Saturday, November 09, 2013

No Skirts, No Glory

6. Black pencil skirt

Versatile, stylish and surprisingly flattering, no matter what your size. Wear it to the knee (or slightly shorter if worn with black tights), and make sure it has a little stretch and some draping but is not tight. Pair with black tights and booties, or patent-leather pumps for night. Don't wear a flat shoe, but a mid-heel or high-heel pump, wedge shoe or boots.
See Figure 1: 

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Line item number six of ten, women aged 50 plus should have in their closet according to some AARP column writer. Noted.

 . . . and that is where it ends. I had a reaction to the AARP column and this item (in my closet) in particular immediately upon reading it. I began this post but couldn't get past the above noted point in fashioning a proper post. So, it sat in the drafts folder for day. For weeks.

Because I don't like trashing (except for spam or spam-like emails) here it is, in all its unfinished, lack luster glory. I may figure out how to say what I think I want to say.

Or not.


  1. A pencil skirt is hell to walk in and only flatters the thinnest figures. I used to have a lot of them but realized that when I wore them, I felt constrained. So, I went back to my gypsy skirts and felt better. I still have several Chanel suits that I wear, but they are comfy. At my age, comfort is to be considered.

    1. At my age, as well. In fact long before I was, "my age. ;-)

  2. Somehow, I do not envision you as the pencil skirt wearing sort of woman .And... It would be hellish trying to roll Melody anywhere.

    1. Your envisioning is right on target. I am not. Any kind of skirt, these days, truth be told. And . . . I KNOW, RIIIGGGHHHHT??? But I've seen it; penciled skirted ladies pedaling down the roadway. 'Tis a wonderment. :-)


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