Back to Work Outfit | Printed Tank & Pencil Skirt

18 Aug 2014 Permalink

work outfit | printed tank and a pencil skirt

If you haven’t already heard me complaining, school is back in session.  This is my tenth year as an educator and as much as I love teaching, it never gets easier.

work outfit | printed tank and a pencil skirt

work outfit | printed tank and a pencil skirt

work outfit | printed tank and a pencil skirt

I think the key to anything (especially the key to not blowing your mind and going crazy!) is to be organized.  Last week I posted this picture on Instagram and Facebook showing how I prepare my outfits for the week.

a week's worth of work outfits

Some people were a little shocked that I actually take the time to plan my outfits for the week, but let me tell you, it’s time worth spent!  It’s so nice to wake up in the morning and already have an outfit ready.  I find if I don’t prepare like this, then I end up wearing something that doesn’t make me happy and I just feel blah all day.  Some people need coffee to keep them going…I just need a cute outfit.

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Closet Essential: Black Pencil Skirt

14 Apr 2014 Permalink

4 different ways to wear a pencil skirt...good ideas!

I know some people see getting dressed for work as a chore, but I love it.  One piece that I’m constantly grabbing from my closet is the pencil skirt.

The great thing about pencil skits is that they look flattering on all sorts of body types.  I have a few in black and also in some other colors.  They can be kept business casual, like I did here with a black and white short sleeve sweater and spring jacket, or they can bump up to business with a button down and fitted blazer.

4 different ways to wear a pencil skirt...good ideas!

4 different ways to wear a pencil skirt...good ideas!

4 different ways to wear a pencil skirt...good ideas!

4 different ways to wear a pencil skirt...good ideas!

Need a little more pencil skirt inspiration?  Here’s a few other ways to wear that I love…

  • A pencil skirt and a simple t-shirt and jean jacket.  So perfect for spring!  Tennis shoes can easily be swapped with the heels.
  • A printed pencil skirt and simple silk tank add some color to an otherwise easy outfit.
  • And here’s a link to the pink pencil skirt I mentioned above.  Wearing it with a fun gray tank and leather bomber jacket…this is one of my favorite looks.

top, skirt – thrifted // jacket – Loft

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Tank And Printed Skirt…Again

23 Aug 2013 Permalink

mustard tank, printed skirt, thred up, vintage necklace, jeffery campbell - Knocked Up Fabulous

mustard tank, printed skirt, thred up, vintage necklace, jeffery campbell - Knocked Up Fabulous

mustard tank, printed skirt, thred up, vintage necklace, jeffery campbell - Knocked Up Fabulous

Just another tank and printed pencil skirt combo…  (Though this one might have to get worn again soon!).  I’m sure I’ll continue with skirts and tops until the weather cools a little more.  As much as I love a good chance to layer up, I’m a bit in denial that summer is coming to a close.

Now, off to make the most of a fabulous weekend!!  (After I spend the day educating the future of America anyway…)

silk tank – thrifted // skirt c/o ThredUp // necklace – vintage // wedges – Jeffery Campbell

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Going Grunge

17 Aug 2013 Permalink

flannel, tie dyed t-shirt, gray skinny jeans, nude sandals - Knocked Up Fabulous

flannel, tie dyed t-shirt, gray skinny jeans, nude sandals - Knocked Up Fabulous

flannel, tie dyed t-shirt, gray skinny jeans, nude sandals - Knocked Up Fabulous

With roller coaster weather, I’ve been able to test out some trends that are more fall appropriate.  For this fall, the 90′s will be making more of an appearance with grunge inspired looks.

This plaid shirt that I lighten with a bleach bath, has gotten lots of use this summer…and it’s going to continue to get worn into the cooler months.  While I’m not one to go all out with grungy apparel, I do like mixing a few pieces (like flannel and a tie dyed t-shirt) with my usual selections.

Here’s a few more selections that I’ll take inspiration from…I love the feminine details, like a slip dress or pencil skirt, mixed with the more masculine, grunge pieces.

grunge fashion tips for fall

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