Bow Skirt (+ J. Crew Silk Cami Review)

May 29, 2016

As a habitual trend chaser (more considerate friends call my style "whimsical"), I shop less out of necessity than out of curiosity. In the absence of an organizing principle of shopping, my closet has become impossible to categorize—for years I vacillated between organizing by type and organizing by color; I have since given up on trying to bring order to intractable chaos. To make getting dressed on hurried mornings possible, a garment rack of closet favorites stands in my living room, for easy access. 

One piece that never gets swapped out of regular rotation is this printed silk skirt, which mysteriously engenders good feelings in me (though many studies say our moods dictate what clothes we wear). The print is cheerful, but I like most the way it moves—flowy things have this mesmerizing way of translating the wearer's movements.
J. Crew Silk Cami | J. Crew Schoolboy Blazer (similar here) | Kate Spade New York Jolie Silk Skirt in Abstract Bow (old) | Ann Taylor Mini Pebbled Signature Tote (new version here) | Forever 21 Lace-up Suede Pumps
As I mentioned in a previous post, I have been ramping up my search for silk camis and ordered a number of styles to try. The J. Crew Silk Cami (now on sale in several colors) is a keeper, despite its simplicity (I am admittedly more drawn to ones with lace trim or scallop details).
J. Crew Silk Cami in "Soft Sandalwood": XXX-SMALL (left) // XX-SMALL (right)
I found it surprising that there was a noticeable color difference between the two sizes, though only a small difference in length (~1/4") and size. The camis came out of the bag with deep creases which relaxed after a short steam session.
For those looking to do some serious shopping, don't forget to check out the mega Memorial Day shopping post for a complete list of sales and picks.

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