Pleats, Please

I’m over the moon for a well-placed pleat. Perhaps it’s the fact that I dabbled in sewing when I was younger and realize just how elusive the perfectly-placed pleat can be, or my ignorant but ardent love of architecture which inspires my fascination with the manner in which sharp lines and curves coexist.

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Whatever it is, I knew as soon as I saw this tunic I loved it for the pleats at the shoulders and waist. I bought it at a friend’s consignment sale and changed its shell buttons out for glass to give it more sophistication.

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Paired with a black leather kimono belt (I may pair it with a velvet one in the future if I want to get Fancy) and wide-leg linen pants, it makes a great transition piece in Florida (I’ll layer a cropped moto jacket over it as the temperatures cool).

 

0K2A7568Simple chunky jewelry lends an artsy vibe, and pale grey nails add further polish.

 

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Unpacked:

Tunic, Ya.

Trousers, Ann Taylor.

Kimono Belt, ADA via Hattie’s Branches.

Wedges, Cole Haan.

Rings

Ring finger, Silpada.

Middle finger, Art fair artist (It’s terrible–I’m incorrigible about names).

Pointer Finger, Vintage.

Thumb, Silpada.

Earrings, Silpada.

 

Photography courtesy of Emily Plank Photography.

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