Here are a few outfits of late.
Starting with the tunic extender (thanks to Elizabeth P's comment on this thread--this is how I prefer to think of them, too) aka skirted leggings, aka butt vest, aka skirted leggings of controversy (SLOC).
Then a few skinnies outfits and a question about the skinnies.
1-4 (worn to work): Black skirted leggings (Eileen Fisher); stone angled-hem knit tunic (made by me); stone and black holey-knit shrug (made by me); gray shimmer suede oxfords (Naot, Kedma); mauve and black packable rain coat (Mycra-Pac); gray backpack (Rebecca Minkoff). I wore the outfit with the oxfords. Tried but not worn (photo 4): with gray distressed suede booties (Paul Green, Delgado).
5-7 (worn for a day off): dark wash skinnies (Mother, the Looker); black and white print and color-blocked sweatshirt (made by me); silver and marcasite long pendant and bracelet (Lucky); black leather cuff with silver studs; gray distressed suede booties (Paul Green, Delgado); dusty olive jacket (Laundry by Shelli Segal); gray backpack (Rebecca Minkoff).
8-11 (worn for a day off): light gray acid-wash skinnies (Eileen Fisher); aqua polka dot cashmere zip-back pullover (Halogen); gray shimmer suede oxfords (Naot, Kedma); gray and stone belt); dark olive leather moto jacket (AllSaints); gray backpack Rebecca Minkoff).
12-13 (worn for a day off): same light gray skinnies (Eileen Fisher); olive heather funnel neck long sleeved tee (made by me); olive belt (Fossil); metallic pewter peep-toe booties (Paul Green); dark olive leather moto jacket (AllSaints).
eta: 14-16: Same outfit as 8-11, but with medium wash skinnies (Lucky, Lolita) instead. Also tried no semi-tuck in last photo. I need a belt with the pants, though, so the sweater is hanging over the belt buckle. Seems the sweater is loose enough to work this way.
My question about the skinnies: I love the Mother dark wash ones. Love them. They are not only comfy, but I feel like I look my best in them. The light gray acid-wash ones, not so much. Why?? They are very comfy, too, but I just don't like the look of them on me as much as the Mothers or some other medium-blue-wash denim skinnies I have (e.g., photos14-16, which I added). I really thought it would be great to have skinnies in this color. I don't know if it's just an aversion to light skinnies or if I got the wrong size or the color is off . . . or what. I do wear them, because in reality, I don't spend much time looking at myself in the mirror, and they feel fine. But I'm considering getting rid of them, because I wonder if I should keep pants that I just don't think I look fabulous in. Your thoughts??
Thanks for looking!