Outfit Of The Yesterday: Moto Jacket + Anthropologie’s Amalia Tulle Skirt

♫: 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:

{amalia tulle skirt – anthropologie.com}


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.)

Jacket: Emerson Fry, old (similar under $100) (a splurge by Mackage here) (last worn here)

Top: J Crew Factory, old (similar under $50) (similar here)

Belt: Ann Taylor, old (similar here) (similar under $100)

Skirt: Anthropologie (buy it here) (a pretty option under $100) (similar under $50)

Bracelet: Kate Spade Idiom Bangle (buy it here, on sale!)

Shoes: Christian Louboutin Piou Piou Pumps (similar Louboutins here) (similar under $100) (last worn here)

Bag: Lanvin Happy Mini Pop in Python, old (similar here, 40% off) (similar under $250) (similar under $50) (last worn here)