The Allure Of The Pencil Skirt

Every time I wear this skirt I talk about how I never wear it. It's still a valid statement though; I've had it for more than four years and yet I still rarely pull it out of my drawer. As much as I try, I'm really not a pencil skirt type of girl. I distinctly remember the first time I wore it--one evening in college I neglected my studies to borrow Le Mepris from the library and watch it tucked away in my dorm room. I was incredibly inspired by Bardot's style in the film and spent the night ripping up an old tee shirt to make a thick, knit headband like she wears in part of the film. This skirt had been bought a few weeks prior and never worn, but with a simple tank, fitted cardigan, and heavy eyeliner my Camille inspired outfit was complete. It was the first time I had dressed so intentionally in college and I remember feeling ostentatious all day--my roommates commented on my look, as well as some of my professors, but just picturing Bardot in my head made me walk through the day with a swing to my hips. Sometimes it's really fun to wear almost a costume out of the house, even though I'm still no Camille or Bardot.

Outfit details:
cateye sunglasses
ASOS sweater
thrifted skirt
Jeffrey Campbell heels
vintage Coach purse
*pics by Kate

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12 comments:

  1. Lovely photos as always. Your skirt and sweater are perfect together.

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  2. very nice...I love the pencil skirt on you!


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  3. I'm not much of a pencil skirt girl either--but this looks so good on you Rebecca! You should definitely wear it more :)
    Rory
    www.WearAboutsBlog.com

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  4. Very pretty skirt and bag!

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  5. Very cute outfit Rebecca!! Just curious who are you voting for in this years presidential election?

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  6. I love the look of pencil skirts but whenever I wear one I get so annoyed that I can't walk at my usual pace. They are just too constricting for me, although I love the way they look. I love the colour of this one though, and the way you styled it xo

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  7. I really like your style! You could totally be a Godard muse. I think it's the sweet pixie cut.

    Mimi.

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  8. @Anonymous, sorry I really hate talking about politics online. In person, I'm comfortable with the subject, but online things get heated really quickly.

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  9. That pencil skirt goes great with that sweater, very cute!

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  10. That sweater - oh my, I need it in my life right now!

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  11. I went through a week long pencil skirt phase and now I'm sick of them. I hate wearing them to school because I feel like I can't seem to cover myself when I sit down. Your sweater is adorable, bee tee dubss.

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  12. I don't know why you don't wear pencil skirts more often, cause they do look great on you! and you know what would look nice? a patterned one!

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