Monday, March 20, 2017




Its safe to say that pleated skirts are still the the THE skirt of the season. Solid or patterned, the fashion high way has been totally abuzz with them. Dress them up or down, wear them casually or formally, this ultra feminine trend is sure to please even the hardest of critics.

Style Tips:
 One of the hottest trends of the year, there are endless possibilities for styling pleated skirts. Your flair for creativity and the look you’re going for determines how you style your skirt.

The transitional season between Winter and Spring has seen a surge in the popularity of pleated skirts. Here a few ways to show your pleated gems some love this season.

  •  A clean white tee or even a camisole and sandals is a minimal, clean yet chic way to rock your pleated skirts. Your skirt especially if its a print fabric will stay the star of the look as everything else is toned down.


  • A come back kid, pleated skirts received a makeover and have evolved to metallics and mixed metallics that are so perfect for nights out. A pair of sexy strappy sandals paired with a metallic pleated skirt is all you need to twirl the night away in. Complete the look with a crop top or if you’re feeling daring, reach for that bra top you’ve been saving for when the mercury levels rise. You worked hard for that Summer bod and have to show it off anyhow!


  • As the layers get peeled off, a vest especially a denim vest over a PS looks utterly cute. Paired with heels or sneakers, this is a winning combo.


  • Give your PS look an effortless allure with a chambray shirt neatly tucked in and finished with a skinny or a corset belt and barely there jewelry. 

How do you style yours?

Taking Care of Pleats
 Pleated items should be dry cleaned to maintain the pleats and if you find that you are losing the pleats, don’t fret. Your local dry cleaner may have a re-pleating machine that will restore your item to its original beautiful state. I didn’t know about this until I read it up last year when my love for everything pleated started to soar to scary heights, ha!

Short of this, you can also reset the pleats yourself by manually pinning the pleats up and ironing them them down carefully. Goodluck with that! The downside of this for me aside from being time consuming would be lack of patience (mine is totally depleted soon as I walk out of the classroom) as it needs to be done one pleat at a time. Now that I think of it, perhaps some starch spray may help them lay nicely too. 

Style Tip
I’d personally hang up pleated items soon as I take them off to avoid getting dirty and ultimately the need to wash/dry clean often.


I dressed mine up with block heels so my toes can feel the warmth of Spring. 

Todays Look
Slowing down the Winter stride that you got down pat and playing switcharoo to Springs easy breezy lights can be tricky. Wearing blush tones and nudes is a great way to get back in the Spring groove. Lace is known for it’s light weight feel and the intricate weblike design keeps us cool when we need it most which is now.

Today I’m donning a gorgeous blush pink velvet skirt and a cute nude lace top finished with a boater hat (previously styled here and here) a blush fur topper , a Gucci top handle bag and a pair of nude block heels. 

Even though this was shot in February, my topper of choice is also in the Spring approved color. Life of a blogger, you stay ahead of the curve.

This look is la combination of trends from lace to velvet and pleats. Let me just tell you now that I am in love with this velvet skirt. Speaking of velvet, who is a fan? I am! Have been since it started trending. Can every item of clothing be made of velvet pretty please! 

Why you ask? 
Well, for the singular reason that getting out the door is and can be a struggle for most of us. Just like winging my liner in the mornings which I've given up on, ironing eats up a couple minutes that can go towards a coffee run perhaps and I’d rather kick that to the curb if I could. And it there’s one thing we love about velvet aside from the look and feel, it's that it doesn't require ironing.

Give your summer wardrobe an upgrade by adding a few cute pleated skirts or dusting up the ones your acquired in seasons past. I’m linking a few that caught my attention here, here, here,  and here

Thank you for all the love here.

Today we are excited to introduce Unoma Fashion. Pls scroll down to read their mission statement and attend their upcoming event. I look forward to rocking some of their beautiful pieces!


Deets
Lace Top - Forever 21 (here)
Skirt - Asos (here)
Jacket - Forever 21 (here)
Boater Hat - Scala (here)
Heels - Aquazzura (similar one on sale here)
Bag - Gucci (here)



Brand Intro : UNOMA
Mission Statement

From the creative minds behind I-care boutique, we are excited to present you with the UNOMA fashion label by a US based Nigerian for the first time since inception this March/April having delivered a gorgeous Spring/Summer 2017 collection, with an instinctive use of color, cut and fabrics both online and in store in the Los Angeles fashion district. Unoma will be bringing you another installment of high quality women’s wear and accessories. Focusing on international style, detail and artistry, the brand hopes to deliver beautiful pieces with a keen eye to detail accentuating the woman’s silhouette while still keeping within the tag phrase ‘Dress Sexy, Be Classy’. We hope that you’ll be able to join us in our journey. 



Thanks for stopping by, keep thinking the purple thoughts. Xx..



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71 comments:

  1. The pictures are stunning. I love the entire outfit from the hat, top, pleated skirt (i am particularly in love with this trend) and I love that you styled it differently from the regular oversized sweater on top. I love the shoe and the bag also. Can I please raid your closet already???


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  2. Wonderful outfit my dear, you look gorgeous in the pastels. I love your skirt :-)

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  3. This look is so modest and beautiful.. I love pleated skirts but don't own one any more like i use to before.. but hopefully soonest will go back to getting them..

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  4. Thanks for the styling tips, Idu:) You look fab in yours! I've always wanted one, but man....I'm too lazy for the care it needs:P

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  5. Love this so much!


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  6. you are so stylish my dear! I love your look!!

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  7. me encanta como combinas tu look , saludos :)

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  8. You look amazing dear, this skirt is so pretty love how you paired it with a beautiful lace top!!!

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  9. I love that you included some tips for caring of pleats. I didn't even know there's such a thing as a re-pleating machine. You look amazing, Idu!

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  10. Lovely look! Great outfit!
    Happy new week!:)

    xxBasia

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  11. You look absolutely gorgeous, girlie! I love the entire outfit, especially that pleated skirt and I love the tips you've shared for wearing and maintaining them! It never dawned on me to ask my local dry cleaners to re-pleat my pieces before, I definitely have to keep that in mind, that's so good to know! Thanks for sharing, beautiful, and I hope you have a great week ahead!

    XO,

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  12. Very pretty, your lace top is beautiful. Kisses :)

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  13. Oh Idu, you will never be lost in a crowd especially when you're turned out so stylishly! Love the softness of the silhouette and colors you styled this look with. And thank you for the super helpful tips on taking care of pleats. I've been wanting to get a pleated skirt but I was concerned about not knowing how to properly care for it.

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  14. Stunning! This look is one of my fav's the pink is so sweet. In love with your bag!

    Gemma x
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  15. Very chic look! Love everything about the look...no surprise there, hehe! I own a couple of pleated skirts and love them, but this one in velvet is everything darling...You, darling, definitely lead the pack! Carry dey go!

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  16. Idu, the pink velvet pleated skirt looks lovely on you... I too always take off a special item that needs dry cleaning off and hang it up immediately... I love ironing BUT I would not want to iron a pleated skirt, I don't have that kind of patience... Your shirt is pretty, it's not something I could carry off but it looks amazing on you xox...

    Thank you for your sweet comment, I was hoping I didn't sound too selfish, I know many others have such incredible trials... but when your health isn't good, it affects you a great deal xox

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  17. So much Awesomeness here and those Shooze. . . .

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  18. This is such a pretty and romantic look. Perfect for spring and your hat is so cute!
    LaToya
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  19. Hi Idu, this is my favorite look, you look so fresh and radiant in all pics! Love the combination of outfit!

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  20. OH EMM GEEE...i like every piece of this Queen Idu..super duper nice..nice photography as well..

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  21. This pink blush look is so Stunning & kinda Girly on you and I love it ALL.

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  22. What a gorgeous look! I don't think that I ever saw a velvet plaid skirt before...and now I'm thinking why not? Velvet is such a dreamy material, one of my favs....It is so great that the velvet doesn't require ironing, isn't it? Between the two of us, I really hate ironing. The only thing I like to iron are towels...and who needs to iron them anyway?

    Anyway, I love the colours of this look. White, beinge and pink...so feminine and tender! so perfect for Spring. That sheer white lace top is so wonderful! Fabulous bomber jacket as well. From head to toe, this combo is amazing.

    You look utterly gorgeous dear!


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  23. Who's that handsome devil accompanying you! Swoon! I'm just loving that skirt, I've seen pleats everywhere but I can't say I've encountered them in velvet. I think I prefer it in velvet. There's a subtlety and modernity about it that's just beautiful

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  24. I love your style honey, you are always so chic!
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  25. I have seen a lot of styling of this pleated skirt, but yours is one of my favourite really. You look stunning.

    Bernie, xx
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  26. As stunning as always!
    Love your skirt and the lace details on your top,
    Emma
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  27. Stunning for my opinion you are so chic today
    Kisses

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  28. Beautiful outfit, you look stunning in this skirt and lace top :)

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  29. That hat and the skirt are such sweet and adorable looks for you. The lacy top is very lovely and flattering. Makes them seem even more soft and tempting under there. Adore those strappy shoes on you. In fact it was that bent over pose with its stunning side breast view and those wonderful toes that got me this morning. Those 2 combined to make it so incredible, so much pleasure!!! Your little friend is very sweet too (woof!)

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  30. You look totally stand out from the crowd! oh my I am so bad at taking care of clothes haha. DOn't even wanna think about how I would take care the skirt. In fact, I just burnt my Dr.Martens dress a month ago! T_T


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  31. This pleated skist is just amazing! Love all this girly look dear!
    xx

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  32. I love pleated skirts and you have styled yours in such a charming ensemble! Fantastic dear Idu! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  33. Oh very gorgeous style
    xx

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  34. Caring for pleats has always been a struggle for me, that's why I tend to stay away from them. Thanks for the style tips, Idu! They are very helpful. You look pretty in pink. I love the lace top and the hat. You are beautiful!

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  35. Thanks dear :) I'm glad you like them ^^ They are really cute! You will like to see more fashion from here.

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  36. You look absolutely darling, love this outfit. The pleated skirt is perfect. Gorgeous. Happy day to you lovely xx

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  37. I'm loving this blush barbie doll look. Absolutely gorgeous!!

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  38. Oh, wow! Your photos always leave me speechless! I wish I could recreate that outfit right now and look as fabulous as you! :D
    <3

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  39. Dear Idu, you are so right! Pleated skirts are still so fashionable and I love the tips you share here how to wear them. Honestly, I own some of these skirts but often don't know how to wear them :) You created a perfect combination and you look simply adorable!
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  40. blush is such a pretty colour on you.

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  41. This is such a stunning look, I absolutely love the colour scheme, anything with a pink or rosy hue and I'm sold, you look really fresh and feminine. In love!

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  42. Lovely outfit:) You look beautiful in pink:)
    kisses

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  43. Too fab in pleats! And I love the dog making an appearance!

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  44. this is so fabb i love your hair!
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  45. Idu, I love a pleated skirt but I'm mesmerized by that top! It is so gorgeous. What a beautiful lace and sleeve. Gorgeous. Love your makeup as well.
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  46. A pesar de que los colores pasteles no son mis favoritos, creo que este look es maravilloso, tanto la blusa como la falda son preciosas, estás divina Idu!!!
    Besitos guapa, Emi

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  48. Idu, your Gucci bag is gorgeous!! I love the pale pink shades and what an adorable doggy!

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  49. Stunning look.
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  50. have a nice weekend my dear!

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  51. A wonderful look. Love the skirt, the bag and cute jacket.

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  52. you look absolutely stunning in this pink outfit- so chic , romantic and elegant. HAve a lovely week dear xx

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  53. The pink and blush are so nice together, and I love the lace and pleats combo too.

    Great tips, I had no idea repleating was possible! :)

    Hope you are having a fantastic weekend!

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  54. You look so stunning in pink! And I'm in love with that Gucci bag :D
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  55. nice post dear :)
    kisses :)

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  56. I love this look, you look unbelievably gorgeous in pink. I'm stopping by to give you a big big hug for what happened today. So so sorry! Baci, Valeria - Coco et La vie en rose FASHION & BEAUTY

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  57. Totally adore this look on you, the entire ensemble is perfection. I love pleats, personally. Great tips, lovely! I have a pleater board from
    design school but you're right who has time for that? Not anymore! Also, the Unoma line sounds and looks wonderful, really love it and the brand sounds promising. Thanks for sharing! :-) /Madison

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  58. your style is so unique!
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  59. unas fotos chuliismas, me encantan!
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  60. This lace top is super cute on you Idu, and your dog is adorable.

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  61. dear you are so very beautiful in this look
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    have an happy day, kisses

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  62. perfect like always!! love your skirt and your bag is just perfect!!!

    kisses dear
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  63. I love how happy you look in these photos! This is just the perfect outfit for spring. The pastel pink hues pair so nicely together!

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  64. love your bag!

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