Gloomy Gray with Bright Cobalt


Ann Taylor Ponte Skirt sz 00P, Perfect Patent Pumps sz 5, Theory Top & Blazer (similar splurge)
Burberry Trench sz US 2 (now available in sz US 0? gasp!)

Oh, Boston. 35 degrees and rain/flurry mix while I’m just trying to snap some photos – why? To brighten up my outfit, I wore this striking cobalt skirt with the usual cold weather black/grays. I was instantly sold on bright blue from Ann Taylor’s Winter ads, and even ordered the fun modern shift dress (review coming soon). In person, this skirt is more of a deep cobalt blue, and less electric like on the AT website.

Fit: It looks like a snug miniskirt on the model, so I knew the fit would be “normal” on me. It sits low on my waist, and is a little roomy in the hips (if you look closely at the photo above, you can see a little pooch of fabric in the front, right at my lower tummy, where it should be lying flat). I wish the waist sat higher and the length was longer like a pencil skirt.

Measurements: 13″ across the waist, 16.5″ across the hips, 17″ length. Rayon/nylon/spandex blend.

Quality: Skirt is completely unlined (surprising! Even my stretchy knit skirt was lined, but I suppose that cost me $10 more), and the elastic waistband is visible from the inside. The ponte material is of medium thickness. Thick enough so that my tucked-in top didn’t show through, but not a sturdy, thick ponte.
Verdict: Keeping at the price I paid ($33 using this discount – 30% off code still works!). I decided to keep this skirt solely for the vibrant color, plus the fit was acceptable without alterations. It’s a welcome addition to my winter work wardrobe, and I can see the color being just as beautiful in softer Spring pairings and bold Summer outfits.

I got several compliments today while wearing this outfit at work, whereas had I chosen a black/gray skirt, this outfit would’ve been completely non-distinct.

Readers – Are you a fan of bright blue for winter? Did you buy any AT cobalt?
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