Thursday, 12 July 2012

Trend, Schmrend

I caved in ... and got myself a peplum top. I didn't want to do it. Maybe I shouldn't have. Peplums are popping up everywhere right now and that's a notable downside in my book. As the matter of fact, I was pretty sure I wouldn't get one, at least not while they're so trendy ... And then I noticed this one and loved its colour and the price was really low and it was so soft and "I have so few tops anyway" and it fit me nicely ... you know how the story goes. Now, I'm not apologizing, I'm merely explaining myself. The thing is, I don't want to be trendy. In fact, it's quite a turnoff for me. Amassing trends should not be the point of style blogging. Way too many bloggers get caught in the "gotta have it" mentality; I admit to having been one of them, but not anymore (Stashed Jewel calls herself a "recovered shopaholic", which describes my past shopping behaviour rather well, too). Forget all that crap and try to find your unique voice. Why follow when you could lead?







(top, wedges: Zara / skirt: vintage / clutch: no name / bracelets: floral bangle unknown, the other two via eBay)

P. S. Every so often, one of my outfits finds its way to the front page on ASOS Fashion Finder:


11 comments:

Florie said...

that colour is gorgeous on you my sweet!

x

Eva said...

Amazing text!!
I took a look at the photos before reading the text and I must admit I thought it was the pattern of your skirt that was the "trend, schmrend" thingie. The peplum is so flattering on you, you kind of forget you've seen it on 12932 bloggers before (exaggerating, obviously).
I'm not a "recovered shoppaholic" yet, every time I see a trend popping up, I'm like "I gotta have this asap!!". But I'm trying my best to care less about trends and more about what is really me.

Katja said...

totalno razumem! js zase že neki sezon ful težko najdem kej všečnega v trgovinah ker furam stil "so 5 sesons ago". in čeprav so mi nekateri trendi ful všeč, so mi všeč sam na drugih, js pa ful težko kakega sfuram.

Katkoc said...

Oooči me bolijo od te modre barve. I love it!

SJ said...

Well.. It does look great. But. But... You know what :D jk, it's great. I especially love the combo of blue + yellow &gold + lip color + nails

beba said...

Hmm. Jaz imam tudi malo težave s trendi. Ponavadi me tudi stvari, ki ratajo preveč popularne odvrnejo, včasih pa mi je kaj res všeč, ampak imam zadržke, da bi to nosila, ker je preveč popularno, kar me potem tudi naredi za ovco, ki pač sledi (svoji?) 'bodi alter' filozofiji.

No, po drugi strani pa mi trendi vseeno ne delajo nekih problemov, ker si večine tak ne morem privoščit :D

Ti čevlji so mi ful všeč. Ne vem, al sem ti že kdaj napisala to ali sem vedno samo mislila.

Aminta Paiz said...

Peplum power!! I think is so feminine and you look fantastic here... I love the mix of prints on the skirt and wedges <3.. awesome color selection too!

Steven Brown said...

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ambika said...

I think this is definitely a peplum I'd make an exception for. I've avoided them because they look terrible on me rather than the trendiness-but either way, you have lots of reasons to wear this one!

hiPop said...

Znam znam....nekada nesto necu bas zato sto je trend...ali ovaj indigo peplum je toliko divan, i pored opsteg peplum overloada!

Lilith said...

I adore the peplum blouse!!

xo
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