Saturday, January 3, 2015

I'm In Love...

... with a skirt!

Over the holidays I was browsing in Target when I thought, while I'm here I should check out the sale-rack in the Women's Department.  Damage to our wallets always follows the thought, "while I'm here...".

My eye caught a faux-leather black skirt with cute diagonal zipper-pockets.  Yes, it's a Small which normally would be impossible for me to fit into but (1) it stretches and (2) I have boy-hips.  For the price ($12), I figured I'd take the chance.  I always wanted a pencil-skirt with a little sass.  This one has that.  If you want to tell me the skirt is too tight, I know that -- I'm just happy I can squeeze into it.

So here is my first outfit of the year.  I like it.  Elegant and mature, but sassy too.  Simple and graphic, but bold as well.  A combination of elements that meld into my personal style.

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35 comments:

  1. What a find! It's beautiful and fits you like a soft leather glove. I love the blouse, stockings and shoes you're wearing with it. You could maybe have a back up profession as a stylist if you ever want to quit your day job. ;)
    This outfit is smashing! Way to kick off the New Year, Ally!

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  2. This skirt is really amazing! I really like it and if I would just be slightly more brave I would wear it too :)
    I also love how you combined it with the blouse! Great look!
    Happy new year!

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  3. It's perfect! Love the look and particularly love the seamed stockings. You look fabulous Dahling!

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  4. wow!
    this is a look that suits you very good - well done! from the kind of skirt - perfect length - to that pretty blouse, sexy stockings and killer heels up to the pink lipstick!
    now you know that it works you can invest in a real leather skirt which will work even better.
    happy, healthy, fab new year!!!!!
    xx

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  5. Wow I am amazed. This skirt is absolutely stunning and perfect on you. I'd love one myself.

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  6. Great find Ally, nicely styled and not too tight. I think leather or faux leather pencil skirts are fab. I fully understand how you can fall in love with an item of clothing, my blog is proof of that lol!

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  7. Looking v smart Ally, it looks really stylish on you and I'm not one for leather or pleather usually. The seemed tights are super x

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  8. I think that skirt was made for you! And I also think I wish I would've seen it when I was at Target...well done my friend!
    Debbie
    www.fashionfairydust.blogspot.com

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  9. Well chosen my friend. Good thing we weren't shopping together...there might have been a fight over that skirt.

    The stockings really kick it up a notch.

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  10. Giiirrrrrrrrrl, you look HOTT!!! What a great find! I love that skirt so much and the fit is perfect on you! And those stockings and shoes are perfection. I think I might need to make a Target run today...

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  11. Love the skirt, very classy and edgy at the same time!

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  12. well, I love it too! it's such an effortless and chic look and everything goes perfectly with everything. I love the skirt, the blouse, those heels and tights. perfection indeed. oh, happy new year too!!

    Maiken,
    Part of me

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  13. This is total 21st century outfit perfection in my books, Ally. Classy, chic, becoming, feminine, alluring, and more than a little bit gorgeous from head-to-stylish-toe. I really see you growing into your own on the style front and putting your knowledge of ladies attire to work here. Inspiring look!!!

    ♥ Jessica

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  14. Wowzers, you got to love thos stockings! So sassy and chic, I think I need to get a pair, too!
    And I don't think the skirt is too tight, skirts like these need to be figure-hugging!

    Have a great New Year,
    -Kati

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  15. You look amazing, Ally! The skirt, the stockings, the heels - such a great outfit. Target is the bestest. ;)

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  16. WOW I was excited to see you were in love, a wee bit disappointed it was not a juicy romance and then very impressed with the gorgeous outfit and how well you look in it. Is that skirt as soft and buttery as it looks? Can you sit down in it or must you just stand around looking stunning? What a pretty blouse you have paired with it and such straight stocking seams! So impressed! Happy New Year Ally!
    xoxo

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    1. I've had romance and let me tell you, fashion-lust is better. :-)

      Yes, the skirt is soft and buttery. I can move in it because of its stretchiness; if it were real leather, I'd be a mummy. Happy New Year to you, too.

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  17. Honey, in that skirt, those hips are all lady ;-)

    You look GORGEOUS.

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  18. Oh HELL yes! Have I not told you you would amazing in a pencil skirt? This is just yummy on you, Ally. Great top with it too - keeps it from being too overtly sexy.

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  19. My friend, I think you have definitely found your look! This skirt looks very sexy, and is so sophisticated paired with the button up shirt. I have to say that pencil skirts suit you better than most people born women. You look AMAZING! And happy!

    Hope you're having a great weekend!

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  20. This is such a great look for you Ally!

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  21. OMWord!!! That skirt coupled with that gorgeous blouse and then those stockings ... PERFECTION!!!!

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  22. Love that skirt Ally!! If it was me I just know I wouldn't be able to sit in it that tight but you just look so gorgeous in it .. who cares if ya cant bend in the middle!

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  23. yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes yes ... and again, yes

    Sassy, sexy secretary, right up my alley!!!

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    1. I was thinking of you, Wendy, when I put this outfit together.

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  24. That's a bad-ass skirt! Reminds me of one I had in the '80s, which I wore to the Men Without Hats concert. Which was one CRAZY night.

    Good times.

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  25. There is nothing like a good leather(ette) skirt!! I had a thrifted one I wore lots before I couldn't fit it anymore. Real leather unfortunately, does NOT stretch.

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  26. sexy secretary! Love the over the shoulder shot.

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  27. yowza!!! holy hotness! i think it's a great 1st outfit!

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  28. Love it! Looks great with the blouse...kind of a naughty secretary look, but in the best way :)

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  29. Gorgeous skir Ally! That back shot of the legs and tights - very nice.
    Now you know how I feel when I buy something thats a little tight but I still want it :)

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  30. I think you styled it super vavavoom! I love a leather pencil skirt and I am missing mine at this round stage of pregnancy. Plus, seemed stockings with a long sleeve button up balance this perfectly. I don't know if you could get away with exactly that look in an office, but probably pretty close. I'm sure I'd try anyway!

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  31. Love this outfit!

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