The J Crew Cotton Sateen Gateau Skirt (#13464, orig $88, curr $69.50 online & in store). I have been dying to try it since reading about it on Gigi's blog for several reasons - 1) JC's minis are too short on me and 20" sounded like a good length, 2) I don't really do pencil skirts since I prefer flats, and 3) hello, machine washable. So I tried it on at our DC JCA outing on Sunday, and got it. I got my regular pant size, a 10, but I think I would like to try an 8 when I go to the store to do returns. It's loose on the waist, which I like, so the hips don't bell out too much, but we'll see - I should probably double check the size.
When I tried it on in store, I realized that for me and my extra long-femurs, I would like it with something out, not tucked in, and that something would have to hit at the right spot. So before making the decision to keep or not, I pulled out a ton of stuff to try it with. Lucy cooperated by napping on the bathroom floor after a long walk, so I was productive but quick (hence the shoe/necklace repetition you see). Pardon the discoloration on my left shin, I still have an 8" bruise from tripping over the indoor dog fence a week and a half ago. It's a lovely shade now.
#1 - With the navy ruffled scoopneck tee I got Sunday (still deciding on the tee since I got the ruffle tank in navy, too)
#2 - With a white shirt. Didn't like the pics of this because it's so pale. But in the mirror, it looked good. Would be even better with some cute sandals and a semi-tan (since I live in SPF 70 in the summer). Maybe a (gasp) belt. Would have to get a belt, though, since I don't really have any. And yes, a cami - like I said - quick.#3 - With the silk-linen v-neck sweater. I am still returning the sweater, but love the cut with the skirt, so I will be looking for a new color, definitely. This made up my mind about what to do with the sweater.
#4 & #5 - With a plain gray tee, and then that tee and a Jackie cardi. Like both of these.
#6 - With my silk-bow critter applique tee from Fall. Like this pic, but the bow is cream and not so sure about it with the light pewter skirt - would be great with the champagne skirt, however.
#7 - With the short sleeve v-neck cardi in navy and a navy tee underneath. Likey ok.
#8 - With my Summer 07 anchor tee - think this would be great with some better accessories and silver sandals.
First of all, yes, I really should have cut my head off in these pics because it would have made it shorter, and that would have been appropriate with the cake comment. And I need to get hubby to re-load some software so that I can combine pics in 1 line. Besides that...What do you think? Is it a keeper? I would love some feedback on which looks you think work or not. And if you have some styling suggestions, I would love to hear them. I would love a black turtleneck with it next Fall and some black pumps. (Again, please realize that I was quickly swapping tops and was just grabbing 1 of 2 pairs of flats, so pardon the accessorizing here)