I was so excited to finally wear my first VV Boutique “designer” find today!
*NB: Boobs in photo appear larger than they are.
I originally planned to wear this with my StyleMint Jessie striped t-shirt but it is scorching hot today so instead swapped in a Gap green striped tank, my favourite sandals and a few simple accessories (belt, black bead bracelet and silver hoops) since I was already running late for church.
I briefly reconsidered my ensemble since we planned for an afternoon at the huge wading park for a picnic and play, then decided there is no reason this skirt can’t go everywhere with me. Though it is a higher-end piece, it is cotton and hey, I paid $7!!! Beats wearing an oversize tee and ugly shorts which appeared to be the uniform of many a mother there. I can’t seem to find a website for Jax but I believe it is a Canadian designer label known for a sleek tailored fit. Back in the hunger days of 1992ish when I briefly tried modelling before realizing I was more than a walking hanger, I modelled Jax in a size 6! This skirt is a size 12 and fits great!
I have no idea what year or collection the skirt is from, but I love the pattern and colours! Black, white, pink, mauve, chartreuse, green, blush, orange, taupe – the outfit possibilities are endless – and all without looking too matchy-matchy. I have a fitted mauve sweater and black boots that are just crying to go out with Jax once the cooler weather inevitably arrives!
The hem has a cute (but not girlish) detail of ric-rac trim, and the length was just fine for wading, splashing, sitting and relaxing without flashing anyone! I suspect height is my side when it comes to VV Boutique. I’m 5’8 1/2″ tall so this skirt hits just at the knee. A little longer and it would be mid-calf and potentially dowdy. As it were, I felt Jax helped me transition from church to play to home and dinner and … blogging! Yep, I’ve still got it on – super comfy and still looks great! I can’t wait to search VV Boutique for some more gems like Jax!