It’s official, I have started to drag my fall/winter clothing out of the storage bins and turn over my closet. As I shed a silent tear while putting away my colorful summer clothing, I have taken inventory of my colder weather work outfits. Shocker … so many pieces are black. What is it about living in New York that makes me automatically default to black clothing in winter months?
While that might remain a mystery forever, I am determined to break my shopping habits this winter! So I set out to source a chic and sophisticated skirt suit set that’s appropriate for fall, yet traditional and classic enough in appearance for the workplace. I needed something timeless, functional and appropriately sized for my longer frame.
Search over. I am completely enamored with this flecked navy pencil skirt and blazer from Long Tall Sally. While navy might not stray too far from my love affair with black clothing, the flecked detailing on this skirt suit set creates a beautiful print without being too boisterous or overdone.
This smart skirt sits just below the knee, and incorporates that traditional and ever-classic pencil skirt silhouette without restriction. You’ll definitely be able to move, hail a cab, dash for the subway, and sit comfortably in this skirt. And the neat, single button jacket has a chic triple pleat along the back hem giving it an almost peplum feel from behind. The blazer also hugs in all the right places, and let’s take a moment to look at the sleeve length (tall ladies rejoice). What I love most though, is the venting details on both the jacket and skirt. Rather than a traditional vent that opens when flexed, exposing your shirt below or your legs, these vents open, but have been finished inside with additional, matching fabric.
Both pieces are fully lined for the autumn chill, and pair perfectly with the Long Tall Sally Flecked A-Line Suit Dress and Flecked Wide Navy Pants. I’ve written about this topic before, but I am always an advocate for purchasing matching separates when available for work wear. This flecked set is a great find for women entering the workforce as you’ll be able to create multiple looks from a few pieces.
You can check out this suit set, and hang with me at the Long Tall Sally pop up shop in NYC on Saturday, October 22nd! Make sure to RSVP here.
Shoes - Sophia thanks to Long Tall Sally (here)
Skirt - Flecked Navy Pencil thanks to Long Tall Sally (here)
Blouse - Tie Detail from Long Tall Sally (here)
Blazer - Flecked Navy Suit Jacket thanks to Long Tall Sally (here)
Bag - Parker Satchel thanks to GiGi New York (here)
Thank you to Long Tall Sally for partnering with me on this post! Can’t wait to see your entire team (and all my beautiful tall NY women at the LTS pop up shop on October 21st and 22nd.
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