Fashion Stairs

Here's an outfit that I wore to an impromptu meeting not long ago. I was in the mood for pleats and had the chance to showcase the special bib detail wearing this shirt, which also has an iridescent and satin luster.

I knew that I wanted to wear the shirt regardless, and decided to forgo the trousers that I had initially planned to wear. On days like this solids just seemed to work best for the occasion. Although, I decided to don a mini stripe with the skirt the whole outfit had a pleasing effect to me because of the layering of pleats on the shirt.


For some reason I always think of stairs when I wear this shirt. I believe my inspiration was subconsciously a staircase even for this look! Imagine, the skirt as the custom posts and my shirt representing the actual stairs, perhaps heightened in a spiraling fashion upheld by the woven stripes as support.

 Fashion Tales Inspiration Pleats

Subtle embellishments: I added colour blocked heels to finish the look. It was a nice welcome to fall, with a peek-a-boo open-toe end of summer lingering balance.

I hope your week has been going well so far. Is it me or does each week and month seem to breeze by rather speedily these days?
   

The goods: Cream pencil skirt-Antonio Melani, Pleated shirt-Benetton, Colour blocked wedges-Chinese Laundry



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64 comments

  1. Such a sophisticated look. I would love to wear it to work. Oh, and cute shoes. :)

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  2. that's a great top! i love the details and the color. that chocolate goes fabulous with that white.
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  3. Lovely look! That top is really pretty. Goes so well with pure white ^^

    Satu Indie by heart

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  4. Amazing look, darling!
    Love the pencil skirt!

    xoxox,
    CC

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  5. Really love the pleated shirt. I've been embracing fun shirts more this season. And those shoes look great.

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  6. Oh to Be a Muse19 September, 2012

    I like the staircase inspiration. The bib detail adds a lot to this top.

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  7. You look so beautiful. Classy and elegant!

    xo, Yi-chia
    Always Maylee 

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  8. You look lovely-- and so professional!  Great detail on the blouse.... love!

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  9. Antonella C'est moi19 September, 2012

    So chic kisses

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  10. barefoot duchess blog19 September, 2012

    wow, sassy!

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  11. Ooo, you look like a sexy professional independent woman!!

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  12. francesca romana capizzi19 September, 2012

    this is what I call a very stylish outfit!
    I loe the blouse!
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  13. Elegant and simple!
    You look great

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  14. Great look! Perfect for a meeting! 
    xx
    Hot Pink Day

    Libi
    & Lola

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  15. Thanks Sherin! I love shirt with fun details! Enjoy your week. xx

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  16. Thanks so much Alexis! xo 

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  17. Thank you Adeola! Definitely ... sometimes simplicity is all you need! :) 

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  18. Ooh, I really like the idea of pleats on a blouse.  It's extremely flattering on you too!  Classy and beautiful :)  You're right, this month has flown by particularly fast!  xo

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  19. This top is lovely! I absolutely adore this look. Thank you for your comment on my blog. I love yours!

    xoxo, Meera
    momentswithmeera.blogspot.com

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  20. Love your outfit! You should wear pencil skirts more ften. They really suit you.

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  21. Jessillesilv20 September, 2012

    amazing look! really love it
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  22. you look so sleek in your white pencil skirt, and the ruffles at the collar totally work for you!

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  23. beautiful and ladylike, I love it :))

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  24. You look so chic and elegant, you figure is gorgeous! x

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  25. What a beautiful shirt! I do love pleats and the detail here is lovely. It looks super elegant with the white pencil skirt.

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  26. Юлия Гонт20 September, 2012

    I want your blouse. I mean it - it fab!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog 

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  27. The top is such a gorgeous rich colour and I love the detail.
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  28. your outfit is so sophisticated

    Pretty To Be Happy

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  29. Sick by Trend20 September, 2012

    Very elegant. Really nice!

    xx
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  30. You look absolutely stunning - and so sophisticated! I am loving the chocolate-colored blouse; and those colorblock wedges are perfection!!  :)

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  31. aniacytrynka20 September, 2012

    so pretty and classy :)
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  32. random but I'm so glad you said subconsciously and not unconsciously. I can't stand when people do that. and you already know I love your outfit.

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  33. You have a 10/10 figure! not many people would be able to pull off a pencil skirt like that! just stunning

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  34. Great neutral colors and I love the details on the shirt!

    xoxo,Chic 'n Cheap Living

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  35. Lovely! I have a thing for pleated skirts, but they can be so unflattering in the butt area. This is a great alternative!

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  36. adore this outfit, very chic!

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  37. this outfit is breath taking. you look awesome!

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  38. The neckline on your stop is so pretty!

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  39. So ladylike !! love the color of the blouse !!

    xoxo

    AlessiaTHE CHILI COOLFACEBOOK

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  40. wow, that blouse look so hot on you!
    actually it is my favorite kind of brown. lovely. :)

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  41. Beautiful blouse, lady!

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  42.  Thank you! Love your shop! have a great weekend.

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  43. Seekingstyleblog21 September, 2012

    You look fantastic!

    xo Jennifer

    http://seekingstyleblog.wordpress.com

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  44. You look stunning! Love the outfit :) Especially the skirt 
    Fabulous & classy! X

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  45. The Dainty Dolls House22 September, 2012

    Adore that top, it's marvellous. You suit it well too. And I like the pairing with the lighter skirt, goes so well together :)) x

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  46. I love this look really flawless, well fitting and timelessly classic!

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  47. I love the outfit! you look very classy and sophisticated! I also love your blog, would you llike to follow each other? sewthecity.blogspot.com x

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  48. Nice skirt ! :)

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  49. I love that pencil skirt! You have an incredible sense of style - wow! Definitely following your blog, it would make my day f you could follow me back! 
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  50.  Thank you Arash, appreciate the comment. Hope you have a nice w/e. 

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  51.  Thanks darling! I hope your weekend went well.

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  52. Thank you Marissa! And yes, I agree some times pleats can be unpleasing to the figure, though it's all about the placement of them. Glad that I chose a shirt this time! xo

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  53. haha, well not quite but I really appreciate your sweet comment dear. xx

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  54. Muah!! The wedges are incredibly comfortable! :)

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  55. Thank you so much! I forget at times how much I love pencil skirts! Hope you have a wonderful weekend dear. xx

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  56. Lorena Lorena24 September, 2012

    That skirt had an amazing cut and you wear it beautifully.
    I had not seen a white that fit so well in a long time :)

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  57. Looking beautiful in this dress and i must say you have maintained yourself a lot, perfect body.

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