Happy Friday! I absolutely loved reading through each and every one of your wedding comments, from the intimate gatherings of best friends/family to affairs of over 1,000 (!) - thank you to everyone who shared your personal story, photos, or words of wisdom.
Please excuse the background for today's quick fitting room Friday. Our home is still under construction so a rubble-free spot was hard to come by. I bought this LOFT skirt after seeing it on CrazyStyleLove's gorgeous instagram feed, where she mentioned the material was thickly textured and sturdy. I love a good unique watercolor print, and have to say that + the weight of the skirt are my favorite qualities. The actual material, although weighty which I like, feels like a stiff canvas which I hope would become softer with wash and wear.
Fit to me felt very typical of LOFT sizing, the 00P measured approx 26.5" around waist and would require a bit of taking in (not evident in these photos due to the bubble hem top, but the waist to hip line is fairly straight cut). I was debating about alterations when my cousin tried it on and fell in love with the perfect fit on her, so back home with her it went. Skirt is unlined with an exposed back zipper. This piece has accumulated quite a few reviews online so I'd suggest checking those out if interested.
On another note, several of you asked about the sandals in the above Instagram pic. Short story is I saw the brown/gold version on Khatu in-person years ago, and went right to Target to find them. They were all sold out of that leg-lengthening neutral color, but I managed to find 1 pair with bright aztec print on steep clearance. I loved the comfort, so took those home and spent a few hours painstakingly removing the print fabric / cursing myself, which resulted in the solid brown sandals shown above. My DIY job was visibly shoddy, so I was happy to see Target has brought these back in several colors and wasted no time in ordering a brown/gold pair (plus a few others such as the Avalyn leather flats and Madeline cap toe flats to try - will post a review update once they arrive).
Quality-wise, you pay for what you get so these sandals are not genuine leather. The smallest size is a generalized "5 - 6" so I wouldn't recommend them for anyone with smaller feet. The cut also runs wide, not as refined looking as the similar Gap sandals plus with less cushioning. However they're very comfy right off the bat as long as you're not walking long distances with insufficient cushion support. They're also durable despite some roughing around, so no complaints for the price.