Blue Lace Skirt Set at The Ocean House, Rhode Island

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Daydreamer lace dress set xxs (shop my two-piece set, or skirt only), runs small,
Ann Taylor pumps sz 5 (on major sale), Celine nano bag (shop pre-owned)

This blue lace number is one of those pieces that had me dancing giddily around the house at first try-on. I’ve already worn it a few times to events and parties, and it’d also make a gorgeous wedding guest outfit. The elegant style, petite-friendly fit, and overall quality make it a rare find at this price point! The lace fabric is beautiful but non-stretch, so please be sure to read my fit review below to help avoid having to do international returns. The skirt is also sold by itself (sizing is much more straightforward, based on waist measurements) without the crop top – I’ve paired mine simply with a white tank top or blouse.

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These photos were taken at the charming Ocean House in Rhode Island, where we were invited to preview the Veuve Clicquot Secret Garden.

It’s a pop-up terrace bar that will be there all summer (gourmet hot dogs with bubbly, anyone?). The hotel decor is quintessential New England, and we just so happened to match this room’s seaside vibe.

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This blue lace skirt in a circle cut swings beautifully with movement, without being too “full.” Both pieces are lined (except at the sleeves) with a pearl-accent metal zipper on the back. The interior edges are piped along the armholes and zipper, which makes it feel a little more expensive. If you want to sport the 2-piece set without showing midriff, you can try wearing a camisole underneath and tuck it into the skirt. I’m about 5 feet tall, so those taller or with longer torsos might have a bigger space in between the two pieces.

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The skirt in xxs fits me perfectly at the higher natural waist without alterations, which is always a treat! The lace crop top runs on the small and narrow side with no stretch. It’s slim throughout the chest and sleeves, so not recommended for bigger busts, or anyone who usually has trouble with sleeves being too tight. I know a few of you ordered this after my initial Instagram post, so please feel free to chime in about the fit and sizing!

Measurements of the crop top in xxs: 13.5” across shoulders, 15.5” across armpit, 15.5″ across bottom opening, 20.5” sleeve length, 4.5” sleeve width at the center point (it tapers in to be narrower towards the bottom), total length 16.”

Measurements of the skirt in xxs: 12″ across the waist, 20″ total length.

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Steve Madden sandals 5.5 (had these on originally, before losing a heel to the deck ; )

If you haven’t shopped at Chicwish before, here’s some notes and suggestions accumulated from all my past ordering experiences:

– For in-stock items, expect to wait at least two weeks to receive your items from Asia under their free shipping. With recent orders, I started receiving a shipping confirmation email within a week after ordering. If you don’t receive an email within that time frame, I’d suggest emailing customer service to check on the status.

– Sizing can run differently amongst items, so always check measurements listed on the item page and compare them to your own garments. Measurements are provided for every item and every size, in both cm and inches.

– Your safest bet is to stick with items that have customer photos or reviews on the bottom, so you can see how it looks on someone other than the models. Items can be be hit or miss on me in terms of fit and fabric quality.

– If you need a different size, returning an item and re-ordering a new size on your own is probably faster than doing an exchange. With US returns, it takes about 2 weeks for processing after your item arrives at their CA returns address. I would email customer service about the status of your return if you don’t hear back beyond that period.

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I also found this gorgeous longer dress in a similar scalloped, light blue lace starting in size 00 petite. Their shipping is usually faster (and returns are easy and free), if you need something like this sooner!


28 thoughts on “Blue Lace Skirt Set at The Ocean House, Rhode Island

  • Reply Ellie Chan May 30, 2017 at 11:06 pm

    What a gorgeous lace dress! The soft blue is so pretty! Rhode Island makes quite the beautiful setting.

    Ellie |

  • Reply Charmaine Ng | Architecture and Lifestyle Blog May 30, 2017 at 11:46 pm

    Awww, looking so beautiful with your lace dress – very appropriate for the setting!

    Charmaine Ng | Architecture & Lifestyle Blog

  • Reply Julia May 31, 2017 at 12:33 am

    Love the two pieces design! It's multi-functional and I can totally see it to be dressed both up and down for different occasions. I am sure it will be super breezy for the hot summer days as well! 😉

    Julia || Closet de Jules || Recent Post – The Only Spring Maxi Dress You Need

  • Reply Michael @ Mile in My Glasses May 31, 2017 at 3:38 am

    I love your outfit! And wow, what a beautiful place! I'd love to visit Rhode Island one day!

    I hope you have a wonderful Wednesday,

  • Reply Neeltje | Thoughts in Style May 31, 2017 at 4:58 am

    The blue lace dress is so beautiful! You look stunning. X

  • Reply Rachelle Pinksole May 31, 2017 at 6:20 am

    Love this pretty lace set.


  • Reply Sophie Spiegelberger May 31, 2017 at 8:35 am

    Love these gorgeous dresses!

  • Reply Keri H May 31, 2017 at 9:46 am

    Love the lace one! What a perfect shade of blue, especially for springtime!

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  • Reply The Pink Pineapple May 31, 2017 at 10:08 am

    Beautiful dress
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  • Reply Daneisha Smith May 31, 2017 at 10:44 am

    This is such a beautiful dress! I love the color too! You look great!

  • Reply Ewa Macherowska May 31, 2017 at 11:23 am

    Always so beautiful! 😉

  • Reply Kimberly May 31, 2017 at 4:55 pm

    I love this pretty blue color!

  • Reply Pamela Gonzalez May 31, 2017 at 6:11 pm

    Oooooh this lace set is gorgeous! <3
    Lovely styling!

  • Reply TynkaaBlog May 31, 2017 at 6:44 pm

    so beautiful!

  • Reply Guest May 31, 2017 at 8:17 pm

    I was so disappointed with the jasmine skirt from Chicwish (the fabric did not breathe at all!), but the pearl details of this set sold me and I will try Chicwish again!

  • Reply Khanh Nguyen May 31, 2017 at 8:32 pm

    The blue dress is so cute but I like the other dress better! Great blog as always <3

  • Reply Jean May 31, 2017 at 9:04 pm

    I'm sorry to hear that! I love the Jasmine skirt and thought the flare shape allowed plenty of air to come through underneath : )

  • Reply Guest May 31, 2017 at 10:44 pm

    Haha that's true! I was probably sitting down too much.

  • Reply Sincerely Ophelia June 1, 2017 at 1:13 am

    That blue dress looks great on you!!! Love the flare shape so much. You an your hubby are so cute!!!

    XOXO //
    SINCERELY OPHELIA | NYC Petite Fashion Blogger

  • Reply Anonymous June 1, 2017 at 3:16 am

    i just ordered it online! looking forward to it now:)

  • Reply Anonymous June 1, 2017 at 3:40 am

    I have purchased the lace set since I saw you posted on your last IG post and it is gorgeous! I wore it to my friend's wedding last week and got many compliments. Cant believe I got it for just $55 and it is versatile because I can wear the skirt only if I want. I bought a size XXS at first but it runs too small and I needed a size XS urgently for my event so I ask the seller if they could express it to me and they just expressed to me for free without asking me to pay extra. Definitely recommended!

  • Reply Mizeats June 1, 2017 at 5:58 pm

    These pics are so beautiful! Not only for their airy feel but also in the way they capture the beauty of the setting!!Loving you in that blue ensemble, Jean! That shade of blue is so dreamy!!

  • Reply Elizabeth Lee June 1, 2017 at 6:35 pm

    The lace and color of the 2-piece are stunning and you wear the set flawlessly! Hot dogs and bubbly sounds like the perfect meal to me and from the look of the photos, it seems you guys had a great time!

    xo Elizabeth

  • Reply Jean June 2, 2017 at 11:45 am

    I hope you love it! Let me know what you think in terms of fit/sizing!

  • Reply Jean June 2, 2017 at 11:46 am

    I'm so happy to hear that! Their customer service has improved leaps and bounds over the years (esp compared to other Asian retailers…) and I hope they keep it up. So glad the dress was a hit at your friend's wedding!

  • Reply Jean June 2, 2017 at 11:46 am

    Aw thank you! I hope you have an wonderful weekend : )

  • Reply Mizeats June 2, 2017 at 2:37 pm

    Thanks!! Have a great weekend too, Jean! 🙂

  • Reply Guest June 12, 2017 at 1:11 am

    I received my set this weekend! I ordered XXS set. The skirt fit me perfectly at the narrowest point of my waist, however, the top felt too short and sleeves of the top were a little bit too tight on me. Hoping to exchange only the top!!!

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