Sunday, February 1, 2015

On Sundays I Wear Skirts | Black and White Skirt

During the week it's not practical for me to wear a skirt to work.  I am a school nurse and although I'm not required to wear scrubs, I don't want to expose my wardrobe to possible vomit and nasal drippings.  Ugh...lol.  It's a little discouraging at times because I feel my inner "girly-girl" is hindered from showing her true colors.  I try to make up for that by painting my face and swiping on a pretty lip color.

Plus Size Sweater ~ Lane Bryant
(please note this was found at an outlet and may not be available on site)

Guys, I have about six or seven skirts hanging in my closet, begging to be worn.  So I've decided on Sundays I will wear skirts as much as possible.  I will style and remix them as best I can, but they have got to be worn.  I love 'em too much to let them go...lol.  Ah, the struggle of a thrifty diva.

Plus Size Skirt ~ Lane Bryant
(please note this skirt was purchased at an outlet and may no longer be available on site)

This first post of my Sunday Skirt series features a gorgeous, black-and-white, floral print skirt.  It's a pencil skirt that's slim-fitting and cut straight and narrow to my frame.  Honey, let me tell you, while I do love the look and clean lines of pencil skirts, I do NOT love the limited movement in them.  I'm a curvy girl with a huge booty and I have to be very careful not to take wide steps or bend the wrong way.  I'm going to try to experiment with different silhouettes.  However, I have to warn you that I have several of these skirts in different colors.  Couldn't pass them up because they were a killer deal.  I can promise you a variety of ways to style a pencil skirt though, so stay tuned. 

Skirt and Sweater ~ Lane Bryant

Outfit details
Sweater: Fine Merino Collection by Lane Bryant (via Gabe's) $7
Skirt:  Lane Bryant (via Gabe's) $5
Ankle booties: Old


Skirt and Sweater ~ Lane Bryant

Style Considerations:  This sweater is made of acrylic and merino wool.  It is a fine wool, very soft and delicate.  I'm wearing a 18/20.  The skirt has a bit of give and is stretchy.  While movement is restricted, it isn't so bad to where you can't breathe.  I have on a size 22.  I'm also wearing a waist cincher under my garments to give me a more shapely appearance as I work on toning my gut...lol.  Shape-wear is a must when wearing body hugging garments, you have GOT to start with a smooth foundation.

Peace and love,
xo Kishina xo

32 comments:

  1. I am in love with this pencil skirt on you! The print is so pretty and it looks great against the bright pink!

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    1. Thank you, Lauren! I love this skirt as well. I will be wearing it a LOT! Thanks for stopping by :)

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  2. I'm digging this color combo and the print on the skirt is super cute. Not too mention the great deals you scored, just FAB!!

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    1. Joi, thank you so much! Don't you just love a great deal?

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  3. You look adorable! Love this pencil skirt with mirror print.

    Alena & http://garmentsspeech.blogspot.com

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    1. Thanks! This print is everything. I have an idea on how I will be restyling it in the future. Stay tuned :)

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  4. Love this look and I have a fashion linkup on Thursday, hope you can join me, Fuschia is your colour and that skirt is fantastic

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    1. Thanks so much for the kind compliment. I would love to link up with you on Thursday, thank you for the invite.

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  5. I love the color combination and that is a pretty skirt. You look great.
    http://stylediarybyosy.blogspot.com/

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  6. I wear dresses and skirts to church too. It's fun to dress up in Sunday best isn't it? You look beautiful in this outfit. Lovely color combo and a nice silouette. Thank you for the inspiration! Have a great week!

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    1. Hi, Jillio! Yes it is fun to dress up on Sunday. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  7. I also try to wear a skirt or dress on Sundays! I love dressing up but it's just not practical in my everyday life. This is a lovely outfit on you, the black and white print is great!
    Tea
    www.whatmamawear.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you so much for stopping by and for you kind compliments :)

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  8. Beautiful outfit ma'am
    Nicely combined
    Following you via G+, kindly follow back
    http://dimplekhadi.blogspot.com/

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  9. This looks so beautiful on you! The pop of pink is gorgeous ... Good for you wearing makeup. I work in a high school and I don't wear any make up to work. I don't have enough time in the morning and I'm not dressing up for their butts. LOL

    Thanks for linking up with Mahogany Closet Mondays last week. Don't forget to link up again this week!!
    -Melissa
    www.Mahogany-Closet.com

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    1. Melissa, I do try to put on a little makeup just to feel like a girly-girl some days. I feel you on the time issue. Most mornings I don't have time for make up either, but when I do I feel more confident for the day :)

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  10. That skirt is beautiful, love the pattern and that it is only on the sides. And such a great deal! The pink top makes it stand out even more. Well done :)

    Stopping by from the "I feel pretty" link up, have a nice day!

    Alex - Funky Jungle

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    1. Thank you Alex! Pink is my fave color right now. I'm so in love with this skirt.

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  11. What a great idea to pick and day and just do it! I feel better when I arrive at church in a dress/skirt than when I wear my normal work pants. Somehow putting forth a bit more effort makes me feel pretty and on the inside reminds me who I serve and that He's worth it. Great outfit.

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    1. Lisa, I couldn't agree more. He is definitely worth dressing up on Sundays. And besides, what lady doesn't love to dress up? To me it just gives your confidence a little boost. Thanks for taking time to read my blog! I truly enjoy engaging with my readers, so thank you!

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  12. I love this outfit on you! I never wear skirts or dresses because they make me uncomfortable, but new year's resolution- stop feeling so body conscious! I may have to steal the 'skirt sunday' to force myself to do what I want!
    Super good deals you found too!

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    1. Thank you for stopping by my blog and for your kind comments! I agree, pencil skirts can definitely feel a bit binding. I have to say that I'm truly coming into my own style after years of beating myself up about my body. I've finally decided to love me for me...rolls and all... lol. Please do steal 'skirt Sunday' I guarantee you will feel amazing :)

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  13. Thanks for linking up to Style to Inspire which I was lucky enough to co-host with Rhea this week. Hope you get a chance to stop by my blog :) Your skirt is stunning!

    http://www.sydneyfashionhunter.com/

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    1. Thank you Sydney! I'll be sure to check out your blog.

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  14. This skirt is stunning paired with the pink sweater. Walking in pencil skirts is tough for me too, I have ripped skirts before.

    Alice
    www.happinessatmidlife.com

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    1. Thanks Alice! Pink is definitely my fave color right now. Omg, you ripped your skirt before? Bummer, hope it was an easy fix. Thanks for stopping by :)

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  15. Beautiful skirt. And that pink is definitely your color! It looks great on you. Thanks for linking up at Who's Wearing What Wednesdays at Pastries, Pumps and Pi!

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  16. This is a beautiful skirt lady!!!! I also love the pop of color with the pink sweater. Weerrrrk it! Thank you for linking up with the Thrift Sisters.

    Thrifting Diva
    www.thriftingdiva.com

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    1. Thanks so much! I can't wait to start this skirt again. Thanks for hosting the link up!

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