Publicly tossing aside pencil skirts in favor of a-line skirts has caused me do some thinking. Why did say I have no desire to wear pencil skirts? Is it really an issue of comfort, or is there something deeper to discover? (Answer: there's always something to uncover.)
Pause for a story: I recently went to J. Crew Factory to return this dress because it was too tight in the sleeves. Such a bummer. While I was there, I couldn't help but notice the "additional 60% off" signs in the clearance section, so obviously, I perused. I didn't have anything on my list, but I noticed this skirt -- for less than $20. With some time to kill, I tried it on. And guess what? I loved the way it fit.
So what's the moral of this story? Don't judge a book by it's cover? Try things on before you dismiss them? J. Crew Factory can have some amazing deals sometimes? While all of things might be true, I think the important thing I learned is that there's nothing inherently wrong with pencil skirts. The problem I have is with pencil skirts that don't fit well. But guess what? There's a relatively easy fix for that. Try another store. And guess what? It worked.
I'll show you the skirt later this week since it's skirt week (hosted by Andi and Inge)! But in the mean time, ignore my food baby and link up your skirt outfits with Andi and Inge!
Popover: J. Crew Factory | exact
Belt: came with Target skirt | option
Wedges: via Payless | option