08 July 2013

Milly Elephants & Neon Peplum

Hi Everyone! Happy Monday! What better way than to start off the week in bright colors and a fun print? I picked up a few pieces from the Banana Republic x Milly Collection back in May, these shorts being one of them along this Colorblock Maxi Dress and Sleeveless Jacquard Dress. These shorts were the first thing that caught my eye out of the entire collection and sold out almost immediately. I love the fun black and white elephant print. The color scheme makes it super versatile where you can either dress it up for a date or dress it down when you just feel like relaxing, either way, you'll be in for some fun in these shorts! In this outfit, I decided to dress up these shorts and continue with the color scheme in the collection. Neon Lime Green was used in multiple items in the collection, so I went with a neon peplum top. Because the top was so loud and we already have elephants running in our outfit, I kept everything else really simple with black heels and a white & gold necklace.

I don't think I can stress how much I absolutely love a nicely fitted peplum top. This color was a little out of my comfort zone, but the fit of this peplum top does only great things for me. This peplum top is made of a ponte knit material so the peplum holds up really nicely. Not only does the peplum give me a hourglass shape with the illusion of a smaller waist, but it also helps me hide the belt I'm using to hold up my shorts underneath, the shorts runs a little big on the waist for me. Priced at $10.80, I think the confidence I have when I wear this is already a good enough reason to bring it home with me.

Are there any specific items that boosts your confidence when you have/wear it?

Top : Forever 21 sz S (similar here and here), Bottom : Banana Republic x Milly sz 00P
Shoes : Steve Madden sz 5 (here), Accessories : Bracelet from J. Crew (here),
Necklace from J. Crew (similar here), Rings from Gorjana, Sunglasses from Ray-Ban

I am joining Yi-Chia from Always Maylee and her co-hosts Erin from The Fashion Canvas and Laura from Walking in Memphis  on their Prints & Patterns Trend Spin Link Up. Be sure to check out how other bloggers are styling their summer away in fun prints! :)

Thank you so much for reading! :)


  1. I think those shorts were a great pick from the collection! They look great with your top!

  2. The top looks very good on you, suits you well and I love that it's longer! :)


  3. Thanks Grace! The elephants were definitely an unexpected print =)

  4. Thank you! I love a good ol' peplum =)

  5. SydneysFashionDiary.comJuly 8, 2013 at 9:58 PM

    Yellow is definitely your color, Christine! The top looks gorgeous on you. I didn't get anything from this collection. Regarding my AT skirt, I might try to shrink it in the dryer this weekend =)

  6. These shorts are perfect with the yellow!

  7. LOVE the adorable shorts! The elephant print is so cute.

    I wanted to respond to your question about the Cape (but I'm having trouble emailing you and can't respond to your comment on my blog). Anyway, my favorite town is Chatham. It has gorgeous homes and a cute shopping area. Falmouth is pretty popular too with a cute downtown. We have a place in Mashpee, which is where we spend most of our time. The beaches are nice in almost every town at the Cape. Hope that helps! :)

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee

  8. Love this elephant print! I like how you dressed it up with the neon peplum top - super chic. I'm also very happy to see that you got your J.Crew necklace!! Still totally in love with mine :)

  9. those shorts ae sooo adorable! i MUST check out br right now, like right now! =)

  10. Love your elephant printed shorts and the neon together. Everything is better with neon. ; ) Thank you so much for linking up!


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