Tri-Coastal Design umbrella, Ann Taylor sandals (sold out)
I always get excited to share bottoms that fit well without any alterations! I feel tops have a lot more leeway in fit, but skirts are more challenging, thus I get the majority of mine tailored in order to sit higher up at the waistline. This one from Modcloth in size xs measures 12" across the waist when lying flat. A discrete elastic panel on the back waistband allows it to stretch up to 2 additional inches, so you can comfortably "let loose" after a big meal. I wore this to brunch with a friend (you may have seen it in this IG), and this skirt also looks darling paired with a chambray top or classic white button-down for work.
I have this off-shoulder cotton tee now in 2 colors, as it's an easy little top that dresses up even basic outfits. If you're thinking of getting one, I'd highly recommend the black to start for channeling your inner Grace Kelly.
Since I get a lot of questions on undergarments...a strapless bra is ideal under this, but I often just wear my normal wireless ones and slide the straps off my shoulders, tucking them under the sleeves (although I know that may not work for ladies who need actual "support").
This skirt has a concealed back zip, two side pockets and is fully lined. It's light and swingy vs a fuller structured skirt. Please note the poly material is a little wrinkle-prone, so I hang it in the bathroom during a hot shower to steam out in between wears. I am long overdue for a new hand-held steamer (and a haircut, looking at these photos...), so would love any good recommendations!
Thank you Modcloth for partnering on this post!