This Time I Mean Business

Shirt: Events
Skirt (with attached belt): Portmans
Today’s the first day of my summer holidays (hurrah!)
I think I’ve mentioned in the past that the work that I do is very flexible, wardrobe-wise. Usually I’m in something portable and comfortable, but every so often I feel the need to look professional.
I found this skirt today, at Portmans, and thinking of the success I’ve had with their flirty and full summer dresses, decided to give the va-va-voom pencil skirt a whirl, and whoah, mama!
This is a skirt that makes me happy to have curves.
Of course, I probably won’t wear it until I get back to work at the beginning of February (I know I’m a bitch, but I haven’t had holidays all year so I’m getting it all now) and even then I’ll wear it sparingly, but one glance at the back, and I was sold:

Ruffles! Ruffles on a pencil skirt! It’s like a classy mullet: Business at the front, party at the back!

10 thoughts on “This Time I Mean Business

  1. I was going to say the same thing
    You give J.Lo a run for her money!

    LOVE LOVE LOVE this skirt and you are so right the ruffles sell it
    now to find a portmans near me…sheesh I havent shopped their since B.C. (before children):)

  2. LOL, thanks girls! I think J-Lo’s pretty safe in the best-ass stakes, but it’s nice to know that my asian flattbutt can hold it’s own in a va-va-voom skirt!

  3. DAMN!
    Just came from portmans and they only have a black one they arent making the dot ones for sydney stores anymore apparently they had them ages ago
    WTH!?!
    the black looks so boring compared to the dot so I didnt buy it

    I love the ruffles though so may have to find an alternate skirt

  4. Slightly off-topic question: Do you know which Australian stores you shop at ship to the U.S.? I’ve been disappointed and bored with what we have in the U.S., so I’ve been doing a bit of shopping at Dorothy Perkins and Evans (for the great wide-width shoes).

  5. Oh, what a shame, Sarah-Jo! I didn’t even SEE the black – they had the dotted version in amongst the sale items: maybe try some of the clearance shops?

    Stacy, I think most of the shops that have online sales (like http://www.entitled.com.au, http://www.embodydenim.com.au, etc) have international shipping. Unfortunately Australia’s waaaay behind on the online sales stakes at the moment, so not many websites offer anything beyond a glance at what’s available instore. For what it’s worth that’s slowly changing, but at the moment we’re a bit limited. The good news is that the push towards shopping for fashion online seems to be driven by the plus-size manufacturers. A few other ranges you can try include:
    http://www.dreamdiva.com.au
    http://www.leonaedmiston.com (watch out for this one – not everything goes up to the curvier sizes)
    and:
    http://www.sarafashion.co.nz

    If you see something that you absolutely MUST HAVE from someone unenlightened enough to NOT offer International shipping, feel free to send me a message – I’m more than happy to act as a go-between.

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