Pleated Love Affair
I’m a huge fan of statement pieces (especially with beautiful semi precious stones) so it was naturally love at first sight when I laid eyes on EselviDesigns handmade jewelry by Shainery Vargas. Most of Shainery’s designs are bold and vibrant with a feminine touch of delicate wiring details that makes each piece unique and one of a kind.
[Photos by NR]
Top: H&M stripes blouse (similar here and here) | Bottoms: DIY pleated (faux) leather skirt (tutorial HERE) | Shoes: Valentino rockstud t-strap black pumps | Bag: Milly | Accessories: ASOS wide band ring set, Amelie wire bracelet c/o EselviDesigns | Glasses: Giorgio Armani
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I recalled mid last year my girl Sabby of RougeSpark and I searched high and low for the perfect black leather skirt. We seriously went on a mission (no joke) and even ordered numerous skirts online, only resulting in returns because we refused to pay $500 for this Alice + Olivia skirt which we really loved. All we wanted was a nice quality little leather (or faux) skirt that’s affordable, but for some reason, it was nearly impossible at that time (pleated leather skirt recession I’m guessing).
Well you know what they say…when you can’t find something, just make it. Ok, I’m not sure if anyone actually said that but it sure gave me that extra push. I have to warn ya, the fabric was stubborn to work with especially through the sewing machine, but if you’re patient, you can get exactly what you want for under $25, it’s your labor of love and you can save the money to buy more shoes! :)
See my Skirt DIY Tutorial HERE
I love the combination of this top, skirt and shoe combo. Your DIY’s are always perfection. I love this skirt, and i know just what you mean about searching for the perfect one and them all being just way to overpriced, or Wrinkled!
You made this skirt?! Amazing!! So perfect :)
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The skirt really flatters your body, added bonus points since it’s hand made and under $25 :)
Wow, THOSE SHOES!
Love the outfit! Wish I had the talent and patience to make that beautiful skirt! It will look phenomenal with my brand new pair of pumps from Alonai!
Great look, love that bracelet.
I love your style KTR!
You are really my icon for making the prettiest skirts KT…..love everything you put together here!!!!
KT, I love your style and love how you are always so classy yet still sexy at the same time. I love the waves you have going on especially in the bangs. Can I ask how you achieved the look?
One of my favorite looks of you! Love those heels and I can’t wait to try this DIY, You are so talented my dear!
I am in LOVE with this look, so simply yet it’s so glammed. I think it’s your hair or your shoes. Speaking of shoes I’m LOVING those shoes!! I’m glad you picked the black and nude one! :)
You are too talented! You are right though, I also refuse to pay that much for a skirt and I applaude you for making this skirt a DIY project and succeeded!!
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Love your style, amazing DIY !! Love your shoes, love Valentino´s Shoes!