Monday, June 18, 2012

Gondola top + marrakech purple

Gondola stripe silk top:  J.Crew (must have just sold out today online!)
No. 2 pencil skirt in double serge cotton, color marrakech purple, here
Nude Oscar pumps: Jessica Simpson
Belt:  Anthropologie
Necklace:  Tiffany & Co.
This outfit looks so lovely in the picture.  In reality, it was a pain in my pencil-skirted hind end.  The silk top kept coming untucked, the skirt kept wrinkling up, and the belt kept wanting to slither up over my waist.  I fidgeted and fussed with it all morning and finally gave up and took off the belt in the afternoon.  Oh well, at least it looked decent for the picture this morning! 

If you have any styling tips for this top I'd love to hear them.  It sat in my closet forever because I didn't know what to wear with it.  I don't have a navy pencil skirt, but I thought this purple looked pretty with the stripes.   White jeans would be good, but obviously not work appropriate.  Thoughts? 


  1. This looks cute together! But I totally know how you felt. I've ad outfits get twisted, untucked, etc as the day goes on. It's so annoying!!

  2. Thanks Pam! Where have you been? I've missed your blog posts!

  3. I wore mine with my denim pencil skirt last week; I'm thinking white will look great, too.

  4. I've worn mine with the Morse Code Cafe Capri pant.

  5. Wendy-grest idea! I do have a denim pencil. AllDressedUp...I have the Morse Code schoolboy blazer. I will definitely try pairing it with this top, thanks for the great idea!!