one question frequently asked here at styleatacertainage is what a style essential is? of course, there are more than one, but a pencil skirt is definitely on the list. what a versatile piece of clothing that can be dressed up for the office with pumps and blouse. or as in today’s ootd, it can be dressed down with a tee and flats. the pencil skirt is also très flattering for most women if the hemline is right. proportion is always a key element to style so adjust the length according to your height. i’m all over the place with skirt/dress length, but a pencil skirt should hit your knee. i opted to don a denim shirt as an extra layer today and tossed on a multi-strand pearl necklace. a stack of silver bangles and i’m ready to dine with a new lunch buddy! we’re headed to the national, a favorite local restaurant run by acclaimed chef hugh acheson. let’s hope i’m not late as we squeezed in a photo shoot…
labels: skirt J.Crew (old, similar here and here); tee Old Navy (similar here and here); shirt Merona @Target (old, similar here and here); shoes Nine West (old, similar here and here); clutch c/o Talbots; necklace Talbots (old, similar here and here)
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is the Founder and CEO of Style at a Certain Age. She writes Sundays-Fridays on all topics ranging from fashion, health, wellness, home design and more.
She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
What a lovely outfit! Total perfection!
thanks for stopping by! this yellow pencil skirt just has happy written all over it. that’s what color can do for us.
This outfit definitely says summer! Although the watermelon outfit was probably my fave… How was your meal? Speaking of food, have you done a post on how you stay slim and trim? xoxo
wasn’t that watermelon sweater just adorable?! one of my fav’s. come to think of it, whatever outfit i’m wearing is my current favorite! happy monday!
I remember that skirt with your interesting necked top in a light bluish/lavender hue–this is a totally different look–love it! And yes, a pencil skirt is so classic.
I have a number of them I love, and have to have them taken in–they’re swimming on me. Health issues made me lose weight…I used to sew, and could do it myself, but do not have time, as linings and pockets are involved. I’ll have to get on that!
well i hope your health situation has righted itself! as you know firsthand good health is a gift. but if you’re in the mood to replace any of your clothes you know where to go! alterations just take too much darn time if it isn’t an easy fix!
I love this skirt! First thing I did when we bought our house 5 years ago, was paint the living room yellow. And I have yellow in my kitchen. And in my bedroom. Do I own any yellow clothes? Nope. Makes me sad. I need this skirt. And, can I be the new lunch buddy???
isn’t yellow such a happy color? one reason i always love to wear it. you need to make a trip to athens and i’ll show you around to all of our cute restaurants. we have a pretty good music scene too!
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