Wednesday, March 28, 2012

Pastel pleats

I'm stuck inside, again, so bear with me folks...




What I'm Wearing:
Shirt: Isabella Rodriguez (via TJ Max)  |  Skirt: Vintage  |  Shoes:  Nine West (thrifted)  |  Belt: Francesca's Collections

I carried this skirt around with me at the thrift store for a good hour before I finally decided to buy it.  It was only 99 cents, so I figured I didn't have a whole lot to lose if I couldn't figure out how to style it.  I've been desperate to find a pleated skirt since I've since I've seen so many fashion bloggers pulling them off so nicely,  and when I stumbled upon this one I just had to buy it.  Unfortunately though...the pattern...well...

Okay, I'll just say it: I don't like this pattern.  Not really at all.

But I like a good challenge just like the next fashion blogger, and for 99 cents decided to say, "GAME ON."

This was actually the third top I tried pairing with this skirt, and I liked this look the best.  Yet in the end, I'm still not sure I love it.  Maybe keep trying?  What do you think - pitch it, or try again?

In other news, day 3 of equine clinics was a blast.  I just love working with horses, and there's nothing like spending the day outside in a barn to raise your spirits!  :)

Linking up to:
pleated poppy


  1. I think it's pretty - I like the colors, though maybe the flowers make it harder to notice the pleats? I have seen a lot of solid colored pleated skirts, so maybe that's the issue? But again, I still think this is pretty, especially with the blouse you have on. I'd give it another try anyway!!

    1. Thanks, Beth! You're right - the pleats are rather difficult to see in these photos. I'm keeping my eyes open for more pleated skirts when I go thrifting, but it seems like they go fast. I'll hang on to this one and give it another try!

  2. I like it too. I'm thinking maybe a sort of bulky cream (or other color) hip/thigh length jumper/sweater... or an uber feminine look with soft pink (or other color from the skirt) cardigan. ? It may be getting too warm where you are for sweaters though?

    1. Oooh, I love those ideas Lisa! It has actually been super warm here, but today the weather has become much colder. I will definitely have to try pairing it with a sweater or cardigan!

  3. hi megan..i am not sure if i have visited your blog yet. But thanks for dropping by the last time. You have a pretty feminine style. It's a good thing that you picked the skirt up cuz it looks fabulous on you. And such a thrifty find too...pleated skirts are just too good to pass them. You paired it with a nice sheer top.

    Follow back btw

    1. Thank you so much, Mongs! I am actually already a follower and fan of your awesome blog. I just love your style! Thank you, too for the kind comments on this outfit AND on my Chiang Mai blog. So nice to meet you! :D