Wednesday, March 9, 2011

anthropologie ackee pencil skirt fitting review and styling options

hello there! i popped into anthropologie to do a couple returns and spotted the ackee pencil skirt by corey lynn calter. online, this one never appealed to me, but in store - i loved the cherry red color and the print was much less ikat-ish. as with most corey lynn calter pieces, i sized up to a 10. (for most pencil skirts, i am an 8. i fit an 8 in the acting out skirt by cartonnier as well as an 8 in the cultural heritage skirt from yoana baraschi)

i liked it even more on! the length would be perfect for work. the side picture looks a little funny, i don't think it looked like that in person. i did really like that it was tight enough in the waist, while still having room in the hips. i often have trouble with the j.crew pencil skirts for being too big in the waist by the time i size up enough for the hips.
here's a close up of the color and pattern. sort of like breezy clouds.

and because i love to create options... i got a little busy with polyvore. :)

first up is popping the skirt with some nexpected neon pastels:
Style pencil skirt
$138 -

Ice Pop Shirt -
$78 -

Chie Mihara multi colored high heels
279 EUR -

Forever21 chain jewelry
$5.80 -

J Crew skinny belt
25 GBP -

now you know i am loving mustard... so i had to use these shoes in a set:
Lace blouse
$98 -

Pencil skirt
$138 -

High heels
$100 -

Chain necklace
$48 -

third takes it a little more earthy. aren't those shoes perfect? they're from born so you know they will be so comfortable!
Miu Miu cashmere top
$460 -

50s style pencil skirt
$138 -

Marc jacob
165 GBP -

Jeweled shoes
$140 -

Jeweled shoes
$140 -

$128 -

this look might be one of my favorites. i like pairing light blue and red together. i also am loving the heels.
16,800 JPY -

Pencil skirt
$138 -

Chie Mihara high heels
$322 -

See by Chloe leather satchel
$495 -

Betsey Johnson stud earring
$25 -

lastly, i did another unexpected combo, but one i love in my home decor. red and mint green, with pops of pink:
TopShop short sleeve top
$75 -

50s style pencil skirt
$138 -

Mid heels
$148 -

Lulu Guinness bow handbag
295 GBP -

Flower jewelry
$20 -

such a fun piece!

until next time,


  1. I have that skirt on my wish list. You look great and all of the options are awesome. I am one to make a ton of outfits just from one piece. This is a great and beautiful skirt. You look lovely as always. Did you find it too Red? It seems very muted in the Catalog. But looked to Orange red on another Blogger. Is it Really Bright red? Thanks for the review. Have a Great Day :) BTW. Love your new Header, But miss the other one :( Really Pretty!

  2. gabby - thanks!! :) you know, i was really surprised because in store it was the perfect true red color (a little darker and brighter than online, maybe?) which was right up my alley! (before i saw it in person, i thought it was just okay)

    thanks on the new header too! i think i will periodically change it up just for fun. i miss the z's too, but i still get to see them above my bed every day. :)

  3. Aw, That's sweet. I really like them ( The Zzz ). They are so pretty! They look so peaceful. Thanks for letting me know on the Skirt. I really want it. But have my eye on So many things...Grr! I just scored me the Sun Shades Dress. But had to pay full price. Apparently there was an article in some magazine and they sold out before they even had the chance to put them out for sale :/ So I had to pay FULL price. Anyway, I love all of your outfits!! Have a Great Weekend.