Leopard + Peplum= Love!

Happy Monday all!

Leopard print is one of those things you can either love or hate. I own leopard print flats but that was as far as I was willing to go until I saw this ASOS pencil skirt on their website (its sold out now) . Its has a body con fit to it but I like it! I didn’t want to wait to wear it for night out with the girls so I decided to start the week off wearing something bold. I figured my black peplum shirt and blazer would tone it down for the work place. I wore my peeptoe slingbacks to keep things tame (no pun intended). I topped the look off with gold accessories, nothing too flashy. I can definitely see myself wearing this through the Fall and Winter with black tights, a leather blazer and heeled booties.

On a serious note, I recommend reading this post on Full Figure Plus. It’s a great article about size acceptance and not crucifying your body. It made me think about the way I talk to myself at times. While I’ve come far in my self love journey, there is still work to do. I hope by reading this article you can feel less judgemental about your body.

Would you dare to wear leopard? Have a great evening!

Skirt: ASOS Curve

Shirt: ASOS Curve

Shoes: Nine West

Necklace: Gap Outlet

Bracelet: Lord & Taylor


  1. July 10, 2012 / 3:04 am

    You look fabulous!~ I have that peplum top and I love it! I also love leopard… probably more than any one girl should. I have multiple tops, dresses, shoes, purses, and bottoms all in leopard prints. It’s an addiction really. lol.

    • July 10, 2012 / 1:28 pm

      LOL…thats awesome! I can see how addictive it can be!

  2. Selah
    July 10, 2012 / 3:22 am

    First, I love the outfit. You did a great job styling the skirt to be work appropriate. I can’t wait to see how you style it for a night out!
    Second, I think the self love thing is something MOST women struggle with, regardless of size. I know I constantly focused on my “flaws” through my teens and 20s. Now I look back and think I was crazy! I was a size 8 with lots of curves.
    Now I’m a 16 with lots of curves and I’m much more accepting of my body. This is partly due to maturity, partly due to having people close to me speak positively about my appearance, and partly due to reading blogs like yours. 🙂

    • July 10, 2012 / 1:27 pm

      Thank you so much for being so supportive of my blog. I know what you mean about focusing on your flaws. Its so easy to do but so hard to stop. I feel honored that my blog helps you feel more accepting of your body. 🙂

  3. July 10, 2012 / 3:53 am

    I love the outfit. Leopard is so versatile. I think the curve hugging skirt is very flattering on you!

    • July 10, 2012 / 1:25 pm

      Thank you! Im learning just how versatile it can be. I cant wait to dress it up!

  4. July 10, 2012 / 3:55 am

    That is a FANTASTIC look, girl. Go ‘head on!!!

  5. July 10, 2012 / 9:08 am

    You look fantastic … just the right amount of everything! I’m saving this look for spring/summer … I have been on the hunt for a pattern for a peplum top as I think I may go crazy on it I like it that much.

  6. maria
    July 10, 2012 / 1:48 pm

    its such a perfect look – i am a recent convert to leopard print, and i love it! i have been toying with the idea of a leopard pencil skirt and you have convinced me – its such a subtle yet sexy look and so feminine, the shoes are gorgeous (i love all your shoes! you are always impeccible with your mani and pedi – i am appalling in this area! my feet deserve better!) the body acceptance post is great – i think its amazing so many people are all making progress towards true body acceptance, and realising that every part of our bodies is actually beautiful – i confess my tummy is/was my sore point – but by recognising the beauty of other plus size ladies i am recognising it in myself, and it feels good x

    • July 10, 2012 / 2:03 pm

      Yes! Your comment says it all. No one is perfect so love the skin youre in. Thank you for your lovely comments. They mean so much to me!

  7. July 10, 2012 / 2:34 pm

    This look is so classically chic, and dare I say sexy? It’s one of those instances of not needing to show a lot of skin to look hot. Swap out the sensible black pumps for some red stilettos and throw on some sparkly jewelry and you’ve got a great date/ girls’ night outfit.
    Ok, I’ll stop creeping on you now.

    • July 10, 2012 / 7:22 pm

      LOL!!!! No you gave me a great idea for a date! Im gonna wow him now! LOL

  8. July 10, 2012 / 2:59 pm

    Georgette! What a way to start your week! That’s grabbing Monday by the ball$! Love that attitude- you look awesome in this outfit. Super sexy and super chic. I want to copy this!

    • July 10, 2012 / 7:22 pm

      Thank you so much! Please copy it! I would love to see how you look!

  9. July 11, 2012 / 2:16 am

    Seriously, one of my favorite outfits on you! GORGEOUS! 😀 Sassy yet classy, gotta love it! LOL

  10. July 11, 2012 / 2:40 am

    Can you say SEXY but not over the top. Love it !

  11. July 11, 2012 / 11:51 am

    Wow, you look fantastic!! Body con skirt and peplum tops should be your staples! You rock the hell out of them!

    • July 11, 2012 / 1:05 pm

      Thank you so much! I think Im ready to try a body con dress! OMG!!! LOL

  12. July 11, 2012 / 5:08 pm

    The cut of that top is simply divine! I’m also seriously loving the necklace (weird, I know). You knocked this one out of the park.

    • July 11, 2012 / 6:15 pm

      No its not weird…I love that necklace too! Thank you so much for your comment!

  13. RJ
    July 11, 2012 / 8:39 pm

    Thank you for providing a forum for not only curvy women but grown and curvy women. I love reading the blogs but sometime I find myself thinking ” no honey that look is way to young for you”. I am tired of the yoyo diets and deciding to luv all of my lumps and bumps! lol…
    You look great! I just discovered Asos (yeah better late than never) The curvy sections is great. I have found a lot of wonderful site thanks to you bloggers!

    • July 12, 2012 / 12:22 am

      Thank you for your wonderful comment! I want “grown” and curvy women to have a place too in the conversation about plus size style. I truly believe style has no age limit.

    • July 12, 2012 / 6:45 pm

      Thank you soo much! It means alot to me that you stopped by and commented!!!

  14. July 12, 2012 / 7:26 pm

    GORG. The peplum hits you perfectly!

    • July 12, 2012 / 7:44 pm

      Thank you! Im obsessed with peplum! Its really bad! LOL

  15. Ruth from New Zealand
    July 13, 2012 / 1:48 am

    You look fantastic girl – regardless of what you wear you are clearly very comfortable with yourself and that’s why you shine!

    • July 13, 2012 / 5:12 pm

      Thank you soooo much! I really appreciate your comment!

  16. theoldbag12
    July 14, 2012 / 6:07 pm

    Nice outfit. I am not really a leopard kind of girl, but you definitely rock that look!

    • July 15, 2012 / 1:53 pm

      Thank you so much! I wasnt a leopard kind of girl too but you never know until you try it! 🙂