Thursday, March 26, 2015
I've always been super insecure about my wide hips so pencil skirts and wiggle items have always been something that I've stayed clear off. Over the past year I've gotten over a lot of my insecurities when it comes to clothing (I'd like to think because of blogging), which means that I wear a lot more tight pieces. Buying and wearing pencil-styled items is great because it gets me out of my shell, but I really love it because pencil skirts are great to wear to work. I get asked a lot about what I wear to work, and how I make a 'pinup' wardrobe work in a professional setting. Luckily, I work in a super awesome office that doesn't have a dress code so I wear swing style dresses a lot, but when I have a meeting or go to conferences I always stick to pencil skirts. I have a conference coming up mid-April so I'm already planning outfits that are business-casual so I look professional but I don't lose all essence of my personal style.
I bought this Caroline Pencil Skirt by Collectif, because A.) It was on sale and B.) it's a staple piece for work that isn't black. It can be hard to find business-appropriate clothes that aren't boring as sh*t. This adorable Poppy Field brooch from Erstwilder is another from their new collection that I had to have. Poppies are one of my favorite flowers for so many reason, and I've always loved their part in The Wizard of Oz. I made the spur of the moment decision to pair the Poppy Field brooch with this outfit as I was leaving the house to head to work, and I really like the color scheme that it created. The nerd in me loves wearing complementary colors.
What is your favorite 'work outfit'?