Retro Mint Florals

modcloth floral retro flare skirt spring outfit
Modcloth floral skirt c/o sz xs, Cafe Parfait top xs (I have black as well!)
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.
modcloth floral skirt retro vintage fashion
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").
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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!
vintage retro style spring outfit petites_boston
Thank you Modcloth for partnering on this post!
Swingy floral skirt off shoulder top classic style fashion

39 comments:

  1. Love the skirt, especially the color (it's my favorite)!

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  2. What's wrong with your hair?

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  3. Loving the off-the-shoulder and midi skirt combo, so classic and feminine.
    XO,
    Maria
    MariaOnPoint http://mariaonpoint.com/ | Find me on IG https://www.instagram.com/mariajabad/

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  4. You're gorgeous regardless, though I don't love the top with the skirt. I can't put my finger on it.

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  5. Jean, love the outfit!

    As for steamers, I swear by Rowenta Pro Iron. I have this one (older): https://www.amazon.com/Rowenta-Station-Stainless-Soleplate-1750-Watt/dp/B000MT519O. Both a great iron and professional steamer.

    Since its unavailable, I believe this is the new version: https://www.amazon.com/Rowenta-Precision-1800-Watt-Stainless-Soleplate/dp/B0057ZG516/ref=sr_1_9?s=home-garden&ie=UTF8&qid=1466222074&sr=1-9&keywords=rowenta.

    It's pricey, but its lasted my family ~3+ years now. When I'm steaming something thats hanging its definitely an arm workout. But worth it!

    Hope that helps,
    Uyen

    https://wenandwear.com/

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    1. Thank you for the recommendation! I'm looking for something a little smaller, but it's so nifty that one is a 2-in one.

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  6. Such a pretty skirt, and I like how you paired it with a minimalistic off-the-shoulder top <3

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  7. The Skirt is so lovely and girly - exactly what I look for in an Outfit! LG Jenny

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  8. This midi skirt is so beautiful!
    xx

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  9. You look so pretty! Love the outfit. Great pictures too :) Thanks for sharing!

    Osiarah xx

    www.osiarah.com

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  10. That skirt is GORGEOUS! Have a lovely weekend <3


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  11. Beautiful skirt and I love that umbrella! (And your hair is gorgeous too ;) )

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  12. I'm petite too and I absolutely love midi skirts and floral patterns. This outfit is so on point!
    https://thefashionablephysician.wordpress.com

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  13. Please do an undergarments post! What are your "my normal wireless ones"?

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    1. I rotate between mine from Calvin Klein and Gap!

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  14. Great tip to hang wrinkle-prone clothing in the bathroom when taking a shower :)

    Diana | http://www.thechicdiary.com

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  15. Stunning as always, Jean! I love the floral skirt with the touch of pattern mixing in the striped umbrella. The skirt is just darling :)
    xoxo, Jenna
    Boston Chic Party

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  16. Ah rainy weather, I have enjoyed a lot of that lately...

    Read my newest post about the beauty "ideal" presented in media and its impact on our lifes (link)

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  17. Love this look and that striped umbrella is too cute!

    xo,
    Amanda
    www.aglamlifestyle.com

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  18. I'm petite too and appreciate when manufacturers incorporate elastic back bands. Love your hair and this look. Thank you!!

    Yours truly,
    Audrey and Julie
    www.chichimade.com/blog

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  19. I love it too when manufacturer's incorporate elastic bands to skirts or just bottoms in general. It often has a better chance of fitting us ladies on the petite side. Beautiful skirt!

    ~Audrey and Julie
    www.chichimade.com/blog

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  20. You are such an inspiration. I always love your color combos. Mint and blue...who knew would look so chic!!

    Meghan | BeyondBasicBlog.com

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  21. I tried on the Modcloth top and found it very clingy (aka skin tight all along the tummy) - and if you try and size up for a bit of a more comfortable fit, the sleeves/shoulders didn't fit at all. Just a warning for petite ladies who don't like skin-tight clothing (and aren't as thing as Jean!)

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  22. Beautiful dress! You looks so pretty darling!!
    Hugs,
    Love from www.trangscorner.com {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

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  23. Gorgeous outfit, I just love your skirt! Mint is so lovely. Sophie x

    https://stylestarsandsparkle.blogspot.co.uk

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  24. Hi! Have you tried Nippies by Bristols Six? They are the best. Great to wear with shirts like these and with dresses that have unique cuts.

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    1. I haven't but just looked them up!

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  25. Beautiful!

    -Cheyanne
    www.lifeofcheyanne.blogspot.com

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  26. Beautiful post, I love the entire looks! Another undergarment you could wear could be a bando bralette. Even if you're a size C cup it will add support and be more comfortable. Thanks for sharing your look.

    Thrifted Gal
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  27. Love this cute outfit. You look very pretty! :)

    LifeOfArdor.com

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  28. I love the mint green skirt! ModCloth always has such gorgeous and unique pieces.
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

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  29. LOVE THE BOLD BLUE WITH THIS MINT PRINTED SKIRT!

    M
    SIMPLY SUTTER

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  30. I am always hesitant when it comes to pattern skirt but you made this work. I loved it!

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  31. Jean, I love your hair! What products and tools did you use here? I did comb through your blog looking for tips on curls/waves--not sure if you still do or use the same products as those in your older posts.

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