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!
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!).
Sole Society heels c/o sz 5.5 (also sold here), DIY clutch
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.
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.
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 : )