About two years back, I tried on an orange paisley skirt at J Crew. I loved it. I stood in the dressing room and debating getting it – it was over $100 and I remember thinking, will I really wear this enough to warrant the purchase?

I didn’t get it. I put it back on the rack and I left. I totally regretted it on the drive home and decided I would go back to get it. A week later I returned and it was gone. It was left it only a few sizes that weren’t mine and when I asked the saleswoman told me it was a limited edition skirt – it wasn’t available online and I never did get my dress. Sad story, right? The skirt that got away.

Since then, I’ve been on a mission to find a pencil skirt I love as much as that orange paisley one I tried on. What do you guys think – any of these worthy?

The price and color is right on this solid orange Pim + Larkin Colette Pencil skirt, normally $59.00 and on sale for $29.99 at Piperlime.com

No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Raj Paisley from JCrew.com, normally $139.99, now $89.99

Can’t go wrong with this classic Khaki Linen Pencil Skirt from LOFT for $59.50 (and use coupon code SHOP30 to receive 30% off your order!)

Striped Pencil Skirt from Mango.com, normally $49.99, on sale for $24.99


  1. I don’t like orange for clothing(except on Halloween perhaps?) so no debate for me there. . however I do think pencil skirts( by the way:what an apt descriptive name-why haven’t i ever heard that before). . oh well I digress. . what was I saying. .oh yeah: I do think pencil skirts are very slenderizing and cute. .
    Of those featured above, I love the khaki one-can wear with any color top, yada yada. . get that one!

  2. I like the beige and orange one. The solid colors are the most slimming…and feminine.

  3. I’m wearing one today! Love the pencil skirt.

    Stopping by for Fashion Friday.


  4. The funny thing is people don’t realize that pencil skirts re universally flattering and slimming. It should be a staple in everyone’s wardrobe. I love that skirt on Piperlime. You must get it. I said so!

    • Haha Candice – I’ll start using that as my excuse when hubby sees the credit card bill. “But Candice said to buy it!” 😀

  5. I love the paisley one!!

  6. It’s nice to see Classic feminine clothes back in style. Timeless.

  7. Loving the sale going on at Mango and that adorable striped pencil skirt you found!! I have three pencil skirts currently in rotation for work, they are such fun to play with.

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