Hi everyone! I’m sorry I have been so M.I.A. here on the blog but we’ve had a lot going on recently with a sick kiddo (who thankfully is doing much better), a stream of out-of-town visitors and gearing up to host Thanksgiving. Luckily, this nice weather has been giving us a chance to get outside and enjoy some fresh air, play in the park and finally rake up all of our leaves. We had a total of 16 giant bags of leaves from just our front yard! Yeesh.
With this nice weather I have been loving that I don’t have to wear tights just yet! Don’t get me wrong I love tights but since I dress up at the office and typically wear dresses and skirts to work, I feel like I live most of the fall, winter and even some spring months in tights. So it’s nice not to be forced into them with the delayed onset of cold weather here in Denver.
My trusty pleated midi skirt has been on frequent rotation this fall and I like to pair it with bare legs and pumps or pointed flats. I’ll mix in boots (and tights) as it continues to get colder. I’ve been donning pleats since I went to Catholic school, and I love that they’re really back in style now that I’m an adult.
I feel so ladylike when I wear a pleated skirt, and a leather pleated skirt really gives the once schoolgirl pleats a sophisticated edge. I picked up my leather pleated midi a few seasons ago but you can find similar versions in black here and here. This pink leather midi skirt and this pale pink option are pretty and the color is very of the season. They’d pair beautifully with browns and burgundy for fall and cream sweaters and black tops for winter.
I’ve also been eyeing this shimmery burgundy pleated skirt, which would be perfect for the holidays (and which also comes in black), as would this silver metallic skirt and this icy blue one. This black leather mini is also really cute and affordable.
Pleated skirts work year round, as seen from my polka-dotted midi from earlier this year and this heather grey pleated skirt from last fall.
For this look I paired my pleated midi with a classic striped sweater (similar here, here and here), plaid flats (similar here) and my pink topcoat. The barista at Starbucks even said that I looked very Parisian today, so I’d say it’s been a good day!