J Crew's city mini (90289, $89.50) is skirt is currently $39.99 (brilliant blue) & $49.99 (heather graphite & modern red) online & $24.99 in-store. Product notes: Wool with a hint of stretch. Sits above waist. Elastic waistband. On-seam pockets. 17 1/2" long. Lined.
Size 6 - This size was ok. I would've tried an 8 just to compare size & discuss here, but there wasn't one on the rack. This skirt has been $24.99 for a couple weeks now and probably selling well if the stores had them marked accurately. Brights have become neutrals and this blue could be a solid workhorse for even one season. If you can wear this style & find it at the sale price, go for it. As a reminder that may be helpful for length, I'm 5'2".
I'm not in possession of a waist, nor do I know where to procure one. Oh, that's right, Exerciselandia. I would love to visit soon. It just seems so far away.
I personally wouldn't be able to wear this at the moment, even though this summer's drawstring mini (review) worked for me. I think there is a little more material in that skirt, giving it more drape. Plus, I took an 8 in that. Anyway, I saw a wool mini with tights, the Macalister boots and the Collection Martha necklace on a SA and it looked really cute. She wasn't rail thin either and looked really adorable. I see how it can be done tastefully and with the right tones, the skirt won't look so short...
...cuz it's short. I know you're not supposed to bend over at the waist, but I do in the fitting room to get a check of what would happen if I did. Mini G is a runner. I'm often on the chase, preventing her from hurting herself, etc... so I consider that when choosing my attire. Lately I haven't been in many skirts. Or mini skirts. (slaps knee)
I'm not hugging it because I love it. Just holding it to grab the shot I forgot to take while wearing it. I think brilliant blue, specifically, is a great color. I like that it has pockets and it's a lighterweight wool than the felt mini skirt. The fit on the felt mini looks like it would be a 60s mod fit; square on the hips and not much movement. This skirt seemed more fluid. It would be good on cool winter days that are more mild than cold.
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