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Birds are singing, grass is growing, and my eyes are itchy. That means one thing, Spring is coming! Spring's been on my mind for quite some time and I've mentally noted that pleats will be my spring fling! Not just regular pleats, accordion pleats! 

Accordion pleats are soft and feminine. As you're walking, the skirt moves gracefully swishing from side to side. It's quite appealing! 

Do you like pleats? Or are you a gal that can’t quite figure out what to wear with a pleated skirt? Here are some tips and tricks on how to wear this particular skirt without that school girl look. 

Top:
If you’re unsure about what to wear with a pleated skirt here’s one thing to keep in mind, make sure your top is a simple cut.

I picked out a simple silk blouse that can be purchased just about anywhere. This is a staple and should be in every woman’s wardrobe. You also have the option of wearing a belt with your skirt allowing you to play up those curves! Oh yes people, even if you don't have any!
 
For an effortless look, roll up your sleeves and unbutton the top. Pleats are fun! You don’t want to take away from the zig zags and swishy feel with a busy blouse.

Accessories:
Keep the look classy with jewel tones, big bangles, or a statement necklace. These are great ways to warm up and complete the look. All you need is a doctor bag, bowling bag, or sexy sling purse and you’re ready for a day or evening look!
Shoes:
Platforms? I know they’re pretty popular right now but I’d step away and step into pumps, peep-toes, or ballet flats. All classic and can be worn with everything!
Seems simple enough right? I'm in love with accordion pleats! If I can find one in a bright green I'd be one happy lady! If you're already a pleat lover, fabulous! If not, I hope to see YOU rockin' a pleat skirt soon!

Your friend,

Blair

 
 
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Dear Cupid, 
I know you're a busy guy, flying around with your bow and arrow of love and all.  So, I'm writing this piece of advice for you.  With Valentine's Day a mere week away, this "love" letter is designed to make your life easier.  You'll save yourself a lot of time, and me the calories of a decadent box of Godiva.  To be completely honest, it'll expand your horizons when it comes to heart-day gifts.  In an effort to make this a win-win holiday for everyone, I suggest you stick to the list:

1. Marc by Marc Jacobs Mini Charm Heart Stud Earrings
2. Henri Bendel Bow Leather Bracelet
3. Chanel Sunglasses
4. Rachel Roy Lacina Wedges
5. BaubleBar Nameplate Necklace
6. Isaac Mizrahi Quilted Cross body Bag
                                                                                         7. Ivanka Trump Necklace
                                                                                         8. Toms Corbel Classic Floral Print Shoes
                                                                                         9. Kate Spade 'Be Mine' Mini Heart Ring
                                                                                       10. David Beckham Bodywear (for my stud, of course)

Cupid, you're so sweet to read this and even sweeter to make any one (or multiple) of these items meet me on a day in honor of you.  By no means are all of these gifts required next week, but they would certainly make my heart happy.  

Until next year, keep the love in the air,
Sadie