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OOTD: Print Skirt Heaven

January 10, 2013

Happy New Year! I’m very excited for 2013, and I hope that it brings good things in my (and yours) career and personal life. I’ve started back with a new semester of teaching, hence my disappearing act, but I am back with one of my favorite outfits in awhile.

First, I was blown away by the amount of positive comments on my “Call for Help” post! I also felt like I let you all down just a little bit by not going with outfit #2. I’m glad that I ended up going with outfit #4, since we went to a bar where lots of people were wearing jeans and t-shirts, but now I know that I need to find another occasion to wear #2 to.

Now, on to my outfit. I don’t often wear pencil skirts (really, really rare), but I saw some pencils skirts on ASOS that really piqued my interest. The fit of a pencil skirt can either be my friend or foe, so I reached out on Twitter to see if the ASOS skirts ran large, and luckily for me, I have lots of blogger friends who gave me feedback on the sizing. The skirt runs US16-22, but it runs two sizes large. I decided to risk it, and I’m really happy that I did.

 

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Once the skirt arrived, I realized that I could wear it lots of different ways with the same items. The material is stretchy, but it does not stretch out, so whether I pull it up for a shorter length or down for midi length, it’s going to hold its shape. I also liked that I could wear it with the seams in the right place for a symmetrical print (like above) or I could shift it for a more mixed pattern. For the midi-length, I added a belt to the sheer blouse.

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I really like it midi-length for teaching in. Although I love dresses, I often don’t feel comfortable wearing them to work where I’m up and down all of the time, but this length feels very secure and the stretch means it’s going to move with me with whatever I’m doing.

I also wanted to do a shorter look with it and get a more casual feel. I wore the outfit below out to lunch with my mom, and it felt easy and comfortable. I’ve probably only worn a skirt out in public about 5 times in my entire life, and yet I didn’t feel nervous about it at all (and yes, I still get nervous wearing certain clothes in public).

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And then finally, the silhouette I wear the least, a tucked in shirt with a longer skirt. I tried the top tucked in tight, but I liked it better billowy.

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Torrid Sheer Blouse, ASOS Curve Skirt, New Look Inspire Wedges, JewelMint Necklace, Handmade Button Ring

So, if you can’t tell, I kind of love this skirt, and I highly recommend it, especially for those who are size 26/28 and can’t easily find skirts like this. I also bought the baroque print skirt, which is also really nice and fits perfectly. This shirt could fit someone a little larger, also. This plus the baroque are my first print skirts, but they won’t be my last :).

What do you think of the three looks? What do you like to wear with print skirts?

20 Comments leave one →
  1. January 10, 2013 7:34 pm

    My favorite is the first way. When I wear this type of skirt with a shirt untucked, I like to wear a sharkbite hemmed top, or just any uneven hem. The only print skirt I own is black and white stripes. I’m a little afraid of print on my bottom as it’s where I carry most if my weight; I suppose I just have to find the right print.

    Is this skirt a stretch cotton material? I recently purchased 2 stretch cotton pencil skirts from Old Navy and they are just wonderfully comfortable. It’s like wearing sweatpants, but actually appropriate for public consumption.

    • January 10, 2013 7:48 pm

      It’s 94% Polyester, 6% Elastane. Definitely not sweatshirt material (the baroque is softer). This skirt feels like it has more elastane in it, but it’s really comfortable. I didn’t change out of it all day/night.

      • beep permalink
        January 11, 2013 10:41 am

        I get that 🙂 And I’m definitely not saying they should make their sizes smaller, more that they should reconsider their size conversions and maybe “renumber” the current sizes. (And of course expand the size range anyway!) It would be much more convenient for everyone, since there has to be a lot of unnecessary returns and re-shippings because of the current flaws.

      • beep permalink
        January 11, 2013 10:42 am

        Oops, replied to the wrong comment. See below. 😀

  2. January 10, 2013 8:13 pm

    What a beautiful skirt! You look absolutely fabulous in it!

  3. beep permalink
    January 10, 2013 8:42 pm

    The thing with Asos is that their size conversion’s flawed. Their actual size range for Curve is UK20-26,which is definitely more like US18-24 than 16-22. Maybe even closer to US20-26, considering that the UK sizing’s usually quite generous too. So when people order off the US site in their size it’s almost guaranteed they’re gonna get stuff that runs big. It’s kind of a big deal really and I don’t understand why they haven’t been confronted about it.

    • January 10, 2013 8:56 pm

      Hmmm, good point. I’m a fan of their curve plus-size line FB page, and I’ve see people say things to them about it. I have to admit that I was quiet because I benefit from their “too big” items.

  4. January 10, 2013 9:01 pm

    I need to shop ASOS.

  5. Jeniese permalink
    January 10, 2013 9:36 pm

    Love the skirt! And I love it tucked in!

  6. January 10, 2013 9:53 pm

    Beautiful skirt!!! Thanks for posting!

  7. January 10, 2013 10:05 pm

    Absolutely love this look! The print on that skirt makes my heart sing, the sheer top is also very smart and a little bit sassy!
    xoxo
    Stiletto

  8. January 10, 2013 10:06 pm

    I love the skirt in the shorter length with the billowy shirt. You wear that really great and it looks amazing on!

  9. Natalie permalink
    January 11, 2013 8:55 am

    Damn girl, you rock the pencil skirt! I wore one in my latest post, I hardly ever wear pencil skirts because I have a large belly and you can usually see my VBO, but i’m trying to find ways around it/accept it cause there are amazing pencil skirts out at the moment!

  10. January 11, 2013 9:12 am

    You look great in this skirt, two enthusiastic thumbs up, and you accessorized it just right so that the skirt is the statement. Love it 🙂

  11. Alissa permalink
    January 12, 2013 12:57 pm

    Every time I’ve tried to order from ASOS my order gets denied from trying to order from another country! Did you ever have this problem??

  12. January 12, 2013 3:25 pm

    This look is AMAZING, Rebecca. You look GORGEOUS!

    xo,
    Terry

    terrys-two-cents.blogspot.com

  13. January 14, 2013 9:08 am

    You should keep pencil skirts on heavy rotation in your wardrobe because you look FAB! I own several ASOS skirts & I love them! Can I suggest laying the skirt with a button up cardigan and belt around your waist? I think you would look HOT!

  14. Ira permalink
    January 22, 2013 6:14 am

    you’re so stylish and beautiful!

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