Casual Friday: Denim Pencil Skirt

Sorry I’ve been a bit MIA lately… for those of you who’ve been reading for a while, you’ll know that this time of year, I’m usually knee deep in the IFB Conference planning. My outfits have been more and more casual, as the workdays increase. Which can be a good thing! Part of style is exercising how to dress for certain times in your life. How to be more casual, more effortless and still look alright. Ok, my hair might be a mess… but one of the things I’ve been loving are pencil skirts, and when I got the Current/Elliott Dorothy Pencil skirt, it quickly became a wardrobe staple. The button up front the soft, worn-in black denim. It’s probably the most comfortable skirt I own.

Yesterday, Debie talked about pops of red, I took this as a cue to dig out my favorite red tank top. There’s always a use for red tank tops, they do go with anything. Brightening up a sheer blouse, adding a “pop of color” to any neutral outfit. I’ve found my crew of red tanks have played an important role of my summer wardrobe!

Street Style: Long Days, Long Skirts

The summer days are long, and even longer are the skirts. More and more I’m seeing people of all heights delve into the depths of the maxi skirt. Floaty fabrics fluttering in the warm summer breeze. The perfect piece to fit the mood of the season. Even as I’ve resisted the long skirts due to my lack of height, have been wearing long skirts a few times a week. It’s a nice feeling, like a pioneer on the prairie, only, on the streets of New York. These days, it’s great to keep the maxi dress as simple as possible, paired with a relaxed tank top or as a straight modal tank dress. That’s a nice way to keep things simple and stunningly chic.

Are Baggy, Footless Tights In Your Fashion Future?

I’m all for most hosiery trends, whether it be two-toned, crazy-patterned, or studded leg wear. And I’ve never been an opponent of “tights as pants,” as long as it’s done tastefully. But I have to admit that I don’t know what to make of Wolford’s Voile leggings/footless tights. Isn’t hosiery supposed to be fitted, not baggy? I have to say that these look like the cheap stockings sold at drugstores and bodegas, which are barely adequate when you’re in a bind and create a very unsexy-looking leg. These leggings, however, aren’t inexpensive, and retail for about $62. They not only look weird (and not in a good eccentric way) and cost too much, but are also impractical. I can’t think of any way to rock these that wouldn’t make the wearer look short and malnourished. Well, I guess if you’re trying to look thinner, these might do the trick, but would you really want to risk having your style license revoked? I didn’t think so. Head over to Stylehive or TheFrisky for more!

Coveted Illustrated: PAPERFASHION

As much as I love photography, there is nothing more personal than seeing one’s interpretation of the world through what they create with their own hands. Yesterday, I was blown away by Katie from PAPERFASHION,  one of my favorite blogger-illustrators, had sent an illustration of me in my most casual weekend attire. On PAPERFASHION Katie hand draws and paints her fashion musings with the touch of classic illustration which gives a unique view from the regular runway shots most of us use. She even has an Etsy shop!

 

I’ve been a fan for some time, and am completely flattered by her choosing me as one of her inspirations.

totop