I love pencil skirts. You know who else loves pencil skirts? My mother. She works at the shop and 3 out of 5 days you can bet that lady is wearing a pencil skirt. I don’t know if love for certain styles is hereditary but I definitely believe that I come from a long line of over-dressers and pencil skirt lovers. Which is why I wasted no time scooping up this DVF skirt on major sale. I’m such a sucker for lace, navy and sales. This skirt is basically my kryptonite.

This is going to sound inane or at the least, obvious, but this winter I’ve been on the look out for sweaters. Check that — warm sweaters. In the past I would buy sweaters for how cute they looked only, never minding the fact that they weren’t warm at all. Deep regret would set in by mid December. And while cute is still high on the requirements, warmth and quality is up there too. While looking for sweaters, I found this Eileen Fisher one at Nordstrom on a whim and tried it on not thinking that it wouldn’t do anything for me. But it did. It’s so drapey(my fave) and so warm but not bulky — how is that even possible? And since I’m trying to make lasting purchases here for winters to come I went with a shade of sweater I’ve never tried before. If I’m going to be cold this winter, might as well make it colorful right?

And I know I’ve got it tucked into a skirt here, but the drape is so pretty with jeans. That’s for next time though. No wait– that’s for Thanksgiving. A drapey, soft sweater is meant for (overeating / napping / overeating again) the holidays. 


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55 Responses

  1. That skirt is fantastic! And I absolutely think fashion can be hereditary. Some of the best things in my closet are gifts from mom. 🙂

    Always, Anita

  2. Style is definitely hereditary! Your love of pencil skirts and all things fashion you got from me. Your height and long legs from your dad!

  3. I love purple and blue together – so pretty with the navy! I love every piece of this outfit individually, and for how well it all works together 🙂

    I have a hard time wearing pencil skirts out of the office though – I think , like you said, it's the dressy factor. I need to get over it and wear those pretties! 🙂

    Away From The Blue

  4. You look stunning in jewel tones, lady!! I love this so much. You're almost making me want a deep purple sweater. It's not normally a color I go for, either, so I'm not sure what it would go with in my closet besides jeans, haha.

    xo Kimi

  5. Hi Kendi! I know exactly what you mean about being on the lookout for WARM sweaters. I had already decided that when I go black Friday shopping next week, it is my goal to invest in some warm (and cute) sweaters. So when I read your post I was happy to see I'm not the only one out there with an abundance of sweaters that aren't actually very warm at all. And I think it's wonderful that you and your mom share a similar style…I would love to see a post with you and your mom in West & Lou!
    Warmest Regards,
    Cynthia at http://styleneverstops.com

  6. Great colour combination! And who doesn't love lace and wool together, right? And bare legs. I wore a wool sweater, wool coat, wool scarf, wool hat and leather gloves today — and that was just on the top half of my body!


  7. Love this look. It is very simple but yet so chic, and sooooo feminine as well.
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  8. I've been seeing fun mules like this around the web lately! I think the one's you've sported in this post are my favorite by far. You always look so great! xoxo

  9. Finally delurking after years to say that your lip color is gorgeous with the combo of navy and plum! Do you mind sharing what it is?

  10. Love the plum and navy combo. Very pretty! I tend to like the exact opposite of my mom (fashion, food, etc.), so I'd have to say that hereditary likes/dislikes don't seem to happen in my family!

    Melanie | UnraveledThreads

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