Under the Sea Style

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Ok, sometimes you’re standing in a dressing room trying on an outfit when something just clicks. . . and then it quickly evolves into an entire themed blog post.  It all started out with the top, which I tried on with these pants because I had them in the dressing room (you never know where outfit inspiration will come from!) So today Della, Becky, and myself are bringing you some under the sea style inspired by our favorite characters from the Little Mermaid. Be sure to check out their posts (here and here) to see which character they’re drawing outfit inspiration from!!!

Previously, I had shied away from peplum tops because of my wide hips. Now I’ve decided to embrace the trend, and wanted to share some tips for wearing the peplum trend with you.  I’ve found that my body type, just because one peplum top doesn’t fit doesn’t mean others won’t.  On this top, I originally ordered a small tall from Old Navy, but it hit weird, so I exchanged it in store for a regular small. Also, pair peplum tops with skinny pants so as not to add more bulk to the bottom half of your body. 

This outfit definitely has what it takes to transition from sea to land. With an outfit like this, I like to add in a couple of bold pops of color to counteract the pastels.  Here, I’m rocking a hot pink lip, have red lobsters on my clutch (Sebastian, anyone?), and have strong colors in my shoes.

While I left my fork at home, I chose fun jewelry to play up this outfit.  The abalone shell and iridescent bangles picked up on the turquoise/teal shade in my shoes. They also matched well with the iridescent/holographic necklace and earrings I paired them with.  Of course I tossed on my starfish bangle, because outfits like this need a few treasures from the sea.  And thanks to Becky, I had the perfect Jamberry mermaid nails to match! Every mermaid needs mermaid nails.

Top: Old Navy
Pants: Old Navy
Clutch: Lilly Pulitzer (similarsimilar)
Shoes: Target
Short Necklace: Rocksbox
Long necklace: Forever 21 (similarsimilar)
I had soooo much fun putting this outfit together!  Guys, at the end of the day, fashion should always be fun.  I encourage you to draw inspiration from the unexpected, and let yourself be inspired. Now go check out Becky and Della’s looks to see their under the sea style!

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Hi there! I’m Tif Fannin, the blogger behind Bright on a Budget, based in Lexington, Kentucky. Bright on a Budget is a Southern fashion and lifestyle blog where I share everyday looks, beauty, and travel, along with a behind-the-scenes look at my life as a working mom of two. I have a penchant for bright colors + good deals. Follow along for posts that are relatable to the everyday woman.

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