Floral Peplum: the Good, the Bad, and the Ugly
Top: Forever 21 (perfect peplum top here) | Pink pencil skirt: Victoria's Secret (similar here and here) | Snake print sandal heels: Gianni Bini (similar here, here, and here) | Crystal necklace: Forever 21 (similar here) | Sunglasses: Tory Burch (almost identical here)
Despite my initial infatuation with this top, once I got it home I started to doubt whether I had made a wise purchase. So I've made a pros and cons list of sorts, using the categories of The Good, The Bad, and The Ugly.
The Good: It's peplum. And I love peplum. I wrote an ode to it after all
The Bad: It flares out a little too much directly from the seam
The Ugly: The extreme flaring can emphasize or create the illusion of chunkiness in the midsection
The Good: Very stretchy fabric
The Bad: Fairly low quality fabric
The Ugly: Stretchy fabric leads to the print being stretched and slightly distorted, particularly over the bassoomas
The Good: There were only two left and they were both my size
The Bad: And by my size, I mean I could get it onto my body
The Ugly: My gorilla proportioned arms are slightly too long for the top
The Good: It was only $3.99
The Bad: There was a reason why it was only $3.99
The Ugly: I think the zipper was put on inside out...(see the last picture)
What do you think?
Was this a deal I should have passed over? Or should its flaws be overlooked?
Should I alter the arms to make them 3/4 length?
Should I give it to my sister as a Christmas present claiming that its brand new and that I bought it just for her?
I'm liking that last option.
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