Mondern Day Vintage

If it’s one thing I love, it’s a fabulously bold peplum. This stunning Aqua Helena Bow Front Tailored mini peplum skirt from ASOS has been a hit amongst many stylish fashion bloggers such as the sweet Jamie of The Fancy Teacup, the fabulous Blair of Atlantic-Pacific, and the classy Layla of Chic Chef (from left to right).

When I purchased this skirt late last year, I was contemplating on pairing it with a kelly green top, but after seeing it so stylishly color-blocked by these ladies, I wanted to see how it would look against a basic black top. Black is such a universal color and can be paired with anything but sometimes can come off as too simple. With that in mind, I decided to have some fun accessorizing with pearls, flower pins, a statement ring and a pair of sheer vintage gloves…

“I believe in manicures. I believe in overdressing. I believe in primping at leisure and wearing lipstick. I believe in pink. I believe happy girls are the prettiest girls. I believe that tomorrow is another day, and… I believe in miracles.” -Audrey Hepburn

[Photos by NR]

Top: BCBGMAXAZRIA black top
Skirt: Aqua Helena Bow Front Tailored Mini Skirt from ASOS
* Update * Skirt has been sold out but you can purchase the dress here
Shoes: Christian Louboutin Ron Ron
Bag: Marc Jacobs Classic Wellington
Glasses: Prada
Flower pins/Necklace/Ring: Forever21
Earrings: Kate Spade Metropolitan Pearl Earrings

Readers: While color-blocking with this skirt is stunning, what are your thoughts on black?