Wednesday, July 20, 2011

By George, I think I've got it!


Outfit Details:

top - H&M, skirt - Gap, necklace - H&M, bracelet - J.Crew Outlet, shoes - Joe Fresh, clutch - Aldo

Back when this skirt first appeared in stores and on the website, I kinda went gaga for it. The colour, the pleats, the oh-so-girly bow. I felt that I had to have it. I managed to snag a 40% off Wednesday coupon booklet (does Gap still give these out?) and decided that it was time to purchase the skirt. At home, I wasn't so sure about it. The knife pleats and bow added weight to my middle. Something that I need no help whatsoever doing. After much deliberation, back it went to the store.

Until the really big sales started, and somehow, this skirt was marked down to something like $14.

I bit.

And then I did not wear.

$14 or not, the dilemma of whether the skirt was flattering on me was still there!

Last night, I was sorting through my closet and came across the skirt. No matter what it did to my shape, I was still in love with it. Determined to make it work, I started pairing tops with it until I came up with a combination that worked. The peplum on the shirt carves out a waistline, hides the most unflattering part of the skirt, and still shows off the adorable pleats and awesome colour. I'm extremely pleased with how it came out.

8 comments:

caffeinerd said...

I bought this skirt under the same circumstances! Love how you styled it here; I've struggled with it, too.

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

The skirt is so pretty and I think you've really solved any issues it might have with styling. I know what you mean though. I have avoided knife pleats (as pretty as they are) for similar reasons.

Rachel said...

That skirt looks fantastic on you!!! I love the way you styled it.

J'aime shopping said...

love this skirt. glad u kept it, and this outfit really works.

vintageglammz said...

I love pleats, so it's no surprise when I tell you they I love your skirt! Makes me want to head to my gap store and see if they've got it.

Carolyn said...

Love the neutral colors and the pow a great colorful handbag!

Jamie - Thrifty Threads said...

Love the delicate lace detailing on your shirt, and the bold stripes on your clutch. Very Kate Spade, methinks! And $14 for that skirt? What a great deal!! I have a similar one in gray that I thrifted a few years back. I also find that it gives the illusion of a thicker waist...I'll have to try it with a peplum top to see if that helps. Thanks for the great idea!

Natalie Ryker said...

i have hopelessly fallen for the pleated skirt fad


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