Swap & Style: Joie de Vivre

Swap & Style: Black and white striped peplum top with foldover collar (Monteau)
a.k.a. ModCloth's "Coach Tour" top 
Outfit Details: Black and white striped peplum top with collar (Monteau // available at ModCloth in other colors ) | Black high-waisted bodycon skirt (Forever 21) | Red tights (Forever 21) | Black skull "Funky" booties (c/o Pink and Pepper) | Gold fringe tassel deco earrings (French Connection) | Pink lipstick: Stay All Day liquid lipstick in "Fiore" (Stila; c/o Apothica)

I'd seen this top on ModCloth before, so I felt really lucky when I found it at TJMaxx last year for about $14 (I even got it in red)! I love the Parisian mod-inspired collar and peplum. I styled it with a black bodycon pencil skirt, red tights, black skull booties from Pink and Pepper, and bright pink lips (Stila's "Fiore"). 

I had only worn it a couple of times before sending it to Katrina and couldn't think of other ways to style it, so I was hoping to get inspired after seeing how she wore it. Now I just have to wait for it to get cold again so I can layer it with a leather jacket (so obsessed with Katrina's jacket below). The all black is very downtown casual, and it's a cool way to modernize the top a bit.

Katrina of The Demure Muse

Don't forget to check back for Part II to see how we style Katrina's dress!
See past Swap & Style looks here.



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