Blue TweedTuesday, March 4, 2014
Once upon my teen years, despite wearing a school uniform, I had a closet full of BLUE. Blue jeans. Blue cardigans. Blue shirts. Blue costume jewelry. Blue tees. Blue everything!
When other little pig-tailed girls vyed over pink crayons and markers, I sat contently scribbling with cerulean, turquoise and periwinkle. I've always loved blue, it's been my companion through missing milk teeth and an awkward adolescence, so you can imagine my excitement over spotting this blue tweed pencil skirt.
Pencil skirts can lend to a very feminine silhouette all on their own, but are all the more lady-like when made of tweed. Because the skirt is made of tweed and even a little thicker due to its lining, I didn't want to add lots of layers and risk looking bulky. The high waist hit me right above the navel so I decided to pair it with a black cropped sweater top. The combo left a little sliver of skin without compromising sophistication.
To keep the focus on the skirt, I added black accessories and minimal jewelry. I also snuck in some brown accents to add warmth to the black. (As you can see from my pale complexion, I can use all the "warmth" I can get!)
Skirt and Top: Nordstrom | Necklace: Forever 21 | Heels: Zara | Bag: Kate Spade | Lip pencil: Wal-mart