Mode-sty Perfectly Pleated Maxi Skirt - Downtown Demure

Perfectly Pleated Maxi Skirt from Mode-sty + Giveaway Reminder

Mode-sty Perfectly Pleated Maxi Skirt - Downtown Demure Skirt: c/o Mode-sty ($58)// Top: H&M ($24) // Jacket: Old Navy ($27)

Necklace: DailyLook ($24.99) // Heels: DailyLook // Bag: Coach

Friends, I have another beautiful Mode-sty creation to share with you. Last week I reviewed the gorgeous teal Empress maxi dress; this week I’m reviewing the Perfectly Pleated Maxi Skirt. Zahra from Mode-sty literally surprised me with beautiful maxi skirt in the mail, and I’m so glad she did (I don’t know how she knew pleated skirts are the way to my modest fashionista heart). Since you’re already familiar with the awesomeness of this brand, I’ll keep this review short and sweet.

Mode-sty Perfectly Pleated Maxi Skirt - Downtown Demure

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Mode-sty Perfectly Pleated Maxi Skirt - Downtown Demure

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Fit + Function

This skirt almost felt like it was made for me, it fit so well. It measures 40’ from waist to hem, and the hem fell right at the top of my feet, just a touch before touching the ground. That means no tailoring and no heels are necessary (unless you’re like me, and you enjoy torturing yourself with 3.5 inchers)! Hooray! That also means you can wear this skirt causally, as I did with a jean jacket and lace top, or dress it up a bit with a silk blouse and heels. This is an ideal summer skirt for when you just want to throw on clothes and still look fabulous.

Quality

This is another well-made Mode-sty piece. It’s made of 100% polyester, but it certainly doesn’t look cheap. The sewing and finishing are impeccable. It’s fully lined and opaque.  The name of this skirt (“Perfectly Pleated Maxi”) is not deceptive – it is indeed perfectly pleated with box pleats. My only issue, as I expressed to Zahra, is that the fabric has a slightly shimmery finish which felt more appropriate for fall and winter months. Even still, the cream color is spot on for spring and summer, so the shimmer isn’t a major issue.

Price

At $58, this skirt is worth it. A similar skirt would easily cost $79 at a fast fashion retailer like Zara, and it would be made with a lot less love and poorer quality. If you’re looking for a nice summer skirt you can wear for years, to come, this is a winner. Even better news: If you enter the giveaway below, you might win a $25 gift certificate to Mode-sty – that would make this skirt $24 before taxes and shipping. Oh, and there’s only 24 hours left to enter the giveaway, so get on that!

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Penniless Socialite // Style Files

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    Hanha Hobson
    05/14

    You have no idea how refreshing it is to see a fashion blog where the clothes are affordable! Being in college, I can’t buy a $200 jacket unless it’s for Christmas or my birthday! So to see your posts that are full of great clothes at great prices, I appreciate that! 🙂

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Hanha Hobson
      05/14

      I’m out of college and I can’t afford to just buy $200 jackets!! Haha. I’m so glad you found this helpful, Hanha. Thank you for the sweet comments. I completely understand the budget restrictions, as I was POOR in college. Even as an adult, I have to be careful with my spending. Most of my designer things I’ve purchased on steep discounts from sample sales and just working at certain retailers. You definitely don’t have to spend a lot to get pretty clothes that last.

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    Chelsea
    05/14

    Wow, what a beautiful skirt! If I won the giveaway, I would probably choose to purchase the skirt featured here! Its beautiful!

    Chelsea
    Ginger Side of Life

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Chelsea
      05/14

      Awww, thank you so much, Chelsea! It truly is a lovely piece that’s so easy to style and wear. You would not be disappointed if you chose this skirt.

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    the color palette
    05/14

    I love, love , love this outfit, that skirt is beautiful
    x,Abril

    The Color Palette

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > the color palette
      05/14

      You are so sweet! Thank you, Abril!

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    Elizabeth
    05/14

    I bet you were so excited when you got this in the mail! It looks GREAT on you 🙂

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Elizabeth
      05/14

      Oh so excited! Haha. Thank you, dear!

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    Katelyn
    05/14

    What a beautiful skirt!

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    Katelyn
    05/14

    … I would most likely choose the skirt that you are wearing!

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Katelyn
      05/14

      Haha, I may be biased, but I think that’s a great choice!

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    KJax
    05/14

    At first glance I thought this was a dress – and it’s gorgeous – but even better that its a skirt. SO many options. Beautiful color and can’t beat the price. You look lovely.

    http://www.everydaystilettos.com

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > KJax
      05/14

      Thank you for the love! Couldn’t agree more! It’s definitely a versatile piece (and made for a lovely surprise). 🙂

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    Alecz
    05/14

    What a beautiful look! The skirt is so glam, and the jean jacket you added creates a really cool combination of chic/casual.

    https://forsevenseasons.wordpress.com

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    Holly Loube
    05/14

    Hey girl!!! I LOOOOOVEE what you did with this skirt. You really have an eye for fashion because the outfit you chose is so cute! It’s so summery and pretty. I like how you’re like the official model for this skirt haha…if I win I will probably go with either the black midi or maxi skirt, maybe the pleated one (because I desperately need black skirts.) Ok, not desperately, but I wouldn’t mind one 😉 I also really like the “high tea” skirt (I think,) the white and blue one, it’s really nice.

    • Elizabeth
      Elizabeth
      > Holly Loube
      05/15

      Haha! Girl, you are TOO sweet. Thank you for the love and model comment. I actually laughed out loud at that. Thinking of myself as a model feels…ridiculous. Haha

      Oh, and check your email. 😉

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    jacque
    05/15

    I love how feminine and romantic this look is. Thank you for sharing!

    Jacque
    http://www.looksforlovelies.com

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    Happiness at Mid Life
    05/17

    Liz, this is such a stunning feminine look on you. I love the pairing of the lace top with this skirt.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you Thursday.

    Alice
    http://www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    Anna Parker
    05/18

    I love that skirt! I also love how you added the jean jacket to the outfit! It seams to give the outfit a super classy yet casual look!
    Thanks so much for being amazing!
    ~Anna

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    Geneva
    05/18

    That is such a cute skirt! I’m glad that you posted it because I have been looking all spring to find a maxi skirt and most of them are so expensive.