Thursday, July 14

the return of the pencil skirt

Is it weird that every time I hear the phrase "the return of the..." I automatically think "King" or "Jedi"?

But that's neither here nor there.

What is here, guys, is a pencil skirt -- which has not been on my bottom half (or any other half of me, come to think of it) since early April. I had forgotten how much I missed my pencil skirts, and it was a joyous reunion, especially since it heralded in the fact that I am now getting back to my old, healthier size.

So in celebration, I ate an entire cake.

Just kidding.


Yeah, I am.

cami, gap
jenna's cardigan, j.crew
pencil skirt, j.crew outlet
peeptoe leopard flats, steve madden
studded skinny belt, j.crew
ring, f21
gold bangle, kate spade

This picture totally happened. Lisa, are you looking to do another outtakes post soon? Haha!

Also, have you noticed my new wall decor? I finally decided to get some art prints I bought ages ago framed and now we're going to be slowly adding to this collection. I already have a gorgeous illustration from Rachel I need to print and frame as well. It'll be exciting to watch the collection grow!


  1. Amy! You look awesome!!! I love the 2nd pic!!

    And BTW, everytime I hear, "return of the", I think, "Mack". How pathetic is THAT!!?

  2. Aww, I love you in a pencil skirt! The color looks amazing on you!

  3. Love that Gotham print, where did you get it?

    Congrats! The pencil skirt looks gorgeous!!

  4. Bahaha! Return of the King/Jedi indeed.

    You completely rock the pencil skirt! LOVE IT. And yay for fun walls full o' prints :)

  5. Oh don't you worry, outtakes are going to making a comeback soon, bwaha ...

    I don't know what I love more, the skinny belt with the pencil skirt, or your wall art. I am so serious when I say that I don't have a decorating bone in my body, it is kind of miserable to see my empty walls - but maybe I'll just come off as "modern".

    -- Your pencil skirt padawan

  6. You look great! You totally rock that pencil skirt, and with flats no less!

    The wall looks fantastic, and I can't wait to see the collection grow.

  7. So pretty! I love the color of that skirt!

  8. That skirt is incredible!!! You look amazing, my dear.

    And now I want cake.

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  9. I love the new wall art. My eyes totally went to that, after taking in that pretty, purple pencil skirt first.

    Glad to see you back in action and whenever I see the return of, I think Jedi too.

  10. Yay! Glad to see you are back and rocking your fabulous self on this blog! :) Do you want to come over and decorate our new home we just bought. I am overwhelmed with where and what to start! hehe!

  11. Love the color of the pencil skirt!

  12. Love the outfit! Yay for getting healthy! I have no idea if you have a form of excercise you like, but I LOVE Turbo Jam! You should check it out if your looking for a form of exercise! Or even if your not looking for one! It's super fun, and effective!
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  13. this is a great silhouette on you! you look lovely :)

  14. Thank you for the warm welcomes, ladies! ^^ You're all too kind!

    Bar Chic -- The Gotham print is by Justin Van Genderen. Boyfriend and I are both big Batman fans, so I knew it would be a perfect addition to our home! I also got Boyfriend the awesome (or should I say FANTASTIC?) Fantastic Four print as well -- just need to get it framed! Here's a link to his site:

  15. congrats girl on the weight loss!! i'm trying to lose 5 lbs right now, and reading your blog is motivating me to keep going. I lost 1.5 lbs, so 3.5 to go!!

    enter my nordstorm giveaway :) you can celebrate getting to your size by shopping, lol.

  16. I love the jewel tones together on you. And that pencil skirt is giving you some serious curves, girlie!! In a good way, of course!

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  17. You look incredible! And a girl after my own heart (Star wars and Lord of rings of course!). :)

  18. You look so good! YAY for pencil skirts! I own the same one and I love it! It might be one of my top 3 favorites:)

  19. hahaha..I actually think of that 90s song "return of the mack" :-)
    Your new body looks amazing (but it always was!). You look very happy, healthy and totally gorgeous in your pencil skirt!

  20. Yeah!!! Congrats on the return of the skirt. You look fabulous and deserve to celebrate with at least half of a cake. :)