Let me tell you a story, I love pencil skirts. I love how they look and the silhouette they give you. The problem has been that I don’t like how pencil skirts look one me. Its going back to the VBO issue I have. Its holding me back.
Then I saw Katha wearing this skirt, and I was smitten. I really really wanted this skirt. So I bought it. The 26 was far too big, so I sold it to Nicole and I picked up the last size available – a 22 – it fits fine but I don’t like how it clings to my belly. So its sat, unworn in my drawer.
Then, last week at Michelle’s clothes swap I got a woollen pencil skirt. I tried it on and the others encouraged me to keep it. Now, I didn’t expect it to get cold enough to wear a woollen skirt this side of September, but last week was pretty chilly and I’m working in a different office which is FREEZING. So the other morning, I dug out the skirt and attempted to give it a go. This is what I came up with:
Skirt – vintage
Shirt – ASOS curve
Belt – New Look
Shoes – Dorothy Perkins
Now there are things wrong with the outfit – I need some wedges to make my legs look less stumpy etc but overall I liked it and more importantly I felt confident in the outfit. I’m not quite at the stage yet not to wear a loose top over my pencil skirt, but the fact I have one on is a major step forward. Such a big step forward, I wore the lace skirt later on in the week (pictures to come!). I also think putting the belt on helps bring tidy it up.
The husband was being arty and took this last picture. When he was taking it I was all eye rolly and huffy, but looking at the end result, its pretty neat.
So my message of today is FUCK FLATTERING and enjoy!