My love for the Pointedly Skirt began on November 11, 2010. I remember the exact day that I walked into Anthropologie, spotted it hanging on the wall near the front of my store, and rushed over to it so I could examine this completely adorable skirt more closely.
The biggest size in stock at my store was a size 10. I grabbed it, secretly hoping that the a-line cut would allow me to go down a size, but knowing that probably wouldn't be the case. As predicted, the skirt was tight in the waist, but fit fine in the hip area.
Then the waiting began. I patiently waited for the skirt to appear online and when it finally did, I pounced! My Soffione Blouse from the same order shipped a few days later without issue, but my Pointedly Skirt was listed as back ordered! The horror!
Thankfully, the back order listing proved to be an error and my skirt shipped out to me the day after Thanksgiving (and mere hours after I had sent off a snippy email to customer service asking why my skirt was back ordered when the online inventory confirmed that at least fifteen skirts were still in stock!)
The skirt arrived on Monday night and I could not wait to try it on.
This is one of those skirts that I wanted to love; that I really tried to love. But ultimately for $128, I simply could not justify keeping it.
I ended up sizing up to a 14. For some reason I have an issue with skirts at Anthro fitting my waist. I think it's because I'm so used to wearing skirts lower on my waist that I can't wrap my head around a properly fitting high waisted skirt. In my mind, when a skirt sits on my high waist, it's too small. This problem is compounded by the fact that I am naturally short waisted so a high waisted skirt ends up being just a few inches from my bust and as fashionably as some old men can rock that look, I think it makes me look rather odd.
The waist is still a bit snug too. The skirt zipped up fine and then suddenly the waist tapered a bit more than I was comfortable. This created a sort of "reverse muffin top" where the tight waist made the skirt jut out awkwardly, making my hips appear even larger than they really are. Not a flattering look.
The skirt itself is just lovely: I still adore the color and pattern and the length is just perfect. In my mind I can totally imagine rocking this skirt with flat boots and my Konnichiwa Sweater or with heels and a blouse.
Sadly it wasn't meant to be for me and I'll be returning my skirt to the store.
Not working yesterday meant no outfit to photograph. I'll be back tomorrow with a What I Wore post and in the meantime, don't forget to enter my latest giveaway for a chance to win a $40 gift certificate to CSN Stores here!