Pleated skirt re-styled + scalloped sandals

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 Uniqlo skirt S (avail. in new colors!), Sam Edelman heels sz 5 (also sold here), Express top xxs, Zara bag, Baublebar earrings, Le Specs sunglasses (also sold here)

I last featured this skirt here styled with chambray and nude sandals, but have also loved it in various other combinations like this dressier black & white pairing! I was actually inspired by this two-toned dress – instead of spending more on maternity clothes, I figured I could recreate the look using (non-maternity) separates in my closet!

The Most Versatile Skirts (bump-friendly!)

Stretchy elastic-waist skirts are some of the most comfortable and forgiving pieces I own. Uniqlo makes a few affordable options – I first reviewed this pleated long skirt back in this post, and there’s also a classic midi circle skirt option with an elastic back. I own an older version of the circle skirt (see it on me) and can attest that it fits well (XS works on a 24″ waist), is fairly wrinkle-resistant, plus has convenient pockets!

You can style these skirts mindlessly with a tucked-in striped tee and flats (instant Parisian-chic), or dress it up with a drapey blouse for the office For maternity wear, my favorite way as of late is to pair them with a slightly cropped top or a shirt tied over the waistband!

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Statement Scalloped Sandals

I have an older pair of Sam Edelman scallop sandals (with a nearly flat heel) from years ago that I adore. It took some willpower to resist these higher block-heeled versions, but I eventually caved! The Odila sandals are super cute, and come in a whole array of colors and leather types. I almost always gravitate towards neutral, skin-toned shoes, but loved how the black color really highlights the scalloped edge. The wider heel is comfortable given the height, and the overall fit is true to size. I waited a few months for a sale,  this style has unfortunately always been excluded from promos.

sam edelman odila scalloped sandals

Finishing Touches

Inspired by my inner Audrey, I finished this look with these retro-inspired cat eye sunglasses. Le Specs has been one of my favorite brands for sunglasses under $100 that still look and feel good quality. One of the features I tend to look for is very slim and sleek arms, which in this case looks especially nice in a gold finish.

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  1. Christi wrote:

    For Boston-area ladies hoping to snag that pleated skirt in white, but were bummed that it sold out so fast online, I hit on a random find yesterday! North Shore Mall in Peabody still has a few in size small.

    Posted 7.1.18 Reply
  2. I thought that was a dress; you paired the two separates so well and I’m loving the white and black scheme!

    Posted 6.14.18 Reply
  3. May wrote:

    Such a gorgeous outfit regardless if you have a baby bump or not!

    May ||

    Posted 6.14.18 Reply
  4. This skirt is sooo pretty! Love how you styled it with that gorgeous top <3 🙂 And loving the scalloped sandals too!

    XO, Elizabeth

    Posted 6.13.18 Reply
  5. Mireia wrote:

    Absolutely love it!

    Posted 6.13.18 Reply
  6. Mimi wrote:

    That Zara bag is just toooo cute. I wonder how much stuff can fit in it. As a mother of a toddler, the only bag I get to wear these days is a diaper bag (enough room for extra snacks, water, diapers, wipes, extra set of clothes, band aids etc). Btw, you look so gorgeous being 7 months pregnant, I remember I looked like a whale lol. Have a great day Jean!

    Posted 6.13.18 Reply
  7. I love that little bag from Zara! I’ve been seeing it everywhere and it’s so stylish! I am in love with your pregnancy style. Thanks so much for all the lovely style inspo!

    Posted 6.13.18 Reply
  8. I love your outfit Jean, you look amazing as always!

    I hope you have a great Wednesday!

    Posted 6.13.18 Reply
  9. A beautiful, elegant and chic black and white outfit! Lovely sandals!

    Posted 6.13.18 Reply
  10. Your bump looks so cute with this skirt! Lovely photos. X

    Posted 6.13.18 Reply
  11. YZ Chan wrote:

    Such a chic monochrome outfit! I’m loving pleating skirts at the moment too. 🙂

    Posted 6.13.18 Reply
  12. What a gorgeous top Jean, very feminine and super practical too because of the spaghetti straps. Just a bit too sexy for the classroom I’m afraid, but hey: teachers have a life outside the classroom too! I also absolutely adore your little black bag. A very versatile item that will go well with so many different outfits. Love, Lieske

    Posted 6.13.18 Reply
  13. Charlie wrote:

    This skirt is so perfect for summer! I love how flowy and the off the shoulder top is so perfect a chic!


    Posted 6.12.18 Reply
  14. I love the low-key scallop pattern! ❤️ The heels are super cute, and you look great in black and white, Jean. 🙂

    Posted 6.12.18 Reply
  15. Liv wrote:

    Love the classic black and white color combo!


    Posted 6.12.18 Reply
  16. Roses for Fridays | by mia wrote:

    Always looking fabulous … just a parfait gorgeous Mama to be! 🌷👍🏼🌷


    Posted 6.12.18 Reply

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