Cannot Get Enough of This Fabric

March 7, 2013

Peplum + Lace || The Average Girl's Guide

I’m having a major love affair with this blouse. I’m nearly all-but-compelled to purchase ever color since Target has them on sale this week for just $15. {ps: look similar to the dress I was wearing on Monday?} When looking for lace-like pieces, it’s ideal to find ones with lining (minimizes the “what to wear underneath” stress) and ones with a little structure so it doesn’t show every little body detail. And, while it can be challenging for the average girl to pull off peplum this shirt is the perfect example of what to look for: it’s not too voluminous (which is challenging to work, especially daytime, and can make you appear wider than you are) and it’s not so cropped (which I keep seeing!) that you’re concerned with baring the belly. I feel so comfortable in this, and zipper detailing along the back? Hello, my love.

Peplum + Lace || The Average Girl's Guide


xhilaration blouse (sizes selling out; or, non-peplum option, both $15 this week!) || jeansj brand jeans (last seen here) || necklace: “s” initial c/o maya brenner || bagvintage coach, the “court” (similar to the j. crew edie, or this real leather bag for less; want to learn more about buying vintage coach? excellent post here by extra petite blog) ||  watchmichael kors || bracelet: h&m || heels: via TJ Maxx (pretty nude option)

Umm, apparently this photo is why real”style bloggers” don’t take outfit photos in the grass. Promise you I’m wearing nude wedges!

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  • PennyPincherFashion

    Yay - love this top! I bought it in green and cannot wait for it to warm up enough here so I can wear it. This coral coral looks amazing with your red hair :)

    • The Avg Girl Guide

      Thank you!! Just got the green, too, and can’t wait to wear. A little crazy that I now have two dresses and two tops in this material… :)

  • RealGirlGlam

    This lace is such a nice pattern and the color is beautiful on you! Another great Target find!

    • The Avg Girl Guide

      Thanks!! They have so many homeruns lately… woohoo!

  • Kristin & Megan

    I almost bought that top the other day, but now that I see it on, I definitely want it!

    • The Avg Girl Guide

      It’s so much fun, and such a good price point for how quality it feels.

  • Grace - Stripes & Sequins

    I love it on you! So pretty!

    • The Avg Girl Guide

      Thanks, Grace!! One of my favorite spring purchases.

  • bestofbklyn

    Now I really, really need to go to target this week!

    • The Avg Girl Guide

      Haha, you seriously do! Hope you were able to try it on.

  • lisacng @

    Saw your tweet to Extra Petite. What a beautiful color, fit and shape to that top. Love it with your red hair! Great blog layout too! Can’t wait to follow :) .

    • The Avg Girl Guide

      Thank you so much for visiting and the sweet words! THe top is such a great find (awesome quality, especially considering the price point).

  • Cathy your Poor Little It Girl

    Target does spring fashion so well…LOVE this top!


    Cathy, your Poor Little It Girl

    • The Avg Girl Guide

      Thank you, and totally agree!! They have almost too many good finds right now. :)

  • Jordan Silverman

    i literally would kill for your hair. i want to be a redhead SO BAD!!!

    • The Avg Girl Guide

      Awww thank you, and you can always go red! I used to KILL for brown hair so much. Yours is so pretty.

  • Meghan Ouellette

    I bought this shirt in the navy/mint and LOVE it! I went back to get the kelly green and it was sold out….so I bought the dress! I’m loving this color on you!!

    **Meg @

    • The Avg Girl Guide

      Yay, glad to hear I’m not the only one this obsessed! :) I now also have the green, and two dresses.

  • madeco

    I am a french girl and , alas, we don ‘t have Target here. Your top is fantastic !

    • The Avg Girl Guide

      Boo, so sorry to hear, but appreciate you commenting!! You’ll have to come visit the states, but be careful, Target’s are way addicting. :)

  • Tara

    That is the cutest top! I’m so sad it didn’t fit me right!

    • The Avg Girl Guide

      It didn’t? That stinks! Luckily you have such a great, covetable!, wardrobe already. :)

  • Stylish Housewife

    your makeup looks so pretty in the last pic! i tried this top on in the green color on my last target trip but it didn’t fit me right. =( looks fab on you!

    xoxo, jenn
    the stylish housewife

    • The Avg Girl Guide

      Sorry to hear that! Appreciate the sweet words. Have been working on my make-up skills since meeting Kim, doing the skype sesh with Petra of Pixi, and meeting Sonia Kashuk. A lot of pressure! haha.

  • Leah Yablong

    Where do you take your leather purses to be cleaned/refurbished? I live in West Palm and I’m looking for someone to put some life back into a few vintage brown leather Coach bags that have been mistreated in a closet for years.

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