Fashion over 50: Pencil Skirt & White Top

Hey, there friends!  Today’s fashion post is highlighing a company I’ve shared with you before, Covered Perfectly (affiliate link).  It’s been awhile, but today I’m sharing more of a business like outfit with their black pencil skirt and white sleeveless top.  Both pieces are suited to adding a jacket to dress it up and to me pencil skirts just go with heels.  I wouldn’t wear flats with a skirt like this.  Their sleeveless white top is very versatile and great for any summer outfits, so keep that in mind.

I’m wearing the Boat Neck Tank and the black pencil skirt, pairing it with a black and white long jacket that came from Target.

Since it was chilly that day, I pulled out the pantyhose, which you don’t see me in very often, but this skirt calls for heels and hose. My legs do not need to be bare this time of year, so nude hose it is!  I wore this to church on Sunday.

The top has a little slit on the side and is longer than normal, so a good overall white top to have in your wardrobe.  Both of these pieces are made from Micro Modal and spandex, which has a really nice stretch to it. I got a Medium in the skirt and a Small in the top.

I’ve always liked the lines of pencil skirts, they are classic and just below the knee which is good for us over 50 gals. I added nude pumps with this outfit. Black and white is always a great combo!

I’m not in the business world anymore, but this is a classic style outfit that would work for many occasions.  Just change out the jacket and you’ve got 2 versatile pieces in your wardrobe.

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- Rhoda


  1. Becky in 'Bama says

    Is that your newly recovered sofa in that last photo? Have you shared that on the blog yet? or is this just a peek?

    I do like that jacket – a versatile piece, and of course you look lovely. The only pencil I would consider is the one I use at work. LOL

    • Hey, Becky, that is the newly recovered sofa and no I haven’t shared it yet. Just picked it up last week, but I’ll be doing a post soon! We love it.

  2. Hi! Love the look. May I ask what is your favorite brand and color of nude hose?

    • Obviously not Rhoda here but in case you need to find some beautiful nude pantyhose ASAP take a look at Nordstrom’s brand. Personal experience with these and the are truly nude. Not that horrible tan/brown that the inexpensive brands force on us. While shopping for bridal party dress I got good advice to always choose the tone/color closest to own skin tone. Excellent advice. I avoided ‘nude’ tones for years; most are so ugly. Watch for Nordie’s sales and get on their email notifications. I think their house brand is as nice as the higher end brands. Hope this helps you.

    • HI, Deidra, you got a good answer from Dee. I have pantyhose in my drawer that I’ve had for awhile, I think they are Hanes, but I have barely worn hose in the last 10 years.

  3. Nothing wrong with wearing flats with a skirt if that s what you like. I don t think sleeveless anything goes with “after 50”

    • Oh yes, I think flats can be worn with pencil skirts, especially if they’re a bit shorter than this one, but a bit of heel sets it off so nicely. To each his own on sleeveless tops, however I work very hard to maintain my arms (as does Rhoda), so I completely disagree with such a blanket statement.
      Rhoda, you look fantastic in this outfit!!! While bare legs look great in summer, I have say hose do really make one’s legs look perfect. You knocked it out of the ballpark this time. It could also transition inot Summer with a lighter jacket for A/C and pretty sandals.

    • Thank you, Teresa, I’ll still be wearing my sleeveless tops too, it’s just too dang hot in GA not to, plus as you said I work hard on those arms! I probably won’t wear another pair of pantyhose all summer long and will get some sunless tanner on my legs soon, so that will help during short season.

  4. Mary E Feagley says

    I keep watching for that jacket on Ebay! I need a Large or XL. I keep hoping someone will list one at some point!

  5. Thank you for showing a great outfit for the office & church, I am a working Mom in a corporate office plus you have on panty hose, I love it!! So often I see outfits I love that people post, but they are usually not for the office (hello boyfriend jeans and gym pants) , this is a win for working women outside the home 🙂 Have a great day!

  6. Rhoda, there is nothing wrong with pantyhose when it’s cold out. Dead of winter, 6 inches of snow, and I saw a bare legged women out and about. Now I think that looks terrible! Not to mention just plain stupid! I was in Michaels , in Michigan, when I saw that spectacle! Your taste and style is lovely.

    • HI, Rebecca, I know, you’re right. I just got away from wearing pantyhose, but in winter I do love tights usually in black. So it’s just hard for me to get back into pantyhose again in the summer months. I do like to do sunless tanner and just forgo pantyhose with my longer dresses, but you’re right, some dresses just need pantyhose. I would not go bare legged in frigid weather, no way!


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