Being known as a girly-girl is something I take pride in, I love my dresses and skirts all day, everyday. I'm not that girl who wears sweats or yoga pants on the weekend to run around in, nor do I own sneakers. Nothing gives me more pleasure that getting dressed up and I totally get that from my Mother. Up until the day she passed, she made sure she always looked presentable. My motto is "You never know who you're going to run into" so I like to be prepared lol. Pleated skirts are the ultimate lady like item, they remind me of being in elementary school and my mom would dress me up in them. Now as a grown woman, it's great that I can still wear one and it be appropriate. The pleated skirt has definitely evolved, you can find them in a bunch of different fabrics, styles and colors, my current favorite is the faux leather version. It seems like everyone is jumping on the faux leather pleated skirt bandwagon and that's wonderful, I'm all about having options. When I first saw this burgundy one from Charlotte Russe Plus, I nearly fell over. It was the perfect fall staple and the color was amazing, not to mention budget friendly. I ordered this beauty back in July and unfortunately it sold out pretty quick but I've given you some other options below.
Coat (similar) - ASOS Curve//Top & Skirt (similar) - Charlotte Russe+//Bag (similar) c/o Fashion to Figure//Shoes (similar) - DSW
I have become obsessed with tie neck blouses, they remind me of secretaries from the mad men days sitting in rows behind typewriters, typing away lol. This is another style that is very lady like and has quickly become super popular and trendy for the season. So of course paring this one also from Charlotte Russe Plus with this skirt was a must. The black and white stripe design is so classic and definitely gave some depth to the outfit. I threw in some pattern mixing by adding my stripe coat over my shoulders and my patent bag to finish off the look.
similar) - ASOS Curve//Top & Skirt (similar) - Charlotte Russe+//Bag (similar) c/o Fashion to Figure//Shoes (similar) - DSW
Check out these other pleated skirt options!
Thanks for reading!!