Looking Back, Looking Forward

I’ve featured pencil skirts in the Looking Back, Looking Forward series several times because they are so classically chic.  Today, I’m inducting my red, ruffled pencil skirt from The Limited into my wardrobe’s classics. 

I wear this pencil skirt a lot.  And, this season, with all the colorblocking and print-mixing going on, I’m discovering new ways to sport this red pencil skirt.  Remember my pink and red combo in Pink and Red: Color Clash or Amazing Analogy?

For today’s Looking Back, Looking Forward, I’m attempting a new outfit with my red pencil skirt that combines items I’ve never worn together.  A gingham top (see Gingham Goodness for other style options) with cascading ruffles is paired with the red skirt that also has a ruffle detail.  My Cato Fashions purple blazer adds an additional layer of color that’s electric when paired with red.  Opaque tights and black pumps complete the look.

Close-up showing the ruffle detailing.

Top—The Limited (see similar here and here)
Skirt—The Limited (see similar)
Blazer—Cato Fashions
Tights—Marshalls
Shoes—Adrienne Vittadini via Marshalls (see similar)

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5 Comments

  1. November 9, 2011 / 4:53 pm

    lovin your skirt <3

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  2. November 9, 2011 / 4:54 pm

    i am a new fashion blogger from indonesia living in singapore 🙂 i really like your blog. i will really appreciate & it will be an honor to have u as my blog member.

    and of course i will folback!:D also, u can mention me anytime on twitter @tiodang if you want me to check out your latest post & leave a comment ^^ ,please list me on twitter, so i will know u're my follower!! 😉

    i've just recommend your post to google!u can check it! that's what u got if you keep in touch with my blog too!! hope u will do the same ^^
    u can contact me at : cheeringwinda@yahoo.com

  3. November 9, 2011 / 11:37 pm

    Great color blocking. The purple looks great with the red and the gingham is so on trend.. Check Diablomag.com – Gingham takes on 2011 as an across the board trend.

  4. November 11, 2011 / 5:34 pm

    @Winda Tiodang: Thanks for stopping by!

    @Sheila: Right! It is definitely a favorite color combination right now. And, gingham? I've had a lifelong love of that print!