Anthropologie Phosphorescence skirt; Anthro floral skirt
Shirt, Old Navy; skirt, Anthropologie (via eBay); necklace & shoes, J. Crew Factory; bag, MbMJ (via eBay)

If these photos look weird, it’s because I was trying out a new photographer. A three-and-a-half foot one. (He had some help from dad, although he certainly knows his way around an iPhone. Parenting fail or genius blogger move? You decide. Just don’t tell me.)

Anthropologie Phosphorescence skirt; Anthro floral skirt
Still working on the whole timing-of-photo-taking business …

So, the title. I have had terrible luck with Anthro skirts in the past. I adore them, but I always seem to buy ones that just don’t work. First, there was the Eva Franco skirt I bought … twice. I loved it, but I just couldn’t get it to mix with the rest of my wardrobe. Next, there was the Leifsdottir skirt I fell in love with on eBay. I should have read the reviews first, and realized that my “optimistic” sizing decision was, in actual fact, just plain insane.

Leifsdottir Heartsease Skirt
Leifsdottir Heartsease Skirt

The skirt I bought was a size 4, and although I can technically zip it up (under my boobs, more or less), it poofs out weirdly and barely covers my ass. I’m selling it, if anyone is interested.

With all that history, I was wary when I saw this skirt on eBay. I immediately adored the print, but I held off on pulling the trigger for a couple of months, waiting for a price low enough to make any eventual disappointment bearable. I also sized up, just in case. I got a size 10, and thank the lord. Even though it’s an elastic waist, the 10 just barely fits. I have to wear it pretty much around my natural waist (I.e. higher than I like) for it to feel comfortable. But it does fit, and this is only a minor grumble. Although … the colours are quite neon-y, far brighter than the stock photos had me believe. So … that would be two minor grumbles.

Still, I like it. It’s cute, yes?

Anthropologie Phosphorescence skirt; Anthro floral skirt
Got it!

I think we can safely invoke that title.

18 Comments on Third Time’s the Charm

  1. I’m glad you went for that third try! The skirt is beautiful and I love love love the colors. And just for the record, I think that where it sits its just perfect!

  2. LOL!!! He’s going to learn how to do it right. The first two were pretty cute though. Very blogger-ish, with the looking down and hand up by the face with a half step. He’s a photography genius without even knowing it.

  3. i have had trouble with anthro skirts as well! also sizing issues, and a weird shrinking issue with one as well. i like this skirt a lot, and i think it fits your personality/your closet’s personality nicely. it was begging to be worn with chambray and those flats, that’s for sure. i sometimes veer away from bright and printed skirts because i feel like i can only wear them with chambray or a solid vneck, so i’m interested to see how else you style this one. that one you’re selling is so cute, but i wouldn’t have a clue how to wear it. womp womp.

    i love that you are using your child to take your photos. that’s why you procreated, right? who needs a tripod when you have a kiddo!

    • Well, you know kids are the hottest blogger accessory 😉
      OK, I actually have an idea for pairing this skirt with a print top, so stay tuned! It’ll probably turn up on the blog next month …

  4. These are the reasons why I’m scared of buying things on ebay! But yes, this skirt is cute! Is there any seam allowance that you could let out a bit and then wear at a more comfortable waist level?

    • iI know, it can be quite a gamble! But I’ve had decent luck, for the most part. It really helps when listings include the actual measurements, as opposed to just the label size. Those give you a much better idea of fit, especially if you take into account the type of material/fabric involved.

      I’m not sure there is much that can be done with this skirt, because it has a wide elastic waist. Can that be let out? Luckily, it’s not a huge issue so I’m ok with it either way. Thanks for the suggestion though!

  5. The skirt is really nice and the outfit is great! I love the casual/dressy pairing of the the chambray shirt with the nice skirt.

  6. I dithered over this skirt on the EU site, I’m sure it went to £19.99 but I didn’t buy it as I already have so many patterned skirts. It’s great, glad you took a chance!

    • Thanks! I hesitated for a long time, but eventually the price dropped enough for me to take the gamble. I’m glad I did, I love it.