Since I bought my J. Crew no. 2 pencil skirt on sale during Christmas holidays last year, I can't seem to stop wearing it. (See this post, this post, this post, and this post for evidence.) I don't think I'll ever tire of its bright pink-purple orchid colour, sturdy double-serge wool, flattering cut and ability to match the other items in my wardrobe seamlessly. Indeed, the skirt epitomizes the resolution I set out for myself earlier in 2012: "Buy less, but buy better."
But with spring and summer approaching (and the time to dryclean and put away wool garments nearing), my attention can't help turning to J. Crew's selection of no. 2 pencil skirts ($72.99 to $160) in other, more weather-appropriate fabrications: double-serge cotton, graphic floral, polka dots, paisley. Same great cut, new colours and patterns. Looking sharp (as a no. 2 pencil?) has never been easier. Where such a wardrobe staple is concerned, I can bend the "Buy less, but buy better" maxim a teensy bit and add one or two more skirts to my collection, right? Right?
P.S. Who's as excited about the J. Crew opening on Robson St. (in the storefront previously occupied by Tommy Hilfiger) as I am? I'll still be tempted to shop the sales south of the border, but if there's something I really want and can't wait to get, having a brick-and-mortar store in Vancouver will make things so convenient.