Okay, yay! I am at part three of my three part review series. :) Yesterday I published reviews of the Hacking Jacket in Herringbone and the Winsome Dress in Blurry Rose.
Today I am focused on two items that are definitely available, so if you like them, they are available right now for an additional 25% off. (Again, this is how I got these pieces last time, during the 25% off all inclusive promo they were offering last month.)
No. 2 Pencil Skirt in Royal Paisley. I have the one in orange and blue from this summer, and decided I loved that one enough to give this one a shot...but with one caveat, if the skirts were too similar in fabric and look, I would return this one. Turns out they are different enough, obviously in coloring (this one reminds me of Mardi Gras), and in fabric. This fabric is like a very heavy and soft cotton sateen, whereas the one from this summer was almost a textured cotton. It is sort of funny that they issued the cotton sateen one in fall and the textured cotton in summer, especially in these colorways. I think they should have issued this one during the summer and the summer one now, but since it wasn't my decision, there you go.
I am wearing the size 8. Technically I could have gone with the 6, especially since the 8's waist is pretty loose, but honestly either way I am happy, it isn't exactly falling off of me in the 8. But...if you have a smaller hip line compared to your waist, definitely size down.
Top: Vintage Cotton Ballet Tee in fiesta purple. I have items that can match the skirt, but this tee was so pretty and interesting looking, I took a chance on it. WAY back in the 90s I owned a sweater from J. Crew in this color and I have very fond memories of wearing it, so I also was being a bit sentimental. :) This is the extra small, which is more than fine, loose enough to give the "relaxed" look, but not too loose. It is really short, but since I am short torsoed, it hits at my high hip perfectly. If you have a long torso, you may be out of luck, as I don't know that sizing up will help.
The jacket is from Anthropologie (Herringbone Sweater Jacket), the shoes are old school J. Crew (Alessia patent peep toe heels in spearmint--matches the spearmint in the skirt exactly), and the necklace is J. Crew (Knotted Mesh Necklace).
We went to our favorite gorge-o-fest place, aka Texas de Brazil. I wore the skirt on purpose as a way to remind me to not go overboard. I didn't, btw, stuck with the filet mignons and limited myself to one fried banana. :)
So many people have done reviews of this skirt. (As was the case with the winsome dress and the hacking jacket...great reviews!) If you have a review of any of the three items, would you mind dropping your review link in the comments of the appropriate review? Much thanks!!!