27 July 2011

Perfect Pleats

Top: Hope & Glorie, Skirt: F21, Heels: Louboutin, Belt: H&M, Clutch: Vintage Judith Leiber, Necklace: Marc by Marc Jacobs

Have you ever walked into a store, found nothing, and then when you are on your way out the fashion gods shine the light on the one piece you skipped over?  Well folks, it's safe to say that I saw the light.
I was on my way out of F21 over the weekend underwhelmed with everything I saw until I spotted this amazingly ethereal feminine pleated skirt. I was purrrring like a smitten kitten and then the cashier said, 
" $19.47 please." Holy balls, please hold while I go grab another.

45 comments:

The doll on fashion said...

Wow what a bargain! The whole outfit is so delicate and the shoes are knockout!

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feH said...

Your outfit is simply amazing! **

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Ramona said...

Wow! What a fantastic bargain darling!
I love those days.
Gosh, I would never tell that your skirt is $19.47, they look so amazing! You have styled up them fabulous. I love that You belted with that brown leather belt, so great edgy touch to this soft, feminine look. Still loving your heels, so damn' gorgeous.

xoxo Ra

Polly said...

Frankie this is just the prettiest outfit. I love it and that is one great bargain on the skirt.

Kristen said...

Ahhh thanks Frankie! Love a first thing in the morning blog check followed by immediate Forever21 search and destroy purchase. Looks 10x more expensive, maybe even 100x...

The Fancy Teacup said...

That skirt! WOW. Such a beauty and a steal of a deal. You look fantastic in it. And the clutch with your Louboutins are lookers, too.

♥, Jamie
www.TheFancyTeacup.com

RosaLovesDC said...

Gorgeous skirt! That always happens to me at Forever 21, once I am ready to throw in the towel, I find something that makes the trip to the store totally worth it.

Bud and Leo said...

This whole ensemble is to die for! Seriously love the blush blouse- the clutch, the louboutins... ahhhh love!

Sarah said...

haha yes - all the time! love this look - pleated midi's are so great for summer and I love how you styled this! You look beautiful in that color top too!

-Sarah
http://pencilskirtsandlattes.blogspot.com/

Closet Fashionista said...

Love that skirt! it is so gorgeous!! :D
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Sheree said...

That skirt is great!

The Blushing Fox said...

that loub made me die. i love your skirt.

Carly said...

awesome skirt and will be amazing come fall w warm chocolate brown sweaters and boots...yes, planning your outfits...I swear, sorry.

OK..but seriously...sexy mama...shiny satin by day...you are such a RISK taker...me likey:)
C

PetiteLittleGirl said...

That skirt is absolutely adorable. I have to go look one for myself =)

Courtney Erin said...

I am so obsessed with pleats right now so this totally just right in my wheelhouse - love it!

xoxo ~ Courtney
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Chic 'n Cheap Living said...

Looking good as always darling! Gotta love unexpected chic finds!

xoxo,
Chic 'n Cheap Living

Irene's Closet said...

Love your shoes and skirt :)

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Erika @ ~TiptoeButterfly~ said...

that's THE one thing i didn't get this summer that i wanted - a long pleated skirt! - hello F21!

Cara said...

It is absolutely beautiful, so glad you spotted it! Love it with the pink top and amazing heels, beautiful look!
xo Cara
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Leah said...

LOVE the skirt! I may need to pop on over to F21 and buy one for myself.

xo L.

Jaime @ La vie...J'aime said...

great look! i have a black pleated skirt i got on sale a while ago- i have yet to wear it. this is good inspiration/motivation :)

modanistajunkie.com said...

Seriously I would have done the same. That is such a great deal!!

xoxo,
Mel

GRIT AND GLAMOUR said...

I love that you wear F21 with Louboutins. My kind of woman. Awesome!

Audrey said...

Stunning! I almost bought that exact skirt at F21 myself! Hmm, I may have to go back and grab it!

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Andee Layne said...

that clutch is AMAZING!!! such a great find xo

Jess said...

Hahaha - agreed, that skirt is such a steal! And I love that top too - the perfect amount of femininity!

Ashleigh Nicole said...

beautiful skirt!

xo Ashleigh

www.thedaileigh.blogspot.com

Neris / Fashion Fractions said...

Looking gorgeous as always! Love that skirt... the whole outfit is so romantic :)

xxx,

Fashion Fractions

Ashley said...

workin those Louboutin's! Love them!

Beautygirl24 said...

Wow, you look gorg! One of my favorite looks of yours :)

Kristin said...

Are you kidding me with that bag? O-M-G! It's amazing!

indie.electronic.alternative. said...

perfect pleats. and reallllly perfect shoes. holy balls- hahaha.

Jamie said...

This was a major steal!! SO cute and doesn't look like it's from F21!! Total score!

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Lisa said...

you look STUNNING nicole i love that silk halter top on you!

Rianna Bethany said...

Very pretty skirt and outfit


Rianna xxxx

Lisa Fergus said...

You look stunning and I LOVE that bag!

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Style Diary Of A Fashion Fanatic said...

Gorgeous outfit!!!!!
I love how you mix designers and paired Louboutin with H&M....
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M said...

That skirt is gorgeous - what a bargain! And of course, the heels are beautiful.
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Caroline Ergy Erg said...

This outfit is lovely, really love the top!
xxx

Baby Budget Blog said...

Absolutely perfect as are those heels!! and that top!

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Julie Khuu said...

Gorgeous honey! Love it when you pull the ol' switcheroo and come up with something so sweet and delicate I'd have forgotten you were the ballsiest of the bunch! hahaha when it comes to fashion that is ;D

Hope you're enjoying a fab week so far!

xo-Julie
Peace. Love. LOL!

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Grace said...

gorgeous! love the whole outfit!!

xx grace
stripesandsequins.com

Kavery said...

Heaven in a skirt. How lucky you spotted it before you left the shop

Shasie said...

Yes!! Actually my blog post that you commented on with the white dress that just happened to me on Saturday! I searched all of Express and that one was hiding on the last sale rack that I almost passed up!!

Great find this skirt!! Yay for the fashion gods helping us both out! Very pretty...
Shasie of Live Life in Style

Lareina Ivens said...

metal jewelry with pink,magical combination