A couple weekends ago, I was at Target doing my usual errands and ended up taking a detour through the clothing clearance racks (I swear the store is designed with the clothing purposefully a couple feet away from the cleaning supplies). Instead of buying disinfectant wipes like I was supposed to, I ended up buying one of the Peter Pilotto for Target skirts. I wasn’t super stoked when I first saw the collection, mainly because I’m slightly adverse to large patterns, but loved the quality of the material. When I saw the sale price I figured, “sure, why not?” This skirt matches so nicely with the rest of the monochrome section of my closet (aka 70% of it).
skirt: Peter Pilotto x Target (exact)
necklace: c/o Tryst Jewellery (exact)
brogue flats: Nine West
knee socks: c/o VIM & VIGR (exact)
satchel: 3.1 Phillip Lim x Target
As much as I’m loving the warmer weather these days, it’s still not warm enough to go bare-legged. On the bright side, this means I get to wear knee-socks again! I received a pair from VIM & VIGR that I was really excited to style specifically in the month of March because it’s Deep Vein Thrombosis (DVT) Awareness month. DVT is when a blood clot forms in a deep vein and commonly occurs in the legs, thighs, or pelvis. These socks have a cool “gradient compression” built into the amount of stretch at specific points of the socks to encourage healthy blood flow.
Being someone who sits at a desk for almost a whole day straight at work, I usually find myself with a case of “stiff legs” by the end of the day. Putting the socks on for the first time felt like my calves were being put into sausage casings (they’re a little tight to start), but over the course of the day, they started to fit really comfortably. At the end of the day, my legs felt slightly less stiff than usual after taking the socks off. I think they’re going to take some getting used to, though. The socks were a smidge tighter than other knee socks in my closet, but I’m hoping with a couple more wears they’ll stretch out a tiny bit.