Long story short, I needed a new pencil skirt to replace one that wore out, and there was no way that I was buying one from J.Crew. My once beloved Super 120s skirts now require $48 in tailoring to fit properly, and even then, I am unhappy with the quality and the cut. So when I spotted this Raoul skirt on the sale rack, I thought, “Why not? Sure, the waist is a bit higher than I usually like it, but I’ll give it a whirl.”
I love it. Seriously, love.
It cost $28 to take in the waist so that it fit perfectly. Now, it will snugly and securely keep all of my blouses in place. It also defines my waist in ways I didn’t realize were possible and the fabric has a really nice feel.
I also adore this Reiss skirt that I tried on, and kept as a backup in case the Raoul didn’t work out. It has a cool notch detail in the back and was VERY slimming. All I could think was, “When did I lose 10 pounds?” (Just remember to size up, these are British sizes, after all.)