Edgy Blue

lace pencil skirt

I have a love/hate relationship with pencil skirts. I hate the restriction but the curves, the below the knee length,  the high waist. You know what I mean.  The change makes them worth saying f*@k it to get out of shorts and old denim sometimes.  

cropped leather jacket
Chanel caviar mini bag

cropped motor leather jacket
strappy sandals
Trash and Vaudeville jacket

Kids leather jacket: Trash & Vaudeville.  Try All Saints or Asos.  Skirt: Zara (clearance). Try NastyGal or Asos.  Shoes: Steve Madden.  Bralette: Urban Outfitters.  Try this and this from Topshop. Bag: Chanel. Try Rebecca Minkoff. Wishbone necklace: Jennifer Zeuner. Crucifix necklace: Gift from Mum

I wore this pencil skirt with an old crop summer bra top in denim blue and my old jacket from the children’s section of Trash & Vaudeville.
If you are after a cropped leather jacket, check out kids jackets. They are perfectly made, a quarter of the price and your limbs will break in that bad boy (excuse the pun) in no time. I wore this one around the house until it broke in.  Get past the initial stiffness and it’s worth it. 

ps. If you watched Mad Men, Joan rocks a pencil skirt like no one’s business.



  1. Sharon S says:

    Hi there!! Love this look, your jacket is so perfect! x

    • Karen says:

      Thank you! I’m so glad its a kids jacket! They have more of them too if you are in NY

    • Karen says:

      I felt odd dressing for my 9-5 job before I blogged full time. I was even made fun of behind my back by co workers but I didn’t care because it was who I was and I loved it plus I hated how they dressed so to me it made sense. I say where what you want as long as you feel comfortable of course.

  2. Elle @ (Eat.Style.Play) says:

    You always manage to get really cool shots! I love the skirt. I had one like this and I have no idea where it is. I only got to wear it once ๐Ÿ™

    • Karen says:

      oh really? maybe get another? I think they’re a good staple if you are into pencil skirts.

  3. Sinead says:

    Gorgeous! I love pencil skirts, but I can’t wear them because they make my backside look too big. But on you, they’re perfect.

    • Karen says:

      oh trust me I have a curved butt in this skirt! Maybe I’ll post that image to Facebook or Twitter!

  4. PinkCheetahVintage says:

    I love pencil skirts. And I love Joan from Mad Men. Nice tip about the kiddie leather ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. jasmin sellers says:

    You look stunning!
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