I just wanted to share my latest obsession – this metallic pleated skirt.
Ok I know that’s such a “fashion blogger” thing to say. So maybe I’ll call it My Best Fashion Find for Summer.
The team at Hello Parry recently let me pick out a few items to feature on my blog.
I had been eyeing this skirt for months and so I finally grabbed it, because it’s such a gorgeous colour, it’s fun and feminine, the pleats and the metallic shine make it a statement skirt (but not TOO statement).
Let’s say you have been invited to your niece’s backyard garden birthday party; you think all the women will wear stunning floral dresses… but you’re in the wrong head-space for dressing up, or you’re too busy to find something suitable. Soooo just wear a simple off shoulder top, this pleated skirt, some sandals and you’ll be all set!
THAT’S exactly what I did haha.
The metallic shine, the pleats, the midi length of the skirt were all special enough to transform my look.
And the other day, I was invited to dinner, where I KNEW everyone was going to wear something nice, and seriously, all I wanted to do was wear a black shirt, black jeans, black coat and black boots.
I just swapped the jeans with this skirt and wayhey – an easy peasy, wow outfit and I didn’t even try that hard.
It makes me look “dressed up” without looking TOO dressed up.
In terms of sizing, I’m usually a size AU6 / UK6, and this skirt is a Size 6.
The waist band is quite a firm fit. I wear it high on the skinniest part of my waist and it’s still a tiny bit tight. So while I don’t mind this Size S, I’d probably be happier wearing a Size 8. But I’m not going to return or swap it for a size up.
And because the waist band is a bit tight, the pleats kind of puff out a bit. But it’s not that noticeable.
The fabric is LOVELY – it’s soft to touch, silky satin feel, has a great weight to it and it’s not see through at all.
And I DON’T need to iron it at all – which is simply amazing. I had it folded up 3 times and stuffed into a bag with some other clothes, and I took it out, gave it a shake and it was good to go. Love that so much.
Lots of other brands have released a version of a Metallic Pleated Skirt, such as Gucci, 3.1 Philip Lim, Proenza Schouler, Alice + Olivia and many more… but um… you’ll have to pay $700 and above for those.
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