So, pencil skirts. Love their clean, sleek silhouette. Perfect work-appropriate attire - structured and strong, but form-fitting and feminine at the same time. Classic shape that works no matter what your age. I love them and own nearly a dozen pencil skirts in different colors and patterns.
But why are they such a bitch to walk in?
I'm sure it's my own apparent klutziness, but I feel like I clomp around like a dizzy giraffe in pencil skirts. My legs swing about trying to get their stride but they're restricted by the skirt so I end up taking smaller "dainty" steps - which means I take a lot of really small steps really quickly. Walking up stairs is probably a comical sight if you're stuck behind me. Going down the stars in a pencil skirt and heels is almost a sideways adventure.
Oh the things we do for the sake of fashion.
Blazer: J.Crew Robert Noble herringbone (worn here - sim pricey, sim, deal)
Shirt: Deletta via Anthropologie pleated yoke (worn here - sim, wider stripes, as dress, flared dress)
Skirt: J.Crew factory double-serge (worn here - same longer, sim deal, steal)
Necklace: J.Crew gem stack (worn here - sim, grander, purple)
Bracelets: Rachel Leigh (worn here - sim striped, other colors)
Shoes: J.Crew paulina (worn here - sim, lighter)
Bag: Coach legacy flight (on sale, worn here - sim smaller, pricey, luxe)
(BTW, to those who celebrate, Happy Chinese New Year!)