Essential pleated skirt for day or night


I’m on way to a blogger meet when these photos were taken. Obviously I tried to look my best and I was dying to wear this new pleated skirt. The blogger meet was great, there will be more chat about that in one of my weekly edits.

Everything was going smoothly catching the train into Fenchurch Street, but in around two minutes flat walking from the station to Tower Hill the hair took a swift nose dive! And there was me hoping to turn up looking reasonably decent!




As soon as I spotted this pleated skirt from Roman Originals – (kindly gifted) I knew it was my first choice. Roman never fails to please me. Quality, fit and it sits within so many age brackets. It’s not old but not young either and it’s all so easy to wear.


Styling the pleated skirt for day




Along with the drizzle comes milder temperatures and I decided to wear My favourite biker jacket to tie the black in with the skirt. Knee-length boots (with tights to keep warm)


A plain pinkish coloured silk long-sleeved top finished off the look. I like the deep black elasticated waistband. It didn’t ruche throughout the day and I was happy about that.



As I always say. When you’re trying on a pleated skirt, take the next size up with you to the fitting room. I always size up one size with pleated skirts, I think they just hang on the body so much better. The pleats don’t splay out at all. I love how floaty this one is.



I’ve accessorised with my Amanda Wakely bag that I won in a competition. You can read about that here  It seems to work well with everything.



Leopard print isn’t going to go out of fashion, is it? If anything it’s more popular now than ever! These colour tones are right up my street. I love the pink mix and it will work well with my neutral jumpers and tops.

One of the reasons I love pleated skirts is the ability to roll them into a long sausage, so easy for packing. And the pleats stay in place. This will be a perfect outfit for when I stay in London on a visit.



This pleated skirt will switch into a great evening or party look too. Just add different accessories and a little sparkle and you’re good to go for the Christmas party season. I have a new silk cream roll neck in mind and my Kurt Geiger sparkly shoes. (currently half price) Add a gold bag and I’m done.

It’s very well priced I think at £35.00 but a little birdie tells me it’s worth looking at Roman on Black Friday! The coat that was so popular last year has been re-launched again this year and I’m so tempted to get it in the Pink colour.

So the hair really did get a soaking in the fine mist. We all have to have a bad hair day right? I just want to thank Kerry from Kerrylifeandloves for taking these shots for me Mwah!


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  1. December 17, 2019 / 5:54 am

    I love how you’ve styled this maxi skirt up Laurie. And yes, leopard print does seem to be forever in style doesn’t it? I’ve followed your lead about sizing up when I buy pleated skirts and it really pays off.

    We must try to have another catch up in London some time sweetie. In the meantime, I’ll wish you Happy Christmas and a very peaceful New Year xx
    Lots of love
    Anna x

  2. December 8, 2019 / 4:21 pm

    I love the monochromatic look you have on here you look absolutely gorgeous! So stylish modern and chic.
    Laura xo

  3. December 8, 2019 / 12:33 pm

    Such a lovely skirt, Laurie! And I love the shades of pale pink with black. The moto jacket is the perfect contrast with the flowy skirt. And isn’t that how it always goes when we travel somewhere…our hair or something else takes a nose dive during transit? I was just editing some photos I took the other day and my hair is downright disaster! Thanks for linking up with me.


  4. December 7, 2019 / 7:30 pm

    So gorgeous on you!! I am LOVING the moto jacket and leopard skirt combo. Perfect!! Have a great weekend Laurie!

  5. December 5, 2019 / 9:23 pm

    I love the length of skirt and would love to create this look for myself, I already have the jacket, thank you for sharing on Friday Features last week and this week I am sharing your post on our party, please stop by and share again!
    Happy Holidays!

  6. December 5, 2019 / 5:02 pm

    I just got my burgundy pleated skirt out of the closet today! I love this leopard one. Blogger meetups are the best, an excuse to get dressed up. You look great!


  7. December 5, 2019 / 9:24 am

    I love this kind of skirts and yours is beautiful Laurie 🙂 What a great pattern too. I want one.

    Thanks so much for sharing your post with us at The Wednesday Link Up.Hope to see you tomorrow for The Weekend Link Up 🙂

  8. December 4, 2019 / 9:23 pm

    Love this – leopard print never goes out of fashion, surely?

  9. December 4, 2019 / 12:55 pm

    The struggle to keep my hair behaving is real! But I think you look great and this skirt is so cute on you!

    Shelly | The Queen in Between

  10. Michelle Green
    December 4, 2019 / 9:27 am

    This looks fabulous! Roman continues to surprise me, I’ve got a few lovely bits now.
    Michelle x

  11. December 3, 2019 / 1:57 pm

    What a gorgeous and versatile skirt!! I love how you styled it here!

    xx, Elise

    • laurie
      December 3, 2019 / 10:59 pm

      Hi Elise

      Thank you so much xx

  12. December 3, 2019 / 12:27 pm

    That is a good tip about sizing up! I haven’t worn a pleated skirt since I was much younger and I should give them a try again. I have seen them styled a lot lately and the look is updated and modern. Love that print!

    • laurie
      December 3, 2019 / 11:00 pm

      You must give the pleated skirt a try Mireille. They are so versatile, comfortable and don’t crease! xx

  13. December 3, 2019 / 9:31 am

    What a lovely skirt, Laurie, it fits you beautifully. I like it length too, just enough to show your gorgeous boots. The biker jacket adds a rock vibe to the look.

    • laurie
      December 3, 2019 / 11:03 pm

      That’s what I love about pleated skirts Anna. You can dress them for day or night xx

  14. December 2, 2019 / 9:06 pm

    Beautifully styled – love it with the cropped moto and boots, which is a favourite of mine for winter!! Thank you for sharing – you look just gorgeous and your hair always looks fabulous!!
    Donna 🧚🏻‍♀️❤️🐝

  15. December 2, 2019 / 12:51 am

    Your style is always impeccable, Laurie! Love this whole outfit and especially the pretty skirt with the boots!

  16. November 30, 2019 / 5:31 pm

    That’s an amazing outfit, Laurie. Funny but I’ve posted briefly on pleated skirts today, and I included your tip on the size up thingey. Maybe that’s what I should have done! I can see how yours is good for dress up or down and you are so right about their packability – I ordered four and all were in pristine condition after their trip over to Guernsey!!!
    Hugs, Mary x.

  17. November 29, 2019 / 8:07 pm

    I’ve always avoided pleated skirts in case they make me look bigger, but will try sizing up – that’s a great tip! I love your skirt Laurie. The meet up sounded like great fun. Wish we all lived in the same demographic, it would be much easier. Have a lovely weekend.
    Alison xx

  18. November 27, 2019 / 7:10 pm

    Such a lovely elegant skirt and you wear it so well.
    Regards – Jill stylishatsixty

  19. November 27, 2019 / 7:03 pm

    I love leopard print and the soft pink tones in this skirt are particularly nice. Love meeting up with bloggers.

  20. RockMann
    November 27, 2019 / 3:50 pm

    Beautiful. I love the skirt…

    • laurie
      November 27, 2019 / 5:25 pm

      Thank you! I love how swishy it is, even with thick tights underneath! xx

  21. November 27, 2019 / 3:00 pm

    Fun that you went to a blogger meet up! Lots to chat about! I absolutely love this outfit Laurie! The skirt is gorgeous, love the length. The cropped leather jacket looks perfect with this look!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

    • laurie
      November 27, 2019 / 5:26 pm

      Thanks Jess. xx

  22. November 27, 2019 / 1:12 pm

    That’s a great tip about sizing up with pleated skirts! I have mostly avoided them because the pleats don’t always hang straight. I love your skirt Laurie and the black accessories. Very classy.

    • laurie
      November 27, 2019 / 5:27 pm

      Do try it Gail. I stumbled across this tip by accident a few years back when I couldn’t get one in my normal size. I’ve been sizing up ever since xx

  23. Lise
    November 27, 2019 / 12:45 pm

    I am sure I am the only woman who does not like pleated skirts, however this is definitely one I like. You styled it so well too.

    • laurie
      November 27, 2019 / 5:28 pm

      Thanks Lise. I hope I’ve inspired you xx

  24. November 27, 2019 / 9:29 am

    Hi Darl!
    Looking lovely as ever, btw next time I’m coming too!
    Promise …. x

    • laurie
      December 3, 2019 / 10:55 pm

      Already put your name down for next time!

  25. November 27, 2019 / 7:05 am

    How fun to meet up with a blogger! I hope to meet you one day in the UK! Love your skirt, I am a sucker for pleated skirts too. And the leather jacket has the perfect lenght.

    • laurie
      December 3, 2019 / 10:57 pm

      I really hope we get to meet Nancy. That would be great xx

  26. November 26, 2019 / 9:20 pm

    I love the skirt Laurie, it’s so nice. I bought one from Next, but it’s not as long as yours – looks good though. Your meet-up sounds fun. What a great thing to do. Jacqui x

    • laurie
      December 3, 2019 / 10:58 pm

      I look forward to seeing yours Jacqui xx

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