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3 September 2013

Pencil skirt shaped staple!

As I did a quick flit through River Island the other I had my head turned by this skirt (sorry, rubbish photos alert!).

 
Thought you deserved a true to life shot but this is by no means any better!
 
  
Yes, you did hear right, I had my head turned by a skirt! I have a grand total of 3 skirts in my wardrobe, 2 maxi's and a short (holiday wear only) denim skirt. So this lovely little number got my cogs whirring! After my recent post about the great wedding outfit debate.....should I wear something I already own or splurge on something new, I realised that dressier things for me are just not worth spending the money on as I don't get the pay per wear out of them.......anyway so let's get back to the pencil skirt. Don't fall about laughing, I know it's only just September but I was thinking ahead and about the festive party season! This skirt is just £20.....such a steal as it can be styled in such a variety of ways! So much more flexible than a dress! This item could well end up being my evening wear saviour! It's hard to tell from the photo's but the skirt is black and has a honeycomb-look texture and is coated which gives it a wet/leather look. After the success of coated skinny's in my evening wear wardrobe last year, I think this skirt will be my go-to staple this year!
 
So I have thrown a few outfits together to show just how versatile this will be for me!
 
First outfit, I've teamed the skirt with a Topshop Cami, H&M Belt, a touch of leopard print with the H&M Shoes and a Mulberry cuff.
 
 
Here I've gone for a coloured cami from River Island, H&M belt again, Accessorize necklace, Mango cuff and Zara sandals.
 
 


Next up Zara cream lace top, River Island Shoes and Mulberry cuff.....very lady like don't you think??!

 
Back to a bit more black, Zara drape top, D&G belt, River Island shoes and Reiss cuff.
 
 
Yet more black (I'm surprised I can see anything in my wardrobe without a miner's lamp!), Vero Moda frill front top (T K Maxx), Steve Madden shoes, Bracelet courtesy of eBay
 
 
I have also tried to work in a couple of more daytime options and I have to say I really love the skirt with this jacket!
 
River Island jacket, H&M T, Zara sandals and Reiss cuff
 
 
I've even tried to dress it down for a workwear look with some flatties!

Whistles cardy, Gap vest, Oasis ballet flats and Mango cuff

 
I can't believe how much I am loving the skirt, it's the perfect wardrobe addition for me! I have also realised that I seem to have picked up many, many great pieces from River Island.....didn't realise until now how much I shop there!
 
Which brings me onto nicely what I have been donning these past few days
 
End of season cricket match

 
  
River Island jacket
Topshop cami
Gap original fit jeans
Gap ballet flats
New Look necklace
Topshop cuff
 
 Back to school party.....great day with lots of lovely friends
 
 

 
Zara jacket
H&M top
Gap Skinny's
Warehouse sandals
New Look necklace
Bracelet - eBay
 
Oooh hello! Braved a full length shot for Avenue 57 on this day!
 
 
Primark dress
Zara sandals
New Look necklace
Mulberry Araline bag
 
So am I the only nut who is already thinking about party-wear or is anyone else as forward thinking as me?! Have I missed any other must-have evening items? Any favourite outfits in the selection above? Would love to know how you would style a pencil skirt......any thoughts? x
 
 
 

18 comments:

  1. Wow, tons of outfits - I love that skirt as much as you do! Shows off your fabulous figure.

    I am literally writing a blog post about River Island and how I need £1000 because that is how much I could spend in there at the moment!

    Fiona
    x

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    1. If I had some of my Winter stuff around I could have done tons more looks Fiona....but kept it real and how I could wear it right now!

      There is some great stuff in River Island right now, I could have a had a big splurge too!

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  2. Love the skirt Michelle & how you've styled it, my favourite being outfit one...stunning x

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    1. Was it by any chance the spot of leopard print that sold you on the first look Jane? Lol! I know how you love a bit of Bet! I have a night out for a friends birthday in a couple of weeks and I well expect to be wearing outfit number one for an evening out on the tiles! x

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  3. I love it with the white jacket, Michelle. It looks great on you! Lynne x

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    1. I love it with the white jacket too Lynne.....I just wish I had the kind of job or event to wear something like this! That outfit felt great when I tried it on, made me feel really confident and ready to do business x

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  4. Amazing skirt, I love it(now that`s no surprise, I`m a skirt/dress-girl)! My favourite outfit is the one with the white jacket and I`m sure there are a hundered more ways to wear it(e.g. with an oversized tee... or a jumper for colder weather)...so versatile!

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    1. It's no secret that I need more skirts in my life Evi, it's one area that is really lacking in my wardrobe! Now I've found success with this one I intend to hunt down a couple more! Buying separates means you get more outfits options which can only be a good thing :0)x

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  5. Anonymous3/9/13 20:47

    Oh my I am loving your blog and I think everything you wear you wear with effortless style and grace. I love the skirt (want one as soon as I have shrunk my baby weight off).

    Brilliant.

    Not sure which I love the most, each one had a certain individuality and style...

    Seriously you must be a personal stylist, but if not you should be. I am sure shops would snap you up to showcase the clothes to the best ability.

    Fab!

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    1. Wow! Thank you for the fabulous comment! I'm glad you are enjoying the blog! It really is lovely to get such positive feedback since I'm very new to this!

      My line of work is totally non-fashion related (bummer! Lol!) but who knows where this blogging adventure could take me :0)x

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  6. Wow! You look fantastic in the skirt. Got a night out on Sat and am sorely tempted. Is it the coated textured pencil skirt or just the textured? xxxx

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    1. Mhairi, thank you! The skirt is the coated-textured one, don't tell me I have linked up to the wrong one....silly me, I'm still getting to grips with this and it is a rubbish photo....well that's my excuse!

      Go for the skirt....it made me feel super sophisticated! You will get so much wear out of it over the coming months! Would love to see a pic on A57 to see how you style it x

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  7. You've done an amazing styling job with that skirt. If absolutely pressed, I think my faves would be the halter neck frill top and also the white jacket. Definitely a brilliant buy! But then you have the gorgeous figure which helps make it look so good!

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    1. You are too kind Helen! I think wearing the top over it as opposed to tucked in is more within my comfort zone, so I love the frill front top over it! But it does definitely lend itself to the slinky top and great belt to show off one's figure too! I am going to enjoy ringing the changes with this skirt x

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  8. I love 'super slinky' number 4 . I haven't tried a skirt, I may have a bash now . Xx

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    1. Would love to see you in a skirt Helen.....don't think we ever had over on A57!!

      Think I could rock chick look no. 4 up a bit if I added my biker jacket......more ways of styling it!! This skirt will be super useful! x

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  9. Got it today!!! Will have to see what to wear it with tomorrow now and may end up nicking one of your ideas lol! So pleased with it though. xxx

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    1. Yay!! Can't wait to see how you style....and by all means nick as many of my ideas as you like!! Bet I get some inspiration from you too! x

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