Sunday, January 25, 2015

Elephants Aren't Just for Kids

When I first saw J. Crew's Origami skirt in Elephant Parade print, I kind of wanted it, but, as always, I wanted to wait for a sale. But then when it sold out, I suddenly became obsessed with it and wondered why I just didn't spring for it sooner before it was gone forever. (It's funny how that works!) While I was checking to see if my pretty golden parade of elephants had marched back in stock on the J. Crew website, I stumbled upon the kids' version of the skirt. I am one who will occasionally peruse the kids' section, but I haven't done it for a while. I used to shop at Gap Kids in college, but only for tops since the bottoms were too short and ill-fitting for a tall person such as myself.

Well, I took a gamble and ordered the girls' elephant skirt in a size 16 from J. Crew, despite my reservations. The fact that J. Crew offers free shipping on kids' items made it all the more enticing and less of a risk. When my child sized pachyderm skirt finally arrived at my doorstep, I was pleasantly surprised that the fit was perfect. Here are some differences I observed between the adult and girls' version of the skirt: first, the girls' version is fuller than the straight, mini style of the adult version and the girls' also has an elastic "pull-on" waist. The length on the girls' version is longer than the women's, which makes it more appropriate for work. (Go figure!) The icing on the cake is that the girls' version was about half the price of the adult skirt!


All in all I would highly recommend checking out the kids'/girls' section of J. Crew. The styles are super cute and will probably fit you if you are in the 00-4 adult-size range. Now I am a convert and I'll be checking out the J. Crew kids' section a little more closely in the future!









Linking Up With: Let it Shine and How I Fall
Shoe and Tell and Celebrate Southern

Skirt: Adult Version here , my girls' version here
Shirt: Kohl's / Elle 
Belt: Brooks Brothers 
Bag: Louis Vuitton Epi Brea in "Rubis"
Shoes: Christian Louboutin "Simple" Pumps
Sunglasses: Prada "Baroque"

20 comments:

  1. That's such a cute print (for children or adults!)
    ~Sophia
    http://plaidismyfavouritecolour.blogspot.com/

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    1. Thank you Sophia! I think it definitely works for any age group!

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    1. Thank you Ada! It's going to become one of my favorites!

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    1. Thanks Pam! Elephants are always a lot of fun!

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  4. Love the print. The bag adds a nice color pop too!
    http://www.robincharmagne.com/blog

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    1. Thank you Robin! I adore this elephant print too. It was one of my favorites this winter from J. Crew.

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  5. Thank you so much for linking up today on Shoe and Tell at Style Nudge!! It's always fun to discover new blogs. I adore your skirt and the great your Prada sunglasses are the perfect choice to wear with it. And, of course, your Louboutin Simple Pumps are fabulous!!

    Cherie
    http://www.stylenudge.com

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    1. Thanks Cherie! I love the idea of the "Shoe and Tell" link up and it's a great way to discover new blogs! Thank you for hosting!

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  6. Hey, great post! I found you on the Style Elixir LinkUp.

    I love your outfit. I'm hosting a linkup over on my blog. Its based in the UK and I wondered if you wanted to come and share your post. I'd love to have you on the linkup (runs every Monday), maybe you'll find some new UK readers also. :) http://www.atouchoftartan.co.uk/

    Laura xx

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    1. Thank you Laura! I would love to check out your blog and linkup to discover some readers from across the pond!

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  7. I love that Skirt and I love the way you styled it! Have a fabulous night
    xo, Victoria
    www.coffeeandablonde.blogspot.com

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    1. Thank you Victoria! I hope you have a fabulous night too!

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  8. Nice! I've never purchased from the girl's section but lots of petite bloggers do it. So happy it worked out for you; the skirt is too cute!

    P.S. Thanks for your recent visit to my blog! Not sure if you know, but I'm co-running a work style linkup every Wednesday! Here's the link to the last one. Hope to see you there this Wednesday! :)

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    1. Yes, I've seen some of the petite bloggers get kids' stuff which is why I wasn't sure if it would work for me (I'm not petite), but this skirt was pretty long. I would love to check out your linkup this week! Thanks for letting me know!

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  9. I never think to check the girls section! I love that skirt! Such a fun pattern!

    Jill
    Doused In Pink

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  10. That skirt is sooo cute and I love how the red handbag really gives the outfit a an extra POP of color. :-)
    I started a Personal Style Fashion Link Up and Would love for you to join! Please check it out at http://www.mahogany-closet.com/2015/01/first-link-up-mahogany-closet-mondays.html

    Thanks
    Melissa

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  11. Oh my gosh this skirt is so cute and unique! I love the black and gold! Thanks for joining the Celebrate Southern Linkup last week!

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  12. The skirt is fabulous! Love the look.

    Rocks
    www.rocksfashionbug.blogspot.com

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