the thrift exchange: pleats

Remember the Thrift Exchange? Don’t worry, it’s not finished, we’ve just been on hiatus for a bit. Well, I have anyway, Jaharn posted her outfit a while ago. Our last theme was ‘ pleats’ and I received this in the post just before I went overseas. It was quite well timed actually, as only a few weeks earlier I had lamented the death of my other black pleated skirt. Anyway, since getting back, I seem to have lost my pleated/midi skirt mojo. I know, I couldn’t believe it either. You’d think styling a black pleated skirt would be simple, but I was having some difficulties. So I decided to focus on colour instead. I’m loving deep reds and tans, and I think this colour combination is perfect for autumn/winter. While usually I’d wear this outfit with ballet flats, I think that a pair of lace up boots is an ideal way to tone down the librarian-ness of it all.
Also, in case you missed it (I know I nearly did), while I was away we launched the Thrift Exchange website. What this means is that now everyone can take part in the fun! While Jaharn and I have only two challenges left to go before we finish, we’ve passed the baton on to Brooke from re:new Vintage and Robyn from Twitch Vintage. So be sure to check out their sites to see what they get up to. I’m really looking forward to seeing how they put their own spin on the Thrift Exchange.

20 Comments

  1. Kaisha August 22, 2011

    Loving your styling here lady! Tans and deep reds are my fav at the moment too! x

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  2. Miss Eloise August 22, 2011

    ooh my goodness, tans and red are so perfect! and i love your ring!!

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  3. the colors of this outfit really pull it together, I love the smallish pleats of the skirt too.

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  4. SOJOURNED IN STYLE August 22, 2011

    you do pleats like no other. I like your twist to it, the colours are ready for fall. I agree grunge boots are the way to go.

    http://sojournedinstyle.blogspot.com/

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  5. liza August 22, 2011

    This is gorgeous! I love pleated skirts, I've got a couple of vintage dresses that I've been meaning to chop in half to use as pleated skirts. I love the colours in this outfit, gorgeous!

    x

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  6. Christina August 22, 2011

    That tan shirt is so lovely + the length of the skirt is really quite great! You pull it together well πŸ™‚ x

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  7. Rachel, Cold Knees August 22, 2011

    I love these colours, the red cardi and the shirt look great together! The pleated skirt is great πŸ™‚ xx

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  8. Leah August 22, 2011

    Lovely colours!
    I can't stop thinking about summer colours now though, all my thoughts are full of coral and blush and cerulean. This makes for awkward autumn dressing…

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  9. Brooke August 22, 2011

    Oh yes oh yes, tomorrow is our first Thrift Exchange post! So excited! Such a nerd! haha

    Love what you've done here with yours, the colours are all amazing together. Glad to have you back, pleated/midi skirt mojo and all. <3

    renewvintage.blogspot

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  10. Rhianne August 22, 2011

    What a great idea for an exchange! I'm loving pleats at the moment too

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  11. herecomesthesun August 22, 2011

    Love this colour combination πŸ™‚ You always look so well put together!

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  12. Just a lazy morning August 22, 2011

    love the colors combo, nice!
    xoxo

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  13. hila August 22, 2011

    you lucky duck πŸ™‚

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  14. Rebecca August 22, 2011

    Love the colours in this outfit, lovely skirt x

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  15. Carissa August 22, 2011

    love this!!! the color of the earth πŸ™‚

    Carissa β™₯

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  16. Carissa August 22, 2011

    love this!!! the color of the earth πŸ™‚

    Carissa β™₯

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  17. Carissa August 22, 2011

    love this!!! the color of the earth πŸ™‚

    Carissa β™₯

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  18. Em August 22, 2011

    Beautiful, I can never get enough of pleats!

    http://fashionhacks.blogspot.com/

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  19. julianne. August 22, 2011

    i do love all the colors together as well.
    great outfit.
    you look excellent darling.

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  20. KONSTANTINA TZORTZI August 28, 2011

    love this skirt!!
    follow each other?
    xoxo

    http://limonspective.blogspot.com/

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