#YOLOMONDAYS – Peplum & a Giveaway from Penelope Lane Clothing!

July 16, 2012·
Striped Peplum + Jeans w/ neon belt - still being mollyYou guys, first off. I am so excited. LIKE, SO EXCITED. Our wedding is being FEATURED on a wedding blog today! AHHHHH!!! One of my favorite wedding blogs, Heart Love Weddings, is featuring our wedding that was photographed by the inimitable Katelyn James – GO CHECK IT OUT! YAY!!! I love Alexandra’s blog and I love the way she tells love stories, so I can’t wait to see ours on there!! (Sorry y’all. can you tell I’m excited?! #YOLO!!!!)
Speaking of #YOLO, welcome to the FOURTH installment of #YOLOMONDAYS link-up co-hosted with the lovely Carly from Lipgloss and Crayons. It’s a link-up where you can literally link-up ANYTHING. All we ask is that you link back here so your readers know what the #YOLOMONDAYS-ness is all about!
Okay, now on to the business.

Striped Peplum + Jeans w/ neon belt - still being molly

I LOVE the peplum trend, but I hate the word peplum. Am I the only one? Is that weird? I really hate the word peplum. OH and I also hate the word romper. I know, both totally irrational words to hate… but I do. Okay, maybe hate is a strong word… STRONGLY dislike the words peplum and romper.

I’m weird.

Anyway. Despite my weird dislike for the word, I LOVE the actual style of the peplum. It’s a gorgeous silhouette and looks so fun, feminine, flirty, and classic. Like, a pretty peplum top, dress, skirt… so classic. So Jackie O. I love it.

Striped Peplum + Jeans w/ neon belt - still being mollyWell, when I saw this awesome peplum top in the Penelope Lane Clothing shop, I knew I needed to snatch it up!

Holly, the owner of Penelope Lane Clothing, is seriously awesome. When she approached me about being an affiliate for her shop and *dun dun dun* hosting a GIVEAWAY (below!) I jumped at the chance.

Striped Peplum + Jeans w/ neon belt - still being mollyNot only are the clothes and accessories in her shop ADORABLE, she’s a small business owner. She’s a mom who stepped out on her own to start her own clothing business to support herself, her family, and of course, her love of fashion. I think that is AWESOME. Seriously. I would support a small business over a HUGE chain any day!

Striped Peplum + Jeans w/ neon belt - still being molly

But in all seriousness, Holly is fabulous and you HAVE to check out her stuff. She has some of the most adorable dresses and tops. And they’re all REALLY reasonably priced.

This EXACT same peplum top that I’m wearing sells for $40 on ModCloth (where it’s also sold out…). BUT, good news is it’s $27 in the Penelope Lane Clothing shop!! (and she has awesome deals and coupon codes all the time!)

Striped Peplum + Jeans w/ neon belt - still being mollyWell, today, I have the pleasure of giving away at $20 credit to Penelope Lane Clothing! Keep in mind that many of the items in her shop start at $11! 🙂 WOOP!

Just use the Rafflecopter widget below to enter! 🙂

Striped Peplum + Jeans w/ neon belt - still being mollyNow, a little about this top. I LOVE this top… but a couple points just so you’re aware:

  • The stripes are black and taupe (which I actually like better than just black and white)- the picture can be a little deceiving and it can look black and white… but it’s more of a taupe
  • The top comes with a black belt – I like the top with the black belt it comes with, but I had fun pairing mine with a neon pink belt 🙂
  • The top does run a little small. I am wearing a size Large… I am usually a size medium in tops (I run anywhere from a size 8-12 depending on the brand…) BUT it was more a LITTLE small for me in the arms and in the length – there is still room in the chest area. *le sigh* So, if you have a larger chest, don’t feel nervous about it – there’s still plenty o’ room.
  • I have an unusually long torso, so I have to wear a tank underneath, but it doesn’t bother me at all. I actually like it 🙂
  • Be prepared to get a TON of compliments. So I actually wore this to church last weekend when I was leading worship… and I easily had 10-15 people come up to me and say how much they loved the top and asked me where I got it from. 🙂

Striped Peplum + Jeans w/ neon belt - still being molly

[Outfit Deets: Peplum Shirt: Penelope Lane Clothing, Jeans: JCrew (old), Boots: Thrifted, Belt: Target, Necklace: Very Loveleigh (gift from Meghan)]

So, yeah… enter the giveaway… check out Holly’s shop… and in the meantime, here are a couple pieces from her shop that I absolutely LOVE:

The giveaway will end next Monday at 12:01AM EST and will be announced shortly thereafter! Also, if you use the code “MOLLY25” you get $25 off any order over $100 – AND any order over $75, you get an automatic credit of $10 towards your next purchase. WOOP WOOP! Good luck, y’all!


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