! xx,
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Ángeles Madrid said...

Acabo de descubrir tu blog y me ha encantado! Tienes mucho estilo.
te sigo desde ya!
Eso clutch es espectacular! Yo también lo tengo.
Pásate por mi blog.
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Jennifer said...

Very cute outfit! Love you sunglasses and your hair looks so beautiful!

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bloo. said...

Totally loving your look! ;-)

X
bloo.

Tamara S. Putri said...

Loveee your peplum skirt!

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fashiongossipmk said...

You look amazing!! Love your heels :)
K.

milu said...

beautiful !!!i'm following you!!

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Lucie Srbová said...

You look absolutely gorgeous!!! love your style so much! Following you on Bloglovin and GFC:)

Kisses, Lucy:)

daisymay aka Chantele said...

Wow very chic outfit! Love the peplum skirt!
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Juli Photo Diary said...

divina!!!

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Vickita said...

Such a lovely outfit! The clutch is stunning.

Kelly Malka said...

cute peplum skirt!

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Jony said...

Cute outfit, absolutely love the peplum skirt!

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Girl Lilikoi said...

Love that clutch Jamie! Hmmm peplum skirt, I'm still looking for the perfect one. I really love your blog. Is a nice read durin weekdays when I'm slump with work.

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Klaudia B. said...

I love your blog!

kisses,
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swellmayde said...

Hi Jamie,

Thanks love! You styled them so adorably with the lace contrast top. They go so well together!

And loving this whole look too... from the top and skirt to the bag! :)

- Aimee
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Maria- CityLaundry said...

that skirt is perfect! you pull it of so well my dear!
xx

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C* said...

Loved your peplum skirt :)

emily said...

So classy! Love it!

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Lacee Swan said...

adorable peplum skirt!! love it!

Carla Florendo said...

you look really pretty Jamie. I love the silhouette of this dress and it fits you so well!

Constance said...

You look soooo classy and elegant!
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Rebecca said...

I LOVE IT!!!!!!!!! AHHH
OXOX

eM Ieva said...

I love this your skirt!!! Amazing.

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Cammie Callisto said...

loving the peplum skirt

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mirel said...

clutch! <3

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your look is amazing!!! love the clutch!

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Christina Storm said...

Love the Zara clutch!

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Melanie said...

Wow, I love this skirt (dress?) !

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