|Striped henley - Anthropologie / Ponte pencil skirt in Spanish Moss - Lane Bryant /|
Pink skinny belt - Talbots / Gold sandals - Moda Spana (via Endless.com) / Necklace - Banana Republic
Ponte knit has to be the best invention ever. A ponte knit pencil skirt? Yes, please! And one in every color imaginable, please! When Lane Bryant got these in, I gobbled them up immediately. The fact that they come in this great olive color (officially named Spanish Moss) is even better. Black? Check. Grey? Check. These skirts are unbelievably comfortable (thanks to the ponte), and the length of them is even better. Hitting just below my knee, they fulfill my every wish for pencil skirts. They fit true to size (I'm a solid 16 on bottom these days), and the wide waist band pretty much obliterates any concern of the dreaded muffin top, too. I seriously cannot get enough of these skirts! Can be dressed up with a great top just as perfectly as it can be dressed down with a fun screen tee and a cardigan.
This belt is one of five that I scored from a clearance rack at Talbots. This is a 1X so it's extremely generous in length, but I love being able to tuck the ends under like everyone is doing these days. The peachy-pink color offers just the right bit of added color to the outfit, too.