Here is the first one: Theory "TailorSherani" Wool Pencil Skirt- size 00
Click below to see what alterations I would need for the Theory "Tailor Sherani" pencil skirt and see how the "Ansena Classica" fits on me.
The "Tailor Sherani" skirt- I would have to take in the waist and sides which means my Tailor would have to make sure the pockets in the back are put together properly. I have 2 Victoria Secret skirts w/this exact same problem and the alteration costs were exuberant. I love love the color and I know I could match this up with many items in my closet for work. It was $190, then was $133 plus 20% plus 10% off and free shipping = $94.56. A bit pricey for a skirt but if it fit perfectly, I wouldn't even think twice.
Here is how it fits:
The waist is HUGE on me and it should fit closer to my belly button. On the model, the length is several inches above her knee which would be the case had the waist fit properly. Right now, it's sitting more towards my hips. This fits more like a size 4 than a 00! The width is not fitted so the sides need to be taken in by several inches. To tailor this to perfection, it will cost me roughly around $25 for the waist and $25 for the sides (depending on how much tweaking the pockets will need). Below is my attempt to show all the places I will need to change. The gray is where the pockets lay and will need to be moved when the sides and waist get taken in. Once the waist and sides are taken in, the length will be perfect so no need to touch that.
Worth it or return? I can't decide! I know my tailor can make it look perfect but at what cost? Is it even worth it?I found the matching heather gray jacket to go with. This is what it looks like:
Most readers know and can tell, I LOVE skirt suits. That's all I buy. So when I can find a complete set- I go for it. Unfortunately, this blazer is way out of my budget at $375. I'll check the outlet stores and if I can find this "Gabe" jacket in a 00 and in heather gray, then I'll buy it but at this price, I'll pass. I can't stand that Theory doesn't make it simple for you to find coordinating pieces to suits. I didn't even see this matching jacket when I ordered the skirt. And for some reason, the skirt is still available in 00 and is back to regular price! What's up w/that?HERE): I fell in love when I saw this online but didn't know how it would look on a petite. Judging on how long my Theory Lecture "Joanie" skirt (see my post HERE) was- I was frightened at the length. I love exposed zippers for some reason. I just think they add a little pizazz to a dress or a skirt. Not sure how I would style this but I am quite torn. It fits perfectly. The length is just right for work. And for $55.44 after all my discounts, I didn't think it was too bad for a Theory skirt. It was on sale for $88 and after all my discounts (which I love to combine), it ended up to be a decent price.
Here is how it fits:
Okay so the pictures clearly do NOT do it justice. It's actually super cute in real life and it's hard to see the exposed zipper in the first picture.
On model (below)
The fit is quite true to the picture of the model- which is shocking! That's usually never the case. Okay so the pictures clearly do NOT do it justice. It's actually super cute in real life and it's hard to see the exposed zipper in the first picture. It's obviously well made and the material is stretchy (which makes it very comfortable) and it fits like a glove. I'm glad the length is where it is because w/the form fitting fit, it's nice that it's not too short. It will look much better with a nice blouse tucked in and some pumps. I was too lazy to get ready or put shoes on....:)