Thursday, August 25, 2011

21 day Challenge: Day 10 - Closet Orphan

Outfit Details:

cardigan - Gap outlet, tank - Forever 21, skirt - Anne Klein, shoes - Joie, necklaces - Forever 21

Today's challenge was to wear a closet orphan. I picked up this skirt for just $9 during Winners' huge clearance sale over the winter. And like many clearance items I've picked up, I've sadly never worn it. I loved the panelling that goes down each side, and it seems like it would be a great basic... except...

I have absolutely no need for a tweed pencil skirt. Something about tweed + pencil skirts says office to me. I work from home, so my daily attempts at being somewhat stylish are more for me than anything else. I find that I'm much more productive when I feel good about my appearance. I also never seem to reach for my pencil skirts in general. They seem a bit constrictive and impractical for my daily life. (Although strangely, it doesn't seem like 4" heels are!)

So this poor skirt sat alone languishing in my closet until this challenge came along. It's not as constrictive as I thought it would feel, being more straight lined pencil than curve hugging. I'll bet it would pair well with a casual tee or boots for the winter too.

You'll notice that this fox shirt from day 1 has been remixed. Woot! Just one more remix to go.


goldenmeans said...

That skirt really is beautiful, though I can see how you might not wear it too much as the silhouette and material indeed could easily spell office. But I think the jewel-toned cardigan, the belt and the animal-print shirt (foxes, so cute :)) liven it up perfectly. Great job! =)

Jenn said...

Gray and purple, that's always a winning combination. Nice to see the second remix of that top, which reminds me that I need to figure out how to remix my skirt. And are those purple nails I spy?

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