Sunday, December 11, 2011

What I'm Wearing: Pleats for the Streets

Happy Sunday to you all! I hope your weekend has been amazing. Yesterday I was tied up for 12+ hours between a Christmas get-together and a fun night with friends. Is there any better time than the kind you can spend with family and friends? Rarely. :)

I've actually been dying to wear this cute little pleated dress for awhile now. I've had it about a month and it has just been benched in my closet - time to get this beauty into the game. I absolutely love the color of this dress and it is the first pleated number I have tried on that doesn't make me look like I am smuggling things in my hips. Does anyone else know what I'm talking about here? If you have some hips, you probably do. Anyway, I bought this dress at Nordstrom. Did you just gasp? Yes, the cheap lady said she bought a dress at Nordstom. Guess what racks I look at when I go in there? Did you guess clearance? If you did, you know me too well. I don't even look at regular priced racks in that store. This beautiful little dress was $20! Victory is mine! You can take my $20 Nordstrom, but you'll never make me pay full price! FREEDOM!!! Was that over-the-top? Maybe just a little.
Dress: Nordstrom, Cardigan: Thrifted (Thanks, Mom!), Leggings: Express, Boots: Elder Beerman (2 + years old), Necklace: Vintage from an Antique Shop




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pleats for the streets


Is this a look you would wear?
Hope you all are having a wonderful day!

73 comments:

  1. This might be one of my favorite outfit of yours. You so sexy.. ow, ow. I hope you had a fun weekend and I look forward to our email chat tomorrow :)
    xo
    Sarah
    http://comingunstitched.blogspot.com

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  2. The dress is such a bargain and looks fab on you, I love the pleats! I hope you had a lovely time with friends & the christmas get together. xo

    www.almostdelightful.com

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  3. So cute! Love the outfit (and the snow!)-Jessica

    http://thirtyandgirly.blogspot.com

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  4. I love this on you! The color is so rich and pretty and I love that you edged it up a bit with those awesome boots.

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  5. I love the dress. Amazing outfit. :)
    Follow me if you want and i'll follow you back. :)
    http://sreckasfashion.blogspot.com/
    xoxo

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  6. Absolutley adorable lady! The color is fantastic.

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  7. Nice dress darling

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    www.theprincesslittlebox.blogspot.com

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  8. SO loving that dress!

    www.chillairandperfume.blogspot.com

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  9. I love love love love love this!
    Love the headband, the pleats, the boots, the color combination!!
    Thanks for the inspiration :)
    -Nikki
    www.mascaraandbuildingblocks.blogspot.com

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  10. LOVE this outfit! And that necklace is to die for!

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  11. The pleated dress is so pretty! You look beautiful! When I go the mall, I also look ONLY at the clearance racks :) Your leggings are fabulous too, loving the legging+boot touch to this light, girly dress!
    Good luck!

    skinnymoonstick.blogspot.com

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  12. Haha! I always shop the sale racks. If Goodwill had a sale rack, I probably would never go anywhere else in the store. That dress is is so pretty. I bet it would look great with a big slouchy sweater over it too. :)

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  13. You look just gorgeous! This outfit is amazing :)

    follow me :)
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    xox,
    isa

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  14. i love this outfit. it's gorgeous, i would totally wear it all except boots with heels (can't be taller than my man:))

    www.contentwhateverthecircumstances.blogspot.com

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  15. That dress suits you so well! xx
    Kristina

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  16. I would definitely wear this look, I love that pale pink color. A new follower here :)
    -Kosi
    http://onecreatesoneself.blogspot.com/

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  17. You look gorgeous. :D I am loving the whole look. My favorite is the dress. The necklace is pretty too. :)

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  18. I love that necklace!!!

    Thanks for your comments in my blog, sweety! I already followed you... ;) So it's done!

    Kisses!

    Vicky
    lamaletadeolivia.blogspot.com

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  19. Cute dress!

    http://initialed.blogspot.com

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  20. $20 for this amazing dress!! Wow Kassi, you are so lucky, it looks really expensive and designer. Gorgeous look, loving that you paired it will all black, because it draws all the attention to the beauty and colour of the dress.

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  21. The dress is fabulous! I love the flawless shape and beautiful caramel colour! Great details accent! The pendant necklace is super dainty

    Xx

    Alexandra

    www.fashion-bridge.blogspot.com

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  22. Great blog and outfit ! Come visit mine if you have time, and let me know if you would like to follow each other !

    xo

    S

    http://s-lk.blogspot.com/

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  23. lovely dress! you look amazing! the light brown/beige colour looks stunning on yu and I really love how you combined the boots with this girly dress!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog

    P.S. loved your blog and decided to follow! it's always nice to find great blogs to follow

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  24. Loving this outfit! That dress is so cute, and the awesome deal you got makes it even better! :D
    [followed back on Twitter, woohoo]
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  25. I love the outfit! So pretty!. Would love for us to follow each other. xo

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  26. What a cool dress! It looks great paired with the all black :)

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  27. We love this time of the year..finding time to get together with frens and family for some nice bonding. :)
    Beautiful plisse dress hun.
    Follow you from now too!!
    xo xo thanks for ur comments...

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  28. The pleats are awesome!!! The color is fab too! And $20?!?! This is a total score. I like how you paired it with the lace cardi too!

    - Justine
    luckeysgoods.blogspot.com

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  29. Really cute outfit :) You look so wintry! Thank you for the lovely comment you left on my blog and for being my newest follower. I am now following your blog :)

    Merry Christmas!

    Hailes <3

    hailesheartsfashion.blogspot.com/

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  30. Lovely outfit! I'm crazy for those leggings this winter ;)

    Thanks for following! I'm following you back, definitely interested in your blog :)

    xoxo

    http://worm-wormm.blogspot.com

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  31. LOVE this look...such a pretty dress! And I unfortunately don't have hips...blessing or curse not sure, but I've always wanted some! Santa?

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  32. wow, you should be wearing this pleated dress more often, looks gorgeous on you. Looks great with black tights, boots and cardi. Feminine yet edgy. Then necklace is icing on the cake!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  33. sweet dress!!!Great pics! You look adorable, dear!
    http://aprettylife13.blogspot.com/

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  34. Gorgeous look girl ! :>

    Thanks so much for your nice comment. The bag in last pictures isn't the same one, but I think mine is as good as the one on my inspiration picture ;) I'm so glad they don't look that different!

    I'm really happy that you found my blog, definitely following back ! I use bloglovin' :>

    xx indie by heart

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  35. by the way, your name has a meaning in my language:
    kassi is a bag! ^^

    and satu, my name, means fairy tale.


    Have a great day,
    xx indie by heart

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  36. Hey, thanks for the lovely comment on my blog. :)
    And thanks for following, i'm following you now. :)

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  37. You look beautiful!! Love the dress and you can't beat a $20 purchase!

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  38. That dress is amazing. What a steal! And I LOVE that you wore it over liquid leggings. Just gorgeous.

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  39. Your outfit is Adorbs! Thanks for the comment and follow :) XO Lori

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  40. That is a super cute dress & a major find!

    http://theprettyfactor.blogspot.com

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  41. Definetely, this is the best outfit of yours! (or at least, my favourite one)
    Seriously, that plaited dress is such a gorgeous piece! and you also look so beautiful with that headband :)

    Much love from http://ariannesboot.blogspot.com/
    -A, xoxo

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  42. this is my absolute favourite look!
    You look so gorgeous!
    xx

    p.s thanks for following me!!

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  43. You should definitely wear this fabulous dress more often Kassi! I love the color and the pleats! You look feminine and edgy. Like a rockstar, as always :) - Dreama

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  44. great outfit - and thanks for your comment on my blog...i'm your newest follower :)
    love,
    elisabeth

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  45. Your dress is just so pretty - I love its pleats and colour <3
    http://cupcakesandtreacle.blogspot.com/

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  46. I loved your pleated dress!! The color really suits you & the whole outfit is just perfect!
    And that necklace you're wearing - Oh My God!!!

    http://instyleopedia.blogspot.com/

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  47. You look STUNNING! Love the pleated dress and that necklace is so unique!

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  48. That dress is SO pretty and I love it paired with the boots! Such a great look. I'd wear it in a heartbeat!

    xo,
    melissa
    bubbyandbean.com

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  49. gorgeous outfit! camel goes so well with black.

    http://wardrobexperience.blogspot.com

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  50. Ha, Kassi, you crack me up!! I too am a clearance rack scavenger... Or a peruser of clearance racks. Or whatever you want to call it. Even at Target, it's the first place I go. =)

    I love the color and shape of that dress. It's so pretty!

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  51. This post is really nice, I enjoied it so much! Wonderful photos!

    Take a look and maybe follow each others?: Cosa mi metto???

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  52. oh what a great outfit darling! beautiful dress, amazing necklace and nice lacecardigan!
    kiss,mary

    http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com/

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  53. This dress is amazing, so beautiful.

    P.S. Enter my amazing International Christmas Giveaway
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  54. Really nice dress :)

    http://voguesweetvogue.blogspot.com/

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  55. Hi darling, I follow you!!
    I hope you'll do the same.

    Xoxo
    Alessia

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  56. I seriously almost gasped when I read NORDSTROM!! What a great deal!!




    http://thelacquerfactor.blogspot.com/

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  57. gorgeous dress! love how you styled it :) so cute!
    ~Pau
    www.lilbitsofchic.com

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  58. who doesnt love a sale?! you end up feeling better and when you feel good you look good. and YOU my dear, LOOK GOOD!

    love, jamie
    @jamielechic

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  59. I love how you have styled this dress! Especially with the darker colours! Gives it a rock chick edge! :)

    http://englishroseuk.blogspot.com/

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  60. Great deal, love the color as well. Gorgeous dress girl, you look great!

    xo erica

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  61. amazing pics and I love your dress and necklace! I like your stile ! Passes to see me on my blog and if you like we can follow each other?
    http://keepintouchwithfashion.blogspot.com/ have a wonderful day… keep in touch

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  62. Ooooh, I would definitely wear that. So chic! I love the pleated detail.
    Haha, I was laughing at your rant on Nordstrom. I totally understand. I always head to the clearance rack in stores like that. YOU CAN'T MAKE ME PAY FULL PRICE!!!! xD

    Love how you styled that dress. :) Your necklace is adorable.

    http://www.trendyteal.blogspot.com

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  63. Oh my gosh, that dress is adorable! And I love the necklace :)

    xoxo Olga
    http://hotpinkcouture.blogspot.com/

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  64. I love Nordstrom! $20 got you a fabulous dress and I love that color on you Kassi. CUTE headband too! :D
    http://sassyuptownchic.blogspot.com/

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  65. One of my favorite outfits for sure. The dress is beautiful. Very feminine. Very ladylike.
    Those boots rock! What a great embellishment down the sides.

    LOVE the whole ensemble.

    Don't you just love Nordstrom?

    http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

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  66. Gaaaaa I love this outfit!! I WANT THAT DRESS! Oh so jealous. :)

    Julia
    Cup of Tea
    http://cupoftea-style.blogspot.com

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  67. oooo i LOVE this outfit! the chiffon pleated dress is gorgeous! And I love how you've worked it with rockier materials too. I kinda just styled a similar look, haha. must be a good one :) you look amazing! <3 www.rubygirlblog.com

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Fashionably yours,

Kassi

Pronounced KC (like the Sunshine Band)