For reasons unknown, the designers at Theory decided to pair an amazing blazer with an indecently short, slightly flared miniskirt (?). The ladies on the phone told me they had just two sizes left - a 0 and a 10. The sz 0 measured under 13" long (tsk tsk tsk), and the sz 10 was 15" long (do-able). The skirt including shipping was not so cheap, and either size required costly alterations. I tossed and turned in my sleep...oh, what to do?
The next day I bit the bullet and ordered sz 10. My tailors were flabbergasted. "Take picture for website!!" they exclaimed.
Theory "Roselin" skirt in conversation fabric, sz 10
Later that week, I was hanging up the new blazer in my closet and caught a flash of similar fabric. I did a double take. Surely enough, it was a dress that I purchased years ago at Saks off 5th, in the same exact fabric. I remember my Theory fabrics by name, so didn't put two and two together that "conversation" was the same material as "dialogue." I had a matching piece all along. *Smacks head.*
Matching dress from 2009:
To make a long story short, the skirt is now back from the tailors. I do not need it because I already have the matching dress. Here is how it looks post-alterations:
Theory "Gratian" blazer in sz 00, and 'Roselin" skirt post-alterations.
This skirt now measures 13" across the waist, 17.5" across the widest part at the bottom, and 15" long. Side zipper closure and fully lined. The alterations were simple and came out perfectly, so the only sign of the original size is inside on the tag.
I know a few ladies have a blazer in the matching fabric, so email me if you are interested in this skirt. Sold!