Denim Pencil

Being the shorty that I am, I generally try to avoid hemlines below my knee. With the recent trend of midi skirts they are becoming more prevalent and of course I find myself tempted to try them out.

This Lux denim pencil skirt was found at a consignment store called the label exchange, and just when I thought I was going to leave empty handed, I spied this on the $5 rack and had to try it on. With visions of how fabulous Meg, E, and Jenny look in their denim pencil skirts, all the ways I could style it started racing through my brain; graphic tee and a blazer, chunky knit sweater and booties, white blouse with leopard pumps! 

Sure, it's a little long, and maybe has the slightest bit of a waistband gap in the back, but I fully intend on wearing the heck out of this skirt and getting my five dollars worth. Then I can decide definitively if I can pull off this length.

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The Rundown
Silk Button Down Gap via ThredUP similar
Denim Pencil Skirt Lux via The Label Exchange similar
Printed Jacket Skirtin' Around via Coco's
Pumps "Gennie" Coach thrifted similar
Bag Tahari c/o TJMaxx similar
Tassel Necklace Thrifted similar
Watch "Stella" Fossil via ebay
Snake Ring Brilliant Imports via Bedknobs and Baubles Giveaway


  1. I love it with that jacket!!! You styled it so well! :D Glad I inspired ;)

  2. Aw, you're so sweet! And what an incredible find! I love how you styled it with this beautiful printed jacket!

  3. such a beautiful coat! so vintage looking and boho! love it

    XO Meghan
    citrus fashion

  4. I love how you styled the skirt with that gorgeous jacket! The majority of midi skirts I've seen have been very full so it's nice to see it in a pencil skirt version!

    The Tiny Heart

  5. Omg that jacket is AMAZING! love how you styled it.


  6. I LOVE that jacket - such a good piece!


  7. I could seriously never pull that skirt off and here you are, doing it with aplomb!

    Courtney ~ Sartorial Sidelines

  8. so pretty! Love the bag and cat eye sunglasses!

  9. This skirt looks great on you Lydia! I am loving the midi skirt trend actually. Very retro sexy!

  10. I know we're the same height - and yet, midi length is one I've never avoided. Maxi, definitely (although that's mainly because I always trip over the hems.) I really don't think it's true that below-the-knee skirts are unflattering on petites. I mean, anything can be unflattering if it fits poorly. But this skirt fits you like a glove (since I can't see the slight waist gap I can say that) and you are going to get so much wear out of it. I'm going through a bit of a denim obsession this season and now I'm hoping I'll stumble upon something similar on one of my rare trips to our local vintage stores!

  11. Midi length looks like awkward ankle length so I have to be sure that I actually find a midi skirt. It can be such a struggle!

  12. Looks great on you and that jacket is super fab!

  13. As a fellow shorty, I also fear below the knee hemlines, but you, my dear, just might be making me change my mind... :)

  14. I think the skirt looks great on you. It's the perfect length another great score.

  15. I love your whole looks , really chic look, especially skirt. Please visit me sometimes soon:).

  16. Love this skirt and that bag is so cute. Looks great with the pattern on your coat!

    Great post & Haaappy Spring!
    Hailes Hearts Fashion.

  17. How beautiful she is your jacket, great mix, love it.
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  18. So jealous. I've been looking for a denim pencil skirt for a couple of months now, but no luck. Yours is perfect!

  19. I think you totally pulled it off! That skirt looks amazing on you! And I am loving your silk blouse! What a great find!

  20. This looks gorgeous on you! I'm wondering if I can pull one off in my denim free office... it is a skirt you know.. haha

    xo, Nina

  21. Love the print on this coat!

    xo Amy

  22. I think you look absolutely gorgeous! LOVE that coat!!!


  23. The length works on you really well! You're convincing me I need a longer jean skirt again!
    xo Adri

  24. Your jacket is fabulous, I love it! You look amazing, per usual! xx

    <(`) Hoda || JooJoo Azad ~ Free Bird

  25. Love this beautiful skirt dear!!!
    great look!

  26. Gorgeous! Love this denim skirt!

  27. I really like the longer skirt on you! It really works perfectly with the longer jacket!

  28. That skirt looks great and I love the printed jacket. It is a good silhouette on you!

  29. That jacket is just divine
    Love how you styled it and I am sure you will be getting tons of wear out of it in the future!
    Have a great weekend.

  30. I am not quite sure the skirt is long enough for a midi look, but i like it.
    The jacket is my favorite, speciallly how it matches the lining on the bag. It's all in the details.

  31. Great skirt. I regret that all of my denim pencil skirts are in US. I extremely love the fun geo-print trench though. How Fabulous!

  32. That's a fabulous skirt and I also love your printed coat.
    I am currently waiting for a similar denim pencil skirt and can't wait to get it, they are so versatile. I love the length BTW.

    Annette | Lady of Style

  33. Oh yay!! thanks for giving me some inspiration on how to wear my denim pencil skirt. I've had it for a couple years now, but I've never worn it...but I have a similar style jacket in leopard print. Filing this away in the inspiration bank!