Printed Peplum: The Remix

This printed dress was featured last summer and I've only worn it one way, as there were not changes needing to be made at that moment. Since I adored this dress so much I decided to create a peplum effect by tucking the hem into my tulle-layered skirt.

Sometimes you just need to bring back a good thing, (and in my case this tank styled dress) to mix it up by embracing its versatility. The dress is a style that could go from summer to fall quite easily with an addition of artful tights, boots, or a 3/4 length Tee! Of course, for those cold nights adding a leather jacket would be my obvious selection as well!

I think the tiered underskirt with the new faux peplum combination really produced the look that I was going for, one that could be digested in sections and appreciated. I had the comfort of a tank, a cinching leather belt as an impressionable accent, and a colourful palette that drizzled a unique (umbrella-like) feminine poof all on its own. For the prints must never be forgotten!
I always enjoy remixing items from my wardrobe ...
Have you remixed any older items from your closet recently? Do you have a favourite item that you love to wear in your summer to fall climate transition?

Aztec Prints Fashion DIY Clutches


The goods: Belt-Thifted, Leather sandals-Spain, Dress-worn as peplum-F21, Black underskirt/Beaded necklace-Ladyofashion, Clutch-DIY, Tank-H&M, Bangles-Charity shop, Consignment, gifted


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  1. Nice remix! I really like the tulle skirt.  I think I might to add some tulle to my life.  Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    ~Jessica
    www.jeansandateacup.blogspot.com

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  2. Dancing Branflake09 August, 2012

    I love this look! I need to remix more often, it would probably help with all my shopping. Love the colors on you.

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  3. nice idea! the dress looks lovely either way! Recently I remixed 2 dresses of mine...since I didn't wear them a lot I decided to cut them and make tops out of them, which I'll definitely wear more!

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  4. Beautiful skirt! It matches perfectly with that shirt!

    www.stills.rs

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  5. wow, this is a lot of layers! but I'm a huge fan of layers, so I love the look and I love the fact how you've brought out the waist-line. beautiful job!



    Maiken,


    Maikeni blogi - part of
    me

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  6. Love finding new ways to wear older pieces again!
    ♥ ThankFifiThanks so much for your sweet comment on my post too.x

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  7. Wow,amazing skirt!Love the idea,honey!;)
    xxB.http://www.beeswonderland.com/

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  8. You always inspire me with your creative way of styling!!! Love how you have styled this dress! Gorgeous :)

    Take care, Daniella xox

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  9. I LOVE the colors of this outfit - the green and turquoise work so well with the printed peplum. Gorgey!!  :)

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  10. Such a brilliant idea!  It looks amazing.  Can't wait to get home to raid my closet to see if I can create a similar look :) xoxo

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  11. Aww, thank you Daniella! Happy to be of some inspiration. Enjoy the rest of your week! xx

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  12.  Hi Anna, thanks! Those tops sound nice, can't wait to see you wear them! :)

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  13.  Thanks so much Dawn! So glad that you liked it!  ~xx/Madison

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  14. What a totally inspiring remix, Madison, you look gorgeous! x

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  15. Closet Fashionista09 August, 2012

    Wow I love that! The print is so awesome :) It looks like a totally different dress
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  16. sartorialsidelines09 August, 2012

    I love the idea - and it seriously looks great!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  17. this is such a cute peplum dress. i haven't seen one like this that is printed and solid - i love it! and it really suits you well - great colors.

    <3 katherine
    of corgis and cocktails 

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  18. Samecookiesdifferent09 August, 2012

    you look great! lovely dress
    xx the cookies
    share the feeling
    visit <3
    samecookiesdifferent.blogspot.com

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  19. TheGingerDiaries09 August, 2012

    That such a fun way to create a peplum skirt! I hadn't thought of it :) I often remix what's in my wardrobe :) I don't have that many pieces so I have to! xo Nikki

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  20. that looks neat! I like the print on the peplum very much!

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  21.  Thanks so much Nikki! Remixing is great to do anyway! :) Have a great weekend. xo

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  22. Wow....that faux peplum works really well with the dress. Kudos for thinking of doing this:)

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  23. Of course....remixing is still the way to go for me...& you look so cute in the remixed version!

    Rebecca
    www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

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  24. Great look ! :) Skirt is really lovely.

    Satu Indie by heart

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  25. Count To Four10 August, 2012

    such a great idea! i love the print.

    http://www.counttofour.com

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  26. This is a cool idea :D Cheaper than buying new peplum skirts too! I really need to do some more remixing in my wardrobe - I used to do it all the time a few years ago, and now its a lost art to me! haha. 

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  27. lovely color combination! it is bound to lift your spirits! also, really pretty pattern :)

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  28. Estelle La Mode10 August, 2012

    Lovely look!

    Xx
    www.estellelamode.com

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  29. I love the tiering a lot! I haven't done that with skirts yet. It's a must-try!

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  30. this looks great on you and it's fun
     Xo Megan

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  31. Love this!  I'm a big fan of peplum and what you've done here is very clever.  Nice work.

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  32.  Thank you very much! I'm happy that you are inspired. :) Have a great weekend.

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  33. Thank you Katherine! Yes, I tucked it in to create a peplum!  :)

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  34. Love the print on your skirt- so cute!
    And thanks so much for the comment on my blog!  Would you like to follow each other?
    :)
    Allison
    A's Fashion Files

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  35. The Dainty Dolls House10 August, 2012

    This is fab...I like what you did here. I quite often do that kind of thing. My husband always wonders what the heck I'm doing when I tuck a dress into a skirt, but sometimes the tops of the dress is quite nice on it's own :)) Very inventive. I'm going to get some lace appliques and crystal gems to be adding to some pieces of clothing in my wardrobe sometime. I like to do that to make an original piece when I get bored of looking at something I've worn. You look fabulous :) Have a wonderful weekend doll xoxox

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  36. Gorgeous outfit hun!  you look amazing xx

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  37. Nicoleta_buru10 August, 2012

    Awesome look!So feminine!!! Would you like to follow each other via GFC and Bloglovin?

    Have a wonderful weekend!

    www.nicoleta.me

    New Post is up! LOst in Rio: http://www.nicoleta.me/2012/08/lost-in-rio.html

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  38. Very creative and gorgeous look!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  39. Hi sweetie, I love the creativity in your styling this look, such a gorgeous blend of layers! Happy weekend!

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  40. pratishtha Durga10 August, 2012

    You know, Peplum, strangely, is really big on Indian runways now... I am loving this outfit on you... Fabulous!

    www.shotcouture.com 

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  41. Hi Madison! This is a really cool DIY!  I love how you turned a skirt into a peplum version! 

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  42. What a fun style! Adore the combo.

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  43. love it! i get a bit of an 80s vibe too!

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  44. You are always so clever when it comes to breathing new life into pieces.... fun!

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  45. You did a great job on the dress and turning it into peplum. It suits you so well.

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  46. Nice styling, such a nice outfit !
    Very nicely accessorized.
    * STYLE ID NET *
    * Filomenas Closet *

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  47. Oh to Be a Muse10 August, 2012

    What a simple and creative way to create the peplum look. I haven't remixed any old items in my closet yet, but I have found new appreciation for some of those pieces.

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  48. Love love LOVE your outfit. You look ultra stunning!

    Great blog: I'm your new follower <3

    Lots of love; Pauline
    www.xpeachie.blogspot.com

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  49. Fun twist on the peplum, love it!

    http://girlinthelens.com/ 

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  50. Mary Jo at Trustyourstyle10 August, 2012

    Happy weekend to you! Hope you get out and about in that fun peplum!

    xo Mary Jo

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  51. I love your take and styling on the peplum, it's brilliant how you can just nip or tuck a garment here or there to transform it's wearability! Fantastic print too! 

    I hope you have an amazing weekend Madison!
    x.o.x.o

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  52. Beautiful!  Love the bright colors!

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  53. You look fab Madison :) I'm a huge tulle fan! You always find the most innovative ways to style clothes :)

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  54. Stylethroughhereyes11 August, 2012

    You look beautiful! I love peplum tops but I've never tried one on! I think they look darling with pencil skirts.

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  55. Thanks so much Faye, I really appreciate that! I love tulle as well. I have so much tulle in my fabric bins! :)

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  56. Hello Pauline! Thanks and welcome to my blog! Have a lovely weekend.

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  57. Aww, thank you Alexis! : Yes, new life is always in the back of my mind.

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  58. Thanks Bessie! xo Enjoy your weekend..

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  59. AdamAlexMommy11 August, 2012

    such a  gorgeous fit.  love the print, and i love that bangle on you.  great figure! :)  have a nice wknd!

    jasmine
    adamalexmommy

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  60. Thechicsheet.net11 August, 2012

    Remixing your wardrobe is the best idea ;) Fun look.

    XX,
    Miranda

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  61. I love the outfit! You look great!

    http://theprintedsea.blogspot.com/ 

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  62. great job remixing! you kind of have to learn how to do it unless you are rich and can afford buying new clothes every day hahah

    -Jessica
     http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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  63. Now that's a clever remix!  I'm a big fan of tiered dresses and skirts and I just adore how you've remixed your dress and created that adorable peplum.  As for remixing pieces in my closet - as of late, this is all I have been doing being on a shopping ban since March:)

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  64. Your creativity never ceases to amaze me.  Love this look!!

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  65. Highheelsncoffee12 August, 2012

    love it so much! you look amazing!

    xx

    http://highheelsncoffee.blogspot.com/

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  66. I love what you did here with the remix, I have to say I'm a bit crap at the transition period between fall and summer, that inbetween time always gets me.

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  67. Such a cute look, loving the print!

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  68.  Yes, it's actually good to remix, sometimes you find that you love an item even more. Hope your weekend was amazing.

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  69.  Thanks Kizzy. I agree with you being inventive often helps me also to see my wardrobe differently. I adore lace so I am excited for you and your new clothing additions.  :) xo

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  70. Thank you for your comment Jessica! Enjoy the rest of your weekend.

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  71. What a pretty dress!  I love me a good remix!

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  72. I adore the print on that peplum - what a great way to get more wear out of your dress!

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  73. Gorgeous!  Love the contrast!

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  74. you created a gorgeous effect and i love the layers! it is a smashing dress and so ideal for during the day and the evening! the green looks amazing on you 

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  75. Love this look!

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  76. Emmymeyers1313 August, 2012

    Hey lady!! I just found your cute blog via a friends, and I'm your newest follower! I'd also love to have you as my blog friend too and check out a fabulous international TRIPLE GIVEAWAY I'm having right now!!

    Hope to see you there! And thanks so much!
    xo

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  77. this dress is stunning :)

    xoxo,

    Fashion Fractions

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  78. What a fun look! I love all the colors!  I"ve never seen a printed peplum, and you look amazing!


    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  79. Oooooooooooo peplum isy favourite!!!! I'm contemplating doing a post on one soon!
    You look crazy hot in this dress! I love how it's unusual in the sense that it's not all one colour like every other peplum style getting around.
    Super super super stylish as usual

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  80. Thanks dear. The print is my favourite! xo Hope your weekend was amazing. 

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  81. Definitely! Thanks for your comment. 

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  82. super cute and i love the green top portion. nice styling.
     http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  83. great dress!
    xx
    Jessica
    http://westmountfashionista.com

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  84. perfection and harmony14 August, 2012

    Great outfit, adorable skirt!

    I would like to invite you on my bloghttp://www.perfection-and-harmony.blogspot.com/2012/08/stylelab.htmlI hope you'll visit and follow if U like ;)

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  85. Hi dear
    Thanks for your comment some weeks ago on my blog
    So beautiful skirt

    Kiss kiss.*Jo
    http://joandcompanystyle.blogspot.com/

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  86. wardrobeexperience14 August, 2012

    fun outfit! perfect for summertime ...

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.de

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  87. Love your beautiful skirt, is amazing!
    :) Kisses ,have a great day!!

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  88. Beautiful dress- you look stunning dear!
    XO
    Elena
    http://dcinstyle.com/blog/

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  89.  Thanks so much Jasmine. xo

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  90. Thank you Sherin. I love peplums! :)

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  91. Thanks Arash! Yes the transitional period can be tricky, but I think, at least for me layers and textures definitely help me get into the groove! :)

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  92.  Thanks so much dear. Enjoy your week.x

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  93. I love love your peplum skirt!!!
    You look flawless !

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  94. That beaded necklace matches perfectly with your top and skirt. But, the footwear does not do any justice to your getup. A pair of strappy, black wedges would add more vavavoom to your look. Nevertheless, you got great fashion sense.

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