ModCloth + J Crew= Love
I have a LOT of fashion friends who love ModCloth. And I have a marginal amount who love J Crew (Factory). I'm surprised there isn't a larger overlap though. Hear me out! J Crew sometimes borders on a liiiittllle bit too preppy, fair. BUT they actually have some really fun novelty prints and an excellent use of bold colors! I recently got this amazing tropical sweatshirt from them that I am absolutely in love with! It reminds me of a cross between curtains from a 1980s/90s beach motel and a print that a character from Full House may have rocked. Some people may not understand it, but that combination puts me into a tizzy!
I got this skirt from ModCloth. It has all of the ingredients of the kind of skirt I would love: it's purple, it's midi, and it's high waisted. That said...I'm not sure I love it. It's a size small because every review for an Essential Elegance skirt in any color indicated that my waist size (26) would be perfect for a size small. I think it's actually kind of big and only works when I'm wearing a bulky shirt, like a sweatshirt (ahem) to tuck it into. AND it wrinkles easily and isn't the most pleasant ironing experience I've come across. That said, it photographs like a dream with a petticoat! I honestly don't know how I feel about it for every day use though, hence this is the first you've seen me in it despite that it was a Black Friday purchase!
Outfit Details: Earrings- Old Navy, Necklace and Solid Bracelets- Charming Charlie, Shoe Bracelet- Gifted, Sweatshirt- J Crew Factory, Skirt- ModCloth, Petticoat- Hell Bunny via ModCloth, Shoes- Steve Madden via DSW