Purple Haze

Top + Skirt + Shoes + Necklace: J.Crew

I think I had a J.Crew moment a few days ago when I threw together this ensemble for a dinner date with the parents…every item is J.Crew. Oops!

I bought this purple skirt on mega sale during J.Crew’s 30% off sale items. It was the last one in my neighborhood store in my size and color and I snatched it up for a total of $23, originally $110. I was quite proud.

I wanted to dress down the skirt and not make it feel to business-y so I paired it with my favorite chambray top (and rolled up the sleeves) and classic flats. 

The fit of this skirt is pretty pearshaped friendly given that it is a stiff, cotton pencil skirt. I am wearing a size 10 and there is about an inch of gaping in the waist and it is probably half an inch snug in the hips. I tried on the 12 in another color and was just swimming in it, so the 10 came home with me. I carefully looked at the build of the skirt and figured that alterations would be pricey and I could live with the snug fit.

Fun fact about the day I took these pictures: just after we finished shooting, I went to get into the car and sit down and the seam of the skirt in the back ripped straight up! The skirt literally came apart as I was wearing it. I took it back to J.Crew the next day and they said they had never seen anything like this before and that it was probably just that individual skirt. They quickly ordered me a replacement. Just goes to show i’ll always have jeans in the car, just in case!

Have you ever had a skirt do this?

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  • gorgeous outfit and love how you styled that necklace (I have it in turquoise!)
    Just discovered your blog and I love it!
    I’m your newest follower! Hope you can check mine out as well! xo


    • lhaber

      @prettylittlethings Thank you so much for reading and your kind comments! I have loved starting the blog and have had so much fun. I will definitely pop over and check yours out. xx

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