Saturday, September 22

The 9.50 Forever 21 Skirt

I don't go to Forever 21 to look for business clothes. Shirts occasionally, when I just need something to wear under cardigans, but never skirts.


Shirt: H&M (14.36)
Cardigan: Loft (20.00)
Skirt: Forever 21 (9.50)
Shoes: Aldo Arnoldoa (70.00)

Despite that philosophy, I found this skirt at Forever 21 the other day. I was in the market for a lace skirt since my last one is showing holes and tears in the lace (also from Forever 21, for about four bucks). 


This new one has a few of the Forever 21 faults. It does ride up and it is a little too tight. However, it still hits at above one inch to the knee (my measure for if something is too short or not) and the silhouette isn't any different than my skirts. This is nothing I'd wear for an interview, first impression or client meeting, but I think it's just fine for everyday wear. 

Do you have any rules for shortness and tightness in work skirts?

32 comments:

  1. very nice style! love the skirt, it suits you well!! kisses!:)

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  2. i really like the skirt on you!

    whenever i work in downtown, i am not supposed to wear anything casual since it is a conservative atmosphere. and i did hear something about it when i first started, so i make sure i follow the rule but go slightly off way (if you know what i mean. lol).

    i order from F21 once in a while and i do find some very nice dresses and lounge wears. :)

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    1. I generally get my trendy items from there since trends are temporary anyways!

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  3. Lovely blog! I'm following and I hope you do the same.Kisses

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  4. It's a great shape on you. Pencil skirts are something I avoid because I'm very apple-y and it ruins the silhouette. Definitely awesome on you, though, and I agree appropriate for day-to-day wear. Nothing wrong with keeping business a little fun.

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    1. I'm a pear and every day I get dressed, I hope I look like Joan from Mad Men.

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  5. Forever 21 has actually been impressing me with their selection of pencil skirts lately. I usually shop at Macy's for my work skirt needs, but their prices are so high, and their color selection is so limited, that I decided to check out Forever 21's website. I really try not to wear tight skirts to work, but when it comes to shopping online, even if you know your size, sometimes it's hard to gauge how loose or tight the skirt is made until you get it and put it on! I work in a business casual environment, so their not too strict about it, as long as your close are appropriate.

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    1. I really don't shop at department stores. I think they're just way too overwhelming for me. And in the mall, they're too far from each other.

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  6. you found a great skirt aki! i love lace skirts and that's a fabulous color. i'm very mindful what i wear to work. you really have to take in whether it's appropriate for your job or not. that includes length, style and even colors. yours is great!
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  7. i really like it..there is a slight shimmer to it..

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  8. That's a nice coordinate for work ^^ I really like the skirt !

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  9. I prefer hemlines just right above the knees. Any shorter than that edges that fine line of work appropriateness. At the same time, I work in public accounting so it's more conservative.

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  10. This looks great! I would definitely wear to my office. its a head turner for sure

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  11. Gorgeous skirt, love the irridescent print.
    Would love you to check out my latest outfit post :)
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  12. That's a really pretty skirt. I love the whole outfit you put together!

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  13. I need a pretty lace pencil skirt too. For after pregnancy of course. Your outfit is soft and pretty. I like it!
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  14. i like loose fitting clothes for work

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  15. very cute skirt and overall outfit!

    Lyosha
    Inside and Outside Blog
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  16. I love finding surprise gems at Forever 21! That skirt is a great find--I love the color and silhouette. I need some lace in my life!

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  17. I love Forever 21, you can always find something

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  18. Seeing as how I work in human resources, I have to pay close attention to professional dress codes. Anything too tight or too short is a definite no-no.

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  19. I feel the same way about F21. I don't expect to find nicer stuff, but every once in a while I get lucky. Pretty skirt!

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  20. i actually really love that skirt on you! i love the hint of metallic and love that you mixed it w/ polka dots!

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  21. it is a super pretty pattern though!

    Jessica
    http://www.jumpintopuddles.com

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  22. hi dear,I'm vendy ^^
    amazing skirt

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    kiss :**

    vendy

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  23. This is such a pretty skirt!

    Jayme & Mendi @ Her Late Night Cravings

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  24. Pretty skirt!

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  25. This skirt is really gorgeous! Love everything lace and I think this is a great outfit for work! I'm actually quite impress that this is a skirt from F21!

    Jenny
    www.jensoutfitjournal.com

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  26. that skirt is so chic! i really like the colours on it!

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