Friday, April 15, 2011

anthropologie patagonian maxi skirt fitting review and styling options

oh the maxi skirt. this was a trend i thought i could just bypass. though effortless and chic, i just don't see myself as the long, flowy skirt kinda gal. until i saw this photo via roxy's effortless anthropologie. i loved the combo of the printed boy tee in sailboats and the patagonian maxi skirt! so darling! so i had to hustle on over to anthropologie and give it a whirl.

i grabbed a medium and liked the fit, but even pulled up higher the length was a bit long. clearly, this scarf is not working with the outfit. but, the skirt was lovely. so soft. so easy. it was definitely a happy surprise.

then i decided to be ambitious and try the size small skirt.

surprisingly, the small fit better. it was a little shorter (which is better considering i would wear with flat sandals) but not tighter like i imagined it would be. i can't wait to wear it this weekend with the sailboats tee and a plaid scarf i picked up at j.crew:

Maxi skirt
$88 -

Nine west sandal
$89 -

$18 -

J Crew plaid scarve
$50 -

Printed Boy Tee, Sailboats
$38 -

i also think it would be fun styled with a slightly tougher feel:

J Crew vintage style tee
$98 -

Striped skirt
$88 -

Messenger bag
$80 -

Monica Vinader facets jewelry
$390 -

lastly, i like the idea of trying it with a blazer (i would roll up the sleeves), simple lace tank, and dressing things up a bit with pearls:
Vanessa Bruno Athé lace tank top
$125 -

J Crew wool blazer
$188 -

Maxi skirt
$88 -

Charles David wedge heels
$172 -

Charles David wedge heels
$172 -

J Crew pearl necklace
$78 -

until next time,


  1. I loved that outfit from Roxy's blog too! I hope to try to recreate it. I LOVE the sailboats tee! Thank you again for helping me style the Pickled Plaid! :)

  2. Oh, I love the blazer/pearls idea too- very mediterranean still, but captain of the ship!

  3. Ooh I love all of your styling options! I too raced to Anthro after seeing Roxy's post and purchased both the tee and skirt. Love both!

  4. All of these styling options are fantastic. You look great in this maxi skirt. I like how you've pulled it up high on the waist too. I'm going to have to scope this one out...

  5. Such a darling outfit. I love it on you! You look like a TAAALLLLLLL drink of water! Bonus!

  6. thanks ladies!! i loooved the combo so much and want to wear it all the time. :) feels so breezy and comfortable!