Gossamer Birch Shell, size small
This top went straight to the top of my wishlist when I tried it on. I had no idea it was stretchy! It looks super delicate, but totally wearable. The top is gorgeous on and I can tell it will go with a ton of things in my closet. I would love to own this top in both colors.
Square Study Skirt, size 4
I was unsure about this skirt when I first tried it on. I absolutely love the material, but hate that the squares are sewn instead of a print. Although you can't see it, I love the paperbag waist and the sturdy belt that comes with it. I feel like I can size down to a size 2 because the fabric has give. With this top I am really loving it. I couldn't resist with the additional 25% off sale!
Houndstooth Collage Pencil Skirt, size 4
I've had my eye on this "pencil skirt" the moment it appeared on the website. I love that the material has a velvety touch. I adore this skirt, but it is huge as you can see in the side view picture. I would definitely size down to a 2 or possibly a 0 to wear it higher on my waist.
Tsuga Skirt, size 2
I gasped for air the first time I saw this skirt on the European catalog. I knew I had to have it and was willing to use my birthday discount towards it. I saw that it came in petite and knew that would be the route I had to go since hemming it wouldn't be an option. I saw this in my local store and jumped for joy.
When I had it on it was a different story. The length was fine, so I didn't need a petite size. The material felt like felt to me and I thought I looked like a cheerleader in it. I wasn't fond of the pleats in the back or the sides because it added unnecessary swing to the skirt. Overall, I would buy this at the sale price because the design and color are just too unique to pass up. This skirt screams "me" and I know I can make it work..just not at full price or with the b-day discount.
Verdant Slip Dress, size 4
When this dress first hit sale I wanted it, but felt like I didn't NEED it. I have too many silk dresses now (Take Action, Tupelo, etc.) and didn't think I needed another silk dress especially since the weather is cooling down. I was very lucky to find this dress in my local store with the 25% off sale going on. This is the first time I tried this dress on believe it or not and I love it! Even with my chest size, my normal size 4 fit perfectly because of the stretch in the back. I could wear a cardigan and boots with this and it would be perfect for fall.
High IQ Corduroys, size 0
These cords are perfect for fall. The material is so luxurious and soft. I love the super wide leg because my legs go in at my knees, kind of like a pigeon, so wide legs give my leg length. I folded these under to see how they would look. I size down two sizes because of the high waist and the amount of stretch.
Pilcro Superscript Cords, size 2
I sized down in these cords. The color is absolutely gorgeous. I'm loving rust for fall. I love the high waist and the pockets in the front are to die for. The material is super soft and of high quality.
Mystery Moth sweater skirt, size XS, $88
When I saw this skirt I almost died. I love sweater skirts with pockets! This skirt looks like the cousin to the Marston Sweater Skirt which I love. I took an XS in the Marston as well as this skirt. The side view looks tight, but I know it will stretch. This is a must have for me. If the quantities get low, I will get it at full price. I can't wait for this skirt to show up on the website!
Enduring Tweed Overcoat, size 4P
I couldn't wait to get this skirt in my hands. The unbelievable extra 60% off right when it appeared on the website was a sign that I had to have it. I ordered it in a petite because it looked long. As you can see, it's still super long! I didn't know how this was petite. This coat overwhelmed me beyond reason.
I could have easily sized down to a size 2 because it was a bit roomier in the waist, but hopefully it will work out with thicker sweaters. Although the length is too long, this coat is an amazing winter coat. I love herringbone tweed. I took this coat along with the two corduroys above to the tailor today. I got about 3 1/2 inches off. Fingers crossed I'll love it to pieces!