Hi there! A few Factory reviews for you to get you ready for spring…
First up, the J.Crew Factory Pleated Maxiskirt in Flirty Peach
It was the color that immediately drew me to this skirt – I don’t own a lot of peach/coral and it’s a color I’m trying to add in to my wardrobe. I immediately thought about my upcoming Caribbean vacation and thought this would be perfect with a white tank and denim jacket and a matching necklace – very easy, beachy, casual. I was also well aware that this could be one of those items that look way better in my head than it would on me. But, I figured I’d give it a shot. The skirt is 100% polyester with an acetate lining.
The color is very close to what’s depicted on the website. I took my usual J.Crew skirt size (12) in this and it was the right size. At 5’8″, it grazes my ankles. I don’t think I would want it much longer, with the structured pleats it looks good at this length. The skirt has a chiffon feel to it but the acetate lining is …well, it’s acetate. I worry that it would be hot in warmer weather, it doesn’t seem like it would be very breathable at all. I really want to like this skirt but don’t think it’s doing any favors for my lower half. I feel like I look really wide and even though the waistline of the skirt sits right on my waist, I still feel cut off at my midsection. Then I thought maybe I just needed to add a jacket to make it work.
I like it a little better with the jacket. In all honesty, I think this is a skirt for the straighter bottomed ladies. I will not share the rear shot with you. I don’t know, maybe I’m having a bad image day but I’m not 100% on this skirt. Aside from not loving the way it looks on me, I do think the lining will be problematic for making it breathable in the summer. It is a very pretty skirt though and I can see a lot of people doing it justice, I think it’s just not for me. I’m wearing the J.Crew Tybee Patent Slide Sandals in Moroccan Sand in this photo. Jacket is Gap from last year and the tee is an older Factory Graphic Tee. Finally, here’s the Factory Half-Flower Fringe Necklace in melon which matches the skirt perfectly.
This is a pretty necklace, very reminiscent of the fan fringe necklace that Factory re-released this year. I might keep it to coordinate with other spring/summer items. The fringe stones are a light blueish grey. As I said, I don’t have a lot of peach/coral colored items, so I’ll have to go through my closet to see what else this will really match if I don’t end up keeping the skirt.
So, what do you think of these items? I’m having a really tough time deciding on the skirt – would love to hear your feedback! Thanks so much for visiting!