Tuesday, April 10, 2012

(Pencil) Skirting the Issue

So, I am almost ashamed to admit that I never owned a pencil skirt until Kiyonna sent me this beauty as a part of their Blogger Brigade. I have featured this particular skirt here, and I still love it as much as I did then. I foolishly thought that a "big girl" couldn't wear something as form-fitting as a pencil skirt. Clearly I was wrong.



Pencil skirts are great for all body types because of the classically flattering length and design. They are made to make women look curvier, so who better to wear it then a girl already rockin' curves?! The seaming in this skirt works to slim my thighs and the defined waistband gives me the illusion of an actual waist!




This skirt is a staple in my wardrobe. I wear it nearly every week. The style is simple and elegant which nearly defines a wardrobe staple! For my second day of "A Week Without Pants" I couldn't resist showing off this beauty! Be sure to check out what Marissa from Shabby, Chic, and Cheap, Tori from My Thrifty Chic and Tranae from Becoming Fabulous are rocking today and every day this week!





64 comments:

Kim said...

LOVE this outfit - and I'm still loving your bangs!

Kim
TheSimpsonSix.blogspot.com

Feathers & Freckles said...

Pencil skirts are my favorite, so classic and sexy. You look great! Love it paired with that bird top :)

Cool photo location too!

Bloggingforjoy said...

What a gorgeous skirt! I never wear pencil skirts because I've never found one that fits. I'll have to check out Kiyonna for sure.

You look so pretty! I marvel at the way you make Old Navy clothes look like haute couture! The bird blouse is lovely!

Sharon S said...

I love wearing pencil skirts, they're such a staple for my work outfits! Your bird print top is so cute :)

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

Katha Strophe said...

I love pencil skirts, if I could only wear one kind of skirt for the rest of my life, I would definitely chose pencil skirts.
And that's saying a lot from a girl who celebrates a week without pants almost every week ;)

Keesha said...

How pretty you look :) The bird top and yellow belt/shoe comb are beautiful. I agree that pencil skirts are great on everyone. Theres something so ladylike about them.

Annie said...

Love that blouse Katie - and it looks SO cute tucked into that pencil skirt :)

Annie
The Other Side of Gray

forallthatjas said...

your outfit looks great on you!

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Giovanna Pacini said...

Super cute look! Love your top!

xx
Giovanna
www.oliveandanarrow.com
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Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I love this blouse too, and I like the more structured look of it being tucked in and opposed to flowy!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Definitely super lady like. I think the longer length gives it a vintage feel, a la Mad Men! Thank you so much!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I was always an A-line gal myself, but this skirt has shown me the light! I love it :) And I am with you. I am usually pantless!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

You are a perfect example of how it works for so many different sizes! P.S. this bird top is FINALLY on clearance at Old Navy!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Kiyonna clothing is expensive, but so worth it! This skirt will last forever, and it's truly wash and wear! Thank you so much for the sweet haute couture comment. I like to show you can look great without spending a ton of money!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

You have an enviable collection of pencil skirts! Isn't this location so awesome? It's a garage in town!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you Kim!

Carrie said...

Love the ladylike length and curve-flattering powers of a pencil skirt. Hmm, I just might have to bust mine out for a work meeting tomorrow ... :)
I like that you added a pop of red to your blue, yellow and white palette, too.

cassie said...

I adore this outfit :) Every. single. detail.

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Ah! Thank you so much! :D

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you for the necklace comment! I'm glad someone noticed. It was a little touch, but I thought it was special! I think pencil skirts should be called power skirts! Rock that meeting!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much!

AudreyB said...

I love pencil skirts and wear them often. I have an ample hourglass figure, but I think a pencil skirt always looks classy and slimming on everyone I've ever seen wear one. I still see people telling curvy girls they can't wear these, though. Thank goodness you are yet another piece of proof that they are wrong. This skirt could have gone under your week of rule breaking just fine. :)

tashia graham said...

Love this outfit. In fact, I've blogged almost the same exact look, only with the blue version of the bird top and a red belt:) Pencil skirts are the best!

Marissa said...

The print on that top is adorable and of course the skirt looks great on you! Maybe I'll rock a pencil skirt tomorrow :)

Audrey @ Putting Me Together said...

Katie, you look dope! I loooove this outfit, and it looks fantastic on you!

Tranae said...

You look amazing. I love those colors.

lovelovefashion said...

i so agree with you, all ladies must have a pencil skirt because they really do look good regardless of size, and with a blouse/shell tucked in, my first adult pencil skirt was purchased 2 years ago gasp and even then i treated it with slight fear- i have bravely moved on and now have several - bravo, the colour combo is gorgeous and you look lovely x

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I really want to add some bright colors to my collection. I can't believe I waited so long, but like you said, I was very doubtful! How could a tight skirt look good on me? Thank you so much!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Tranae!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Audrey... Wait till you see what I'm wearing today! ;P

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Do it! You know I love my bird prints! I'm a little obsessed!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

You've got a great collection of pencil skirts and rock them always! And I know we share an affinity for Old Navy :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

You're right about Spring Breaking the Rules with this skirt! It really is amazing how flattering a pencil skirt is, but I think it's ridiculous to say a curvy girl can't wear one! Like I said.. these skirts are MADE for curves!! Thanks Audrey!

Laurel Walker said...

I am loving the pops of yellow and the bird print. It makes me think of Emily Dickinson and feathers in the soul and all that. :) You look great! I adore the way that you've styled your brand new pencil skirt. :)

P.S. How did you become a part of the Kiyonna Blogger Brigade?

Z! said...

Loving it! such a cute outfit and a bangin' pencil skirt! I especially like the chickadee print top. :]]]


-Z
zplustheworld.tumblr.com

Francesca Giusti said...

love this skirt and also your blog! It's so nice!!! I follow you!
Pass to my blog and if it likes you follow me too, I will be so glad :D
kisses
http://francescagiusti.blogspot.com/

Tori said...

I can't believe you've never worn a pencil skirt before?!? You look so hot in it!!



http://www.mythriftychic.com

Tabitha M. said...

Cute outfit. Love the yellow shoes, I am in search for a pair of yellow shoes.

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

These shoes are great and cheap! They were only $16.99. Comfy too :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I know, I was embarrassed to admit it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much Francesca! I am going to check your blog out right now!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you! I love bird prints! I'm a little obsessed! :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

I love that poem!

If you follow the Blogger Brigade link, that page has the contact information for Kiyonna. They are a great company! I can't say enough nice things!

Lynne DeVenny said...

You look completely fabo. I agree that a pencil skirt flatters everyone, and everyone should have several, including one in black.

Gmama Jane said...

I would never have had the courage to wear a pencil skirt but I think I can do it since it looks so good on you!! You're a doll!!
Gmama Jane

Ellenmmac said...

cute outfit!

x

SHOPSTYLECONQUER.COM

navlandstyle said...

katie, you look completely lady like in this outfit. love the pops of yellow!

Thanks for visiting :)

http://navlandstyle.blogspot.ca/

Amanda Raborn said...

The skirt looks awesome! You should rock pencil skirts more often! :) So glad I stumbled across your blog! Keep in touch!

Amanda
http://easy-life-blog.com/

Elle said...

awww, katie, you are darling! the yellow accents in this outfit really are the icing on the cake!! Loving those shoes- I need to make a trip to payless :)
xo, Elle from Living in Color.

Nicole said...

This outfit is fantastic! You look amazing. Love the pops of red in the necklace and lipstick with the rest of the color palette.

Never underestimate the power of a pencil skirt. I did at one point, but no longer.

Anita said...

I love this blouse and the outfit is so cute! such a good idea how to style mustard yellow in spring, I normally avoid it, but perhaps I should think about it again when I see your outfit!
and I really love your blog and your style, it's wonderful and very inspiring! I'm a new follower ;-)

xxx Anita

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much! That's exactly what I was going for! :)

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

They have been probably the best $16.99 I've ever spent! Now if I could just find a mustard cardigan, I would be complete!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Lynne! I definitely want to add some colored pencil skirts to my wardrobe!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Awww, thank you so much, Anita! I really appreciate it!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much, Amanda! Going to your blog right now!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you, Nav!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thank you so much, Jane! I really appreciate it :)

jugglingchic said...

That is such a cute shirt!!! I love the little birds!

http://jugglingchic.tumblr.com

Allie at Wardrobe Oxygen said...

I loved this outfit so much, I had to pin it. Super cute!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

AH! Thank you!!!

Hems for Her, a.k.a. Katie said...

Thanks, Mandy!

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