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DD+ Outfit: Nostalgic Pencil Skirt

I've had this skirt since the 7th grade! It's one of the first garments I owned that I felt was truly special. I remember the day I got it too: My mom and I went to New York City to attend an interior design conference and while we were there, we went to Anthropologie. She bought me this suede skirt and a patterned maroon blouse. I felt like the most glamorous person in the world! Even when I slip it on today, I get this tingly feeling like, "Ohhhhh, it's this skirt!".

Unfortunately, this skirt hasn't fit me well apr├Ęs-puberty. Like most pencil skirts I've tried on since, it's snug in the hips and way, way too big in the waist. I've been actively searching for a basic version to wear to work for the last six months or so. With little success, I've been considering the idea of ordering one for my custom measurements. Has anyone else had this problem? Does anyone have a brand or company they rely on for slim skirts? I've heard great things about Pin Up Girl Clothing, but I haven't tried them myself.

{blouse: jc penny (old)| skirt: anthro (2001!)| shoes: nine west outlet (old)|bra: parfait by affinitas charlotte}


  1. Anthropologie has a way of making you feel special about yourself! I don't think I could get rid of any of the clothes I've gotten from there. Lovely outfit!

  2. Thanks, Annie Belle! I feel exactly the same way - they have the most beautiful things. Xx.

  3. That's messed up that you have trouble finding a pencil skirt, when this cut is so flattering on an hourglass. I tend to avoid pencil skirts, because they look so much better on women with a nipped in waist and round hips. The blouse is cute too.

  4. Thanks, tongueincheck! Maybe I've been looking for pencil skirts in all the wrong places? I have a sizable hip-to-waist ratio so it might be that I should seek out brands that cut their items with more of an hourglass in mind.

  5. I didn't mean to imply that they are easy to come by, just that the look is so much more impactful than on my straightish lower body. I hope you find one that fits!

  6. Oh, no worries. Tongue in Check, I get ya. There are a bunch of styles that I avoid since I think they'd look better on more straightish hips than my own. It's a great point. :)


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