Posts Tagged: pleated skirt

Reader Request: How to Style a Full Skirt

How to style a full skirt

Reader Marina sent me this question in an e-mail:

I’ve noticed recently how many lovely, full-skirts you rock (whether as parts of dresses or actual skirts), and I’m wondering if you might consider one of your reader request posts for similar outfits. Particularly for long-torso’d people. I’m thinking how to match full-skirts with tops that aren’t just blouses or button ups, and/or full-skirted tall dresses.

When I first started wearing skirts, pencils and A-lines dominated. My first full skirt was an orange pleated one from Banana Republic that still gets loads of wear to this day, and I remember wondering how on earth to style it when it first came into my possession. Now full skirts are my go-to style, and I’m delighted to share my tips for making them work. read more

Originally posted 2014-08-20 06:44:52.

Gracey Wears: A Chambray Blazer Three Ways

Dearest Reader Friends, I have something to confess: I don’t like jean jackets.

*Pauses to wait to be struck down by a bolt of stylish lightning from the Fashion Gods.*

*No lightning forthcoming. Resumes confession*

Because, here’s the what with myself and jean jackets.  I don’t look good in them.  I don’t look timelessly cool or chic.  I look like a box.  A denim box.  And there isn’t anything wrong with being a denim box if you are, well, a box made of denim.  But, I am not a box made of denim and therefore don’t want to look like a denim box. read more

Dressed for: Making it Work

Already Pretty outfit featuring paisley shirt, pleated skirt, maroon pumps

Paisley shirt, thrifted – similar
Pleated skirt, Banana Republic via eBaysimilar
Pumps, Tsubo Amset courtesy Tsubo (no longer available) – similar
Bracelet, repurposed vintage – similar
Earrings, Quince – similar

I thrifted this shirt several months back and I SWEAR it fit when I did … but now it seems a bit loose. So I cuffed the sleeves and knotted the tails and just about made it work. But I may need to find it a more appropriate home than my closet. As Allie recently pointed out, sometimes the philosophy of “make it work” just doesn’t … work. read more