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The Timeless Pencil Skirt

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Skirt: similar / Jacket: old, similar/ Shoes: similar / Lipstick: Urban Decay / Necklace: Cache, similar / Sunglasses: Armani

Hi ladies!  There are trends.  And then there are timeless styles.  Such is the case with one of the most flattering pieces of clothing you will ever own, The Pencil Skirt.  This is the one skirt style that is an office stable for working / professional women.  But you do not need to have a 9 to 5 office job to wear one, because pencil skirts look flattering at formal gatherings, and parties as well.  Regardless of what you wear your pencil skirt with, you will end up with a polished, structured and sophisticated look. 

Pencil skirts look best when styled with a blouse, a blazer, a crop top, or a tight turtleneck (for a sexier look!).  To wear at night, pair a fitted high-waisted pencil skirt with a crop top.  For an effortless stylish look, pair a pencil skirt with a tucked-in cotton tee or a slouchy sweater.  I personally love how empowering they are for women!  And how convenient they are for work / meetings / evening affairs, I slip it on, pick one of my long-sleeves silk shirts and I’ve got a smart & professional look in less than 5 minutes…  Add classic pumps or stilettos and you are done!  

This timeless style will instantly enhance your curves, slim your waist, and make you look chic.  If you want to look slimmer, a black pencil skirt is your best bet.  If you prefer to add the illusion of curves, choose a skirt with bold patterns.  To create the hourglass figure, just add a skinny dark colored belt around your waist!  It always comes down to choosing the option that works best for your own body type, and then rocking that pencil skirt!  AH!… make sure that you can easily go up & down the stairs with it, as well as get out of a vehicle comfortably! 

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The Peplum Style

Pink-Peplum

White Peplum

Hello!  I am loving the new ” peplum ” trend!  I love it for skirts, dresses and tops alike.  Here are two lovely looks that I found.

Next week I will be covering one of my favorite Fashion Weeks of the world, the “080 Barcelona Fashion,” it takes place twice a year.  I lived in Spain for a few years in order to complete my graduate program.  While being there full-time, I wore and enjoyed multiple Spanish brands and designers.  Especially after exams, I would treat myself to the stores…  I had located the MANGO Outlet, so at one point my entire outfit was MANGO from head to toes!  I also attended the awesome Bread & Butter, a trade and fashion show for Ready-to-Wear fashion / clothing and streetwear.  It was incredible!!

A few of my favorite Spanish or Catalan brands to shop at are: MANGO, CUSTO BARCELONA, MASSIMO DUTTI, ZARA, ETXART & PANNO, INTIMISSIMI, PULL&BEAR, BERSHKA, STRADIVARIUS, TOUS, AND WOMEN’SECRET.  

Check back next week regarding my commentary about 080 Barcelona Fashion, and I hope that you enjoy it as much as I do!

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