Tuesday, May 10, 2011

A week's worth of pencil skirts


Last Wednesday, on day three of black pencil skirts, I realized that was all I had worn last week. So what did I do? Grabbed my fourth and last pencil skirt, ironed it, and wore it on Thursday. It was a mishmash of colors and accompaniments, but I really liked just about every outfit I put together last week.
  • Monday: Tulip
  • Tuesday: Textured
  • Wednesday: Lightweight wool
  • Thursday: Cotton

Do you keep multiples of your go-to item? How do you mix it up?

13 comments:

  1. Love the Thursday color combo, and that top is awesome.

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  2. Love this! :)

    I have a cotton dress in four different colors because I love it so much. But um...I don't have many pencil skirts (I'm not counting the ones that come with my suits because...well I'm just not). When are we going shopping? :)

    Come take a look inside A Working Mom's Closet

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  3. Multiples of anything are a friend of mine. I have less business clothes, so mainly it's cardigans for me. Or tee shirts. But it's still an awesome idea. Monday has got to be my fav, I love the whole outfit!

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  4. The number of black tee shirts I own should be criminal. 14+? Yikes.

    I love how all of these outfits are just subtly different, and how they all work with the particular skirt--shows how every black pencil skirt is not exactly equal! Thanks for doing this...

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  5. I have multiple black pants (in different cuts and lengths! I promise!), and so many cardigans it isn't even funny. :)

    I love your outfits! They inspired me to wear my black pencil skirt last week. :)

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  6. @ Cynthia - Thanks! Red and green are my fave colors.

    @ Melissa - I think your suit skirts count. :)

    @ Sam - I'm exactly the same with tees and tanks. When it works, it works!

    @ BiblioMomia - WOW! Well, black tops ARE versatile. :) Black skirts definitely aren't all created equal...they each have their own personality and place.

    @ Caroline - Nice! I have two pairs of black pants (different cuts and fabrics). It's hard to go wrong with those basics!

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  7. gorgeous monday outfit, it helps forget monday blues and i love the combination of your tuesday outfit!

    vanessa

    http://thepinkmateproject.blogspot.com/

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  8. Stumbled across your website! I love all of your outfits! You make it look so easy to get dressed in the morning.

    Do you have any advice for a new graduate student, looking to start school with a new wardrobe? I am unfortunately not blessed with your great sense of fashion and find it extremely difficult to put an outfit together without having a panic attack! :) I like the look of the pencil skirt and own a few that I pair up with some frilly tops from The Limited...but that's about it. I have some cute A-line (?) cotton skirts but nothing to pair them with...

    and shoes! I am 5'4'' and really want to start wearing some low heels/pumps when I get back to school. I can't really do that where I work now, because it is a safety precaution, but maybe you have a suggestion as to where to start?

    I will continue to visit your website for ideas! :)

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  9. @ gmv - Thank you and welcome! It sounds like you have some good basics (pencil skirts and detailed tops), and I would recommend some simpler tops and blazers, which will work with all shapes of skirts. Belts, scarves, and necklaces are also great to accessorize outfits and make a simple combination pop.

    Lower heels are a great place to start if you're not used to heels...I would recommend starting with closed toe pumps with stacked heels and a roundish or almond toe box, in black and maybe a color. I like shopping online (piperlime, shoebuy, endless, zappos--anything with free shipping AND returns) and just trying things out.

    If you have any other questions (or anything specific you'd like help with) just let me know! Good luck!

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  10. Oops, I also meant to say trousers are a great staple, although they can be harder to shop for than skirts. I'd look for something that falls straight from your hip to the floor with a mid-rise waist. At 5'4 (same height as me!) I'd caution against cuffed pants, as they can make your legs look cut off.

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  11. Hi, thank you! I think I will email you with some more fashion questions, if that is alright. :) I have always felt overwhelmed with choosing what to wear. I have some great friends who have helped me out, but in the end, I feel like I'm trying too hard or that the style they chose doesn't work for me after all. I change my mind a lot! So, I'm looking for a comfortable style that works for me for more than just a few weeks.

    I will start with the shoes this week!

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