Tuesday after the Beautiful You spa day I was still rocking my blow wave {on its last legs} and was all dressed up with nowhere but work to go. So I promised Hubby a frozen coke if we could just grab some photos. I look as tired as I am and I’ve ditched the long line cardigan I had on for the majority of the day. But this is over the top work style. In my office anyway. The blue with the bold stripes makes it a bit much. It is pretty corporate here after all.

But I do like to flaunt the rules!

So here’s the thing, I’m not totally sold on this ASOS top. It’s completely different to the ones I’ve picked up before in that it’s a relaxed fit jersey sort of material. That’s not a bad thing in itself, but the combination of the stretch, the stripes and the lines going every which way, well, it’s just something… You know? But goodness sake, don’t tell the stripe brigade that, they’ll use it against me. Ha!

So there you go, another work combo {hence the ever practical Evans supersoft heels} with a bit of a twist. Sometimes it’s fun to try something new. And sometimes it’s fun to party all weekend and not wash your hair for a couple of hairs… One is much better for you then the other. You pick.

ASOS stripe peplum virtu pencil skirt plus size-3

ASOS stripe peplum virtu pencil skirt plus size-9

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ASOS stripe peplum virtu pencil skirt plus size

Top – ASOS Curve {sold out}
Skirt – Virtu {2012}
Belt – From another dress
Shoes – Evans {similar}

ASOS stripe peplum virtu pencil skirt plus size-6

Ha! Check out my creeper face. 

  • Sarah – Style Unearthed

    You look great! I love the bold skirt.

  • I just bought the same ASOS peplum top but in black and white check. I’m not entirely sure about it either, yet. I’ve gone to wear it a few times but then decided on something else. I tried it with skinny jeans but after looking at your photos, I think a pencil skirt might work better!

    • It’s funny isn’t it. I think it even photographs better than it looks in the mirror. I do like it with the pencil skirt though and the long line jacket or cardigan help tone down the multi stripe situation going on. Haha.

  • Sandra

    I think you look absolutely perfect! 🙂

    Sandra (Fan from Denmark)

  • I actually really dig this top! Love stripes.
    You really don’t look like a happy camper in some of these honey, it’s a little funny :p Poor thing!

    • Me too, you KNOW that. But I’m a little meh about it. I never really seem to wear it when I go to. Does that make sense? I like the idea of it more than the actual look of it. Haha.

      Oh dear lord, I know, right!? My Dad always says that I can’t hide a thing, that my face never lies. And holy heck, he’s so right. It’s all over my face. This is my shoot my now face. 😉

  • I keep eyeing that top, I have other asos peplum tops & they’re the same soft jersey, they don’t have the thick stiffness that most other peplum tops seem to have, you know, to kind of give them the defined flick, the pep? I do think it works for you though, but maybe that’s also cause I love you in stripes!

    • Yes! I agree. My first peplums from ASOS are still my favourites. Without the hardness it’s just a ruffle really. Thank you lovely. I do love me in stripes too. Haha.


    Hi. I’m a new fan of your blog and I just love the clothes featured here. And I got the same stripey top from ASOS! <3

    • Well hello there and welcome. I love a good stripe! But I’m sure you got the gist of that. Haha.