Style Resolution: Pencil Skirt

I was compensated by Gwynnie Bee to write this post about my Style Resolutions, but I have been a member of their clothing subscription service for awhile. All opinions are my own. Thank you for supporting me and the brands that make Something Gold, Something Blue possible.

I spend most of my time in business casual work wear for my full time job. With the changes in my body from spending so much time on the spin bike, I have had a hard time finding pencil skirts that work well with my body. When Gwynnie Bee challenged me to share my style resolution, I knew wearing a pencil skirt to work was going to be a trend that I wanted to try again. I'm sharing my take of how to style a pencil skirt for a corporate office on the curvy style and travel blog, Something Gold, Something Blue.Since I spend 50-60+ hours a week in business casual attire, I want it to be fun and comfortable while also looking pulled together and chic. (If you haven’t checked out my posts on having fun with your work wardrobe, you can check one of my earliest posts about adding color and personality to your work wardrobe.)

When Gywnnie Bee approached me about sharing a few of my style resolutions with all of you (if you missed my first style resolution, you can check it out here), it took me a few minutes to decide which trends I had been neglecting, but the first idea I had was wearing a pencil skirt. The past couple of years, I have avoided wearing pencil skirts because I could not find one that looked chic while also being comfortable to wear for my typical 10-12 hour work days. I have also had issues with the length of the skirt and how much it will ride up when I sit down. You know how skirts and dresses get like 6 inches shorter when you sit down…it seems to always happen to me. So, I make a big point of sitting down in all of my work pants, tops, skirts, dresses before taking the tags off of them. Let’s just say, early on in my career, I had a few too many days of being uncomfortable and spending money on pieces that only got worn once because they looked great when I was standing up, but ended up not working out for my meeting filled/working at a computer career.

When I received this City Chic ruffled hem black pencil skirt in my recent shipment from Gwynnie Bee, I immediately fell in love. The little peplum ruffle at the bottom added a bit of length and also adds a nice shape because it draws your eyes (or at least mine) away from my mid-section (which if I’m being honest, is the one part of my body that I continually struggle to love, especially in straighter clothing because it is a bit more accentuated and one of the main reasons I have avoided pencil skirts for so long; but this year I have decided to embrace my body positivity journey and let those parts that I am not as much in love with to shine).

To keep the look simple, I paired with with a gorgeous blouse from Target’s curvy collection, Ava & Viv, a nude pair of power heels (aka. pumps), a subtle statement necklace and a great tote to carry the essentials. After wearing this outfit to work last week, I decided to purchase the skirt from Gwynnie Bee to be able to continue to push myself out of my comfort zone and feature it in other outfits (one of the great parts of GB’s subscription service is that you can purchase the items you had tried through the service at a discounted rate to be able to style them forever – or at least as long as you would like to).

What style trend are you excited/nervous/scared out of your mind to try? I dare you to do it – I can’t tell you how liberated you will feel!

I spend most of my time in business casual work wear for my full time job. With the changes in my body from spending so much time on the spin bike, I have had a hard time finding pencil skirts that work well with my body. When Gwynnie Bee challenged me to share my style resolution, I knew wearing a pencil skirt to work was going to be a trend that I wanted to try again. I'm sharing my take of how to style a pencil skirt for a corporate office on the curvy style and travel blog, Something Gold, Something Blue.

City Chic Black Pencil Skirt via Gywnnie Bee | Ava & Viv Black and White Print Top | Black Prada Handbag (similar style) | Corso Como Nude Pumps (similar style) | Michael Kors Gold Watch | Necklace – gifted (similar)

My outfit:

Photography by L.A. Photography

Other pencil skirts I love:

I spend most of my time in business casual work wear for my full time job. With the changes in my body from spending so much time on the spin bike, I have had a hard time finding pencil skirts that work well with my body. When Gwynnie Bee challenged me to share my style resolution, I knew wearing a pencil skirt to work was going to be a trend that I wanted to try again. I'm sharing my take of how to style a pencil skirt for a corporate office on the curvy style and travel blog, Something Gold, Something Blue.I spend most of my time in business casual work wear for my full time job. With the changes in my body from spending so much time on the spin bike, I have had a hard time finding pencil skirts that work well with my body. When Gwynnie Bee challenged me to share my style resolution, I knew wearing a pencil skirt to work was going to be a trend that I wanted to try again. I'm sharing my take of how to style a pencil skirt for a corporate office on the curvy style and travel blog, Something Gold, Something Blue.I spend most of my time in business casual work wear for my full time job. With the changes in my body from spending so much time on the spin bike, I have had a hard time finding pencil skirts that work well with my body. When Gwynnie Bee challenged me to share my style resolution, I knew wearing a pencil skirt to work was going to be a trend that I wanted to try again. I'm sharing my take of how to style a pencil skirt for a corporate office on the curvy style and travel blog, Something Gold, Something Blue.I spend most of my time in business casual work wear for my full time job. With the changes in my body from spending so much time on the spin bike, I have had a hard time finding pencil skirts that work well with my body. When Gwynnie Bee challenged me to share my style resolution, I knew wearing a pencil skirt to work was going to be a trend that I wanted to try again. I'm sharing my take of how to style a pencil skirt for a corporate office on the curvy style and travel blog, Something Gold, Something Blue.I spend most of my time in business casual work wear for my full time job. With the changes in my body from spending so much time on the spin bike, I have had a hard time finding pencil skirts that work well with my body. When Gwynnie Bee challenged me to share my style resolution, I knew wearing a pencil skirt to work was going to be a trend that I wanted to try again. I'm sharing my take of how to style a pencil skirt for a corporate office on the curvy style and travel blog, Something Gold, Something Blue.I spend most of my time in business casual work wear for my full time job. With the changes in my body from spending so much time on the spin bike, I have had a hard time finding pencil skirts that work well with my body. When Gwynnie Bee challenged me to share my style resolution, I knew wearing a pencil skirt to work was going to be a trend that I wanted to try again. I'm sharing my take of how to style a pencil skirt for a corporate office on the curvy style and travel blog, Something Gold, Something Blue.I spend most of my time in business casual work wear for my full time job. With the changes in my body from spending so much time on the spin bike, I have had a hard time finding pencil skirts that work well with my body. When Gwynnie Bee challenged me to share my style resolution, I knew wearing a pencil skirt to work was going to be a trend that I wanted to try again. I'm sharing my take of how to style a pencil skirt for a corporate office on the curvy style and travel blog, Something Gold, Something Blue.

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40 Comments

  1. I love the detail on the pencil skirt, so flirty and cute! This outfit is perfect for a day in the office. kimballandkedzie.com

    Posted 1.31.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much! The skirt was extremely comfortable, as well, which is a must for me!

      Posted 1.31.17 Reply
  2. I have heard such great things about this styling service! You look so great!

    Posted 1.31.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you, Laura! I have enjoyed using Gwynnie Bee and trying some items I probably wouldn’t have purchased otherwise. And I love that I have a (somewhat) endless closet because I can constantly swap out items after I’ve worn them!

      Posted 1.31.17 Reply
  3. This is a really pretty shape on you! You look great and super chic!

    Posted 1.31.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much, Devina!

      Posted 1.31.17 Reply
  4. Amanda wrote:

    That skirt is adorable on you! I haven’t tried one of those subscription services yet, but you’re making me think twice!

    xo, Amanda
    http://www.aglamlifestyle.com

    Posted 1.31.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much, Amanda! I love have the subscription service because it makes me feel like I have an (almost) endless closet. Whenever I have worn a piece, I send it back in the bag – no laundry or dry cleaning required! 😀

      Posted 1.31.17 Reply
  5. Maggie wrote:

    This looks so amazing on you!! Adorable!

    http://www.maggiealamode.com

    Posted 1.31.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks so much, Maggie!

      Posted 1.31.17 Reply
  6. I keep hearing such wonderful reviews about Gwynnie Bee! It seems like they have something really great going for them! I love that pencil/peplum skirt on you! Too much fun!!

    Stephanie // SheSawStyle.com

    Posted 1.31.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much, Stephanie! I absolutely adore Gywnnie Bee and it is so nice to have a (almost) unlimited closet to choose from! Thanks for stopping by SGSB!

      Posted 1.31.17 Reply
  7. Jenny wrote:

    Love the ruffled pencil skirt! It’s so chic and flattering.

    Posted 1.31.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks so much, Jenny!

      Posted 2.1.17 Reply
  8. You are so beautiful, my sweet friend! I love this look so much!
    xo Debbie | http://www.tothineownstylebetrue.com

    Posted 1.31.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much, Debbie!

      Posted 2.1.17 Reply
  9. That whole skirt-riding-up-when-you-sit-down-situation is MY LIFE. Love how you styled this look!
    XO Amanda | http://www.glitterandspice.com

    Posted 1.31.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks so much, Amanda! Isn’t it the worst? I’m not sure there’s much else for me to do except make sure they are long enough and fit in the right places!

      Posted 2.1.17 Reply
  10. Shelby Back wrote:

    I love the ruffle detail of this skirt! You can never go wrong with a pencil skirt!

    xo!
    Shelby
    http://www.glitterandgingham.com

    Posted 1.31.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much, Shelby! I agree – I think pencil skirts are so chic and perfect for the office!

      Posted 2.3.17 Reply
  11. You look so great, I love the ruffle on the skirt! I never feel comfortable in business casual.

    Posted 1.31.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much! I felt similarly when I first starting working. It think it takes a bit to get used to the “rules”/environment of your office and also finding pieces that you love but fit within the culture of your office!

      Posted 2.3.17 Reply
  12. ruthieridley wrote:

    I love this skirt on you!! Such a great combo and stunning smile!!

    Posted 2.1.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much, Ruthie!

      Posted 2.1.17 Reply
  13. barbdionicio wrote:

    I love this look on you! So elegant and classy. You’re making me think of joining a subscription service too. 🙂

    http://www.flashesofdelight.com

    Posted 2.1.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much, Barb!! You should definitely join one – I have worn so many items that I never would have considered because of my subscription service!

      Posted 2.3.17 Reply
  14. neha wrote:

    You are gorgeous! Love your style

    Posted 2.1.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much, Neha!

      Posted 2.1.17 Reply
  15. Tatjana wrote:

    That’s a really lovely outfit on you! Absolutely love the top, super flattering!

    Tatjana xx
    http://www.fashionartista.com

    Posted 2.1.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much, Tatjana!

      Posted 2.3.17 Reply
  16. That skirt style is so pretty and flattering on curvy girls! I have a similar shape to yours and I love how skirts like that make my hips look while cinching in the waist! Very cute!

    Posted 2.1.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks so much, Rachel! In my opinion, it’s so important for us to find pieces that accentuate the shapes we have now, making us feel fabulous and beautiful while we wear them.

      Posted 2.3.17 Reply
  17. Such a cute outfit for work! You’ve motivated me!
    Xo,
    Alexandra Christine Blog
    http://www.alexandrachristineblog.com

    Posted 2.1.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks so much, Alexandra!!

      Posted 2.3.17 Reply
  18. Jenna wrote:

    A pencil skirt is timeless for sure!

    Posted 2.1.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thanks, Jenna! I totally agree – I always think they look so chic!

      Posted 2.3.17 Reply
  19. Mandy wrote:

    Your skirt is adorable! Love the whole outfit!

    xoxo Mandy
    http://www.sparkleshinylove.com

    Posted 2.2.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much, Mandy!

      Posted 2.3.17 Reply
  20. Love this skirt!! Also, this is my first time here (I think?) and I LOVE your site! The colors are so pretty!!

    -Katherine
    Engineering In Style

    Posted 2.3.17 Reply
    • Emily wrote:

      Thank you so much, Katherine! I really appreciate your kind words!!

      Posted 2.6.17 Reply

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