Monday, March 12, 2012

Doodle It Yourself: Make Your Own Peplum Effect!

Hey hello! :)

Just few days ago, I read on Chictopia Newsletter that Peplum is back on trend. Since I love anything vintage and girly, also since I haven't spend my money on clothes recently :p, it then kinda inspired me to experimented with (or recycled to be exact) my current closet. So I got this idea to create a peplum-effect dress that is actually layers of different pieces of clothing. I played with the patterns and colors to make it fun. I think this outfit looks like a cupcake somehow. :)

Well, the definition of peplum itself is a 'short flared, gathered, or pleated piece of fabric attached on the waist part of clothing to create a hanging frill as a decorative edging'. And according to Mr. Google, this Pep Trend started on the 40s, then 80s, and now in 2012 it back on style as it starting to appeared in Paris and Milan Fashion Week 2012, on pieces from magnifique designers such as Channel and YSL.

Kei, now for the DIY (doodle it yourself) part. But before we're going further, I need to tell in advance that this is not really a tutorial, but more like a tips. ;) Well, the key to create your own peplum-effect to your outfit is to use up different length of your clothing, and wear it on layers. You know, like Superman does. :p Here's the numbered tips to nailed the peplum-effect outfit:

1. Peplum usually attached on blouses, skirts, or dresses, and it has this mathematical formula of vertically slight+wide+slight. So, what you'll need is a pencil skirt/pants/short that to certain extent shape your body. This is necesarry in order to have the 'wide decorative edging' on peplum style.

2. As for the wide part, you'll need a long and rather loose top that covers your waist (or hips like in my outfit). A tailored-layered top like mine would be perfect, coz it creates wider peplum effect on your waist/hips.

3. For the upper layer, you will also need rather figure-hugging cropped top. But, it doesn't necessarily have to be tight-fitting to your body. The point is, it has to be tighter than your loose lengthy inner top. This cropped top should tighten your torso part of the outfit and thus creates a delicate pleats in between your cropped top and your loose inner top.

And there you go. You're wearing your own peplum trend. ;) Hope this inspiring your closet-recycling somehow!

Also, last Friday, me and Mr. boyfriend had our fifth year anniversary. ;p I bought us a cute custom-ordered cake, made by MoCa Precious, who's actually a sweet friend of mine, Gladys, and her talented Mommy. Since I love monkeys, I ordered them to make me a cute monkey couple cake. This is how cute it turned out!

And to top it off, it's so yummy!! Thanks MoCa Precious! ;)

Until next post, toodles-doodles!


  1. I love your outfit! and that cake looks so yummy!!! :)


  2. peplum is also trend on vogue.uk!! :3 very lovel post anw <3

  3. love your outfit !


  4. Great job! I think this is almost something I'd be comfortable with pulling off.

    Cake looks delish!

  5. ohmygod super love your top ♥
    i love your shoes too
    you are pretty


  6. wow, this is the cutest cake ever! and I would love to have a piece right now, hehe. but your outfit - it's brilliant! such a clever idea to create your own peplum trend!

    Maikeni blogi - part of me

  7. that cake :'oooo ~~ >.<" looks very pretty and delicious! i love the pastel colours you are wearing :3
    ♥ shushu-blog.blogspot.com ♥

  8. well happy fifth year anniversary ci! Longlast with your boyfff♥
    I must try that peplum experiment and btw, you have a cute nails art, so envy'in meeee


  9. cute toppppp! <3<3<3

  10. Omg, so cute! the outfit, the nails, the cake! drools..

  11. woo happy anniversarry . btw i was read peplum is back too. maybe sometime i must try it . btw love your nails too


  12. wow i'm so glad to found your blog dear...
    of course i follow you back

    you're so pretty with that layering skirt!
    loves, loves,

  13. cute outfit!! happy anniversary to u and ur bf! the cake looks yummy

  14. Super awesome layering outfit :)
    The colors are so sweet!
    Also happy 5 year anniversary
    with your bf ^^


  15. the outfit is so cute, it looks fantastic:)x

  16. omgosh this outfit is SUPER cute! and i LOVE the colors ! and it does look very 40's! loveit!

    OMGWTHTHAT IS SERIOUSLY THE CUTEST CAKE EVER. IS THAT REAL?! :OOO and it looks so gooooood!! and WOW 5 YEARS?! SUPER CONGRATS!! i can't even be in a relationship with someone for 1 year lol :O!! that's seriously really amazing though. i hope you had a blast!

    alex @ carouselstreet.com

  17. You are so beautiful! Love your blog!

  18. cute overloaddd!!! i love your pastels and the layering effect. the polka dot collar is just too cute! also, congrats on 5 years! that's a long time and i'm drooling at the cake haha. lastly, YOUR NAILS. so adorbs! : ) thanks so much for following and of course i've returned the favour! <3

    pandaphilia style

  19. You look so pretty!!!
    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

  20. Very cute outfit! I love your shoes!

  21. WOWOWO- that cake is total perfection! The colors are outta this world amazzzing! I'm listening to du-wop music as I type this and it's soooo perfect for your post! So pastel and reminds me of a 50's bakery! Love your peplum colors-GORGEOUS!!!!!
    xoThe Beckerman Girls


  22. hey thanks for the sweet comment! i'm following back as well!

    i love the sheer detail on the collar of your shirt ! i don't think i've seen anything like it before :)

  23. ur so creative!!

    thanks for liking my blog <3 it's always such a delight to get positive feedback


  24. I wish a slice of this cake!
    I'm really enjoying your look, you're very creative :)

    Kisses, Em**


  25. Everything about this outfit is so adorable! I love the mix of pastels with the leopard shoes. Super adorable! ♥


  26. awwww that is so cute that you both celebrated with a cute cake! Adorable :)

    Hybrid Hunter

  27. cute and colorful! and the cake is cuteness overload!
    and by the way! nice to meet you ci :)

  28. Wow, that cake looks incredibly yummy!!

    Missing Amsie Blog

  29. such a cute outfit :D love it! i love your nails too <33

  30. hi ci it was nice to meet you! and you are so creative and you definitely nail the look ;D


  31. Ooooh love this outfit and pastel colors so precious in you! nice blog i follow you, please visit my blog and if you want follow me back :)


  32. happy anniversary to you both!! the cake looks exquisite and delicious too~~ ^_^ i love the effect you created in your outfit. the layers of colors are just great~~ very sweet looking :D


  33. you are so cute!

    I love your blog,it's amazing ;)


  34. you are really sweet :)love the outfit!

  35. That cake looks so good!!! I would love to eat it right here, right now!


  36. AWESOME post!!! OMG, great DIY, plus that cake is SUPERRRR cute.... looks moist and yummy too..... arghhh.... i want someeeeeeee....

  37. omg... you look so cute! <3 <3

    love the pastels on you!

    xx, Helen

  38. This look is so cute! The overall color is yummy. I dont know but I candies suddenly popped in my mind.

  39. i love the mix of pastels here...and the cake is so pretty!


  40. Wooow, I'm not a great fan of pastels, but I think your outfit is amazing! I would definitely wear it.




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