What I Wore: Pleated Rose



This is what I’m wearing today (yeah, outfit photos happened before noon – crazy. And possible why my eyes are closed above). I’ve had this skirt in my closet for a little while, and finally decided to put together an outfit around it. The end result is very far from what I started out with as the picture in my head, but I like it. I had originally planned on an outfit with boots, but this skirt is just a bit too long to look right with tall boots, I think. There were also some tights, which got discarded, along with various other shirts and layers. Even this cardi had a waist tie I took off because it looked odd with the skirt’s waistband. Safe to say the only thing that is the same as the original outfit I had in my head is the skirt itself. That’s how it happens sometimes, lots of trial and error. 🙂

But it turned out comfy and cute, and is what I’ll be wearing for date night tonight. It’s my turn to pick, and I haven’t really decided yet. I might pick Red Lobster, just for the cheesy biscuits. Also, some good news on the homefront: Ian was able to move his late-shift week to the week *after* Valentine’s Day, which means this girl won’t be sitting home alone watching sappy movies by herself that night! Woohoo! 😀

Now sure what else is on the docket today. It’s gloomy and a bit drizzly out, and it’s been a pretty slow work week. So probably laundry, shop stuff, and other indoorsy activities.

How about you? How’s your week going? Any plans big romantic plans next week?





Colors: Dusky Rose, Dark Olive, White, Black

Skirt: from Target (and currently on sale, you lucky ducks)
Tank: from Express (same in different color)
Cardigan: from Tulle, nabbed during Black Friday sale. No longer available.
Shoes: the Micaiah Pump by Unionbay.
Necklace: from inPink (same, similar)
Ring: from Another World Design

Linking up with The Pleated Poppy, Transatlantic Blonde, Create Hope Inspire, Style Elixir, and Two Thirty-Five Designs.


    1. Thanks!! 😀 As far as practicality… I suppose it depends what you mean? It looks floaty, but doesn’t feel too fragile. It’s fully lined, a good length, and the pleats are holding up just fine after a few hours of sitting on them. It’s my first time wearing it, so it hasn’t gone through the wash yet to see how the pleats fare there.

  1. first of all. i love the color pallette of this outfit…perfect…second. i love that you said you might pick red lobster because of the cheesy biscuits…isn’t that why we all go there? haha.

    1. Thank you! And I can’t speak for everyone, but the cheesy biscuits are certainly why I go there. 😀 I’ve tried to re-create them at home to no avail.

    1. Thanks! And they really are! I was never huge on pleated things, but there are some lovely skirts out right now (case in point) that are winning me over. 🙂

  2. You’re wearing one of my favorite color combinations — pink and green! I remember trying that skirt on at Target a few months ago. It made me look stumpier than usual, but it looks very nice on you 🙂



    1. Aw, thanks! They have some pleated maxi skirts, too, if the length was the issue (I have that with some length skirts, where it makes me look stumpy).

  3. That necklace is so beautiful. How dare you tell me that skirt is on sale….I want it so bad!! I’ll be strong haha 😉

    1. Thanks! And whoops! *Note to self: don’t include info about sale items on WIW posts if shopping ban buddy is likely to see it.* Haha. Stay strong! 🙂

  4. Everything about this outfit is so soft and sweet. I’m in love with that dusty rose color. It’s a beautiful, feminine outfit – perfect for date night!

  5. This is totally an outfit that I would wear to work. I might need to check out that skirt! Thanks for sharing ;]

  6. That skirt looks way cuter on you than when I tried it on. Well done, very cute look 🙂