Review: Pencil and Houndstooth

What: No.2 pencil skirt in houndstooth by J.Crew

When: Winter 2016

How (Material): Wool upper, polyester lining

Why (Pros):

  1. Look: Classic pencil skirt, hits right at knees.
  2. Comfort: Very comfortable.
  3. Quality: Great quality. Love the inside details, the corduroy at the waist and the fun lining. Well done! Color is darker than the previously offered No.2 skirt in tweed.
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  4. Sizing: True to size.ebelandi_jcrew_no2_pencil_houndstooth_7

Why Not (Cons): Nothing much. Beware the houndstooth is darker in color than pictured.ebelandi_jcrew_no2_pencil_houndstooth_2

Sissi’s Verdict: Keeper! What do you say?

OI: Prints and sweaters

Weather is cooling down at a fast pace and somehow, I ended up with Tippis and long-sleeved sweaters all week 🙂 Some outfits to inspire you below.


top/skirt — top/shoes (NW, old) — top (Gap, old)/skirt skirt

Which outfit do you prefer? Let me know by taking the poll below!

Review: Houndstooth for fall

Stopped by the Crew for the promo on full price items and saw the asymmetrical houndstooth skirt and matching regent blazer.  My review below.

Sissi’s Weekly Review – 17th September 2014


What: Asymmetrical houndstooth skirt and matching regent blazer by J.Crew

Season: Fall 2014

Material: 100% wool outer, 100% poly lining for both

Quality: Excellent.  The wool is warm and high quality.  The colors are pretty dark, perfect for Fall and Winter.  May seem a little matronly, depending on how you pair it.

Fit: True to size.  If you are between sizes at the Crew, I’d advise to go with your larger size because of the straight A-line.  I LOVE the zippers as they add attitude to the simple cut.  Am stalking the cream and burgundy colors for the sales 🙂 I feel the skirt (or the blazer) will complement any of those vibrantly colorful tops from the crew, a nice toner aside from the usual blacks, greys and blues.


Sissi’s Verdict: Keeper…the promo is good but you may want to hold for sale, if it lasts 🙂  Have you tried on either item? Please share!