I'm back! I apologize. I know it's been a long time since I've had reviews/EOTDs. I went home a little early for the holidays and I managed to spend over two weeks with the SO! I haven't been able to do that in a long time. It was so hard to leave him behind again. But no matter how long I stay, when I pack to go home for the weekend/holidays, I really don't pack very fashionably, especially in the winter. Jeans, tights, t-shirts, and thick sweaters are all I care to shove into my suitcase. Not too blog-worthy. But I'm going to start off the New Year with some reviews! Was anyone else seriously overwhelmed by the amount of sales pre-Christmas? I didn't even have to wait until Boxing Day (Canada's version of Black Friday) to get some good deals. Somehow I managed to get through it all relatively unscathed. SO attributes it to self-discipline, I attribute it to being too slow because I'm sure I would have bought a ton of stuff if I had found them in my size. =/ I admit, however, a part of me didn't feel like spending money unless I was absolutely compelled to buy it.
A few months ago, I saw this pencil skirt on the AT website:
Ann Taylor Petite Double Weave Skirt in Maraschino Red. I decided that I just *had* to have it--just not for the $108 it was selling for. Oddly enough, even though it comes in petite sizes, it never showed up under the petite section of the website. What I had to do was search for it on the "regular" size skirt section and then select "petites". This skirt finally went on sale just before Christmas with an extra 40% off. At that point I couldn't resist, even if I did have to pay for shipping.
I purchased this in 00P and I was absolutely certain this was going to fit:
??? This skirt was so tight. You can see the pulling all around the hips and thighs. I could barely zip it up all the way. I was able to zip it up with some effort, but I couldn't breathe that well and I had some serious muffin-top. I don't know about you, but I do actually like to fully inhale when I breathe. At first, I thought maybe it was just because I had just eaten a Big Mac and I was still carrying a lot of the holiday water weight, but I took a measuring tape to it:
The waist barely hits 24 inches! If you take a look at my measurements, my waist measures 25 inches (24.5 inches on a good day). Whether I was bloated or not, this skirt is much too small. I'm quite sad about it. It is the perfect color red, and a great length. I also loved the soft wool material and that it is actually lined:
If you're tiny and in the market for a red skirt, see if you can track this skirt down. It's definitely worth a shot. I'm going to see if I can find this skirt in a 0P in my local AT.
Could it be that AT is finally listening, and realizing that its vanity-sizing is out of control??