Casual Sparkle


This outfit is easy and just a little bit sparkly, and what I wear for an average a day at work.  This peplum top from Madewell is great… I especially like it because it is longer than most peplum tops.  If you have a larger bust or a longer torso then you know my frustration with peplums… they never sit right and cut me in half in a funny, unflattering manner.  It’s really rather tragic.  {Please pardon the wrinkly blouse… I steamed it before I put it on, but then I sat down and it got wrinkly again.)

Shop the Look:  Helmut Lang Jacket // Madewell Peplum Top (on sale) // BaubleBar Weddings Necklace // Rag & Bone Jeans // Valentino Rockstud Pumps // DIY Purse






photography by Lydia Hudgens

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  1. Kate:

    So, so cute! I love the peplum (and feel your pain on finding peplums that fit well – I’m part of the larger chest/longer torso club too… add major lady hips to the equation and peplums are a challenge for sure!) but it’s always SO amazing to find one that fits juuuust right! This one is gorgeous on you! And I lovelovelove the necklace – total stunner! Happy Monday, Grace!

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  2. Rachelle:

    Love that necklace and in love with those shoes.


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  3. Vicki @ WITC:

    This looks like a great work outfit! I love this peplum, Madewell has such nice stuff 🙂

    <3 Vicki

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  4. Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache:

    Those Valentino’s make my heart go pitter patter.

    Rebecca {at} Preppy Panache

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  5. The Avg Girl Guide (@AvgGirlsGuide):

    Such classic details! Feel like our outfits today are similar in that way with denim, blazer and blouse… well let’s not be ridiculous; you’re wearing valentino and i’m drooling. 🙂 love it!


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  6. Alyssa Longobucco:

    Ahhh, those shoes–such a great buy, Grace!

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  7. Daisy // & Pretty Things:

    beautiful outfit! love the blush top paired with dark denim. so pretty! 🙂

    & Pretty Things

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  8. Andi:

    The shoes are divine darling!

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  9. Lia ~ Smart n Snazzy:

    I too have the same problems with peplums, this blouse is gorgeous and the length is perfect. Gorgeous, chic, and classy look, Grace!
    xo ~ Lia | Smart n Snazzy

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  10. Androbel (@AndrobelBoutiq):

    love the peplum top because its casual and relaxed.
    Belen new post! 🙂

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  11. Aubrey Kinch:

    I love this top!
    The perfect blush tone & everything looks so chic.


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  12. Rachel:

    This is so cute! Love your blazer and heels!

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  13. Saša Rakovec:
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  14. lindsey caviar:

    So beautiful, Grace! Can’t believe that peplum top is from Madewell. So fab!

    xo, Lindsey

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  15. Tiffany:

    Do you love your shoes? Are they comfortable 🙂
    Thinking of taking the plunge just curious! Thanks

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    • Grace Atwood:

      Hi Tiffany,
      Honestly they are. Now I have the kitten heels so the heel is so tiny that they can’t not be comfy… (not sure how the higher heel is). I walked all over town in them during fashion week (and I”m usually the girl who wears flats and changes into her heels! The only thing is that I’ve worn them so much I already need to get the little heels replaced.

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  16. Rhett:

    So totally in love with the shoes!

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  17. Chelsea:

    I saw this peplum on sale at Madewell over the weekend and I’m kicking myself now for not picking it up. You look adorable Grace!

    Chelsea & The City

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  18. Lauren:

    yep, still dying for these pumps!

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  19. Caity (@MoiContreLaVie):

    Great look – I love some daytime sparkle and this is just perfectly put together. Adore those rock studs too! <3

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