I swear my life doesn’t revolve around James Perse, although it may seem like it. Or maybe it does. I LIVE my LIFE in James Perse, and I obviously have a passion for the brand. Over the years (I’ve been buying James Perse since 2005) I’ve been consistently pleased with the quality and style of every piece I’ve owned, and when I’ve been disappointed, I’ve also been vocal about it.
But, on to the skirt. I bought this skirt in black in 2008 I think (?) and wore it TO DEATH. Literally. I just got rid of it a few weeks ago because it was too big for me to wear anymore, and quite faded. It was still in good shape, honestly, and if I’d still been at the weight I was when I bought it, I probably would have continued to wear it.
If this skirt is the same as the one I had before – it looks identical, although I can’t tell what the fabric is like – it was always my favorite James Perse skirt. This skirt is very straight, and sometimes difficult to walk in, but I honestly never had a problem with it. The fleece was thicker, and more “sturdy” so it felt “tight” on me, but not too tight – just tight enough to hold everything in. The waist was always slightly large for me, and I lost the drawstring early on, so I wore it lower on my hips, which worked well. It’s different than most JP skirts in that it’s more straight instead of flared, and while I like a lot of the flared maxi skirts (I have two), I like the option of having a straight one also, and now I can again.
I had a size 4 when I owned it before, and this time I’ll probably get a 2. I wish I’d seen it yesterday when they were having the free shipping code, I would have ordered it!!
What’s your FAVORITE James Perse piece? How old is it?