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Wednesday, July 11, 2012


I don't know if you guys remember or not, if you don't here's a refresher, but this past fall I was pretty gung-ho on pleated maxi skirts. I can't find the other post now, but I also blogged about this Twelfth St. By Cynthia Vincent skirt that I really wanted and ended up getting. I wore it so much this past season that when I was unpacking recently and came across it again, I was surprised at how long it had been since it's last outing. Could it be that I was over pleats? Elena Perminova's casually chic Chloé moment reminded me though of how much I loved, and still love, BCBG Max Azria's Spring 2012 collection. It also made me realize perhaps it was just the black I was over... for the summer at least.

Pictures via Tommy Ton for, Mr. Newton for Harpers Bazaar, Zimbio.

Elena Perminova has been all over the street style scene lately and this outfit is definitely one of her best. The Chloé dress paired with Céline's white wedges and mirrored aviators make for a crisp and easy refreshing summer look. I don't think I need to even say anything about that low back, you guys know I love that shit. But moving on, below you can find three of my favorite dresses from BCBG's Spring 12 runway collection as well as  Rachel McAdams in a Peter Som Spring 12 runway look.

How amazing do pleats look when in motion? That's always something I enjoy about wearing my skirt, you know, just staring at it while I walk. It really is the little things in life. That was a joke guys, kind of. Anyway, I know that the Peter Som doesn't have pleats, but I swear I'm going somewhere with this. You see, there's this other Peter Som skirt that I luurrrve which does have pleats.

Isn't it awesome? It reminds me a lot of Stella McCartney's fruits which I never managed to get my hands on,  and since I can't have this one either, it inspired me to do a little DIY. Since my very eager desire for a pleated skirt with a slit has yet to be satisfied, I bought this skirt from Mikkat Market a while back in hopes of making just that.

Honestly, I'm not a really big fan of the color scheme but it was a cheap buy so I figured it would be perfect to cut up and play around with. Being the lazy human being that I am, I decided I should probably have a tailor doing the DIY-ing but of course, I still have not taken it to a tailor. Now that I've written this post though I'm making it a point to go by the end of this week. So Chicistanis, after this long shpeel all I have left to say is: vive le pleats.

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