I tried the recent MOTG pencil skirt/loose top combo, and needless to say, this is NOT a look for me (see Exhibits 1-3). That "fluid on top" look just does me no favours. But I like the tube pencil skirt, where I didn't think I would! Has anyone come up with ideas to style this that don't involve trapeze tops? Or have I just not found the right one? If I keep this skirt, without a plan, it'll become an orphan.

So, for fun, I put on a different top with the same skirt, and it looked better (they don't go together at all, Exhibit 4).

Exhibit 5 is another new purchase (okay, both are)--a black pencil skirt (part of a suit) and a peplum blouse, and a belt! This isn't a K/R, more like a "Look at this killer blouse!"

Perhaps I need just scratch to the first bit and embrace belts and retro silhouettes.

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