Wednesday, September 18, 2013

The Skirt of All Skirts


It's official, for the first time in my life I have four of the same exact skirts hanging in my closet. Okay, maybe they are not exactly the same when it boils down to color and patterns, but they are all the same style from J.Crew and their factory store.

Yep, you probably know they one I am speaking of. I like to refer to it as "the skirt of all skirts". J.Crew has named it the "pleated mini". It seems that each new season, they take the same exact fit, style, cut and swap out colors and prints. It's genius because honestly this skirt is genius. They don't have it available on the current J.Crew site, but the factory store has four different colors available. I am not sure if this will become an exclusive outlet piece or if the retail store will bring it back.

Whatever they decide, I am keeping my fingers crossed that they let it hang around for the next year or ten. I mean, who could ask for more; an elastic waist band, almost wrinkle free, figure flattering and versatile piece that won't lose it's sparkle anytime soon. 

If you are interested or need more convincing about adding "the skirt of all skirts" to your closet you can take a peek here, here and here to see how I styled the other three.

So, is there anyone out there that has more than four of these skirts? Come one, there has to be a few of you. Even if you just have one, isn't it the best? Like I said, elastic waist anything has my vote...every time...all the time.


Top: Forever 21 (similar here and here)
Skirt: J.Crew Factory
Flats: Old Navy (similar here and here)
Bag: Olivia + Joy c/o (similar here and here)
Necklace: K.O. Designs c/o
Watch: T + J Designs c/o

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Linking up with the Pleated Poppy.

Shanna

72 comments:

Whitney said...

I don't have any of those skirts, but I may have to find one. I think it would be perfect for fall!

Alice Warren said...

Cute skirt but for me elastic waist looks horrible on me. My magic skirt is their pencil skirt. I am not going to admit how many of them I own :)

I can see why this is the skirt of all skirt for you - it fits you great. And having it not wrinkle is a big plus in my book.

Alice
www.happinessatmidlife.com

Dee Kay said...

The skirt looks so comfy, you sold me on that one. I love how vivid the color is on your flats and they go so well with the shirt.
Very simple but cute outfit.

Dee
Ms Dee Kay

prettyanddelectable.com said...

A comfy skirt that resists wrinkles sounds like a winner to me! Love those bright flats too!

Shakumbhari said...

Nice online boutique collection !!

Inggih Laras Ati said...

love ur style like crazy.. simply and preety nice combination :)

Xoxo,ila

MorganizewithMe said...

Those shoes are so fun! Great outfit once again girl!

Susan Jeffries said...

I have had my eye on those skirts all summer! I am wondering if you can transition them and wear them with tights and boots. They seem like the perfect staple skirt! I linked up with you today with fashion for girls. Have your older daughter let me know what she thinks! I would love to have some girlie feedback(: Blessings! Susan

Sheaffer {Pinterest Told Me To} said...

I HAVE ONE! And yes.....I LOVE it!

Victoria Mason said...

You had me at wrinkle-free! I would never think to pair that style shirt with the skirt either but I love it. Well done!

still being [molly] said...

you look gorgeous!!! and i totally think about getting that skirt every season and i have yet to get it.... i don't know why i keep delaying the inevitable! haha

Ashley said...

This really is the skirt of all skirts. Love your hair in that cute bun!!

Sarah Tucker said...

This outfit has me written all over it! Cutie pa-tootie!

Danavee said...

We don't have a J. Crew ANYTHING around here!

fashionlikealife said...

Great look :)

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Kimberly said...

Love this outfit - that plaid top & your bun finish the look perfectly! What a great transitional look for fall :)

www.pennypincherfashion.com

Lins - Domesticated Working Woman said...

I love, love, LOVE JCrew factory! It's my absolutely favorite store and that skirt is one of the reasons why. I also love their pencil skirts. I really like how you wore the flanel with it. So cute! I'm so ready for fall.

Rebecca Barnes said...

That skirt looks PERFECT, Shanna!!!

BL Lee said...

Love the outfit! It is perfectly casual chic! I'm going to check out the JCrew Factory store right now for the skirt of all skirts!
xoxo
Lee
Everyday Fashion

Whitley S. said...

I wholeheartedly agree this is the most amazing skirt in the entire world! I have three different J.Crew/Factory colors and prints, and then I have three MORE from Forever 21 last year (oh yes, I stocked up!).

Love how you styled all three of your skirts, and I foresee my camel skirt being on heavy rotation this fall! (might even need to make some more colors???).

xoxo,

Whitley

Simply Whit in a Sequined Life

Rebecca said...

You look so adorable Shanna..... everything from the top bun to the outfit! I think you just convinced me to check out skirts with elastic waists!!!

Rebecca
www.redtagchiclosangeles.com

popcosmo said...

I have 2 and love them! They are so comfortable and I love how you styled yours :) Adorable!
xo ~chloe

Ashley said...

Love this outfit!! I don't have a skirt like this but I am sure it's really comfortable to wear!! I should look into getting one :)

Xo,
Sincerely Miss Ash

SMD @ lifeaccordingtosteph said...

Elastic waists are awful on me, but this is super cute on you!

Elegance and Mommyhood said...

Your Blouse is Beautiful. You are inspiring me to wear a Plaid Shirt with a Girly Neutral Skirt. =)

Check out what I linked up, Shanna. <3 Ada.

Shabby, Chic, & Cheap said...

OOooh I love that skirt! I definitely see two I'd like to get! New to the link up! Thanks for having it!

xo

Marissa

www.shabbychicandcheap.com

Alyssa said...

How cute is your casual little bun?! You look gorgeous!

Melissa said...

I seriously think that skirt would go with anything!! Amazing. I need one. You're adorable as ever Shanna. :)

melissa
thebeesknees-mel.com

Alison @ Get Your Pretty On said...

Boy could I ever use that elastic waist today after three days of Mexican food in a row. Bingeing! :) You look adorable, the red flats with khaki are just perfect.

Meg Cady said...

I have thee of them.... I get it girl, I get it.

TheTinyHeart said...

Cute AND comfy is my kinda skirt!

-Sharon
The Tiny Heart

allthatglitters810 said...

I love this skirt! It would go with pretty much everything!I will need to go up to the outlets this weekend!:)

Susan Liberatore said...

I don't own not a one!
I contemplated but then worried it might be too short but it's obviously not. Need to get on that.
Looking gorg! xo

Allison said...

Girl I am just as obsessed as you. I have the same skirt in blue, black, pink, and yellow. I am OBSESSED with the fit of it!!!

Niki Caron said...

I have the skirt in pink and you're right, it really is the holy grail of skirts! I can't wait to snap it up in more colors - I didn't even realize they had it in khaki now! And I love it with the plaid shirt!

Rachel Lynne said...

Gorgeous girl! I love love love this outfit!

The Girl who Loved to Write said...

Girl, you are GORGEOUS.

Cece said...

Yep. I know the skirt. I have it in Pink and Navy! It looks better on you then it does me. I need to style it better. Did you cut your pockets open yourself? I'm scared.

Nicki Parrish said...

I have that skirt!!!

Sandy a la Mode said...

love the pop of red in your outfit!

xo,
Sandy
Sandy a la Mode

Mamainheels- Janise said...

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xo,
Janise

Callie said...

Pretty outfit! I love your plaid top with the simple skirt. :)
~Callie
www.creationsbycallie.com

Style-Delights said...

Love this cool casual chic look Shanna!! Red flats are so pretty! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
-Jyoti
Style-Delights Blog

J is for Jessica said...

I love this outfit! I am in love with plaid for Fall-will have a post tomorrow with my newest plaid 'baby'! I'm going to have to check out this skirt, it looks super comfy!

understatedclassics.com said...

I do that! I did that with LOFT's "pencil skirt in scuba." I have every color and nearly freaked when this fall they released 5 more colors. Cause if it ain't broke, why fix it?! Love it!

Darcy said...

While I don't have 4 of this skirt I do have 4 of one of the other styles in orange, purple, blue, and a pattern. (And I proudly want it in black now too!)

www.amemoryofus.blogspot.com

Always Maylee said...

Totally love this skirt and the plaid top. You look adorable! Um, why don't I own this skirt...I need one.. or 4!

xo, Yi-chia
Always Maylee

Helene in Between said...

i can honestly say this is my favorite j crew skirt ever. so pretty and easy! i love it!

The Reedy Review said...

A skirt with an elastic waistband? Now you're speaking my language :) Love that bag, too!

Chelsea Oliver said...

This is a fantastic skirt! I am in love with this whole outfit!

-Chelsea
chelsandthecity.blogspot.com

Kenzie @ Life According to Kenz said...

That skirt IS the skirt of all skirts. Must get my hands on it! You are stunning my friend. :)

Christine Presto said...

I actually have it in gray from factory a few years ago. But, J.Crew actually did sell the exact same style for a bit (It was in a few different colors, maybe 2 years ago) and I loved it, then saw it at Factory! Mind blow, bought right away!

Ashleigh said...

I think it's a very cute skirt! I don't usually like elastic waists, they remind me of London's skirts! But flattering and comfortable have my attention!
-Ash
www.thestylizedwannabe.com

Autumn said...

Love those red flats!

Rachel said...

haha, it's obvious you like that skirt--but I'm even more in love with your plaid shirt!

Head to Toe Chic said...

I can see why you love that skirt so much!! It's so versatile! and I'm really loving your hair like this!

xo,
Angela

Hallie Oceanside said...

I LOVE this outfit. So causal, and so gorgeous!

Samantha Curtis said...

OMG I love that!! You look adorable! I so wish I was pregnant right now... ugh this is killing meeee!

Suzanne Carillo Style Files said...

Your hair is so cute! Perfect in fact.

Thanks for hosting...in your skirt of all skirts ; )

bisous
Suzanne

FitTravelerAJ said...

I only have the pink version, but after seeing this tan one on you, I'm thinking I need more in my closet!!

-AJ
FitTravelerAJ.com

Nikki said...

I am a firm believer that when you find something really fabulous, and it is a great basic, buy it in multiple colors. This skirt is a perfect example! I may have to get one (or 4)!

Nikki
thefashionablewife.com

Ladies in Navy said...

so cute, girl!
kw ladies in navy

Amanda G said...

This skirt is classic! It looks good with everything and I wish I had more than 1! By the way, congrats on winning the YOUphoria for Nordstrom contest. That is SO awesome!

xoxo,

Amanda
The Pretty Pinhead

List Addict said...

Unfortunately we don't have J.Crew here in oz, so I would have to keep an eye out for them bringing it back online, but it is very cute, and very staple-worthy. Which makes four a very sensible choice! Thanks for hosting.

Sabhyata - Indian Fashion Boutique said...

Great look dear...try some GreatIndian ethnic clothes it will suits you!!!

The Ethnic Route said...

Wonderful Party Wear Suits ...awesome!!!

Jessica @ Here(and)Now said...

I have two myself & I have to agree - the pockets really sealed the deal for me!
xx
Here&Now
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Rachel said...

I have 3- the khaki, black and a bright blue. My only issue is sometimes they can make me look like I don't have a shape, so I'm trying to belt them!

I know studio said...

Awesome Designer Wear for Women.. !!

GetGlamr said...

Looking so sweet dear...lovely outfit..awesome sandals for women ..everything is perfect..loved it!!!

Noel Marie said...

I've gotta be honest, I'm more obsessed with your hair than your skirt! How do you manage to get thee perfect top knot? With so much volume around your head? Love it!

Gipsyonline said...

Awesome designer tunics !!!

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