♫: passin’ me by – the pharcyde
Anthropologie has recently started doing “pre-orders” on select items; the Amalia Tulle skirt that I am wearing below being one such item. It actually came into stock earlier than expected, but I was pretty surprised when I opened the package to find the poofiest of all poofy skirts alive.
It looks so sweet and well-mannered on the website, after all:
But in real life, the skirt fits more like this:
And I must admit, I was slightly horrified when I first put it on because it was so unexpectedly…big. The layers of tulle on this thing are endless. Endless! This skirt has a poof-factor that goes above and beyond what the Minaj-i-Gaga scale can even register. The Minaj-i-Gaga scale is like the Richter scale, only for overly-dramatic and out-of-control poofy skirts that I totally didn’t just make-up right now as I am typing this out.
So anyway, the skirt is poofy. But I kind of like it! Actually, I really like it. It reminds me just enough of the mid-length, oversized floral skirts from Dior S/S2013:
And like most women, I will always secretly be a sucker for overly-voluminous, poofy skirts. This skirt runs pretty true to size if not a little large–but consider purchasing it in your normal size if you will be tucking bulky sweaters into it this winter.
(I snapped these pics last week during a day of thick smoke and thunderstorms, so I apologize that they turned out a little dark and contrasty. I tried to get the color of the skirt as true as possible in my edits–swish, swish.)
Bracelet: Kate Spade Idiom Bangle (buy it here, on sale!)