Black, White, and Chevron All Over – The Perfect Skirt Suit

It’s been nearly a month since I went to Phoenix for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing, and in all the excitement of fashion week and birthday celebrations I haven’t yet finished my posts from that trip! Here’s a step back into Phoenix, where the weather was sunny and over 30 degrees every day, something I’m craving now that there’s been a light dusting of snow on the ground here in Toronto.

I picked up this skirt suit at Winners in September and it quickly became one of the most-used outfits in my wardrobe. It’s a thick, stretchy cotton knit that can be worn with bare legs in the heat of Phoenix or with thick tights and boots in the Toronto chill. It can even be worn as separates, the top with high-waisted jeans and the skirt with a white sweater (see below). It’s rare to find versatile business-appropriate pieces, and I’m so pleased to have found these.

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On the last evening of Grace Hopper I paired the skirt with my favourite white crop sweater (the same one from World MasterCard Fashion Week) and my 2D geek bag – where is it more appropriate than at a tech conference?


chevron skirt and top: Winners

white crop sweater: Club Monaco

geek bag: Microsoft gift shop

bracelet: Swarovski USB Crystal Cuff

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PS: My trip to Phoenix for the Grace Hopper Celebration of Women in Computing has been sponsored by Dalhousie University and Syncfusion, my official corporate partner! A HUGE thanks to both, I am so grateful.


Syncfusion is the enterprise technology partner of choice for Windows development, delivering a broad range of software frameworks and tools. Founded in 2001 and headquartered in Research Triangle Park, North Carolina, Syncfusion has more than 10,000 customers, including large financial institutions, Fortune 100 companies, and global IT consultancies. Find out more in my announcement post about our partnership, and find me at Grace Hopper to get your FREE software license!

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