Pretty, pretty pleats... I will admit, I have never been a long skirt wearer, most likely because of my short height and the fact that higher hemlines have always been much more flattering on me. Let's blame Fran Fine for all her fabulous jackets and mini skirt sets I saw growing up watching The Nanny. But since I was visiting the South, a place I always imagine is a bit more in touch with the past, when women wore full long skirts and seem to float around so gracefully, like in the first twenty minutes I watched of Gone With the Wind. And I think Julia Engel, who lives in Charleston, embraces this sprint so beautifully and helped push me out of my short skirt comfort zone! I found this skirt and earrings at Zara a month or two ago in store and can't seem to find it online, same with the top from Forever 21. But I did link similar options below, as well as all the other long pleated skirts I really like. I paired the skirt with a breezier top considering how humid Charleston was that weekend, but I love, love, LOVE, the sweater and silk skirt trend. You know how much I love a sweater, no matter the season, no matter the temperature, I will do it. And ever since women started wearing these long silk shirt dresses and skirts I have always thought about the possibility. I think I would need a fairly cropped one so I can have a torso but I've seen it look great with longer ones too. See all my picks and pics, haha, below. Enjoy. 

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All photography by Gladyxa Mari

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