I had a 20% off coupon, and decided to try out the Collection Pastille Tweed Pencil Skirt. It hasn't gotten much notice (especially at full price), but it looked so very pretty online, that I wanted to see it in person. I also wanted to try it out before it goes to sale (and will likely go straight to final sale, boo).
It's a bit different than I expected, but in a good way. The colors are pinks, peaches and purples, with a stretchy tan grograin waistband. It's a very large "tweed" and feels lightweight (compared to a winter tweed), but is substantial enough that it could probably span seasons. (I could see pairing it with a cashmere ivory turtleneck sweater, tights and boots.) The skirt has some stretch to it, which I liked (although that leaves the potential to show more bumps, which some may dislike). The material content is a mix (cotton/poly/polyamide/viscose), and is fully lined. The length felt nice -- to my knees (I'm 5'5"). This is my usual size 4.
I tried it on first with a plain white tee (JC perfect-fit crewneck tee), and actually loved that just plain, tucked in. You could just as easily dress it up, ladies-who-lunch style. Just be careful not to make it too twee. ;)
Here are some pics, styled a few different ways (paired with various JC espadrilles from past seasons):
What do you think of this skirt? It hasn't been in store at all, so it's an online only purchase it seems.