Unexpected Getaway – Favorite Things
August 25, 2016
denim shoes for fall
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September 1, 2016
figure flattering Peplum Top

Is it just me…or do some of you appreciate it when life settles back into more of a normal routine? Don’t get me wrong, I cherished every moment of this last summer with our whole family together. But, I found it so hard to maintain any semblance of normal life.

This figure flattering peplum top is perfect for casual summer fashion over 40.

As a result, my workout schedule was virtually non-existent for two months and this little blog suffered from neglect. Oh, I managed to get out my fashion post most weeks, but I have all these exciting topics resting in little storehouses in my brain, just waiting to be set free!

So, this week marks the point when I’m getting back into the groove of normal life!

Figure Flattering Peplum Top

Figure Flattering Peplum Top

Today, I’m wearing a figure flattering peplum top. Recently, I was shuffling through the sale racks at Belk Department Store and came across this blouse in white, but it was one size too small. The saleswoman checked the computer and found out there was one navy peplum top in my size…and would you believe she found it in a sea of sale racks?!

Figure Flattering Peplum Top

Figure Flattering Peplum Top

I paired this navy peplum top with white bermuda shorts and kept the rest of the outfit simple. Even though the outfit was simple and comfortable, I also felt good in it.

Figure Flattering Peplum Top

Tips For Wearing A Peplum Top

Peplum tops can be extremely figure flattering if you keep a few of these tips in mind.

  • Make sure the peplum tapers in at your natural waist, not above it or below it.
  • Avoid peplum tops with a lot of extra pleating.
  • The bottom flair of the peplum top should be proportional to the width of your shoulders.

Come Back For My Refined Style On Thursday

Come back Thursday to celebrate the one-year anniversary of My Refined Style. We have a special post planned to highlight how each MRS host refines her own personal style. You won’t want to miss it!

My Refined Style Fashion Over 40 Linkup

Make sure to let me know if you are also glad to have things settling down again…it’s nice to know I’m not alone.

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  1. Patti says:

    Great shopping, Shellie! I really like this top and the way you’ve styled it. Scour those sale rackes, there are treausres : >

  2. Give me a routine any day. I hate feeling all over the place when I am without one. I like planning and well-laid plans! And your peplum top. Super feminine and flirty.

    • Shellie Bowdoin says:

      Oh Leslie, I am feeling so much better and productive now that life has settled down a bit!

  3. Shellie
    I am a big fan of the peplum top! Love the combo of navy with your adorable white shorts. I know what you mean about craziness in life, I do like a schedule and get most done in the morning.
    Thanks for linking up with Turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

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