Wow, you did a great job with that alteration: no more hip winglets! Wear and enjoy.

Thanks, everyone!
Shannon, I would wear them to work, but my setting is pretty casual. The skirt is very lightweight and in my opinion doesn't look as substantial as, say, the Vince Camuto tube skirts. Partly because of the length. So I wouldn't wear the leggings in place of a pencil skirt, for example. I would go a little arty with them for work, if I were you--less toward the blazer you suggest and more toward the long or asymmetrical cardigan.