We were advised before starting rotations in July to start adding to our professional wardrobe, which for me was practically nonexistent after my brief time as an ER nurse (yay scrubs!) and extensive time as a student. I owned a couple clearance rack J. Crew Factory cotton pencil skirts then, and since starting rotations have added two wool double serge pencil skirts. I loved this one in mauve blush and watched it until it went on sale + 30% more off, which fortunately happened while my size was still available.
I think that blush pink works well as a neutral, and the tan tones of this skirt make it work with different color schemes. It has a tweedy look, which adds some dimension to the pastel.
I always get one size up in J. Crew pencil skirts for comfort and drape...The fabric is a light wool, which is perfect for winter but will also work well into spring.
Sorry for the lighting in the pictures; I never seem to get home from the hospital before it's dark out.
Yes my scarf matches my rug, haha. I'm kind of a stripes fanatic and newly obsessed with grey.
I purchased this merino stripe scarf with a couple Christmas gifts I ordered with the last 30% off sale. It was a bit more expensive ($35 on sale) than my last few scarves but I think it's worth it because of the nice, soft, warm merino wool. I couldn't resist the stripes, and cream and pale grey is so versatile. This would make a great Christmas gift.
I really loved this outfit and got lots of compliments on it today, especially the skirt (which I can't wait to wear again!)
Mauve blush pencil: J. Crew
Stripe merino scarf: J. Crew
Grey sweater: J. Crew Factory (I've been wearing this about three times a week)
Booties: Clarks (my new work staple, practical but still cute)