Sunday, September 2, 2012

Plaid, Vintage Pleats And a Dose of Leopard





Happy Sunday/Monday Gals. I sure hope you got an extended weekend. I did, and I'm luxuriating in the thought of painting my toenails and rearranging my sock drawer tomorrow. I know, sounds boring, but to me it's heaven!
On to the outfit. I stopped by a charity yard sale this past Saturday and picked up a bag full of clothes for $1. Do I need to tell you I was just tickled pink over that? There was table full of vintage clothes, hence this lovely pleated skirt with ruffled bottom. I really have no idea what to wear with it (yet), so I paired it with this plaid shirt since it has a similar color blue in it (and it was the first thing I could put my hands on). It's kind of June Cleaver meets Grizzly Adams. I'm biting my nails over the cost of having it dry cleaned. They charge $3.98 plus and additional 10 cents per pleat. I could end up paying more to have it cleaned than the darn thing probably cost new! At this rate, it may be in the line up for the Shop N' Swap party. I know these shoes will.
Oh...you didn't know about the Shop N' Swap party? Well just click here. Everybody's invited so spread the word.



















Liz Claiborne blouse: thrifted
No name vintage skirt: yard sale
No name belt: thrifted
Steve Madden leopard shoes: thrifted

I'm headed to Patti's Visible Monday
and Two Thirty-Five Designs.
Monday Mingle

HAVE A LOVELY WEEK!



















9/3/12
Major update!!!!                                 
Frannie Pantz is getting married and e-invited
her blog friends to attend. I think I'll wear this skirt
with my silvery Ralph Lauren sweater and strappy
BCBG Girls sandals (all thrifted).
Congratulations Frannie Pantz. Wishing you many
happy years of marital bliss.

61 comments:

  1. Girl, that skirt is so lovely, it's worth $4 to clean, although you could also try Dryel at home. I've been looking for a pleated chiffon skirt for AGES with no luck, and you get one for less than a dollar!

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  2. Well, I'm gonna sport it a couple of times before sending it to the dry cleaners. I think I'll wear it to Frannie's wedding (with a different top of course).

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  3. June Cleaver meets Grizzly Adams is the perfect bride for Hoss Cartright! Oh Boy!

    I do love the soft feminine skirt. I doubt you'd have to have it cleaned very often so enjoy! You could do so many things with it. A simple black top with a scarf, something sparkly to make it festive, a rock n roll graphic tee, a denim jacket and combat boots for a Bjork look! The possibilities are endless!

    Thanks for the reminder again about the Swap n Shop. I have some jewelry in mind but nothing in the clothing category yet. I'll try and remember to post something about it on my next post and direct them to your information.

    Have a wonderful day off from work!

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    1. Thanks Joni. I will. I've got lots of plans for this skirt. I like the graphic tee idea. Brilliant.

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  4. I like the mix of "country" and ruffles. Great shoes too. what a find.

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    1. Hi Gracie. Thanks. I've clicked on your name to get to your blog, but I'm not sure I'm in the right spot, when I do. Can you reply with the web address of your blog? I'd love to come and visit you.

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    2. gracieotripp.blogspot.com

      Will you be posting some photos or rules of play for your swap coming on the 22nd?

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    1. Had a look at your latest post. Beautiful photos!

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  6. I think for this skirt it will be totally worth it! This skirt is just gorgeous! I bet it will look great with a white top!

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    1. Thanks Frannie Pantz. I'm going to dress it up a bit and wear it to your wedding! Will send you a pic soon.

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  7. June Cleaver meets Grizzly Adams! That has me smiling today : > Srsly, you look fabulous in your new skirt - great color and drape, and I love it with both tops. Thanks so much for sharing with Visible Monday!

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  8. Patti, thanks for hosting your link up party is always one of the highlights of my week.

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  9. Such a pretty skirt, really like the color!!



    Carsedra of:

    http://www.embracingtherealme.com/

    http://sweets4yourtooth.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Carsedra. Hope you'll join the swap.

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  10. When I saw your cropped photo at Patti's I was like whoaaa.... So when I clicked on your page it was with a sigh of relief that I took in your beautiful combo of plaid shirt and chiffon swirls! A genuine Style Agent 909 production.

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    1. LOL! Thanks Pao. I decided I'd hold off on another "uuugly dress". Hope you'll join the swap.

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  11. i am surprised how you combined this fine feminin skirt and i like it. you look cute in both combinatons, but especially i like your leo look sandals and the silver top with the flower brooch. thank you for your kind comment on my blog. lieben gruß von sabine

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    1. Thanks Sabine. I like those shoes but just don't wear them. That's why they're going into the swap pile.

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  12. That skirt is absolutely beautiful and feminine and I do think it would be worth the price to have it cleaned.

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  13. Pretty skirt...looks twirlable! I didn't realize there was a per pleat charge at the cleaners. Aye yi yi!

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    1. Yep. I really should shop around for another dry cleaner.

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  14. I love pleats! This is cute! I love the shade of blue and that is has frills edging the pleats.
    You know I read a trick somewhere about washing pleats which I tried on a vintage dress with a pleated skirt - it was just regular polyester pleated as far as I could tell. But I bunch the skirt up and draw it through a few rubber bands. Then I washed it on delicate/hand wash - didn't spin it, just let it drip dry. And it came out perfect.

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  15. The skirt is lovely and both like the dress down look with the button down and the more fancier version. Although I would almost kill for it, you can't put it in the swap pile, it looks so good on you!

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    1. I'm actually thinking it might be cute for a company holiday party!

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  16. Pleats are such an investment- but they look sooooo good.

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    1. ...I know. I love pleats. Thanks so much for dropping by Bella Q.

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  17. Wow...what great looks!!! I like how you switched it up in each outfit. What an amazing skirt..i love blue. Great find btw, a bag of clothing for just $1?!?! lucky you!!!

    http://elementsofavoluptuousbeauty.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thanks Arlene. Dropped by your blog. Love it.!

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  18. Wow- .10 per pleat?! That's IS an investment, lol. It sure is pretty though...I love the color and I also like how you styled it. I don't know if I would have thought to pair the vintage pleats with plaid but it looks great.

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    1. Thanks Ally. Hope the new job is working out well.

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  19. What a gorgeous skirt!! I love both ways you've styled it!!!

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  20. Wow! That is one rockin' skirt! It looks awesome paired with the plaid shirt and looks so elegant with the silver sweater. What a great find :)

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    1. Thanks H&K and thanks for the love in the Liebster Award post.

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  21. Ah, the new skirt dresses up nicely for a wedding party! I like the first pairing though and I had no idea that these skirts were so expensive to dry clean. I wonder if a good steaming might make it feel "clean" to you. Love the little ruffle at the bottom of the pleats.

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    1. Thanks Terri. Steaming is a good idea. Thanks.

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  22. I've seen a lot of that color lately - it is gorgeous!

    Popped in from NDYS' Visible Monday.

    thriftshopcommando.blogspot.com

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    1. Hi Tami. Thanks for dropping by. I'm coming over to see you.

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  23. You look beautiful, Sheila!
    Love the color of the skirt....so elegant, too!

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    1. ...always a compliment coming from you Jeannie.

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  24. Love, love, love your wedge shoes! your skirt is a great colour too

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    1. The wedges will be up for swapping. Check for my post on September 22nd. Hope you'll join the party.

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  25. What a cool skirt. I bet it works with so many looks.

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    1. Thank you Debbi. It's my first chiffon skirt.

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  26. I really do like the skirt. You have so many options.

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    1. Thank you and thanks for the love in your Liebster Award post.

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  27. Sheila, this skirt is so lovely that methinks that even if you have to pay that amount to have it dry cleaned, it's worth it! I love how you've paired it with the silver sweater. This makes for a very romantic outfit--perfect for the occasion! :)

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    1. There's got to be at least 50 pleats in it. I guess I'll pay the extra $5. LOL!

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  28. This skirt is so beautiful. I love each look you've given it with the two different shirts.

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  29. Thanks Lisa. I have some others in mind to. Stay tuned...

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  30. This is a great skirt, as evidenced by the two totally different looks you've gotten from it already! Love both of them. The silver with the blue is especially pretty.

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  31. Love that skirt on you, it's so flowy!!! PS. I'd love to hear your thoughts on my new outfit post!! :)


    -Stephanie
    @LaminLouboutins.blogspot.com

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  32. Love that skirt paired with the plaid top. Cute look!

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  33. Love the skirt!!

    I am a new follower. Hope you follow me too!!!
    The Giulia’s Bag

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  34. I am in love with that plaid top! Love your Frannie wedding outfit too:-)

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    1. Thanks LV you looked lovely in your Hollywood mansion photo shoot.

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  35. Oh I just love that first outfit to bits! Great skirt, dresses up really nicely as well.

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    1. Thanks Amber. I'm so diggin' your style. Glad you started your blog!

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  36. Love plaid, it is practically a neutral! Style Agent 909, your blog is so fun! Thank you for taking the time to stop by my blog and comment, I appreciate it! :-)

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