November 16, 2010

Playing with the Queen of Hearts

I wore this second cut sale buy, the Pinochle skirt with a cardigan from Macys and some Giuseppe Zanotti studded captoe flats to teach my classes last Friday. I was glad this came in a petite length because hemming a patterned style where the most interesting parts of the fabric are at the bottom of the skirt would be a significant tailoring challenge. The petite sizing is smaller in the waist though. I wish I had sized up to the size 10p but it was sold out. The 8p fits albeit in a slightly constricted way. I wouldn't wear this one on Thanksgiving. :)

Still I adore the playing card print and am glad I snagged this for $20.


Swati - The girl who loves colorful clothing said...

i liked how u styled the skirt .. keeping rest of the things simple so that the skirt stands out ..... never seen such a cool professor :)

The Girl Who Loves Colorful Clothes

Tien said...

This is such a cute, whimsical outfit to teach in. If my teachers/professors dressed like you, I would have definitely paid more attention!

Dana said...

Hemming this would be a shame. Agreed it is awesome that it came in petite. Love the blog. So happy I'm finding more Pittsburgh fashion bloggers!

gee said...

$20. !!!
very jealous. i love the print on it.
i love anthro and their quirky prints.
you look beautiful.

M. (formerly known as Shakespeare's Feminine Ending) said...

RE: Hemming the skirt when the pattern/embroidery etc. goes to the hem. You have to hem the OTHER end of the skirt. It's one of the few things I can do myself. I cut off the waist an inch or two and then re-do the waist with an elastic. Obviously this won't work with some skirts/fabrics, but most are fine. If you've measured your elastic the skirt will hit you and be on your waist (higher/lower) wherever you want it. And it will cinch in enough, but if you're between two sizes, say a 6 and 8 or an 8 and a 10, go with the smaller one. (I did this with the tweed skirt).

But I love this skirt on you!

Pamela said...

aw, I wish I would have picked this one up. The print is so fun! The length is just perfect for you.

Brittany Bee said...

I just found your blog and I'm so happy I did because I love your style and you have a fabulous wardrobe! :)

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

Thank you Swati!

Tien, you are too kind!

Dana, I was glad to have a petite option for sure! I am also excited to see your blog! I added you to my reader and look forward to hearing more. You are gorgeous!

Gee, I know it was a great bargain! Thank you!

Skakespeare's feminine ending, that is a great point! It seems complicated though when a garment has little pleats at the waistline as this skirt does.

Pamela, thank you!

Brittany, welcome and thanks for reading!

Thank you all for reading!

SunnyDay said...

This is such a pretty print. I like your styling, the background of the darker colors helps the skirt stand out. Great deal, too!

Jesspgh of Consume or Consumed said...

Thanks so much, Desert Flower! I was trying to decide what color to pair with it and just went with black out of frustration. haha


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