when a pencil skirt has an added feature like a side zip i take notice. this is just the sort of detail that elevates your outfit. add a geometric print, and you have a skirt with the wow factor. pencil skirts are office appropriate any day of the week. they look great paired with cardigans and blazers. and they can fly solo with a simple silk blouse. but in today’s ootd i went with a 3/4 length jacket that’s perfect for a nine-to-five look as well as a special occasion. like easter which is only days away. pattern mixing is in full swing this season so i added a polka dot scarf for a punch of color. the textured yellow clutch, last seen here, gives this ladylike outfit a little pizazz. and gold metallic pumps polish it off. i’d say that’s a wrap!
labels: skirt c/o Talbots; tee Talbots; jacket Tahari (similar here and here); scarf Talbots; handbag c/o Talbots; brooch Banana Republic (similar here and here); bracelet JCrew (similar here and here); shoes Talbots (similar here and here)
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She’s 63, 5’8, and size 8.
I had to comment. Love the skirt pattern and zip and love the jacket! It’s a versatile outfit.
this is such a cute skirt, Maria! and versatile. you will be seeing it again, (and maybe again) on the blog!
Love the outfit on you! I’m sure we’ll see the skirt again…nice detailing… I’m curious how long it takes you to put together an outfit. I always seem to have multiple scarves and necklaces out when getting dressed. xoxo
how did you know? you must be a mind reader… and it depends on the outfit as to the time and effort that go into it. some outfits just ‘click’ and there is zero effort. others take quite a bit of tweaking. go figure!
Fabulous outfit & great skirt! The zip is such a fun detail! And I LOVE your scarf!
i love details like the side zip for a little oomph! and this scarf is fabulous, not only for the different colors but it has stripes and dots.
I just saw that very same skirt in the mailer I received yesterday! I love it and you look great in it. It’s on my ‘to buy’ list and now I am convinced I must own it!
isn’t this skirt cute?! you won’t be sorry if you this comes home with you. i know you will see it on the blog again.
Great look. Very Spring like and polished. We have nothing but freezing rain and rain today – your outfit gives me hope that I can wear some lovely Spring clothes soon!
spring is on its way no matter where you live! isn’t this skirt cute?! i know you will be seeing this again.
This outfit!! Its so classy! and yet….. that bit of edgy…. LOVE it!!
the zipper is the icing on the cake! it gives the good old pencil skirt the wow factor.
hope you are enjoying your weekend.
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