Thursday, May 22, 2014

Broke Girl's Work Wardrobe: The Pencil Skirt (should YOU be wearing petites??)


Wearing pencil skirts I used to always feel like a kid dressed in grown up clothes- they just didn't seem right and always hung somewhere around mid-calf (Kay, I know you feel me on this one). Until, that is, a miraculous blow out sale at Banana Republic in which I learned about petite pencil skirts (this is the one that popped my petite skirt cherry). I've always had in my head that "petite" means tiny/skinny, and I've always had a booty that would not be considered tiny or skinny, but that day I learned that "petite" is a length thing, and if your body is 5'4" in length or shorter you should be wearing petite. Old Navy has this nice graphic to explain it on their website, and Old Navy is Banana's cheap/poor red-headed sister so this goes for both:



So here is my round up of my fav affordable petite pencil skirts for the spring. I mean summer. I mean, whatever season it is right now that involves temperatures that are 48 one day and 88 the next day.

1. $17.99 @ JC Penney || 2.  $19.99 @ JC Penney || 3. $25.77 @ NY & CO || 4. $54.99 + 40% off = $34.99 @ Loft || 5. $26.99 @ Macy's (seersucker! Hello summer! use promo code "memdeal" for an extra 15% off) 6. $24.99 @ Gap

My fav pencil skirt looks via Pinterest:
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I think nothing tops off a good work pencil skirt like pointed flats (or heels if you don't have to walk all over the falling apart streets of DC). I just ordered these taupe flats and also love these and these

QUESTION:  What are your summer work wardrobe essentials? 

Linking up today at Little Friday, Lovely Thursdays, Look What I Got, Tres Chic Fashion Thursday

18 comments:

  1. Did not know that about petite sizing! Pencil skirts are really cute.

    ~Ashley @ A Cute Angle
    acutelifestyle.blogspot.com

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  2. i like the look of pencil skirts, but there is nothing petite about me, in height or booty haha. they just dont look good on me like the girls on pinterest ;) meanwhile, i really want that dress in the old navy graphic lol

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  3. I love my pencil skirts for work - so feminine and classy. I need more! Happy Thursday!

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  4. I have only ever owned one and I never wore it because I couldn't ever style the top half of me to go with it!! Maybe I will give them one more try..
    LOVE those shoes girl!!
    Have a great day!

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  5. Pencil skirts are my thingggg. Except the whole part where I have to shave my legs to wear one. So I don't actually end up wearing mine that often.

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  6. More motivation to get in shape so I can look cute in a skinny skirt!!

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  7. At 4' 11" even some of the petite skirts are tough for me, but I love a good pencil skirt! I've recently fallen in love with pencil skirts paired with wedges for summer at the office.

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  8. I need to find some decent petite pencil skirts. It's starting to get too hot for me to be wearing trousers now. I really struggle though, because I feel like I'm an odd shape. It's a once in a blue moon thing for me to actually find a skirt in a shape that I like.

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  9. I love pencil skits, especially with a loose t-shirt on top. I didn't know that I should be petite! Jeez you learn something new every day. But I probably should have figured that out years ago as nothing quite fits from the normal stores. I think my summer wardrobe essential would have to be jean shorts and a cute summer dress. My favourite dresses are the ones I can throw over a bathing suit or dress up for a night out.

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  10. I love dresses in the summer! I can never have too many. I wear them by themselves, with a jean jacket, with little sweaters...they are so versatile and easy! I love the look of pencil skirts, by my hips and butt are WAY too big for the look. I look like a penguin in one...in a bad way!

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  11. I love pencil skirts, but I think it's still really difficult to find that perfect one, petite or not.But when you do, there's just no going back is there. I love the bright pink one you pinned!

    Arielle from Tangled Musings

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