|shirt size 4, skirt size 6|
|Cotton geometric pleat skirt|
The skirt was originally $198 and I have to tell you, it puzzled me a little why it was so expensive. It is made of cotton voile (woven in Italy) and lined in cotton and while I always thought it was pretty, it seemed way overpriced. It is now marked down to $99, which is still pricey, if you ask me, but since I had a gift card to use, I decided to get it.
I am wearing size 6, which is a good fit on me, with some room left in the waist. I would have probably been fine with a 4, but they did not have it in store and I don't like full skirt to sit too high on my waist. I have to admit, the fabric feels dreamy, very light and soft, I would describe it as 'floaty'. Perfect for hot summer and easy to wear. I love the cotton lining and the fact that the fabric is not printed but the pattern is woven in. I also like that the side zipper has a silky loop and button closure as opposed to metal hook, so the top of the zipper does not rub against your body. Not sure if all of it justifies the initial full price, but worth noting.
The skirt has definitely old fashioned, vintagey vibe, so I like to pair it with a bold color to make it more modern. I like it the way it is styled on the website, but it does read a little school girlish to me. Looking at the pictures, I think I could have used bolder, more chunky shoes, what do you think?
The shirt I am wearing is a J.Crew perfect shirt in linen. I love those shirts and I have several, including two identical white ones, because this is the kind of shirt that needs a backup. What if (oh the horror of it!) they discontinue making them?
Those shirts run large and, in my mind, the key to a good fit is to size down. I am wearing size 4 and I am almost always a 6 and sometimes 8 in J.crew perfect shirts. A 6 still fits but it does not look half as nice. So it also means that some of you will be sized out, boo... The shirt is long and lean, so if you are shorter, definitely consider a petite size.
I do like how this outfit turned out. I think the shirt looks good both tucked in and untucked. The color is divine. I don't wear much green and I was hesitating whether to keep it, but I tried it with a few things in my closet and it emerged as a winner. It looks fantastic with Porcelain Paisley and Seersucker skirts. It is great with jeans and, of course, white or black, so I think I can wear it enough.
That's all folks!
Do you like the BB skirt and is it worth the price?
Do you own any of the J.Crew Perfect Linen shirts?
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