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 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.

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 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!

Desert Flower 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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