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Showing posts with label pencil skirt. Show all posts
Showing posts with label pencil skirt. Show all posts

Wednesday, March 16, 2016

tone it down




This cable knit gray sweater is officially retired until next winter. It was a great layering piece over this midi dress, though (last seen here – it was much less snug this fall…), and helped to tone down the brightness of this dress for the cold and gray weather.

I’m looking forward to wearing this dress a few more times before it becomes too small. It’s non-maternity, but I’ve included it in my maternity capsule wardrobe (more on that coming soon, promise - I know, I've failed to deliver so far) because of the stretch that it offers (love it when that happens).


teal midi dress: WalMart
gray cable knit sweater: thrifted (J. Crew)
black flats: BCBG Generation
statement necklace: Old Navy

Wednesday, November 11, 2015

casual fancy






What is the best way to remain comfortable in a pencil skirt? Wear a cotton t-shirt. And flats. ESSENTIAL. Don’t forget to wear a statement necklace to elevate your t-shirt to the level of your pencil skirt.

I find that lately, instead of wearing a really nice piece (or nice pieces), I find myself trying to dress up more casual pieces. For example: a t-shirt and a pencil skirt, instead of a button-up or blouse with the skirt. I do that when it comes to church, seeing my mama, work, or any occasion, really. What is it?? Why do I insist on dressing up casual pieces instead of just wearing nice and dressy pieces? Anybody know? Bueller?


striped shirt: GAP
black pencil skirt: Target
statement necklace: WalMart
leopard flats: c/o Aéropostale

Wednesday, October 7, 2015

stripes on stripes






Hi. Long time no blog, huh? Sorry, friends. But I've got good news - you can wear different sizes of black and white stripes for some "stripe mixing" (instead of the usual print mixing), like I did here. Call it geometric, or artsy, or something you'd do to make it appear as if you're wearing a dress instead of two pieces. I just call it "my friends were coming over for a wine night and I didn't know what to wear, so I went for stripes all over."

Do you ever double up on stripes? It's a fun and bit different take on print mixing. I'm a fan.


peplum top: Ann Taylor LOFT
pencil skirt: Target
black wedges: Target

Tuesday, September 15, 2015

pencil + chambray








This outfit was inspired by the idea of wearing a chambray with a black pencil skirt, seen somewhere on the internets. However, if you have a dark gray/black chambray, you wear that instead. And you wear some summer-y black wedges before the cooler weather sets in. But you might also take them off to frolic a bit.

What I really like about this look is that it incorporates elements of professionalism (the pencil skirt and heels) and a more casual feel (the chambray). Paired together, they strike the perfect balance for a day at the office where a skirt feels appropriate, but you don't want to be too too fancy. And, of course, the all black (plus some dark gray) is chic...or tough...
Depending upon which vibe you're going for ;)


dark chambray: Old Navy
black pencil skirt: Target
black wedges: Target


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Wednesday, September 2, 2015

blushing leopard







When you don't know what to wear to a friend's wedding celebration, you pull out a statement piece and pair it with some (favorite!) neutrals.

Exhibit A (above):
statement piece - leopard print pencil skirt
neutrals - blush top, nude wedges + gold jewelry
(you might also wear your hair up, because, summer)

The really good news is, if you pick out favorites to wear, they're most likely rather comfortable. And they can probably take you from place to place. In my case, the wedding celebration to a free concert downtown. At both locations, I was not overdressed, nor underdressed -  I was like Goldilocks, and it was "juuuuust right." And feeling like a million bucks while still being comfortable in my own skin makes those summer evenings even that much more enjoyable.


And I'm featured over on Sydney Fashion Hunter for one of my posts last week - be sure to stop by and check it out.


blush blouse: H&M
leopard pencil skirt: thrifted (Target)
nude wedges: DSW


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Tuesday, August 18, 2015

funk-ay






In retrospect, this wasn't my best outfit everrrrr. BUT, it's far from my worst. There's not quite enough blue in the skirt to really pull off the stripes. And maybe the neon sandals were a bit much. I've ended up with an almost funky vibe, don't ya think?

But enough about me. Aren't those trees and grass so nice and green?? Thanks to Colorado State University for providing an opportune place to have a lunch date and take some blog pictures. Just in time for the students to return to campus, and to town.


shirt: Old Navy
skirt: J. Crew Factory
sandals: Target

Saturday, April 25, 2015

30 for 30: day 24 + day 25

day 24




Since I've already worn this cardigan with this pencil skirt this month, I tried something a little different this time around- I wore this cardigan as a shirt. I buttoned it all the way up, and tucked it into my skirt. I paired it with black ankle booties, and of course, my black faux leather jacket, to "toughen it up" a bit. And it's something I'm pretty into.

black & white polka dot cardigan: J. Crew Factory
pencil skirt: J. Crew Factory
faux leather jacket: Target
black ankle booties: Kohl's
statement necklace: Walmart


day 25




Here we have some (extreme) print mixing. Leopard up top, and stripes on the bottom. Not just a small piece, or an accessory here or there. I went all out. All leopard, and all stripes. And while I love the idea of this, the shirt didn't tuck in so nicely into my skirt, so this outfit (or some variation) is going to be revisited. And soon.

leopard button up: WalMart
striped skirt: Target
faux leather jacket: Target
pointy toe flats: Target

Monday, April 13, 2015

30 for 30: day 8 + day 9

You guessed it - two outfits in today's post. That's what Mondays are for, right?


day 8




A cream sweater, pink infinity scarf, skinnies, and sandals. Nothin' too fancy, just somethin' pretty simple. But I WAS having a great hair day, so that ups the ante of this casual look, methinks.

cream-colored top: American Eagle
skinny jeans: c/o Aéropostale
pink scarf: gift
metallic sandals: Target
necklace: Old Navy


day 9




Unintentionally, most of the pieces in this look came from J. Crew Factory. I guess some pieces from the same store just go together really well. It's like they design the clothes that way or something ;)

sleeveless blouse: J. Crew Factory
polka dot cardigan: J. Crew Factory
wine colored pencil skirt: J. Crew Factory
black booties: Kohl's