Dressing Down a Pencil Skirt

I love this lacy, blue pencil skirt but so far, I’ve only worn it in a slinky, evening-out sort of way. This time, I wanted to make it work for work so I added a chambray shirt over a tank and got playful with the colors.

blue lace skirt

Tank: Wet Seal
Shirt: Old Navy
Skirt: Target
Shoes: Aerosoles
Tote: Crystalyn Kae
Bangle: The Base Project

I thought the yellow shoes were fun, and complimented the outfit despite not really matching it. This next shot would normally be in the throwaway pile but I kind of liked the misty, moody haze of the morning.

misty morning

You might notice the bag I’m carrying. It’s handmade by Crystalyn Kae. I love her purses and totes. Worth every penny. They’re glazed fabric, look like leather, and are machine washable! I use this one to lug around my laptop.

And the bracelet might look like horn or bone but it’s actually discarded PVC pipe! Artisans in Namibia hand cut and carve them. The project helps artists thrive in their communities and gives them a living wage while learning finance, marketing and communication skills.

close up

I’m enjoying the sun we’ve had lately. Spring in Seattle can feel like fall and winter in Seattle. I just hope I don’t pay the price with a rainy summer!

blue and pink

How do you dress up or dress down certain items in your closet?

I’ve joined the Anything and Everything blog hop at My Thrifty Chic. Be sure to check out everyone else!


Filed under Dress Up Dress Down, Ethical, Fashion, Thrifty

7 responses to “Dressing Down a Pencil Skirt

  1. Love the mustard colored heels…unexpected but so lovely. Visiting from the link-up!

    Style of One’s Own

  2. Hey chica! You look cute – I especially love the shoes!! Celeste 🙂

  3. I remember that lovely, lacy skirt from a very elegant evening–dinner at the Seattle Space Needle! I love lace and the way you’ve put this outfit together is casual chic!! The colours coordinate. The purse is amazing!!

    • The purse is Crystalyn Kae! Remember I showed you some of her designs at Moo Shoes? I love her stuff. Glazed fabric looks like leather and is machine washable! Thanks for commenting. I like to be able to mix pieces for different looks. It’s a good way to stretch my fashion dollar and keep things interesting.

  4. Yes, I remember the purses–I need to invest in one: top quality, gorgeous designs and cruelty-free. 🙂 Plus, supporting North American artisans.

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