Wednesday, January 25, 2012

Vintage Violet

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!