I discovered the F&F Clothing at Tesco Black Ponte Pencil Skirt - an absolute steal at only £10.
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I don't have a Tesco near me with a decent sized clothing department so I ordered online instead, taking advantage of the 'free delivery to store' option. I opted for a size 16 and hoped it would be a good fit.
The size 16 worked out very well indeed. It fits me nicely across my hips and bottom and isn't enormous on the waist, although I have to wear it slightly below my natural waist in order to get the best fit.
If you're a regular reader of my blog you will know that I like to keep my knees covered so ideally the skirt would be a bit longer...but seeing as I needed a black skirt to wear with tops and this was such a bargain I bought two! Now that midi skirts are available pretty much everywhere I will undoubtedly invest in one at some point but it's nice to have a shorter option in my wardrobe.
The skirt did not ride up when worn with tights - this is quite important for me as I hate the feeling that my clothes are moving around and that I have to keep pulling at them and readjusting. The friction of a fabric against tights can often cause a skirt to ride upwards (eek!) but this one definitely passes that test.
The F&F Clothing at Tesco Black Ponte Pencil Skirt is made from a thick fabric, which is very nice quality for the low price. The fibre content is 68% viscose/26% polyester/6% elastane so it is stretchy and retains its shape well. A huge plus for me is that it's machine washable, making it easy to care for. The ponte fabric dries quickly and doesn't seem to crease much at all.
I am not sure if you can see from the photos but there is no back slit, which I prefer as this means that there is no chance of accidentally showing too much leg at the back.
I think this skirt works really well with high heels (such as the killer heels I am wearing here - they look great but aren't the easiest things to walk in!). The F&F Clothing at Tesco Black Ponte Pencil Skirt is available in sizes 6-20 on the website here.
The eagle-eyed of you may have spotted this skirt elsewhere on my blog: when I reviewed the lovely BiuBiu Modena Shirt in Red.
It works so well as an outfit - all I need is some fab jewellery to set it off! I must admit that I don't wear a lot of jewellery as I'm not allowed to wear it at work but it's something I have been trying to make the effort with for my non-work outfits. I've recently discovered the Eddie Borgo range at Avenue 32 and although the items are not in the 'everyday jewellery' price range I think a statement piece such as these Rose Gold Pave Cone Studs would look stunning with my outfit:
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As you can see, little by little I am expanding my wardrobe to incorporate skirts as well as dresses and I am loving it! Do you wear skirts and trousers or do you tend to stick to dresses? Let me know by commenting below!