the pretty {pleated} skirt effect

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Lauren Conrad pleated skirt (bought with Kohl's cash last season, FTW) | JCrew graphic tee (a pretty penny) | NY&Co belt | Gianni Bini sandals | Louis Vuitton cosmetic case used as a clutch (a pretty penny, available online)

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Here’s the beautiful thing about a pretty pleated skirt: You can toss it on with just about anything — say, perhaps, a seafood graphic tee and casual sandals — and you’ll float around all day feeling lovely and light-as-a-breeze. I felt extra graceful and feminine today, even with a lobster on my chest.

If you don’t have one already, may I suggest adding this surprisingly versatile piece to your spring and summer shopping list? Maybe this sunny yellow one from Ruche,   or this mocha mini from Modcloth (both under $50!).

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17 Comments

  1. 4.25.12
    Aimee said:

    Girl, I snagged that skirt in January for $15 Kohl’s bucks and skipped right out of the store! Love to see how you paired it with a T-Shirt! Very inspiring.

  2. 4.24.12
    Christine said:

    This is a great idea! I love the pleated skirt with the screen print tee! Awesome!
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  3. 4.24.12
    gigifontenot said:

    Love, love the nude color of your skirt! I can understand why it would make you feel so very feminine. Beautiful!!!!

  4. 4.24.12
    Hilary said:

    Lovely! I need those shoes. Just FYI I linked to your blog in my post today (the D&B bag!) and used some pics with full credit to you ;) If you’d like them removed just let me know. THANKS!!

  5. 4.24.12

    the skirt is really pretty! love it!

  6. 4.24.12
    Anne said:

    So. Great. I would never have thought to pair a t-shirt like this with a pleated skirt, but I just love the mix – casual but a little fancy, fun but ladylike. Good one!

  7. 4.24.12

    What an easy way to look and feel romantically feminine! Too bad the weather’s been too horrible in my part to even consider busting out spring fashion quite yet. Beautiful pics tho! x

  8. 4.24.12
    Corinne said:

    Gorgeous! Wish pleated skirts looked as good on me :)

  9. 4.24.12

    Such a gorgeous skirt! Really feminine and pretty!

    Cess O. <3 The Outfit Diaries

  10. 4.24.12

    i adore the pleated skirt! apparently i need to be shopping at kohl’s more!

  11. 4.23.12
    shannon said:

    What a lovely skirt.

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  12. 4.23.12
    ktgovols1 said:

    Totally love the skirt! Work it girl!!

  13. 4.23.12
    Anonymous said:

    Love the skirt; & you also look gorgeous!

    Xoxo

    Adriana

  14. 4.23.12

    To be fair, who wouldn’t feel feminine with a lobster on their chest? Ha ha. This look is totally great!

  15. 4.23.12
    Cathy said:

    Love this! You look footloose and fancy free! :)

  16. 4.23.12
    briannacarson said:

    I love this, so pretty!!!