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!
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  1. LOVE that skirt!!

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  2. Anonymous wrote:

    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.

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  3. Cam Nguyen wrote:

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

    Posted 6.24.16 Reply
  4. Anonymous wrote:

    What do you mean?

    Posted 6.21.16 Reply


    Posted 6.20.16 Reply
  6. I love the mint green skirt! ModCloth always has such gorgeous and unique pieces.
    Julia // Little Miss Haute Couture

    Posted 6.20.16 Reply
  7. Love this cute outfit. You look very pretty! 🙂

    Posted 6.20.16 Reply
  8. Jean wrote:

    I haven't but just looked them up!

    Posted 6.20.16 Reply
  9. Jean wrote:

    I rotate between mine from Calvin Klein and Gap!

    Posted 6.20.16 Reply
  10. Jean wrote:

    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.

    Posted 6.20.16 Reply
  11. 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
    Etsy Shop:

    Posted 6.20.16 Reply
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  13. Unknown wrote:

    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.

    Posted 6.20.16 Reply
  14. Gorgeous outfit, I just love your skirt! Mint is so lovely. Sophie x

    Posted 6.20.16 Reply
  15. Trang Do wrote:

    Beautiful dress! You looks so pretty darling!!
    Love from {a lifestyle, fashion, beauty, and food blog}

    Posted 6.20.16 Reply
  16. I'd love to know as well!

    Posted 6.20.16 Reply
  17. Madyuki wrote:

    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!)

    Posted 6.20.16 Reply
  18. Meghan wrote:

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

    Meghan |

    Posted 6.20.16 Reply
  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

    Posted 6.19.16 Reply
  20. Unknown wrote:

    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

    Posted 6.19.16 Reply
  21. Love this look and that striped umbrella is too cute!


    Posted 6.19.16 Reply
  22. Beautiful look, love the skirt.

    Blonde in Cashmere

    Posted 6.19.16 Reply
  23. Georgiana wrote:

    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)

    Posted 6.19.16 Reply
  24. 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

    Posted 6.18.16 Reply
  25. Beautiful look!
    || D I A N A ||

    Posted 6.18.16 Reply
  26. Diana wrote:

    Great tip to hang wrinkle-prone clothing in the bathroom when taking a shower 🙂

    Diana |

    Posted 6.18.16 Reply
  27. L wrote:

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

    Posted 6.18.16 Reply
  28. Marisa M wrote:

    I'm petite too and I absolutely love midi skirts and floral patterns. This outfit is so on point!

    Posted 6.18.16 Reply
  29. Beautiful skirt and I love that umbrella! (And your hair is gorgeous too 😉 )

    Posted 6.18.16 Reply
  30. That skirt is GORGEOUS! Have a lovely weekend <3

    Posted 6.18.16 Reply
  31. Osiarah wrote:

    You look so pretty! Love the outfit. Great pictures too 🙂 Thanks for sharing!

    Osiarah xx

    Posted 6.18.16 Reply
  32. mybeautrip wrote:

    This midi skirt is so beautiful!

    Posted 6.18.16 Reply
  33. Jenny wrote:

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

    Posted 6.18.16 Reply
  34. Deasy Noel wrote:

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

    Posted 6.18.16 Reply
  35. Uyen wrote:

    Jean, love the outfit!

    As for steamers, I swear by Rowenta Pro Iron. I have this one (older): Both a great iron and professional steamer.

    Since its unavailable, I believe this is the new version:;=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,

    Posted 6.18.16 Reply
  36. Shelly wrote:

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

    Posted 6.17.16 Reply
  37. Maria Abad wrote:

    Loving the off-the-shoulder and midi skirt combo, so classic and feminine.
    MariaOnPoint | Find me on IG

    Posted 6.17.16 Reply
  38. Carla Krae wrote:

    What's wrong with your hair?

    Posted 6.17.16 Reply
  39. Love the skirt, especially the color (it's my favorite)!

    Posted 6.17.16 Reply

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