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
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  1. Such a darling look! I'm addicted to Modcloth too and actually have this skirt, in back though, that I got maybe 2 years ago. With the right fit, it's absolutely perfect. Like you, I originally got a size small and found it was too big so I exchanged it for an xs and that was the keeper. I'm hoping once the baby is born that I'll be able to finally wear it again!

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    1. Oh no way! I'm glad I'm not the only one who is sizing confused haha! It's weird because some of their Essential Elegance skirts only came in size Small too with no XS option. And given that I can barely tell you're pregnant now, something tells me you're going to snap right back into shape after baby ;)

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  2. this skirt is just amazing, i love it

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  3. nice look ! i love it !
    kisses from dimitris xx
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  4. You look amazing in this outfit darling! Even though this skirt may feel a little bit big, it does look great on you. Really like this floral top and these heels too. Adorable!

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  5. this is such a pretty Outfit, I love that perfect 50s style skirt !!! And I really wanna go to Denver at some point, so cool that you live there :) followed u on bloglovin xo

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  6. I love how you styled this skirt! I can totally understand why you're not completely in love with it (like having trouble with ironing it and stuff), but rest assured, it looks gorgeous on you! Such a fun and stylish look!

    Paula
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    1. Haha, glad you understand! Thank-you!!

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  7. What a stormy day! At least you look like a ray of sunshine. I love the skirt one you. I can totally relate since I often have problems with my Modcloth purchases (nothing against them, just the material and fit). Either way, you look fantastic!

    xo Jillian
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    1. It's been rainy here, but thank you so much for that "ray of sunshine" comment! I usually have good luck with ModCloth, but this was one of those exceptions to the rules thing. XO

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  8. Awww... I definitely love the skirt! Awesome post! :)

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  9. so nice :) kisses :)

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  10. Cute outfit! I love J. Crew/J.Crew Factory, but I really pick and choose my pieces there as well.

    Tif
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  11. Nice skirt!
    Have a nice weekend dear,
    xoxo
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    1. Thank-you!! Hope you had a good weekend as well!

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  12. I love! I love! I love!!! I have yet to buy anything from ModCloth, but I always covet anything I see from there. AND I love J Crew/JCF. That combo you've got is just adorable. Hope you're having a great weekend!

    Katie @ Cup of Tea

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    1. Aw, thank-you! And I hope you get something from ModCloth soon! XO

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  13. LOVELY SKIRT
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    1. Thank-you! I have bookmarked your page and will be more thoroughly reading ASAP. Where did you follow? I wanna make sure I didn't accidentally miss you on a social media site because I've been a little MIA the past few days with that kind of thing... XOXO

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  14. cute top!! :D you look so pretty, dear!

    have a great week!
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  15. This outfit is so freakin' cute!

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  16. What lovely pics! I adore this fab ensemble--that skirt is TDF! I love shopping at both JCrew and ModCloth. Of course, I love shopping--period. LOL. xx T. http://tickledpinkwoman.blogspot.com

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    1. Hahaha, hooray for us having all of that in common!!! XO

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  17. Love your skirt so much~~ u look so adorable!!
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  18. Your skirt is adorable. J. Crew sure can be a little preppy but they do have very cute pieces at the same time. You did such an excellent job styling both pieces together and you look fantastic!

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    1. Thank you! Exactly, they have some cute pieces that you can de-prep-a-fy lol. XO

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  19. Beautiful look :)) the skirt is amaziiiing


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