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Friday, January 27, 2017

Accordion Pleats & Tulle

According to dictionary.com, accordion pleats have been around since the 1800's. They're classic. We've seen them sashay down fashion runways. Marilyn Monroe is famously known for her white accordion dress being blown from a subway grate. Child Star Shirley Temple (I'm a vintage movie buff) wore an accordion dress in the movie, 'The Little Girl Who Fought The Great Depression'. The list goes on and on. When people ask me what my particular style is, I always respond...CLASSIC. It's who I am. My fashion sense (like my home) is no fuss, understated, simple, classy and elegant. When eShakti asked me to model a dress for them, their Accordian Pleat Tulle and Cotton Knit Midi Dress immediately caught my eye. Not only does it have accordion pleats, but it also has an overlay of tulle! Tulle is so dreamy. This dress has a simple elastic band at the waist, pockets and is topped off with a scooped neck ballerina style neckline. Plus, it's classic black. How much does this dress cost? Only $55 and change. It looks more expensive. My Look: $55 dress #gotitfree + $5 Sunnies + Bobbi Brown Makeup + Chanel Shopping Bag :) You don't have to spend a lot of money, to look like a million bucks! I love that eShakti caters to different sizes and their designs can be customized. I've been a series of sizes my entire life. Study your body shape. Know your strengths & weaknesses. Build your wardrobe based on what works for YOU! It's a formula only you can unlock. eShakti can be found on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Pinterest and other social media. #eShakti #realfashionforrealpeople




Beautiful skirt….so chic!!!


Sophie Atieno said...

Such a nice skirt.I have been searching for such.

Yiotou_La said...

You look amazing Kim! Love the skirt, so pretty :) Hope you have an amazing weekend! x


Gabrielle said...

The overlay of tulle definitely gets a thumbs up from me - anything tulle tends to look completely dreamy! It's lovely to see a fashion-focussed post on your blog Kim, it's always fun seeing more of someone's personal style :)

Gabrielle | A Glass Of Ice x

Fashionelja said...

Great look, honey



Emmylou MW said...

Kim, love love love this outfit! You look so fab, girl....such a classic and classy outfit. That skirt is such a great addition to any wardrobe, and I love how you styled it with an all-black ensemble. Two thumbs up:)
Have a lovely weekend, and a great CNY:)

Cee said...

I totally agree, Kim - you don't have to spend a lot of money to look like a million bucks! (My one exception to that is always looking for quality fabrics - polyester is not my friend.) Classic styles will never fail you in that regard. I go back and forth in my relationship with pleased, but this season I can't get enough of them, so I just love this skirt. The overlay of tulle is such a fun and unexpected touch!

Rowena @ rolala loves said...

This dress has such a classic and feminine vibe but the tulle overlay on the skirt just gives it that extra touch of ballerina inspired oomph! You made a perfect choice and it looks fabulous Kim! Happy weekend and happy lunar new year babe!

Tanya Dufour said...

Very cute! This outfit reminds me of Breakfast at Tiffany's. Def a classic! I have worked with eshakti before and I love that they customize pieces for all shapes and sizes.

Lorena said...

You had me at "tulle", this skirt looks very good Kim - and I think you did a good job styling it with the dark top.
It reminds me of a ballerina inspired gown. Very pretty.

Shira said...

YASSSSSSSSSSSSS girl! I love this! Perfectly styled and so chic the way you let the skirt do all the talking! I also tend to like more classic styling but I do get colorful haha. This is a good reminder that sometimes I should probably dial it back. Love seeing your fashion post! And I love that Eshakti is so affordable for doing customizing. Gorgeous look, Kim! xx


Miss Val's Creations said...

I love it Kim. Beautiful wardrobe piece. Like you, I love my pieces to be classic so they are easy to wear and never go out of style. I think I need an accordion skirt now. :)

Jalisa Giron said...

Kim, you look absolutely STUNNNNNNNNNNNING! I mean that second shot of you with those sunnies, tho! I guess you can tell that I love the look, haha! The dress looks amazing on you and I love the addition of those sunnies and that beautiful lip color. I love eShakti's clothing and mission and you and wear this dress so well, my friend! Thanks for sharing and I hope you have the most amazing weekend ahead!



Nina Kobi said...

You look stunning in this skirt, and how gorgeous are your sunnies.
Nina's Style Blog

nicolenyasha said...

Loove the all black look!


Mercy F said...

I like your pleated skirt, you look elegant.


Leah and Rachel Collins said...

You look absolutely lovely! The black skirt is so classic and beautiful. The material looks really nice too which is always a plus!

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Caliope Couture said...

Accordion pleats are really stylish - what a timelessly elegant look! Love it!
Christina ♥ https://caliope-couture.com

Ivana Split said...

you look gorgeous in this dress. I love pleats, I always loved them. Classic style is something that is always trendy. I agree with what you say - our style is something that we need to unlock. It is a combination of what we like and what we feel good it. It is about figuring out what makes us the happiest, what feels most like us. Such a tres chic styling dear...It's great to see an outfit post from you.

Sharmili R said...

Everything about this dress down to the styling is so classic! I had no idea that pleats had been around so long so thanks for teaching me something new ;)

Mili | Sharmtoaster

Jenny said...

Loving those glasses girl! Very bold and the whole outfit is so chic x

Jenny | Krystel Couture. x

Linda Libra Loca said...

I am absolutely not into pleats and tulle, but you are right about it being classic and fashionable. Plus, it suits you very well!

Linda, Libra, Loca: Beauty, Baby and Backpacking

LyddieGal said...

I do agree, it's always best to reach for the classics! The pleated skirt is gorgeous, I wish they had a version that was just skirt and not a dress.
Chic on the Cheap

Lyosha Varezhkina said...

the skirt is absolutely adorable on you Kim! Very-very nice look!

Ashley Sue said...

You look amazing Kim! This definitely looks very classy and beautiful!

Pamela RG said...

You look so chic Kim. Love the pleats on your skirt. It looks so feminine.

Lily A. said...

Kim, you look AMAZING! This dress looks great on you! Love the pleated skirt, so pretty and definitely classic.
I hope you do more fashion posts, you look fabulous!
xo, Lily
Beauty With Lily

E. Jones - Fitness and Lipstick Blog said...

Very beautiful

Mica T said...

This is a stunning dress on you Kim! You look wonderful! I wish eshakti shipped to Australia, they have so many nice pieces.

Did you know Chanel actually made leather versions of the shopping bag? That's what I thought you had at first, haha! Your outfit would have been a lot more expensive if it was!

Hope you had a wonderful weekend :)

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Diva Desle said...

Hi Kim!! You look absolutely stunning!!! Definitely Breakfast at Tiffany's vibes ;-)

jo said...

Omg Kim! You look beautiful here! I'm so happy to see a fashion post. I love e-Shakti. Honestly, you look like a movie star! Would love to see more of your fashion choices.

xo Jo


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