Ugh, this one is another fail. Pieces that look great in theory go so very wrong so quickly. These browns were too close to complement each other (maybe because of the fabrics?) and the final straw was what happened around the hips. Allow me to explain: I made the rookie mistake of pulling a sweater over a flared skirt so the effect is that of having padding over my hips. Then I tried to distract from that by adding a belt- never try to draw the eye away from a fixable problem. So, next time I attempt this look I'll use different colors and a pencil skirt.
The second image shows the same sweater in black where I've gone in a
better direction: color blocking with a pencil skirt - progress!