Outfit: Pleats And Plaits

how to wear midi pleated skirt, milkmaid braid hairstyle

black bow brooch

milkmaid braid plaited hairstyle
yellow nail polish
yellow nail polish
black bow brooch
milkmaid braid hairstyle

Black Bow: Temporary:Secretary

So, we have all been waiting for the sun to shine – but June is almost over and it’s still cold and windy. Yesterday was just as dull and these quick snaps were taken just before it was about to pour down with rain. In my last post, I showed you the floral headband (which doubles up as a wrap around bracelet) so here I am wearing it both ways. I had been looking for a subtle one but after having no luck, I decided to make my own. I wanted one that I could wear without feeling a bit self conscious!

I keep forgetting to mention it but I won the Look Mag weekly style competition – here’s the link to their page. Thank you to everyone who voted for me.

How is everyone’s summer so far? Since buying the Dawson’s Creek box set three years ago, I make it an annual ritual to watch it back to back at this time of year. No particular reason, really. I just feel the need to reunite with the gang during the summer. (I talk about them as if know them!) I was obsessed with it when I was a teenager, I recorded it on VHS and watched it every day. So watching it now really takes me back!

A simpler time before DVD’s, ipods, mobile phones, texting, Facebook, and hair straighteners! Evidently, Joey Potter’s hair is mental in season one. I’m on series 3 at the moment, Joey’s hair is straight. This must have been when straighteners were invented! No more Dorito head! Huzzah!

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  1. June 22, 2011 / 12:23 pm

    I wish the sun would come out! I love your nail varnish & hairstyle πŸ™‚ x

  2. June 22, 2011 / 12:28 pm

    haha dorito head
    lovely post
    you look amazing – that outfit is seriously awesome, loving that skirt x

  3. June 22, 2011 / 12:47 pm

    gorgeous outfit! the skirt's just beautiful!

    I love lil traditions like that! I've tried rewatching The OC but it's not as exciting as I remember it haha

  4. June 22, 2011 / 2:07 pm

    My summer has been ok thanks, yet rather unremarkable! I love how you've done your hair, it's so pretty and elegant. I also love your bracelet, much for the same reasons :-).



  5. June 22, 2011 / 2:48 pm

    I got absolutely soaked on the way back from work today, so a dvd boxset seems very fitting right now. Those rings are fabulous and I do like your hair style – very pretty. Love from (rainy) London xo

  6. Anonymous
    June 22, 2011 / 3:38 pm

    The skirt is so lovely, and the yellow nail varnish is jealousy-inducing. Might just have to go out and buy one!

    I'm a bit of a Veronica Mars junkie, that's what I turn to over and over again and watch all the way through!

  7. June 22, 2011 / 4:04 pm

    Love your hair, very pretty πŸ™‚ x x

  8. June 22, 2011 / 5:11 pm

    loving the jewelery and your nails are amazing. love your blouse and your hair looks super cool,


  9. June 22, 2011 / 5:34 pm

    love the nail colour so much xxx

  10. June 22, 2011 / 5:41 pm

    I really love the Princess Green ring, such a nice colour!

  11. June 22, 2011 / 6:14 pm

    I love it worn as a bracelet! Looks so delicate and pretty. And your skirt is lovely too. Missguided are doing very well at the mo.

  12. June 22, 2011 / 7:20 pm

    Looking gorgeous as I ever! I love the headband / bracelet! xxx

  13. Anonymous
    June 22, 2011 / 7:51 pm

    Your hair and your skirt looks great! Really pretty

  14. June 22, 2011 / 8:28 pm

    I love all the rings and your outfit is so cute xx

  15. Anonymous
    June 22, 2011 / 9:24 pm

    Hehehe "Dorito Head"- that's so funny! I totally know what you mean though. You can tell from my school pictures the year when I got a hair straightener, because all the years before that I was definitely a dorito head. I love this post and your pretty jewelry!

  16. June 23, 2011 / 2:00 am

    Loving everything about this outfit. Very pretty and feminine. From the braid and rosebud crown in your hair to the pleated skirt and peter pan collared blouse. I think it's nifty that the headband also doubles as a bracelet.

    Haven't watched Dawson's Creek in so long. Loved that show along with Felicity.

    PS- Congrats on winning the Look Mag win!

  17. June 23, 2011 / 4:56 am

    I love your yellow nails and the little bow ribbon, great outfit!

  18. June 23, 2011 / 4:56 am

    PS Where is that skirt from?

  19. June 23, 2011 / 5:56 am

    you are perfection in this outfit! absolutely love!

    xo Julia

  20. June 23, 2011 / 6:32 am

    Thank you so much for the comment on my blog! I love this outfit so much. Your pleated skirt looks great with the cute peter pan collared top. Awesome array of accessories too! So many pretty rings and a really fun nail color too!

  21. June 23, 2011 / 9:09 am

    I love the shade of your nail varnish!

  22. June 23, 2011 / 9:45 am

    Love the hair-it's so cute! I'm a big fan of the pink and gold princess ring too πŸ™‚
    Its such a shame about the weather, every year there is a big hype and its just always a bit of a chilly, cloudy let-down! Can you tell I need a holiday haha?!
    Rachelle xxx

  23. June 23, 2011 / 9:57 am

    Amazing jewellery. Your outfit is so vintage and stylishβ™₯

  24. June 23, 2011 / 1:35 pm

    such a cute look! love your hair! x

  25. Anonymous
    June 23, 2011 / 1:39 pm

    Thank-you for the comment my lovely, you are so beautiful! I love your clothing you've never thought about selling clothing on your shop have you? xx

  26. June 23, 2011 / 1:58 pm

    haha im having a dawsons creek moment this week too, can't wait to see the transition of joey potter's hair!
    this outfit is so beautiful and elegant on you, i am OBSESSED with black bows on shirts and the rings are beautiful xox

  27. June 23, 2011 / 2:04 pm

    Seriously, your braids are so cute. I love your hair colour and those nails too! I don't own an yellow polish but I feel that I must! What brand and colour is it?

  28. June 23, 2011 / 2:25 pm

    OMG SOO BEAUTIFUL!love your hair xx

  29. Anonymous
    June 23, 2011 / 4:55 pm

    Thank you for the lovely comments!
    I'm, lovinnggg your jewellery, especially the black ring and the rose bracelet which is beautiful, I have never seen anything like it.
    I might just give in and buy them!

    Jamilah xx


  30. June 23, 2011 / 5:39 pm

    You look so pretty! Love this outfit and rings look fab! x

  31. June 23, 2011 / 6:43 pm

    I will definitely be buying the bracelet/headband. Such a festivally item πŸ™‚

  32. June 23, 2011 / 8:34 pm

    I have been looking for a flower garland-style headband for AGES! And it doubles as a bracelet – fabulous! πŸ™‚


  33. June 24, 2011 / 1:19 am

    can we hangout and talk about cute stuff like clothes and milk maid braids? hehe.

    so. freaking. cute. like, geez!
    xo, jamie

  34. June 24, 2011 / 3:46 am

    just adore this whole look, everything you're wearing is beautiful! including the hair, amazing

  35. June 24, 2011 / 8:02 am

    Love this skirt – it's too cute. Your hair is perfect too, you look fab! xx

  36. June 24, 2011 / 1:34 pm

    I've been watcing lots of Pushing Daisies – I'm on about episode 4 or 5 of season 2 – seriously need to slow down a bit otherwise there won't be any more to watch lol.

    Ned and Chuck are so cute πŸ™‚

  37. June 24, 2011 / 1:58 pm

    Particularly love the floral headband come bracelet- I might try a little DIY of my own but not sure if the end result will be as cute as yours, so I might just buy yours.


  38. Anonymous
    June 24, 2011 / 3:07 pm

    These photo's are stunning! so sweet and adorable! your outfit is so angelic. Gorgeous blog.

  39. June 24, 2011 / 6:41 pm

    i adore this, your nail polish and the ring combo! i'm wearing that skirt right now too, hehe πŸ™‚ xx

  40. June 24, 2011 / 11:10 pm

    It is quite depressing that it's nearly the end of June and the sun still isn't shining. I can definitely relate. I love the versatility of the headband/bracelet! Great idea.


  41. June 25, 2011 / 12:33 am

    Awesome dress!

    You're hair is so pretty πŸ™‚

    My blog
    xoxo Michaela

  42. June 25, 2011 / 1:15 am

    Congrats on winning the competition sweetie, it couldn't happen to a nicer girl. πŸ™‚

    And I am loving how crafty you are in making things. I am such a dud, and would probably never be able to make anything for myself to wear in this lifetime ever hehe.

    Hope you are having a good weekend!

    The Cat Hag

  43. June 25, 2011 / 5:44 am

    very cute ensemble! love your hair:)

  44. June 25, 2011 / 8:11 am

    Stunning pictures dear! I love your hairdo too, so pretty ❀

  45. June 25, 2011 / 10:21 am

    I like your outfit, your skirt, your ring…!!! I folow you!

  46. June 25, 2011 / 5:51 pm

    I love everything about this look! The accessories are beyond cute!


  47. June 25, 2011 / 6:24 pm

    I love your hairstyle! And the skirt is really cute!

  48. Anonymous
    June 25, 2011 / 8:49 pm

    I love your hair! It's so cute! Outfit is gorgeous too, and I am digging (for want of a better word!) the yellow nails!

    Kathryn Xx

  49. Anonymous
    June 25, 2011 / 10:31 pm

    Hey. Oh goosh I love your hair. It is so cute and I like the floral band also. πŸ™‚

  50. June 26, 2011 / 7:31 am

    love the skirt, gorgeous with the belt! it is really the finishing touch. huge fan of your amazing hair style! when my hair would be longer, i would definitely try this out. gorgeous look girl because everything fits so well together

  51. June 26, 2011 / 8:25 am

    this outfit is perfection. one of my favourite hairstyles, nail colour & skirt style!

  52. June 26, 2011 / 12:04 pm

    I like everything…btw very cool blog!! IΒ΄m addicted πŸ˜›
    Love Nadine πŸ˜‰

  53. June 26, 2011 / 12:32 pm

    Very gorgeous! I love your rings!!


  54. June 26, 2011 / 2:59 pm

    beautiful outfit, and your haircut! πŸ™‚

  55. June 26, 2011 / 3:50 pm

    ahh your hair is gorgeous!
    Congrats on being featured by Look!

  56. June 26, 2011 / 5:05 pm

    Love absolutely everything about this outfit, your hair, the nails, the skirt.. amazing!
    Think I may need that opal ring!

  57. June 26, 2011 / 5:26 pm

    sooo i'm jamie and im in california! and what about you miss cutie? i mean, we should have a bloggers camp or something fabulous like that. all we would do is dress up cute & take photos and shop, lol.

    anyway, hope that you had a fantastic week! i gotta start packing up my things for the move so this upcoming week is going to be like torture especially because I have school too. have a great start to your week tomorrow dear!

    xo, jamie

  58. June 26, 2011 / 6:21 pm

    wow great outfit and your hair is beautiful!

  59. June 26, 2011 / 6:42 pm

    Ah I wish I could wear my hair like this! Congrats on wearing the Look competition, it's well deserved and I love the boots you wore there and the skirt you're wearing here.
    Crazy to think Katie Holmes was once Joey Potter!

  60. June 26, 2011 / 6:52 pm

    love your pretty styled hair and your yellow nails-so chic!

    now following!

    jess // LF

  61. June 26, 2011 / 7:54 pm

    gorgeous outfit. wish i could pull off a skirt like that!


  62. June 26, 2011 / 9:32 pm

    wow! amazing this rings, i really love them, are amazing!
    have a nice day!


  63. June 26, 2011 / 9:37 pm

    you're outfit is so demure. love it! πŸ™‚ i love the braids. thanks for the comment by the way. πŸ™‚


  64. June 26, 2011 / 10:24 pm

    you look so beautiful! i really like your blog, and from now on im your new follower πŸ™‚ you are anytime welcome on my blog too πŸ™‚

  65. Anonymous
    June 26, 2011 / 10:57 pm

    Super, super, supercute outfit! Love the hair πŸ™‚
    L x

  66. June 27, 2011 / 12:26 am

    Your outfit is so lovely and for this summer I'm planning on reading 3 books (the virginity club, the 5 people you meet in heaven and confessions of a shopaholic) and I'm going to raise a puppy!


  67. June 27, 2011 / 3:33 am

    You are so pretty!! I am in love with your style and jewelry!! :] You have a lovely blog! Happy I found it! :]

  68. June 27, 2011 / 10:11 pm

    This is the cutest girliest outfit. Your hair is lovely. And I love the hairband- I know what you mean about feeling self concious

  69. June 27, 2011 / 10:51 pm

    Beautiful pictures and I love all your rings! The hair is amazing, especially with all the roses πŸ™‚

  70. June 28, 2011 / 5:37 am

    I like the pleats in this dress as well as how you wore it!


  71. June 28, 2011 / 8:38 am

    Thanks so much for your kind comment and for following me – I'm following you now too so that, among other things, you can give me loads more hair inspiration! x

  72. June 28, 2011 / 4:50 pm

    Lovely pics, I love the colour of your hair. How could you forget such a fab win? πŸ˜‰ Thanks for visiting my blog xx

  73. June 28, 2011 / 6:38 pm

    Okay, I'm in love with this whole thing – your hair looks beaut, and that outfit is just perfectly put together. Love your nails, love the rings, too…

    Good job, I'd say! x

  74. June 28, 2011 / 8:48 pm

    I really love the name of your blog, so cool! Your accessories, your nailpolish, your hair….your everything is so sweet and fantabulous. I’m following you girl!

  75. June 28, 2011 / 10:16 pm

    I love your pleated skirt, it's the prettiest color. Your hair is very cute, I could never get mine to look like this.

  76. June 29, 2011 / 6:46 am

    super super cute outfit!!!!! i love!!!
    and have fun watching dawson's creek!!! haha I never got on the bandwagon with that show lol!!! maybe i was too young to understand. . ..lol!!

  77. June 29, 2011 / 8:41 am

    What a stunning outfit! I love your plaits!
    Your hair and skirt look beautiful together!

    Girl about Town XxX

  78. June 29, 2011 / 9:17 am

    This is gorgeous! I love your hair, it's so beautiful. Ahh, I just love this whole look, so pretty.


  79. June 29, 2011 / 10:31 am

    beautiful! Loves everything here!! those nails, that skirt, hairstyle… πŸ˜€ I'm following!

    Look my blog and if you like it, follow me!:)




  80. June 30, 2011 / 8:32 pm

    Your hair looks amazing! I love what your wearing pretty pictures. The colour of your skirt is lovely <3

  81. July 2, 2011 / 7:27 am

    Thank you πŸ™‚
    I love your ouftit

  82. July 2, 2011 / 11:04 am

    omg, i just discovered you on lookbook. super cute looks and your hair is just amazing. q.q

  83. July 3, 2011 / 1:42 pm

    this is so wonderful! what a brilliant blog you have!

  84. July 3, 2011 / 7:57 pm

    Your hair looks lovely like that πŸ™‚

    Love the outfit too! xx

  85. July 7, 2011 / 3:27 am

    how cute are you! found your blog and you have the prettiest post! adore the skirt

  86. July 12, 2011 / 6:40 pm

    Hi dear!!!!!
    I have the TOMMY HILFIGER contest on my blog…
    you can take part in it…and tell me : what do you think about the Preppy style?;)

    we can follow each other..let me know..I like so much your blog…

  87. August 31, 2011 / 5:08 am

    I love every single detail of that outfit. Especially your hair and the little flowers!


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