Outfit Of The Yesterday: Pep-Pep-Peplums + Flippy Skirts

♫:  Escapee – Architecture in Helsinki

I had been on the hunt for a good flippy/frilly/drop-waist skirt for awhile now–ever since spying them on Stella McCartney’s F/W 2012 runway. They are fun and different shape to play with, and flattering for a fairly wide variety of body types too–mini skirt lovers get the tightness on top while a-line skirt lovers get the ruffle on the bottom.  Hi-five.

So I was happy when this one finally popped up on Zara about a week ago. It’s a really cute skirt in person–the fabric is thick enough to hide lumps and bumps, and the colorblocking helps to draw attention away from “problem” areas (like the hips). It does run small, though, and I had to size up one size.

Hope you guys have a great weekend, and I’ll catch you guys on the flip side. ;)

Top: Zara (buy it here) (cool option under $25)(& love this top too)

Belt: ASOS (buy it here) (and love this one for under $50)

Skirt: Zara (buy it here) (similar under $75) (similar here) (similar here)

Shoes: Valentino Crystal Rockstud Flats (buy them here) (similar by Tory Burch) (similar under $100) (similar under $75)

Bag: Z Spoke by Zac Posen Eartha Satchel, old (similar style Eartha satchel here) (similar under $100)

Lipstick: YSL Rouge Pur Couture in Rose Paris (buy it here)




  • Hi, I recently discovered your blog and am loving it! You look great and I’ve been admiring your z spoke satchels and would like to get one for myself. From your experience, do you prefer the half flap or the full flap satchel? I was wondering if the full flap might make it hard to open the bag or look for things.

  • Oh you are Rocking two pieces I’ve had my eyes on buy don’t think I am pull off – that peplum belt and the flippy skirt.

  • You never you fail to amaze me…this is stunning!

  • I love the dramatic eyeliner! ;-)

  • The Fashionable ESQ

    This is amazing! I love the skirt and the way you styled it. I would buy from Zara online all the time if it were not for the fact that their sizing is so inconsistent. It’s really annoying!


    The Fashionable ESQ (Esquire)


  • The color blocking on that skirt is crazy cool! Or if you’re a TLC fan, it could even be crazy sexy cool.

    ~Sarah of Sarah’s Real Life

  • This is a stunning outfit – fabulous from head to toe! Your belt reminds me of the new metal Burberry belts.

    Lady of Style
    now on Facebook

  • gah….i’ve had my eye on that skirt! and now i only love it with that fab peplum belt you added!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

  • I popped into Zara yesterday and saw that skirt in person. I just love it but sadly it is too short for me. It looks great on you!

    • Thanks so much, Lissy! (And jealous you have a Zara brick & mortar nearby – I keep hoping Denver will get one…someday, someday?)

  • Caroline L.

    Fun title and fun outfit!

  • That belt is so amazing! And I love the flippy skirt, but am wondering about the length for us tall girls? Might just have to order it and give it a try :)

    • Hi Kim! It’s pretty short- if you do try it, I’d try to size up an extra size or two to get some extra length that way. It might work!

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