Wednesday, 15 January 2014

My new pencil skirt...

OK, so as boring as this post title might seem, I was quite excited to purchase my first vintage style pencil skirt!  Pencil skirts are one area of mid-century fashion that I had never really conquered (along with trousers, but we'll get to that in another post.)  This is mainly because I never felt comfortable with something so figure hugging.  The only time you have seen me wear a wiggle dress on this blog is in this post and as I discussed there, I never buy wiggle dresses or pencil skirts online because you have to get the fit around the hips just perfect, something which I don't need to necessarily worry about when buying full/ circle dresses/ skirts.  


I had always wanted to buy a reproduction pencil skirt but as I had never tried any of them on, I assumed that they would be too snug around my hips (and I really don't like it when you are wearing a pencil skirt that is so tight, that it pulls around the hips!)  I was so impressed when I found this Vivien of Holloway pencil skirt at This is Vintage that I just had to buy it.  And I like it so much that I am even considering buying a black one to wear to work!
This is also the first thing that I have bought from VOH and I am looking forward to trying on some of their other items when I am next in London.  I would love to know what VOH items you have bought and what you think of them?

Sweater: Vintage from Rhythm Riot
Skirt: Vivien of Holloway via This is Vintage, Boscombe
Shoes: Marks and Spencer
Coat: Vintage from Clobber Vintage, Boscombe
Earrings: Vintage from Rhythm Riot
Celluloid brooch: Vintage from Lou Lou's Vintage Fair
Bracelet: Vintage from Rhythm Riot
Bag: Vintage from Vintage to Vogue, Bath


  1. Great skirt! I love pencil skirts but I never wear them ( can't find one to fit my strangely shaped body!), but I adore this one on you.

    1. Don't give up hope! I thought I'd never get to wear them as modern (high street) ones are always too tight on my hips, too big on my waist but I was pleasantly surprised with this one. So I'm sure you'll find your right one :)

  2. This is a lovely pencil skirt. I really like how you have styled it with the rest of your outfit. I think a black one would be really useful, not just for work.

  3. this skirt looks amazing on you. if it fits that perfectly get a black one! ;)

  4. I hate wearing Pencil skirts, but now I think this is pretty cool.

  5. Love the sweater and pencil skirt combo. I have several VoH pencil skirts and i love them for everyday! Its a really great length on you xx