New Great Work Skirt

Hello People!  I know I have talked about this skirt before in a post but that was the first day I had it and I wanted to share again now that I have been wearing it a lot.  This skirt from J Crew is actually amazing, more so then I originally thought.  I usually do not shop at J. Crew since I think it is a little bit uppity for my taste so I usually will not go into the store.  This sidewalk skirt might change my mind about them.

First I got it in this tweed color

I just love it the more I wear it.  So I wore the one on the left to work, the middle going out, and the right going on a date.  So this skirt can be super versatile in any wardrobe.  The skirt cinches at the waist with this elastic band that actually is incorporated in the style and super cute.  As the tightest part of the skirt is the waist the skirt can work on more body types then just mine, just be sure when styling to hit your good features.

It has pockets!!! Did you hear that? It has pockets! Almost reason enough to buy it. Haha

I have been wearing this skirt to work paired with tights, and it looks so good.  Since it is winter I prefer to wear tights and boots over pants so it is fitting into my wardrobe fairly nicely.  After figuring out that I love this skirt, I went back to J. Crew’s website and was looking for this skirt maybe in a different color.  This led me to the basic colors they offer in this skirt, now some are really cute but I was going for a skirt that I could wear to work and make it work in other situations.

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So I asked for it as a present for Christmas and then I got really impatient waiting to see if someone bought it for me that I just went and bought it myself.  I am so excited to wear this again and again.  I am unhappy that I already wore it this week and cannot work it into the wardrobe sooner.  (As a side note I totally wore this skirt one day fallowed the next by the tweed skirt).

For sizing I will say I am usually a size 4 or 6 if the item runs small, I ordered a few different sizes the first time and the size 2 fit me best.  I will say the waist has a lot of stretch in it so I would order based off of how wide the hips are.  I do not have wide hips so it is probably why the smaller size fit better.

Let me know your thoughts.

Later!

The A-Line Skirt is Amazing!

Hello World!  So I love the A-Line look right now, whether it is with one of these skirts or fit and flare dresses, this is a style that I hope continues.  So these are my A-line skirts, they are all a little different which offers me a very good variety that can be used for any number of occasions.  I have been wanting to write this article for awhile but I had just bought the red skirt and wanted to wait to get a better feel for all the outfits this skirt could be used to make.  So I will categorize these by occasions to be worn to.  So lets start from casual and work our way to fancy.

Casual

Throw a plan v-neck or a summer tank on with these for a simple, easy and a really put together look.  I wear these outfits all the time because they are comfortable but also when I wear them I always get compliments.  These are the two that really work well in a more casual setting, I love this red and pleather skirt they are so versatile and they look so good with a wide range of tops.  I have stated before and I’ll say it again, this pleather skirt is my date skirt, very stylish and is a little edgy at the same time.  I look forward to wearing my red skirt in a similar fashion.

Business casual– to be very honest I have the most pictures of this because I wear these clothes most.

Ever thought you could feel comfortable at work in work clothes?  Well this is the reason I started to buy A-line skirts because I can wear them to work and be super comfortable.  They also offer me a wide variety of outfits in my work wardrobe and some splash of color, which lets be honest almost every office job could use more color. I love these skirts I usually wear one or two a week.  So these three skirts- the brown one is 100% a work skirt and when I wear it I feel like I stepped out of the 50s and its amazing.  So yes the blue and the red skirt are from the same seller just a different color and a different fabric, but these two are by far my favorite to wear.  They go with a lot of different shirts and tops, I have been wearing them with work tanks in the summer because it is so hot.  They are very breathable, and I will recommend them to any one.

Now we will move on to Fancy– or attire for weddings/ cocktail hours

So the one on the left I wore to a wedding and I loved it, the pleather skirt with the bright pink top looked really great as a wedding outfit.  The one on the right, are both new items to my wardrobe but when I put them together I instantly thought wedding.  It will make a great wedding outfit because the skirt with the lace bralette make this look like a very fancy dress.  I am kind of just waiting until I have the right occasion to wear it out but I cannot wait.

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I just want to touch on real quickly that this is not just a skirt/ outfit that will look good on women of my size/ height/ body type.  I have talked about my sister before she is one of my best friends but we cannot share clothes because we have very different body types and she is a lot taller than I am.  This skirt works well on her because it accentuates her waist and makes it stand out as her slimmest point on her body.

I want to rep my favorite skirt- the one that comes in red and blue in all the pics.  The blue is my favorite on the site it is the color petrol

yes- this is an etsy link and I did have a long debate about weather to buy or not and if I did what size.  Now for reference my waist is 27″ and my favorite skirt has a 28″ waist I bought the EU 40, which has a 29″ waist (I talked to the seller and she put elastic on the sides and fits amazing.

Let me know your thoughts.  BTW all these skirts that I own have pockets.