Greetings Lovelies!!!

Hoping you all had a blessed and safe weekend. The temps have finally dropped here in the NJ/Philly area and I couldn't wait to whip out my leather jacket. Fringe is EVERYTHING this season and I am here for it. I love all things fringe, I'm pretty sure I was a hippie in another life. Anywho, hope you all enjoy the look and have an AMAZING week! XOXO

The Styling: I just love cognac and black paired together, it just pops and it's oh so chic! So, I went for a basic all black look and allowed this fun fringe jacket to be the focal point. I paired tribal accessories with the look, as they compliment the jacket well. I kept my shoe simple and basic.

The Occasion: Date Night, Dinner, Hanging with Friends, etc.
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Denim Pants-F21
Shoes-Christian Louboutin Pigalle
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Wardrobe Essentials: The Pencil Skirt

Hey Loves!!!

So, today's post is all about one of the most must-have wardrobe essentials for every woman's closet, a pencil skirt! The pencil skirt is a classic silhouette that has been a part of fashion history since the 1950's. It is defined as a slim-fitting skirt with a straight, narrow cut. The hem generally falls to/or just below the knee and is tailored to be fitted. The name is derived from it's shape: long and slim like a pencil. (Pencil skirt. Wikipedia. Retrieved September 14, 2015,  from

This classic garment has a lot of versatility but is most popular for office wear. It is the absolute perfect staple item for a woman's work wardrobe. It can be worn in the board room, to business meetings, to an interview, etc. Trust me, you can't go wrong with a pencil skirt when it comes to appropriate office attire. However, this garment shouldn't just be confined to sitting behind a desk, as it works for almost any event; it's all about how you style it. Another reason pencil skirts are a must-have is they work for EVERY body type..seriously! I have demonstrated below various ways to get great use out of your pencil skirts.

Trendy Styling: This is more of a trendy pencil skirt due to the laser cut detail but still a great investment item, as it can be paired with a chunky knit sweater for a comfy but fashionable Fall/Winter look with an edgy bootie or even a denim chambray and a sexy stiletto heel. 

Modest Styling: Pairing it with a loose fitting, waist length or peplum top for a more modest look.
Edgy Styling: Pair it with a blouse and leather jacket for more of an edgy look, the black classic pump can can be swapped out for a funky bootie, as well.
Corporate Styling: A plain black pencil skirt is a MUST-HAVE in every woman's closet, as it's the perfect staple item for the board room to Sunday service, etc. 
 Romantic Styling: The soft lace pencil skirt brings a soft/feminine feel to the classic silhouette.
Office Chic Styling: Pairing it with a collared button-up always works in any professional environment.
Same idea here but if you're a little more square shape, add a belt to accentuate your figure a little bit.
The high-waisted pencil skirt is another Must-Have! It elongates your frame, hides any imperfections and puts your curves on display but in a classy manner.  
Casual Styling: Pencil skirts aren't only appropriate in a professional setting. Give it some casual flair by pairing it with a sweatshirt or casual t-shirt. You can also throw on a pair of sneakers and a denim jacket. 
 Layered Styling: As we creep into the colder months, pairing it with layers and texture definitely takes the look to another level. A faux vest may be a bit much for office wear for some people but a blazer works, just as well.
Vintage Styling: A denim chambray is another must-have item in every woman's wardrobe. Pairing this vintage leather pencil skirt with a denim chambray gives it the modern edge it needs for an effortlessly chic look. 

Bright/Bold Styling: Don't be afraid to wake your work wardrobe up a bit with a nice bright pencil skirt. It puts a fun, vibrant, cheerful twist to a classic silhouette and not to mention, it's a change from the boring brown, gray, and black's that are so overly saturated in the corporate world.
What's your favorite way to style a pencil skirt? Please Do Tell! 

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