Petite Outfit: Feeling Lofty

Remember that LOFT skirt I decided to keep from the Friends and Family sale? I finally got her back from my tailor, and she’s here to make her grand appearance. I’m really happy with it, and am glad I decided to keep and alter it.

Blouse: LOFT Corsage Button Down, size P00 (torso and sleeves slimmed here)
Under-shirt: H&M, size XS
Skirt: LOFT Suiting Pencil Skirt, size P00 (slimmed)
Belt: Vintage snakeskin (see how to tie the belt here)
Shoes: Cole Haan Carma Pump, Gray Suede, size 5 (same style) (similar)
Jewelry: Honora pearls (similar…real pearls for cheap!), and Jet beads (similar)

Interestingly enough, I didn’t realize I had dressed almost entirely in LOFT until I started putting this post together. The shirt is my corsage button down, which I got altered in this post. The skirt only needed some slimming, which I’ll talk about more in a future post.

It’s all in the details with this skirt. I love the front pockets, and since I usually don’t know what to do with my hands, it’s nice having someplace to shove them. The pockets, however, can present their own problem. Because the front pockets open up a bit, it’s important they not add bulk to anyplace where bulk could be embarrassing. Placed too high, and I would look like I magically acquired a tummy pooch. Luckily, the pockets are low enough that it is clearly apparent that the pockets are pouffy, and not me. And just look at those back pleats! They are such a nice alternative to a traditional back slit, and much more stylish if you ask me.

I’m also really liking the length of this skirt on me. I’ve always been a bit self conscious of my knobby knees, and this length covers them, without being dowdy.

And it’s really strange, but I just can’t put together an outfit without adding my long necklaces these days. They have this weird lengthening effect that really pulls everything together.

12 Comments

  • Reply May 31, 2010

    Really Petite

    Ooooooooooooo…I LOVE this outfit!!! Glad you kept the skirt too! It looks so much better after alterations. And the whole ensemble not only looks well put together but just so professional and chic! You are so right about the long necklaces- they definitely elongate everything! :)

  • Reply May 31, 2010

    PetiteAsianGirl

    I forgot that the skirt had such nice detailing on the back. Just like your rag and bone one which ended up being cut a little short. What a lovely and professional outfit – LOFT from head to toe! Where will you be wearing this?

  • Reply May 31, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    Thanks ladies!

    PAG – I have a friend's wedding coming up in wine country soon. I believe this outfit will work out nicely that weekend. =)

  • Reply May 31, 2010

    Anonymous

    You have a great eye for creating a pleasing aesthetics. Is it genetic blessing or a learned skill? I am loving longer hemline on you. Chic. AN, your knees are beautiful.

  • Reply May 31, 2010

    PetiteLittleGirl

    The skirt fits you perfectly after alterations. I love the way you put together the outfit

  • Reply May 31, 2010

    Alterations Needed

    Anonymous – Thank you! My mom is definitely to blame for my interest in dressing. The rest comes from seeing other people, especially fashion bloggers, dressed beautifully, and trying it out for myself.

  • Reply May 31, 2010

    PetiteXXS

    I didn't realize the skirt pockets were so far in the front. I like the interesting back pleats as well. Yay for another successful alteration! :)

  • Reply June 2, 2010

    Julie @ LOFT

    We are loving the outfit @LOFT as well. Glad the alterations worked so well for you.

  • Reply June 4, 2010

    Nukem

    I am loving this skirt post alterations on you, I really like the pleating in the back, it's a cute detail. Fabulous!

  • Reply October 22, 2010

    Anonymous

    I am sooo jealous! You look like a sexy librarian out of a fifties movie! And you're right–the skirt covers your knees without seeming at all dowdy, just demure. There's that secretly sexy librarian thing going on again. I have yet to find a skirt that covers my knees without looking downright matronly. I'm petite, but my body has such weird proportions, pants and skirts are really hard to shop for…

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Nukem

    I am loving this skirt post alterations on you, I really like the pleating in the back, it's a cute detail. Fabulous!

  • Reply May 25, 2011

    Really Petite

    Ooooooooooooo…I LOVE this outfit!!! Glad you kept the skirt too! It looks so much better after alterations. And the whole ensemble not only looks well put together but just so professional and chic! You are so right about the long necklaces- they definitely elongate everything! :)

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