[dropcap custom_class=”normal”] I [/dropcap] have been lusting for a pleated midi skirt for quite some town now and I finally acquired one. I purchased this peach hued beauty from Zara and what was even better I got it on sale for $49.99. I ordered it online and picked it up in the store. The day I picked it up there was a huge summer sale going on and the lines were mind-blowingly long. But lucky for me, because I had already purchased the item and it was fully paid for I did not have to wait on the regular line, and was ushered to a special kiosk and was out the door in a snap! Nice to get the VIP treatment. The long skirt is no longer available but Zara now has a short version. I also had been mulling over wether or not I wanted to purchase a crop top, I am not sure if I have fully embraced this trend or not. But when I saw this one at Foxes in Huntington Long Island and it was on sale for $29.00 I figured this was a good price point to try this trend. It comes from the fun and quirky apparel line Willow and Clay and it fits beautifully. When I saw it I knew it would go perfectly with the Zara skirt I had recently purchased. The lovely peach shade of the skirt contrasts nicely with the smoky black in the top and the two toned stripes in the top mirror the pleats in the skirt. Cool, right? I wore a statement necklace to add a bit more color and I wore my Aerosoles slip on leopard print sneakers as I knew I would be on my feet quite a bit. This look could also be worn with a pair of nude pumps and this is exactly what I would have worn if I was going to an event in which I would be sitting for the majority of the time.
[dropcap custom_class=”normal”][/dropcap]The only caveat was the look did quite turn out as I was envisioning because the skirt even though it is an extra small is still one size too big. The skirt did not stay up high on my waist where it should have been, and sort of fell on my hips which gave it a different look, and not the one that was intended by the retailer. This is a problem I often encounter and it seems within the next decade here in the states my “size” will not even exist any more. And the funny thing is when I try on European extra-smalls or size two’s I can not even get the garments zipped as they are way too small. So in Europe, unlike America I am just a normal small, not an extra-extra small. So it seems it is only in The States that my size is considered a rarity or a freak of nature. Perhaps one day this will change, but in the mean time my taylor is making a killing.
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