Saturday, August 21, 2010

The Versatile Black Skirt: Part II

     Here's that skirt again!


Jacob pencil skirt (black, size 0), Jacob drape shoulder top (black, size XS), Le Chateau Belt (black, XS), Lauren by Ralph Lauren Zabrina Pumps (black, size 6).

     I saw the top on the Jacob.ca website a while back and I really wasn't all that impressed with it. But when I got into the store, it was one of the few conservative-but-not-too-boring black tops they had so I was forced to at least try it on. Surprisingly, it drapes the body extremely well so I went ahead and bought it. I can't remember how much it cost, but I think it's $39.99. It is a bit on the large side for their XS tops, but I can make it work by tucking it into my bottoms. I also went ahead and bought a waist belt to change it up a bit. I really love the accessories at Le Chateau (though often overpriced like most of their other items). This belt in particular is $29.99. I spent a good half hour in the store just trying on belts. Because my whole outfit is black, the belt doesn't emphasize my very short waist too much, plus it's stretchy so I could pull it down just a touch to give the illusion of a slightly longer torso. It might have been a different story if the belt was a different color. 

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9 comments:

PetiteAsianGirl said...

Very nice, elegant look. I like the drape of the top...I wonder what kinda USA brand "jacob" is comparable to?

curls-and-pearls said...

Wow, really loving this outfit. Ok, you are making me want to embrace Jacob more and more these days.

Did they have that top in other colours?

ch3r said...

PAG: Jacob is pretty similar to AT, just with a little bit more of a modern twist, I think. I find AT slightly more conservative--I can have a little more fun with Jacob's clothes. For those that live in the greater Boston area, there are a few Jacob stores there and if IIRC the price are exactly the same (minus the taxes, of course).

CAP: The top does come in other colors. The only one I remember though is a coral color (or it could be a lavender, or both =/).

PetiteLittleGirl said...

I wish Jacob is available in US. I have heard good things about this brand. Very nice outfit!

PetiteXXS said...

First thing that caught my eye was the belt... really adds nice waist definition!

Callandra said...

I really like this outfit...........it almost looks like a dress the way you've styled it!

April said...

You are seriously gorgeous! We have about the same measurement and weight. I love your outfits! You look FANTASTIC in absolutely EVERYTHING!

ch3r said...

Aw, thanks April. You're a sweetheart!

PetiteLittleGirl said...

I wish Jacob is available in US. I have heard good things about this brand. Very nice outfit!

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