The other day, while I was browsing through UO, I came across this dress at the back of the store and was immediately drawn to it. UO Dress

It is definitely not my usual style. This is much edgier than my feminine and girly norm. But the pencil skirt trend has grown on my lately, and I love the artsy pink floral print. The edgy zip gives the dress just the right amount of oomph to make an otherwise matronly dress look youthful and fun. I knew I had to have it!

Zip- UO

After that, I started seeing front zip skirts everywhere. There were more more versatile and casual versions of it at UO (above).

Zip- aqua

Dressier versions at Aqua. Incidentally, the purple dress on the left above? I left my phone inside the dress pocket when I was trying it on at Bloomingdales and I didn’t realize it until I got home that night. Luckily, I live super close to Bloomies and I got there just 15 minutes before it closed. They’d put the dress back on the rack, but luckily my phone was still inside it!

Zip- GG

And of course, on B at Gossip Girl. If the ultimate feminine and girly dresser is also wearing the zip up pencil skirt dress, then I must be heading in the right direction!

Image Source: You Know You Love Me, Bloomingdales and Urban Outfitters