Blegh. Last two days have been sadly filled with cramming for the draft of a art history paper due next week, taking notes on art history and managing to catch a minimal amount of sleep in between working and occasional doodles. GAH. I will be so glad in four weeks time (counting this one) when I will be free from my summer classes AND work and I will get about a week's span of total rest where I can DIY stuff to my hearts content and not wake up early or worry about deadlines. Maybe it's because I've been so stressed lately that most of my outfits this week have been ridiculously metallic so far. The more stressed I am, the shinier I get I suppose. Also, I have been getting into metallic accents like no other and I'm pretty sure it's because I am so ridiculously excited for the Great Gatsby remake coming out soon (that poster makes me art-gasm) and I keep flashing back to the glory of Dolce & Gabanna's A/W 2012 showing which was more baroque than anything but still kept with my newest obsession of black against shiny.
For now, here's a slightly toned down outfit of shiny that I wore to work today. This was also the same day I discovered how awesome layering necklaces and thick scarfs look and that all my skinny belts were different shades of brown with various animal patterns. I've had this peplum since this winter/summer when I snagged a size 8 at a Cotton On sale which made me a bit nervous because I thought the less structured fabric would make it look cheap. Once I got it on though, I was utterly sold - the best part apart from being a awesome shape that flatters most body times including mine-with-the-tiny-waist is that the peplum hides any unflattering bunching if the top tucked under is slightly thicker than your average barely there tank. And voila! Problems of the wearing a bodycon skirt in winter officially solved! (And apologies ahead for the crap photo qualities D:)