A Pleated Debut

 

Zara sweater + Banana Republic pleated print skirt + Ann Taylor cross body saddle bag + Steve Madden heels + Chanel sunglasses

Zara sweater + Banana Republic pleated print skirt + Ann Taylor cross body saddle bag + Steve Madden heels + Chanel sunglasses

Zara sweater + Banana Republic pleated print skirt + Ann Taylor cross body saddle bag + Steve Madden heels + Chanel sunglasses

Zara sweater + Banana Republic pleated print skirt + Ann Taylor cross body saddle bag + Steve Madden heels + Chanel sunglasses

Zara sweater + Banana Republic pleated print skirt + Ann Taylor cross body saddle bag + Steve Madden heels + Chanel sunglasses

Zara sweater + Banana Republic pleated print skirt + Ann Taylor cross body saddle bag + Steve Madden heels + Chanel sunglasses

Since I first saw pleated skirts of different lengths and materials make their appearance in magazines, stores, and blogs, I started a search for one that would perfectly fit me. Finally, I can introduce my ideal pleated skirt. The skirt features flattering pleats that move freely from side to side as I walk. I chose this uneven length sweater (the back is longer than the front) with a rounded hem to style the skirt for the first time. Since I like to keep my accessories simple these days, I added two delicate necklaces and a skinny cuff. The weather in D.C. has been beautiful and summer outfits are still feasible; however, I’ve already planned a fall outfit showcasing this skirt. Just wait a few weeks and you’ll see it again!

If anyone wonders whether I was lucky enough to see Pope Francis in person, I’m delighted to report that I was! I had a great view of the Popemobile from the second row behind the barrier on Constitution Ave.

As always, thank you very much for visiting!

Take care and enjoy your weekend!

Danielle

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OUTFIT DETAILS

Sweater: Zara

Skirt: Banana Republic

Bag: Ann Taylor (sold out); I also like this one

Shoes: Steve Madden 

Sunglasses:  Chanel (I also love these and these)

Skinny Cuff: Ann Taylor

Necklace: Ann Taylor (sold out); similar herehere, and here

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180 Comments

  1. October 6, 2015    

    I love Banana Republic’s new stuff coming out with Marissa Webb at the helm its been so refreshing. This look is so flirty.

    <3 Dani
    http://www.hauteinparadise.com

    • October 7, 2015    

      Thank you!

  2. September 29, 2015    

    Lovely skirt!
    Baci,
    Marina
    http://www.maridress.it

    • October 2, 2015    

      Thanks!

  3. September 27, 2015    

    I love this off the shoulder look on you!

    Chelsea
    Ginger Side of Life

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks, Chelsea!

  4. September 27, 2015    

    Love this style on you. It is so chic and has this effortless approach I like so much. I feel you can sport this casually or out for an event. nice pictures and post 🙂 http://www.bauchlefashion.com

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks, Heather!

  5. September 27, 2015    

    Cool look! I love the mix of the pleated skirt with the asymmetrical details of your blouse!

    xx, Ashleigh | Fashion in Flight

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks!

  6. September 27, 2015    

    you look so chic, nice skirt
    would you like to pass from my blog?
    I wish you an happy day
    a big kiss
    <<< fashion blogger Pamela Soluri >>>

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks, Pamela!

  7. September 27, 2015    

    What a great skirt! Would look great with tights eventually too!

    michellespaige.com

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks for stopping by, Michelle!

  8. September 27, 2015    

    Such a classic and effortless look!
    Red Reticule

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks!

  9. September 27, 2015    

    Looks so elegant your look with the floral skirt!
    Many thanks for kind comment on my blog. Do you want to follow each other?
    xx from Bavaria/Germany, Rena
    http://www.dressedwithsoul.com

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks!

  10. September 27, 2015    

    Wow you are so elegant and pretty woman! Perfect sense of style! Those sandals are gorgeous!
    xx
    cvetybaby.com

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks so much!

  11. September 27, 2015    

    Buona serata!!! 🙂
    Baci,
    Marina
    http://www.maridress.it

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks, Marina!

  12. September 27, 2015    

    Gorgeous!

    XO
    Molly
    http://www.trendychickadee.com

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks, Molly!

  13. September 27, 2015    

    I love the look! The print is lovely and nice asymmetrical top! I want the same 🙂

    Bea

    http://frogandfashion.blogspot.co.uk

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks, Beatrice!

  14. September 27, 2015    

    Oh, wow!! You look absolutely gorgeous! 😀 xoxo

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thank you very much, Claudia!

  15. September 27, 2015    

    I love your skirt, so chic babe!
    xo Paola
    Expressyourself
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    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks, Paola!

  16. September 27, 2015    

    such a chic and elegant look! I love the skirt. Hope you’ve had a fantastic weekend! 🙂

    Metallic Paws

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks, Izzy!

  17. September 27, 2015    

    You look absolutely gorgeous! Loving your entire look. So, so classy.

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thank you very much, Naomi!

  18. September 27, 2015    

    Beuatiful look! I like the print on the skirt, can be worn classy and fun at the same time!

    The Joy of Being Joyce

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks!

  19. September 27, 2015    

    Love the outfit!! Gorgeous top!
    Dora
    http://www.BangsBang.com

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks, Dora!

  20. September 27, 2015    

    Feminine and classy! I love the off-the-shoulder action!

    Tina
    http://www.justatinabit.com

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks, Tina!

  21. September 27, 2015    

    This outfit is so perfect! I adore the off the shoulder top and paired with that red clutch! Genius idea!

    Diane

    http://www.petiteinparis.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks, Diane!

  22. September 27, 2015    

    Beautiful! Love that skirt!
    Kisses
    Martina
    http://www.pinkbubbles.it

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks, Martina!

  23. September 27, 2015    

    This outfit is simply perfect! You look so great!

    Connie | Sponsored by Coffee | Etsy

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thank you, Connie!

  24. Kelsey&Kenecha
    September 26, 2015    

    Beautiful skirt!

    Florals&Smiles

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thank you!

  25. September 26, 2015    

    Love your top! Totally my style! xx
    June Wants It All – Indian fashion and lifestyle blog

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thank you!

  26. September 26, 2015    

    i love the prints. Looking good as usual. Hope you had a great weekend..

    Tega Enai
    http://www.tegaenai.com
    xoxo..

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks!

  27. September 26, 2015    

    Love that very pretty skirt! 🙂

    Cute heels perfect the look! 🙂

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    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks!

  28. September 26, 2015    

    That skirt is so pretty! You look like a super model on the catwalk in the pictures where you’re walking!
    Enjoy your weekend 🙂
    http://carolinapage.eu

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thank you, Carol!

  29. September 26, 2015    

    beautiful as always, and the pop of red is just right!

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thank you, Kristina!

  30. September 26, 2015    

    Love the print of this skirt!

    http://www.susannahzabelle.com

    • September 29, 2015    

      I’m glad you like it! Thanks!

  31. Marta
    September 26, 2015    

    Un look estupendo!! Besos
    http://elblogdemartta.blogspot.com.es/

    • September 29, 2015    

      Muchas gracias!

  32. September 26, 2015    

    Danielle, you’re rocking this look! Your pleated skirt is gorgeous.

    http://doreensstylediary.com

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thank you, Doreen!

  33. September 26, 2015    

    Love this classic yet stylish look! Have a great weekend! 🙂
    http://tickleyourvanity.com/

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks, Ramy!

  34. Rae
    September 26, 2015    

    Lovely outfit and I am so in love with those strappy heels!

    Rae | Love from Berlin

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thanks, Rae!

  35. September 26, 2015    

    Such a pretty skirt and loving the top! So happy you got to see the Pope!
    Rachael
    http:/www.threadsforthomasblog.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      It was a really special day! Thanks for visiting!

  36. September 26, 2015    

    I would wear this too. The skirt is perfect, just like you wrote.
    Alexandra

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thank you, Alexandra!

  37. September 26, 2015    

    Very stylish and sophisticated, as always. Love it!

    Bella Pummarola

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thank you!

  38. September 26, 2015    

    I cant wait to see how you style the skirt come fall.

    Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thank you for visiting! Have a great week!

  39. September 26, 2015    

    you look beautiful! I love the skirt!
    http://www.alessandrastyle.com

    • September 29, 2015    

      Thank you very much, Alessandra!

  40. September 26, 2015    

    Elegante, guapa y muy chic!!!!
    Buen fin de semana!!!:)))

    Besos, desde España, Marcela♥

    • September 29, 2015    

      Muchas gracias, Marcela!

  41. September 26, 2015    

    Love pleated skirt, you look beautiful with it! Unfortunately I haven’t found my perfect fit, hope I’ll find it soon anyway! xx

    V.
    http://violettedaily.com

    • September 29, 2015    

      I hope you find it soon, too.Thank you for stopping by, Violette!

  42. September 26, 2015    

    You look gorgeous hun 🙂 Loving this monochrome look

    Rachel xx
    http://www.thedailyluxe.net

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks, Rachel!

  43. September 26, 2015    

    your skirt is so cute, love the print
    xo
    http://www.laurajaneatelier.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks, Laura!

  44. September 25, 2015    

    Such an amazing look! Love the skirt!
    xo, Jane
    http://www.fitfabfunmom.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks, Jane!

  45. September 25, 2015    

    I am obsessed with your shoes. I have been wanting to buy a pair of strapped black heels for awhile now.
    -Xo, Shell
    http://acourageousbeauty.com/

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks for visiting, Shell!

  46. September 25, 2015    

    How exciting you saw the Pope! Also, love that skirt on you. It’s such a great length and you can transition it into Fall with tights and thigh high boots! Love!

    xo Annie
    http://www.laircake.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks for visiting, Annie!

  47. September 25, 2015    

    Love this look, the pleated skirt and off the shoulder top are a great combination!
    xx
    Laura
    http://www.sequinsatbreakfast.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks, Laura!

  48. September 25, 2015    

    this pleated skirt is just beautiful and I love the off the shoulder top!

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks, Alecz!

  49. September 25, 2015    

    Loving this look on you! Those shoes are stunning!

    Wishes & Reality

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks, Heidi!

  50. September 25, 2015    

    I love the combination of the pleated skirt and the black shirt. Great look!

    http://www.theaisleofstyle.com/

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thank you, Katie!

  51. Tash
    September 25, 2015    

    Great outfit!

    RedLip&Love

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks, Tash!

  52. September 25, 2015    

    So beautiful and chic
    kisses
    Maggie D.
    Fashion Blog Maggie Dallospedale fashion diary

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thank you, Maggie!

  53. September 25, 2015    

    That skirt is too cute on you!

    God bless,
    Xo, Claire
    http://www.littlemissfashionqueen.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thank you!

  54. September 25, 2015    

    I love this pleated skirt…the print on it is beautiful!

    http://roadesque.com
    http://ourruins.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks, Valerie!

  55. September 25, 2015    

    un look genial guapa,besos.
    http://www.lavidaloka.com/

    • September 28, 2015    

      Gracias!

  56. September 25, 2015    

    Gorgeous!

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks!

  57. September 25, 2015    

    What a cute outfit! Love the subtle off-the-shoulder detail and the colourful accent provided by your bag.

    Bold Bliss
    http://boldblissblog.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thank you for visiting!

  58. GI.
    September 25, 2015    

    I love your style!
    xoxo Gi.

    new post
    http://f-lover-fashion-blog.blogspot.it

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks so much!

  59. September 25, 2015    

    That skirt is so lovely, but I think I love that top even more! It falls off the shoulder perfectly and is slouchy in all the right places! Definitely getting onto Zara right now!
    http://collectinglabels.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks, Laura!

  60. September 25, 2015    

    I really like your style! Your outfit looks amazing! I definitely need this red clutch♥
    xx
    Selina | Selinas Inspiration

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thank you so much!

  61. Kim
    September 25, 2015    

    Great outfit, looks so chic on you. I love the off-shoulder top – just the right amount of skin. And how fun to have seen the Pope! Have a great weekend!

    http://www.everydaystilettos.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks!

  62. September 25, 2015    

    love this classic look!

    http://www.moorehisstyle.com
    xx

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thank you!

  63. September 25, 2015    

    Love this style and your bag.
    kisses and have a nice weekend

    http://www.aprendiendoaquererme.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Muchas gracias, Carol!

  64. Gabrielle
    September 25, 2015    

    I love the off-the-shoulder style of this jumper and the barely-there stiletto heel straps!!

    Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice
    x

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks, Gabrielle!

  65. September 25, 2015    

    Dear Danielle,
    I love your pleated skirt very much! You look so beautiful and I like how you combine it with the sweater.
    Sometimes it is not easy for me to express exactly in English what my thoughts are in German, but I try my best: you are such a beautiful woman, you look very elegant and graceful, and that I like so much!
    I always enjoy to read your blog and I am very glad you were able to see Pope Francis!
    Have a nice weekend and take care.
    Jasmin

    • September 28, 2015    

      I think your English is really good! Thank you for your kind comments always! You are the one who is really beautiful and very nice! I love Pope Francis, so I was very happy to see him again. Have a great week, Jasmin!

  66. Amy Ann
    September 25, 2015    

    We are on the same page with the pleats today! Love the black and white.

    Amy Ann
    Straight A Style

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks for stopping by, Amy Ann!

  67. September 25, 2015    

    Gorgeous skirt and shoes!!! Usual, head to toe FABULOUS!!!!! Love this look!
    http://www.lenparent.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks, Len!

  68. September 25, 2015    

    classy and elegant as always, I love your skirt!
    x,Abril
    The Color Palette

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thank you, Abril!

  69. Kiki
    September 25, 2015    

    Love the skirt, that’s such a pretty pattern! You look so cute, great post!
    xo Kiki
    http://colormekiki.com/

    • September 28, 2015    

      I’m glad you like the post! Thanks for the comment!

  70. September 25, 2015    
    • September 28, 2015    

      Thank you, Roxanne!

  71. September 25, 2015    

    Such a beautiful outfit, Danielle! I adore that skirt and those heels are such the perfect pair! Yay, you were able to see him! So happy for you 🙂

    I hope you have an amazing day and weekend 🙂

    XO,

    Jalisa
    http://www.thestylecontour.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks, Jalisa!

  72. September 25, 2015    

    I love the skirt, Danielle! You look very chic!
    Have a great weekend, love!
    xoxo, Vanessa
    http://www.WhatWouldVWear.net

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks, Vanessa!

  73. September 25, 2015    

    Amazing post..Well done! I really love your blog. Keep going.
    Many kisses
    Lady Fur

    Please check my last post blog http://www.welovefur.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thank, you!

  74. September 25, 2015    
    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks, Coco!

  75. September 25, 2015    

    Simple but chic look, you look precious. Love your style.
    Kisses

    http://bookletglory.wix.com/booklet#!Marsala/czlr/560363a40cf26f8f23042957

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks!

  76. September 25, 2015    

    I love how you always manage to look incredibly chic but also comfortable and casual! It’s the ideal combo. Love the skirt, you look gorgeous 🙂

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thank you, Zuleika! Have a great week!

  77. September 25, 2015    
    • September 28, 2015    

      Thank you!

  78. September 25, 2015    

    I love this and it looks so cozy and comfy yet super stylish!! Have an amazing weekend Danielle! XO. Did you see the Pope at all yesterday?

    Danielle
    http://www.blushblossom.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Yes, it was a really special day! Thanks for visiting, Danielle!

  79. Ela
    September 25, 2015    

    Beautiful skirt! Great outfit xx

    http://www.elabellaworld.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks, Ela!

  80. September 25, 2015    

    I love this pleated skirt on you and I love how you styled it with the high low sweater. It also looks great with your red bag. The bag adds a great pop of color. So glad you were able to see the Pope! Have a great weekend!

    Kathy
    http://www.glamsimplified.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks, Kathy!

  81. September 25, 2015    

    Beautiful skirt! Love this chic look. 🙂

    http://www.kathrineeldridge.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thank you!

  82. September 25, 2015    

    you look fantastic in this skirt
    great outfit
    http://fashionbarbecue.com/

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks!

  83. September 25, 2015    
    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks!

  84. September 25, 2015    

    Love the colors and skirt!
    http://sunmoonstyle.blogspot.co.at/

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks! I’m glad you like them!

  85. September 25, 2015    

    Love the print of the skirt..The outfit in total looks very cool and comfortable 😀

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thank you!

  86. September 25, 2015    

    i love it, great skirt

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    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks!

  87. September 25, 2015    

    I love pleated skirts, you look amazing, happy weekend

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thank you! I appreciate you stopping by!

  88. Prudence Yeo
    September 25, 2015    

    Love the effortless style of the top and it complements the pretty pleated skirt really well!

    Prudence
    http://www.prudencepetitestyle.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks!

  89. September 25, 2015    

    Lucky you. That must have been quite the experience. I love this skirt on you, super pretty, especially paired with that sweater.

    Sxx
    http://www.daringcoco.com

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thank you!

  90. September 25, 2015    

    Love your top!! Great outfit!!!
    Love,
    Kisses and hugs from http://www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    • September 28, 2015    

      Thanks! I’m glad you liked it!