My prayers have been answered!
Though it may sound silly I have searched high and low for THE quintessential denim pencil skirt. What does that look like? A wash that is free of streaks or other distressed embellishments, a fabric that won't cling to my butt like spandex on some '80s hair band lothario, and a slit that isn't so high it reveals whether or not I've paid a visit to my bikini wax dominatrix Susan.
Surprisingly something so basic is quite impossible to find. These skirts from Old Navy are pretty darn close to perfect. I love the slight v-shape of the top one which creates the illusion of a more shapely waist, while my coworker Kim (yes, there are two of us!) swears by the uber flattering gray wash and straight seams of the second. If I can convince her to model it for us I'll post the pictures to prove it.
Best of all, they're both under $30. Find them here.