Sunday, 25 September 2016

Twiggy's Denim Pencil Skirt

I have been searching for the perfect denim pencil skirt for many years.  I wanted a dark blue denim, a below-the-knee length, a stretch fabric, and not too many decorative details.  I think it was summer 2014 that Twiggy brought out a gorgeous denim pencil skirt for Marks & Spencer.  It was around £45, so I thought, "I will see if I can get it later, in the sales".  Of course, the skirt sold out straight away.  Fast forward two years, and I remembered the skirt, and had a quick look on Ebay.  There it was, in my size, at just a tenner.  Click buy, buy, buy!!

I'm so pleased with the skirt.  It's a super length on me, and a great fit.  It's really snug on the waist, but the tad stretch still means you have a bit of comfort room.  I have road-tested it up grassy banks, steep steps, and on public transport; it has all the room you need.

As for the blouse, just look at those sleeves!!!  The blouse was an impulse buy, in the River Island sale (I think about £12?), an absolute age ago (I think at least 5 years ago, maybe more).  I didn't wear it for years and years, yet didn't have the heart to throw it out.  I thought that the sleeves were really dramatic and that it was a really statement piece.  Ha!  It shows how our style changes... or our confidence grows?  Anyway, these days I don't feel it's that striking a piece not to wear to the supermarket.

Twiggy denim pencil skirt



Twiggy denim pencil skirt

Twiggy denim pencil skirt

Twiggy denim pencil skirt

Twiggy denim pencil skirt

Twiggy denim pencil skirt

Twiggy denim pencil skirt

Twiggy denim pencil skirt

Twiggy denim pencil skirt

Twiggy denim pencil skirt
Skirt: Twiggy for M&S, via Ebay
Blouse: River Island
Shoes: Clarks, via Ebay
Sunglasses: Primark
Headscarf: Gift with purchase, Chronically Vintage on Etsy

I'll never tire of that view.  We can see our house from that vantage point!  It's the last spot in our valley to get the sun before it sets, so we often pop up the hill to catch the last rays.

Have you tracked down a piece of clothing years later?  Or are you still pursuing a missed-garment from some time ago??

18 comments:

  1. Omg wardrobe gap buddies! I am literally just about to put up a post where I say the same thing - in fact if I had access to a computer it would have gone up this morning also, how hilarious. But as it is I don't and I forgot to give my pics title tags which I can't do on the blogger app, whoops. Anyway, so happy that you've found yours! And looking very much like you were born to wear this one :D xx

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  2. Beautiful scenery! I wish there was something like that near my apartment!

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  3. I really like this skirt, I've found that while short pencil skirts look bad on my curvy hips, longuettes that hit just below the knee elongate my figure more, and it's even better if they have a high waist!

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  4. You do have quite the scenic spot.

    I can see why you became obsessed with the skirt. Seems like the perfect pencil skirt.

    Great photos!

    bisous
    Suzanne

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  5. Gorgeous photos and I'm happy you finally got the skirt you wanted! I had a similar thing happening, I missed out on a Hell Bunny dress, but they remade it in a another material (same color and style) allowing me to finally get it. It's not completely the same dress, but the only difference is 3% spandex this new one has and which the old one didn't have. Basically it's like getting the dress I truly wanted :)

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  6. Stunning photos! I melt (pun not really intended :)) for gorgeous gold hour oozing into dusk settings like this.

    Your skirt is such a winner. Love the length and shade of denim. That's very true about good denim pencil skirts being tricky to come by. I have a vintage high waisted one that I love to bits and wear quite often. I've had it for a few years now, but it took me several before that to find. I'm surprised, given how adored and versatile denim is that more repro/vintage inspired brands haven't put out their own versions of this wonderful garment. Great job on finding this beauty for your closet.

    Many hugs & happy start of autumn wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

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  7. I want those sunglasses!!!! And those are some fabulous sleeves, very 30s and very lovely. I really enjoy seeing the gorgeous Welsh landscape on your blog, definitely don't blame you for not getting tired of such a view. I have many pieces that have 'got away' that I still avidly search for, gotta keep an eye out as you never know when something you've been wanting for ages will turn up for a song ;D

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  8. Love this outfit. The first image in this post, is amazing, and really shows off the sleeves too! That is so great that you are becoming more confident in your style- and good thing you didn't get rid of the blouse! Definitely not too fancy to wear to the supermarket :)
    The Artyologist

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  9. Such a lovely outfit on you, love the denim skirt and blouse! That view is just amazing, awesome photos! xo

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  10. The blouse is amazing, love how you have styled it here! Great glasses and the pop of colour on the scarf is such a nice touch. Beautiful scenery too! x

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  11. What a strike of luck! It must feel great to find that long gone piece! I once fell in love with a horrockses dress that of course I would never be able to find, and then I found an exact copy by monsoon some weeks later. I couldn't believe it!! You look incredible and the blouse is the perfectly chic! Definitley appropriate for the supermarket!!

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  12. How good of you to have the patience to wait on that skirt. Well done! It really suits you, and so does the blouse, whether for the supermarket run or for posing with your beautiful Welsh valley behind you. xxx

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  13. That's a fab outfit. The blouse is dramatic, but in a good way - as Harlow Darling says, very 1930s. I think the more we wear different styles or colours, the more they come to seem normal. And hoorah for finding the skirt you liked too. It really suits you.

    I've never tracked down or pursued a particular garment. Exact ones tend to pass from my mind, though I do often have specific styles in mind that I hunt down.

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  14. What great luck finding the pencil skirt but the blouse is the winner for me! I'm glad you kept it until you were ready for it - that makes me feel better about some pieces I'm holding on to.

    I don't think I've ever been obsessed with a piece enough to track it down on ebay later, but I have tracked down a much loved style of jeans in a new size when mine didn't fit anymore, and I look occasionally for a favourite shirt of my husband's that he wore to death!

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  15. Love the blouse and that skirt sounds like the perfect thing! Congratulations on finding it on a whim! I love when that happens! A similar thing just happened to me on ebay with the Rebel Kate jeans from Collectif... I put off buying it so long it sold out in my size and then on a whim one day I saw it on ebay for a great price and in exactly my size! :D

    Also, I have to say, that is such a spectacular view! Don't ever stop going to get the last bit of rays! <3

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  16. Fabulous outfit here! I don't know if you realize quite how trendy this actually is, especially the "statement sleeve". Of course, a vintage lover would see the 1930s influence straight away, but I guess that's a good illustration of how cyclical fashion trends are.

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  17. Good things come to those that wait!
    That skirt suits you perfectly and is the perfect accompaniment to that pretty blouse and your scenery is utterly spectacular.
    I fell in love with a Topshop bikini last year but it was £40. Gwess what I got at a car boot sale a few weeks ago? Yes, that bikini in my size for £1 still with the tags attached! Bit too cold to model it at the moment but it'll be ace for India! xxx

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  18. I love this! Like you I am looking for a skirt like this too! And let's talk about this blouse! It's gorgeous!

    xoxo
    -Janey

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