Wrapped in Cashmere

gray winter maxi skirt

Coat: Liz Clairborne [T] || Skirt: Thrifted || Sweater: Uniqlo (similar, similar) || Booties: Luxury Rebel Shayla (here)

Is it just me or does this ensemble look like it belongs in a Zara catalog?

Most maxi skirts tend to overwhelm my petite physique so I was going to pass on this one but I was curious about the fabric it’s made from. There was no designer/store label on it and usually that happens when it’s a high end designer that does not want their brand to be diluted by being found at local thrift stores so they rip the tags off before items are donated. The skirt is made from a mix of cashmere and fine merino wool, both pricey luxury fabrics. Fully expecting an awkward fit, I tried the skirt on thinking I might as well amuse myself (and enjoy the luxury fabric for a moment) because past experience has proved how unlikely it is to find a match for my physique in maxi skirts.

The skirt fit like it was cut exactly to my measurements but slightly longer. The fabric felt cozy, soft and super warm – it’s like being wrapped in a really fluffy cashmere blanket. Deducting from the luxurious fabrics and meticulous construction (yeah, I checked the stitching), most likely the price range of this skirt fell between $400- $600.

Then came the unbelievable $4 price tag. A bit of fraying got $2 knocked off the price. How could I say no to this skirt? It only seemed befitting to pair the skirt with even more cashmere and fine merino wool, which are the fabrics in both the sweater and coat.

gray winter maxi skirt

gray winter maxi skirt

gray winter maxi skirt

gray winter maxi skirt

Rebel luxury shayla booties

gray winter maxi skirt

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