Monday, August 27, 2012

Naomi + Circle Eyelet Skirt

Naomi top in turquoise pool: J.Crew, modern red here
No. 2 pencil skirt in circle eyelet, color fresh kiwi:  J.Crew, size 0 here but check in-store
Flower elastic:  J.Crew, summer 2010
Mary jane heels:  Sam Edelman
Belt:  Nordstrom
I had some time to kill the other day so I popped into J.Crew...never a smart move, as I am prone to impulse buying in there.   The good news is both of these items were on second markdown, so I was happy to scoop them up.  The Naomi top is now $39.99 in-store, and I really love this aqua color.  I've been loving this circle eyelet skirt all summer but thought the price was too high, but on second markdown it was $49.99, which I thought was reasonable.  The original price on the skirt was $128, and it's currently $89.99 on the website.  The Naomi top was originally $98, and is currently $49.99 online.  So definitely both items are a better deal in-store!

In the September issue of Lucky magazine, I picked up an interesting tidbit of fashion advice that I hadn't heard before. The magazine suggested pairing pastels with neons in the same color family, and the moment I tried on this top and blouse in J.Crew I understood what great advice that was!  I never would have thought to pair these two together, and was really only trying them on at the same time without intending to pair them together in real life.  But I love them together... they remind me of a refreshing sorbet combination. 

One word on fit:  I take a 6 in the Naomi top so the buttons won't gape down the chest.  But if you have a small chest, I would recommend sizing down as it is a bit baggy everywhere else.  I've heard other ladies say they had to size up in this skirt, so I went with the 6.  But on me, as you can see, I have plenty of room, I may have been able to size down to a 4.  It's definitely an item you want to try on before deciding on the size.  But for me, this skirt did not run small.  Online, only size 0 is left, but at least in my store there were a least a dozen left so be sure to check your local J.Crew for your size. Hope that helps! 

12 comments:

  1. Ooooo I have been adoring the eyelet skirt - it is absolutely lovely. But I don't wear neon enough to justify the purchase, I got a neon blazer that is super cute, but not overly office appropriate :P ah well!

    Tasia

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    1. I understand. I've really been digging the neons, hope the trend sticks around! Thanks!

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  2. what a great color combo! thanks for posting this!

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    1. I was surprised by what a great combo it was! Thanks!

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  3. Pretty! Love that turquoise color on you. I like that the Natasha top has ruffles but they don't climb up the neck (like the Elizabeth or Frances camis). I have a short neck and don't like for it to look like my clothes are eating my neck. May have to pick this one up!

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  4. I really like these two colors together. Both colors compliment you so well :-)

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    1. I was really surprised by how much I liked them together, and it was such a coincidence to pair them after I had read that little tidbit in Lucky magazine! Thanks!

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  5. That's a great tip! I don't wear a lot of neons, but that definitely does make it easier to know how to outfit neons.

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    1. Yes it seemed to make it more wearable!

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