Review: J.Crew No.2 Pencil Skirt in Double Serge Cotton

Sometimes I purchase things online just for the sake of making the minimum purchase amount for free shipping without the intention of keeping that extra item (I’m not the only one who does that, right?). I do my best to try to pick something that I’m sure that I won’t keep, but sometimes I will order something still peaks my interest even though I have every intention of returning it. In this case, it was the J.Crew No.2 Pencil Skirt in Double-Serge Cotton. I read that this skirt ran larger than the Double-Serge Wool, and since the Double-Serge Wool skirt is just a touch too wide for me in hips, I was sure it was going to go back. I did however, wanted to “play” with it, especially after seeing how unique the color was in store. It completely caught me (and my bank account) off guard when it actually fit! I guess this season’s version was re-sized to fit smaller.  I was doing so well with the no-buy thing this month until J.Crew started having 30% off sales. J.Crew has had my number in recent weeks. I’ve also been so impressed with their customer service lately as well. It shipped same day with free 2-day shipping (without me even asking for it!), which for me, means that it arrived the very next day. Wow.

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It appears to be really well-made. The cotton is very thick, and the construction is sturdy. It fits well in the waist and hips as well–better than my double serge wool skirt from last year (I’m wearing it in 00P above). It has two besom (welt) pockets in the back, but no side pockets. It also has no lining, but the cotton is so thick that it doesn’t need it. And the color? YUUMMM . If I had any complaints it would be that it is a bit too short, but it seems that I have that complaint about all petite bottoms. I considered taking down the hem myself, but upon inspecting it closely, the hem is sewn so tight that it is definitely going to be a pain to let down myself. I don’t think I can return this skirt because I’m so in love with it already, but I did re-order it in a 00R hoping that it somehow fits the same as the 00P just with a little extra length. I also noticed today that there are new colors on the website including an amazing jade green:

Definitely on my spring wish list.

What do you ladies think of the skirt in citron?

P.S. Possibly no posts until a few weeks into the new year. Don’t be alarmed if I’m a little quiet for the next little while!

UPDATE: Comparison of the 00P and the 00R:


The 00R is just a few inches wider than the 00P.  There is quite a bit of extra length which I love, but not enough to ignore the fact that the 00P fits almost perfectly around the hip and waist. I’ll be sticking with the 00P.

Lacey day

DSC09728_2J.Crew Tippi Sweater / H&M Skirt / Ann Taylor Signature Pump / Express Bracelet / Botkier Charlotte Clutch / Forever21 Pendant / Forever21 Ring
Sorry, only one shot today. I only took five shots of this outfit (because I was lazy) and only one turned out decently. This is the one…and I’m kind of slouching.

Still trying to think up different ways to style this skirt that doesn’t look like I’m going to a formal dinner party.

A Little Romance

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T. Babaton by Aritzia Georgette Blouse / Zara Skirt /  Nine West Jaewon Mary-Janes / Botkier Charlotte Clutch 

I know, I know. Ankle-straps shorten the leg line. But I couldn’t help myself. There’s something about a sexy mary-jane that can really change the feel of an outfit. I fell in love with these Nine West platforms.  They are so pretty on the feet.

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