Pleated Florals + Ruffled Off Shoulder Stripe Top

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Jasmine night floral skirt xxs c/o Chicwish (use code SPR20 for extra 20% off),
Ann Taylor heels sz 5, H&M; blazer sz 2 altered, Express top c/o xsp

rtAs someone who gravitates towards all things feminine and elegant, it’s no surprise how much I love a good floral fit & flare ski. You can pair one simply with a tee for brunch with friends, dress it up with a lacy or silky top for special occasions, or style it more formally with a blazer for business casual attire.

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This skirt has a navy backdrop with shades of neutral gray and beige, plus a hint of pink throughout the floral pattern. It has a smooth, satiny finish (but is not shiny) and is fully lined with an invisible back zipper. The color scheme is easy to style with spring tones, and looks classic and crisp with just a white blouse. I also love deeper-hued prints, since they can be carried through to cold-weather seasons with tights and a sweater.

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Chicwish makes some of my most favorite (and most affordable) flared skirts that fit with no alterations needed in xxs. See their teal floral skirt reviewed in this blog post and this vibrant red poppy skirt featured in this blog post (note that one is only avail. starting in xs, which should fit a 25″ waist). Not every style fits the same, so definitely check the listed measurements for each style and size, especially with non-stretch materials like this one. This particular style in size xxs measures 12″ across the waist and 22″ in length, which for me sits perfectly at the higher waist and hits at a flattering point right at the knees.

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I’ve posted about this brand several times before, and want to remind readers of a few things about shopping there. I work with them and accept gifted pieces on occasion, and also regularly order from them on my own to test out their shipping, returns, and customer service (as I do with all sponsors) and provide feedback on those fronts. Chicwish is based in Asia so shipping can take several weeks – in the past I’ve had some shipping delays on my orders, but I did always receive my purchases. Return shipping costs are at the buyer’s expense, and they do have a US-based returns address. To help minimize the need for returns, I always recommend looking for items that already have reviews and customer photos posted at the bottom, so you can see how that piece looks on others fit and color-wise. Shopping at international retailers can be hit or miss, but the hits can result in unique, less-mainstream pieces (not to mention, pieces that might fit better off the rack).

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striped top xs c/o, Paige petite jeans (old), Ann Taylor heels, Le Specs sunglasses

I also wanted to share fit info on another Chicwish piece that I got a lot of questions on, both in-person and on IG! This striped ruffle top is SO cute and very on-trend, and is comparable to similar tops that are several times pricier. It’s a dramatic piece that’s full in the ruffled area and really stands out – the perfect “going out” piece paired simply with white or blue jeans. Note the XS is loose on me so I’ve tucked it in, and the sleeves are a little long so I wear them folded or rolled. I also carefully snipped off a third partial row of ruffles to make it slightly less full and more proportionate on someone my size. The material is nice quality and wrinkle-resistant (plus stays wrinkle-free after machine washing & drying), and there’s a good amount of workmanship to it with all the ruffles and stitching on those ruffles.

Thank you to Chicwish for partnering on this post.

 

47 thoughts on “Pleated Florals + Ruffled Off Shoulder Stripe Top

  • Thao March 13, 2017 at 11:47 am

    Thank you for the thoughtful response ^_^
    I'll definitely check out Jbrand jeans and will be on the lookout for future posts. (I'm always lurking on this blog anyways)

  • Jean March 15, 2017 at 6:54 pm

    To anonymous – yes we finally got to visit! We'd say Xiao Bao is best for those going in with an open mind and not expecting traditional, authentic Asian food. It's a little pricier for the small-plate portions but we did appreciate some of the spins on traditional flavors. And they have a big focus on their cocktail menu (which most Asian restaurants do not), so do check it out if you enjoy a good mixed drink with your dinner.

  • Jean March 15, 2017 at 6:55 pm

    Hi Olivia – I think I responded to you in a newer post, but let me know if you have any remaining questions!

  • Jean March 15, 2017 at 7:00 pm

    Hi Susan – oh man, that's really tough for me to estimate and I don't think there's one number I can give you in general. The restaurants vary significantly in terms of price (I tried to denote the range using $$ in my Charleston travel guide last year). Also, we opted to just walk around leisurely vs do a lot of the popular activities like visiting historic sights or taking guided tours, so am not sure what admission fees are for those. I think the best way to estimate your budget is pick the places you want to eat at and the activities that interest you, and add it up from there.

  • MizEats March 15, 2017 at 7:16 pm

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  • Anonymous March 15, 2017 at 9:01 pm

    Thank you Jean for responding ! This place sounds excellent!! Can't wait to try it!!

  • Susan Yang March 28, 2017 at 3:22 pm

    Thank you for taking the time to respond. =)

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