pleats & shine

With the holidays coming up, my eye has been drawn to shinier, more festive pieces. The silver ripple-like effect of this pleated Zara maxi skirt was irresistible.

I paired it with a loose lightweight pullover for a more laid-back look (but more importantly, to give my post-Thanksgiving belly some breathing room). For a sharper look, try tucking in instead.





For warmth, I threw on my trusty Reformation coat. The coat + maxi skirt combo creates a less-than-streamlined silhouette; but it felt oddly liberating to walk around in a proportionally off-kilter ensemble, accompanied by a sheen of silver fluttering about my ankles.








madewell sweater (only red left, on sale!), similar here

zara pleated skirt

the reformation sabel coat

zara leather ankle boots

poketo tiny cone necklace

chloé drew bag

photography by the snazzy alice xiang



  1. November 29, 2015 / 11:48 pm

    Oh. My. God. Woman, that skirt!!!!! Nuff said.

    • November 30, 2015 / 4:04 pm

      Ah thank you so much Sheela! Glad you like it as much as I do 🙂

  2. November 30, 2015 / 5:48 am

    Lovely post and such a beautiful outfit!

    • November 30, 2015 / 4:03 pm

      Thank you so much Laura! 🙂

    • December 1, 2015 / 4:00 pm

      Thank you so much Roxanne! 🙂

    • November 30, 2015 / 4:10 pm

      Hi Hannah! Glad you like the look and thank you so much for stopping by 🙂

  3. December 1, 2015 / 11:29 pm

    The texture of those pleats are amazinggg and unlike any I’ve ever seen! They have a really nice metallic color to them and I think they are a truly unique piece styled beautifully here.


    • December 2, 2015 / 11:58 am

      Thank you so much Atsuna! Glad you like the look 🙂

    • December 2, 2015 / 3:08 pm

      Thank you so much Nataliya! 🙂

  4. December 3, 2015 / 2:13 am

    Gorgeous skirt. It’s very simple looking but the silver really makes it a statement piece. I love how you wore it in a minimal way. It really give the skirt the attention & you look awesome in it!


    • December 3, 2015 / 4:32 pm

      Hi Shannon! Thank you so much, I’m glad you like the skirt 🙂

  5. December 3, 2015 / 3:22 am

    gorgeous look! love the skirt! xoxo

    • December 3, 2015 / 4:32 pm

      Hi Kat! Thank you for stopping by and I’m glad you like the look 🙂

    • December 3, 2015 / 9:48 pm

      Hi Malinda! I will be sure to check out your look 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by!

  6. December 3, 2015 / 10:28 pm

    How gorgeous is this pleated skirt! Very Proenza Schouler inspired (do you know which piece I’m talking about?)

    You’re totally rocking this look girl!

    Sending you love from Sydney xx

    I’ve recently done a review on my day spent at the Luxe Peninsula Hotels which I would love for you to check out!

    Helen xx

    • December 4, 2015 / 10:46 pm

      Thank you so much Sarah! 🙂

  7. December 5, 2015 / 8:49 am

    nice outfit! I’m really liking your skirt!


  8. December 27, 2015 / 1:25 pm

    Ahhh I am head over heels in love with this look! You have the most amazing and bright smile love!

    Sophie xx

    • December 27, 2015 / 2:54 pm

      Ah you are too sweet 🙂 Thank you so much dear!