Monday, December 3, 2012

Skirt Wars: J.Crew Sterling Skirt vs. No. 2 Pencil Skirt

J.Crew No. 2 Pencil Skirt (Heather Acorn)

I've wanted this skirt since a billion years ago. Its slim waist and sleek silhouette haunted me.  I became obsessed with this color, believing it to be the destined partner for all of my gaudily colored tops and tights (even checkered tights?!). While waiting for it to hit a rational price tag, I even ordered a different wool skirt in camel. This poor other skirt fell short and flat, lacking the depth and toastiness that I knew could only be found in the original.

Finally J.Crew went on a krazy sale the week before Thanksgiving, affording me not just 1 coveted skirt, but another true love that I didn't even know I longed for--

J.Crew Sterling Skirt (Sheer Mint)

In my defense, I can never justify paying for I usually return superfluous purchases. Unfortunately for my wallet, this skirt is the color of pistachio gelatto, refreshing toothpaste, and all things soothing.  Therefore, instead of going back to the store, it now lives in my closet! In  my investigation I found that most people lament that this year's Sterling skirt is more pencil and less A-line than last year's. Whoops, and here I was touting its fit!

Both skirts are in petite 0.  I think I may actually prefer the regular 00 but that size is gone gone gone. Both skirts hit above the knee and are very well proportioned with flats, but lately I have been reaching for heels.  Well, put  me on a consult month and I'll be back in flats--or better yet, on a segway!!  Anyway, I think the No. 2 Pencil would look better on me if it was longer and sat up higher and tighter on the waist but I suspect that such a size doesn't exist. 

The heather acorn color is lovely in person, but needs the correct foil to bring out its awesomeness. Below is an example of copping out and wearing black, and thus losing the hue's potential. Frustrated, I ultimately changed into a different skirt :-\


  1. I love the green striped sweater you're wearing here. Do you mind if I ask where you purchased it? It's so pretty!

    1. Thanks for your comment! The sweater was a gift from my aunt who lives in Germany. Oddly, it has no tag so unfortunately I have no idea where it came from.