… and I cannot lie. Just kidding. No, really; I’m actually kidding because I don’t like bows all that much. Not anymore, in any event. But I am keeping this Eva Franco skirt around because I always get a ton of compliments when I wear it. I’m shallow, what can I say. It’s a good thing that it looks so cute, because the fit and the quality are rather underwhelming. The ____ fabric is on the fragile side; the kind that starts falling apart at the seams way too early. The fit is really weird. This is a size 2 and fits like a loose 6, perhaps even an 8. I had to pin the waistband a bit in the back to make it sit closer to my natural waist, which is annoying. The bow is placed exactly down the middle of the skirt, and I can’t quite tell if it’s intended to be asymmetrical or if the skirt is twisting away from its lining in a strange fashion. I probably should have been pickier when I bought it (at my local consignment store) but … eh, it’s cute. Still, consider all this your warning if you’re inclined to chase it down online.
The top is a bit of a compromise too. It’s (thrifted) H&M and the quality is so-so, but I love the colour and the plain style. I want the same top in each one of my core wardrobe colours … in a sturdy, non-transparent silk … please and thank you. Sigh. I’ll probably never find these magical tops, so I’ll settle for this one in the meantime. It’s a great basic for a lot of my statement print pieces. Big bow or not.