Friday, May 18, 2018

Boho Vibes & That Black Jumpsuit Again...


Do you ever buy something and you think to yourself "I'm probably only going to wear this once", and then you wear it an average of 1-2 times a week? This black jumpsuit IS that purchase. No other outfit compares. There is nothing so comfortable or freeing.

It's so loose and carefree that it makes me look bigger than I am. Do I care? Absolutely not! It's a no thought, no mess, throw on and go dreamin' outfit. That is what this jumpsuit is.

I've paired this jump suit with quite a few styles so far. This one seems a little off the wall because of the patterns and colors. I've never quite been one to follow the rules when it comes to mix and matching. Sometimes I strongly debate with myself if I'm making my outfit work. To which I proudly wear my mind and decide I can make it work if I just believe it. Which is what happened with my crazy mix of patterns with this outfit.

Can we have a moment to appreciate blocked heels coming back? Like, yassssss. Not only are they cute but, for the love, the are comfortable! You could run in them and not die! These are quality reasons to buy and wear them everyday.

Items are listed below, along with a few other block heels that I'm eyeing.






Black Jumpsuit - Mahina Boutique Haleiwa, HI // Velvet Kimono - Chloah (similar) // Tassel Earrings - Nordstrom Rack (Sold out, similar, similar) // Floral Sandals - CL by Laundry // Bangles - Assorted Thrift Finds // Gold Bracelets - Grift from Grandmother // The Wishing Necklace - Stella & Dot // Delicate Double Necklace - Stella & Dot // Rose Quartz Crystal Point -
Banana Republic (similar) // Sunglasses - BP (similar)

Monday, May 14, 2018

2017 Seattle Fashion Week & that Jumpsuit (again)


The weekend before this last was a special little treat. I got brunch with the girls, sat on a patio, drank white wine, went to a Cinco de Mayo gathering and then got the privilege to attend this year's Seattle Fashion Week Show at the Seattle Art Museum. 

I went alone

As strange as this is going to sound, I had an amazing time! I wasn't texting a bunch of friends or nor was there any awkwardness about the experience of going to an event alone. I felt, surprisingly,  comfortable and relaxed, once I got there. I spoke with a few others that had media credentials. However, I neglected to give them my handle or any additional information on myself. I'm such a newb sometimes. On the upside, it was a terrific adventure. I learned what to do in the future in regards to networking. Oh meet and greets, will you ever get easier?

As you can see above, Seattle Magazine asked to take my picture for their IG stories. I was SO honored and excited that I responded with "Of course!". I posed as naturally as I could. He thanked me, I thanked him and I walked away! Remember when I was talking about being a newbie at this?

The show set up was gorgeous and I love how they had the stage set in the foyer of the museum. The beautiful new wooden sculpture above the stage was breathtakingly whimsical with a nice edge to the Latin inspired show. Music pumping through the speakers that shook the pillars and made everyone want to get up and dance. It was well received from the audience. 


My make up was more dramatic than usual because I let my outfit hold style and not high fashion. I used my Anastasia Beverly Hill Modern Romance Palette, Kat Von D Tattoo Liner, Clinique Lash Fattening Mascara and, of course, my YSL Lip Stain #7. Swoooon. It's the best rose nude I have! I also used Anastasia Beverly Hills brow powder duo and a Tarte blush in Paaarty. Which I found appropriate.


As for my outfit, what a surprise! My Mahina black jumpsuit for the win, again. I love it and it's clearly versatile! My kimono is a Rack find and I don't know if I'll be able to find the exact one, as it was sold out the last time I checked, but I know I can find similar ones. My outfit dets are below! 

Jumpsuit - Mahina Boutique Haleiwa, HI (similar, similar, similar) // Kimono - Wild Pearl 
(similar, similar, similar) // Belt - Vintage // Green Leather Bag - Zara (similar) // 
Pink Sandals - Nine West // Gold Earrings - Heirloom 






What makes inspires you? What sparks a light in your imagination? 

Tuesday, May 8, 2018

Honey Goat Cheese and Macrina's Greek Olive Baguette

Peplums & Pie: Honey Goat Cheese and Greek Olive Baguette // Anthropologie marble monogram cheese board // wildflowers // wine candle //peplumsandpie.com

What's sweet and savory and looks magical next to wildflowers? This monogrammed cheese board. Honestly, it's going to blow your mind, friends. It's a very simple spread but with specific items which you can find aaaaallllmost anywhere.

Here's what I've got on the cheese board (which was a Christmas present from my parents).
  • Honey Goat Cheese
  • Macrina's Greek Olive Baguette 
  • Geek Olives
My recipe for honey goat cheese is simple: buy it at your local store. Only original goat cheese? That's okay! Simply cream together your goat cheese and local honey. I get mine at the farmers market in the next town over, Ballard Farmer's Market. They have an incredible wildflower honey from Gaia's Harmony Farm out in Snohomish Valley.

Peplums & Pie: Honey Goat Cheese and Greek Olive Baguette // Anthropologie marble monogram cheese board // greek olives //peplumsandpie.com

The Greek olive loaf baguette is something you can buy in most stores. I tend to go to the bakery on the other side of upper Queen Anne. There are multiple locations around Seattle and I recommend stopping in and grabbing a loaf or one of their treat if you're in town visiting. When I have friends staying with me or staying in an airbnb close by I always pick up a baguette. 

The Greek olives, get excited, are from ... Safeway! So elegant and chic, right? Haha! Honestly, they're so good though. They compliment the goat cheese really well. 

The cheese board is from Anthropologie and is monogrammed for whatever letter you'd like. It's made of marble so it's wonderfully durable and it's also super easy to clean. Which is important when you don't own a dishwasher. My little olive bowl is a souvenir that I picked up in a tiny tile and pottery shop in Toledo, Spain. I love it. I have amazing memories from that day whenever I look at it. The gold pineapple cheese knife is from a set my grandmother had. 

What's on your favorite cheese board?

Peplums & Pie: Honey Goat Cheese and Greek Olive Baguette // Anthropologie marble monogram cheese board // greek olives //peplumsandpie.com

Sunday, May 6, 2018

Loose Floral Peplum & Pink Strap Sandals

Peplums & Pie: Loose Floral Peplum & Pink Strap Sandals // Vince Camuto Tiered Ruffle Floral Top // H&M Jeans // Nine West Pink Sandals // peplumsandpie.com

Hello friends! I have so much lined up for the month of May that I might do a post on all of the amazing and exciting activities on my list. It's finally nice out. I didn't even wear a jacket today, never the less sleeves. It felt like bliss.

I'm embracing my floral side since I can't think of anything more appealing than sitting and reading a book in a garden or a park. Being outdoors is all I can think about so I try to bring that mindset to work with me. This floral silky top by Vince Camuto is sold out almost everywhere. I was able to find it at two locations so definitely hurry and grab it before it's completely gone. They do still make this top is solid colors, which I've been eyeing. They're really comfortable, airy, loose and perfect for work days when you really don't want to think.

My shoes. You've seen them in my Easter Sunday post from last month. Let me make this as clear as possible: I loveeeee these sandals. Can I run in them? No - but man, o man, can I walk in them. I think that's something a lot of people forget about Nine West. They're a quality brand that have been around forever. Many people don't know this but Nine West was originally founded by Vince Camuto and his partner. It's now owned by Jones but their shoes continue to be easy to wear and staples in my wardrobe. I own 3 pairs of Nine West pumps and these Sandals are a nice addition to that collection.

As for jeans, this will blow your mind. These are $20 jeans from H&M. Boom!

Easy as spring should be, friends. 💖

Peplums & Pie: Loose Floral Peplum & Pink Strap Sandals // Vince Camuto Tiered Ruffle Floral Top // H&M Jeans // Nine West Pink Sandals // peplumsandpie.com


Peplums & Pie: Loose Floral Peplum & Pink Strap Sandals // Vince Camuto Tiered Ruffle Floral Top // H&M Jeans // Nine West Pink Sandals // peplumsandpie.com

Peplums & Pie: Loose Floral Peplum & Pink Strap Sandals // Vince Camuto Tiered Ruffle Floral Top // H&M Jeans // Nine West Pink Sandals // peplumsandpie.com

Peplums & Pie: Loose Floral Peplum & Pink Strap Sandals // Nine West Pink Sandals // peplumsandpie.com

Top - Vince Camuto (solid colors) // Jeans - H&M // Sandals - Nine West // Watch - Marc
by Marc Jacobs (similar) // Earrings - Addison Blvd (TJ Maxx, similar)

Friday, May 4, 2018

Sleeveless Shift Dress & Moroccan Amber

Sleeveless Sheath Dress & Moroccan Amber: Peplums & Pie // Cupcakes & Cashmere Dress // Moroccan Amber Necklace // Vince Camuto Black Sandals // Marc by Marc Jacob Watch // Gold Earrings // peplumsandpie.com

Jinxed. I jinxed myself by jokingly saying "maybe I have laryngitis". 

... I have laryngitis. 

This week has tested my speaking limits. I cancelled all of my plans this weekend to rest up and not talk... turns out, I try to talk to myself all the time! I did keep two appts. One was my pedicure and the second was a trip to the grocery store. I did really well by Sunday night and, oddly enough, Monday! Thank goodness for ping. 

Today is the first day I'm not a hot mess at work. I did my hair, make up, wore impractical shoes for the sake of style, and I eased it all down with a sheath dress. It's no secret that I'm petite. There are days I wish I had named this blog Petite and Peplums but alas, I love dessert too much. 

The trick to buying the perfect sheath dress is to make sure you have about an inch of fabric on either sides of your hips. This is how I make sure I'll be comfortable in it all day. However, I will warn you, I have been shopping with a few friends that are more blessed on top. If you are like my friends, it helps to go up a size because it'll give you more length on the bottom hem and it will also be more comfortable in the arms. It's hard to buy things outside of your regular size but I always say "no one actually sees the number but you". 


My necklace is from my trip to Morocco last summer. It's Amber so it's a bit heavy but it makes the outfit. I love big chunky jewelry. For my post on how to layer jewelry check it out here. 

My fingers are cross for my voice to come back this week! 

Sleeveless Sheath Dress & Moroccan Amber: Peplums & Pie // Cupcakes & Cashmere Dress // Moroccan Amber Necklace // Vince Camuto Black Sandals // Marc by Marc Jacob Watch // Gold Earrings // peplumsandpie.com

Sleeveless Sheath Dress & Moroccan Amber: Peplums & Pie // Cupcakes & Cashmere Dress // Moroccan Amber Necklace // Vince Camuto Black Sandals // Marc by Marc Jacob Watch // Gold Earrings // peplumsandpie.com

Sleeveless Sheath Dress & Moroccan Amber: Peplums & Pie // Cupcakes & Cashmere Dress // Moroccan Amber Necklace // Vince Camuto Black Sandals // Marc by Marc Jacob Watch // Gold Earrings // peplumsandpie.com

Sleeveless Sheath Dress & Moroccan Amber: Peplums & Pie // Cupcakes & Cashmere Dress // Moroccan Amber Necklace // Vince Camuto Black Sandals // Marc by Marc Jacob Watch // Gold Earrings // peplumsandpie.com

Sleeveless Sheath Dress & Moroccan Amber: Peplums & Pie // Cupcakes & Cashmere Dress // Moroccan Amber Necklace // Vince Camuto Black Sandals // Marc by Marc Jacob Watch // Gold Earrings // peplumsandpie.com
Sheath Dress - Cupcakes and Cashmere (old, similar) // 
Black Strap Sandal - Vince Camuto // Moroccan Amber Necklace - Marrakech, Morocco
  // Watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs (old, similar) // Gold Flat Earrings - Mahina Boutique (similar