Seeing Red | what jess wore

March 04, 2013

Seeing Red

Theory white blazer tailored to 3/4 sleeves (old, similar here)
J.Crew Naomi top (old)
J.Crew Factory Multistrand Dotted Pearl Necklace (old)
Banana Republic Fran pleated skirt, in 0 Petite
Louboutin Nude Simple 85 (I recommend the Simple 100 due to better comfort/fit)
Gucci Abbey tote (modeled version from 2007)

Forever 21 top, size S (old, it was recommended by Annie)
Louis Vuitton Trevi PM

Theory button up (old)
Target Merona Marguerite Closed Wedge Canvas Espadrille, in neutral size 7

I decided to keep this red skirt from Banana Republic despite the fact that the pleats don't go all the way around the back (see my previous post here). Afterwards I looked through my closet and noticed that I have a serious lack of red. In fact my only other red article of clothing is this sweater.

I discovered the skirt has pockets which is a plus. They are sewn shut but you can cut the thread to free open the pockets. The skirt is unlined but it's not see through due to the color. In 0 petite the waist measures approximately 13 1/4" (it sits loosely on my waist) and it's 19" long so it hits above the knee (for reference I'm 5' 2 1/4"). In the spring/summer my waist naturally usually goes back down to 25" so hopefully it won't be too big and it will lay better on me.

While making my decision I came up with a few outfits with other items in my closet to ensure that it's versatile. However, I was extremely frustrated that I kept on putting together red and white outfits as shown above. Save for the first look, I actually don't think I'd wear the other looks out but these pictures show the different sides of the skirt for anyone else that may be on the fence about it.


  1. Morenike Olaosebikan12:29 PM

    :-) you are jus growing my white blazer collection!

  2. lol... Thanks Morenike!

    I don't know why but I'm always on the search for the perfect white blazer. :)

  3. Morenike Olaosebikan12:40 AM

    :-) so am I, due to my self professed disdain for the boring pharmacist white coat, and my determination to creatively avoid it....;-)

  4. FYI. I just saw one pop up on Zara new arrivals.



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