There hasn't been much that was tempting me at J.Crew lately but I decided to try the Collection silk crepe de chine skirt in shoe sketch and Allie sandals in metallic silver.
The skirt is mostly sold out as of now and only available in limited sizes, but I am sure it pops back. I ordered it in 6, which is bigger of my skirt sizes, because this is what I usually do for full skirts sitting at 'above the waist', according to a copy.
The skirt is fine on me in size 6, sitting slightly below the navel. Size 4 could have been even better, but it wasn't available. So I would say it fits tts, according to J.Crew sizing.
I like the length of this skirt, finally a full skirt that does not 'falls above the knee', which we know means middle of the tight at usually just too short if you are over 5'2.
The fabric is nice and it has an airy feel. Lining is poly, but it is not the slippery kind, I don;t mind it, especially in full skirt. The print is fun.
The base color is off white, bordering on ivory/cream. I don't think it looks good with white, if you were going for all white look. It is better with ivory shades.
Of course it looks good with black but it is easy to pair it with all other solids.
My difficulty is that I don't like tucking in, especially with full skirt. It is a little tricky to find tops that look good untucked. They cannot be too long or too clingy but should be somehow fitted to offset the full skirt. Also, because the fabric is airy and floaty, you don;t want anything too thick. The model looks fine with chambray skirt, but I am afraid it would be difficult to find the shirt with such a close fit, so the look would be different irl.
If you don't mind tucking in, you will definitely have much more options.
Overall, I would say it is a very nice skirt and with the 30% off sale price, pretty good value, comparing to other full, truly knee length, all silk skirts in fun print. I have yet decided if I will keep it, what do you think?
***I have mentioned previously that I was interested in silver sandals. I even went to the mall last weekend and looked around but I haven't found anything good. I decided to order Alie sandals to give them a try and maybe get them when the price gets better.
|Allie metallic gladiator sandals|
I ordered my regular size 8.5 and they fit TTS. This is the size I would need.
They are nice, but they seem a little stiff, I am pretty sure they would give me blisters, but then most shoes do. Other than that they are comfortable. They may be pretty wide if you have narrow feet, I don't so they are fine.
I was not very impressed with the look on my feet. I thought they may be better with pants but they were still only OK. These were not 'the shoes that make any outfit better'.
Don't get me wrong. They are very nice sandals. But I like to do the 'department store' test in my head And I think that if I have found them in the department store (or discount store) for $49.99 I might have gotten them, as fun shoes for the summer. But right now, even with 30% discount they are over $100. To me they are not worth it.
That's all folks!
What do you think of the skirt and the shoes?
Please share, it would be no fun without you!!!