I’ve always had a love-hate relationship with pencil skirts.
While I love the look of them — what’s more posh than a sleek skirt hugging all the right curves while staying sophisticated and chic? — many of the pencil skirts I’ve tried are boxy, shapeless and put me at risk for a FUPA.
(Please don’t Google Image FUPA at work, mmk?)
When I got the chance to meet with Arkansas fashion entrepreneur Nancy Martin of N.A. Martin and try on her designed-in-Bentonville-and-made-in-New-York pencil skirts, I was pleasantly surprised by the amazing fit and feel.
The fabric is forgiving to those of us who like to eat, and the sizing caters to vanity (I got a size 4, which feels a bit big but leaves some room for lunch, and I’m typically a size 6/8), so there’s that bit of psychological “yes!” going on with the collection.
I got a dark olive green pencil skirt from N.A. Martin and am craving a few more, especially the black waffle and cream waffle; I love the texture of those skirts, which give the staple colors a bit of edge.
N.A. Martin’s classic pencil skirts also pop in a bit of color in the lining; you can see a pretty aqua shade in the black waffle.
I’m excited to see what N.A. Martin has to offer for spring (there’s some talk of prints and patterns).
No matter what Nancy comes up with, it’s guaranteed to fit like a glove — or, perhaps, how a pencil skirt should fit. Goodbye, boxy, shapeless skirts!
Top // The Limited (similar)
Skirt // c/o N.A. Martin
Tights // Target
Booties // c/o Ross Dress for Less (similar)
Ring // c/o Anjolee (see more of their beautiful diamond eternity bands)
Lipstick // Ecco Bella “Merlot”
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