First I got the same Ann Taylor one that Elle has. Sz 0P was the smallest in store, and it was on clearance, but still $40 and required slimming and hem alterations. The material was so stretchy and comfortable, but I wasn't gung ho about spending $65+ on it.
Kerry for sharing about this lovely chain of thrift store that sorts items by size), for a more wallet-friendly $7.
The skirt felt crisp and new, but upon further inspection, I noticed a splotchy stain on the front. Yuck! "Okay...it's a no...time to go..." Poor Nick was getting itchy from the thrift store and I could see he was hungering for Taco Bell (a typical reward for his patience during my thrifting), so I had to leave it behind.
Skirt: Petite Sophisticate sz 2P, thrifted and altered (similar)
Top: Converse for Target Chambray Shirt, sz XS (slimmed)
Shoes: Ann Taylor Perfect Pumps in Saddle Brown sz 5 (use FRIENDSFB for 30% off)
Belt: came w/these Forever 21 Woven Shorts sz XS Necklace: Target
On another note, if you haven't come across new blogger and YouTuber Wendy's Lookbook yet, prepare to be completely hooked. Thank you dear bloggy friends AprilAthena and DSKSteph for telling me about Wendy. She has an infectious personality, and I'm pretty certain she's on an accelerated path to become the next big YT "guru." I've taken notes aplenty from her styling tips, starting with this 25 (24?) ways to wear a scarf video.
Readers - have you ever received unsatisfactory alterations? Do you sadly suck it up, or go back and demand re-alterations?