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Peplum, please – collab

Prancing around in my pretty Elegantees peplum top with Kimi from Cotton Cashmere Cat Hair. Kimi is a fellow grad student who shares my love for Taylor Swift and doesn’t disappoint with the cute cat pictures on Instagram. She realized we owned the same peplum top, so we each styled it our own way, me wandering around in my usual skirt and some sweet Poshmark scores and Kimi in chic jeans and a statement necklace.








Top: Elegantees
Jacket: Gap (via Poshmark)
Skirt: Madewell (similar)
Shoes: Zara (via Poshmark)
Necklace: Forever 21
Rings: Forever 21

And the lovely Kimi:



Be sure to check out Kimi’s peplum outfit post (and her Instagram, THOSE CATS, I AM SERIOUS) and the rest of her blog for her current “Two Bloggers, One Garment” series. I am so happy I could be a part of this and work with a very creative, hard-working blogger.


Breaking the rules

I had the privilege of being photographed by Sofia Touassa, an extremely talented and cheery fashion designer who is the brainchild of the brand FPCO Limited. We met on a sunny afternoon at a local park, and explored a Japanese garden that had a dry waterfall. Despite the signs warning us not to enter, I clambered down the rocks and tried my best not to have a serious accident that would make it to the front page of the Houston Chronicle.

Okay, it really wasn’t that difficult, but Sofia snapped photos as I spun and moved around, her instructions and positioning being very new for me, since I shoot my own photos with a tripod, timer and remote. My routine for taking photos is rather methodical, so I am intrigued by the vision of another photographer.

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Top: H&M
Skirt: Banana Republic (faux-leather version)
Shoes: Jeffrey Campbell
Bag: H&M
Necklace: Forever 21

A warm day, a breezy outfit. I am living in t-shirts and skirts this summer, and appreciate the versatility of this accordion skirt. Anything that can take me from the office to drinks with friends and not make me feel like a literal hot mess is a definite win.

Thank you to Sofia for inviting me out in this Houston heat and making me feel like a totally cool blogger.

Be sure to follow her on Instagram at @DYDesigner and Twitter at @DYDesigner!