Structured Pleats

WHITE3 WHITE dual WHITE2 WHITE5 WHITE6WHITE dual 2What a dream it was relaxing and and enjoying some much needed down time. I decided last minute to take a trip down to St. Albans in Hertfordshire for the market on Saturday because…well just because really! It’s such a beautiful little town with fresh fruit and flower stalls lining the cobble high-street, I felt like I was in a movie, not to mention that there’s certain sense of freedom when I visit a place where no one knows me. Is that just me?

I need to buy this beautiful structured pleat skirt from American Apparel in every colour, it’s such a flattering fit which has now prompted a lust for all things pleated. I went in search whilst in St. Albans but anything which fit the bill was sold out in my size, which makes me think I’m not the only one on this quest. Luckily I found some less pricey options on here, so now I’m able to satisfy my pleated desires and so can you!



Skirt – American Apparel     Jumper – H&M     Sunglasses – Ray Ban     Bag – Alexander Wang     Shoes – Zara     Watch – Michael Kors


  1. Megan 4th August 2014 / 10:44 am

    Oh Lydia, you look absolutely STUNNING! I adore you look, so fresh and minimal….perfect!
    Your shots are also beyond beautiful, i’d love to know the lens you use?

    • lydia 4th August 2014 / 11:08 am

      Hi Megan,
      I use a Canon 5D and a 50mm 1.4 lense.
      This is only my second outfit post with this kit and all other images were done on my Nikon D3200 + 50MM 1.4 lense which is for sale (with another lense) for £500.

      • Merel 4th August 2014 / 2:31 pm

        I really can see a difference! Your pictures were stunning before, but now the background is completely blurred and full of bokeh, amazing! Is it still the same lens or did you switch between a Nikon 50mm 1.4 and a Canon 50mm 1.4 as well? I just bought a Canon EOS 700D with 50mm 1.8 lens and even though I’m IN LOVE with it and can’t afford anything more expensive, I’m always looking for tips, haha!

        • lydia 4th August 2014 / 2:35 pm

          Hey Merel,
          I changed everything! It worked out cheaper than buying the Nikon D810 and reviews of the Canon 5D were better. It was a lot of money and I saved up for it. Well I was going to buy a Chanel bag…:( Sore subject! But I’m glad you like the new images 🙂 x

  2. Zoe 4th August 2014 / 3:52 pm


    • lydia 4th August 2014 / 3:55 pm

      Yey so glad 🙂

    • lydia 4th August 2014 / 4:16 pm

      Thanks hun 🙂

  3. Jasmine 4th August 2014 / 8:47 pm

    Thank you so much for the link about skirts! I’ve just ordered two!! Haha

    Loving the blog and all the new posts!


    • lydia 5th August 2014 / 8:22 am

      Yey Jasmine! Pretty Pleats for yooou <3

    • lydia 5th August 2014 / 8:23 am

      So glad 🙂 thanks Rhea!

  4. Pamela 7th August 2014 / 10:45 am


    Were are the shoes from?

    • lydia 7th August 2014 / 11:03 am

      Hi Pamela, I have written where they are from below the text and provided a handy link for you!

  5. Ainsley-louise 8th August 2014 / 2:36 am

    SHOES SHOES SHOES! So hot! I think I need a pair!

  6. Katherine 14th February 2015 / 6:43 am

    Do you edit your photos or are they raw??

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