Feeling sassy in a black pencil skirt

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On the day I wore this outfit to work, I announced to my colleague and friend Stephanie, “I feel sassy today!” Her reply? “Of COURSE you do. You’re wearing your black pencil skirt.” 😀 (I love that she knows me — and my wardrobe — so well!)

I was inspired to put this outfit together after seeing — and pinning! — this outfit Cobie Smulders wore recently at Sundance. Loved the mix of light blue and black (which I am partial to), but I hadn’t thought of pairing grey with that fave color combo. Going with my library due-date stamp tee upped the sassiness, too, I think.

Librarian for Life + Style | Feeling sassy in a black pencil skirt

Details:  Black pencil skirt:  ModCloth {very similar} {exact skirt in red, grey, and blue} /  Grey library date stamp tee:  Out of Print {exact}  /  Cardigan:  Gap, old {similar in “Swedish Blue”}  /  Houndstooth tights:  Vera Wang for Kohl’s {exact on mega sale}  /  Black ankle booties :  Payless {similar}  /  Silver link bracelet:  Local boutique {very similar}  /  Silver dangly earrings:  Library conference, old {dangly mesh earring option}

Librarian for Life + Style | Feeling sassy in a black pencil skirt

Librarian for Life + Style | Feeling sassy in a black pencil skirt

Here’s a closeup of the silver jewelry I wore with this outfit:

Librarian for Life + Style | Silver jewelry closeup

Librarian for Life + Style | Feeling sassy in a black pencil skirt

Linking up with these lovely ladies today!

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9 thoughts on “Feeling sassy in a black pencil skirt

    1. Jen @ Librarian for Life + Style Post author

      I’m a community college librarian. The dress code at my college is generally more casual than how I usually dress — but I prefer to look “put together” to represent not only my role as faculty but also represent my profession. You could easily dress down this outfit — at its foundation, it’s just a classic pencil skirt + t-shirt + cardigan — by wearing basic black tights. Instead of ankle booties, you could switch those out for black flats. And instead of the dangly silver earrings (which could take this outfit from day-to-night) you could replace with simple studs or hoops.

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      1. Erikka Adams

        You really know how to work your closet and each outfit to the fullest! I hope you did not take that as a slight – I was more envious! That is the kind of outfit I’d like to rock.

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        1. Jen @ Librarian for Life and Style Post author

          Thanks, Erikka. 🙂 You actually gave me an idea for a future post, to take one or more of my more creative outfits and then offer solutions to make it work for a more conservative workplace. I do have a lot of flexibility in what I can wear, so I take advantage of that opportunity!

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