The last time I was able to fit into the check skirt was in 1995! It’s a Max Mara classic pencil shape with the vent opening at the front (which I love) and a little stretch (Lycra was just being introduced into materials then). Thank goodness for that stretch! I realised the weather was colder than it looks with the wind chill factor so had to change into grey jeans. The silk J Crew blouse is so easy to wear and feels very luxurious. I really love the few olive and khaki pieces in my closet.