I know the reissuing of past designs has generated controversy amongst die hard J. Crew and Anthro consumers alike. Many people who have been loyal to these brands for years or in some cases decades have a sense of pride over owning rare pieces from the golden years of the company, resenting that those who are just getting into the brand have access to their prized pieces. Others wonder why these companies can't continue being innovative as opposed to recycling ideas from the past. I personally don't really care much about this debate, as long as the company is creating things that I find to be aesthetically pleasing. I have a lot of old school stuff from both stores (I shopped at J. Crew and Anthro in high school before either was particularly "cool"), but I love the idea that I now have the opportunity to get my hands on perhaps that one piece that got away or something from an old collection that I didn't notice before.
So I am rambling on about this subject because I just received my Ratti Pineapple skirt in the mail last week from J. Crew. It is a reissue of a print and a similar skirt from J. Crew's 2006 collection. While I was shopping at J. Crew in 2006, this skirt never really caught my eye, however I like how it was redesigned and so this time around I snatched it up before it sold out, perhaps to be re-released in another seven years?
I ordered a size 2 in this skirt which I thought was just right. I probably could have sized up to a 4 which is something I often do with short skirts, and since this is technically a "mini" skirt that would have afforded me some extra length. Size 0 and 2 was all that was available though at the time that this was on sale.
Yesterday I went to a really cool place, which I will reveal later on my blog. Just as a teaser you can see the picture below of the location, which is clearly by the beach. Stay tuned!
Outfit: Skirt: J. Crew Ratti Pineapple Mini, Shirt: Thomas Mason for J. Crew, Belt: Kate Spade, Bag: LV Epi Alma in Menthe, Shoes: J.Crew Ballet in Burnt Sienna