Turkish Delight Pencil Skirt
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J.Crew describes this ready-for-Spring-skirt as the following:
Our perfect pencil silhouette—leg lengthening and fit to flatter—in a fetching metallic jacquard that reminds us of one of our favorite confections (it comes from Ratti, one of Italy's finest couture mills, famous for its printed fabrics). Prepare for compliments. Cotton/poly/polyamide. Sits at waist.A big "thanks!" to Hexicon (in this post) who shared the following review:
I just received my Turkish Delight pencil skirt. This one is a keeper, even at the steep full price of $158 (at least I received free shipping!). I've been skunked lately on a few high-demand items that sold out, so I sucked up the Crewlade and paid FP."Thanks!" again to Hexicon for her great review of this skirt!
The color combination is a knockout. I plan to wear this with similar colors for a tone-on-tone look rather than going for any contrast. IRL the pink is just a little bit softer than JC's tulip color from last year, and the other color is a peachy tone between melon and guava. It is definitely more of a peach or cantaloupe than an orange. IMO a true orange, such as the Joely shoes, clashes badly. A lighter tangerine might work.
It looked *amazing* with my melon Victoria. (Heathen that I am, our annual visit to DH's church at Easter is mostly an excuse for me to dress up and have brunch afterward, so that will be my holiday outfit.) It also worked with my soft blossom silk streamers cami, guava mohair cardi, perfect tees in tulip, salmon, and melon, dusty rose spectator peep toes, shell Cate slingbacks, etc.
Re fit: this sits higher on the waist than many skirts have lately. As with all JC items, if you are an hourglass like me you will find the waist to be very large. I took my "usual" JC 2 but probably could have gone down to a 0. I'd say the fit is comparable to last year's watercolor pencil skirt. (I'll keep the 2 since I'll have to have the waist altered anyway.) Wearing the skirt closer to the natural waist, the hem hit me just where I like it, right at the bend in the knee. (I'm 5'4".) So if you're taller, then depending on how this fits your waist/hips this skirt could hit you higher than you might think.
My office is conservative business attire part of the time and casual the year. Between the pastels and the metallic, I would probably not wear this to the office during our more formal season, but if your office is more flexible then because of the otherwise conservative cut I'd think you'd be OK.
For some reviews & real life images of this skirt, you have to check out the "J Crew Turkish Delight Pencil Skirt - Thanks Priya Cherry!" post over at the Life is Short...Buy the Shoes blog.
What are your thoughts on theTurkish Delight Pencil Skirt ? Have you seen or own this skirt? If so, what is your review of the fabric & print? Would you recommend it to another fellow JCA?