This is one of two black pencil skirts that I own:
Today I wore the skirt (vintage, thrifted) with a scarf-print blouse (thrifted), a chain belt (via Mabel & Zora), lion earrings (vintage) and leopard print peep-toe mini-wedges (v. old via Ross). I actually really liked this outfit considering it’s made of pieces I don’t wear very often. For example, the blouse has only been worn once before. But that’s not because I don’t like it; it’s just such a distinctive piece and it's also not the easiest to style. Styling difficulty is something I’m taking into consideration during this Nosh Opping Expedition, but I think in this case I’ll keep this piece.
This isn’t about the blouse though. It’s about the skirt(s).
Truthfully, I don’t know why I own more than one black pencil skirt. I rarely wear pencil skirts of any color because they are not great for riding a bike in. However, this one is knit and therefore is better than most for riding. That fact, and the fact that I do actually like it, makes it pretty much the only black pencil skirt that I wear.
In fact, I’ve only worn my other black pencil skirt once. Probably because it doesn’t have the bike-riding advantage of being knit and because it doesn’t fit me nearly as well as this one. I only bought it because I worry a bit about how body-con this skirt is, and for the same reason I bought those brown pants; I figured I might need a basic black pencil skirt someday. Now, though, I realize I don’t and I certainly don’t need one that doesn’t fit right.
So, today’s pencil skirt stays and so does the admittedly wacky blouse. However, the non-knit pencil skirt will be donated back to the thrift store.
Happy Thursday, All!