Pleated Star Week in Review

Our eleventh POW (Piece of the Week) is the Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End, a pretty pleated skirt with a descending star print. This skirt is perfect for summer, but can be rocked in fall too. With its soft femininity, we tended to mix it with tough contrasts, for fun and pretty, strong and feminine style. We learned how to style it for a geek chic look, a special occasion with a walk on the beach, with a crisp white blouse for work, nautical business casual, and more. We focused on some great transitional summer-to-fall tips and easy changes. We even highlighted some versatile piece s to style it with like the It’s a Wrap Shirt and the Recess Tank and Recess Topper. What a versatile skirt! Plus, many of these styles and tips can be applied to another pleated or fancy skirt.


Let’s dive in to reviewing the seven looks. Which is your favorite?

Nautical On-trend Librarian Manic Monday: Mix a casual, graphic tank with a pretty skirt and classic cardigan for Manic Monday outfit.

Outfit: Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End, 3/4 Sleeve Favorite Cardigan by Merona from Target, Ahoy Tank from cabi spring 2012, Older Aerosoles, Crazy Lace Agate Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet by Solid Treasures, Citrine Crystal Wire Wrapped Pendant on Vintage Brass Chain by Shine Chaser Jewelry, Mermaid Earrings by Kelly Annie,  No Slip Grip Skinny Headbands by SCUNCI from Target.

Posted: October 03, 2016

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Cozy Layers Four Ways and a Mom Bun Tuesday: Dress down your pretty skirt with casual, comfortable layers and a mom bun.

Outfit: Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End, along with the Recess TankRecess Topper, Chelsea Charm Necklace from cabi Fall 2016. Accessories are the Silver ball studs from Target, similar to the ones in this set,Crazy Lace Agate Sterling Silver Cuff Bracelet by Solid Treasures, and older Aerosoles

Posted: September 27, 2016

For four ways to style the tops, read the post.

Working It Printed, Pleated & Classy Wednesday: When you start with a dressy skirt, you don’t need to add a jacket to be profession, just a crisp blouse and sophisticated accessories.

Outfit:  Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End, It’s a Wrap Shirt from cabi Fall 2066, Kipling Belt from cabi Fall 2015, nude suede pumps from Target last year, and the  Contessa Necklace & Vintage Stud earrings from Fall 2014 cabi.

Posted: October 12, 2016

For the full wrap, make your way to the post!

Pretty Terrific Geek Chic Thursday: Mix a pretty skirt with geek pieces for and edgy, feminine geek chic look!

Outfit: Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End, Kate McKinnon Simple Portrait Sleeveless Tank Top by Kazzar on Amazon, Periodic Table Cuff  by ZAD from Zulily, Holtzmann’s ScrewU Necklace by inspiredbyfandom on Etsy, Monterey Lace-up Sneakers by SeaVees from Stitch Fix,  Shimmer Hoop Earrings from Vera Bradly.

Posted: September 29, 2016

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Beachy Warrior Goddess Date Night: Mix tough with feminine and goddess accessories for a beachy warrior goddess date night look

Outfit: Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End, Muscle Tee from cabi Spring 2016, Yet Another by AerosolesMermaid Earrings & Athena Necklace by Kelly Annie, along with the Sandstone cuff & Sandstone ring custom order with Solid Treasures.

Posted: October 07, 2016

For more Goddess style and beach pictures, see the full post!

Cozy Cabled Rocky Coast Saturday: For a cozy take on a pleated skirt, add comfy pieces like a big cowl-neck sweater and suede boots.

Outfit: Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End, Cable Cowl from cabi Fall 2016, Chelsea Charm Necklace from cabi Fall 2016, Hammered Crescent Moon Gold earrings from Fab’rik, Older L.L. Bean blue suede ballet flats Wonderful boots by Aerosoles.

Posted: October 01, 2016

Snuggle into the whole post for more cozy styling tips.

Beach Easy Elegant Sunday Best: Mix up your dress up by pairing a feminine, elegant skirt with a high end tee, easy beach hair, and pearls for the perfect look for a special occasion and a stroll on the beach after

Outfit: Pleated Star Skirt from Canvas by Lands’ End, Kris Top from cabi Spring 2016, pearls were a wedding gift from my husband and they are from Robert Lance Jewelers,Unisa Eavvi Sandalsold at DSW.

Posted: September 25, 2016

For tips on a beachy, casual elegance, do read the full post!



Don't forget the other Week in Review posts, for a quick look at past POW and styling inspiration.

And that’s a wrap on our starry, geeky, pretty, transitional, tough, and versatile POW 11. What do you want to see for POW 12?