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Top: Modcloth {similar} | Skirt: Forever 21 | Shoes: Zara | Necklace: Forever 21 | Bracelet: Oia Jules

I hope I’m not breaking fashion blogger rules by wearing the same shoes twice in one week.  But when you are obsessed with a shoe, you can’t help but wear it.  I have a lot of shoes that fit that category actually.  I wore this outfit for the Kansas City Fashion Week Friday event and it’s seriously one of my fave outfits as of late.  I love that it’s got some femininity in the lace and peplum mixed with the edginess of the leather.  And even better is that I scored the (faux) leather skirt in a Buy 1, Get 1 free Forever 21 sale.  So in case the leather trend passes by too quickly, at least I didn’t spend too much on it.  ;)

Thanks AGAIN to Chasing Davies for snapping these pics for me!

P.S. Have you voted for my cutie pie Austin today?  We’d love your vote EVERY DAY! :)

What are your thoughts on the peplum trend?  How about the leather trend?

64 Comments ( Reply )

  1. JanM
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 5:24 pm

    I was planning on doing a lace+leather outfit too! :D I love the ensemble and everyone seems to be wearing those pretty Zara heels!

    I’m having a giveaway on my blog if you’re interested :)

  2. Krysten
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 6:01 pm

    I love the peplum trend BUT I’m not so sure about it on ME. Between my curvy hips and my curvy chest I just am not so sure….

  3. Miss Emily K
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 6:17 pm

    love the shirt and shoes! don’t know if i would look good in the leather skirt though :(

  4. Amanda Cobb
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 6:24 pm

    I love this look!! :-D You look great.

    I haven’t delved into the peplum trend myself because I have a long sized torso and the ‘waist’ on those hits me at a really odd spot.

    I would totally jump on the leather trend, I just haven’t found a piece that calls to me yet (while coinciding with spare funds).

  5. molly @ still being molly
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 6:31 pm

    gorgeous, sandy!! simply gorgeous!

  6. VintageDanielle
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

    I love the combination of lace and edgy leather, perfect!

  7. Kemi
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

    Love this. You look hot! Love peplum and I’m already eyeing a leather skirt from The Limited.

  8. katrina
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 7:06 pm

    I feel like EVERYONE is rocking the peplum trend these days and of all the tops I’ve seen so far, i absolutely LOVtE this lace one the best!! It fits you sooo well and looks stunning with the fitted skirt.

  9. shannon
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 7:32 pm

    LOVE this look! This might just be my favorite look ever on you. You look sexy and feminine and totally BEAUTIFUL!


  10. Michelle
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 8:01 pm

    I love your peplum top!

  11. Carrie
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 8:19 pm

    Those shoes are worth breaking the rules for! I haven’t tried the peplum, but it looks great on you and so many other bloggers.

  12. Jennifer
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 8:28 pm

    Someone’s looking hot!

    xo Jennifer


  13. Sharon Lei
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 8:37 pm

    Um. Sandy. I NEED THIS OUTFIT IN MY LIFE. Yeah, that’s my screaming. You know how much I LOVE peplums. I have yet to own a lace one. I totally need this one. I love how you paired it with a leather pencil skirt. :)

    xx Love & Aloha

  14. Dawn {The Alternative Wife}
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 8:42 pm

    You look amazing, Sandy!!! LOVE this look. Each and every piece is fabulous. I’ll take them all :) xoxo

  15. Taipei Style
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 8:47 pm

    Lovely! The shoes are great, no wonder you like them :)


  16. Lindsey A. Turner
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 9:07 pm

    I love this trend and I love your outfit! Every piece is perfection!


  17. Lindsey
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 9:08 pm

    Peplum can be so flattering on so many types of figures. I think it looks great on you, and the leather is fun too!


  18. Rachel
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 9:40 pm

    I love these shoes- I keep seeing them everywhere!

  19. laura
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 9:48 pm

    oh my gosh, favorite outfit ever of yours, you lookAMAZING!
    loving the peplum-don’t have any myself yet, but it looks so good on you!

  20. witheachpassingday
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 9:56 pm

    This is definitely my favorite outfit. Love the feminine peplum top with the tough leather.

  21. Daisy Nguyen
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 10:17 pm

    LOVE your peplum lace

  22. Daisy Nguyen
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 10:18 pm

    LOVE your peplum lace and paired with leather, it’s so girly-TOUGH!

    -Daisy Nguyen from PS BANANAS fashion blog:

  23. Dancing Branflake
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 11:06 pm

    I am COMPLETELY obsessed with those shoes also. And that skirt is divine!

  24. Audrey @ Putting Me Together
    Sep 12, 2012 @ 11:47 pm

    Sandy, you hot mama!!!

  25. Mindy Harris
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 12:34 am

    what is peplum? i’m dumb…

  26. Will @ Bright.Bazaar
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 4:18 am

    The orange colourful block on your heels is FABULOUS! xx

  27. Katie
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 6:45 am

    I have yet to own either! but they look great in this outfit! and those shoes are hot! you should be wearing them at least twice a week. :)

  28. Anna @ IHOD
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 7:35 am

    Loving this edgy chic side of you Sandy! :) Three trends in one! Wham bam! So fun:)

  29. Amy Shaughnessy
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 8:56 am

    SO cute!! Love this look a lot!


    Fashion and Beauty Finds

  30. Jenee C.
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 9:08 am

    Love this look on you Sandy. I keep breaking the rules and have been wearing the same skirt in all latest posts. Just cannot get enough.

    xx Jenee C.

  31. Chelsey
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 9:18 am

    I love this outfit. Leather and lace makes me think of Stevie Nicks. It’s so girly and yet edgy too!

    Chelsey- thefairfox.com

  32. Stephanie @twenty-something
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 9:35 am

    This is genius – I have been wanting to add a leather piece to my wardrobe for fall but was afraid it’s too edgy for me. I love the idea of pairing a leather skirt with the peplum, it totally makes it feel more feminine. So pretty! And I am a peplum lover, I love how it’s flattering on everyone regardless of body shape.


  33. Kathleen
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    I LOVE your makeup in these pictures! You look so beautiful. And gahh that top is fabulous! I’m loving lace lately!

  34. Bonnie
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 9:55 am

    Your skirt. Your shoes. Your top. Your hair. I love it ALL. You look so beautiful.

    Twitter: @GlamKitten88

  35. thehautecookie
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 10:38 am

    i love this look on you~ sexy mama in leather!!!!!

  36. Ilene @ Much Love, illy
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 10:40 am

    i LOVE this outfit, girl! SO HOT and SO FUN! those shoes? KILLER!

  37. Jupe
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 10:41 am

    One of my fav outfits of late too! I just adore that peplum, perfect texture of lace and perfect neckline…plus it’s a great mix with leather. You know how to style yourself so beautifully…I def don’t mind seeing those fab heels again.

    <3 Cambria

  38. Annie
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 11:14 am

    Such a great outfit. If I had shoes like those, I’d wear them often too!

  39. Always Maylee
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 11:32 am

    You look so pretty! I love the lace peplum top!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  40. Rachel @ Making Life Fabulous
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 11:38 am

    I love the peplum trend, although I have yet to buy myself a peplum shirt! I guess I just haven’t found the perfect one yet.

  41. Meredith
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 11:43 am

    This outfit is awesome! And I’m pretty sure I will now buy that leather skirt! Love the way you styled it!

  42. Stephanie
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 12:51 pm

    Love this outfit! I think it’s one of my favorites on you. Those Zara heels are so pretty!

  43. Nikki
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    You look absolutely stunning, I LOVE the peplum top! :) Xx

  44. alyson
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 1:01 pm

    Obsessed, Sandy. Love peplum (in flattering ways like this) along with leather. And, the photo of you kind of delivishly/sweetly looking up? GORGEOUS.

  45. Alexa
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 1:08 pm

    So pretty girl. Love the lace top and the heels. Stunning indeed!

  46. Kathryn Elise (@kathrynelise)
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 2:09 pm

    I LOVED your outfit for KCFW! So perfect!

  47. Tara
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 4:24 pm

    I totally love that skirt, I really want one just like it!

  48. Christine
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 4:25 pm

    All I do everyday is break fashion blogger rules! If you love them you love them!

    I love everything about this outfit.

  49. Shea
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 5:11 pm

    Hey, I recognize this outfit :) I love it, and Meggy’s pics are great!

  50. Trina
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 6:06 pm

    Love, love, love this outfit! Hot! (And I totally wear the same shoes all the time on my blog.)


  51. dana
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 6:57 pm

    You look so chic! love it :)
    xo dana

  52. Jenny
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 9:26 pm

    Absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE that top and skirt, and of course, those shoes are fabulous! You look so super chic!

    xo Jenny

  53. Susan
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 10:27 pm

    SO pretty! And, I own those same shoes so I know just how you feel! They’re the best.

  54. amy
    Sep 13, 2012 @ 11:05 pm

    love this outfit, you look fabulous!

    Leopard and Lillies

  55. lisacng
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 11:54 am

    What a great combo and I LOVE those shoes too!

  56. Jenny
    Sep 14, 2012 @ 10:04 pm

    Love lace, leather and the peplum trend! So, I LOVE everything in this gorgeous outfit! The shoes are also pretty amazing and you just look beyond adorable, Sandy!


  57. Sara
    Sep 15, 2012 @ 6:37 pm

    ok this outfit is pure genius. I love the soft femininity of the lace peplum, against the bold dark contrast of the black leather skirt. I am seriously dying over your top. I am in search of the Perfect peplum top at the moment- that’s my favorite recycled trend!

    The House of Shoes

  58. Jhéanell
    Sep 15, 2012 @ 7:33 pm

    love leather…love peplum…LOVING your shoes

  59. Rachel
    Sep 16, 2012 @ 6:29 am

    Your leather and lace looks awesome!

  60. Lish
    Sep 16, 2012 @ 10:14 am

    WOW! What a great mixture of leather and lace..and those shoes!!! LOVE!

  61. Hannah
    Sep 16, 2012 @ 1:19 pm

    leather & lace is a classic pairing! and your shoes are fantastic – definitely don’t blame you for wearing them twice in one week :)

  62. Savannah
    Sep 17, 2012 @ 3:50 pm

    I am LOVING the peplum look. Especially on you! LOVE THAT TOP! So cute!

  63. yvonne
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 7:20 am

    oooo i soooo love your shoes!!! you look so cute in this whole outfit, lace with leather..i like it!!!!

  64. Leesh
    Sep 18, 2012 @ 6:54 pm

    I love this outfit, it’s so sexy with the leather and lace!

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