The Strokes Tee & Gold Pleated Mini

You know those pleated midi skirts everyone loves? I cut mine in half. I just wasn’t feeling it as a midi. Long, flowy skirts are romantic and all, but I’ve always preferred minis. No excess fabric means legs that look longer, get more sun, and have freer movement. Plus, being petite means minis are easier to pull off without looking inappropriate. Wins all around.

I thought I would like this outfit with a midi skirt and ankle boots, but it felt way more me with my Strokes tee & gold pleated mini. The studded flats felt more interesting than boots. I’ve loved The Strokes since their first album came out so wearing their t-shirt makes me happy.

Since we’re talking music, I thought it would be fun to give you a look into my Spotify. I was inspired by Batsheva of Cynical Duchess, who recently did a post where she put her music on shuffle and shared 10 songs. So here’s a sample of what I listen to (apart from the Strokes & Arctic Monkeys, though they’ll both probably pop up on the list).

  1. Yeah Yeah Yeahs – Zero
    I’ve also been listening to the Yeah Yeah Yeahs for ages, since Maps came out. Their sound has changed quite a bit over the years but I still love them.
  2. Arctic Monkeys – From The Ritz To The Rubble
    Told you they would be here. The Strokes, surprisingly, aren’t. Arctic Monkeys my favourite band, I love all of their songs. They aren’t afraid to experiment with different sounds yet you can always tell it’s an Arctic Monkeys song, and the lyrics! The guitars! Ok I’ll stop.
  3. St. Vincent – Pieta
    I’ll be honest – I only found out about St. Vincent because she’s Cara Delevingne’s ex. I was curious to hear her music and ended up really loving it. Her sound is one of a kind.
  4. FKA Twigs – Hide
    This might seem out place as I don’t really listen to similar music, but her genre is hard to define. I like how she puts together experimental sounds and makes them sound really good.
  5. The White Stripes – Girl, You Have No Faith In Medicine
    Another classic band I’ve been listening to forever. I find it amazing that it was just Jack on the guitar/piano and Meg on the drums. You’d think it was a band of at least 4 people.
  6. Lana Del Rey – West Coast
    I have mixed feelings about Lana Del Rey. I think she has a beautiful voice and her music is dreamy – I love the classic rock vibes of her later albums. I don’t always agree with her lyrics, but sometimes they hit me right in the feels.
  7. Kasabian – West Ryder Silver Bullet
    These guys have a really interesting sound. It’s a cool mixture of rock and electro. Sometimes their lyrics are dark, but they have songs I could listen to on repeat for hours.
  8. Amy Winehouse – Cupid
    I don’t really listen to soul/jazz, but Amy Winehouse had an amazing voice and her lyrics were always so honest.
  9. Franz Ferdinand – Stand On The Horizon
    Yet another group I’ve been listening to for years and years. It takes me a long time to get sick of music ¯\_(ツ)_/¯. I’m going to see these guys live soon and am beyond excited, their music just makes me want to dance.
  10. Jimi Hendrix – Gypsy Eyes
    I love listening to classic rock like Jimi Hendrix, Led Zeppelin, and The Doors. You can just tell how into the music they were – they’d get lost in those guitar solos (some last for minutes). I wish I could travel back in time to see someone iconic play. I haven’t met a lot of people my age that are into classic rock but I think 70s music is just as good as 70s fashion.

Most of my friends are into EDM/hip hop so I listen to that when we hang out, and I’ve been to my fair share of EDM shows. But when I’m on my own I always go back to what I love the best – messy guitar riffs and clever lyrics.

PS – yes, I am wearing socks under my tights. I was changing outfits in Jon’s car, and it was really cold on the day of the shoot so I decided to leave my socks on for extra warmth. After I put my tights on that I realized I was wearing open shoes that showed off the socks (oops), but I honestly didn’t mind how it looked. Who knows, maybe it will become a thing.

Photos & video by Jon Pernul

JACKET & SKIRT: TOPSHOP | SHOES: MARYPAZ

46 Comments

  1. Ivana xx 24/04/2017 at 23:48

    I love love love love love! the gold skirt with the burgundy! 🙂 Really cute :))

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    1. Maria 25/04/2017 at 17:20

      Thanks so much!

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  2. Saida - She talks Glam 25/04/2017 at 05:10

    I really liked this post with the shuffled picks from your Spotify Maria (checking some of those tunes right now), might copy it at some point 😛 I have a very eclectic music taste, but love Arctic Monkeys too and was obsessed with Franz Ferdinand during all my uni years! Moving on to your gorgeous outfit, I love the mini plaited skirt and the fact that your tatoos peek out. If you hadn’t mentioned the cold, I would have said it was a warm windy springday because of the great light of the shots.

    Hope you are having a great week, linda!

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    1. Maria 25/04/2017 at 17:21

      Thanks! I really liked it on the blog I linked to, everyone’s taste in music is so personal so it’s fun to see what other people listen to. It was actually freezing, I got a bit of a cold after the shoot 🙁
      xx

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    1. Maria 25/04/2017 at 17:22

      Thanks Esther!

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    1. Maria 25/04/2017 at 17:22

      Thanks Paola xx

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  3. Dakota Daniels 25/04/2017 at 13:27

    First off, I love that we both just posted a blog on music! Also, I adore the location of these photos. #GORGEOUS. And that cold with the maroon is perfection. As far as music is concerned, I adore Amy Winehouse but have never heard of the song Cupid. Thanks for the new music queen!

    ❤︎
    Dakota D.
    http://fannypacksandvisors.com
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    1. Maria 25/04/2017 at 17:23

      Haha I thought of that too when I saw your last post, what a coincidence 🙂 It’s a really cute song, hope you’ll like it!
      xx

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    1. Maria 27/04/2017 at 15:48

      Thanks Carrie! xx

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    1. Maria 27/04/2017 at 15:47

      Thanks Jessi! I have a feeling it will be a very versatile skirt 🙂
      xx

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    1. Maria 29/04/2017 at 11:50

      Thanks Sharon! I’d been wanting a pleated mini skirt for so long but couldn’t find one anywhere.

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    1. Maria 29/04/2017 at 11:50

      You too Paola x

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    1. Maria 29/04/2017 at 11:50

      Thank you xx

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  4. Christina Gliati 28/04/2017 at 22:35

    Oh I hadn’t seen the socks. I cheched them out when you told us. Sure it will become a thing! Me too I don’t like midis I prefer mikns. Kisses!

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    1. Maria 29/04/2017 at 11:51

      Oh that’s funny, they seemed so obvious to me.
      xx

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    1. Maria 29/04/2017 at 11:51

      Thank you Maggie!

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  5. HsinWei 29/04/2017 at 12:46

    this outfit is so cool! Want the skirt but it is probably a bit too short on me. 😛 but looks amazing on you!! when it comes to music, I am so old fashion. Still living in 90’s English haha
    HsinWei
    stylebyH2W.com

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    1. Maria 29/04/2017 at 17:28

      Thanks! I was worried I cut it a bit too short but everyone told me it’s fine on me. Haha I still listen to 90s music too, whatever!

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    1. Maria 01/05/2017 at 16:38

      Thanks Violette 🙂

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  6. amely rose 01/05/2017 at 03:06

    who two (you and your dog) are so cute and look amazing together.
    And how cool are the spickes in the Background,
    love this Location.
    But my Highlight is the Gold skirt.love the combination.

    with love your AMELY ROSE

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    1. Maria 01/05/2017 at 16:37

      Thank you! It’s an art installation that switches up every few months and they’re usually always cool, so it’s a really handy spot for shoots 🙂

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    1. Maria 01/05/2017 at 16:35

      Thanks Nevena x

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    1. Maria 01/05/2017 at 16:35

      Thanks Atsuna xx

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  7. Nataliya 03/05/2017 at 10:52

    The skirt looks super cute as a mini, so it was a good choice cutting it! I think I want to cut mine too but it’s DKNY and I have a thing with modifying brand items. 🙁 Still…I’m on the fence now. And I think the socks actually look cute!!

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    1. Maria 03/05/2017 at 17:29

      Thanks! I get that. I didn’t mind cutting this one because the hem was undone and the fabric is pretty light. There are certain fabrics I won’t touch. I think the sock thing has potential, it could be the new socks and sandals 🙂

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  8. Batsheva 04/05/2017 at 19:13

    I CANT BELIEVE I MISSED THIS POST!!! WHY DIDNT YOU TELL ME? Wah. Hello, you look BEAUTIFUL!! I love this vintage-y, band-y, slightly hipster look you have going on, which is only further helped my that awesome strokes tee. I also always appreciate a bit of clothing mutilation. I have basically heard of almost none of the songs on your playlist, which is getting me excited, as now I have new music to dig into! Out of all of these, what do you recommend I try?

    http://cynicalduchess.com

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    1. Maria 04/05/2017 at 19:21

      Sorry but the good news is you found it and I’m so glad you like it! Hmm for you I’d say St Vincent 🙂

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    1. Maria 07/05/2017 at 11:29

      Thanks Eli! x

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    1. Maria 08/05/2017 at 18:53

      Haha thanks, you’re very sweet xx

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