Wednesday, February 8, 2012

What I'm Wearing: Pretty Pleats

Hello darlings! I hope you are all having a fabulous day! The sun was out today and it was glorious. I am pretty in love with these thick black polka dot tights. I don't feel like I have wore them nearly enough, but I like you guys to think I am sanitary so I will refrain from wearing them daily. Glad we cleared that up.

One of the best discoveries of my life (ok, that might be a slight exaggeration) is that you can wear a top, sweater or jacket over a dress and totally transform it. I got this darling dress at Nordstrom for a decent price back in November. Today I decided to put a see through knit sweater over it so it looks like I am just wearing a pleated mini-skirt. I really love the way this looks. I accessorized with a cool belt, necklace and adorable shoes. I am quite smitten with this outfit, if I could wear an outfit like this every day, I totally would.
Check out this pose. You know you're impressed.
Dress: Nordstrom, Sweater: Savers, Tights: Hue (gift), Necklace: Clothes Mentor,
Belt: Le Dominique Consignment, Shoes: Isaac Mizrahi for Target (garage sale, thanks mom!)


How do you all feel about this look?



47 comments:

  1. I definitely love the tights!! I am becoming obsessed with polka dots done right. I have a similar skirt and haven't gotten around to wearing it because I wasn't sure what to pair it with. I like what you did a lot!

    xx
    Krissie

    http://thecriminallyexpensive.blogspot.com

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  2. Pleats + polka dots = fabulous! Looking gorgeous as per usual - I'm so loving your accessories too... !!!! I need that belt!

    XO
    www.pearlsandpaws.blogspot.com

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  3. I love the tights but I'm mildly obsessed with the pleats!

    Courtney ~ http://sartorialsidelines.com

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  4. gorgeous! madly in love with those tights!


    you rock them girly!

    hugs, xo!
    MY BLOG* BARBIE-BOMBSHELL.BLOGSPOT.COM

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  5. how tall are u kassi??
    loe the skirt :)
    love
    megha
    http://meghafashionista.blogspot.com

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  6. I absolutely love pleats!
    And I wear dresses all the time. I love how layering can re-create it into so many different styles.
    Adorable tights! You've got to have the best collection <3

    http://www.trendyteal.blogspot.com

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  7. Love it all. http://paquetevistasbien.blogspot.com

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  8. I love this outfit KAssi, the sweater over the dress looks awesome. Oh..and SO glad to hear that you don't wear the same tights everyday! I mean I was kind of wondering with your extensive collection of hosiery if you were secretly hoarding them but not wearing them...haha!

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  9. This dress seems a very beautiful itself, but you perfectly transformed it into lovely and a little bit retro look!!!!
    Love the dress colour and texture and cool tights!!!!
    Very nice look!
    LifeStyle Journal

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  10. very pretty and feminine look, I like it that you wore the dress as a skirt, so versatile. The tights look lovely, the pokka dots are really cute. You look glam and dressy, I'm sure you turn heads with this outfit. The belt and accessories are gorgeous. And the pose is adorable!

    mongs
    mythriftycloset.blogspot.com

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  11. love the necklaces

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  12. totally love the look. I like the pleats with the dotty tights! such an adorable combination!

    ♥ laura
    the blog of worldly delights

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  13. yes, pretty pleats indeed! this is such a cute look, the tights are adorable!!

    x jamie

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  14. you look stunning, and yes i´m impressed of that pose too haha, love your pleated dress as a skirt, tights and this beautiful necklace! it is really great to transform your clothes and wear it in another way, i love experiments like that!
    kiss,mary
    http://maryloucinnamon.blogspot.com

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  15. I love the mix of textures...and the awesome pose lol

    http://thelacquerfactor.blogspot.com/

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  16. Little additions can certainly transform an outfit. What a cute skirt. Pleats work well on you.

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  17. love love love your skirt and all those fabulous accessories!
    you look great :)

    Maiken/
    Maikeni blogi - part of me

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  18. you look beautiful!
    I love your tights

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  19. the tights are great! I have similar ones, with little dots, great!
    xxx Anita

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  20. I love your blog!!! If you want take a look to my new blog!!! Follow each other?? Let me know! kiss :D

    http://thefashionscan.blogspot.com/

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  21. Oh I love those tights, and the pleated skirt is adorable!

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  22. realy good! like model!


    xoxo
    florencece.blogspot.com

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  23. I like! And yes, I love layering stuff over dresses! Makes them so versatile
    http://www.closet-fashionista.com/

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  24. You look so cute, that skirt is really beautiful!

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  25. When I saw your tweet about pleats, I came running!

    I would have guessed this was a cute skirt if you didn't say it is a dress. I've seen bloggers turn dresses into something completely different, like you did here, by adding a top. Nice job.

    And I love those tights! Really, really love them.

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  26. I said before and I'll say it again, you have the most amazing style! I think of you as a style chameleon because one can never predict what you're going to wear next, you're always changing things up. Another gorgeous look Kassi!

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  27. I love the skirt-over-dress look! It's like a cheap way to buy a new skirt :)
    Oh, and I started following you on twitter! Cute blog :)
    Luvv, Leigh B

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  28. i love this look! that skirt is such a unique color and looks so great on you!

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  29. I honestly thought that was a skirt. Nicely done. Very cute ensemble.

    BTW... it wasn't my "friend" that I saw getting on the elevator after all. Someone else. Oh well.

    http://theleatherskirt.blogspot.com/

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  30. Oohhh love this dress worn as a skirt and those tights are awesome. You know what else is awesome? That sweet pose in the second pic. I might have to steal that.

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  31. Kassi, I love everything about this outfit. It looks so good! Mini accordion pleated skirt is too cute along with your tights. A+
    http://www.averysweetblog.com/

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  32. Love it!! I got all happy when I saw the pleats. I'm seeing them everywhere for spring and they look fantastic on you!

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  33. i love your outfit kassi...so beautiful! perfect im obsessed with pleated chiffon skirts right now and you style it just perfect.I like your pose kassi..you got awesome personality..you always put a smile on my face everytime imreading your blog..have a great day!

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  34. Love the idea of layering over a dress - you look so pretty! And those are some awesome posing skillz you've got - loving the lunge :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  35. I still have to try the whole dress as a skirt. You look great.

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  36. beautiful skirt!<3

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  37. Love the belt!

    http://thefashioninbox.blogspot.com

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  38. Cute tights alert!!! LOVE those little bitty polka dots runnin' down your legs :) Super pretty look with just the black/white combination.

    <3 Cambria
    jupefashion.blogspot.com

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  39. I absolutely adore your pleated skirt. So feminine and cute. And it doesn't get much better polka dot tights.

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  40. Your blog is always so wonderful! :))
    I loved this post!;)
    Look wonderful!

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  41. those tights are definitely cute!:)

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  42. Oh, I totally love this one! I am also smitten by your pretty pleat dress/skirt, and the polka dot tights!!! So beautiful! It's great how you can transform a dress in a skirt with the right sweater and belt! Really pretty styling! :)
    Good luck!

    skinnymoonstick.blogspot.com

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  43. Woah that is a gorgeous skirt/dress! Very cleaver! I'm so into pleats these days, they're so pretty!! Great outfit!

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

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  44. I love layering clothes over dresses to make a pretty little skirt :) I adore your polka dot tights!
    xo Jac

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  45. I love the dress, I think it's because most recently, I am REALLY into pleats, but I think you did a great job of styling it. You look terrific!

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  46. Love that..you look precious & I'm loving the pose strikin'..get it girl!! xx

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Fashionably yours,

Kassi

Pronounced KC (like the Sunshine Band)