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Friday finds: a graphic Roland Mouret pencil

Truth be told, I'm a bit of a late adopter on the Roland Mouret front. I'm not a huge fan of second skin dressing so I immediately dismissed the label with the likes of Herve Leger. At the urging of a salesperson at Pois, I tried my first Mouret this winter and... frankly, I look like a total smoke show.

I'm not even bragging, it's just a fact. 

Mouret has an incredible talent for smoothing over any of life's little lumps and bumps and the effect is so flattering. I'm always wary of passing into "mutton dressed as lamb" territory but in Mouret, you can't help but feel like a knockout. Needless to say, I am very psyched about Mouret's new Dartmoor skirt. I love the graphic stripes, long pencil styling and solid derriere (again, so, so flattering).

The matching crop top is pretty cute and no doubt looks amazing on, but I'd love to see this with work-day inspired styling like this:

If I left the house wearing this, I would feel like a very fabulous real life version of Jessica Pearson and Olivia Pope's love child (I'm such a dork).

The skirt is very slim and sexy so I would probably like to tone it down a bit for the office with a high neck Cassie blouse. The long scarf detailing keeps it looking playful and adds a little softness to the bold geometric lines. You could wear almost any color coat but yellow or blue feel current. I'd keep the accessories sleek and luxe: classic cool-girl sunnies, a structured color blocked satchel and patent and perspex pumps.

Pictured: Oasis wool coat, Roland Mouret skirt, Gianvito Rossi pumps, Fendi satchel, Philip Lim sunnies, VAUGHAN Cassie shirt.


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