Thursday, April 5, 2012

ruffles and pleats (again)

  The best way to figure out how to wear something out of my comfort zone? Wear it with everything, and through trial and error find a combination that feels comfortable and looks good. On Tuesday I paired my pleated midi skirt with a ruffled and patterned top. It's hot enough here to break out the shorts, but this is a more fashionable alternative to the tee-and-shorts look I've succumbed to in the past. 
Spying on the neighbors? :)
Lush pleated midi skirt, Nordstrom Rack clearance
blue Bandini, Ross
top, Forever 21
belt, Ross
Indigo by Clarks "Plover" sandal
     The verdict? I still think I like this skirt best when paired with a graphic tee. However, it was kind of fun to see how it looks paired up with a girly top. Next up: breaking away from the navy blue and pairing this skirt up with other colors ...

28 comments:

  1. That is such a pretty skirt. I also love the top! It all looks great together :)

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  2. I think this look is great, but I do like the juxtaposition of the graphic tee and the chiffon skirt though. Mostly because that's a look I'd love to pull of but can't. Sad face.

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  3. Thanks, Gracey! The pairing with the graphic tee is still my favorite, too. :)

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  4. I love this look too :) Makes the look more feminine :) as opposed to edgy :) Looks like you are getting more sunshine while we are losing more sunshine :P

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  5. Thanks, Kat! Girly is definitely out of my comfort zone, but I think this turned out OK. :) We've had a string of sunny and warm days, but today's overcast and cooler, which I am thoroughly enjoying. :)

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  6. This is a really cute outfit! I love the color of your midi skirt :)

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  7. Thank you, Nnenna! Since I scored this skirt for about $6 at Nordstrom Rack, I'm determined to figure out how to wear it. :)

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  8. i do think it looks cute with a graphic tee, but i also love this look. that's the beauty of this skirt!!

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  9. I love the colour of this skirt! It's gorgeous :)

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  10. Hi Carrie, I've sent you two e-mails, but not sure you've got them. I am a fashion junkie, and I've been reading Kashmira's blog along with a dozen others for ages. I was just reading it, and 2 clicks later I stumbled upon your blog. If you wish to get back to me, you've got my address. I did get a mail from you about three weeks ago. I don't have a blog yet, but working on it. Ganged up with my niece, we will put together something on one of those rainy days. You do know me, however, you might not remember me or mistake me for myself. I am Canadian, and also a Hun. Which one of me you'd like to pick? My soul sometimes lingers bw these two states fighting with me. I used to have a blog, but that old provider is no more. You know those eternal island folks, sure? Those were the best days of my life. The summer of 69. I thought the internet was bigger than that. I wanted to think it was endless. That's what everyone says. What a small digital world! I hope the Sun is shining over there. If you do not wish to get back to me at this time, just say so :) I am definitely not a bogeyman lurking from under the bed.

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  11. Btw nice colors. Too much Sun on the first pict.

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  12. Maria -- I've got a decent camera, still learning to use it ... :) And I don't take outdoors photos often, so it's definitely a learning process! :)

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  13. Just sent you an e-mail, Maria! I hope your e-mail robot passes it along to you. :)
    Can't believe you found my little blog in such a serendipitous way.

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  14. Thank you for dropping by, Andrea. :)

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  15. Thank you! I'm figuring out that's it more versatile than I expected. :)

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  16. Thank you, Megan! I love purple and this is a fun way to wear it. :)

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  17. Beautiful skirt and a very versatile piece. I personally love it paired with the super girly top. You look great!


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  18. Thank you for dropping by, Linda. :)

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  19. Happy Easter!! You look lovely Carrie!! I adore the midi skirt and top goes perfectly with it!!

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  20. Thank you for the Easter wishes and sweet comment, Sayaka! :)

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  21. lovely purple pleated skirt... looks nice with a feminine printed top. I like the girlish ruffles and the whole dressy look.

    mongs
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  22. I think the pleated skirt looks nice with feminine ruffles and it would be a great base for a bright top!

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  23. Thanks, Van! Good suggestion -- I think a bright top would definitely be a fun choice.

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