Remember how way back in olden times like 08-09, "pencil" was the trend in skirts-that-are impractical-to-walk-in that we were all supposed to wear?
What you're looking at here is some creme colored bouclé BGBC with a heavy silk trim in the timeless (except for when it was last season's trend) shape of pencil. Because of one or more of these features, it sat rolled up into a tube-shape and stuffed into my skirt shelf for (approx.) the last 14 months.
But really, I don't regret this purchase (too much?). It's very grown up, and that's what I've been doing lately. And today, the texture of the thick fabric just felt right. We got half a foot of snow last weekend! I have to winterize my looks. Plus, it finally occurred to me how I could wear this skirt in a new, innovative, and original way: with all black!
OK I threw in some gray, too. You know, just to mix it up a little bit.
These sweater tights serve me so well on days ranging from 15-30ºF.
(Oh and please excuse the photo quality. I'm not really aiming to editorialize myself, and lighting conditions are getting pretty rough in the apartment. Sunset happens at 4:40. And the sun's light no longer comes directly in my south-facing windows at all, due to the building next door and the very low path it travels on the horizon. I'm considering the anti-depressant light bulbs they sell here.)