Tuesday, September 11, 2012

Cherry Blossoms

The following skirt is the J. Crew pencil skirt in abstract floral. The print reminds me of the cherry blossoms of spring. The description of this skirt and its print reads as follows from the J. Crew website : "Sourced from the archives of a London print house, this abstract floral had our team instantly taken, not least for its brilliant aqua and chartreuse hue" J. Crew always has such a flair for describing each item in a way that makes it sound exotic, chic and crafted from the most luxurious of fabrics. They probably could make a dumpster sound elegant. Also, their "team" literally loves everything in each item's description, however I don't blame them. I personally found it hard not to fall in love with the print of this skirt too.

I paired my skirt with (yet again) another pair of J. Crew ballet flats and my top is from H&M. I thought even though this skirt has a variety of hues in it, it would look best with basic classic neutrals. I added a yellow belt for a pop of color and to bring out some of the yellow in the print.

The print of this skirt is really pretty close up, as it combines numerous shades of robin's egg blue, teal, pale yellow and pink. The fabric, which is a silk wool twill, is surprisingly light weight. I would have been happier with a more substantial fabric, however this does allow the skirt to be worn for all seasons.

The color in my Tiffany present charm matches perfectly with this particular skirt. I have started quite an extensive collection of Tiffany charms, but this is one of my favorite and most worn pieces from my collection.


  1. I saw this in store but none in my size. Love how you paired with the top!

    1. Hopefully you will come across the skirt in your size. They still have it online, but it's probably cheaper in stores.


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