Pleat Picks: Top 10 Fall Jeans

With the wind and rain that has swept over the East coast these past few weeks, we have started to rekindle our love for a good pair of jeans. Honestly, is there a better way to get yourself excited for fall? (Ok, maybe shoes) Still, it’s likely we will wear our jeans more than once a week if not all week hence our desire to capture our favorites of the season. We don’t know about you, but we are definitely down to see some spots! Top row (left to right):  1. G-Star... Read More

The Wide Idea

Sick of cut-off jeans and cutesy floral sundresses? Well why not rebel against the standard summer uniform by ditching the flip flops and getting a bit creative?  Wide-leg jeans give your rear some squat-worthy curves and balances out a non-stick figure, well, figure. Add some American classic accessories and a vintage-inspired sleeveless camp shirt, and you’ve got the summer wardrobe blues beat. 1.Hudson Jeans “Woodstock” flare jeans, $198, Read More

WHITE OUT! A Pleat Pictorial

White doesn’t have to wait until Memorial Day. Start NOW. MANGO double breasted “Natascia” blazer, $149.00; Temperley London Mini Lizzie dress, $825.00,; Trina Turk two tier gold hoop earrings, $66.00,; MANGO garnet ring, $24.90,, Small gold band, model’s own. How to not get lost in the volume of floaty maxi skirt? Pair with an equal airy shirt, but one with a banded waist for definition. Don’t forget... Read More

Blogger Style: Angy’s Tea Room

We found Angelika Ardesheva’s blog, Angy’s Tea Room, by way of a Sartorialist post a few weeks back. You know, the one that generated over 1700 reader comments? If you happened to miss this post, here’s what Mr. Sart wrote that caused such a freak out: “I saw this young lady in Milan several times this past season. She is one of the crop of new bloggers. I loved that she’s a bigger, curvier girl than most of the other bloggers who you see in the press and... Read More

Never-Fail Classics

There are some things some of us can’t live without. Our Fashion Director Desiree, for instance, always has a section of her closet devoted to anything sparkly or shiny. Our other Fashion Director, Samara, has a stash of body-con dresses that always get a ton of play. While such pieces may be be classics for some, there are certain items that will always be classics for everyone. The trench is a tireless example of a 3-season coat that never loses its power of polish. A great,... Read More

Sold on Denim

We PLEATERS live in denim the same way others live in their leggings or sweatpants. Let’s face it on days when you wish you were 2 again because you just can’t handle the stress of putting together the perfect outfit, you’d be happy to own a pair of Sold Design Lab denim. There is really nothing more ingenius than a pair of these jeans. We PLEATERS have lived through the “jegging” evolution, not that we endorsed it, and found that the best response is a lighter weight... Read More

Black Friday (The Semi-Selfish Version)

Welcome today, the now infamous Black Friday.  A day that’s almost grown to be a holiday in its own right.  A day when shoppers are up at 3 AM, and have caused life-threatening stampedes by 5AM. All in the name of deep discounts and door busters galore. We know this day of frenzied consumption is supposed to be about shopping for other people, but with so many irresistible deals out there, why not pick up a little something for yourself? If you are of a more selfless... Read More