Pencil Skirt.

There are times when I declare myself a shopping genius and others when I simply embarrass myself.

Hoping for a Labor Day sale at Anthropologie, I convinced Brian to stroll around Reston Town Center with Bennett while I cruised through the store.  Making a beeline for the clearance room in the back, I swished and swiped my way through the garments and stumbled upon an adorable, high-waisted pencil skirt.

Ooooooooohhh!  This is my size!  Blue – nice, denim-ish – nice, belt loops – nice, red stitching – nice…  Wait. TEN DOLLARS?  Was that an accident?!  What happened?  Why is this ten dollars?  There must be some mistake.  I don’t see anything wrong with it.  I lose more money sniffing candles and window shopping here than paying ten dollars for a skirt.  Must. Try. This. On.

Sure enough.  Fit me like a glove, a modest glove.

But would you believe that when this discovery took place, I was actually, literally, ALREADY wearing a denim, high-waisted pencil skirt?


But this one, I explained to Brian, was different.  THIS one zipped in the front like jeans instead of in the back.  This one had belt loops, whereas mine substituted two decorative buttons in place of belt loops.

Uh, yeah, as different as night and day midnight.

So I got it.  But let’s be honest here.  I didn’t get it because I’ve never seen anything like it.  I didn’t get it because this was the one piece my wardrobe was lacking.  I got it because it was ten dollars at Anthropologie… Like a little gift from above.


  1. September 5, 2013

    I found something yesterday and I don’t know who it belongs to, but it was a great deal and I couldn’t pass it up, so I got it. 🙂 I also found some “God made you Special” VeggieTales plates/napkins/cups on clearance for half off … so I got them for when Squishy visits his Grandma. 🙂 I love finding bargains!!!

  2. September 5, 2013
    Laura Stone

    What no pic? lol.

  3. September 5, 2013

    Love when grandmas and nanas work as a team in the name of happiness for ‘THE boy’! He will adore the Veggie Tales accessories. Must take a picture of him using and share.

    As for the pencil skirt. Looked awesome and well worth several times the price!

  4. September 9, 2013
    Aunt Manny

    ha ha, that’s awesome. Hey, you like what you like. You know what I mean? Of course you do. I love you.

  5. September 10, 2013

    denim pencil skirt at $10.00 for someone who already has a denim pencil skirt, but ALSO has at least one family member who can be prone to unexpected messiness–I’d say it was a VERY smart buy–nothing like having a back up in case something spills on skirt #1 when you’re in a rush and on your way out the door

    of course, I’m the person who, if i find something that fits and looks really good, will buy it in every color that looks good on me and sometimes an extra one in black.

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