J.Crew Fluted Skirt Review


Ann Taylor blazer (old, similar), J.Crew skirt, Cole Haan heels, Revlon lipstick, Prada sunnies

Let’s start off by saying that this skirt is mini. Like, definitely shorter than most things I would wear, but i’m in love with it. You saw in my Fall haul that I ordered it during J.Crew’s 25% off sale and couldn’t be happier with the fit. For reference, I ended up ordering a size 12 instead of my usual 10 because I knew the shape would sit lower on my hips and I wanted to avoid any tightness. I’m wearing it here with bare legs and a blazer (can we talk about how warm it has been in the bay area? Crazytown) but can’t wait to pair it with leggings and boots for cooler months.



Also, i’m entirely obsessed with dark lips and this Revlon lip color that was on mega sale at Walgreens.


I wanted to get some photos without the jacket so you could see the true fit. For starters, the skirt fits off the rack with no alterations (miracle). It makes my tummy area feel so slim and I love the seaming around the skirt that feels like it really holds you in. The skirt is a crepe, thick material with a hook and zip back.



The fluted seam hits right above my hip’s widest part and then flares, which, I thought would be unflattering but I actually am loving. It is a mini length and does tend to ride up a tad when walking because of the silk-like lining. Because I will be wearing this with tights I personally don’t see this as an issue, but should be noted.


Overall, I love the skirt and when it’s on sale, it’s even better. I envision wearing this with longer length sweaters, belted for definition, creating a faux-drop waist look.


And, have a great week!

J.Crew Midi Skirt Alteration Story

J.Crew Midi Skirt, Altered

Everlane blouse, Gucci vintage belt (similar here), J.Crew skirt (last seen here, pre-alteration), Old shoes (similar), Prada sunglasses

You may remember this J.Crew midi skirt from a recent crop top post. It was my first “midi” skirt and loved the high waist and cheeky shoe print, but always felt slightly uncomfortable with the length. It wasn’t a true midi but also wasn’t short enough on my 5’6′ frame. After much debate I decided to have it professionally shortened by 3 inches and invest in a true midi skirt at a later date. I have pictures of both of the skirts, before and after, above and would love your opinion.


Mixing prints but staying in the same color family with snakeskin shoes, a grey Everlane blouse and black accents.


Here are a few other printed midi skirts that I have been admiring for wear as-is, or shortening:

Reveal: Custom Fit Blazer


Custom blazer from Hong Kong, J.Crew pixie pants, Old Navy tee, Iken watch, InPink necklace, Prada sunglasses, Hunter boots, LV Speedy 30 handbag

I wanted to snap these pictures for you this weekend wearing the final result of my custom blazer in Hong Kong! I just couldn’t wait to style it for work and paired it with my favorite pixie pants and casual basics for a Saturday of errands. The blazer fits so beautifully, it’s ridiculous. I love the length, custom blue and white piped interior, breast pocket and dark buttons. I highly encourage checking out custom suiting, or if that isn’t in your budget, check out some of the gorgeous plaid options below and consider getting them tailored to size.



Here is a close up shot of the pattern I chose. I thought the slight yellow stripes would lend it well to warmer months and the cooler burgundy and navy tones make it perfect for Autumn and Winter.


Please let me know if you choose to fit a blazer. I’d LOVE to see the before and after pictures!

Creating a Custom Blazer in Hong Kong


One of the things on our must-do list while visiting Hong Kong was to get one custom clothing item made. I knew I wanted a blazer as these are the hardest pieces to fit properly for me, and I have never found one off the rack that was exactly what I wanted. We found an amazing tailor Raja who was written up in the New York Times as one of HK’s top 10 tailors, and we knew it would be a fantastic experience.


We made an appointment for our first day in the city and immediately were sent to pick fabrics from so. many. books. Literally any pattern and fabric/lining combination I ever could have wanted was available.


After choosing a fabric (final pictures to come!) we returned for a second visit where the tailor did his first fitting. He created a very rough shell and I was able to tell him where I wanted it taken in, what shape I wanted, sleeve length, button placement, the whole nine yards.


Cesar decided to get a custom button down shirt made, and was equally as thrilled picking out his fabrics. Like me, he has a hard body to fit!


On our last fitting we were brought upstairs to their amazing showroom to see ourselves in a larger mirror. The show room was so impressive, with gorgeous pieces custom created hung all around.



On my final fitting I had them nip in at the waist, change button placement, and was able to finalize my amount of shoulder padding. It was truly a sensational experience and one i’m so glad we had while abroad!

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