H&M Blouse, J. Crew Skirt, J. Crew Belt, Steve Madden Booties, Rebecca Minkoff Bag, Michael Kors Watch
The color of this wool skirt, dubbed "vintage violet" by J. Crew, is incredibly vibrant and unique...which is why I had my eye on it for months. Unfortunately by the time it went on sale they didn't have any left in my size. Then came a stroke of genius. They still had plenty of petite sizes in stock, so why not try a petite size? I am by no means petite (I'm 5'8") but I reasoned that if I went up a size it would fit in the waist and just be a bit shorter in length. I don't mind short skirts, so I went for it (even though it was on final sale--so I would be out of luck if it didn't fit). Thankfully, it fit like a glove and I am now the proud owner of a gorgeous vintage violet skirt!