Standing in front of the mirror I stare at my boyish reflection with a blank expression. Do I like what I see, or does it even matter?
I tug at my hair and pull back my face like I’m smoothing out a fresh batch of cookie dough. Mum always said, “Don’t frown!” But I’d sit there furrowing my brow and screwing up my nose. I was twelve. Now I wish could iron all of the lines and wrinkles away.
I was going to start this post with the lyrics to Justin Timberlake’s song, “Sexy Back”. But how can you bring something back when you never had in the first place? That makes me laugh for some reason, but it’s true.
Sexy is a word that has never factored into my vocabulary. It’s enough to make me regurgitate into my hot cup of peppermint tea. Take pause as you picture me twerking away… Yeah. It’s not a good look. But hey, is that sexy anyway? I’m clueless…I literally have no idea.
You know me. I’m a tomboy at heart. But if being sexy means feeling like the ultimate version of myself, then sure. Maybe I’ll buy that.
While we’re on the topic, let me say that the denim skirt is the sexy sister to a great pair of jeans: this winter it’s an essential.
The ultimate denim skirt should skim at the hips and don’t be afraid to go long on length. A button-down front is versatile and flattering. I bought this one from NZ label, Eugénie. There’s a darker split colour option available, but lighter denim works best in my wardrobe.
This skirt is definitely great for work and play. Being petite, it’s quite long on me, but it sits high on my waist and shows off the length of my legs, especially worn with heeled boots and a fitted top. This is the kind of outfit that definitely makes me excited about winter. And maybe, just maybe there’s a chance that I’ll be bringing my own kind of sexy back…
Style file: Skirt and velvet top by Eugénie who does amazing things with denim. For denim skirt options also check out NZ designers Wynn Hamlyn (zip front version in two shades), Penny Sage if you’re looking for a skirt that sits below the knees and Rachel Mills who has a cool raw hemmed denim skirt in her latest collection.