<outfit post> pencil skirt challenge:

day four and it’s time to kick up the volume with the black pencil skirt. today i went for a minimal look, going with a head-to-toe monochromatic color, including a pair of black boots. but since the outfit is so simplistic in nature i decided to jazz it up by piling on several layers of pearl necklaces Coco Chanel style, giving the ladylike look a modern edge. i don’t know about you, but pearls happen to be my go-to accessory. in my eye they seem to go with just about everything: denim, chinos, skirts, silk, cotton, wool, the list goes on and on. for fun and a little variety i have collected an assortment of necklaces through the years in a variety of lengths and millimeters, freshwater and cultured, authentic and costume. they’re chic and classy. enough said.

today’s outfit is comfortable enough to handle the city streets in style but if needed it can pull double-duty going from morning meetings to evening cocktails. happy thursday!

skirt @Talbots; sweater @CharterHouse; shirt @H&HTailors; boots @CalvinKlein; necklace @JCrew; tote @Prada