Greetings! I feel like this is one of my first straight up outfit posts since changing my url! I feel like many posts had different themes than just outfits, as of late. Plus my posting has been slacking! Hell, this was supposed to go out yesterday but my beagle was having trouble walking so I took her to the vet and she got diagnosed with arthritis! I was kind of burned out after that! Anyone else having a cuckoo time blog posting this summer?
I ordered this AMAZING Tatyana skirt (the Azalea skirt) back over Memorial Day! Tatyana did a 50% off sitewide(!) sale and I got this number and the umbrella print skirt, which I haven't talked about yet but you can view here on my Insta for a night out playing Top Golf with my girls...because when I think golf I think vintage umbrella skirts! Haha. I was partially delayed in reviewing this due to this summer being cuckoo for cocoa puffs, but I also had to exchange both skirts due to sizing inconsistency! So that threw me off a little too!
What happened: I'm typically a size small for a 25-26 inch waist in Tatyana skirts. I remember my first purchase ever from them I did get an XS and it was way too tight, so I had to exchange that. During a 70% off sale last fall I got a skirt in small from them and thought it seemed a little too big. Upon ordering this skirt and the umbrella skirt that memory stuck in the back of my brain, but the sizing charts insisted I was a small so I went for it. Well, the size smalls were closer to 28 inch waists and the size chart was false! I panicked because it was 50% off and therefore final sale, but I emailed them anyway and luckily they realized an error wasn't made on my end so I was given shipping labels to return and they sent me the XS sizes. Both of the XS fit really well! (As of today, this skirt was more than 75% reduced in case you're interested...!)
So beware... I think Tatyana's sizing has changed a bit! I've gotten a dress or two from them the past year and didn't notice any difference, but I was always an XS in their dresses and still appear to be. I think the skirts have definitely gotten bigger, for what it's worth!
Luckily their customer service rocks. I couldn't be happier with how well they communicated and rectified the problem. Companies sometimes change fit models, which I'm not a fan of, but at least this company is on the customer's side when it throws their usual purchases for a loop!
I love this skirt. Seriously. When they previewed it during the winter I swear I foamed at the mouth! It's bold with it's print and color pairing, but classic and not over the top quirky (not that I mind quirk!). I'm sad I only recently got to wear this, as a lot of events this summer have had either specific dress codes, were bridesmaid dresses, pretend Olympic uniforms, or things I was gifted with to wear to an event (champagne "problem," I know), so my usual summer wardrobe hasn't been up to it's usual tricks. Luckily the fabric is thick so it'll be easier to layer come fall and winter. Also, it has pockets:
It's Thursday, so I have some stuff to announce etc:
- I've added a "Gaga for...(Reviews)" page to my blog to group all posts like this or my 'Gaga for...' series together, making it easier for a reader to search and view brands and pieces they want to learn about.
- I've come back to this blog's YouTube channel after an accidental month off, due to both schedule and major technical difficulties. Usually I'll post those in a daily post when I start posting daily again and not necessarily in a Thursday Announcements post, but for now here is what I did this week!
In the first video I answer 5 frequently asked questions in a part 1 of 2 that I get from blogging etc. I answer 1) what my name is and what I prefer to be called, 2) where I typically shop, 3) how many skirts I own, 4) why I seem to travel a lot, and 5) why I don't have scars despite having had heart surgery.
In the second video this week you see me attempt to learn about lipstick as I experiment with different shades than my usual look and discuss what I like and what I don't (all Rimmel lipsticks).
- Just Shair has been busy! More Olympic "sporting" events are on our blog and two new videos were released this week:
Thanks for reading this review and bearing with me while longer than usual announcements (or at least longer than future ones will be once I get my blogging groove back!). I'm SO excited to be reviewing this skirt and have a relatively normal outfit post. I've missed this!! And, for more review posts like this, check out my Gaga For/Reviews page! XO