I love finding fitting room pictures on my phone from weeks ago that I had completely forgot even existed. Especially on a day when I had nothing else to share with you guys :)
Mystery Skirt by Maeve-$98
This is one of the first skirts I've been excited about at Anthropologie in quite some time now. Their selection just hasn't been wowing me lately. It's also nice to see a skirt that's under $100. Most seem to be a lot more these days. The shell of this skirt is 70% wool and the lining is 100% cotton, so it wasn't the least bit itchy. The lining is sewn into the skirt, it's not a separate piece. The skirt is black (or maybe a dark navy) and blue with a white checkered pattern (I'm sure there's some official name for that), has pockets, a back zip, and falls right above the knee. My true size 6 fit well, so I'd say this runs TTS. As you can see from the second picture though, there's one big problem with this skirt. It makes me look like I have a bubble butt! Still trying to decide if this is a deal breaker for me. Maybe if I wear a cardigan with it it won't be as noticeable?
Nolana Skirt by Moulinette Soeurs-$158
This skirt was a big disappointment for me. It looked amazing at first glance, but then I started to discover all of it's flaws once I got it in the fitting room. For starters, while the skirt is lined, the lining is very sheer. If you got close enough, you could definitely see through it. I wouldn't feel comfortable wearing this out without a slip underneath. I also didn't like how the lining at the top of the skirt was so noticeable. It looks like that's my white shirt showing through, but it's not, it's the lining. My true size 6 was way too big at the waist, so I'd recommend going down a size. The skirt is pretty heavy, but you can obviously tell that it's well made. It has a side zip and no pockets. I did like the cranberry color, but that's about the only positive there was for me. Pass!
Raspberry Jacquard Dress by Maple-$168
This dress was another big disappointment for me. I honestly felt like I was wearing a nightgown when I had it on. It just sort of hung there on my body and there wasn't any definition at my waist. My chest also looked more flat than it normally does in this dress. My normal size 4 was the best fit for me, so I'd say it runs TTS. The bottom of the dress fell half an inch to an inch above my knees, so I wouldn't have any problems wearing this to work. It has a hook and eye closure at the neck and there is ruching in the back at the waist. There isn't a lining and there aren't any pockets. On a more positive note, the raspberry color is gorgeous IRL and I liked the little dots that are all over the dress. There is a triangle shaped cut-out on the back of the dress, but if I remember correctly, you can still get away with wearing a normal bra. As I'm sure you could have guessed, this one is a pass for me.