I bought this skirt how many months ago? And I am finally wearing it for the first time. I’ve created some Polyvores of it but when I tried the outfit IRL it just didn’t look right. Maybe it just wasn’t time for the Charter skirt.

But today! Well, take a look.

Sweater: J Crew Lynx Bling-Button Cardi in Neon Coral
Tank: Gap
Skirt: J Crew Linen Charter Skirt in Frosted Citrus
Belt: J Crew Skinny Leather
Necklace: Gift
Have a great day!

I need your help. I have a wedding shower to attend this weekend in my hometown. I don’t want to wear something too nice/dressy because I certainly don’t want to outshine the bride-to-be. I have narrowed it down to three outfits, and, apparently all J Crew. (Yes, I have other clothes…I think.)

Here’s the Polyvore.

Here are the IRLs. First up, Tunique Dress with gladiator sandals.

Second A- Vintage Zebra Blakely Dress with Burnished Leather Belt and gladiator sandals

Second B – Vintage Zebra Blakely Dress with Flowerette Sash and nude heels

Third – White Shirt with Linen Sinclair skirt, Flowerette Sash and Nude peep-toe pumps

Which Outfit Should I Wear?


So the new skirt I purchased/exchanged for in this post was called the Linen Sinclair Skirt on the receipt. It’s 90% Linen, 10% Nylon with a 100% Cotton lining. We are still unsure of the exact color name but Kathy had a good guess of Faded Citron, FCI. Style # is 26135 and it is not online yet and I’m not sure if there are/will be other colors. I measured it at 16 inches but it does sit about an inch below my waist and DOESN’T have an elastic band like the Nico skirts. This is a size 6.

Here it is with the Deco Shirred Skirt and the Terra Paisley Skirt for comparison.

Here it is on. Also, I put on the Deco Shirred Skirt for additional comparison. I’m wearing the Silk/Linen Retro Cardigan in Papaya.
I really like this skirt and since Linen wrinkles so easily I like that the slight pleating/shirring allows it to look like it should be wrinkled. I have a feeling if this is in another color or two I may be buying multiples.

Friday we finally had some sunshine, even though it was still cold. I was so tired of wearing jeans and fleece and thick sweaters and sweatshirts. So I saw the sun shining and the blue skies and decided to dress up for the day.

Here’s the Polyvore

Here’s the IRL.

And here’s what I really wore.

Um…yeah…I have my gray tee on backwards. It went over my head the right way. Not sure what happened.

So I didn’t like the way the Elizabeth felt with the tee over it. I think maybe a Perfect Fit tee would have been better or no tee at all. Also, since I wore tights the skirt kept bunching and riding up. I should have worn a slip so it would lay better.

I did go by J Crew to return/exchange two pieces of jewelry and they loved that I was wearing all J Crew, including two new arrivals and using the canvas tote bag. I also went in to try on the Unagi, the Neapolitan and the Double-Stretch Serge Pencil Skirt. OMG! I loved them all. I did get the Unagi which is a great fit in my normal size 6. I tried them all in a 6 and I think I probably could have sized down in the Serge to a 4.

One of the managers/SAs saw me pulling items to try on and said, “We got a new skirt in. You’re going to love it.” And he ran to the back to get it. Apparently they were still pulling things out of boxes. He brought it out and it is this gorgeous lime/yellow/green and in a linen/silk blend.

It’s a Linen blend and the tag says FCI for the color…Something Citron?? I tried on the 6 and loved it. It fits like the Terra Paisley or Deco Shirred Skirts. I’m thinking a white button down, with rolled sleeves and this scarf (or something similar).

So I ended up exchanging the two necklaces for the two skirts. I didn’t even ask when the rest of the new arrivals would be out. I was too excited about my skirts.