70's Skirt

Continuing the recent trend in high-waistedness, we have here one high-waisted, front-button, a-line denim skirt. Paired with a yellow pussy bow blouse (do you hate that it's called "pussy bow" as much as I do?) and wedges, the look takes on a bit of a dressed-down, just-wandered-away-from-the-secretarial-pool-circa-1978 vibe.

I was an actual secretary for about a hot minute in Seattle in the 90s at various temp jobs, and I can honestly tell you that I am the worst secretary ever. I am a person who is easy bored, and in a job where you just need to be efficient and get tasks done as per protocol, my creative flair for renaming files with clever (I thought) puns and monikers and my inability to behave obsequiously in the presence of misogynist old-school boss types usually didn't win many points. I used to find these cowering office types who would practically prostrate themselves in front of their ruddy-faced, golf-obsessed bosses sort of funny. Like, sad-funny. Funny odd, not funny ha ha. The Emperor has no clothes, and all that.

There were good things too. The good part about being a temp secretary is that you got to see the insides of a lot of the cool big buildings in the city. It was also great being able to say no when you were asked back to an assignment that you didn't care for. However, the best part about it was learning what type of professional environments you definitely wanted to avoid in the future. Believe me, there were many.

Ann Taylor blouse (old), similar / thrifted denim skirt / Clarks Elsa Purity wedges


  1. Loving the 70s vibe.



  2. Hate the term "pussy bow," love the skirt, and your pointy-toe wedges modernize the look perfectly.

  3. Nice proposal. The blouse is cute, and the skirt is perfect with it.

  4. Love the citron color on you with the jean skirt. Yes, not a fan of the bow name! I had to laugh as I too am the worst secretary. I had a temp job and had a really boring data entry job, and had to type on the computer. Well, instead ( this was awhile ago) I typed in bold over and over.. This job suc*s! When the supervisor came over, I tried to disguise my computer by sitting in front of it as i turned it off, but it locked up and needless to say, I was not asked back!!

    Haha, so it seems we can dress like a sexy secretary but are not good as one! :-)

    Thank you for linking up with Turning Heads Tuesaday!
    jess xx

  5. You look amazing! I love this outfit & what a find that skirt is! Andrea x


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