Metallic Pleats and scallops

Silver and gold metallic heels

Much to my surprise, I got on here to do another blog post and they totally changed the outline so I can’t even figure out what to do. Holy crapoli! I hate it when they do that. I decided to do what anyone should do in my situation, just dive in and attempt to figure it all out as I go. Bear with me. *(I had to get help disabling Gutenberg and returning my blog back to the classic editor layout I’m used to.)

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket and black gloves

This week, I’ve combined two trends I’ve been loving lately. One, pleats: mostly I’ve been seeing them in skirts, but this top is pretty fun as well. Metallic. Fuchsia. Pleats + bling buttons = a win. In my book. 

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket and black gloves

This skirt is a classic from Ann Taylor Loft a few years ago. I love the embroidery near the bottom and along the  edges. Plus the uneven scalloped edge.  

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse and black gloves

The silvery-gold heels I found at Shop Girl Consignment.

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse, cat ear sunglasses and black gloves

Everything else, I already owned. 

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse, cat ear sunglasses and black gloves

Sometimes I like to twirl. This cute little purse is a vintage one and the strap was loose, so at some point the whole thing went flying as the strap came off on one side. Wah. Wah. Wah. 

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse, cat ear sunglasses and black gloves

I’m trying to fix it. ^ I couldn’t do it on the fly. 

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse, cat ear sunglasses and black gloves

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse, cat ear sunglasses and black gloves

I gave up on the cute little purse. I was just holding it in this photo. Ha. Sometimes fashion falls apart on us. It’s all good. 

Fuchsia pleated top, black scalloped edge skirt, metallic heels + leather jacket, sequined purse, cat ear sunglasses and black gloves

We also got to watch a heron flying over head and land in a tree nearby. He stayed there the whole time we were taking photos, then flew off just before we left. I missed seeing him fly away as I was probably busy trying to fix my purse. Or hunt for the pin that had been holding one of the straps in place so I could pin in back together. (A good hint that your vintage purse needs fixing is when you see a pin stuck in it to hold the strap on. Ignore that sign at your own peril… Hahaha.)

 

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~ All photos were taken by Calvin Hodgson.  You can find his work on Flickr and on his blog.

 

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Published by Maureen Jordan

Hi! My name is Maureen and I enjoy hiking, fashion, food, a good book and a cup of tea! I'm a photographer & actress from Oregon. I live with my two sons & two pretty ragdoll furbabies near the Portland metro area.

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