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

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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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131 Comments

  1. 22nd June 2011 / 12:23 pm

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

  2. 22nd June 2011 / 12:28 pm

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

  3. 22nd June 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. 22nd June 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 :-).

    Sarah
    x

    http://www.almostdelightful.com

  5. 22nd June 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
    22nd June 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. 22nd June 2011 / 4:04 pm

    Love your hair, very pretty πŸ™‚ x x

  8. 22nd June 2011 / 5:11 pm

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

    xoxo

  9. 22nd June 2011 / 5:34 pm

    love the nail colour so much xxx

  10. 22nd June 2011 / 5:41 pm

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

  11. 22nd June 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. 22nd June 2011 / 7:20 pm

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

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

    Your hair and your skirt looks great! Really pretty

  14. 22nd June 2011 / 8:28 pm

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

  15. Anonymous
    22nd June 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. 23rd June 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. 23rd June 2011 / 4:56 am

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

  18. 23rd June 2011 / 4:56 am

    PS Where is that skirt from?

  19. 23rd June 2011 / 5:56 am

    you are perfection in this outfit! absolutely love!

    xo Julia
    galmeetsglam.com

  20. 23rd June 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. 23rd June 2011 / 9:09 am

    I love the shade of your nail varnish!

  22. 23rd June 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
    inspiredbytheretired.blogspot.com

  23. 23rd June 2011 / 9:57 am

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

  24. 23rd June 2011 / 1:35 pm

    such a cute look! love your hair! x

  25. Anonymous
    23rd June 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. 23rd June 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. 23rd June 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. 23rd June 2011 / 2:25 pm

    OMG SOO BEAUTIFUL!love your hair xx

  29. 23rd June 2011 / 2:54 pm

    wonderful jewels. i love your style and those detail shots.

  30. Anonymous
    23rd June 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!
    πŸ˜€

    Jamilah xx

    http://shewearsthetrouser.blogspot.com/

  31. 23rd June 2011 / 5:39 pm

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

  32. 23rd June 2011 / 6:43 pm

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

  33. 23rd June 2011 / 8:34 pm

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

    Joelle
    xoxo

  34. 24th June 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

  35. 24th June 2011 / 3:46 am

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

  36. 24th June 2011 / 8:02 am

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

  37. 24th June 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™‚

  38. 24th June 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.

    Vintagejumbleaffair.blogspot.com

  39. Anonymous
    24th June 2011 / 3:07 pm

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

  40. 24th June 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

  41. 24th June 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.

    tacosandfreecandy.blogspot.com

  42. 25th June 2011 / 12:33 am

    Awesome dress!

    You're hair is so pretty πŸ™‚

    My blog
    xoxo Michaela

  43. 25th June 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!

    xoxo,
    Addie
    The Cat Hag

  44. 25th June 2011 / 5:44 am

    very cute ensemble! love your hair:)

  45. 25th June 2011 / 8:11 am

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

  46. 25th June 2011 / 10:21 am

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

  47. 25th June 2011 / 5:51 pm

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

    Hugs,
    E.

  48. 25th June 2011 / 6:24 pm

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

  49. Anonymous
    25th June 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

  50. Anonymous
    25th June 2011 / 10:31 pm

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

  51. 26th June 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

  52. 26th June 2011 / 8:25 am

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

  53. 26th June 2011 / 12:04 pm

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

  54. 26th June 2011 / 12:32 pm

    Very gorgeous! I love your rings!!

    xx,
    jemy
    jemyinwonderland.com

  55. 26th June 2011 / 2:59 pm

    beautiful outfit, and your haircut! πŸ™‚

  56. 26th June 2011 / 3:50 pm

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

  57. 26th June 2011 / 5:05 pm

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

  58. 26th June 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

  59. 26th June 2011 / 6:21 pm

    wow great outfit and your hair is beautiful!

  60. 26th June 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!

  61. 26th June 2011 / 6:52 pm

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

    now following!

    jess // LF

  62. 26th June 2011 / 7:54 pm

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

    x

  63. 26th June 2011 / 9:32 pm

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

    xx

  64. 26th June 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™‚

    kweshiedoodles.blogspot.com

  65. 26th June 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™‚

  66. Anonymous
    26th June 2011 / 10:57 pm

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

  67. 27th June 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!

    http://a-little-awkward.blogspot.com/

  68. 27th June 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! :]

  69. 27th June 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

  70. 27th June 2011 / 10:51 pm

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

  71. 28th June 2011 / 5:37 am

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

    seven-percentsolution.blogspot.com

  72. 28th June 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

  73. 28th June 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

  74. 28th June 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

  75. 28th June 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!

  76. 28th June 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.

  77. 29th June 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!!

  78. 29th June 2011 / 8:41 am

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

    Girl about Town XxX

  79. 29th June 2011 / 9:17 am

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

    xx

  80. 29th June 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!:)

    http://www.sickbytrend.com

    xx

    sBt

  81. 30th June 2011 / 8:32 pm

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

  82. 2nd July 2011 / 7:27 am

    Thank you πŸ™‚
    I love your ouftit

  83. 2nd July 2011 / 11:04 am

    omg, i just discovered you on lookbook. super cute looks and your hair is just amazing. q.q
    <3

  84. 3rd July 2011 / 1:42 pm

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

  85. 3rd July 2011 / 7:57 pm

    Your hair looks lovely like that πŸ™‚

    Love the outfit too! xx

  86. 7th July 2011 / 3:27 am

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

  87. 12th July 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…
    xoxo2befab

  88. 31st August 2011 / 5:08 am

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

    xx

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