It's been a long time since I've worn this pencil skirt. Last fall/winter I abstained from wearing skirts (and dresses) to work because I didn't feel comfortable at first, and once I was in the denim rut, it was near impossible to break free.

After finally getting out from underneath the endless winter and bare legs became a necessity, I slowly introduced my non-denim workwear to the office. Now that pencil skirts and heels feel more comfortable I've been reviving some old favorites, including this berry colored knit which has not seen the likes of this blog since 2013!

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The Rundown
Leopard Blouse J.Crew thrifted similar
Purple Pencil Skirt Talbots similar
Brown Leather Jacket c/o Wallis similar
Pumps "Gennie" Coach thrifted similar
Willis Bag Vintage Coach thrifted
Necklace Kendra Scott via Rocksbox (one month free with lydiaxoxo)
Ring Gorjana via Rocksbox (one month free with lydiaxoxo)
Sunglasses Vogue via Sunglass Hut



  1. This skirt is a true testament to how long I've been reading your blog, because even though it hasn't made an appearance since 2013, I remember it well! If I'm being honest, it's always been one of my favourites in your pencil skirt collection because of the colour; while of course I'd shy away from it myself, it's so rich and beautiful on you and it pairs perfectly with all things leopard. I'm glad to hear you've gotten more comfortable dressing up for the office even when others don't. I should probably practise that myself at my home office but, well, I do love my yoga pants ;)

  2. I remember this skirt - has it been THAT LONG ?!!
    Is it just me or is this skirt now a little big on you ?

  3. It's such a pretty color! And I love it paired with that leather jacket

  4. Hi there Lydia!

    I’m so happy to find your blog! I love the cool yet professional vibe of this look. Beautiful colored skirt. I just checked out your blog, and I really like the positive tone of it!


  5. The burgundy and berry are stunning together! I love the rich fall tones in this outfit!

  6. This is a great work look! Love your sunnies and pop of color paired with the leopard print!

  7. I love pencil skirts because they never go out of style. I love the color of this skirt and it looks so rich paired with the leather jacket.

    Thank you for joining TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you next week. Have a great weekend!


  8. Love this plum colored skirt! I just added one to my wardrobe this year.

  9. I need a magenta or deep purple pencil skirt like yours. And you are working the snow leopard print two days in a row. Once again a stunning bag and necklace too. =))