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Sunday, February 10, 2008

Fool-proof outfit (aka, my current obsession)

Recently, I have been craving a chic, simple outfit, that doesn't scream "old lady" or, perhaps even worse, "trying too hard." Well, epiphany hit, and although this seems like a no-brainer, I swear it didn't occur to me how simple and chic--not to mention easy--this outfit really is. And the best part? I guarantee all of you have these sitting in your closet right now.

What you'll need:
-Simple knit tank, in a sheer white.
-Black pencil skirt, knee length, either high-waisted, or jack it on up.
-One of mom's old belts that magically fit her when she was your age, but now that we wear our pants down to our asses...well, you know the rest.

Seriously, all you do is tuck that tank top into the skirt, and if it's not high waisted, pull it up to right past your belly button, and belt it where the waistband is. Add heels, and some intricate gold jewelry, and you'll look so chic, you won't believe it. Honestly, it's unexpected gold.

My favorites for this look:
The Perfect-fit tank, $18.00, by J.Crew
The Perfect-fit tank

Kenneth Cole Reaction High Waist Pencil Skirt, $79.00, Nordstrom
Kenneth Cole Reaction High Waist Pencil SKirt

Nine West "Hotpic", $79.00, Nine West
Nine West Hotpic


Blogger discothequechic said...

I agree with you, it's so easy to ignore simple outfits and I can image this would look great, although I think I might hoick up the skirt just so that it's a bit shorter and maybe add a cardy for my own twist!

But those shoes..oh, those shoes!

3:08 AM  
Anonymous Lola said...

hey i linked you on my blog ( and i was wondering if this is ok with you? please let me know if its not

8:38 AM  
Blogger NonchalantMod said...

wonderful blog,

i spot... a CLEMENCE POESY header!!

5:21 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

so funny, this is almost exactly what I was thinking about wearing to my boyfriend's graduation! i'm in need of a high waisted black pencil skirt, however. great tips on the execution! :)

11:13 PM  
Blogger Laura said...

Hey P!!
It's been so long since I've read your blog!
Might I add that I love being granny-chic... or is that totally "out" and "non-fashion-y"?
I'm loving stoles and ugly floral print, and woven belts and ankle boots. OH GOD.

Anyway, I'm gonna call you soon.
I need to update my blog, goodness.
And I need an update from you too!
You still going to MI? Save up for P-town in the summer!
Love, Baby P

10:27 PM  

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