This weekend my eBay stalking produced a curiosity/yearning to try a style I swore I never would. The Maxi. I tried to win the Trastevere dress on Sunday, thinking that if I were going to attempt this style, I might as well try it with something gorgeous. I was outbid--and at a high price, too. Probably all for the best, as this dress is one that fits a lifestyle I don't have.
Having caught the fever, I went online to the J.Crew sale site looking for the Jersey maxiskirt figuring that I would risk $40 to try out the style. (Never mind the fact that I've scoffed every time I've looked at it and have passed by a rack FULL of these skirts two or three weeks ago at my local B&M...at an additional 30% off to boot...) Of course, by now, the only size available online was xl. Thought I'd try my luck at the B&M stores, and lo-and-behold, one store had one left. Size s. Worth a try, right? Well, it looked better than I thought it would! The small was a good choice as a medium in the black/white striped pattern was too long. Might have been a better fit up top, but I didn't want the hassle of having it hemmed.
Could've walked out of the store with my $40 purchase at this point, but of course I had to try on the same skirt in the heather indigo (not on sale). The color is beautiful; it is lighter than what the online picture looks, and is so much more practical than the tuscan grape, imo. A huge discussion/debate ensued with two or three SAs over which color I should buy. Of course, I came home with both. Less money for a trendy color that I won't wear much but for a sale price, or more money for the color I can/will wear with many items in my closet at the higher price. A no-brainer IF I were convinced I'll wear the skirt at all this summer. Clearly, I'm not ready to own two. Today I'm leaning towards bringing them both back. Certainly not a preppy look, and that's how I'd describe my overall style. I am far from "earthy" or "hippie" which is what the maxi skirt speaks to me.
BTW, the store was a-buzz near closing Sunday preparing to put out new merchandise for Monday (today). It just never ends! I always think, there can't be anything new to fall in love with, but then, there always is.
Today's OOTD (much more my style!):
BTW, I got my $12 red Bubble necklace from overseas. I look forward to creating a post this summer comparing and contrasting the authentic bubble necklace with the knock-off. (Will most definitely have to break out an actual camera to show the differences.) With a close inspection, it's easy to tell the difference between the two. The construction of and findings on the authentic necklace worthy of at least a few more dollars.