Thursday, February 5, 2015

Pleated, Bejeweled, Metallic, and Happy


I find pleated skirts to be so classy and gorgeous, but it doesn't matter if your thighs or calves are slim--pleated skirts drop down from the widest part of your lower body (=hips for me) and as much as I loved them, it did not flatter my lower body at all.

Then I came across this salmon colored metallic skirt and I knew I had to have it--there was no way in this world that I will just let this pass. I originally fell in love with the one from American Apparel, but to my disappointment they had discontinued it in the color almondine (#storyofmylife). I could not give up so I sat down and after HOURS of surfing on the web I found the one in the exact same color from Anthropologie.

So here I am, wearing this gorgeous metallic pleated skirt. As much as I would love to pair this with an oversized sweater, I knew that would leave me looking like a balloon (again, I have disproportionately wide hip bones) so the best way was to tuck everything in and accentuate the waist. It was as simple as that--but all along, I wanted a more casual, comfortable, and cozy look that I never really tried it this way. This skirt also has these beautiful jewels embroidered around the waist,  so there was no need for an extra belt or anything (unfortunately, this skirt is a bit large around the waist for me, so I would have been better off without these jewels to allow me to wear it with a tight belt).

To neutralize everything, I paired it with a black sheer chiffon blouse, cobalt heels, and black handbag with studs in a matching rose pink color. I hope I was able to capture the beauty of this skirt, and as you can tell from these photos, it was a good day full of laughter and happiness.

What styles do you find not fitting for your body type, and have you found ways to make them work?



Pleated Skirt Metallic

























Blouse - Urban Outfitters
Skirt - Anthropologie
Shoes - Audrey Brooke
Bag - Rebecca Minkoff

29 comments:

  1. Lovely pleated skirt and I love the embellishments at the waist, gorgeous!

    Prudence
    www.prudencepetitestyle.wordpress.com

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  2. That skirt is absolutely stunning - you look beautiful!

    - Deniz

    www.dressedupdeniz.com

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  3. You are so adorable Hae Min! Really love the soft pleated skirt and the embellishment at the waist! Have a great day love! :) xo~ Lena

    www.felinecreatures.com

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  4. pleated skirt are so lovely you totally rocked it in a beautiful way.

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  5. Love this! That skirt is super cute and I love the way you styled it. I love the color contrast with the blue of the shoes!

    Denise

    www.fashionloveletters.com

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  6. I love this! It looks so feminine and stylish, you look gorgeous :) I loved pleated skirts too, but I like it when they reach my knees.

    xo, Dolce http://www.mydailysweet.com/
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  7. That mauve pink pleated skirt is just so gorgeous! Love it! you look absolutely chic

    Helen xx

    http://CH1K.com

    PS. Thanks for stopping by and hope you've entered my giveaway xxx
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  8. I am so glad that you hopped over to my blog, I lost all link and everything else when I cleared my laptop the other day. LOL!
    The skirt is really gorgeous, I can see why you love it, I would have bought it too!



    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

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  9. Hello HaeMin! You look amazing today. The skirt is so beautiful and I can understand why you fell in love with it. From the color to the details on the waist are, it is just perfect. I have a soft spot for skirts and that one I really like. Love the way you styled it and adding the cobalt blue shoes was a smart idea. It added to the look the right amount of color to make the look

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  10. Aww Jenny! Thank you so much for your kind words! Have an amazing weekend babe <3

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  11. Thank you Prudence!! <3 It sure is my fav!

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  12. Thank you Lena! The color is so gorgeous that it just cannot go wrong. Have a great weekend babe!!!

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  13. Thank you Ruth for your sweet comment! <3

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  14. I'm so glad to see that the blue actually worked out hehe! Thanks love! <3

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  15. Midi pleated skirts are so classy and gorgeous!! Heading over to your blog now! <3

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  16. Helen thank you for coming over to my blog!! Will definitely head on over to yours <3

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  17. Aww Shireen thank you for making your way back to my blog! I really appreciate it <3

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  18. I think I own more shorts than skirts, but this color just made me go ooh and ahh. I'm really glad that the cobalt blue actually worked out because I was pondering about it till the last minute. Thank you love for taking your time to visit my blog, and have an awesome weekend!!!

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  19. Seriously love how that skirt flows, I can see why you had to get it! Your earrings are so cute too, glad I found your blog! :)


    Chelsea
    Chowing Down by the Bay

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  20. This skirt is fab! You look so pretty!!
    ~Christine
    http://mapleandmint.com

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  21. hey hun! Great! can't wait to see you on my blog and hope you'll follow if you like the content :D xx

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  22. I love the whole outfit and most especially the shoes! <3<3<3

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  23. I adore this look! Love the pleated skirt! Looks so fun!
    xx,
    Anna

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  24. Thanks for visiting my blog and taking your time to comment!!

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  25. I am loving this skirt paired with those shoes! You look so beautiful and look like you really enjoy being in front of the camera!

    xx

    Jenny // Mish Mosh Makeup

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