pencil skirt chic
Every woman should own a pencil skirt, but it’s not always easy to find the right one.
I happened to find this high-waisted one at New York & Company – in their fancier Red Label collection – and fell in love with it.
When something fits well, it can affect your mood and posture and how you carry yourself – all for the better. And this skirt/ensemble totally does for me.
Unfortunately the synthetic belt the skirt came with is already breaking, so I am now constantly checking the belt section in every store in search of the thinnest black leather belt imaginable to fit into the tiny belt loops. I have yet to find one.
With another one of the great cardigans Express has right now, the basically monochromatic look of black and grey is a departure for me and my usual bright hues and pops of color, but it’s sooo chic. My friend Jess said it’d look even better with pumps, but since I’m car-less here in Chicago – and it’s December – I went with tights & my new black leather Bandolino boots (which were the perfect genuine leather replacement for my old faux leather Naturalizers that have begun to show serious wear).
Underneath the ruffled cardigan is a Gap Favorite V-neck T, which is indeed true to its name! They do run a little large (I got a Small, and I’m usually a Medium), but they fit & stretch wonderfully. A steal at $10 right now – grab one if you like.
I wear this to work and also wore it out to a showing of “The Nutcracker” ballet put on by the Joffrey. My friend Leah & I had box seats, and it was just the thing to put us in the holiday spirit!