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Tuesday, 20 September 2016

One Breton Jumper, 3 Ways | PPP 7

Fake Fabulous | Breton jumper, red midi skirt, chunky patent boots and belt | PPP 7

I can hardly believe that this is the seventh Ping Pong Post.
How time flies when you are having fun!

This time Anna, Ann and I are styling a striped Breton-style boxy top.
A real classic.

I was worried that this Breton top was going to result in three very "samey" looks.

Breton + Jeans (blue, black or white)?
Breton + Cut-offs?
Breton + Capri trousers and ballet shoes?


Lets find out what happened....

Fake Fabulous | Breton jumper, red midi skirt, chunky patent boots and belt | PPP 7

I was initially stumped by this jumper as it is a little too roomy around the bust (for me) and felt wrong on my body.
The boxy shape is right up my street but, I could not get it to sit right with the red dress I wanted to wear.
No amount of 'slouching' was cutting it!

So, I cheated a little...

There is always going to be a 'fit challenge' with these PPP posts.
Simply because all three of us are different.
We are not the same shape, or size.
We live in different worlds, and have different lives.
That is what makes it fun!

Sometimes a little invention is required.
A tiny tweak here and there.

Black and white stripes always look great with a bold colour.
Red is one of my favourites.

This (tweaked) Breton was perfect over a red dress, giving the illusion of a skirt and top.

Adding a wide patent leather belt, opaque tights and chunky boots kept it modern and fresh.

{Wide belts and chunky boots are 'big news' this AW16/17}

Fake Fabulous | Vagabond Chunky patent boots.

A bold clutch, cheeky cat necklace, and red lips, finished my look off nicely!

Fake Fabulous | Breton jumper and Cat necklace | PPP 7


Over to...

Anna from Anna's Island Style

Anna has turned this top on it's head.
She has created something that works for her frame... a cute mini skirt.
{Oh, and it just so happens to be pretty sexy too!!}
The colour palette is pared back.
Black, white and tan.
And, her (uncharacteristically) simple accessorising works a treat.

Ann from Kremb de la Kremb

Ann had taken the simple colour palette, and made it even softer.
Muted and tonal.
{Which is strange because I expected more black and maybe a pop of red, from Ann.}

She has given the top a soft and relaxed feel... with a hint of cheeky pirate tongue-in-chic!

We never discuss what we are going to do with the items we send each other, so each month is as much of a surprise for us as it is you!

I love the fact that this month I was convinced we were all going to be SO similar, but all three of us have ended up doing something very different.

The total opposite of last month!

Stay tuned to find out what happens next time...on the 20th of October
(Even I don't know what's coming!)

How would you have styled this Breton top?
Please let me know in the comments.
I love hearing your thoughts and opinions!


  1. I love your outfit! You did well with the belt.

    That cat necklace is especially darling.

    I love the idea of chunky boots with a skirt but they make me look short(er) and squat. I'm blaming that on my man legs.


    1. Thank you Suzanne!
      I laughed at your "man legs" comment....I don't think so!!!

  2. I love how you paired it with red it's a great contrast. That cat necklace is just adorable.

  3. It s always so nice to see how you three styled an item! That necklace is unbelievable cute! I would love it if you would join my Fancy Friday linkup!

  4. Another great post in the bag Samantha! I love your styling with these bold colours taking centre stage. The boots are too lovely for me to talk about, but I will soon be bringing out my shoe version of these along with all my A/W kit. Well done, sweetheart, you look simply amazing x

  5. Aha! I see! And wow!! It's a skirt?! I always make sure to write before peeking over to your two posts. I love that you made it work for you--totally work for you Sam. I was thinking it might be too big on both of your svelte ladies. Maybe one day....Heehe! Who am I kiddin'!?

    Anyway, truly Sam, you should probably hop on the next flight to Paris Fashion Week because this outfit is dying to be seen over there. That's what I think anyway. Well, maybe minus the clothes pins! Haha!

    Love your styling and love this collab. Speaking of which, I need to mail you something ASAP!! Yikes.

    Love, Annie

    1. Maybe the clothes pegs could become the next "big thing"...Christopher Kane had everyone wearing cable ties last year, so why not!
      Paris here we come!! :OD

  6. I always love the PPPs! I think this one turned out especially fantastic because the three of you really made the top work for you! I love how different the three looks are!

    I love your look with the red skirt and the belt!

    I'm already looking forward to next month's post!

    Andrea’s Wellness Notes

    1. It's actually a dress Andrea... and pegged in place.
      I love giving away my secrets :oP XXX

  7. Black and white Breton stripes + red = one of my most favourite EVER, not even kidding. I've always secretly thought the style combination originated from the gondola rowers of Venice - I thought they look so suave, but when you transfer the combo onto a woman, it becomes sexy and powerful and just multiplied in goodness. I used to wear Breton top and red all the time, but I stopped because I no longer owned a nice Breton top! (As well as anything in solid red, come to think of it, hmmm I think some shopping needs to be done...)

    By the way, if you hadn't mentioned the cloth-pins, no one would know, but I thought it was cute you decided to include it in your post!

    Ann and Anna did such a wonderful job, too. I love bold colours but I also love the neutral palette on Anna - just classy and elegant.

    Liyana | Affordorable

    1. Thank you Liyana!
      I wanted to include the pegs to show that blogging is sometimes not so glamorous :oP
      I wonder how many bloggers use clips and pins to fake fabulous waists, or perfectly fitting clothes?

  8. Wow. I had no idea when I saw Anna that she was wearing a shirt as a skirt. Looks amazing on! Loving Ann's look of casual fun, and Sam, I have used the clothespin trick as well! Love it. Wouldnt have known. Paired with the bright red the stripes look fab, and love the chunky boot. I have a pair of chunky shoes like this!
    thanks for linking up with turning heads tuesday
    jess xx

    1. Oooo Jess, I would love to see those chunky boots in action! :oD XXX

  9. Love your pairing, and your accessories - those boots! You all look terrific and I adore this idea. xo


  10. All three of you look fantastic yet so different Samantha. Your outfit is my favorite and something I can see wearing myself. The skirt and shoes are great. Anne looks amazing, too. =)

    I would love for you to join my linkup on Thursdays. The latest one is below. Come share your great style with my readers. Thanks, Ada. =)


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