Hi! This is take two of my try-on post for the March new arrivals. I stopped in to J.Crew earlier this week to check out the newer arrivals and attempt to shake off the funky mood I’d been in. Well. Apparently all moods can’t be cured by trying on clothes because I think I felt worse when I left than when I arrived. Nothing worked. Everything was too.short. Blah blah blah and more blah. Kind of like my mood. Even my photos looked blah. I know I can’t love everything at J.Crew all the time but usually I leave wanting several things and aside from the (smaller size!) of the Lookout Highrise jeans that I came in to buy, I left empty handed. Fast forward a few days, a few days out in the sunshine and I decided to venture back to the mall to try on a few more things.
A few hours later, after a few hours with one of my favorite sales associates, I was feeling better and adding things to my wishlist. There’s the girl I know! So…word to the wise. Shopping doesn’t always cure all. If you’re not feeling it, you’re not feeling it. But today, I was feeling it and am looking forward to warmer temperatures and spring wardrobes! I should also probably mention that my sizing is changing a bit as I’ve lost some weight since the beginning of the year so “my usual size” may not be in my vocabulary as much since I’m adjusting to what my size really is these days.
First up, the Drake’s® for J.Crew skirt in giraffe print.
Shoes: Colette Suede Pumps
I probably wouldn’t have tried without the nudging of my SA. I personally haven’t been a huge fan of the Drake’s prints (they’re just not my thing) but I have liked them on others. I’m admittedly not usually a “critter” on my clothes type of person but this skirt surprised me.
I’m wearing a size 8 so this skirt definitely runs a little big since I can usually do a 10 in these style skirts. The pleats are flattering and it’s a pull on style with pockets (always a plus!) I liked it a lot with paired with the Always Chambray Shirt (wearing a size 8 – say what?! That’s called a proper fitting bra + eating better) and I would wear it with navy as well. This isn’t an immediate must have but it’s definitely on the list for when the weather gets a little warmer.