Pleat Pick: Pocketflops


In this hot summer weather we like to traipse about in the highest wedges and sandals we can find, we often take no mercy. If our feet could talk they’d be willing to drive stakes through us for the torture they endure. As a peace offering and the perfect relief accessory, may we advise that all of you carry a pair of Pocketflops in your purse? These are not just any flip-flops,... Read More

Pleat Picks: August 2011


There is nothing like the excitement of watching all the new fall pieces trickle their way into stores come August. Even though, none of us really want to give up the warm sunshine for the brisk fall breeze, we can appreciate the colors and textures that autumn bares. Here is a few pieces that we are putting on our shopping lists. 1. Society For Rational Dress “Grey Drape... Read More

Vintage Finds: The Style Armory


As you know we are always excited to find cool one-of-a-kind must-have pieces. The Style Armory is a new vintage consignment site that makes our style stalking a piece of cake. The newly launched Style Armory has been created and curated by three longtime friends that are as fashion obsessed as we are at The Pleat. So you can imagine our enthusiasm to be able to introduce them... Read More

Summer Soiree with Corey Lynn Calter


Corey Lynn is one of our favorite designers, but she’s also an amazing host. Luckily she’s offered to give us some suggestions on how to get your home ready for a summer shindig and brighten things up with pops of color. These are her favorite things for bringing that element into a great summer outdoor party. 1. Direct From Mexico ” Yellow Wooden Birdcage”,... Read More

Pleat Picks: Top 6 Bronzers


“Fake it ‘til you make it” might not be the best career advice, but it does happen to be our philosophy on tanning. We’re not huge fans of color changing chemicals on our skin, but we do want the look of that healthy, jealousy-inducing glow on our face and bodies. Thus, we bring you the best bronzers to help you fake a tan that are probably better than the real thing anyway! For... Read More

Pleat Picks: July 2011


Every day we tend to troll the net for our immediate crave worthy items. This month we can’t get enough of nude basics like this tee dress from Australian newcomer Shakuhachi. Throw in a statement Iosselliani clusster ring, some kick-ass shoes and of course these perfectly Lennon shades from Karen Walker to give that oh-so-quirky-edge. Love it or hate it, we all have our... Read More

Guest Editor: Kemble Interior’s Leah Nichols


These neutral pieces are the perfect backdrop for a delightfully chaotic beach house that’s always filled with family and friends. Not just for a summer home, these whimsical elements create a light and summery interior anywhere, even in a small NYC apartment. 1. “I love the playful sophistication of Slim Aarons Photography.” Kaufman House, Starts at $275, Photography... Read More

Guest Editor: “Where Did U Get That” Blogger Karen Blanchard


  We knew we were destined to be good friends when we asked Karen to guest edit for us, and her first pick was an iconic long Halston dress that we already ran in a previous post. Karen Blanchard is an expat from England who documents her style via her personal style blog Where Did U Get That. Her love of mixing high with low (especially vintage and thrift) started from walking... Read More

Desiree’s Picks: Venice Beach Style


I was born in Berkeley but being more beach bum than flower child, I longed to migrate south to where all the cute surfer and skater boys strolled the Venice boardwalk. I wanted to ride a skateboard (zero agility being an overlooked factor), make the “hang ten” sign without it being mistaken for the “I love you” sign (or worse, the devil sign), and date... Read More

In The Name Of The Father


  For as much as we all like to be on top of holidays and gifts, we bet most of you are as delinquent and last minute with these things as we are. Actually, we’d bet ten bucks you haven’t actually remembered that this coming weekend is Father’s Day, and will likely be scrambling at the last minute to find him some token to prove you aren’t the worst... Read More