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One of the things I am intent on doing this year

is to wear things I usually wouldn’t.


Pieces that I’d typically take one look and then shake my head saying, that’s not me.  Or I’m going to look stupid in that.  Fat.  Ugly.  No way.

Call it a style resolution of sorts. 

And a pencil skirt is one such item of clothing.  I know, I see you pencil skirt groupies all shaking your heads in disbelief.  I see you.

Blackstar | Sheela Writes

Cut me some slack though.  I am attempting it now.

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It took quite a while to find that perfect cut.  Perfect fit.  Perfect marriage of fabrics.

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The perfect juxtaposition of hard with soft.

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I believe I’ve found the one.

Blackstar | Sheela Writes

And yes, this post is a blatant tribute to Mr Bowie.  May our dreams and thoughts be eternally overflowing with magical stardust and neon rainbow colours.

You are missed, Ziggy.

Love, Sheela

{  photos by Eve  }

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  1. samantha4blair says

    Well Sheela…this is one SEXY look.
    proving that we don’t need to flash the flesh to ooze beautifully!
    That skirt! WOW
    The contrast of textures.
    Red lips…
    Your jumper…which I want BTW…
    And those booties (swoon)
    All in all a stunning look.
    I am not a fan of the pencil skirt either.
    I feel like I look either shapeless, too short in the waist (I am short in the waist) or like a frump.
    But, this post has made me want to try harder making my pencil skirts work.
    If I can look half as fabulous, I will be happy!

    • That jumper was the most unexpected find on Poshmark and I only paid $15, brand spanking new too. It’s not something I would typically do, i.e., pair a jumper with a pencil skirt but that’s what this year is going to focus on. Doing stuff I normally wouldn’t even dream of let alone parade on the world’s stage 🙂

      Oh you should, Samantha, you have such a lithe figure I’m certain the right pencil skirt would look heavenly on you xoxo

  2. Sometimes the things we resist the most end up becoming our favorites. This pencil skirt is Perfect for you.

    • How right you are, Connie. It’s VERY true which begs the question of why resist anyway, yes 🙂 thank you so much for stopping by xoxo

    • I fell in love with it the moment I laid eyes upon it, Suzanne, it was/is a dream of a pencil skirt. And, truth be told, I’m sort of on a pencil skirt binge right now xoxo

  3. Ginger Wroot says

    What a fun look! I’m totally digging the unique and stylish top!

    • Hi Ginger, thank you so much for your kind words 🙂 in all honesty, I purchased this jumper for my daughter but when I saw it, emmm, well, it drifted into my wardrobe and there it shall stay!! 🙂 xoxo

    • Thanks babe. I have so many “must try at least once” items on my style manifesto for this year so I’m really glad to be able to cross out both jumper as well as pencil skirt off the list. Although, I must say, this virgin contact with the skirt has left me wanting (a lot) more GRIN xoxo

      • And the sweatshirt? Will we be seeing more of it too? It’s so cool; I think it must. I can’t believe you got it new for $15. Oh! I sure wish Poshmark was international….sigh.

        Thanks for linking up to the Kremb de la Kremb Style Stories Link Up. Don’t worry. I’ll help you set up yours. It’s easy as sin!!

        Love, Annie

    • It always seem (almost) insurmountable when we overthink it and then when we finally decide to plunge forwards, trying pieces outside of our comfort zone happen so naturally, with much pleasure and discovery, doesn’t it, Rachael 🙂

      In the past, I’ve always hated how certain clothes such as pencil skirts and peplum tops hug my figure. I’m more of a relaxed (read: shapeless) silhouette sort of woman. While I know I shan’t be straying too far off this path, I also know that a slightly more fitted cut will be making its way into my wardrobe ever so often. Thanks loads for stopping by xoxo

    • Hahahahaha I read Holy Batman for some reason, Debbie!!! Thank you so much. I’m trying ever so hard to do things I’ve never done before and, for some reason, pairing a jumper with a pencil skirt was something which had never ever happened in my sartorial adventures/experiments so et voilà. Fait accompli. And it’s about time too 🙂 now I just need to pull of print/pattern/colour remix with panache like you xoxo

  4. You look so amazing in this, Sheela! I am glad you found a pencil skirt that suits your personality and style perfectly. I am definitely a pencil skirt groupie – haha! 🙂 Also your booties are Amazing. Have a wonderful week,lovely lady!

    • Thank you so so much, Jennie, it’s been a long hunt for that perfect pencil skirt and I’m really glad I didn’t cave along the way GRIN you have the perfect figure for pencil skirts and peplum tops, Jennie, you really do. What am I saying, you look amazing in just about anything xoxo

    • Thank you so much, babes!!! I had to hold myself back from buying them in all three colours. Maybe I should’ve, huh 🙂 thank you thank you thank you!! I hope it’s an epic week ahead for you too xoxo

    • Yeah. It’s been a sad fortnight. DB. Then Alan Rickman, and now Glenn Frey. What beautiful lights that have left us.

  5. You’re looking seriously hot in this get up! Love the boots and skirt combo – they work so well together. Isn’t running a fashion blog the perfect excuse to step out of your comfort zone Sheela? For those who wonder if they could wear this, you’ve given a master class in how-to. Love it x
    Anna’s Island Style

    • Yes, it is, the perfect nudge (sorry, shove) to get me moving in directions I wouldn’t normally even dream of. I honestly never thought I would look halfway decent in a pencil skirt but I must confess that I’m being very slowly yet surely swayed GRIN xoxo

    • Isn’t it fantabulous? Almost celestial and that’s when I knew the title of this post simply had to be Blackstar. There was no other possible title 🙂 xoxo

  6. That pencil skirt looks fabulous on you Sheela! Keep rocking that pencil skirt! I love the design of your sweater as well. Great classy x edgy outfit you put together here. Some fabulous pieces, really!
    P.S. Thank you for your kind words over on my site 🙂

    • You are so very welcomed, and thank YOU for making the time to stop by. This is the year wherein I try out as many new things as possible and I’m glad to have started on a decent trajectory with this pencil skirt 🙂 xoxo

  7. Such a cool look! I love the sweater and glittery boots and the skirt is really nice.
    You’re not alone in being afraid of pencil skirts. My legs tend to only look good in mini or maxi skirts, around the knees makes my legs look really short. Maybe one day I’ll find the one though.

    • If there’s hope for me, there’s certainly for other pencil skirt-conscious women out there. And I bet you look seriously gorgeous in just about anything 🙂

    • I fell in love with those sleeves at first sight. And at the price of $15, that love could only blossom and blossom 🙂 xoxo

    • Thank you so much!! I never thought I would love wearing a simple black jumper quite as much and, even more so, that I would enjoy a figure hugging pencil skirt 🙂 xoxo

    • You are absolutely right, Belle. There’s no such thing as age appropriate dressing and on the same note, there really should also be no such thing as fear of any specific cut/shape/item of clothing 🙂 xoxo

    • I used to leave all my sparkly stuff for special occasions but these days, every moment is a special occasion, yes? 🙂 thank you so much for stopping by, Melissa!!!

  8. happinessatmidlife says

    You can call me a pencil skirt groupie, I probably won 50+ of them! But none of them as fun as sexy as this one! I love the addition of those fun sequins shoes with this outfit. Thank you for being a part of TBT Fashion link up and hope to see you soon!


    • Oh wow, 50 pencil skirts?? I genuflect before thee, Alice, you are truly the pencil skirt queen 🙂 I have three and I don’t quite know what to do with them LOL xoxo

  9. You must be the queen of edgy looks!! I completely love how you are adding a sparkling item to your outfit, it glam your outfit to the fullest.
    Thank you for linking up with Weekend Wear, hope to see you Friday!

    • That is SO AWESOME of you to say, Melissa. You know, you just made my day. It’s been a rather crappy 24 hours 🙂 so thank you!! xoxo

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