Hello everyone, it’s been quite some time, no? The past week has been a whirlwind of activities and I’ve had no time to sit down and update this little space on everything that’s been going on. I have plenty to say but not much time to do it in, so I’ll break it down into separate posts because I want to document it all. I want to share about the fun trip to Chicago (and meeting up with Kim-lovely gal), my upcoming trip out of the country for a month (eek!) and the end of my time at school and in North Carolina (loads of packing involved). I’ve got to put my Chicago post on hold mainly because all the fun pictures are on my friend’s camera and until she uploads and shares, I’ll share with you everything else!!
Sometimes I have this habit of starting backwards and do that often when browsing through magazines. I’ll start from the back and work my way to the front. By the way, does anyone else engage in this ridiculous habit? So this is what I’ll do here, start with today and work my way to the previous days. I went to my local Anthro so that I could exchange a home item and try on some newbies. May I just say that ever since we found our new place in Charlottesville I’ve been devotedly perusing through home accessories and picking up small items along the way. It’s been an enjoyable process selecting special pieces for the future home.
While I can’t try on latte bowls and culinary pieces, I picked up a couple of items that were new to me.
It must have been the “soapberry-red” that drew my eye to the Ackee Pencil Skirt. The fit was good if not a bit tight, the way pencil skirts I assume, are supposed to fit? I tried on a size 0 which felt comfortable, but in these types of situations I always try a size up just to note the difference. The store didn’t have a 2, but regardless, I was impressed by its flattering fit and sturdy material. I actually had it in my hand to bring home, but since I don’t know what my next office environment will be like, I left it behind.
The Goldfish Bowl Skirt was a soft satin that felt like butter on, but in terms of aesthetics, it didn’t do much for me. Something about the fish everywhere, I really did feel like I was wearing a….well, fishbowl. Plus, I had a couple of goldfish when I was younger and these images creeped me out a bit. For sizing reference, I tried on a 0.
For me, the Latticed Weekend Skirt was something that had the potential to either really sparkle, or completely fail. When it received its second cut so soon this week, I started to believe the pessimistic side of me. I picked up a 2 and was wise to size up – it fit just right. And that was about all, because everything else was not working out – its complete sheerness is what made this skirt a questionable buy even at $10. I turned around and Hello Underwear. In theory a white-lace pencil skirt could have potential, but for me, this one didn’t flatter at all.
The fullness of the Plaited Brushstrokes Skirt filled me up with joy! Such a fun little number, with side pockets, cheerful colors, a soft cotton, and tons of body to twirl around with. I tried on a size 0 and the fit was great, I’d say perfect for the lower waist/upper hips. Love the fact that is has lining and just see it paired with an array of colors.
The En Plein Air Dress was another hit in my book. A burst of color that delivered structure and class. I was initially worried that its length would demonstrate unflattering, but it hit me right at the bottom part of the knee, so perfect! I tried on a size 0 and would say it fits true to size. The belt was a bright punch of orange and fit perfectly the Mad Men design. I wish I could take it home but it’s very expensive price tag has me crossing my fingers and toes for an upcoming sale.
Out of curiosity I picked up the navy Spring-Ready Dress in an XS, but what I was really pinning after was the kelly green. At the store I thought it could be an easy throw-on for those lazy and hot summer days, but now looking at the pictures, I question its flattery on me. The pullover styling for me is both convenient yet dangerous for enhancing much of a shape. My store is doing a store search for the green version, but I’m not holding my breath as its a popular dress.
So, what do we think?