Here for the Corset

February 27, 2018

To be honest I never thought I'd be into the corset trend unless of course the costumes from Sofia Coppola's Marie Antoinette were up for trying on.
When I first saw this top I was a little unsure how I felt about the trend especially because corsets used to be a symbol of oppression. However, the resurgence of corsets have come with a new zeitgeist, particularly with an emphasis on empowered women and body positivity. Not only can this trend be seen at mass retailers but celebrities have been taking on the corset trend alongside copious designers. 
Finally, when I was in D.C. I ended up picking up this blouse from Target (which is on sale for $17.48 right now). What was surprising to me was how often I find myself picking this blouse out of my closet to wear. Whether it be for coffee, class, or for a date night. I am truly surprised at the versatility of this blouse. I also love that it emphasizes my waist in a trendy way. For reference I am wearing a small although a extra small would've worked too. 
 I styled this corset top very simply with a pair of BDG denim from Urban Outfitters. If I could style it a different way I'd style it with coated jeans or these Kate Spade Poppy embroidered jeans I've been wanting forever. In terms of accessories I think I'd choose this Kate Spade Crossbody or this Tory Burch clutch.
In other news I am keeping busy with school and work and surprisingly doing well in my financial accounting class. I was so bad at accounting in undergrad, but this time around accounting is my frenemy. I'm so looking forward to warm weather and a beautiful spring. I keep hoping that I'll find a full bloomed lilac bush on one of my walks. I'm also 8 books through my 23 book reading challenge! How do you feel about the corset trend? See you next week friends!

 P.S. A big shout out to my new friend Erin Hassett for taking these photos for the blog.

Wearing Top - Target (exact), jeans - Urban Outfitters, watch - Marc by Marc Jacobs, lipstick - Firebird Urban Decay

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  1. Cute top! Such a fun trend!

    xo, Jennifer
    www.jennifer-lane.com

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  2. LOVE this look!

    Natasha | PALM + PINE
    palmandpineblog.com

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  3. These shots are absolutely gorgeous! I love the corset top too, I've been meaning to pick one of those up, I actually love them when they're part of a more casual tee!
    Amy xx
    callmeamy.co.uk

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    1. Thanks Amy! I'm thinking about another one. I saw those, very Kim K! So fun!

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  4. Agreed - I've never really thought about the corset trend, but this blouse is fabulous on you! You're absolutely stunning. What is that lipstick color?

    xx www.qustomquinns.com/blog

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    1. Thanks so much Quinn! Its Firebird from Urban Decay the Gwen Stefani collection. I think they sell it in the Vice line!

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  5. Yeeees, I love that corset look! You look amazing <3

    TheNormcoreRebel

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  6. The corset detail is very gorgeous! Love your look.

    xx Simone
    Little Glittery Box

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  7. Such a cute outfit! Love your dress.
    ~Samantha
    http://goldcoastgirlblog.com

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  8. Cute top!

    xx
    Graciella // @gegeciella
    www.graciellashiaryn.blogspot.com

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  9. That top is so cute!! I love the idea of it.
    http://sugarcoatedbears.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Courtney! I think I might I need to look at some more!

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  10. Ugh my mind spins just thinking about an accounting class. Good job for rocking it Sonia! I like that top on you--the corset detail is fun but not too over the top, which I like. I hope you have a good week! Hopefully one of these days they'll have another KC blog get together and I'll see you! :)

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    1. Its so rough now Mme! I'm working on a long project so no spring break for me =( Likewise! Or at Sylas & Maddy's when I drag the boyfriend haha

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  11. Wow that's a Target shirt? Target is definitely upping their game lately!! And I love your description of the corset with the modern interpretation! That makes me wanna try it too!!

    Jessica || Cubicle Chic
    www.mycubiclechic.com

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    1. They are Jessica! But sometimes it feels like a step back with them, hit or miss for sure. Thanks girl!

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  12. Love your top. It's so pretty and flattering. Have a great week.

    Gemma x
    www.jacquardflower.uk

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  13. The top is super cute, I'm always amazed by Target's pieces, they're very stylish! I've always loved the corset look, it's flattering and sexy in an underatated way.

    Jenny | Geeky Posh

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  14. I love it, you look great Sonia! I would not mind owning a proper corset, I think they are so feminine and sexy heh :-D

    Naya // www.partyparrotblog.com

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  15. Such a cute blouse and the color looks really good on you! :)
    xx
    http://www.lambassadrice.com/

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  16. What an unusual but stunning top - I love the colour too! :)

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  17. I'm loving the corset detailing on this top Sonia! It's certainly a lot more relaxed than the tradition version - and you can breathe too - bonus! ;-)

    Musings & More

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  18. coincidentally enough, my mom bought me a corset styled top from Zara! I've found it rather tricky to mix and match and I haven't yet gathered the courage to wear it...

    On another note tho, thank you so so much for your kind words on my previous post - your words really touched me and made me feel so much better when I was really struggling. You've got a heart of gold for taking the time out of your day to leave such encouraging words for a stranger ❤️. Good luck on your masters x

    - a new fan
    https://annicklau.com

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    1. I'm sure you can pull it off wonderfully Annick! I think styling it casually with denim is a great way to incorporate it into your wardrobe! You're so welcome girl. I'm so glad to hear that. Thanks so much, let's work on practicing life and being easier on ourselves together.

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