Fine, they don't actually suck. As far as a viable everyday wardrobe, I've been very careful this year to be intentional about the pieces I buy to make sure they're versatile. I think I've done a pretty good job; this girl can work at home comfortably and still have enough nice pieces to be able to go to a business lunch or networking event and not look like a twelve year old.
But my sister pointed out one flaw: all of my clothes are either casual or business-y. I have no "dressy" clothes. And, as she pointed out to me, Thanksgiving and Christmas are mere weeks away, and I have nothing to wear to them.
So I bought two new skirts. I've actually had "black pencil skirt" and "black non-pencil skirt" on my Clothes I Need list for a long time, so both of these were pretty good purchases.
Left: Target ($16.99). It says on the website that it's a mini skirt, but it's really knee-length (at least on me; I'm 5'3"). It's also not real pleather. The website says it's not available in stores, but it totally is. Basically the website is completely wrong. And the skirt is cuter in person.
Right: Maurice's ($32). Their website is accurate.
Normally when I go shopping, I try to think of five different ways I can style each piece before I make the decision to buy it. But I kind of jumped the gun in my haste to find cute skirts, and now I'm not sure what I should wear with these other than a white button-down or black turtleneck (because I'm EXCITING). Between Christmas and Thanksgiving and non-family Christmas parties, I've got at least seven different events to attend. (I suppose I don't have to wear the same two skirts for all of them, but I'm lacking ideas right now.)
How would you style these skirts? What do you plan to wear for various holidays? Is it too early for me to be worrying about this?