Saturday, June 6, 2009

J.Crew: Owl-Eye Miniskirt Review

This is a mini skirt from J.Crew that I am unable to find online.  I'm calling it the Owl-Eye Miniskirt for now, because that's what the pattern reminds me of.  It is item number 15507, and the color code is BSA.  The skirt was retailing for $65, and is numerically sized.  I tried this skirt on in a size 4, and I think the fit was very true-to-size, and was a very comfortable fit.  The skirt sits just below the waist, and is fitted through the hips, with a straight line down from the hips.

The skirt is made of a nice, polished cotton.  I think it's like a cotton sateen, and it is a very sleek and smooth fabric.  It is fairly soft to the touch, but doesn't move terribly well, as it is a bit more of a structured cotton.  I think the length is very nice, but I imagine this would be a bit shorter on taller ladies.

Here is a close-up of the pattern.  Because of the lighting in the dressing room, neither picture is super accurate in terms of the shades; I would say that the colors are somewhere in between the colors above and below.  I thought the pattern was quite cute, but it was a little disappointing that it didn't line up well on the side (picture right above).

I left this skirt behind because I typically stay away from miniskirts, as I don't really fell comfortable in them.  I do have to say that I was pretty tempted by this skirt, because I really like the pattern and color combination.

What do you think?  Do you like this skirt?  Have you seen it in-store?  What are your thoughts on miniskirts?  Do you like this pattern?


A Bigger Closet June 6, 2009 at 10:43 AM  

Thanks for the review. Cute skirt, my only issue is with the side view and how the pattern doesn't seem to match up - it's a bit distracting. :) BTW, your new blog layout looks great! :)

Stylestance June 6, 2009 at 10:54 AM  

The first thing I noticed in your photos is the sides not matching up. The skirt looks great on you, but with J Crew's usual quality you'd expect details like that to be perfect ..

KatyO. June 6, 2009 at 12:10 PM  

Wow, the sides not matching up is crazy! Come on, J. Crew, for $65 for not a lot of fabric, you need to do better!!!

Julia June 6, 2009 at 3:00 PM  

Cute! I haven't seen this in stores yet! I do like it, but it's not okay that the pattern doesn't match up. Even Target makes patterns match up on their clothes.

Anonymous June 6, 2009 at 3:54 PM  

That pattern is so beautiful! It reminds me of Orla Kiely. The pattern not matching up is weird, although it still looks good on you :)

dinagideon June 7, 2009 at 9:17 AM  

Okay, I have the skirt...I have to check out the side now. I like it on you, but that pattern thing is bug-some. :)

I am now going to call it daughter has owl-eyes so now when I wear it, I can be reminded of her! Thanks!