Outfit: Soft Pleats

Greetings Fashion Divas,

I guess it's pretty obvious that I've suddenly become enamored with pleats. They're my "of the moment" go to item. I think soft pleats are supremely flattering. In addition, if you're a curvy diva like moi, I  would recommend gravitating towards pleated skirts/dresses in floaty fabrics such as chiffon, or soft cotton blends. They lay against your curves beautifully. Now pants on the other hand can be a little tricky to pull off. Pants that are pleated in the front can appear to add bulk....I tend to become all military-ish and proceed with a complete about face when I see pants with front pleats *cringes*.

Below is yet another pleated skirt I found hidden in my closet (why was it hidden......I have no earthly idea!). But it generated plenty of compliments and inquiries of where I purchased the skirt. Unfortunately for them, I bought this little number 2 years ago during one of Zara's infamous end of season sales. SCORE!!!



Please excuse the bulky pager. I clearly forgot that I was wearing it. You know the hospital will probably never get rid of these inexpensive means of communication, lol.




I also "discovered" this lovely belt I purchased years ago. Shopping my closet has been a real surprise (I know, Idk why I'm surprised either). At first, I didn't have much faith in my ability to restrain from purchasing, but I prevailed! However, I have made several online purchases recently.....I scooped up about 10 items from various stores. But here's the kicker.....I spent less than $100 bucks total! GO ME!


Earrings - Boutique in Puerto Rico
Top - Forever 21
Belt - JCrew
Handbag - Furla
Skirt - Zara
Heels - Target



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20 lovely fashionistas commented:

Tereza {Drastic Plastic} said...

I LOVE the white+grey look so so much, one of my favorite, next to black+gold, and I love Sam Sparrow too haha.

SAZI'STOPSECRET said...

you working it in them zara skirt.....i like

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Style4Curves said...

loving the pleats!
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Rhonda said...

I love pleats too! I have purchased 3 pleated skirts in the past 2 weeks. It's my new thing! You're right about pants... That military look is not cute! Lol!

Carsedra said...

You look very cute and professional!!! :-) I love pleated skirts too, I have 3 and I want more!!


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Baby Budget Blog said...

The soft pleats in the soft grey color is really pretty! Love the belt as well! and hey, if you can score 10 things for under $100, I ain't mad at ya! hahaha

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Freshly Fatshionable said...

i love pleated skirts too and i completely agree with your assessment of pleated pants *cringes* lol. i love your skirt

DOWNTOWNCHICAGOBARBIE said...

10 items for around 100 dollars is a steal! I love how a simple t-shirt can really make an outfit.

Meekay said...

I really like the skirt!

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yiqin; said...

lovely skirt xx

Catherine's News said...

Ohhh yeah Puerto Ricoooooooo!! Hehe sorry about!! Lol im so proud of my island!! I love the outfit!! I want to buy a pleat skirt i love the american apparel one!

Gillie said...

I've definitely been obsessed with pleated skirts lately, and yours is gorgeous! I love finding those hidden gems I forgot about in the back of the closet and styling them now

xo Gillie

Lucie Srbová said...

It is amazing that you find this skirt in your closet cause it is amazing!! You look so pretty:)

Kisses, Lucy!

xoxo Kellz* said...

hot gal mi sehhhhhhhhhhh lol

An said...

love the muted colors! Your skirt is gorgeous <3 love your shoes with it all!

Bonnie said...

Your skirt is so pretty. Pleats can really turn a simple skirt into something magical.

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Fashion Pad said...

Thanks hunnis!

LA Lynn's said...

Those PLEATS are GORGE!!!! U R ROCKING IT!!!!

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Fashion Pad said...

@Brenda J.Duval....hmmm, ur comment sounds like spam now that I'm really paying attention. Ugh!