The root of this look was the No.2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Wool from J.Crew. I got 2 of these on sale in Double-Serge Cotton and loved them SO much that when I saw the wool version in this gorgeous Acorn color, I had to snag it! The people over at J.Crew know me by name at this point. I can’t take a trip to the mall without stopping in and drooling my way around each and every rack. Thankfully I haven’t scared them too much…yet.
There are certain clothing items I really have to research and think about before I buy. They just feel like a bigger commitment than others. For me, skirts are one of those items. I wasn’t comfortable buying these pencil skirts until I had read at least 5 good reviews about them. I guess I feel like a good pencil skirt is an investment. It’s something I’m not going to collect like jeans or tank tops, so the few I do welcome into my closet should definitely last.
A good pencil skirt is something every girl should own. They’re so versatile and classic – a total closet staple. I’m in love with the quality of the No.2 skirts because they’re sturdy without being uncomfortable. They shape you, unlike a lot of the suiting pencil skirts I’ve tried on which can be very unforgiving.
I paired the skirt with some dark tights from HUE, some Franco Sarto booties (which I absolutely love) and a bright cardigan from Ann Taylor Loft. The more fashion posts I do, the more you’ll witness my obsession with bright pops of color among warm neutrals.
Do you feel like you need to research certain clothing items before purchasing? What’s one clothing item or accessory you think every girl should own?
Cardigan: Ann Taylor Loft – Pima Cotton 3/4 Sleeve Cardigan (Fire Glow Orange) / on sale!
Skirt: J.Crew – No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Wool (Acorn)
Tights: HUE [I couldn’t find these on the site so I’m not sure if they’re still available]
Booties: Franco Sarto – Laceup Ankle Desert Bootie
Bracelet: J.Crew [no longer available]