Pleats Please

3.04.2012





{ F21 top, skirt, belt, & bracelet; Target heels; gifted clutch }

I feel like pleats are able to give any simple outfit a more sophisticated touch. I'm not sure why, but I love the effect and the texture of pleats. This is one of those skirts that makes me want to spin around just to see it swish and sway. Childish? Probably. Worth it? Always.

I wore this outfit for a date night with Trae; we went to one of the million sushi restaurants in Austin (yummm). There's something about the atmosphere of sushi places that makes me feel like I have to get all dolled up or else I might as well not show up at all. But hey, I ain't complaining! Any motivation for me to get dressed is always appreciated.

xx

72 comments

  1. I love the hint of blue in this outfit. Great color choices and the cheetah print pumps make the outfit.

    :)

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  2. Great look, I love all the colors!

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  3. Okay, so you look absolutely stunning. I'm crushing on your hair, and your skirt is so pretty! Love the pleats.

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  4. Such a cute and fun outfit, love it!

    xx
    Kat
    rebelrousher.blogspot.com

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  5. Thank you for the comment. I love all of the colors in your outfit! I wish I had the guts to wear more colors! I'm such a black and grey girl!

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  6. I love this outfit!!
    The colors work so well on you!

    Thanks for stopping by my Blog,

    Love, Viktoria

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  7. Totally crushing on the green pleated skirt!!

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  8. thank you for your sweet comment on my blog..well you've got pretty pictures and beautiful you and a great blog too ...would you like to follow each other...?? if so do let me know so that i can follow you back. bdw i really liked your skirt <3

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  9. wow Rachel! you look a-maz-ing!!! i love this outfit, the color blocking, and i'm totally with you on the pleats thing...i feel like i can swirl and twirl and the world is a beautiful place when i wear a pleated skirt hahaha i've never been to a sushi bar, but i know what you mean, when friends and i would go for thai or vietnamese, we'd always get dressed up because the atmosphere in those places is usually pretty chic...anywhooo sorry bought my long comment...the point is i love your style
    xoxo stephi

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  10. Love this outfit! The colours complement each other perfectly and I love the hint of leopard print with the shoes. Altogether it looks really pulled together and overall a fantastic look! :)

    Love from the NaNa girls x

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  12. thank you for your sweet comment on my blog ! Love yours, definitely following you ! you have a great style <3

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  13. Thanks for stopping my Belladonna today; I appreciate your feedback....also,love this look.

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  14. You look so cute dear!
    Lovely blog! Following on Google, Twitter and Bloglovin! Follow back? <3

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  15. I was just sitting and going through every of your post,you're so beautiful. You look like you live the life fullest and I love your smile!
    I like your sense of style, how you put all kind of colours and patterns together! ;)

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  16. You have a beautiful smile. These shoes are fabulous. Skirt and blouse - very lovely :) Gorgeous !
    xoxo

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  17. i looove thecolor choices! and how you wore that belt! great idea! <3

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  18. gorgeous outfit. Love all the colours and pleats are always a winner. xx

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  19. so nice!!!!!

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  20. I love the lace combined with the pleats...it looks so ladylike and sophisticated! The leopard pumps give a fun little edge too. Thanks for the sweet comment on my blog :)

    -Sharon
    The Tiny Heart

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  21. I am doing a 30 x 30 right now too! Love this look I just got a skirt that shape in mint! You look fabulous!

    XO,
    Erin
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  22. Love the colors of your outfit! You look stunning!!
    Love your blog! New follower!

    Hugs,
    E.

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  23. So glad you stopped by my blog! I am your newest follower. Love your style...and that F21 skirt...OBSESSED!!!! Hope you come back and visit soon!

    Because Shanna Said So

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  24. Woooooow you look amazing!!! LOVE all the colours and prints together and the length of the skirt is so chic!

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  25. Amazing shoes! And such a fun combination :)!

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  26. Hi there, cute blog you have here. Thanks for my pop icon shirt comment. Yes, Eva is beautiful. I am from Texas too, wasn't it beautiful this weekend. I see you got to enjoy the weather wearing your georgous dress. I just followed you, hoping you'll follow back :)

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  27. Hi rachel!!
    This is my first time on your blog and i love it!!
    Great outfit whith fantastic colurs!!
    Follow you
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  28. So pretty! Love, love, love this look! That pleated skirt is amazing!

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    ox from NYC!
    davie+erica

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  29. What a stunning outfit, and you are so pretty!! Thank you so much for your lovely comment and for taking the time to visit my blog! So glad I found yours, I'm following you now:) Xx

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  30. Beautiful green skirt! Love the leopard shoes! Thanks for your comment on my blog and I'm following you on Bloglov' now. Follow me back if you like my blog too:)

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  31. Wow, nice outfit combo.
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  32. Thanks so much :) ♥
    Your outfit is so stunning :) You look really loveable ♥
    Gonna follow you now <3

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  33. Wauw love this outfit, you have such a nice blog>

    I follow you know, thanks for your sweet comment on my blog :)


    XOXO

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  34. you are absolutely stunning.
    can't believe how you made all those colors work so well together!

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  35. Your skirt is gorgeous - love the colour clash with the top, looks amazing x

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  36. Thanks for visiting my blog and I'm glad you like the pattern mixing because I love the colours, textures and patterns in yours.
    I'm not following you xxx

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  37. you look wonderful in this outfit. I feel the same way about pleats. They are so ladylike.

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  38. wow! You look great!
    I love the skirt ... it's fabulous! If you must pass by me, I will follow with pleasure!
    kisses suysna

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  39. such a gorgeous skirt, lovely colour. Also love your belt so much! Lovely blog, im your newest follower :)

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    Ruth xxxx

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  40. Thanks for your comment
    I love your blog.
    you look great in photos.
    I love your style.
    follow me.
    kisses..♥

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  41. I love the mix of colors in this outfit!

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  42. You are so pretty! I love your blog, I'm a new follower :)

    xo

    Ashley

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  43. i love this photos and the blog!
    im a new follower :)

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  44. You look sooo pretty! Thank you for your lovely comment on my blog! New follower =)

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  45. Lovely photos - you have such a nice smile.

    I usually dress up to go out - even though my boyfriend almost always dresses casually!

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  46. definitely one of my favorite looks...i love the leopard pumps!

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  47. Wow I'm really loving this outfit, the colours go beautifully together!! And those heels are gorgeous! Now following you!

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  48. YOU. LOOK. INCREDIBLE.

    That is all.

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  49. Wowowow!! you look soo gorgeous! Thats it...Im going to start being more creative with my outfits now! i dont think i would have every thought do mix and match like you did!

    xox
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  50. Love the way you combine every piece with each other. Sooo pretty! i follow you :) kisses from greece xx


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  51. you look so lovely and i love that combination..it really suits you!!!

    thanks for your sweet words and i appreciate your stoppin by..following u thru bloglovin..hope u follow back and stay in touch!: ))

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  52. j'adore! j'adore! j'adore, it's my favorite, lovely colour

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  53. Just found your blog via Selective Potential and I love it! Can't wait to browse through all of your lovely outfit photos! :)

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  54. Love this outfit, the skirt is amazing! Nice blog you've here, I'm happy I've found it =)
    Check out my latest outfit and let me know your opinion!
    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  55. Absolutely lovely ensemble! XX

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  56. Such a great outfit. Bravo! Love the lace top!

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  57. i love the fun color blocking and neon lace!

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  58. Beautiful!! Love the pleated skirt and the color blocking!
    xxx

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  59. Great outfit!! I really love your shoes and skirt!

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  60. I LOOOOVE the colours in this outfit, you look so gorgeous. The top is awesome. I love getting dressed up for dinner too, it's so fun sometimes!
    xJennaD

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  61. I've been searching for a skirt like that! Love it!

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  62. Oh wow you look absolutely fantastic here you have a very unique and special style!
    p.s Thank you for your lovely comment :)
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    x

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  63. really want to get a peated skirt in this colour!
    Milly x

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  64. You look beautiful! love the contrast and thanks for commenting my blog :)

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  65. Love your style! Fab blog and outfits..

    xo

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  66. such beautiful colors and textures in 1 outfit, we love it!

    Great blog!

    X Nino & Christophe

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  67. I really like how you tied your belt on this outfit. I haven't seen it like this, and it looks great! Thanks for sharing!
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