Swingy Skirt Styled 2 Ways + Recent Reviews

Green flare skirt Banana Republic stripe shirt work outfit
Modcloth just this sway skirt xxs, Banana Republic top xxsp (updated version)

As my love continues for longer hemlines, I wanted to share this swingy mid-length skirt and styling ideas for 2 very different looks! I picked this skirt up a while back and it's also available in multiple other colors including a classic navy. It comes in a range of sizing from xxs (measuring 22" around the waist stretching up to 24") to 4X, has a side-zipper entry, and is fully lined with side pockets(!). It's actually a touch longer than I'd ideally like...I love how Modcloth skirts tend to fit well at the waist, but wish they'd make the hems just a little shorter. For a work-appropriate look, I like this paired with a striped button-down tucked in and pointed pumps. I was in Banana recently and noticed an updated version of my beloved shirt in the same Dillon fit, but with adorable subtle ruffles at the sleeve cuffs!
modcloth just this sway A line skirt_how to style
Topshop top sz US2 (50% off), Modcloth skirt, Steve Madden heels sz 5.5 (runs narrow)

For a nighttime look, try pairing a flared skirt with a strappy tank and minimalistic sandals. A blousy silk camisole tucked in would be an elegant look, but I also liked it showing a sliver of skin paired with my cropped crochet bralette top (runs small; now on sale for half off!).
lush crossover drape blouse white jeans outfit

I love the idea of these twist-front tops so was excited to see this new arrival in numerous colors. Unfortunately, it's too long for someone my height (5 feet), but I know there are several taller ladies who still read these reviews! The shirt is much cuter if it hits higher, closer to the waist like in the stock photo. Since it hits me at my lower hips, I felt it was cutting into my visual leg line.
modcloth crochet lace little black midi dress extra petite
Modcloth Vino de Janeiro crochet dress sz S, Steve Madden sandals 5.5

I ordered this little black dress to try on for an event recently - although it didn't work out for me in terms of fit, the design is unique and so gorgeous I wanted to do a quick review. The top layer is crochet lace which I've been loving lately, as the feel is a little softer and more retro-inspired. Close-up and in-person, there's a lot of intricate details on this number (zoom in on the stock images to see). The mix & match juxtaposition of it all reminds me of the popular Self Portrait pieces.

Most of the reviews says this dress runs small, but the description notes the bust runs big which I definitely found to be true. I thought the chest area was disproportionately roomy (see bottom left picture) for the rest of the dress, but it might work without alterations on someone who is bustier. On someone my size, the dress in size S would need to be slimmed throughout starting at the bust, and the straps would need to be shortened an inch or two. For a special event, I think this piece would be worth getting alterations on but I didn't have the time with what I needed it for.
modcloth vino de janeiro crochet lace black dress review
And that's all for today! We are headed off to the West Coast later this week...so excited to have yummy poke bowls and good tacos again : )


  1. All of the outfits are spot on. Great post! I really enjoyed reading it. :)

  2. oh wow the green skirt is incredible!
    Fash 'n' fudge
    Fash 'n' fudge

  3. Absolutely adore the striped shirt, I'm in the market for one so will definitely be checking out Banana Republic!



  4. I may just have to get that mod cloth skirt! So perfectly feminine and works great for night and day!

  5. That ModCloth lace dress is gorgeous! I love the details. Sadly I think I'd have the bust problems you did as well, and I'm not excited about paying for alterations. Oh well, it's still beautiful!

    Lifestyle by Joules

  6. I have a long pleated green skirt. I wear light blue top and they go well with each other. I also found if you have a one piece light blue or grey blue dress, a green crossbody bag will work.

  7. You are so thin <3 Love your outfits!!

  8. We are off to San Diego tomorrow! We are getting pokerittos (my first time) and I am so excited :)

  9. That little black dress is stunning!! Runs small except the bust? Sounds like my perfect dress!

    Jen | affecionada

  10. Hi Jean, I love the real color of the skirt! But agree it may be a little too long for petite legs. Have fun on your trip; poke and tacos are a must here in LA!
    ~Jessica | http://www.petitestylescript.com

  11. That swing skirt looks gorgeous! Love the color too :)

    Diana | http://thechicdiary.com/blog/9/1/2016-minimalist-monochrome-outfit-inspiration-thermaluxe-giveaways

  12. Lovely outfits, specially the Just this way skirt!!!

    p.s.....I love the color of your living room wall. May I know what color is, please?

    Thank you thank you

  13. Lovely outfits; great ideas for anytime/ fun occasion. That emerald color transmits energy and fits perfectly for this fall. Unfortunately, they are all sold out.

    p.s.....I love the color of your wall. May I know what color is? I can use it for some wall color renovation-inspiration.

    Thanks a bunch.

    Ana U.

    1. Hi Ana - thank you! But I apologize, I actually don't know as our contractor just painted it a basic white color.

  14. Modcloth is one of my favorite clothing stores. Unfortunately, I can never fit into their clothes. Your style is very inspiring though!


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