Wednesday, January 22, 2014

Minty Candy Cane: Improvised Peplum & Skinny Ankle Pants

 Today's outfit post reminds me of a red and white candy cane. Each piece has been in my wardrobe for a while, yet I have never worn them all together. Funny story about this peplum top: It's actually a tube top, and previously had a large red bow on it. I bought it because I liked the pattern, it was peplum, and as an added bonus: it was on final clearance at TJMaxx for $5.00. Yet, I wasn't sure how I wanted to wear it, and I really disliked the bow. So it sat in my dresser drawer for 2 years or more...One day while perusing my closet for new combination ideas, I happened to notice that the sweater and the peplum top went together very well. It looks very similar to a twinset. I cut off the bow, and wa-la! 
 The mint pants seemed like a natural match. Friends of this blog know that 9 times out of 10, I stick with Not Your Daughter's Jeans as my go to pants. The fit is just wonderful...Ah- I digress! Any who, there are times when I deviate, and this is one example. I like the fit of these pants, but I must say, in my opinion they don't really do anything for me. Don't get me wrong, I like the color, the length, and fit overall. They just seem to lack the 'umph' that I look for in a pair of pants.



Sweater: Ellen Tracy
Peplum: Monteau
Pants: Vince Camuto
Handbag: Dooney & Bourke
Mary Jane's: Nine West (also seen here and here)

Thanks for stopping by, I hope you have a wonderful day!

16 comments:

  1. Love it https://facebook.com/sassysewingbees

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  2. Ok, wow, that sweater is amazing! Love it, it adds so much interesting detail and I love how you paired it with the mint pants. The soft color works perfect against the bright busy sweater, very cute. :)

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    1. Thank you! I was amazed at how well they go together (the top & sweater) , almost as if they were made for each other :) The mint colored pants just seemed like a natural alliance.

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  3. The two top pieces look amazing together. The mint pants work surprisingly well with them. It is such a cute look.

    Sharon
    http://www.afashioncrowd.blogspot.com

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  4. You look so good, great cat eye glasses!
    xoxo
    http://pandamone.blogspot.com/2014/01/casual-camel.html

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    1. Thank you & welcome to IMJ! I scored the glasses for $1.00 :)

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  5. Another Great look on You and to think you had that top for 2 years. . . . I would love to see your closet!

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    1. Thx Neti! Yes!!! I kept it for over two years without wearing it or donating it! I'm currently working on a wardrobe room, and I plan to do a post on the reveal ;) Stay tuned!

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  6. Love the neklace and the color of pants :)
    http://fashionovertheainbow.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Nina & welcome to IMJ! I felt very 'minty' ;)

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