Perfectly Pleated


We've all had that Carrie Bradshaw, Sex and the City moment where you so beautifully turn around in slow motion, and in that very moment, the sun hits you at the perfect angle, you hair is free flowing, the wind hits your dress perfectly, and everything is beautiful and glamourous.  Well today is NOT that day, lol.  I have to be honest in saying those days rarely exist.  Either your makeup is on point and your hair won't do right, or your outfit looks amazing, but the complimenting shoes hurt your feet, so you grin and bear it, lol.  What does often times occur, is that an imperfect moment becomes a beautiful moment, and in that time and place all is perfect.



Speaking of perfect moments . . . . NOW is the time to stock up on chic dresses that can be worn next spring and summer, as most stores are clearing inventory to make room for fall placements.  On Friday, while I was out on a date with myself (yes, I take myself out from time to time), I visited Belk's and shopped their amazing sale.  I saved $91 on this beautiful pleated maxi dress (available HERE - please note, online sales have been moving fast, you may have better luck shopping in store) and walked out with it for only $17 . . . . . that's right, only $17!!! I selected this magenta color because it looks so rich, but they also had a beautiful coral, turquoise, and a multi-color option.

When it came to styling the look, I paired the dress with a vintage gold sequins belt to accentuate the waist, gold accessories, and my new gold thick heeled sandals that I also bought on sale this week for only $6.99 (see IG post below).












MAXI DRESS - it all starts here

ACCESSORIES



20 comments

  1. I love a pleated dress! I have a long skirt like this & it just makes me feel so elegant. Your perfectly purple pleated dress is perfect! :) I love the length & the gold touches you added...those shoes, yes!! Can't believe you found it for $17....gosh, those are the best finds...when it looks like a $100, but you've only spent a few bucks. Awesome! Great post! :)

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  2. This is absolutely beautiful! The color is so royal and I love the gold accents. You worked this dress - I don't normally do long dreses because I'm so short but I would definitely try this and maybe have it shortned a bit. Love It!

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  3. I absolutely love this! Thank you for sharing this outfit for less! Happy Labor Day weekend!

    Janae
    www.hiyallblog.blogspot.com

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  4. I am a sucker for a deal! This is right up my alley as far as style and price! I haven't shopped at Belks in years. I'm going to put them back on my radar :)

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  5. This is such a beautiful color on you, it looks well over a $100.Great deal for only $17. Love it!

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  6. Simply gorgeous! Love how this dress looks on you, the color and accessories! It is perfectly pleated! Thanks for sharing!
    -Natasha

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  7. You grabbed some amazing deals! Love that dress-- the color is absolutely gorgeous.

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  8. loving the dress !!

    www.stylewithtami.com

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  9. Oh wow! You are so pretty and that dress looks amazing on you!
    The gold matches the purple so well!

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  10. You look lovely, and what great deals you got! This makes me miss living in NC, we don't have Belks up here in DC!

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  11. Oh my goodness I love everything about this. The color, the belt, the shoes, the fit.. perfection!!

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  12. I'm such a fan of all things SITC, I recognized your dress immediately. lol I love that you paired it with gold accents.

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  13. Great color on you and so very elegant. You styled it perfectly as well. Love your site!

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  14. That dress is absolute fire! It looks great on you.

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  15. I love the pleating and the color of this maxi dress. The gold accessories and accents really hit the nail on the head.

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  16. Wow you look so pretty. Beautiful dress, you are certainly having your Carrie Bradshaw moment.

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  17. You caught a steal! I love the color & how you styled it with the gold accents.

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  18. OMG! You are SOOO BEAUTIFUL!! I LOVE maxi dresses. I'm a maxi dress addict too LOL.. What camera do you use?

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  19. You better WERK! That outfit and shade of purple looks amazing! And those shoes are to die for!

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