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One skirt, four ways

Sometimes, out of the clear blue sky, lightning strikes. Your pulse quickens. Your pupils dilate. Yes, it’s lust at first sight. Retail lust. Unfortunately for my bank account, this time it happened in the aisle of my local Cue store.

Don’t get me wrong; I like to think of myself as being relatively cautious and sensible in my purchases. But when my eyes lit upon this skirt, I knew it was meant to be. Cue calls it the Graphic Contrast Floral Pencil Skirt. I call it the Radiant Skirt of Glorious Beauty. It was both a statement and a classic, at once functional and a work of art. It was a foregone conclusion that we belonged together. I just needed to make it work double-time to justify its price.

Fortunately, a printed pencil skirt is surprisingly versatile. To use that tired retail trope, it’s the classic ‘desk to bar’ item. Let me demonstrate.


1.  Wedding/Cocktail/Any dressy occasion, really, short of black-tie. The sheen of the skirt dresses up any fitted top, and all that remains is to add some killer black pumps and a clutch. Do forgive my ineptitude with bling, though. I believe Linette is planning a post on jewellery.

2.  Dressy-casual. Call me crazy, but I actually think this pairs surprisingly well with a grey chambray skirt and quirky flats.  If this were a movie, the person wearing this outfit might be at work in a relatively creative environment. An art gallery? An advertising agency?


3.  All of a sudden, the addition of a leather jacket and some wildly impractical heels turns the ladylike skirt into something else again.

4.  And finally, when paired with a simple black top with a high neckline and a sensible black tote, it becomes work-appropriate.

Do you have any multi-tasking clothing items? Or even any post-expenditure justifications for splurges (sigh)?



  1. Oh oh! Now i know whats missing from my wardrobe ☺️ lovely post again. And loving the new logo!!

    • Megan says

      Thank you! I didn’t know I needed it till I saw it. Sigh. Well, at least it’s versatile.

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