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 : )

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  1. Mari Welch wrote:

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

    Posted 9.8.16 Reply
  2. Jean wrote:

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

    Posted 9.5.16 Reply
  3. 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.

    Posted 9.2.16 Reply
  4. 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

    Posted 9.2.16 Reply
  5. Diana wrote:

    That swing skirt looks gorgeous! Love the color too 🙂

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

    Posted 9.2.16 Reply
  6. Jessica wrote:

    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

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  7. That little black dress is stunning!! Runs small except the bust? Sounds like my perfect dress!

    Jen | affecionada

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  8. Franziska wrote:

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

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  9. Anonymous wrote:

    You are so thin <3 Love your outfits!!

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  10. Yinan Pan wrote:

    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.

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  11. 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

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  12. Gorgeous look! I really love your blog, just followed:D
    Fashion, Beauty and DIY blog by Malu Swartjes! ?

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  13. Amelia wrote:

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

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  14. Ev wrote:

    Beautiful outfits 🙂

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  15. Absolutely adore the striped shirt, I'm in the market for one so will definitely be checking out Banana Republic!



    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  16. Anonymous wrote:

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

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  17. love that skirt. color is awesome

    My blog

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply
  18. JN wrote:

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

    Posted 9.1.16 Reply

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