This month's theme for Sophistique Noir is Maxi Skirts and I don't own too many long skirts any more, but this Lip Service skirt does the trick!
I paired the black twill skirt with another Lip Service item, the ruffled long sleeve top from their Blacklist collection. I love the ruffled blouse, it's cotton and versatile, which is reminding me that I need to wear this top more often! My black and white striped jacket is one of my most favorite pieces, it was a lucky find at Forever 21 3-4 years ago, Derek is very jealous of this striped wonder.
I wanted to break up all the black with an elastic belt to draw in my waist and add some visual interest. I love those ruffles!
The skirt is nice that it zips down into a trump style, but it came with this horrible lace insert that I cut out, I thought the skirt was too casual with the twill and the lace made it look tacky. The strap is also a weird detail sitting right under my bum, but I liked it so I decided not to snip it off. Oh fussy nonsense details, you annoy me. *Wink* I don't quite understand why alternative clothing comes with these extra bells and whistles that (in my opinion) tend to make the garment look cheap. Good thing I have really sharp scissors!
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