J Crew: Keyhole Shell in Floral Splash, The Perfect Party Skirt

I felt really weird shopping in another J Crew store. I didn’t feel like I was “cheating on” my regular store but it did seem like nothing excited me in this other store like it did/does in my normal store. I think I may have had greater expectations since it is a bigger store but the styling and items didn’t have any excitement to them. Does anyone else feel like this when you aren’t shopping in your normal store?


~ Keyhole Shell in Floral Splash, size 6 ~

I saw this online and thought it was trying to hard with the black and splashes of bright color. But then I saw it in the store and liked it a little more. I think it’s because each print is slightly different and the blouse I tried on has more black with the splashes of color feeling more like a background color as opposed to the online image.


This is a pull-over style with a single button front. The size 6 fit me fine. There was no pulling across the chest though the armholes were a little snug. I would probably stay in this size and it drapes well in the size 6 and the 8 would be too big throughout the body. Though it’s 100% Silk which meets my main criteria for buying and wearing immediately I didn’t feel like I would wear it that much.


~ The Perfect Party Skirt, size 8 ~

This skirt was a very unexpected surprise. I really try to stay away from buying any skirts that are longer than 22 inches. This one is 25 inches. I feel really short in anything longer than 22 inches or if something doesn’t hit at just below the knee. But I think because this is a pencil skirt and the silhouette suits me well it works. Especially if I wear heels, which will elongate my legs.


The size 8 fit very well. I would Spanx-it to handle any slight bulges and panty-lines. The material is a Wool/Poly/Viscose mix and isn’t very thick, as the one lone reviewer stated. There is some subtle sparkle mixed in with the material which is similar to the Martie Pant in Sequin Herringbone. I liked that as it helps with the party-outfit theme.


The lace is an overlay on the actual skirt and adds about an inch to the length. If I already didn’t have enough “party-wear” this is one skirt that’s special enough to add to my closet.


Have you tried The Perfect Party Skirt?