Wednesday, August 15, 2012

lace + peplum [the messy project]

The Messy Project

I am SO excited to FINALLY reveal The Messy Project!

What is The Messy Project?
The Messy Project was created by Kelly @ Messy Dirty Hair. It's a genius idea in which 5 girls get the exact same piece of clothing and make it their own.

"I wanted to find a fun way to interact with other bloggers incorporating fashion help. Something to convey who we are. To show our style. To put our creative minds to work. To express our inner fashionista. To show people the different ways to style an item depending on your body type and you. So The Messy Project was born." - Kelly @ Messy Dirty Hair

The Deal:
1 top
5 girls
5 different looks
1 major blog post day

Amazing, right?? I am lucky enough to be a part of The Messy Project this month! I signed up over a month ago and had been anxiously waiting for my package from Kelly to arrive so I could see what we were workin' with! As soon as I received it, I was thrilled! I instantly loved the top and loved that it wasn't something I would have normally picked out for myself. So here's how I styled it..

Top: Forever 21 (sold out) | Jeggings: Forever 21 | Sunglasses: Kate Spade (similar) | Earrings: gifted | Necklace: Jewelmint | Watch: Michael Kors | Bracelets: Tory Burch and LinzGutz | Shoes: Tory Burch

Ok let's start by saying that this is my first official "outfit post", I'm a bit awkward in front of the camera, and  I KNOW MY CAMERA SUCKS. But like I said here, hopefully I will be getting a new one soon! :) Oh and did you notice that Duke made an appearance in a few photos? He's such a camera hog. :)
For the most part, I'm a "safe" dresser. I don't take too many risks but, believe it or not, this peplum shirt felt like a risk to me. I am always so paranoid that these type of shirt will make me look fat. It wasn't too flattering in some pictures, but I really liked wearing it the majority of the time. I wore a navy cami underneath the top. I like to wear a longer layer underneath because it makes me feel slimmer and more comfortable. Plus, the navy blended in with the jeggings and the top was sheer anyway.
I paired it with Tory Burch wedges and chic arm candy for a preppy classic look. I picked the necklace to add a bit of an edge.
So what do you think? Would you where this top?
I'm thinking about searching for a pair of black leather shorts or pants to pair with this lace peplum top.

Check out how the other girls styled it!
53 Blonde
Basically Mrs. Behavin'
The Memoirs of Megan
And the brains behind it all... Messy Dirty Hair!

Let us know what you think!
And if you want to be part of The Messy Project (you'd be crazy not to!), check out the details here!



Empirically Erin said...

So cute!! I think you looked totally natural in front of the camera. Oh and I love love love the wedges!!

THE mom said...

What a GREAT idea!!! The top is very cute...I would have paired it with leggings myself.
Sweet Duke! I seen him ;-) I may have to check this out.

Cassandra said...

This is a great idea! I love what you did with it. Very cute!

JENN said...

This is such a cute look on you! Peplum is so "in" right now. And those Tory heels are too good to be true. :)

Checkout my blog if you get a chance, and follow if you like!


Ashley @ said...

Love the blog and the top too! I have such a long torso that the top would probably come to my belly button.

Happy Wednesday!

-Ashley (your newest follower)

Chelsea said...

You are adorable! The peplum looks great on you and I just love how you've styled it. I have yet to try on one of those tops but now I kind of want to :)

TheTinyHeart said...

That is such a cute peplum top! I love how you styled it with the jeans and flats. And Duke is adorable!

The Tiny Heart

Stephanie @ bourbon and glitter said...

Great idea! I love the way you style it, the top is really pretty on you!

Sarah Lynn said...

Love the top and the whole outfit! This was a great idea!

Janna Renee said...

I love the accessories that you paired it with! I just love that top ;) I'll take your view too...

Stesha said...

i love how you have paired this top! you looks amazing!


Megan B.B. said...

I love the dark jeans with the light top, very posh! And I agree, you are totally a natural with the camera. :)
Megan @

Kelly { MessyDirtyHair } said...

The post turned out fabulous! I LOVE the shop this look thing..that is awesome! I love the accessories you added & i want that tory wrap bracelet! its fabulous! & ill take that view too haha! so glad you did the project! everything turned out great! xoxo Kelly

smk053078 said...

Yay for your first outfit post! You did awesome!!! And Kelly picked the perfect top! This can be worn so many different ways! I am glad it got you to step out of your "box". You look gorg!

J and A said...

Love the assessories you chose. Great look! Such a cute top!!

My-cliffnotes said...

I love what you did with the cute top. Beautiful!!!!!


Christina S said...

Love your outfit!!


tara said...

LOVE that top!!

Chelsea Lennox said...

Girl you look like SUCH a model!! You are far less awkward than I - don't you worry! I love this top so much, it's made me go look at signing up. MORE OUTFIT POSTS!

Head to Toe Chic said...

I love this lace top on you! It looks perfect with your necklace.


Jess said...

Such a super cute top and I love the Tory Burch shoes!

Katie said...

what a beautiful top!! and what cute pics!

Brooke said...

Lovin' our shoes, and your cute little top!

Your newest follower, Brooke


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