Ruffles & Truffles

Two Tone Peplum

I’ve professed my love for peplum before, but alas, I have not always been successful at finding pieces that work perfectly in my wardrobe. Every time I see a peplum top or dress, I am compelled to try it on…just in case! For some reason, I always seem to strike out.

Until recently. I was perusing the racks at my local T.J. Maxx when my eyes fell upon this two toned peplum sweater/jacket. It was love at first sight, and once I tried it on for size it had to come home to live in my closet (and for only $19.99 it was seriously affordable). T.J. Maxx, you come through for me once again.

A lot of the times, peplum gives off a really feminine flair, but in this case I think the jacket gives off some sophisticated style as well.

I decided to pair this peplum with jeans and patterned heels, but to make the look office appropriate I could definitely don a black pencil skirt or trousers. I could also see it being perfect on top of a simple black shift dress. I love that the cardigan/jacket can be worn in a number of ways!

Peplum cardigan: purchased at T.J. Maxx (similar options below) // Bootcut jeans: Banana Republic // Leopard print pumps: Ivanka Trump (similar here) // Envelope clutch: ASOS (similar here)


And if you’d like to snag a similar look to my peplum cardigan, make sure you check out these pretty options! I particularly love the first selection from ASOS…there are six different colors to choose from!

1. Peplum frill jacket: ASOS // 2. Embellished peplum jacket: ASOS // 3. Hinge peplum jacket: Nordstrom // 4. Peplum cardigan with silk frill: ZARA // 5. Apt. 9 peplum cardigan: Kohl’s

Do you have a favorite peplum piece in your wardrobe, or are you still searching for the perfect fit?


10 Comments on Two Tone Peplum

  1. Rachel
    January 9, 2013 at 11:12 am (1 year ago)

    Oddly enough, most of my peplum pieces are black and white, too!

    • Katie
      January 13, 2013 at 5:27 pm (1 year ago)

      You can’t go wrong with the classic black and white combo!

    • Katie
      January 13, 2013 at 5:29 pm (1 year ago)

      Thanks Heather! I love love love them…and they’re surprisingly very comfortable (for heels, haha)!

  2. Nicole Feliciano
    January 14, 2013 at 9:48 am (1 year ago)

    The peplum looks great on you. That jacket can be dressed up or down. It’s fabulous!

  3. Windy City Mama
    January 14, 2013 at 10:50 am (1 year ago)

    I love the entire look. The shoes and bag are hot! Grea find on the peplum too.

    • Katie
      January 20, 2013 at 10:35 am (1 year ago)

      Thanks! I definitely could not pass up that peplum cardi – too perfect!

  4. alyson
    January 14, 2013 at 12:10 pm (1 year ago)

    such an awesome top (nice score!) and LOVE it paired with the leopard heels.

  5. Carly
    January 17, 2013 at 8:14 am (1 year ago)

    I have a tough time finding peplum that works on me too…I am long torso’d so it is challenging..
    the black and white cardi pep is AWESOME and looks great o the leopard heels!

    • Katie
      January 20, 2013 at 10:38 am (1 year ago)

      I am right there with you on the long torso issue!!! Even though I’m short, I have a hard time finding shirts that are suitably long enough on me a lot of times! I don’t like it if I lift my arms and my stomach is exposed!


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