WIW: Royal Blue Stripes

I almost forgot that I had this (so glad I didn't!).  Halogen Pencil Skirt + Banana Republic Sweater = perfect match!  I love it when you find a perfect color match when you're not really looking for one!

This skirt would probably appear longer if I didn't have to wear it all the way up to the first navy stripe for it to fit the curves!  I have this skirt in red also, and I don't think it's this short (but I may wear it tomorrow, so we shall see!).

Anyway, even though it's jacked up to there, it's still longer than most pencil skirts, so that is a win in my book.

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  • Liz A. replied 8 years ago

    This looks great, Von.  If you have trouble with the fit of your Halogen skirts, you could try buying the larger size then tailoring it down to fit.  Can't beat free alterations with your Nordstrom card, and even without it being free, the prices are totally reasonable.

  • Von replied 8 years ago

    Thanks Liz, it's a fit problem that tailoring can't do anything about!  I'd love to wear a skirt down at my lower waist, but to get this skirt with this great fit in a size to fit my hips instead is immmmmmpossible! :P  I've just come to accept that I have to wear my skirts way up high and pray for a bit of stretch LOL!

  • replied 8 years ago

    Nice color coordination - you look great!

  • Angie replied 8 years ago

    Fun outfit. Nice palette and boots. 

  • JG replied 8 years ago

    I love this. The sweater's color change brings the eye up, highlights your waist, and is more interesting than either blue with white or navy with white. Hiking up the skirt worked great, too. I have the same fit issue with skirts. Often they fit my hips and thighs only when pulled up up up, but I have to start with a midi or I end up with a mini! (I'm 5'8" with long thighs.)

  • Inge replied 8 years ago

    You had me at the stripes, Von :-) What a lovely outfit, and the blues look great on you.

  • shedev replied 8 years ago

    Great outfit.

  • Charmian replied 8 years ago

    Love the color palette!  And those navy stripes are perfectly placed to highlight your tiny waist.  I'm to see you smiling about your hips, cause that's what gives you your lovely hourglass figure!

  • Aubergine replied 8 years ago

    That really is a perfect match! And I sympathize on the fit issues with pencil skirts and curves.

  • Jewell replied 8 years ago

    Love it! The color is great on you, and nice problem solving on the skirt fit issue. Ditto on the joy of finding a perfect color match...that always makes my day.

  • Jaime replied 8 years ago

    Love the sweater and the match!

  • karymk replied 8 years ago

    I think the skirt length is fine Von.  This all looks real sharp.

  • Lisa replied 8 years ago

    This matches so well at first I thought it was a color blocked dress.  Great outfit!

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