Sunday, 12 January 2014

Pencil Me In

Skirt: No. 2 Pencil Skirt, Anthro, Sweater: UniQlo, Bag: Madewell,
Boots: Steve Madden, Necklace: Caramelo necklace, Anthro. 

If you had to put up with me in real life, you'd know all about my cringe-worthy love of dreadful puns. And how stupidly proud I am when I can come up with one - so proud, in fact, that it must be delivered on the spot. To a chorus of mournful groans. So when I realised that this pencil pencil skirt was available to buy in my country, I couldn't not spend my Christmas money on it. Right?


I wore this to meet up with my friend Kaz, she of the flared pinstripe Kazpants. She has spent years suffering through my bad puns, and you cannot believe how satisfying it was to say, "So, Kaz, do you like my pencil skirt?!" She loved it, of course - and gave me the strangest, but awesomest compliment ever: "I love the stationary element of it!" She suggested I track down pencils that are identical to the ones on the skirt, and carry them with me at all times when I wear it, just so I can offer them to people... 


Also, let's take a moment to squeal over my handbag, shall we? Because here she is, in all her leathery glory - my Transport Tote from Madewell! I'd had my eye on this bag for at least two years, so this was an investment I didn't feel bad about making. And my boots, you guys - Victor got me Steve Madden boots for Christmas! (That I picked out, because you know, he's not a psychic, is he?) I'm still walking them in, but when they're all molded to my feet, they will be even more amazing than they are already. 

12 comments:

  1. Ha! Love the pencil skirt on you! The bag is beautiful, as are the boots. I sometimes pick out my gifts from Ben too - don't want to take any chances....

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    1. Oh, normally he wants a gift to be a "real surprise", but this was more of a spontaneous thing - I wanted to try the boots on and pay for them myself, and then he insisted on getting them for me instead. So we called it a Christmas present, but really I think it was more of a "cheer wife up" present. ;)

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  2. I love this look so much. You look like a model. I love this skirt on you. I don't own it. : ). No twinsies. I spent my budget this month on pants and a popback of the Cultivar boots. So, no skirt for me. But it looks lovely on you. I meant in the Effortless Anthropologie post, that I weirdly and creepily thought I knew your clothes. And then you spring a whole new look! I love it!

    And that would be an expensive habit, handing out pencils everywhere. But that would be so awesome!

    That bag! I have immense bag envy! It is gorgeous. Well worth the wait.

    Victor is a rockstar to buy those boots. My husband got me boots, too, that I bought and gave him to wrap. But he also went out himself and purchased Hunter rainboots and surprised me with them. Sweet husbands!

    Keep the surprises coming! I cannot wait to see how else you style the skirt!

    Jenni

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    1. OMG, thank you so much! No-one has ever said that to me before! *swoons* Oh but you know, the Cultivar boots would have been worth it. I was drooling over those too, but they were not available in my country, OR in San Francisco. Those San Fran ladies are like savages, I tell you, they pick the store bare of any bargain OR full-prize item I'm interested in, hah! How funny that that was what you meant btw - I guess, since my husband has a "second wife", it was only a matter of time before I advanced through the ranks and became someone's "second husband"! XD

      Oh, I wouldn't give AWAY the pencils. I'd just lend them to people. And pointedly wait around until I got them back. I'm not *that* nice! ;) No, the main point would be to *have* them! ;)

      How lovely and awesome of your husband to get you Hunters!! Which colour are they? Classic black or some gloriously madcap Jenni hue? And yes, I am lucky to have a man like Victor! :)

      Twinsie posts with bear dresses and Hunter boots sometime, perhaps? :) Hmm, that could only happen on a rainy, muggy summer day, couldn't it...

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    2. Oh my gosh, Gwen! You made me laugh so,hard with the "second husband" comment, I think I might have woken up the kids!

      He got me a turquoise color. They are very pretty. But still no rain or cool weather in sight! Darn!

      And, I found my bear dress, so, yes, twinsies! I could just pretend I'm leaving the house! : )

      Jenni

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    3. Heheheheheh! :)

      And you know what, I've been thinking the bear dress might not make a bad tunic, over skinny jeans or even some jeggings... I shall brave our freezing cold storage unit and dig it out! :)

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  3. This is darling, so much so that I want to pencil that skirt onto my wishlist. Ahahaha. I too am a sad sap for puns. I crack them all the time. Now I sometimes do it accidentally. I think I am becoming naturally lame (or naturally clever, depending on if you're kind and share my humor).

    Like I said over on EA, I love the black and brown together. It's something that I always thought was a no-no, but I have a brown and black leopard print dress that I can wear with either black or brown tights, shoes, and accessories, and that's what got me started with pairing black and brown in other ways. I like that you paired the black and brown with a print that doesn't strongly feature black or brown. That way, it doesn't feel matchy-matchy. But it doesn't look mix-and-matchy either. I'm going to have to try this!

    Liz

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    1. I wanted to respond with another pencil pun. But I can't think of one! ARGH! :) Well, for the record, I think you're naturally clever. My dad had a thing about rhymes instead of puns - one time, he told me, he'd been teaching a maths lesson, and realised there was a strange hush over the class.
      "What's wrong," he asked.
      One kid put his hand up and said, "You just explained that entire equation in rhymes!"

      You make it sound like I actually put thought into this! ;) I just went with what I felt like - i.e. new boots and bag because, squee, I have new boots and a new bag, and want to wear them all the time! Hah! I'm glad you liked it though - and I look forward to seeing your take on black + brown!

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  4. This skirt is on my wish list. I really like the way you paired it with tights and boots to make it winter appropriate. I prefer this navy one over the khaki one. The necklace is great too as it brings out more of the colors of the pencils.
    Have a great day,

    Stacey

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    1. I completely agree with you, the navy version is way nicer! I was so happy when this popped up on the EU website.
      And thank you! Tights are a necessity over here right now, and those are fleece-lined tights, it's that cold! I'm going to come up with lots of things to bring out the colours of those pencils, so just watch this space, haha! :)

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  5. I have to admit, it took me a second glance before I got it - I was like, oh it's a pencil skirt. Then, OH, it's a Pencil pencil skirt - aha!

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    1. I know, right?! Every time I look at it, I just have to grin. :)

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