Pleated Navy Dress & Fancy Friday linkup

navy pleated dress

Today I show you my new, to me, navy pleated pre loved dress. I am lucky that on the site where I buy my second-hand clothes, I found a stylist who sells quality clothing for a good price. I know from her that the clothes are like new and she knows my size too. So that never really goes wrong.

Buying my navy pleated dress pre lovednavy pleated dress and brown boots

For example, a while ago I bought a cashmere sweater from her from Essentiel Antwerp. ( is there a reason that the word cash is in cashmere…..just saying) But those sizes always turn out so very weird. Which, by the way, I don’t understand for a brand like that. The jersey was an XL, so I asked her if it would fit me. And she replied that the jersey fell like a m, no matter what the sizing said. I would never have taken that gamble with anyone else.

This navy pleated dress fulfilled all my wishes. it is a beautiful dark blue color. Chiffon but with a separate slip dress. And I think the combination with brown is very nice and warm. And I adore pleats! So feminine and elegant. The brown boots are such a fabulous purchase. Good quality leather, Italian, they fit like a glove. These are boots that last for years and years.

Navy and brown or navy and blackdenim jacket on a navy pleated dress

I want to wear this navy pleated dress also with black boots and a black blazer. Because navy and black go very well together, it looks very chic. And then I might add a leopard print scarf or a bright colored scarf. This dress, btw, is from the brand I used to work for. But it’s bankrupt. Which really is a pity as there won’t be coming much for sale with that stylist anymore now. This brand sold trendy, elegant and great quality clothing. Of to find another good brand!leopard printed scarf in brown

navy pleated dresspre loved pleated dress

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81 Comments

  1. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    The navy with these browns is so pretty and something I haven’t, but need to try! I need to get some belts that are more fun and that I can pair with my dresses.

    Carrie
    curlycraftymom.com

    • nancy
      Author
      12th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Carrie! Belts are a great addition to a outfit.

  2. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    Very pretty dress! Love the accent of the gold belt.

    • nancy
      Author
      12th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Alexandra!

  3. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    Wow Nancy what a great find! You look stunning ? in this dress and I like it so much you wear it with denim jacket and leo scarf. I wish you a nice weekend!

    • nancy
      Author
      12th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thank Tina!

    • nancy
      Author
      12th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

    • nancy
      Author
      12th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Michelle!

  4. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    Such a super contemporary look you’ve created. Love the brown and tan accents. Have a good weekend!

    • nancy
      Author
      12th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Gail! Enjoy your weekend!

  5. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    Great outfit, happy Friday, Nancy 🙂 Thanks so much for hosting.

    • nancy
      Author
      12th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Claire, I subscribed again on your blog but have to check it as I still don’t get any mails.

  6. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    Navy and tan looks great together doesn’t it? And how lucky to find a good quality pre-loved item or items. Have a lovely weekend Nancy xx

    • nancy
      Author
      12th March 2021 / 18:22

      Yes I love that color combination a lot, just like tan and black or rust and black. Have a good weekend Laurie!

  7. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    I just love this dress, Nancy!! You have styled everything perfectly with it! I love the bright belt, it gives it the perfect pop of color! Happy weekend, thanks so much for hosting every week!!

    • nancy
      Author
      12th March 2021 / 18:22

      My pleasure Abby! Thanks for joining, I appreciate that a lot!

  8. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    You are so lucky to have found someone you trust and who knows what will work on you to buy from – that is really fabulous! So right about the word cash being in cashmere too – ha!!! Love the new dress and how you styled it. Definitely a keeper! Have a super weekend my friend!
    xo,
    Kellyann

    • nancy
      Author
      12th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Kellyann, I like this dress a lot!

  9. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    I love this dress!! Pleated dresses are always so cute!! Thanks for hosting and have a great weekend!!

  10. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    That’s a beautiful pleated dress on you and I like the leopard print scarf with it 🙂

    Thank you for the link up 🙂

    Hope you are having a good week 🙂

    • nancy
      Author
      12th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Mica!

  11. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    Beautiful dress, Nancy, and those boots are absolutely stunning! I love the combination of dark blue and black or brown. Very elegant and chic. It sounds like you really found your spot for shopping preloved items!

    Shelbee
    http://www.shelbeeontheedge.com

    • nancy
      Author
      12th March 2021 / 18:22

      Yes I do. We don’t have many good stores here and they are all closed anyway. So this is a good option.

    • nancy
      Author
      12th March 2021 / 18:22

      A denim jacket looks always so good on a dress don’t you agree?

    • nancy
      Author
      12th March 2021 / 18:22

      I think so too, I have tried a outfit in navy and black and really loved it!

  12. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    You do wear pleats beautifully . I am also enjoying navy and tan lately. Many thanks for hosting , hope you enjoy your weekend Nancy.

    • nancy
      Author
      12th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Jill, yes it is a goo color combination! Have a good weekend!

  13. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    What a great find! The dress looks fabulous on you. Love the styling with those boots!

    • nancy
      Author
      12th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Gwen!

  14. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    Your dress is fabulous! Love this pretty color combo and your styling!

    Jill – Doused in Pink

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Jill!

  15. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    Gorgeous dress and I love how you styled it.

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Amy!

  16. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    You look SO great in pleats, Nancy – I would love this dress too. Finding it pre-loved is icing on the cake! Good reminder about how good navy and brown look, too – thanks!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  17. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    Nancy, that dress is gorgeous! I love that you paired it with the brown. You look stunning!
    Also loved your comment about cash and cashmere LOL!!!
    Hugs
    Suzy xx

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      Haha, thanks Suzy!

  18. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    I love this outfit Nancy. The blue dress is gorgeous on you. Adore how you belted it and layered the jacket and accented with the fun scarf. Really lovely!! x-S

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Shannon!

  19. Caroline
    12th March 2021 / 18:22

    That dress looks fantastic on you! I love it with that belt and those boots too. I also hope that you have a great weekend! XO, Caroline

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Caroline!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Melissa!

  20. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    Looking so good Nancy in this outfit! I love the jean jacket over the navy- and that touch of brown and tan is incredible. Very casual chic xx

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Lucy!

  21. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    I just love this dress on you, especially with the pleated skirt! And the leopard was a great idea to pair with it!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks , I love a leopard print scarf!

  22. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    I adore both color combinations … the pairing of navy with brown or black looks equally fabulous. And Nancy, you look fantastic in your new-to-you dress. It was very smart to style it with boots and a denim jacket.

    Rena
    http://www.finewhateverblog.com

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Rena!

  23. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    What a gorgeous dress! I did have a very similar vintage dress once. Although I do agree that navy worn with black is very chic, I do love your styling with brown. Both the belt and boots are such a wonderful shade. And of course, the leopard scarf makes it even better! I’d no idea Steps was bankrupt! That is sad news, Nancy! xxx

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      Yes, the past years it was going down the hill and then a Belgium company, who also has Claudia Strater, took it over. But it ended last year.

  24. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    I don’t know if I have paired navy and brown: going to have to look through my pictures. I love the extra with the leopard scarf! Maybe this person will have another brand that you will learn to love too!
    http://www.chezmireillefashiontravelmom.com

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      Yes she sells a lot of Essentiel Antwerp, but the sizing of that brand is horrible. So to buy pre loved is not a option for me.

  25. jodie filogomo
    12th March 2021 / 18:22

    I love when you find someone who you can buy clothes from and they fit you and you like the style! The stress is so fabulous and especially with that leopard scarf!!
    Xoxo
    Jodie
    http://www.jtouchofstyle.com

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Jodie!

  26. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    I had a very similar mint green dress that was vintage several years ago – however, pleats weren’t “in” and it felt very fussy to me then! This is a fantastic dress on you, Nancy, and how lovely to have basically your own personal stylist to give you feedback – it’s nice to be able to rely on someone you can trust.

    I would do magenta with the navy, or aqua, or even yellow or orange, to really make it pop for spring!

    Thanks so much for the link-party!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      Yes aqua sounds great! Or mint green! Or lilac, or……haha, so many options! Thanks Sheila!

  27. 12th March 2021 / 18:22

    Nancy, that dress is just beautiful! How lucky you are to find a preloved vendor that knows about sizing, etc. The brown boots and belt are just perfect with this dress as is the denim jacket. You scared, my friend! Have a great weekend.

    xx Darlene

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Darlene, have a good weekend!

  28. Joanne
    12th March 2021 / 18:22

    I love that outfit! You look so incredibly happy in it too.

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much Joanne!

  29. 13th March 2021 / 18:22

    That’s great that you have a go-to spot for vintage and secondhand—especially with someone who knows your size and what you like, it’s less like looking for a needle in a haystack. That navy color is gorgeous on you too!
    Cheryl Shops | http://www.cherylshops.net

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      It is! Thanks Cheryl!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      I think so too Amber, already love this one a lot!

    • nancy
      Author
      13th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Anna Shirley! Have a great weekend!

  30. 13th March 2021 / 18:22

    Twinning in our animal print scarves! Looking lovely. Michelle xx

    • nancy
      Author
      15th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Michelle!

  31. 14th March 2021 / 18:22

    GAH! This dress paired with the scarf is amazing! Looks great on you!!

    • nancy
      Author
      15th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  32. 14th March 2021 / 18:22

    looove that pleated skirt! Goes so well with the belt. Thank you for hosting this link up!

    Life is a Shoe

    • nancy
      Author
      15th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thank you very much!

  33. 15th March 2021 / 18:22

    Omg thank you so much for featuring me!

    • nancy
      Author
      15th March 2021 / 18:22

      Totally my pleasure dear!

  34. 16th March 2021 / 18:22

    I love the color combination of that belt with your navy dress!! So chic!

    Miles of smiles,
    Grace

    gracefulrags.com

    • nancy
      Author
      16th March 2021 / 18:22

      Thanks Grace!

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