Black and White for Date Night

Last Fall, I was drawn to the Anthropologie striped and pleated skirt when I first saw it online.  It’s a pull-on style, full and flirty skirt, my favorite skirt style.  The only detail that concerned me about this skirt was its barely-there length.

At an original price of $148, I put the striped skirt on my watch-and-wait-for-markdowns list.  Eventually, the price started falling, but negative reviews started pouring in as well.  Still, I decided to keep the skirt on a watch-and-wait list.  Recently, when the price fell to $19.99 (plus an additional 30% off), I decided to make a move and ordered it online.

I agree with reviewers.  The skirt is scandalously short.  It’s also unlined and hence somewhat sheer.  So, why did I keep it?  During the winter, I could wear it with opaque tights and feel comfortable.  During the summer, I could wear it on the beach, the perfect place for scandalous attire.  In addition, since the price I paid was so low, returning it and absorbing the cost of shipping felt like a bigger loss.

This past Saturday, I wore the skirt out on a date night.  Surprisingly, I received many compliments on the skirt.  I was wondering if people were just signifying though—complimenting the shortness and not the style.  Ha.

I’m wearing a size M. 

Shirt—The Limited | similar
Booties—Biviel via Amazon
Watch—Michael Kors via TJ Maxx | similar


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  1. January 14, 2013 / 9:40 pm

    Hey and Happy New Year! I just wanted to comment on this look. I really love the skirt and the length. If it had have been me I would have second guessed it though being that it was not lined. I am in search for one with the same length with a little more flow to it for a date night.

    • January 15, 2013 / 4:19 pm

      Happy New Year, Shantile!! I definitely hear you. BTW, come back and let me know if you find some great options. I'm always looking for full and flirty skirts. Pencil skirts get all the love these days. Lol.

  2. January 15, 2013 / 1:47 am

    Very cute!! Love that top!

  3. January 15, 2013 / 3:14 am

    I think it's looks great on you!