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Gaga for...Breathtaking in Tiger Lilies skirts

Modcloth has a huge inventory of all kinds of clothes and brands.  However, there are a few pieces that becomes staples on the website for so long that it's hard to imagine the site without that piece of clothing.  And if you're lucky, they add tons of different colors-which I love because if I find something that fits and I like the quality I try to stick with it instead of constantly being disappointed by new online finds.  The piece of clothing I'm thinking about in particular this week is the Breathtaking in Tiger Lilies skirts.  They're below the knee skirts that Modcloth seems to have gone 'Gaga for' this year as they seem to add a new color-or even pattern-every month!  I have them in 5 colors (orange, merlot, black, flamingo (discontinued), and a print called "arrangement") and am currently foaming at the mouth for their navy, cocoa, and blue ones.  (They also have yellow and green but as I already have skirts in those colors my need for them isn't high).

Let's get started!

My first one was the orange one.  It was actually my second ever purchase from Modcloth (I got this skirt and a green skirt that is also a huge staple of mine in that purchase) and when I first got it I didn't know what to think.  As I said in my Gaga for Modcloth post, sometimes when you're first trying on longer lengths and higher waists it can take a second to figure out how you truly feel about vintage-y fashion, and I was largely thinking of this purchase when I wrote that post.  But after playing around with it for a while I did convince myself to keep it, and I'm really glad I did because this orange one in particular has become one of my biggest staples!

Watching a Broncos playoff game.  Shirt- Victoria's Secret, Skirt- Modcloth, Shoes- Ralph Lauren

Just hanging on a friend's trailer!   Shirt- Target, Skirt- Modcloth, Shoes- Nine West

More photos of me wearing the orange one on my recent trip!

Then I got the flamingo, which wasn't on the site for too long before being reduced price wise.  I was still figuring out how I felt about this style of fashion, but given that it dropped to around $25 plus I wanted something else on sale for a similar price, which meant free I went for it.  I'm glad I did because it's a really fun shade and isn't one you can easily find in other skirts.  I probably have the most fun styling this one with soft shades of orange/pinks in different shirts. (Also pictured on the first photo of this post with my Pennsylvania dog, Anastasia.)

At a friend's house during that awkward winter/spring weather transition.  Shirt- J Crew Factory, Skirt-Modcloth 

Dinner date!  Glasses- H&M, Shirt- J Crew Factory, Belt- Charming Charlie, Skirt- Modcloth, Shoes- Ralph Lauren

More examples of having fun in this flamingo shade skirt!

After loving the orange variations I had to try out the merlot version, especially since the color is so rich and feels so vintage-y.  I got this towards the end of winter/spring of this year and given how dark the color is it's not super summer-y, so it has yet to become a staple but I have the feeling the weather turning it's about to!

Brunch with a friend! Shirt-unknown Skirt- Modcloth, Bag- Gifted, Shoes- Nine West

Afternoon outing with a friend and my Border Collie. Scarf- Target, Glasses- H&M, Tank- Forever 21, Skirt- Modcloth, Bag- Melie Bianco, Shoes- Forever 21

I needed a black skirt like whoa.  I really want the Essential Elegance skirt that Modcloth offers, but between it never being on sale for less than this Tiger Lilies skirt and not being crystal clear about what size to get, I opted to just go for the brand I'm familiar with and I'm super glad I did!!  I only got it in the summer, but as black goes with all seasons I've already worn it a ton!

At a friend's birthday.  Glasses- H&M, Necklace- Charming Charlie, Crop Top- JCPenny, Skirt- Modcloth, Bag-Kate Spade, Shoes- Nine West

En route to a concert at a festival. Shirt- Etsy find, Belt- Charming Charlie, Skirt- Modcloth, Bag- Melie Bianco, Wedges- Steve Madden

Other never yet before seen photos of me wearing this black skirt (or different variations of photos I've already posted).

One of the more recent ones had an actual print (Arrangement) on it and I got it on sale this summer from Modcloth.  The reviewers point out that the fabric/texture is different than the others, which is true, but it's not a bad thing.  It's a very spring and summer-y print, so I don't think it's a huge issue that the fabric is lighter.  It's almost sold out so get it while you can!!

Out with friends on a Saturday night.  Cardigan- Banana Republic, Tank- Forever 21, Skirt- Modcloth, Bag- Kate Spade, Boots- Madden Girl

So I'm CLEARLY a fan of these skirts!  But what's the good, the bad, and the ugly??

The good: They're fairly well made.  I wouldn't go as far as to say "the best quality ever" but with the exception of the floral print one, they're pretty thick.  I still think the floral print one is nice as it's a softer material.  Once I got one I knew what I was getting, so when searching for skirts in various colors I want, it's very easy to keep coming back to this style and brand.

The bad: As I mentioned, it's not the utter most top notch in quality, though I think the quality is good.  Sometimes the creasing in the back gets weird so that can be annoying too, but it's certainly not the end of the world.

The ugly: I wish this skirt wasn't an elastic waist.  On the one hand it's nice because I fit into both the XS and S sizes (usually I'm a S in skirts) because there's a lot of flexibility, and I imagine most of you could straddle between two sizes too- so depending on availability you can get whichever one is in stock.  That said that's the part that feels the cheapest to me and the inner elastic waist can even get twisted slightly.  Luckily most belts cover up this part so it's really not even that big of a deal.  But if it was more fitted and a zip up I'd be that much happier with this product.  

Here ends another Gaga for post!  Hope this was educational as I'm sure a lot of you have seen these skirts floating around Modcloth but I've seen very few of my Instagram and blogging friends wear them!  Also, the brand is Hot & Delicious but I've never had good luck searching that brand via eBay, but you're welcome to try and beat my luck if that's the route you wanna go!  Have a happy week and I'll be back at you at my normal scheduled day for Gaga posts this Wednesday!  XOXO

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  1. So many great outfits! You are so lovely! x

  2. I have seem the breathtaking lilies line on their site. I've never purchased one but after this post I just might :). You look stunning in all these pictures. Also, I'm totally jelly over your shoe collection! I have been looking for mustard heels for ages. I love your Nine West ones!

    xo, Serli

    1. Well I'm glad it was educational! Hope you like it if you do purchase one!! Thank-you so much for all the compliments- sincerely :) Also, I have the best luck with Nine West on Amazon ;)

  3. I've always been interested in these skirts. They seem like they'd go with so much! It sucks to hear that they have an elastic waistband, but seeing all the ways you styled the ones you have, it really makes me want to get one (:

    1. Yeah, the elastic sucks but it does have give and the belts help cover it. And yes, they really do go with a lot which is why I'm hooked haha. XOXOXO


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