Dress: Forever 21 | Jacket: Guess | Belt: Thrifted, Plato’s Closet | Shoes: Zara
My bright mango-colored dress is totally saying “Spring”. Unfortunately, here in Florida, Winter lasts a week, Spring lasts a weekend, and Summer is already in full swing by now. Even long flowy dresses feel like a winter coat and boots in this mid-80 degree weather. I suppose every season wherever you are has its quirks.
How are you enjoying Spring in your state?
My blog: My Garments of Praise
My gracious husband purchased my flight out to Georgia, soOoOo…I’m spending four days here with my sister. Together again!
It always kills me when I leave California and have the experience of visiting inexpensive states. The prices out here in Georgia are ridiculous low…or maybe California is just ridiculously expensive. Then again, I do live in the San Francisco Bay Area and anything is inexpensive compared to that area. Good grief!
But I didn’t come here to discuss the cost of living. Let’s discuss peplum.
*Fact: the word peplum is of Greek origin.
*The Greeks used it to describe a tunic.
*In the 1940s it was an overskirt.
*Peplum became “trendy” again in the 80s…and it’s back in the 2000s. (Have you NOT seen a blogger wear peplum?…oh my…)
When I bought my first thrifted/vintage peplum dress over eight years ago, my mom couldn’t stop saying, “Wow. I can’t believe you’re wearing something that I used to wear. Wow. Are people really wearing this??” At the time the answer was, “No. No, Mom. I don’t think other people are wearing this.” I remember wearing my peplum dress to church and several ladies came up to me shaking their heads; older ladies talked about how they wore peplum in the 50s and 60s. Others talked about peplum dresses in the 80s.
I have several peplum dresses and tops, but when I saw this peplum belt on ASOS I did a double take. I initially thought that it was over the top, but I didn’t really care. Of course when I went to buy it it was SOLD OUT and remained SOLD OUT after Blair wore an outfit featuring the belt. The belt was restocked and I bought it.
When packing for my trip I packed as light as I could; two denim/chambray type shirts, two skirts, and the entire outfit you see here. This lace dress is comfortable and was easy to roll up and pack. I bought it last year and sadly it is no longer in stock on the ASOS website! I did find the same dress in ASOS’s curve version, so if you’re a size 16 or 18 it’s available!
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Bada-bing bada-boom! It gives me great honor to reveal the winner of the $50 Shabby Apple giftcard!
The winner is comment #50!
Awwww! What a nice comment, Eric! What an awesome husband!
Eric, please check your email! You have 24 hours to respond, my friend!
Thanks for playing, everyone!
Visit Shabby Apple for Modest Clothing
I’ve gotten several emails from readers asking about where I prefer to shop online. I usually give a list of options in my response, but the place that reigns supreme on my list of affordable quality modest clothing? ASOS!
I found out about ASOS about three years ago and they’ve only gotten better since then!.
5 Things to Know About ASOS
1. They are based in the United Kingdom.
2. They ship internationally and US shipping is FREE, GRATIS, ZERO DOLLARS.
3. They offer clothing in regular misses, Curves (sizes 14-24), maternity, and petite sizes and the clothing fits pretty true to size.
4. They offer tracking! If you’ve never ordered from ASOS you might wonder why that’s such a big deal. Well, many overseas companies do not offer tracking. I’ve ordered from several UK companies and all but three took over a month to deliver the packages and one even had additional fees that I DID not pay (I sent the items right on back to the sender).
5. They offer a variety of modest dresses, skirts, and blouses under $60.
ASOS is having a mid-season sale right now, so I wanted to share with a few modest clothing items for your e-shopping pleasure:
This is listed as a dress, but I’d definitely wear it over a straight pencil skirt. It has an awesome row of buttons down the back!
So as I mentioned these are just a few of my favorites; you can browse through many items (shoes, jackets, and blouses–oh my!) on ASOS.COM!
Disclaimer: Thoughts are my own and are not influenced by ASOS. Affiliate links were used in this post.