Tuesday, October 12, 2010

American Eagle: In Review - The Military Skirt

On Tuesday OR Thursday of every week, I will be posting a review blog.

But this won't be your ordinary review.

This is a review of clothing.

My wonderful amazing friend, Bailey, does an AE: What to Wear blog post every Wednesday, and this is where I got my inspiration.

So, since this is the first review post, we'll do some back story.

Why am I a good person to review American Eagle clothing?

Because I'm just like you, my readers. I'm of average height and weight, and I'm working on a budget. I rarely make my mother pay for my clothing, because most of it is my purchase, not a need purchase.

I'm here to give you guys the facts when it comes to whatever I have recently purchased. American Eagle is not paying me or giving me free clothes, these are my purchases.

I've been an American Eagle customer for about 5-6 years now and I have loved every minute of it. I have purchased so much clothing that about 3-4 times a week I can be wearing all American Eagle [down to my undergarments thanks to the wonderful Aerie].

SO: This week in review, we have, The Military Skirt. I bought this skirt on a whim, and when I found it was called the Military Skirt, I pretty much had to buy it. It was on the sale rack and my size so i figured it HAD to be a sign.

I tried it on and it fit. It was a great fit. I would have loved to try on a smaller size, but I didn't want to risk it. I needed to buy this skirt.

So I did.

And wore it the next day. I paired with black tights and a black vneck shirt and converses and my jean jacket. Oh, and a headband with a green bow. I was full on Military Look.

and I LOVED this skirt. It was short, but not too short and not too long. It was comfortable. and its versatile. I know I'll be able to wear it in the spring and summer, but I can also wear it this fall and winter with leggings [which I just purchased - buy one get one 50% off]. It's military green color goes with a lot of colors for shirts, dark, bright, sweaters, tees, sweatshirts, you name it - it goes. I know this because I also own the Flight Skirt. It's the same color and I have worn it with leggings and black tights and on its own and with nude tights. It's brilliant. If you own the Flight Skirt, you will know how awesome it is.*

So, since I was so happy with the Flight Skirt, I bought the Military Skirt. and not just because it's called the Military Skirt.**

Anyway, back to the review. When I said it was short, but not too short, I mean it. I don't know how AE did it. It's called a mini skirt, but it's really not. I read somewhere, and I could have swore it was on AE's website, that "it's a mini skirt without feeling like a mini skirt." That description could not be truer. I'm not a fan of the mini skirt, but I am a fan of the skirt. I don't like them super short because I hate my thighs. Sometimes I feel like the Flight skirt is a little too short, but not the Military skirt. It was the perfect length.

and you can wear it ANYWHERE. I wore it to work [illegally, but with leggings and it was a slow day], I wore it to class, and I would wear it to the club. I don't know if I would wear it to my internship, but I would wear it after, you know, when you're hanging out with your friends at a bar or the bowling alley or Starbucks.

It's beyond fantastic and you should buy it before it sells out.

It's still available online and it's ON SALE. If you can find it in the store, bless you, but my store does not have a good sale section. This is why I normally shop online.

If you any other questions about the skirt, feel free to ask. Obviously I'm new to the whole review thing and new to the whole review clothing thing, so I'll get better when I know what you're looking for.

Today is AWESOME because....this post is FINALLY getting up. Yay, me!
I'm listening to.....Hey Molly, by Mike Lombardo, from Songs for a New Day. [Click the title to listen]

*Its got these side zipper pockets that fit my phone, my id, and money and i didn't need to carry a purse at ALL when wearing this skirt out. Plus, I could wear heels, cons or boots and i still looked good at the club. LOVE THIS SKIRT.
**if you follow me on twitter, you'll know my new fascination with the military.

1 comment:

  1. 1. Thank you for the bloggy shout-out! It's much appreciated.

    2. This is a wonderful review of AE product. I know that AE loves to hear feedback about their clothing, and I know customers what to hear feedback about AE product. And it's about 100x more believable when it comes blatantly from said customer, instead of repeated on the sales floor, "One time, this customer told me that this skirt was a mini-skirt without feeling like a mini-skirt..." Much better this way.

    3. I want that skirt! This all hinges on Friday and my paycheck.