The Pencil Skirt

Sunday, November 24, 2013

When asked what items are my essential pieces in my closet, a pencil skirt is always at the top of the list. I dabble once in a while with a bright pant and mixed patterns, but in truth, my essential style is basic and revolves around a black or dark denim "bottom". The black pencil skirt will go with ANYTHING and can be day to night in the snap of a jacket and shoes.

This pencil skirt has seen me from size 28 to 22 since I take it in and out at the side as needed to fit. It's such a great Ponte knit skirt found many years ago at Lane Bryant that I just can't let go of it, plus the fact I refuse to spend extra money on clothing just because. Good news is I must not be the only one thinking it's perfect as it's a staple at Lane Bryant year around [link here].And from that reason, I also kept this top I fell in love with so long ago from SimplyBe.

Topped off the look with a opaque pair of tights from We Love Colors, again a supreme find many years ago. These tights fit amazing, never snagged and are actually opaque and have room for my ample rear :). The heels are new additions to the lust closet and I found myself staring at my feet the entire day. I'm an 11W and have a fairly large ankle, so I always worry about the fit. These were perfect and room for a larger ankle as well.

The perfect outfit for a great business meeting! Hoping that top brought me some luck as I await news this week on something pretty huge for Portland Fashion Week®. #fingerscrossed

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Link to shoes
all other items are old purchases.

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About Me

STATS Which are important so you can gauge if these outfits will look similar on your body.
SIZES: Size 24 on top, Size 26/28 on bottom, 11W Shoes
I have been every size from 12 to 32 in last 12 years.
MEASUREMENTS: 5'8", 50" Bust, 48" High Waist, 60" Hips

HEALTH: (since it's an inevitable conversation, here are the facts) 310lbs as of Jan 2014, normal blood pressure + cholesterol + sugars + etc, no PCOS, no thyroid problems, I think my metabolism has completely left the building however, I absolutely believe the human body was meant to move and exercise is important! Get those endorphins baby! Afterall, happy people don't kill people, right? :D

• being a working mommy wifey doesn't mean I have to dress the part *wink*
• black, white, red and grey for life
• no matter what size I am I will dress this body to the nines
• Size and age are just a numbers

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