Pencil Skirt and Stripes

I love my new pencil skirt! I don’t usually wear pencil skirts, as flattering as they are, because many don’t stretch and I imaged myself being confined and restricted in them.

pencil skirt

Sweater: Thrifted
Skirt: Forever 21
Tights: Target
Shoes: Old Navy
Scarf: NYC street vendor
Cuff: Greenbelts
Clutch: Crystalyn Kae

But this little number is thick, stretch jersey and is very comfortable. It doesn’t have zippers or a lining or anything fussy. I can just pull it on.

orange skirt

I’m looking forward to wearing this with a bright, contrasting top for a color-blocked look. But it’s still cool so I wore a sweater today. Instead of a coat, I wrapped a scarf around my neck. I chose lime green to continue the citrus theme. Plus, the added color removes the Halloween effect that black and orange usually cause.

shadows

It’s so funny how what I wear affects how I feel. The colors and shapes of the pieces in this outfit felt right. I walked a bit taller and felt confident in this look. It pays to try things on. I initially didn’t want to get a pencil skirt, but the skirt proved me wrong. It cost less than $10 too! An inexpensive mood booster if ever there was one.

What articles of clothing do you have that make you confident, happy, or bold? If you like stripes, check out all the participants at the Pretty, Shiny Sparkly stripes challenge.

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6 responses to “Pencil Skirt and Stripes

  1. I think we could have a black & white horizontal striped sweater day (you, Lynn, me…). Love the pencil skirt too.

  2. I always love the shape of pencil skirts, but they’re not so good for chasing a small child!
    You look great in this outfit 🙂 (And all others!..haha)

    • Thanks for the kind words! You’re right about pencil skirts: they can be restrictive. That’s why I liked that this was a knit. Still not the best for chasing kids in, but better 🙂

  3. {inlumen}

    cute outfit! 🙂

  4. i love that skirt with the stripes 🙂

    ~Chioma
    C’s Evolution of Style

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