Berry Bright

by - Wednesday, January 23, 2013

I picked up a pair of J.Crew Factory skimmer pant in wool in bright dahlia, size 00 as a replacement to my wrinkle-prone cotton fuchsia pants. The skimmer pants are now on final sale for $14.99 + 4.95 shipping with code MOREPLEASE until 1/23. I paid $26 for these pants a few weeks back, figuring the price was reasonable with room for alterations if needed.

At first glance, the skimmer pants look similar to the ever-popular café capris, which I tried on but didn't like. As J.Crew describes it, Everyone's buzzing about our skimmer—a hybrid of our much-loved café capri and the ever-popular cocktail capri. Though I've never tried the cocktail capri, I figured the skimmer pants are worth a try. The pants are TTS on me, with the length hitting just above my ankle bone. When comparing the café capris and skimmer pants in the same size, I felt the café capris were much looser around my behind and thighs, whereas the skimmer pants were slimmer throughout. I'd recommend sizing up from your café capris for the skimmer pants, or sizing down in the reverse.

If memory serves me correctly, the fabric of the skimmer pants feels thinner than the café capris, but the quality of the wool blend mixture is pretty decent. I was pleasantly surprised to see that the inside of the skimmer pants was fully lined (I don't believe the café capris were), so no worries about itchiness. Though I did notice some static cling with the inner lining throughout the day.

I've given up on completely wrinkle-free clothing, so as long as the creases are minimal, I'm a happy camper. The photos below were taken after sitting in the car for half an hour. The result? Some visible creasing in the usual suspect areas of upper thighs and back of the knees, but not too horrible. They do smooth out a bit if I'm not sitting in the same position all day long.

See the pants on Gigi.

sunglasses: Walmart aviator (similar)
lips: Revlon Super Lustrous Lipstick in wink for pink (sold here)
coat: Express (similar)
jacket: UniQUEEN Malang tweed (sold here)
necklace: gift from aunt (similar)
turtleneck: J.Crew Factory ($6 with code MOREPLEASE until 1/23)
belt: J.Crew (similar)
gloves: H&M (similar)
pants: J.Crew Factory skimmer pant ($15 with code MOREPLEASE until 1/23)
bag: H&M (similar)
shoes: Jones New York Harlem (similar)

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  1. those look great on you! thanks for the sizing tips too. i'll be on the lookout! xox P

  2. ooooo I like these pants on you!!! And the price is really attractive too...I haven't been to a J. Crew outlet in ages, will have to pay them a visit soon :)

    1. I haven't been to a physical outlet store in too long either, so thank goodness for online shopping ;)

  3. love all those bright colors -- that jacket is awesome! xo

  4. I really wanted to pick up a pair when I visited a J. Crew Factory store (don't live remotely near one) but there were none available in my size so I couldn't even figure out what size to order online.. Boo! This post makes me feel even more regret! The colour is fantastic.

    1. Don't give up stalking the pants online! There's bound to be some popbacks if you're patient.

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