PLEATED SKIRT AND BLACK TOP

Aug 3rd, 2016

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Reading has absolutely became a luxury for me ever since I had children. If I remember correctly, I only finished reading one book “Snow Flower and Secret Fan” by Lisa Lee in the last 4 years. : )
It was a good day to visit Powell’s book store, little bit of drizzling rain off and on. It was a chilly day so I wore a long sleeve top.  I paired it with pleated skirt I got when I was in Rome last year. The black top has a cut open on the back. It really helps showing off the skirt! 
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So why did I choose a black top vs anything else? Here comes the second dressing tips/rules I like to share today (in last post – When Navy meets White, I started sharing some dressing tips/rules): 

  • Rule No.2 : Generally speaking, when we wear a piece of clothing that is colorful or prints, it is better to choose a solid color piece to pair. You can pick one color out of the colorful piece and make that the solid color top or bottom. 
    • For example, in my today’s look, my pleated skit has beige and black color on it plus some random prints in those folds. I picked black solid top because black obviously is one of the color of the skirt. Some people might choose a complete new color for matching this skirt. That is another possibility and I will talk about rules around that in my future blogs. 

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I accessorized  the whole outfit with gold & pearl themed jewelries. Pearl generally makes you look more calm and elegant. It is Perfect for going to library this kind of occasion. 

Outfit Details

1 State sheer black Blouse , Petrazia Pepe pleated skirt {Similar Here }, Donald J Pliner Pump {Similar Here }, Jimmy Choo Justine Bag, Christian Dior tribales earrings , Mejuri white velvet ring ,  Mejuri Gravity Ring {Silver}  Swarovski gold plated bracelet {Similar Here }
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Photo shoot location: Portland Powell’s Book Store
Photographer: Bassel Hamieh @BMH Photography 

8 comments on “PLEATED SKIRT AND BLACK TOP”

  1. That’s a really nice way of incorporating modern stripes into a classic pleated skirt by the designer. It’s a very subtle way of reinventing a classic look. I love this photo of you too, Remanda, it has a very natural easiness to it.

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