Zara's end of season sale has been in full swing for a while now. I stopped by my local store and saw a whole rack full of this jacquard pleated dress for under $30. I found it strange so many were left since it looked quite cute! Once on, I realized the dress is very scandalous for anyone not model height. The neckline went down to my belly button and the low back nearly showed my undies. Thankfully this is an easy fix by raising the shoulder straps (it would still be low back in design) which also lifted the proportions into place for me. The waist was a perfect fit, the embossed material had a nice weight, and the pleats were very flattering hitting right above the knees. I skipped towards the register before it hit me that I had a really similar blue dotted set. I didn't end up getting this but would recommend to anyone who doesn't mind a small alteration. Next up...
H&M cropped top (bought last month for $29.95 but can't find online), Kate Spade pumps
As promised, here's a quick review of this LOFT striped skirt. I thought the quality was pretty solid with medium weight, textured 100% cotton outer (machine washable - yay!) and full lining. I love the wider waistband with comfy angled pockets. Sizing-wise, I've come to accept that LOFT skirts will require alterations on me.
It's not too evident in the photos, but I thought it fit typical for LOFT - 00 petite measured 13.5" across the top and 17" across the hips. There's a small slit at the bottom to facilitate walking. My tailor took it in a few inches and I snipped off the buttons, which I actually thought were a pretty cute horn pattern, but taking them off made the skirt more versatile for me.