Tuesday, March 12, 2013

Ways to Wear It: Pleated Skirt

I'm a closet re-mixer, as you've probably noticed on the blog. This is mainly because I don't have an unlimited clothing budget or unlimited sponsorship opportunities, but also because I like finding new ways to wear old things. Below is my first outfit remix post featuring my blush-colored pleated skirt, that I got at an awesome boutique sale on Bainbridge Island for ten dollars! Be amazed folks, below is the best use of ten bucks I've ever accomplished:


I took these photos on my grandmother's porch overlooking the Puget Sound on the first day I got the skirt. My lovely Mom (and my self-timer before my Mom showed up) took the pictures and she did a pretty passable job, considering her usual framing/rule-of-thirds woes. I got the top at the same boutique mentioned above and the entire outfit said ballerina summer to me. It's definitely my favorite way to wear the skirt and has me aching for a warm summer again.


The two different outfits above were both kind of "meh" outfits for me, hence the detail shots. I love the way the skirt looks with a cable-knit white sweater but it didn't photograph particularly well in the misty fall day. I do love that the skirt was translatable into summer with a sweater and coat pairing. The second photo, on the right, featured my sky-high Steve Madden heels and a scalloped blouse that wasn't tucked in. I don't know how much I like this skirt without a cropped top or tucked in blouse, but I did love the way light was streaming in, illuminating it.


I think that both of these looks were pretty successful. The first featured my cow-print blouse, a rose quartz strand as well as some silver jewelry, and Anne Klein heels. I loved the way the black, white and blush played nicely together on a warm summer day and feel like this is the perfect outfit for summer work - light and breezy but still put together. The second look, and most recent remix, was an attempt to greet spring early and to add some edge to a girly skirt. Paired with my Limited jacket, some Prabal Gurung sandals, and a black printed scarf, I think I achieved just what I wanted. I think this was the perfect late winter, early spring weekend look incorporating the skirt.

This skirt isn't available, but Urban Outfitters has a great maxi pleated pink skirt you may want to check out if you're in the market.

33 comments

  1. That skir is so lovely and feminine. It suits you perfectly :)

    xx
    Dress To Cook Fashion blog

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  2. Ooh I love this color and all the pleats... so great! I'm totally a clothing "re-mixer"... that's how I roll!
    Hope
    hchdesigns.blogspot.com

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  3. I am obsessed with this skirt!! so beautiful!!

    xxS

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  4. Great ideas to wear such lovely skirt! I'm also wearing same things several times in my blog) It motivates you to be more creative and to spend less money on clothes)
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  5. Pretty skirt!

    xo
    Melissa
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  6. Oooooh I love this! Sooo pretty!

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  7. Love it! You do such a good job at keeping it both elegant and fun!

    xo Raquel
    Sassy + Bubbly

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  8. Great post! That skirt is so elegant and pretty, and it looks great on you! :)

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  9. Gorgeous skirt! I love how you have styled it and shown so many different ways of wearing it. x
    Charlotte
    www.winstonandwillow.com

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  10. Gorgeous skirt and I love all of the looks. I actually really liked it with the chunky sweater too.

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  11. Lovely skirt! I love the different ways you wore it!

    Sita xx
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  12. Wow this skirt is amazing and you wore it so well in so many ways! Great post :)

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  13. I love pleated skirts. They are so flattering. You look amazing!

    If you get a sec, check out my latest post 'Channeling Audrey'. I would love to hear what you think.

    XO
    Sofia

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  14. This skirt is so pretty and feminine <3 I love the way you've styled it!
    I think I need to learn how to reuse items in my wardrobe too.

    - Celine
    http://indigobellefashion.blogspot.com.au/

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  15. The skirt is a gorgeous color, love how versatile it is!

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  16. Blush + Pleats + Skirt = Fab! Love all of the outfits. Big fan of the cow print top

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  17. THANK YOU. I have the same pleated skit and I am always thinking of new ways to wear it. Okay, I own it in four colors.

    Love the blog!

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  18. It's such a lovely and versatile piece. You can wear it with everything.

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  19. Love the color of your skirt, pastels seem to be the hue of the season!

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  20. Really enjoying your blog and now following! :)

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  21. I am in love with this skirt, I have mine in dark green.

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  22. love the plait skirt! I have one as well!! Nice post!! really inspiring! :)

    Kisses!

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  23. Such cute looks! Love the pleated skirt with the teal polka dot top :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  24. Just found you via a comment you left on Mara's blog. :) I'm following.

    Melissa.

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  25. thanks ladies for entering my giveaway :) so glad u stopped by! and LOVING this pleated skirt tutorial..i have several and it is alwaysa great to find new ways to incoporate them into my outfits :)


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  26. love it!!
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  27. gorgeous pleated skirt - perfect for spring x
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  29. Love all the ways you wore it. I have a pink pleated skirt and I will be drawing inspiration from you next time I wear it.
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  31. Love the colour of the pleated skirt and the sharp pleats

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