Boucle Jacket: Theory "Tessen," sz 00 (altered here)
Top: Banana Republic XS (sides slimmed)
Boucle Skirt: Un Deux Trois Mini Skirt in kids sz 14
Shoes: Aldo sz 35 Akoya pearls: eBay Belt: Theory
Ah yes, I'm back in the kids department despite all efforts to avoid it. Continue reading for more pics...
Fit: The fit of kids stuff, although a decent option for tiny petites, just doesn't allow for womanly curves (not like I have any...but still!). This skirt is snug across the hips for me, although there is still a little room at the waist. This causes some riding up around the hip area (nothing too bad, though).
Quality: Thick boucle that is fully lined, which is nice. If I were to nitpick I would say the back buttons are big and cheap looking (sign of kids). Material is polyester/rayon/spandex blend, which is nothing special in itself, but the resulting boucle is tres chic.
Measurements: Kids sz 14 is 12" across the waist, 14.25" across the hips, and 16.25" in length. Remember the material is thick, plus there is lining, which makes the true measurements a little smaller than what I've listed.
Value: Paid full retail at $58, which I think is pricey for a kids skirt by a brand I've never heard of. I also hate paying full price. On the other hand, we pay just as much if not more for women's skirts and may have to spend even more $ on alterations. This skirt passed the boyfriend test (aka he had no clue it was kids...and he has a good eye for "kiddie fit" faux-pas!).
Overall, the texture is what's drawing me in. I can see this paired with almost all my jackets and cardigans for work ensembles. Below - right under where my hand is you can see an example of the creasing that I mentioned. Not 100% sure what causes it.
Readers - what do you think? At $58, would you keep or return?
PS - Burberry why must you tempt me with this little boucle jacket? I'm more open to their kids jackets after my last order, but this is still exorbitantly priced for what it is.