So I was a little disappointed in the mall I went to-- there were maybe 6-7 stores there that I could see holding some interest for me, and I had about 5 hours to kill. The only place I tried stuff on was at Ricki's, and here's what happened.
This skirt was just hanging out at the front, laid on a table in all its glory. I tried it on for kicks, and to my surprise, it fit (I'm usually sized out). I feel like this is probably due to my declining exercise efforts, but I'm working on it (or I will... tomorrow). I really love the pattern and the colours of this skirt. It's bright but also subdued thanks to the palette, and that's what drew me to it in the first place. The fit looks great from the front, but the side does me no justice and I feel like it makes me look dumpy. I'm not terribly pleased with the fit from the back either. I feel like this may not be the skirt for those blessed in the posterior region. Also a sales associate asked how everything was fitting, and I told her that usually stuff doesn't fit, but this skirt did, so I was happy. She responded by saying that she also tried the skirt on and the size 0 was way too loose on her. Way to make me feel self-conscious about stuffing my booty into skirts, sales associate! Sales associates take note: don't say that shit. It ain't cool. Overall, this is something that reminds me of J. Crew, although I like this print way better than I like most of their printed skirts, and the price is much more appropriate in my opinion.