September 23, 2013
2 New-ish Pieces
So - the quest for the perfect pencil skirt continues. Inspired by a very cute girl in the tax department (um, yea for those that don't know - I no longer work with attorneys, I now work with accountants!) who have the cutest pencil skirts on the plant that she buys at Macy's. Since I bought a new interview outfit, I haven't bought a thing at Macy's and I don't plan to start.
Sorry - off track, inspired by Cute Skirt Girl - I bought some zig zag printed cotton and pulled out Simplicity 2154 again. I spent a fair amount of time matching the print at the size seams and the center back seam and even managed to keep it lined up over the zipper. Not that you can see it, but there is a button and button loop on the waistband. ( sorry for the wrinkles - end of the day)
I see from these photos that I really do need to work on my posture - but how do you change almost 48 years of bad posture? You know - because I probably wasn't standing before 2 at least not regularly. And why in the world doesn't JB tell me stand up or pull my tummy in? Men!
The first work day of Fall was blustery and I wore nylons and boots today. I think I need some light tan boots - Chan, will you be my personal shopper?
The top is Renfrew made from a purchased knit yardage. Funny thing is - everyone who sees it thinks that I knit the top. I did make the top - but I did not knit it. I left the arm and waist bands off.
I want to ask you, do you think this skirt is too big? I felt a bit frumpy in it and I'm not sure why. I've worn the entire outfit together before - with the same chocolate brown tank under the sweater. But today something was off and I'm not sure what. I don't want to wear skin tight clothes that show all the lumps and bumps - but I do want them to flatter - not to make me look heavier. Ideas? Suggestions?