Fashion Trend ~ Pleated Maxi skirts + LittleBlackDress Giveaway Winner

Hi Everyone,

Pleated Skirt - OASAP.com
Owl Ring - OASAP.com 
Bib Necklace - Georgian-Beauty.com
Gold Cuff - Zielony Kot 
Sheer White Shirt - Zara

Early this Spring/Summer 2012 designer collections set me lusting for the pleated skirts. Be it maxi or mini, I knew, a sharp pleated skirt will be a big trend this season. While my eyes were spying each and every store, I found my beauty on OASAP.com. They are currently offering a range of different styles and variety of colors, due to which, there is a style for every Diva to pull off. You can find more details about size, color, price and style of this beautiful skirt here

Maxi skirt is quite a versatile piece in your wardrobe. Large rings and bracelets (cuffs, bangles, etc.) complement looks based on maxi dresses ideally. Ethnic jewelry can create a bright look and take your maxi to a next level altogether. So, I  decided to don this gorgeous Bib Necklace from Georgian-Beauty.com to add that zing to my outfit.

I am extremely thrilled to introduce Kate Zarandia-Algar, the designer behind Georgian Beauty. I was completely blown over, when Kate customized and designed this lovely bib necklace specially for me. Isn't it simply adorable !!

This is what Kate has to say about her designs - 

Stylish Bee - Reasons you love your job.
Kate - I love the creating process, matching and picking the colors of the gems for a new style or a new design. Sometime I have a vision before I sit down to work. I love how the idea comes together at the end. The work process is effortless and a pure delight. I’m very critical towards my work. So I make sure to please myself first.

Stylish Bee - Describe an average day at the office for you.
Kate - I work from home.  I work whenever I have a minute to myself. It usually happens in the evenings. Beading takes a long time. I usually start in the evening and finish the project the next day. I like to peek into my studio every time I past it by to glans at the beads and gems I displayed everywhere. It keeps my creativity brewing and ideas flowing!

Stylish Bee - Does your personal style reflect on how you find new designs? Or are there other factors you look at when "hunting" for a new design?
Kate - All my creations reflect on who I am.  They have part of my soul imbedded in them. But when it comes to the style, I like to experiment and use different materials. I try to be open minded about what people might like, from classic to utilitarian. Feathers, chains, leather, silver and copper beads are often incorporated in my designs.   

Stylish Bee - Any predictions for next season trends?
Kate - I have couple of vintages pieces I’d like to recreate with a modern twist. I also want to start a new line of jewellery using resin stone and enamel.

Stylish Bee - Where do you drive your inspiration from and how you interpret it in your lovely designs?
Kate - I find the inspiration everywhere. Mother Nature is the best artist and a teacher. I use flowers and plants for finding unique colour combinations.  Sea shells that I have collected over the years have beautiful prints and patterns. Sometimes clients determine what they like to see in the finished product. I try my best to turn their vision into an art.

Stylish Bee - What interests you about fashion?
Kate - For me fashion is a form of art. Great designs by famous designers are timeless. I like manifesting my creativity through fashion whether it’s making jewellery or apparel. This is the form of art I can relate to that inspires me to do the best I can in my unique creations.

Stylish Bee - What would be one special thing about a design that would catch your attention?
Kate - It has to have right colour combinations, interesting patterns and print.  Sometimes simplicity and minimalism is the answer. Most importantly it should fit my body type.

Stylish Bee - Do you think social, economic and technical factors have affected fashion over the years? How?
Kate - All of the above affects the fashion as a business. I think global economy made fashion more diverse and accessible. Society imposes beliefs, attitudes, and lifestyles that are adopted by the masses. These attitudes change frequently as people make an effort to accommodate the demands placed on them by the world around them. As they do, demand for certain styles of clothing, technological devices and other products/services increase while demand for other alternatives fades away. So the fashion business like any other business must plan accordingly. Lots of companies went green by using organic materials some considered fare trade services. Also, as the technology continues to improve the best companies stay on top of technological changes and use them to get more work done in a shorter period of time. Blogging, social networking can help businesses stay ahead of the game. So, all of us marketers, must be aware of the changes that may affect our businesses and industries.

Stylish Bee - How do you intend women to feel when wearing your labelled accessories?
Kate - “Georgian beauty” line is the collection of one of a kind necklaces and accessories. I would like women to feel special, stylish and confident while wearing my necklaces, which is the guarantee for looking chic.

Connect with Georgian-Beauty on Facebook here to stay updated with latest designs.

Thank you friends for your overwhelming response to LittleBlackDress Giveaway.
All the entries were validated before declaring the winner.
The Lucky winner of the LittleBlackDress Giveaway is…
Ana Rute Primo

 Till next time....Keep it STYLISH By Nature !!
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Lilli said...

this maxi skirt is so cute dear! love also ur shoes!:) kisses!

Kellina's Thoughts said...

luv the necklace & the colour scheme!


sindhu gupta said...

how do u manage to look this pretty???the combination is just so perfect.mustard with green and white.love love love!!!


Stylish By Nature said...

Thanx Lili...Love this maxi dress so much :)

Stylish By Nature said...

Thanx a lot Kellina :)

Stylish By Nature said...

ha ha Sindhu ... You are so sweet ...Thanx :)

Pink Jasmine Styling said...

No wonder to see yet another beautiful style from gorgeous Shalini:) I loved it seriously.

The Dainty Dolls House said...

very pretty, love the colour of the skirt too :) x

Stefania B. said...

love so much your maxiskirt!!!

Francesca Romana Capizzi said...

I love the skirt and the necklace! You look beautiful!

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fashionlovers♥ said...

beautiful skirt! I love that collor :)
xxx margot

Stylish By Nature said...

Thanx a lot...I fall for this skirt the moment I saw it at Oasap.com :)

Carmen said...

The colour of the skirt is just perfect!

Charlotte said...

beautiful outfit, love the skirt! ♥

Anonymous said...

Mint is definitely in vogue at the moment. You hit it with this lovely skirt. Besides I love the gold cuff.

all the best

Andi Smith

Mia said...

Love so much this maxi skirt :D

With love,Mia

Mary Lou said...

amazing look, i love the green of your beautiful maxiskirt! of course i want to follow each other so i´m already following;)

Mehak said...

Love the color of the skirt and the shoes!!the accessories go perfectly!!!


MuffinCannibal said...

I'm soo in love with your skirt, it's beautiful! *_*
Oh, I've followed you already ;)


Mira said...

So pretty. The skirt is really lovely and I like how you combined your outfit :D


P.s.: Love the owl ring!!!


Jasmine of ❤AdamAlexMommy❤ said...

that is a really pretty skirt. i love long/maxi skirts. :)

have a great wk!


xoxo Kellz* said...

so cute love this!!

Femke. said...

lovely skirt :)


Kacie said...

I love the top and purse! And that skirt is so pretty!


The Marcy Stop said...

Such a stunning color on you! Love the bright yellow heels too.


-telmasofia said...

Your skirt is amazing! I love it!!
xoxo, Chance to change

Catherine @ Not Dressed As Lamb said...

Hi sweetie, thanks for your lovely comments on my blog, am now following you - you have amazing style! I love your pleated skirt (beautiful colour!!), and I love teal paired with mustard... so pretty :))

Catherine x

JanM ♥ said...

Love the skirt :)

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Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

great maxi

Xo Megan

Megan, The Frugalista Diaries said...

great maxi

Xo Megan

Psycho Cat said...

I love this trend since ever :D And skirt looks really nice on you. Cute shoes too.

Adeola Naomi said...

Another Stunning look dear!!!
The necklace and the skirt are just wonderful!!!!!

Narcisa Gambier said...

the shoes look great in the outfit! lovely! :)

Sadie said...

Lovely skirt and I love your gold cuff :) xx

Chezka said...

Love your colorful outfit! I would love to exchange follows, tell me when you have and I will folow back :) I swear because I love your blog and outfits!
- Che


blackberryfashion said...

Color of your skirt is amazing :)


Julia said...

Wow that skirt is absolutely gorgeous! I LOVE the color. Very pretty my dear! :)

Cup of Tea

melissa said...

My first time in your blog, really like your maxi skirt

RaeAbigael said...

i love love love your skirt so much! hihi :)

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Lorices said...

I like your style,it is something that I could also wear daily.. ♥


Stylish By Nature said...

Love Love Love to ALL :)

V said...

Love the long pleated maxi skirt. In fact I just did a post on long pleated palazzo pants that look like a skirt =)

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Bravoe Runway said...

What a gorgeous skirt! I love it with the mustard heels!

Stylish By Nature said...

I wanted to go for mustard with teal and I am glad you all loved it :)

FashionGeek said...
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FashionGeek said...

i love it! and your right pleats and maxi very in! Also you did another trend, ccolor blocking! using the teal, yellow and pink! i love!

can't wait to see you on my blog!

Fashion Reactor said...

Great outfit!! I love maxi skirts. You can find a post in my blog on how to wear maxi skrits. Take a look ;-)



Brenda evans said...

that's a pretty look!

thx 4 ur comment :)

Well... said...

I just LOVe maxi skirts, and if it's pleated, even better! This one you're rocking is perfect, and I adore the yellow flats you paired with it ♥

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Susan Lolo Bua said...

beautiful as usually..

Mrs C said...

Lovely pleated skirt and love how you choose the yellow pump to compliment the look!

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lazygulrox (Rashmi Bhosale) said...

Wow...I am in love with the whole outfit, especially the accessories!! :)



madzia said...

nice maxi :)

shooting star said...

you look very classy and the skirt suits you.. unfortunately i havent got the height for maxi skirts!!


Stylish By Nature said...

Thanx Sushmita. In that case, you may try the mini version of pleated skirts. That will suit you well :)

contacto@2piezas.com said...

Me encanta,no puedes estar mas guapa y favorecida.La mezcla de colores queda genial.Besos.

LaJune16 said...

Beautiful blog and photos :)


Giulia Nori said...

I love the maxi dress!!!

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The not so girly blog said...

WOW, is there a day when you dont look absolutely freakingly beautiful Shalini!? :p


Mica said...

Love the pleated maxi skirt on you! :)

Very nice colour :)

Suniti Jham said...

I love how you've styled the entire look!
you look gorg!

Much Love,

erica marie said...

Love your pleated skirt, the color looks so good with your shoes :)

xo erica

TomorrowlandLady said...

Oh I love these myxi skirts. Colors are lovely.

smashinbeauty.com said...

simple and nice Love the outfit :D Smashinbeauty.com

Elisabeth said...

Stunning maxi skirt! Thank you for your kind words on my blog!

E from Helsinki

Anonymous said...

you're so sweet!!
i love your skirt dear <3


Nino said...

I was happy to receive a very beautiful bib necklace as a Christmas present from Kate. It is absolutely adorable and catches people's eyes... Wishing you lots of success, Kate! You are doing a brilliant job!

Dr Samujjala said...

love your yellow pumps :) looking very lovely..


bleufountain said...

Yes, we can follow each other, with pleasure :)
Great bag, i like it :)


that skirt is perfect shalini! love it combined wit white n yellow! <3
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katya said...

Sei molto carina .. La borsa e bellissima!!!

Daria said...

What a lovely comfy look. I like maxi skirts a lot, because they are always comfortable and you have a interesting outfit. The colour of the shoes matches perfektly green. So thumbs up, it's a great outfit! :)

Daria from www.cinnamon-star.blogspot.com

semiprecious stone beads said...

This type of skirt is good and looking so smartly. It is the symbol of wearing stylish dress.

Daria said...

Sure! I'm following you now. So follow back please!

Daria from www.cinnamon-star.blogspot.com

Gagan said...

This skirt is so pretty, love the colour! And the accessories go so well with the outfit!

Ana Rute said...

YAY!!! I'm the lucky winner!!! Thank tou so much <3


I love the skirt. Seen a similar one in Forever New..lusting for it! You look gorgeous!

Shloka Khialani said...

i love the skirt!!! and the color :) wow

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Fictitious Fashion said...

Gorgeous skirt and awesome shoes!!! :)

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Sofie said...

lovely skirt! ♥

Sazi Efionayi said...

love the maxi skirt


songbird said...

love the skirt and the styling..that bib necklace is awesome..kate's designs are very nice

Izzy said...

I have a really similar maxi skirt in that colour! it's beautiful isn't it :)


StyleDestino said...

u look awesome in that skirt and wow it sure is a pretty necklace!!

lucky girl to have been made a custom made jewelry :)


Style-Delights said...

BEautiful skirt! I have the same one from OASAP in coral color!! you look beautiful! Take care!

Kathy Noto said...

Love your maxi skirt dear. And thanks for leaving a sweet comment in my blog. Followed you already. :)


Michaella said...

You look lovely! I have been meaning to buy such a skirt for a while now :) Thanks for stopping by my blog!


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Manushree said...

WOW lovely skirt..a must have :)

following you :)

please checkout my blog "Nail Art Hues" and please follow if you like :) thanks :D

candyvioleta said...

You look great with the skirt!
I love the mustard yellow shoes too


Sazi Efionayi said...



Mademoiselle Wanderer said...

the skirt & colour of shoes give such a beautiful contrast.
I totally love picture 5 of these...so elegant

*MlleWanderlust *

wardrobeexperience said...

this outfit is so adorable. love it!


Katie said...

cute skirt - i love the colour so much :)

- katie

Anonymous said...

Great skirt!




Manushree said...

FASHIONISTA !!! love the way you accessorize..
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Fashion. Love. said...

Love the skirt.
You look so elegant! :)
Definitely following you! :)
Love, Apoorva.

Megha Sarin said...

WOW! I totally love the skirt <3


HeadTilt said...

Gorgeous you are! Beautifully styled the pleated skirt and love the colors :)

A Fine Balance said...

im a huge fan of pleated skirts. This one is to die for. I just love the colour and with the mustard pumps its amazing :)

Kirstin Marie said...

Your skirt is absolutely gorgeous! I love the length and the color is perfection. You look amazing!

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