A sophisticated, classic pencil skirt covered with allover eyelet details. Cotton. Sits at waist. Back zip. Back vent. Fully lined. 24" long. Import. Dry clean.
I picked up this skirt in a size 4 in the shadow color, which is a nice, rich navy color. The skirt fits true-to-size. It is a straight, classic pencil skirt silhouette. It is lined underneath in a navy cotton, and the actual skirt itself is an allover embroidered open circle pattern. Boyfriend had a very special way of describing the pattern of this skirt (skip this next part if you're easily offended); he said it looks the skirt is covered in a**holes. Honestly, I don't know where he comes up with this stuff. Regardless, I don't see it. The eyelets themselves are not too large, but appear larger because the trim around each eyelet is pretty wide. The eyelets are of uniform width, and the skirt itself is a bit thicker and sturdier than some of the other spring and summer pencil skirts.
I happen to like the print (despite what Boyfriend thinks), and I think it is an interesting way to sort of spruce up a basic navy pencil skirt. The length is a tad on the long side, but I haven't decided if I'm going to get this hemmed yet. It comes to below my knees, which is not the ideal length, but I am a tiny bit of afraid of how much the tailoring would be on a skirt like this. I like the navy color, too. I would say it's a bit on the darker navy side; Boyfriend actually thought it was black when he first saw it. I have just started to look at navy as a really great wardrobe basic, because I have finally opened up to pairing it with colors aside from shades of white.
Like all of the J.Crew pencil skirts I've picked up this year, the fit is pretty flattering, in my opinion, even for someone with some curves. The skirt is a nice, straight line down, and is just fitted enough to accentuate curves (although not as much as some other pencil skirts from this season), but loose enough so you can move and breathe, too. I would pair this skirt with a variety of colors, but I would keep the top fairly basic - nothing too busy - because I think the pattern on this skirt is a loud enough detail on its own.
I am definitely keeping this one. I think it is an interesting twist on a basic navy pencil skirt, and I really love pencil skirts (so I guess I'm a little biased :)).
What do you think? Do you like this skirt? Have you seen it or do you own it? Which color do you prefer? What would you pair it with?