I found the smallest J.Crew box I've ever received today in the mail. It was teeny, which is odd, given The Crew's penchant for larger-than-life-we-didn't-know-about-any-recession packaging. Oh but inside was something magical and larger than life. The Stardust Pencil Skirt in the Gunmetal color is here, ladies, and it is all sorts of fabulous. The color is pretty accurate as to what's shown online and the sequins are small, delicate and scattered organically I like to think, across the skirt itself. I have to say it did not disappoint, as the J.Crew Collection Dulce did. That one has been wrapped and will go back to J.Crew tomorrow. At $118, this skirt's price point is worth it. If this goes on sale or promo later, it will be a super deal.
My customs declaration form calls it a "Sequin Lace Skirt," which got my attention because there's nothing of that in the description online. But upon closer inspection you should be able to see that there is a web weaved behind the sequins. You can see my hand in the background of the material. I was trying to hold it up so you could see the translucence in the material.
Laying flat you can see the waist band, which is a very nice silk. I would say the skirt runs TTS, if not just a teensy bit on the smaller side. I took my normal size 6 and it fit great. But there is no "give" in this skirt so there will be no stretching. If you are betweens sizes I would definitely recommend maybe sizing up.