I would not call the Denim Pencil Skirt from Banana Republic a true “pencil skirt.”
If you think – like I did – that you are getting a demure, basic denim pencil skirt, you will be surprised. I would really call this skirt a “mini.” In fact, a very tight, pretty short mini. I got a 28, which according to the Banana Republic site, is a size 6. My usual skirt size. When I took it out of the box for the first time, I thought, holy crap no way I can fit into this tiny thing. By golly I have no idea how in the world I actually fit into it, but it’s definitely much tighter than my usual 6.
I’m wearing: Anthropologie Coil Flower Tank (on sale!!), Matt Bernson Bo Peep Espadrilles
The denim material is also very thin. Most surprising was how short the skirt is. I expected a pencil skirt, so I thought it would at least come to maybe an inch above my knee, but I really had to drag it down to make it as long as it looks in these pictures…which still is not long enough for me to feel comfortable wearing to work. Too tight and too short for the office for sure. However, I can see that if I had sized up a size, it may just work, perhaps with tights and boots in the fall/winter.
Get it here from Banana Republic for $49.99.
The Tissue Cascading Twists Tee from J.Crew is a cute simple tee.
I’m wearing: Gap New Pencil Skirt, Matt Bernson Bo Peep Espadrilles
The tissue material is very thin and clings onto your body, even though the actual fit isn’t that small. The twists aren’t really ruffle-y, they are just like pasted on scrap paper strips. But it’s still cute overall and the color is cute. I got it in my usual size in J.Crew knits.
Get it here from J.Crew on sale for $24.50.
Looks like it’s a bit late for me to be doing a review on the Field Game Cardigan from Anthropologie, since it seems to have sold out. However, since the site has popbacks all the time, I wouldn’t be surprised if it popped back quite a few times.
The sweater had a weird musky smell to it so I did not have a great first impression. However, the material is substantial and feels like a high quality sweater. The buttons also were substantial and did not feel flimsy. I was worried about sizing, but I got a Medium and it fits fine, even buttonable. I would not size up.
I’m wearing: Ann Taylor Loft Foil Finish Pencil Skirt, Banana Republic Dahlia Wedges
I totally love it. It’s such an unique cardigan. Feminine but not dainty, despite the lace. Must be the fresh, bright gold buttons that remind me a bit of the classic gold buttons you typically see on men’s blazers. I am stalking the Anthro site regularly now, hoping to catch a popback in the navy color.
Get it here from Anthropologie for $59.99 on sale.