Workwear Wednesday: Black & White Pleated Skirt

Hey all and happy Workwear Wednesday! Finally back with another workwear look and it’s a good one! Probably one of my favorite ones in a while, not that I don’t love them all haha.
I have a tough time finding skirts, as I have fairly large hips and a small waist. I think that is why I tend to be drawn to dresses more often, as I find them to fit better throughout! This skirt is one of the first that I have purchased in years without some sort of elastic in the waistband and I was so excited! If you are a curvier lady or have larger hips, I would suggest sizing up on this, as there is no elastic at all!
I decided to pair it with a black top…. obviously because it matched. I liked this top because of the slight ruffle detailing on the shoulders, making it a bit more fun! I went with a pair of fuchsia wedges to just add that pop of color!
This mural is one of my favorite finds and is done by a group that paints a bunch in the city. I am sad to say that I have used a bunch of their murals and never knew! So, YolloCalli is an arts reach program for youth in the Chicagoland area, which is something near and dear to my own heart. As some of you know from snap and insta stories, I work in schools and love anything that involves students in positive ways! This one was painted with Gloria Goe and her instagram is HERE! I’ve linked both, so make sure to give a quick check to both if you have a second!

Top Ann Taylor | | Skirt Banana Republic (floral version) | | Shoes JustFab | | Bag Prada
Sunnies Karen Walker | | Bracelets David Yurman & Tory Burch
Lips NYX (Morocco)

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  1. 4.26.17

    You look amazing!

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  2. 4.26.17
    Gemma said:

    This skirt is really lovely! It looks amazing on you! I always struggle with skirts too. Hope you are having a lovely day!

    Gemma x

  3. 4.26.17
    Vanessa said:

    You look amazing, Denise! SO bright and happy! LOVE!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  4. 4.26.17
    Kate said:

    You look absolutely stunning in this! Love the whole outfit, particularly the pop of colour with the shoes. What a beautiful mural too! x

    Kate Louise Blogs

  5. 4.26.17
    Valerie said:

    I love this skirt, and the pop of color with the heels! Beautiful outfit!

  6. 4.26.17

    I was literally just admiring this look earlier today when it popped up on my Instagram feed! This pleated skirt is so gorgeous Denise and it looks amazing on you. I find it hard to find skirts for the same reason, I always end up resorting to those darn elastic waist numbers!

    Rachel xx

  7. 4.27.17

    that skirt looks gorgeous on you! I am loving this whole look. it is such a perfect outfit for work but still so stylish


  8. 4.27.17

    you look absolutely stunning!! Love your outfit. The pop or purple is sooo cute!
    xo | Cindy Elena

  9. 4.27.17

    I fell in love with this skirt on Insta! You can never go wrong with a black/white look. So chic!

  10. 4.27.17
    Jenny said:

    Love that skirt! I’m obsessed with stripes, especially black and white ones ❤️ the mural is goes really well with your outfit, the contrast is perfect!

    Jenny // Geeky Posh

  11. 4.27.17
    Katherine said:

    These photos are so cute!

  12. 4.27.17

    LOVE that skirt! so cute!
    have a great day!

  13. 4.27.17
    Emily said:

    Super cute! That top is really gorgeous on you, and the skirt is flattering!! I also like the idea of a ‘workwear Wednesday’. That’s so fun!


  14. 4.28.17
    Britt said:

    You look DARLING in that skirt! Also love the ruffly top.

  15. 4.29.17
    Jess said:

    That skirt is so cute! I love how you paired a top with a little ruffle with that skirt with a little pleating. The little details on both of those pieces go really well together. Definitely a good workwear wednesday outfit!

    Jess |

  16. 3.4.19
    William said: