Tuesday, 18 October 2011

I spy with my little Fashion eye.. some Pencil Skirts

A pencil skirt is quite versatile and with the right accessories and coordination, you can easily transform it from a typical, basic librarian look into something more chic and sleek!

You can dress it up for work or parties, or dress it down for casual everyday wear. Just put on your sophisticated blouse at daytime or a slouchy tee and you're good to go to the movies later that evening! You can also wear it with a basic tank top and a long cardigan for a cool and casual look.

Here is our creation, a high waisted pencil skirt made out of wool and leather,  with pleat details at the front, we hope you enjoy it :)


Ready for winter: pencil skirt worn with a slouchy cropped jumper 


the close up on the pleat detail
The front view, we love mixing textures like wool and leather together!


In 1940, Christian Dior created the first pencil skirt, a shortened adaptation inspired by the provocative shape of the 1910 hobble skirt.
After the shapeless gowns of the flapper era, and decades of covered legs and ankles, women immediately embraced the curvy shape of the classic pencil skirt.
The earliest pencil skirts were part of a woman’s suit ensemble, worn with a jacket or tunic.
Eventually, the pencil skirt was worn with fitted blouses and soft sweaters, accentuating the female form with nipped in waists and round curvy hips. Corsets, once abandoned, re-gained popularity to enhance the pencil skirt shape.



Marilyn Monroe was a great example of how to make a pencil skirt classy and sexy at the same time

Victoria Beckham collection of elegant and classy pencils skirts and dresses 


Victoria B is a modern example of how to wear a pencil skirt!
Lady Gaga and Kate Hudson both sporting sexy leather pencil skirts
Short pencil skirts are perfect for a more fun evening look
Angelina Jolie and Beyonce. Both looking great in their pencil skirts. 


So what are you waiting for?? Get out your pencil skirt this autumn winter as it is the perfect way to bring a bit of class to your wardrobe!

65 comments:

  1. so chic!!love your skirt!!
    kisses and have a nice day=)

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  2. Pencil skirts are my very favourite skirt style! Love your version in contrasting fabrics, fab!

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  3. nice outfit!!

    please look also at my blog and become a friend :)

    XO Carmen,
    http://mydailyfashiondosis.blogspot.com/

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  4. Wonderful skirt, looks cosy and warm! The colours are charming, too :-)

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  5. pencil skirts are hot!
    http://abinavarrete.blogspot.com/

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  6. thanks for your comment on my blog!
    Im also still searching for a job. I graduated the end of june this year! Its hard but we will make it ;)

    Im not a model ahah! I wish ;)
    I will follow your blog

    XO Carmen
    www.mydailyfashiondosis.blogspot.com

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  7. that skirt is absolutely gorgeous. i love the detail, the color, the length...perfect!

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  8. Oh wow! your pencil skirt is gorgeous!! I have got a black one from Mango that I bought a few years ago, but will definately be wearing it again this season ;)

    http://lavienmode.blogspot.com

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  9. Great post! you can wear a pencil skirt in so many ways! I love them! :)

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  10. Well ladies I think that you have surpassed yourselves AGAIN! Panelled with leather and placed next to gorgeous warm wool. I love the textures you have used! Really really cool! I love it!!!xxx

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  11. ps... love the pleat detail as well! Please can I have one!x

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  12. Wow really love this skirt! It would be a perfect piece for a work outfit!

    xoxo
    The Vee Bee Diaries

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  13. thanks for following me girls! and I am following back :)

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  14. i LOVE pencil skirts! yours is Amazing!!

    x jamie

    p.s following back <3

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  15. This skirt is soooo edgy!! Love it.
    The very trendy piece of today!

    Loved your blog,
    Visit mine if you have some time :)
    And follow if you like it!

    http://lamodamary.blogspot.com/

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  16. That is pencil skirt perfection! I love the leather inset--what a unique detail!

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  17. Great skirt dear :) Following you now either !

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  18. So gorgeous! Thanks for visiting blog as well :D

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  19. The skirt is great :) I love pencil skirts :)

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  20. wowowowo!!! amazing skirt!!!

    Thanks so much for your comment on my blog, if u want we can follow each other!
    have a wonderful day!

    www.thecurlylady.blogspot.com

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  21. Thank you so much for the sweet comment at my blog, it reminds me that I'm going to go for my dream! I really like your blog, and I'm going to follow your girls right away. I hope you'll follow me back, and maybe I'll see you in London some day, when I'm going to be a shoe designer! Btw, fantastic pencil skirt! I love the leather details.

    www.sofiescloset.blogspot

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  22. I loove your pencil skirt!! I love both of the materials, wool and leather ♥
    Love the pleats too, really nice.
    And i like your jumper. :)

    I loooove pencil skirts!! ♥

    Thank you so much for your awesome comment on my outfit post!
    I never got effortlessly cool on my style. :D
    Yeah, when I bought the cord pants, I didn't know the color wsa on trend, it's a purplish color. :)
    Awww @ London's weather, sorry to hear. :( I hear it's always cold there though. O.o

    -Eliza :)

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  23. Great post! You look great. You have such a nice blog! ;)



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  24. wooow amazing! :))

    luv xoxoxo

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  25. Love love love this skirt! The color is perfect, and the leather panel is so fabulous! I want!

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  26. lovely Girls thanks to be my new follower!!!
    I follow u too!!!!!!!!!!
    kiss

    www.thecurlylady.blogspot.com

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  27. Thanks for stopping by!!!
    I like this post!!
    kiss,yumiKo

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  28. Hey Girls! Thanks for stopping by my blog :) Pencil skirts are so hot right now, I love the leather panel & colour of yours. Would love to have you as a follower xoxo
    http://www.intotheblonde.com/

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  29. such a chic outfit! i need a pencil skirt ;-)

    thanks for visiting my blog.

    i will be back soon! ;-)

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  30. I LOVE YOUR POST SO CLASSIC!!!!!
    LOVE
    -BELLA<3

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  31. Amazing look, so glam!!! Thx for the comment, btw said you were following but I can't seem to find you in my followers! Oh, I'm following. :)
    Have a good day girls.

    xo Emma

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  32. This is very chic ,feminine and timeless style!

    Love it
    http://bittersweetcolours.blogspot.com/

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  33. Thanks for your comment, we love your blog muchísimo.Estás beautiful, we love the vintage look ... you looks great!
    a kiss and I follow every day.

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  34. Thank you for your kind comment, very nice outfit! Glad you are going to try'm curious about your results. Can you mail it to f.a.b.e @ hotmail.nl

    Tessa loves
    www.dreamlotes.blogspot.com

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  35. Thanks so much for the lovely comment on my blog <3 your right hehe i did do ALOT of shopping, my wallet is quite a bit slimmer than it was yesterday morning ! I do hope that you'll come back and follow :)

    Your blog is very well put together, I love this post and love the skirt with the leather strip running down the front ! I bought a pencil skirt once, but it had a huge slit up the back and for some reason it didnt really look right on me, my bottom looked enormous haha but you've tempted me into possibly giving it another go at some point :)

    http://missmakeupaddict24.blogspot.com/

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  36. Great outfit
    i'm following now <3

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  37. hey girls¡¡ I love your blog, now I follow you too¡¡ great post, love.
    Kisses from Pasión Naïf

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  38. thanks for your sweet comment!!!
    i really like your blog! <3 and..yes....i'm your new follower!!!
    now i understand how you can do a collar by yourself... 8)
    and if u want...follow me back!

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  39. Love the skirt and the hat, so classy!

    New post on my blog =)

    XOXO
    Ylenia

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  40. Ohh I do love a good pencil skirt and yours is no exception! xxx

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  41. Sassy and chic, you look fantastic. P.S Like your blog's wallpaper, so sweet!

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  42. Like everyone says, the leathe pencil skirt was the BEST!!!

    issatchieu.blogspot.com

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  43. love that leather panel, you look so chic!

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  44. I love pencil skirts, and LOVE your version! Such a great take on a classic :)
    www.saysskippy.blogspot.com

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  45. Great post!! I love this skirt because it looks great almost in everyone. I love your creation and your blog.Thanks for comment in my blog, if you like it we can follow each other.Kisses from www.stylepicture.blogspot.com

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  46. First off, thank you SO MUCH for your lovely comment on my blog. Really made my day. :)

    I love the shape of pencil skirts, and I absolutely adore your creation ! The contrast between wool and leather is subtle yet beautiful, and I love the small details as well. The hem length is perfect, sexy yet sophisticated. I'd definitely buy a skirt like this one, I'd wear it with a sheer white blouse, a white chunky knit and a pair of cute, black lace-up booties.

    Following you now.

    Kisses !

    /U
    pug-a-licious

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  47. Thanks sweetheart for the comment on my blog..
    yea thats my poem! : ) from my own experience...........

    great post with great pictures!! : )

    m following you already..
    follow back??

    http://touchofawanderer.blogspot.com/

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  48. Lovely blog! Nice skirt! Love pencil skirts! Very stylish and chic!

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  49. Hi :)

    Thank you for your comment on my Kevork Kiledjian collection post! :D

    yea, your skirt is really nice! :D
    oh nice @ a hot week few weeks back. :)
    :( that sucks, is the weather cold over spring? jw. ^^

    Yeah, lol, I saw your comment on my trousers in my outfit post. :)

    lol, yeah, I would be so jealous if I was living in a cold place too. ^^ lol

    -Eliza

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  51. You look absolutely fab in these pics, I like you style!Love the hat!
    Take a look at my blog, and if you like it follow me, I’ll be waiting for you!

    Cosa mi metto???

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  52. This is so pretty skirt, glam and chic, great for day and night!! Excellent following pics!;)
    Thank u so much girls for your lovely comment, I'm happy u like my post and collages!:) Your blog is really good!!!
    Have a great weekend!! kisses
    Jelena (glamfabchameleon.blogspot.com)

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  53. Wauw I really like the skirt! X

    www.mydiaryofstyle.com

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  54. I love that skirt! Amazing leather panel on the front too! I have to wear pencil skirts for work all the time, I am always looking for something that looks fun but tasteful! Well done!


    www.mythriftychic.blogspot.com

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  55. I live in pencil skirts at work. The slouchy sweater is such a fun touch on a classic!

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  56. absolutely love pencil skirts! Didn't know it was Christian Dior who created the pencil skirt.

    www.b-adore.com/lifestyle

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  57. your leather and wool skirt is soooo beautiful!!! every woman's dream :))

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  58. these skirt, so ladylike chic, with the insert of a bit of leather: powerful!


    www.fashiontnt.com

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  59. love love love your skirt!!

    xo Ashleigh

    www.thedaileigh.blogspot.com

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  60. That skirt is amazing! I love my jersey pencil skirts but want a more structured one so will definitely be on the look out for something like this!

    Hello Procrastination

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  61. Hey ! thank you for your comment

    I don't wear them very often, I always feel too formal in them, I prefer short skirts or pleated skirts. But I have to say that brown/leather one looks great !

    www.tripsandtreasures.blogspot.com
    fashion & lifestyle in BElgium

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  62. the skirt is amazing
    your look is so vintage!

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