- Khaki jacket: F21
- Magenta nursing tank: Old Navy
- Orange scarf: gift from sister-in-law H.
- Jersey pencil skirt: Target
- Riding boots: Banana Republic
When I found out I was pregnant I tried to squeeze as much wear out of my favorite pencil skirts before my baby bump made them impossible. And when I packed said skirts away, I threw myself a brief, miniature pity party, wondering if pencil skirts would ever figure again in my post-partum, mommyhood phase of style. And then, just a few days ago, while sifting through a clearance rack at my local Target, I found this brown Merona skirt. A semi-structured, straight jersey skirt? Shut up. Oh, and what’s that? It has a wide, flat elastic band to keep jiggly tummy bits in place? And I can even sit on the floor in it? And it’s $8? Yes, please.
Okay, so it does have one flaw: front patch pockets. But I’m letting that slide for now as I triumphantly add one more garment that is baby-lifestyle and E-style approved. I’m excited to play with this skirt and, yes, it might very well give my current mom uniform a run for its money.
And without completely giving away baby e.’s and my upcoming Halloween attire, I will admit that today’s outfit came together while rummaging through my closet and drawers, trying to craft a costume for this coming Saturday. Speaking of, if you haven’t already done so, check out Jessica Schroeder’s great set of from-your-own closet Halloween costumes (granted, you have to have as fabulous a closet as she does, but they’re fantastic inspiration!).