Remember a couple months back when I was Jones-ing for this?
Only it was like eleventy-million dollars and so tiny that I had to go up four full sizes just to find one that fit? But that I oh-so-adored its vibrant painterly pattern regardless of the fact that the last thing we pear-shaped gals should do is plaster our hips and ass with a print that makes a Jackson Pollock painting look like a pencil sketch?
But what are fashion rules if not meant to be broken, right?
So anyway, I never could hunt down said Tracy Reece skirt on the 'Bay, but then a couple weeks ago, Pirate sent Moi the Red Alert that her favorite sartorial outlet, J. Crew, had a similarly styled skirt on sale for way less pesos, and so, yes, dear readers. I bought it.
I heartily give it four and a half stars for construction (including a lining, always a nice touch), fit, and wearability.
Here's what I'm pairing it with today for lunch with a friend:
Impressionist pencil skirt, J. Crew
Ruffled blouse, Odille
Ruffled cashmere cardigan, J. Crew
Ivanka pumps, BCBG
Locket, family heirloom
And, later, to toughen it up a bit:
Military-style cotton jacket, DKNY Jeans
Ivory cotton top, Ralph Lauren
Zipper detail booties, BCBG
Necklace, Wear It! boutique
In the winter, I think this can easily pair with a turtleneck, jean jacket, and black boots. And save myself from my addiction to grey.
So tell Moi, what's currently lighting up your life, fashion or otherwise?