One Piece Many Ways: The Midi Pleated Skirt (Day 211)

Linking up with Putting Me Together for the One Piece Many Ways challenge, I chose my yellow pleated midi skirt because let’s be honest, the midi is an awkward length for anyone under 6 feet tall, so I put my thinking cap on and defied it’s impracticality by creating five different looks:


Break it down *cue music*

Exhibit A:





My hubby couldn’t decide if I was going for a little Spanish flair here, Little House on the Prairie, or if this was my proper librarian getup.  All I can say is, pink and yellow warm my soul.  And someone bring me some tea and crumpets, stat!

Exhibit B:





Sunflowers? Crop top? The 90s are calling.  But that’s ok, because 90s are the new 80s.  I remember when crop tops were around the first time.  I was in the 6th grade and everyone was wearing them.  Except for me.  Luckily, I wasn’t one to beg for clothes “like everyone else was wearing,” and I was painfully modest anyway.  We’re talking “wear three shirts so no one can see my training bra lines” kind of modest here.  And look at me now, flaunting that little strip of skin.  No telling what fashion risks I’ll be taking in my 50s.  Funny story about these sunflowers.  They were at someone’s house about a block away from us.  The couple inside were having a loud domestic dispute, but I took my chances.  Phen kept saying, “hurry and smile so we can get out of here before they come out with a shotgun.”

Exhibit C:





Would you judge me if I told you that this top is actually my nightgown?  Maybe it is and maybe it isn’t…but if it is my nightgown, isn’t it nice that all I have to do is remove the skirt and slip straight into bed? I’d call that a win. A hypothetical win of course.

Exhibit D:




Yo, yo, yo.  And that’s all I have to say about my motorcycle-vest-meets-grandma’s-skirt action.

Exhibit E:





Shouldn’t I be doing the salsa?  This was not the scarf I intended to use, but of course I couldn’t find the one that I wanted.  Also, I should have skipped the lazy and finished buckling my shoes, but I’m over it so you should be too.

So let’s talk about the midi skirt.  I tried to pair it with some flats and sandals and it was a definite no-no.  I think the trick with this length is to make your legs look as long as possible and be mindful of proportions.

Hope you enjoyed the show.  That’ll be a virtual buck fifty.  Thanks for playing.

42 thoughts on “One Piece Many Ways: The Midi Pleated Skirt (Day 211)

    • thank you for the response 🙂 I think the first look was my favorite too. You’d be surprised what you can wear, having a long torso and shorter legs, I wouldn’t have said I could wear this either.

  1. not enough “like” buttons for this one!!! AND huge huge kudos to hubby photographer!!! Amazing job on all counts!!!

  2. I love this skirt! I have a similar, but shorter skirt, and it is just so bright and cheery. Yellow is a great color to bring sunshine to your day. I love the bright blue crop top, but my favorite is the last one. I tend to forget about neutral colors a lot, so it was a nice reminder that I can pair yellow with brown and still get a great look. 🙂

  3. Okay, first of all, that yellow skirt is so pretty! I love pleated skirts and it is just so flattering on you. Which is kind of a big deal because midi-skirts are so hard to wear. I’m 5’10” and I just can’t pull ’em off.

    Secondly, I love the crop-top look. So cute!

    Finally, I am so glad I found your blog (through Audrey’s link-up). Consider me a new follower. Oh and I live in Oklahoma too 🙂

    • Thank you, I just didn’t care for the way flats looked with it on me, but you should give it a try with them! There aren’t really any right or wrong ways, it’s all about personal preference and style 🙂

  4. Love your One Piece Many Ways post. I have a white pleated midi skirt that I don’t wear often because I can’t figure out how to. You provided some great ideas.

  5. Look at all your comments! Your blog is exploding! 😀

    The first 2 looks are my faves. Little house on the praire? I love. And way to go rocking the crop top!! I’m giving you so many props for that one! LOL I’m glad I’m the only one getting less conservative in my old age. Although, I’m not quite sure I will ever feel confident enough to wear a crop top (apart from that one costume party years ago when I dressed up as Kim Possible….). 😀

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