Pleated Perfection

This summer I’ve been strangely obsessed with … pleats. Which if you had asked my opinion on pleats in the past, I would have told you that there is a time and a place for everything EXCEPT pleats. So obviously past me is totally off her rocker because there is nothing like a perfectly pleated skirt.

full outfit

I had my eye out for a pleated maxi, but thanks to some birthday gift cards and a strategically timed sale email from J. Crew, I saw this little beauty and fell in love. It’s a very different color than my usual palate – ‘Ashen Clay’ anyone? I would call it a peachy blush or a pinky peach, but there’s a reason I’m not allowed to name colors.

jewelry highlight


This will most definitely be appearing in my wardrobe year around – I’m thinking black tights and heels with a chunky neutral sweater in the winter. Thoughts?

Something slightly embarrassing about this outfit? It’s almost entirely composed of items from my favorite fashion friend, J. Crew. It’s not MY fault that everything I own from them pairs together like a dream come true! Though I will say that despite J. Crew’s typically consistent sizing, I had to reorder in a size smaller than usual (word to the wise if you’re thinking of getting one for yourself).

As for me, I’m just pleating my way all over Chicago.


skirt J. Crew (similar) / top J. Crew / necklace & earrings J. Crew / shoes Kenneth Cole Reaction via T.J. Maxx 


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