Work Wear: Winter Whites


j crew pencil skirt and button down shirt


No 2 pencil skirt and button down shirtWinter Whites

Winter whites were almost a must with all the snow we had this weekend.  Oh don’t you worry, I managed to get some mud on the skirt.  I decided to try and slip out of the skirt still wearing my shoes.  Not a great idea when the roads were wet from the snow.  You live and learn I suppose.

I usually drink my coffee black, but when I wear all white I usually avoid drinking coffee. No matter how careful I am, I always manage to spill some on myself.  I carry one of those  tide to go pens in my work bag, even though my stains are usually too big to even try to clean up with the pen.

I am wearing one of my Banana Republic Non Iron Sateen Shirt and an ivory skirt from J Crew.   When you look at the skirt online it looks more white than what it really is in real life (buyer beware).  One can never go wrong with a pencil skirt.  They are timeless pieces.  I own one every color and different lengths.  I usually purchase them when they go on sale or when they eventually make it the J Crew Factory Store.

I prefer the double serge wool and double serge cotton skirts from J Crew because the quality is a little better.  I first ordered this cotton skirt in white and navy but had to return them because they were so thin.  For something that I expect multiple wears and own for a few years I honestly did not see the cotton skirt being able to last long.  I returned them and ended up with the double serge wool skirts and I have to say I am pleased.  Make sure you check the tags prior to washing.  I also try to avoid purchasing too many things that are dry clean only.

Winter Whites



Skirt: J Crew – Shirt: Banana Republic (on sale) – Shoes: DSW (Sold Out)  Similar – Watch: Fossil

All Photos: Kate Davis Photo

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