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What to Wear with a Pleated Skirt

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Are you wondering what to wear with a pleated skirt? Maybe you have one that’s been sitting in your closet, lonely and not worn because you just weren’t exactly sure what to pair it with. Let me help!

Are you wondering just what to wear with a pleated skirt? Maybe you have one that's been sitting in your closet, lonely and not worn because you just weren't exactly sure what to pair it with. Let me help!

 

Pleated Skirt Selections

A pleated skirt is a classic skirt style that continues to pop up in fashion magazines and on celebrities who are out and about. If you’re looking for a splurge on a pleated skirt, let me share with you a gorgeous chiffon pleated skirt by Courage. b called the Desy Pleated Skirt. Like I said, it’s a splurge for $155, but check out these gorgeous designs.

Beautiful aren’t they? Is there a style that caught your eye? I am loving the coral polka dotted design. I also love the black pleated skirt, which is a definite classic.

Here are a few more pleated skirt options, all under $50:

What to Wear with a Pleated Skirt

Are you wondering just what to wear with a pleated skirt? Maybe you have one that's been sitting in your closet, lonely and not worn because you just weren't exactly sure what to pair it with. Let me help!Now, about what to wear with a pleated skirt. In the photo above you see the model wearing a short sleeve shirt with a wide belt. This is a great look and one that can be easily pulled together. Here’s another look.

Are you wondering just what to wear with a pleated skirt? Maybe you have one that's been sitting in your closet, lonely and not worn because you just weren't exactly sure what to pair it with. Let me help!

Pair a pleated skirt with a cami and cardigan. Add some ballet flats and you have a beautiful outfit. I think the cardigan and floral shirt pictured below would look so pretty with a white pleated skirt.

Spring outfit ideas: Floral shirt, cardigan and white denim

You can also wear a pleated skirt with:

  • A long or short sleeve button up shirt tucked in
  • A tank top tucked in
  • A sweater
  • A skinny belt
  • A wide belt

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PLEATED SKIRT OUTFIT IDEAS

Here are a few more ideas for what to wear with a pleated skirt.

Are you wondering just what to wear with a pleated skirt? Maybe you have one that's been sitting in your closet, lonely and not worn because you just weren't exactly sure what to pair it with. Let me help!

Rainbow Pleats

Are you wondering just what to wear with a pleated skirt? Maybe you have one that's been sitting in your closet, lonely and not worn because you just weren't exactly sure what to pair it with. Let me help!

Navy Blue Pleated Skirt and White Sneakers

Are you wondering just what to wear with a pleated skirt? Maybe you have one that's been sitting in your closet, lonely and not worn because you just weren't exactly sure what to pair it with. Let me help!

Black Pleated Skirt and Boots

A pleated skirt is so versatile and can be worn with so many different things. If you’ve never tried wearing a pleated skirt, go for it! It might just become a favorite piece in your closet.

Are you wondering just what to wear with a pleated skirt? Maybe you have one that's been sitting in your closet, lonely and not worn because you just weren't exactly sure what to pair it with. Let me help!

Our 2012 Port Aransas Texas Beach Vacation

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It’s been a few days since we’ve been back from our beach trip to Port Aransas, TX and I miss it like crazy! I did feel tired when we arrived home, but more so than that, I felt refreshed. What a nice feeling that was! Usually when we get home from a vacation I have that ‘I need a vacation from my vacation’ feeling, but not so much this time.

Todd and I on the beach

I grew up going to Port Aransas just about every summer as a child and now that we live in Texas close to family, I am loving sharing this place with my kids. They’ve fallen in love with Port A and are already talking about going back next year.

So, here’s what we did while we were there:

Went to the beach, a lot  – we woke up early every morning to *almost* catch the sunrise and went back to the beach in the evenings to catch the sunset. Here are a couple of sunset shots and the family at the beach.

Aaron, Todd and Josiah

Aaron, me and Josiah

Me and Hannah

Kids sitting in the water

Hannah’s sand mermaid tail

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We also had dinner at one of our favorite spots – Trout Street Bar and Grill . I had the fish tacos topped with Asian cole slaw and waffle fries on the side. Yummy. Todd had their crab cake and clam chowder and Josiah had their catch of the day. All delicious! The other two had a chicken sandwich and a cheeseburger.Yep, they’re not fish eaters.

Map it out here

My fish tacos

Mom, dad and the rest of us at Trout Street

Josiah, Hannah and Aaron

Hannah and Aaron

We also did some souvenir shopping, which is always a must.  We usually hit up The Islander, the big yellow building you can’t miss, and several other fun shops. Another must visit, the shark.

The shark ate Aaron

Josiah jumping in Hannah’s shot

One of the highlights of our trip was breakfast at Bundy’s. Oh. my. goodness. It’s located at 112 E White St right beside Souvenir City. I can’t find a website for them, but I’ve heard they’re a favorite of the locals. I can see why. Between the breakfast food and their amazing coffee drinks, we were hooked! I also caught a glimpse of their lunch menu and it sounded amazing.

My older son had their biscuits and gravy (or B&G), our other two had their sweet roll and hashbrowns and since my husband and I don’t eat gluten, we had their scrambled egg and hashbrown plate. Just delicious!

On a side note, we were also sitting at a table next to the mayor of Austin, Lee Leffingwell, and his wife. They were enjoying a nice peaceful meal, so we didn’t bother them.

On our way out of town Sunday morning, guess what we did? Yep, stopped and grabbed a coffee at Bundy’s.

Have you ever been to Port Aransas? It’s such a fun little beach town and I absolutely look forward to going back again. Here’s to next year’s trip!


Port Aransas on Dwellable

Five Small Home Office Ideas to Keep You Organized and Inspired

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Don’t let living in a small space keep you from having a functional office. These small home office ideas as proof that great things can happen in small spaces.

I’ve been working from home for about the past 7 years. We’ve also moved a gazillion times, which meant always having my home office in different areas of our home, depending on the space available. Sometimes I had a corner of a room. Sometimes I had an entire room. Usually, just a corner. This gave me all kinds of opportunity to come up with small home office ideas through the years.

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 When you work from home and you’re limited on space, you MUST get creative when it comes to small home office ideas. I have five fabulous ones to share with you today. They have given me some inspiration and I hope they give you some as well!

Five Small Home Office Ideas

Turn a Cabinet into a small home office

This is the perfect idea for those of you who are short on space. This blogger takes you step by step on how to create a beautiful small home office from a $100 ebay find. This could go in any room of your house! It looks like she used two filing cabinets, white floating shelves, peg boards on the door and filled in with a great office chair and beautiful desk accessories.

Small Home Office Space on One Wall

If you have one wall available to you and it’s out in the open, create a set up like this one which is well organized and appealing to the eyes. Always remember to look up when creating an organized space. Your walls are begging to be put to good use! Use a wall mounted calendar, white board and mail organizer for the wall area.

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Mini Home Office Nook

I love this small home office idea! It’s truly amazing what you can do with a small space. Do you have a tiny nook somewhere that’s just sitting empty or you’ve never thought about using it for anything? Here’s your idea. A mini home office! This space simply uses floating shelves and a small desk. Utilize the side walls by putting up a calendar or white boards.

A Home Office in the Corner of Your Kitchen

The kitchen is actually a great central location for an office. It can be the family home office or even just your little space for working, paying bills or storing everything you need for a Family Command Center. I really like the idea of a desk on wheels, as it makes it easy to move around. This stainless steel one is perfect. The cart is also on wheels, making this whole thing portable.

Closet turned office space

For those of you who are handy, this is a more permanent but absolutely functional way to create a home office space. Turn an everyday closet into an office!

Do you have a home office? Are you hurting for space? I hope these small home office ideas gave you some inspiration!

small home office ideas

Disney Store’s Latest Arm Candy – Snow White Jewelry

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If you were enchanted by these Snow White Isabella Fiore Handbags and Wallets, you are going to love Disney Store’s latest arm candy – Snow White jewelry. The black cuff caught my eye instantly!

Snow White Jewelry

Snow White Bracelet

Give your jewelry collection some bite with this Snow White Bracelet featuring an apple and diamond shapes set within a filgree design. Cast in metal with a gun-metal finish, the design is backed with a faux snakeskin fabric for extra bite.


Snow White Ring

A fine lace design sparkles with black and clear jewels on this Snow White Ring. Its shiny gun metal finish adds an elegant luster to this piece of jewelry inspired by Disney’s classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.


Rose Snow White Ring

Your jewelry collection will blossom with the addition of this Rose Snow White Ring. Silver leaves wind around a pretty white rose on this elegant metal ring inspired by Disney’s classic Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.


Rose Snow White Earrings

Your jewelry collection will blossom with the addition of these of Rose Snow White Earrings. Two pretty white roses are accented with silver leafs, one featuring a white jewel accent on earrings inspired by Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs.


Snow White Earrings

This pair of ornate Snow White Earrings feature two distinct designs. Two butterflies alight on the honeycomb base of one, whiile the other features a flower and leaf design. Together they become striking Snow White and the Seven Dwarfs jewelry.

Design Like a Pro with These 5 Amazing Interior Design Apps

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Although it’s still fun to play around with fabric samples, paint swatches and measuring tapes, in this tech savvy world, using Interior Design Apps has become quite popular. With iPad in hand, you can design a room like a pro, while also saving time and effort.

Interior Design Apps

With today’s new iPad interior design apps, you can try a variety of paint colors, window treatments, furniture arrangements and more with nothing other than a tap of your finger.

Here are 5 of the best Interior Design Apps for you to try.

5 Interior Design Apps

Be Inspired

Not sure which design direction you want to head down?  It’s not a problem with the “Houzz” app that provides the largest database of home design ideas online, with over 200,000 high-resolution photos to provide plenty of inspiration to help shape your design vision.  Peruse photos by room, style and location and save images to your “idea book” to reference later and share.  With a service search tool to find local designers, contractors, and architects, you can easily access expert advice and get your project underway.  Available on the iTunes store for free at: Houzz Interior Design Ideas – Houzz Inc.

Space-planning Tool

Design the home of your dreams without breaking your back. The “Home 3D” app is a helpful tool in home design that allows you to create rooms in a virtual home and position them to your liking. Lay out your rooms’ dimensions and then place furniture, appliances, and fixtures as you see fit. Easily match your home’s layout to an existing floor plan image. Once you are happy with the room arrangements, you can take a virtual tour and set the materials for the walls and floors. Available on the iTunes store for $8.99 at: Home 3D for iPad – Black Mana Studios.

Window Dressing Made Easy

Feeling lost when it comes to choosing the perfect window treatments for your home? Find your way with the recently launched “The Art of Window Dressing” app from window fashions leader, Hunter Douglas. It allows you to see how actual products will look on your windows, anywhere, anytime, and takes full advantage of the iPad’s superior image resolution to create a robust visualization tool that makes the virtual shopping experience for window fashions easy and fun. This app just won “Best Design Mobile Application” Mobile WebAward from the prestigious Web Marketing Association.

Features include a “Fashion Show” section where you can browse the runway of hundreds of interiors and see how each product transforms a home aesthetically while delivering a host of benefits, from light control to energy savings and UV protection. “Dress A Window” shows you how each product would look in sample room scenes or on windows in your own home. Simply take a photo of your room and render Hunter Douglas products right on the windows to preview how different styles impact the overall décor. The “Swatch Sorter” makes it simple to organize thousands of available fabric and style options. Select from light-filtering options, different finishes and a myriad of colors. Available on the iTunes store for free at: Hunter Douglas – The Art of Window Dressing – Hunter Douglas.

Picture Perfect Painted Walls

Find the right shade for your space. Upload an image of a color you like – such as a pink flower or an orange sunset – to the “ColorSmart by BEHR™” app and view the matching BEHR color along with coordinating hues. With a palette selected, the app then lets you preview colors in a room image with a range of design styles and types to choose from. For expert advice, you can also view a selection of designer-coordinated palettes among other options. It’s now easier than ever to find that elusive, right shade of white or whatever other colors you are looking for. Available on the iTunes store for free at: ColorSmart by BEHR™ Mobile – Behr Process Corporation.

For the Numbers

With the “Photo Measures Lite” app, easily take photos of your home design projects and note the dimensions of the room and individual items directly on the photos. You can save your measurements in imperial or metric units, organize photos by category, easily reference or e-mail images to share with contractors and others, among other options. Be prepared with this app that allows you to always have your home’s dimensions with you. Available on the iTunes store for free at: Photo Measures Lite – Big Blue Pixel.

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