Wednesday, April 6, 2011

Closet remix: 04.06.2011

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I am so ready for Spring. The weather is still a little chilly in Ohio but it is getting warmer every day. I’ve bought a few pieces for Spring and can’t wait to wear them. While browsing J.Crew store at the mall last month (I am not sure why I do that since they do not carry petite sizes in store), I spotted the J.Crew cotton bell skirt in a 00. I am pretty sure this was a return. I brought it home with me “just to try”.

I’ve seen the wool version of this skirt on many petites and the cotton version on Vicky of Vicky’s Daily Fashion. I have mix feelings about this skirt. I like the fact that it is different than a typical pencil skirt. Also, I am still on the hunt for a casual skirt after my failed attempt at Gap. I also like the way it fits on me. The elastic waist helps a lot. The length is also great for me. A 00P would have been too short on me. Continue reading..

What I am wearing:
Skirt: J.Crew cotton bell skirt - 00R (buy here and similar here)
Tank: JCP (very old) (buy similar here or here in XXS)
Cardigan: Gap ribbed waist cardigan - XS in baby blue (buy here)
Belt: AT skinny leather belt in burgundy - S (buy here)
Booties: BR Samira Sleek bootie (buy here or similar here)
Necklace: Lia Sophia (buy similar here)

What I don’t like about this skirt is that it wrinkles like crazy. I guess it’s kinda expected for being made of 100% cotton. The color washes me out. I do think $40.00 for a casual skirt is a bit too much. In spite of all the cons, I am still keeping it since I need a few casual pieces for spring/summer

I also picked up this cardigan from the same trip. Originally, I picked up this cardigan in the winter ochre. I loved the color so much that I didn’t even try it on in store. Big mistake! When I tried it on at home, the color looked horrible on me. For me, it wasn’t flattering at all. However, Kileen rocks it. My Mom gave me some coupons and a reward card, I ended up paying $6 bucks for this cardigan. Since it was so cheap, I went back and exchanged for the baby blue one. The material consists of 90% cotton and 10% silk. Hence, it does feel soft. I don’t love it nor recommend to someone who is smaller than me. It’s just something comfy to throw on for a casual look.

Are you ready for Spring?



I love this outfit!! I have a similar skirt from J.Crew Factory, with the same wrinkle issue. I wear it for 5 minutes and it looks like it was sitting on the floor of my closet for days.


What a great color! I haven't noticed the wrinkles on mine so much as the soooo stiff fabric......did you notice? I have to smooth it down everytime I stand. Other than that I love mine. Have to agree with you about the price though.


Wow, that's a really pretty combination. Love it!




I noticed the same wrinkly-ness on the cotton version of the skirt. I think it's meant to have more of the "paperbag"-skirt type look. I think you look great in this color palette. Very spring -- which can't come soon enough!

DSK Steph

I love the dusty pink color of your skirt! It's so spring. :)


This skirt is a tad bit expensive but if you're going to get a lot of use - its not too bad. I don't think the color washes you out...


I think the skirt looks good on you, perhaps pairing it with a brighter colors would make it look less washed out?

I'm definitely ready for spring and it's a nice change of pace from the winter blahs. =)


Not only am I ready for spring, I'm ready for summer! :P The skirt is very cute, too bad it wrinkles.

Btw, you have such flawless skin!!!


I think it's such a pretty skirt and the colour doesn't wash you out at all


i love the cut of this skirt and i like that it's different from the typical pencil skirt too. and i think the light color is actually perfect for spring!

cute & little


Very pretty <3
I love the color :3
The wrinkled-look actually works ;)


the colors are so pretty and I love the boots!


I actually love this color on you! And what a great deal on the cardigan, I think you rock casual chic too! :)

p.s. same skirt on Cee and SPG?

Curls and Pearls

Oh that skirt is very pretty! As Jess suggested maybe pair it with even brighter colours? I'm sooo ready for Spring - well my mind is, but I still have to get myself ready (pedicure, moisturizing my dry legs etc LOL)

Really Petite

Oh Sydney!!! You are just too adorable! Love the pink paperbag skirt....and the outdoor pics are super nice...

Did you change your blog layout again? It's lovely:D


I really like the skirt though, I do think it is a tad expensive as you said. And yes I'm ready for spring. I'm tired of the back & forth temps we've been having. At least its not snowing!


@Callandra Yes, I have noticed the stiffness of the fabric. I wish it was on further sale tho.

@Stylepint, @Curls and Pearls Thank you for your suggestion. I am going to try a different color for my top next time.

@Elle Thanks for reminding me. I forgot that Cee and SPG also have this skirt. Can't keep with blogging anymore :)

@Really Petite Thanks, Annie. I’ve changed my layout about a week ago. I am glad you like it.


eeeh, i can see every wrinkle from here. but you've already decided to keep.


You look beautiful! Love the belted skirt and you can steam the wrinkles out :)


That skirt is a really pretty color :)


I love the skirt on you, Sydney. The color is very nice. I also adore the color of the cardigan. I think it looks great against your skin tone.


I love the pink + blue! I actually really like this skirt on you - I love the feminine flair and the little bit of ruffle at the waist. I really wanted this skirt but when I went to the store, they only had khaki and I didn't need another khaki skirt. And online they only had black :( Glad you found this!

Recovering Shopaholic

Hi there Sydney - just saw your comment on Stylepint's blog and saw you were from Ohio - had to drop a line to say "hi" as I, too, am in this great *chilly* city (Toledo to be exact). Anyway, glad to find a fellow Ohio-person! Will be following you - beautiful dress & pink skirt!

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