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Thankfully, no winter lasts forever. I like a lot of things about Columbia, but one of my primary complaints is that snow never sticks. It’ll get down to -5 one day and then climb up to 50 the next. All remnants of snow disappear, but the weather is still cold and gray. Needless to say, I’m very excited for spring. I know it’s still February and I’m kind of jumping the gun a bit, but my wardrobe is already in full-blown spring floral mode. I saw this watercolor floral pencil skirt for sale at The Mint Julep for only $38, and I couldn’t resist. Something about watercolor florals just puts me in a good mood. Plus, adding a little color to a workwear wardrobe never hurt anyone.
I worked in finance for five years before becoming a full-time blogger, so I’m pretty much an expert in the art of how to wear a long pencil skirt. It’s ingrained in me, along with my affinity for numbers. This watercolor floral pencil skirt has a super comfy elastic waist and a lot of stretch. Translation: It’s ridiculously comfortable. It also doesn’t have a lining and is pretty thin compared to traditional wool or polyester pencil skirts, so my go-to strategy of tucking an oxford or dressy work top into it didn’t work well. It just looked too chunky. Instead, I pulled an old pink J.Crew Factory crewneck sweater out of my closet and folded it under (secured by fashion tape) to give the illusion of being neatly tucked in. Head to the bottom of this post for full outfit details!
Also, I’ve got to tell y’all about this black padlock handbag I found on Amazon Fashion! It’s only $42 and easily looks like a a 3 or 4-figure designer handbag. Some people even think it’s a Birkin Bag at first glance– not too shabby, right? This satchel big enough to fit my laptop and is made with anti-scratch pebbled leather. It also comes in more than a dozen different colors. I love it so much that I’ve already ordered another in pink. You can check out this padlock handbag and all my other affordable Amazon Fashion favorites here.
Shop the Look: Pink Crewneck Sweater, $68 (old from J.Crew Factory; similar style linked) | Floral Pencil Skirt, $38 | Black Satchel Handbag, $42 (comes with a matching wallet!) | Black Bow Pumps, $145 (old; similar style linked) | Black Daniel Wellington Watch, $169 | 12-Inch Pearl Stud Earrings, $17
Oh, and if you love this watercolor floral pencil skirt, be sure to check out The Mint Julep Boutique! I’m a longtime fan, and one of my most popular outfit of all time (this green double cross dress) is actually from their shop. They’re awesome!