Peplum and Pencil Skirts

Office Appropriate Outfits - Summer


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Top – The Limited | Necklace – The Limited | Skirt – Nordstrom Rack | Shoes – Tahari via TJ Maxx

First thing’s first, I bet you are dying to know who won the Because I Shop Too Much Giveaway!  Well, the winner is…..I Just Want to Be Outside!  I don’t have a blog or Twitter address for her but she has been contacted via email.  Thanks to everyone who entered!

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And now, how about a funny Friday story?

I always wear the same rings on three fingers of my right hand.  And of course my wedding ring on my left hand.  This story is about the ring I wear on my right index finger.


I’ve had this ring since high school.  My dad gave it to me as a gift.  For anyone who doesn’t want to do the math, that means I’ve been wearing this ring for approximately 15 years.

As you can see, the ring isn’t a fully complete circle.  This is nice because it’s adjustable.  What it also means is that it has a tendency to get stuck on things and bent out of shape.  I’ve actually had it repaired several times because it got caught and bent so much it broke.  But, I love it and don’t want to give it up.

So imagine my horror when last Friday I was taking the recycling down to the dumpster and my ring got caught on the bag handle as I tossed it over the side.  I heard my ring bounce around in the metal dumpster and I leaned over to stare into the abyss of recyclables.  No ring in sight and I was too short to really dig around and find it.

Deep breaths.  Deep breaths.  It’s just a thing.  You can move on.

Turns out I couldn’t.  So when my husband got home I pleaded with him for help.  And help me he did.  Thankfully the dumpster wasn’t that full and it was mostly paper and cardboard.  He climbed in shoved one box and a bag or two to the side and there was my ring.  Totally bent out of shape on the bottom of the dumpster.

So in climbed my husband.  And he got my ring.  I washed it and bent it back into a circle and put it back on my finger.  Right where it belongs.


My husband’s a pretty awesome guy, isn’t he?

13 replies on “Peplum and Pencil Skirts

  1. Katie of An Alaskan Weredork

    Rings that you dad gets are always worth dumpster diving! My first pieces of jewelry were from my dad and I still have them. 🙂 this was a pretty special story, you husband is a sweet guy to do that for you! (That ring is pretty nifty as well, I like how the moon and the star is seperated like that.)

    Love peplump tops with pencil skirts, so the perfect way to wear them. I like how you choose a patterned top to go with the top.

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      Dad’s like to give their daughters jewelry, huh? I still have several pieces that my dad gave me but this is the one I wear every day. It is really unique, too!

  2. kilax

    That tops goes really well with a pencil cut skirt! It probably works best with a more structured skirt like that, right?

    1. Erin @ Loop Looks Post author

      I also tried it on with my pleated skirt and didn’t love the look. Peplum does seem to go better when you were something slimmer on the bottom like a pencil skirt or skinny jeans.

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