WiW 8.15 - A Pencil Skirt; inspired by Natalie, Day Vies and MaryK

I finally found a pencil skirt that fits! I feel very "MaryK" in my skirt even though it's not a seamed Halogen skirt (I hope you will forgive me for not having a blazer either, none of them fit currently).

The skinny belt recalls Day Vies to me and she loves bold patterns (Old Navy butterfly dress!) and the whole outfit reminds me of Natalie (golden pig) with more tailored fits and fun accessories!

Pencil skirt suggestions are very welcome! Not quite sure what to wear with it...

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  • Transcona Shannon replied 4 years ago

    This is gorgeous on you lyn. I really like the length of the pencil skirt on you and the skinny belt adds a lovely detail. This is an extremely flattering and appropriate outfit for work.

    As for what to wear with the pencil skirt, try all sorts of things - blouses tucked and semi-tucked, fluid knits, you name it.

  • Angie replied 4 years ago


    You look beautifully grown up. xo

  • MsMary replied 4 years ago

    Squee!  Loving this!!  I love the high waist, skinny belt, and wrap detail on the top!!  LOVE IT!!!

  • LACeleste replied 4 years ago

    Wow Lyn!  Fantastic look for you!

  • Parsley replied 4 years ago

    You look va-va-voom gorgeous in your pencil skirt, Lyn!
    I'm jealous as can be of your fabulous hourglass figure!
    I would think that pencil skirt outfits would be perfect for you to wear to work, and you can wear them with any kind of sleeve or sleeveless blouse, and also with knitwear. I think you've got another winning silhouette to add to your repertoire!

  • Nicole D replied 4 years ago

    Very nice.  I like the big florals on you, too.  Don't be afraid to leave something untucked with your pencil. 

  • replied 4 years ago

    I have secretly wanted to see you in a pencil silhouette for a while lyn! I am not disappointed. It looks SO good! And professional, And suitably mature (not too mature, lol). You've got the body and the job for a pencil, so please, wear and enjoy. You look FAB!

  • dawn replied 4 years ago

    I love the whole entire look on you! I think that it looks fabulous and you have a lovely hourglass figure. I especially like the look of the blouse.

  • Janet replied 4 years ago

    Sophisticated and flattering -- and yet still young and fun! I love this on you, Lyn.

  • bella replied 4 years ago

    This is a different silhouette for you and I really like it! 

  • rachylou replied 4 years ago

    High voltage, my dear. High voltage!

  • Angela K replied 4 years ago

    Awesome! :)

  • missvee replied 4 years ago

    What about trying it with a vest over sleeveless, like Angie's blog post today?
    It's a great look on you.

  • Alassë replied 4 years ago

    Very nice, indeed! I hope you come to like this silhouette, too; it's great on you. I wear my pencils with hip-length tops untucked, or tucking fitted/fluid tops in & belting. 

  • lyn* replied 4 years ago

    Oooh, so much wisdom: and so many fun things to try with my pencil skirt! Whee! Looking forward to next week in which I shall try something different ... weather permitting :)

    Thanks everyone for your feedback - the untucked tops I'll have to think about. I'm not really into waist-surrender, but maybe a semi-tuck?

  • cheryle (Dianthus) replied 4 years ago

    Lyn you look amazing in this outfit.  The skinny belt on the high waisted skirt is extremely flattering and the white top with the beautiful print works as well as the skirt.  I think this is one of my favorites for you EVER.

  • lyn* replied 4 years ago

    Aww, you're too kind, dianthus ... it's definitely one of my favorites too, even though I feel very self-conscious in a pencil skirt.

  • Karie replied 4 years ago

    I like to do untucked or semi-tucked tops with my pencil skirts, but then I have a protruding tummy (and you do not). You could go untucked and belted too. The way you are wearing this top/skirt combo is gorgeous!

  • Suz replied 4 years ago

    This is so lovely on you! What a fun change. I adore the blouse, too -- such feminine fresh colours and so sharp at the same time. I think you might feel less self conscious once you get a bit more used to wearing the silhouette. Although you are bound to get some looks because you look so great!! 

  • Gigi replied 4 years ago

    All I can say is, Wow. You look incredible!

    I think pencil skirts are very versatile and can be worn with all kinds of tops, tucked and untucked.

  • Alana in Canada replied 4 years ago

    Sophisticated, approachable, grown-up, indeed. Nicely done. Wonderful to see you trying something new.

  • AJ replied 4 years ago

    You look FAB! So jealous that you rock both bombshell skirts and lovely fit and flares!

    How do you wear a dress under that type of skirt without noticeable bunching underneath?

  • CocoLion replied 4 years ago

    You wear this so well.  There is something Black Halo about this outfit that I love.

  • unfrumped replied 4 years ago

    Dior skirt and outfit! I love pencil skirts with waists more near my natural waist like that, and they're hard to find.

    It's harder to semi- tuck into a high and fitted waist.

    I like to get some " different" looks from some of me basics so with pencil skirts I like to do some tucked and some untucked. If you haven't ruled out waist- surrender completely, remember there are different degrees- you might use an untucked knit top that is made so it has some fit through the waist; then there are some fine knitsthat " collapse" into the waist( and more so if you already have the hourglass frame for it). Another tucked look would be a more fluid silk blouse
    that poufs out just a tad to be more unstructured in contrast to the skirt. Do you do peplums? Not sure when they are in or out of style but I still like
    Then you would also look great with a fitted jacket over the skirt-- some of these are belted and some just nipped at the waist.

  • unfrumped replied 4 years ago

    Oh, how did my phone get" Dior" out of " super"? Anyways, you look lovely.

  • lyn* replied 4 years ago

    Karie, I assure you I have some belly too ... which is really strange because I don't have it in certain positions. I have a doctor's appointment about this, because I'm worried it's not "belly" and something else.

    Suz - bahhhh, I sort of like blending in sometimes, and I think a pencil helps me do that actually. Most of the other young docs wear more streamlined things, so makes me stand out less. Yay.

    Gigi, thanks for your thoughts ... I should go through my tops again.

    It's always scary to try something new, Alana, and it's nice to have everyone from YLF as support!

    Umm... AJ, I've worn a dress beneath a pencil before, but this is just a blouse, it's not a full dress. I only am able to do it with the dresses that are so tight it shows my belly :p

    Thanks CocoLion - I had to look up what that was :p

    Unfrumped - I used to wear pencils with peplums only because it'd hide my belly. I think I need to invest in some silk blouses! They sound very pretty.

  • Sterling replied 4 years ago


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