Your Thoughts? J.Crew Melanie Skirt
16/02/2011 § 5 Comments
I had the good fortune to attend the IFB Evolving Influence conference last week at Milk Studios, where I met up with fellow bloggers (and loverlies) StyleOnTheCouch and Mon Petit Chou Chou for a few panels, networking and post-conference libations. Aside from coming away feeling inspired, it seemed our most popular topic of conversation that day was sparkles. Evidently, nothing says NYFW like sparkles. They were everywhere – sparkles on sparkles on sparkles (on bloggers! Oh my!). Now, I am a firm supporter of glittering bijoux, but sequins and rhinestones? I’m not so sure.
The Melanie is a taupe stretch merino wool skirt with sparkly paillettes. If I’m going to do sparkles, they’d have to be paillettes. I definitely could see myself wearing this at night, but during the day? Not so fast. Perhaps if I paired it with an oxford and a swingy cardigan or blazer, I might not feel like a walking disco ball. But then again, is that what I am supposed to be embracing with this look? Should I be delighting in the “look at me”-ness of this garment? Am I missing the sparkly point?
Want the Melanie skirt? Scoop it here. And let me know how you wear it!