Modcloth Striped Skirt + Leopard Topper

modcloth striped skirtModcloth striped skirt sz S, Gap petite sweater (similar)
Coach bag, Emerson Fry coat, Adrienne Vittadini booties, H&M; tights

Happy Monday! I hope anyone interested in this skirt was able to pick it up when I posted on IG/FB. Sizes currently seem to be sold out, but chances are they’ll be re-stocked again. I actually first came across this skirt almost a year ago while looking for a recommendation similar to my DIY navy version. Mine’s made of linen-like cotton which looks out of place during northeast winters, but this black + cream (almost a light beige in-person) rendition feels suitable for year-round. I was surprised to see it re-stocked several seasons later, and ordered to try.

Experimenting with cold and warm weather pairings:

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Left: BlankNYC jacket, Ann Taylor scarf, YSL heels Right: LOFT tee, J.Crew heels

True to the reviews, sizing runs small and a regular S fit me high at my natural waist. The material quality as well as skirt structure in-person does not look as good as the stock photo, but I suppose it is what you pay for. The waistband is a wide band of exposed elastic, the material is thin, and the back zipper is also exposed as shown below. I think the zipper makes this less appropriate for a professional environment, so may have it replaced with an invisible zipper.
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Since the material is thin, dark tops tucked in may show through a bit like shadows. This can be solved simply with a nude slip, which I find myself reaching for every other day now. The material of this skirt is slightly ribbed, which I’ve tried to capture:
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In the end, I decided to keep this for the good alterations-free fit as well and flattering slight flare shape. I also have to admit that the elastic waistband, albeit not the most polished looking, is very comfortable throughout long days of sitting. The length on me is a bonus – not too short with heels for work, and not too long for wearing casually with flats!

Measurements of a S (lots of stretch): 11.5″ across the waist when unstretched, 20″ across hips, 18″ length.
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