While returning some ill-fitting suiting to H&M, I somehow found my way to the contemporary department at Bloomingdales. This sort of thing happens to me all the time…one second I’m diligently heading back to my car, thinking about what to do for diner…and the next second I’ve somehow found my way to the store I had no intention of going into in the first place.
Fortunately, my side-track led me to a new discovery. Walking around, checking out the new Spring merchandise, I saw a sad little silk skirt that was much too small to fit properly on its hanger. A mean sales associate had stretched its little elastic waist band and forced it to stay clipped in a manner that even made me say, “ouch!”. I took the poor little skirt off its hanger, and my first thought was, “wow…this skirt is tiny!”
So off I went to the dressing room, and after a few twirls in the mirror…the little skirt came home with me.
By a brand called Ever, this skirt fits on the smallest part of my waist very snugly, so that I could even size up if I wanted to. The elastic waistband is cut really small, so this skirt will work nicely for ladies even smaller than myself!
Knowing how hard it is to find garments in nice fabrics, that actually fit the way they should (not hanging off the hips when it’s supposed to be high-waisted…etc.), I was really excited about this silk skirt. The elastic waist band is completely wrapped in silk, so it’s doesn’t show or look ugly. I hate when a nice silk skirt is completely ruined by an ugly black elastic waist band! Bleh!
Besides that, the skirt is pleated so it flares out in a cute waist slimming silhouette, and has an exposed back zipper. And my favorite part about it…it has pockets!
What I’m not too excited about is the color. It’s marketed as “slate”, which to me should be a bluish grey right? This skirt looks anywhere from dark grey, to military green in certain light, which is hard to match. So if you were looking at my outfit and thinking, “has she gone color blind?”…no, I just don’t know how to match this color from the limited palate of my wardrobe.
If it came in a different color, I would give it a perfect “10″. Otherwise, I’d highly suggest it to anyone who knows how to incorporate this color into their wardrobe, because I just can’t seem to do it.
Any color combination suggestions to keep me from having to return it to the store?