Tuesday, 2 October 2012

My Ensemble (OOTD): Pleats

The first time I ever wore pleats was when I was about five years old: my school uniform was a forest green colour and I had to wear a pinafore with pleat detail on the lower half. I hated it. I much preferred the pleated skirt but didn't like that too much either.

Pleats seem to have made a comeback this year and, despite not being so fond of the look as a little girl, I've become quite the convert. Pleats are feminine and, worn correctly, pretty much suits any shape and sized woman.

SHIRT: Zara | SKIRT: Forever 21 | NECKLACE: Primark | BELT: D.I.Y | SHOES: Aldo | BAG: Miss Selfridges
What I love about this skirt is that it's got a leather effect. It adds a new dimension to the look. I broke the outfit up with a belt that I made myself: I spotted the gold and black leaf buckles in a charity shop and bought some cheap black elastic to weave into the back of them from a textiles stall at my local market (...and voila!). I love this necklace too- lovely statement piece and for £5 from Primark, it's an absolute steal! Finally, I didn't want to be too matchy so teamed this ensemble with red pumps.   
What styles have you been drawn to lately that you weren't such a fan of in the past?


As ever,

Rebecca-Monique

   

13 comments:

  1. Love the fro! Keep showing of them legs in tights! This ensemble looks great on you!

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  2. I WISH i was as fashionable as youu <3 your sense of style is amazingg!

    Awarded you the Liebster Award!

    http://alovelydayinthelifeofrachel.blogspot.com/2012/10/my-first-blog-award.html

    Rach

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    1. Aaaawww! That's so lovely of you to say that, Rachel. Thank you!

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  3. U look lovely as usual,loving e fro!

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    1. Sharon!!! Long time! Thank you! I've been so busy lately that I've started slacking with blogging and checking out other blogs... Hope you're well.

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  4. I love this outfit. I would love you as part of #FashionTag.

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  5. Such a cute look! Following you now..just found your blog via bgki!

    Roni
    www.styleandpoise.blogspot.com

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  6. This outfit is hotttttt!!! Perfect! X

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  7. I just love this outfit! Actually looks like one i posted the other day! I just came across your blog and i love it, you are absolutely gorgeous i'm so surprised you don't have more followers! Following now xo

    http://laurenjadem.blogspot.co.uk

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    1. Aaawww! Thank you, Lauren Jade. This is one of my favourite outfits.

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