Sartorial Bucket List # 4 : The Perfect Red Pencil Skirt

January 03, 2011

I had at various points in the last month been hinting at a specific list of sartorial pursuits that would complete my existing closet. Barring excellent deals that would inevitably surface in the new year, I will be attempting to adhere to this list when browsing online.

I recently crossed off #4 from my list: a red pencil skirt. Now, I really wanted the red Valentino one that Anh sports but for my purposes I think this Ann Taylor Wool Doubleweave Skirt in Maraschino Red would do just fine. The 00p in Ann Taylor isn't slim enough for many thin petites but generally fits me decently.

Work appropriate...

Date appropriate (Christina, the Charlotte Russe rosette corset has hooks in the front, not zippers. I tried to get a picture of the row of hook closures in the front - second picture - but I don't know if you can see)

The skirt sold out last week but is popping back up online in some sizes. Last time I checked the skirt is available in 00R so those of you with longer legs can probably make it work.

Here are some pictures of measurements and whatnot. It's the same size as my other AT skirts but doesn't have much stretch.

The skirt measures a bit under 12.5 inches wide at the waist and almost 21 inches long (shorter than the H&M skirt that many petites love)

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  1. Gorgeous!! I especially love the date look! I love that the top has front hooks!

  2. What a great red skirt! I'm loving the color and I think you wear it so well! =)

  3. what a gorgeous color elle! it's so sexy on you (but still work appropriate). i been dying for a skirt that is some other color than black or grey.

  4. Oh my gosh! I love your skirt! It's a lovely shape and color.

  5. Michelle, Jess & TGB - Thanks! :) I really like the color too...a red pencil skirt at last.

    Ping - I know, I love colorful skirts too (my work outfits are usually so drab with few colors).

  6. Ooooo, love this skirt on you, Elle. The color, the shape, the length. Just perfect. I don't understand how you can fit in a skirt that has a 25 inch waist though, you look like you have a 23 inch waist.

  7. That date outfit is AMAZING!! That's like seriously the best outfit I've seen in awhile!

  8. Funny! I just reviewed this skirt today on my blog, as well! You have a smaller waist than I do, so this fit you perfectly, while this was too small around the waist for me. I have to try and hunt this down in a 0P now. =(

  9. Red & white looks amazing together <3 I love the structured shoulders of your blazer. I just looked at your bucket list and there are a few things that I want from it too! Ahh ... don't you wish you had a million dollars to spare? haha

    xx The Little Dust Princess

  10. i love the red skirt on you!! and you paired it perfectly with the different tops. it's absolutely perfect for a date look. and those red pumps are the perfect shoe too!

  11. OMG~ How did you score this skirt in a 00p?? Lucky duck!!! Love it! Looks amazing on you!!! I never had luck with AT or LOFT skirts- they are always too big on me...I swear we are the same size on the bottom!!!

  12. Love, love, love the corset with the skirt - you look sooooooo gorgeous in it!

  13. ooh pretty! I love the skirt and the pretty rosette top!


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