Brush Strokes

Monday, July 9, 2012 80 0

Peplum Top: H&M. Skirt: Club Monaco. Belt: H&M. Shoes: Jimmy Choo. Handbag: Chanel. Rings: BCBG, Ardene. Necklace: Forever 21.  Sunglasses: Chanel.

 

This Club Monaco skirt is at least 8 years old…maybe older, but I love it as much today as I did when I bought it. With it’s pencil shape and black & white print, it’s a classic piece that will never go out of style.  Do you have older pieces in your wardrobe that you just know you’ll never get rid of?

 

 

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  • Heather
    July 9, 2012

    This is a gorgeous look – so chic! I love that skirt and love that you kept everything black & white!

    XO
    http://www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks Heather, it’s hard to tell in these photos, but the top is actually a light lavender!

  • Elma
    July 9, 2012

    Love your top and I am so jealous of your bag 🙂 x

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Awww, thanks Elma!

  • Maria
    July 9, 2012

    I love the skirt and it looks brand new! Peplum tops look amazing on you!

    Maria
    http://www.daintyanddecadent.com

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks Maria, I definitely has a weakness for peplum!

  • Mrs C
    July 9, 2012

    Mamma Mia! You look so elegant and posh and expensive! Share with me how you shortened your jumbo straps, please!

    xxx
    MRS JACK OF ALL TRADES DAILY where Fashion and Food collide!
    New Post : STRIPES AND DENIM – KIDS PLAY
    http://mrsjackofalltradesdaily.blogspot.com/2012/07/stripe-and-denim-kids-play.html

    • Mrs C
      July 9, 2012

      By the way, congrats on your IFB feature 🙂

      • Jenny
        July 9, 2012

        Thanks so much!!

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks so much Mrs C! Sounds really cheesy, but I just tie the chain on the inside with a black twist tie…super easy!

  • Kendall
    July 9, 2012

    Really love the skirt, so interesting to see an old school CM piece and how different their style is right now!
    xo K
    http://www.lilieslattesandlace.com

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      So true, Club Monaco style has definitely changed. It’s a little more muted and soft now, but they do have great classic pieces.

  • Martha
    July 9, 2012

    That skirt is timeless…love it! I have the same on some of my Theory blazers…one in navy blue and one in white…I love their fit, their styling. Bought them in 2004 and haven’t regretted since 😉
    You look amazing!
    xoxo

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks Martha! Yes, Theory is one of those brands that makes timeless pieces. I’m surprised I’ve never bought anything from them, but I really want a Theory blazer or suit.

  • Alison
    July 9, 2012

    So ladylike! that skirt is so pretty!
    xo
    Alison

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks Alison! I did feel very prim and proper in this outfit! 🙂

  • Paula
    July 9, 2012

    Love this black and white combination. You always look so chic and classy. Love this look on you!

    Thank you for visiting Blush and your lovely comment!

    xoxo
    Paula
    Blush-paula.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks so much Paula! I guess the colour is off, but the top is actually lavender!

  • Krista @ Blonde Aest
    July 9, 2012

    I love that skirt. It’s timeless.

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks so much Krista! I do love this skirt!

  • Red Tag Chic L.A.
    July 9, 2012

    How lovely Jenny….Peplum really looks good on you & the print of the skirt is so artistically done!!

    Rebecca
    http://www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks Rebecca, I might be on peplum overload right now!

  • Megan
    July 9, 2012

    Beautiful! I love that skirt on you.

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks so much for visiting, Megan!

  • Amy
    July 9, 2012

    You look beautiful and the top is perfect with the skirt! I can never bare to throw away any of my old pieces.

    Amy

    http://www.LeopardandLillies.com

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Awww, thanks Amy! I purge my closet about once a year, but I’m always hesitant to get rid of things too.

  • Alissa
    July 9, 2012

    Seriously, I did not like this brushstroke trend that has been going on till today and I think it’s because you are the first person I have seen do it well and tastefully!

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thank you for such a lovely compliment, Alissa!

  • Corner Curl Girl
    July 9, 2012

    Love this ensemble, dear!! 🙂

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks so much CCG!

  • Clare
    July 9, 2012

    You look great. The skirt looks fabulous on you.
    xoxo Clare
    Understated Classics

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks so much Clare! I’m just happy I haven’t gained weight in the last 8 years! 🙂

  • Katie Frost
    July 9, 2012

    It just goes to show how quality pieces can and will last forever! That’s a great skirt!

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      So true! Thanks Katie!

  • Miranda
    July 9, 2012

    Perfect skirt that will definitely always be in style! And I’m drooling over your bag…ahh, Chanel!

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks Miranda! That’s also why I bought the Chanel…it will never go out of style and I’ll have it for a lifetime!

  • Jenny
    July 9, 2012

    Love this entire look! That is an amazing skirt and the peplum looks great with it 🙂

    Seize the Styles

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      So sweet…thanks Jenny!

  • Sofia
    July 9, 2012

    Gorgeous look!

    http://insofiashoes.blogspot.pt

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks Sofia!

  • Rachel
    July 9, 2012

    That skirt is to die for!!!!!!!

    xoxo,
    Rachel
    Rachel’s Lookbook

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      You are too kind…thanks Rachel!

  • Jennifer
    July 9, 2012

    Great skirt! I love adding prints to take the basic pencil skirt to a whole new level.

    xoxo
    Jennifer

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks Jennifer! I love pencil skirts, as they are surprisingly flattering on my curvy shape!

  • Lindsay
    July 9, 2012

    Love this skirt and can’t believe you’ve had it 8 yrs! Even better 🙂

    Lindsay @
    LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      I know…somehow that does make it better! 🙂

  • Whitley Adkins Hamli
    July 9, 2012

    Oh my Heavens. Just look at you with that bag!!!! Terrific outfit, as ever. Bold and cheek.

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      So sweet…thanks Whitley!

  • natasha
    July 9, 2012

    That Peplum blouse looks great on you! New follower 😉

    <3, natasha @ twenty-something blog

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks so much for the support, Natasha!

  • Victoria
    July 9, 2012

    You look fantastic in that peplum top! I love how you’ve styled it 🙂 xx

    – Victoria
    http://www.VICKITAS.com

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks Victoria, and thanks for visiting!

  • Jessica Broyles
    July 9, 2012

    You look so great in peplum! I love this outfit.

    http://www.highheelstosneakers.com

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      As always, thanks for the super sweet comments Jessica!

  • kiwifashionblog
    July 9, 2012

    You are the queen of belting, I kid you not! All the outfits look so much more tailored with a simple belt!

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Ha ha, I do own a lot of belts! Being short and curvy, a belt really is my best friend!

  • Katherine
    July 9, 2012

    I always admire this peplum top on you, on tPF! Gorgeous outfit, so chic and sleek for summer 🙂

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Awww, thanks so much Katherine!

  • pretty little thing
    July 9, 2012

    thanks for the comments on my blog – would love to follow each other! xo
    also – loving the peplum look on you!

    http://allthingsprettyandlittle.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thank you very much!

  • Ani
    July 9, 2012

    Oh my gosh, you look adorable Jenny, so classy and elegant, adore it so much. Black and whites are classic and you did a great job pairing the stroked pencil skirt with the gorgeous peplum. When I go to H&M they never have nice peplums there. Lovely finish touch with the black necklace and the emphasis with the belt. Beautiful from head to toe 🙂
    <3 Ani
    http://www.fleurani.blogspot.de

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      You always write the nicest things, Ani! Thank you so much!

  • Jacklyn
    July 9, 2012

    you look so chic! love the peplum top!

    Thanks for stopping by 🙂
    Jacklyn ?? from Aly´s Book

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks for commenting, Jacklyn!

  • Roxie Fitz
    July 9, 2012

    You look like a walking piece of art, gorgeous.

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Ha ha, thanks Roxie!

  • Marie-Eve @aprettyne
    July 9, 2012

    It’s really an amazing skirt ! And I have to admit, I’m a little (or a lot) envious of that bag ! I’m saving to get my own !

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      Thanks Marie-Eve! I bought it several years ago when it was much cheaper. The price has since sky rocketed, but it’s definitely worth it. You’ll have it forever!

  • Kacie's Kloset
    July 9, 2012

    I just ordered a puplum top for my store and can’t wait to get it in a keep one for myself! I love your outfit!

    http://www.daisyraeboutique.com
    http://www.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

    • Jenny
      July 9, 2012

      I bet it will be a hot seller right now! Thanks Kacie!

  • SewPetiteGal
    July 9, 2012

    I love that skirt! Don’t you just love rediscovering old treasures in your closet? Ann Taylor has a black & white brush strokes skirt right now but this one has a better print.

    • Jenny
      July 10, 2012

      Thank so much! I do love when I wear something old that I still love, and especially when I put it on and it still fits!

  • Lauren (BestTrendz)
    July 10, 2012

    Your skirt looks amazing and I love the complete look of this outfit

    • Jenny
      July 10, 2012

      Thanks so much Lauren!

  • Nic
    July 10, 2012

    Jenny you do classic black and white so well! I can’t believe you’ve had that skirt so long but as you say it’s a classic and their quality is usually pretty good.I have quite a few older pieces I’ll never get rid of… I may start bringing out a few 🙂

    xoxo
    nic
    mymannersandmoxie.com

    • Jenny
      July 10, 2012

      Thanks Nic! I do find their quality to generally be really good.

  • Rio A
    July 10, 2012

    gorgeous!

    • Jenny
      July 10, 2012

      Thanks so much for visiting, Rio!

  • still being molly
    July 10, 2012

    the peplum is just stunning on you!!!

    • Jenny
      July 10, 2012

      Thank you Molly!