I usually dread fall for many reasons: impending cold weather, endless fruitless searching for the perfect winter boots and coats, nine months until school lets out in June. In order to console myself, I look to fall fashion trends that are exciting enough to distract me from the ever-shorter days. Enter: pleated midi-length skirts! Cute AND weather-appropriate. I was lucky enough to pick up Tucker’s version of this skirt back in April at the Fashion Girls for Japan tsunami relief fundraising sample sale. The pleats are sooo fun to wear!