pencil and peplum

Zara top // H&M skirt // Footwork boots // F21 ring // giveaway win necklace via Coccorina
Peplum. At first I was a bit hesistant. I didn’t really like the shape, and with my curveless figure, I didn’t think the trend was meant for me. But after a while I got over my first impressions and started looking out for a cute number that fit my figure. I soon came across this one at Zara. It’s a more “extreme” peplum, a lot wider than the average peplum tops, which makes it more of a statement top and that I like. I love wearing it with my elephant jeans, but, like many bloggers, also on top of pencil skirts. A perfect outfit for a day of fun in the city! 
I know it’s a bit hard to see with the overflow of ginger hair covering it, but the necklace I’m wearing is SO pretty. When I saw the giveaway on the Coccorina blog, I knew it’d be perefct to pair with this gigantic cocktailring I bought at F21 a while ago. Never in my life would I’ve thought I’d actually win it! And whatdayaknow, it also plays really well with this peplum top. #doublehappygirl
I hope you’re weekend plans are more exciting than mine. I have tons of schoolwork  to do (A procrastinator? Me?) and K is in Lisboa, Portugal visiting an establishment of a company he maybe wants to work for in the future. So, no boyfriend and schoolwork. At least I have the coffee machine? 
Happy weekend folks! 
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  • Ik heb dezelfde pencil skirt in het zwart! Leuke outfit en de rok staat je zeker goed!


  • OMG – that second picture of you – could you BE any more fabulous? Good luck with your work this weekend and have a great one!

  • I want want that shirt!!!


  • Oh my dear Nikki, you're such a lady! Congrats for winning the giveaway, the necklace is beautiful. And the peplum top really looks good on you!

  • Erg leuke outfit! Heel vrouwelijk πŸ™‚

  • Nikki the necklace looks perfect on you! (not to mention the whole outfit i fell in love with it! It's my favorite on you) If we lived closer i would book you to be my jewelry model for the lookbook!

    You look amazing!


  • Gorgeous! I'm a little hesitant to do peplum to, but it looks wonderful on you!

    xo Emily

  • You pull off peplum so well. πŸ™‚ happy weekend!

  • You look gorgeous. This outfit is stunning on you and I LOVE those boots!

  • Love the shape of this outfit! The colors are amazing, too.

    <3 Melissa

  • First, that last photo is stunning. I love it.

    Second, I love the peplum but as the weather is getting colder I'm not sure what to wear over top of a peplum tee. Do you go with a cardigan? A blazer?

    Have a stellar weekend with your coffee machine. I will be plugging away at homework as well!

  • I was also a bit hesitant with peplum, but the more I saw/see it, the more I like it. And it looks wonderful on you!
    The necklace matches indeed perfectly with the ring, it is wonderful, do you know what brand the necklace is?
    And well, my weekend is unfortunately pretty "full": tomorrow fleamarket (trying to sell things to have more space in my closet), sunday job meeting and a concert!

    xxx Anita

  • Great Blog. Love your pics!!!Would you like to follow each other?

    Love Nyt,
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  • Such a beautiful outfit! Love the silhouette with the peplum top and pencil skirt πŸ™‚ Lovely texture on the top too πŸ™‚

  • Wauw wauw wauw! Het staat je echt super!

  • I absolutely love this top on you!

    xoxo, Julie @ OBSESSED

  • See, I'm liking this more "extreme" peplum more than the average ones. I guess, making a statement is more fun?

  • loving peplum tops!! this outfit is perfection

  • I love your outfit!!!!And you look great!
    And, this weekend will fly away fast!!!!

  • Wow, deze outfit vind ik echt prachtig! Staat je heel mooi, ook het topje! Leuke foto's ook πŸ™‚ Veel succes met leren dit weekend! Ik ga naar Iβ™₯techno vanavond, dus ik heb wel een leuk weekend in het vooruitzicht haha πŸ˜€ β™₯

  • staat u anders echt geweldig!

  • You look great!!!!!!!

  • Amai,zo mooi! Staat u echt goed!

  • Hi, Nikki! I saw your comment on Owls in My Heart. I'm Dawn and I'm hosting the ornament swap that Owls in My Heart posted about. You said you were worried about the shipping times? Well, I wanted to let you know that I have people from all over the world signed up! Japan, Taiwan, Canada, the UK, Spain, etc. There are all sorts of people involved. No matter where you are, as long as you mail your ornament by the 24th, that's fine! I do hope you'll participate! You have nothing to worry about! πŸ™‚ πŸ™‚

  • I love absolutely everything about this outfit!
    Lexi @ Glitter, Inc.

  • I love the top! Looks beautiful on you, some for the bordeaux skirt. Amazing look. πŸ™‚

  • this outfit is absolutely perfect! i love the colors too πŸ™‚ have a great weekend!


  • Oh Sweetie your blouse is really beautiful and your accesories too…


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  • Cute! I love those boots!

  • I dig the texture of that top. (: I still have not jumped on the peplum bandwagon quite yet but it may happen if I find an incredible one.

  • beautiful post! love the outfit, your boots, and the cobblestones!

  • You look wonderful in peplum!

  • Oh, I'm terrified of peplum! Pregnancy gave me curves that I never had before, and I'm afraid that peplum would accentuate them in a way that I don't want. You, however, look adorable!

  • love that necklace! good win! i'm not sold on peplum either, but i'm trying to be open to it. oh how i wish i was in lisboa this weekend! I miss it terribly. make sure to get him to show you pictures:)

  • I am loving this peplum top. I love the texture!

  • what a great find! that peplum top would be perfect for the office when i feel like dressing up a lil bit. you look adorable by the way! πŸ™‚

  • You are adorable!! Gotta give love to a fellow ginger!! πŸ˜‰

  • this is such a cute look! I love the peplum because it's really universally flattering.
    Chic on the Cheap

  • You look amazing in that top! I love how it looks with that pencil skirt!

    April (fellow ginger!)
    Knocked Up Fabulous

  • awesome mix! love the oxblood πŸ™‚

  • I love your outfit! The color of the skirt and the boots, and even the peplum! πŸ™‚


  • Wow this is a fantastic look! you're so pretty! I still haven't found a peplum top that's right for me. Maybe I'll try Zara.
    found you via EBEW

  • Oh wauw, wat zie je er mooi uit!

  • Peplums are great for curveless figures! That's why I like the way they look on me, but I only have one skirt with a peplum. I love this top you're wearing. It's so cute on you and you look classy and adorable. Love this!