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Tatyana Azalea Skirt Review

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).

Shannon's Olympic memory.  We did quickie videos on a funny Olympic memory and Shannon's video debuted first on which Olympian inspired a haircut of hers as a child.  (My Olympic memory debuts tomorrow on our channel ):
We also had our part two of our Olympic thoughts come out this week, and unlike our first video on the Olympics this video solely focused on the ridiculous sports of the Olympics, like dressage and ribbon dancing.  Possibly one of my favorites to date...
Just Shair: 
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
~Lauren-Blair Donovan



  1. I love your new skirt, Lauren, it has unique print! :) What's more, I think that it's good that you mentioned about changing sizing of clothes from this brand, dear!

  2. The skirt looks great. The print is really cool.

  3. I hope your beagle will feel better, the poor thing! It's always heartbreaking when animals suffer.
    About your outfit, I am loving this colorful skirt. How fun and bold <3

    Enjoy a great day,

    Tamara Chloé

  4. I've not shopped that site, but I love your skirt so much. Good to know about the sizing. Thanks for sharing. Happy weekend./Madison

  5. I really love this skirt on you, the colours and print are really your style! Awesome videos as well! xo

  6. You look gorgeous Lauren! The skirt is fantastic! So sorry about your beagle, hope it improves.
    By the way, what have you been listening to for music lately? I discovered the Foals, I wondered if you liked them. Hope you have a fab weekend!


  7. Gorgeous! Love that skirt, the bag and shoes too! x

  8. This is my kind of style, love every piece.
    The bag is so interesting.
    Keep up like this!
    P.S Can you please follow me back?

  9. That skirt is so sweetly pretty + dreamy. There's just something about gentle shades of pink and blue together that soothes the soul (or at least mine :)).

    Big hugs & happy weekend wishes,
    ♥ Jessica

  10. Cute skirt! I was just admiring it on their website today. I love the way you've styled it here. That is excellent that you didn't have any problems exchanging it for a smaller size even though it was final sale. I've noticed that Tatyana's sizing has been a bit inconsistent too. I used to be a solid large but when I was in Vegas this past spring and got to try on the Judy dress I found the large was way too big. Hopefully they will be able to fix their sizing issues in the future. :)

  11. Lovely post! Maybe we could follow each other on GFC and instagram @djonovic_milica? If yes, follow me and I follow back as soon as I see it.
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  12. Girl, I can certainly relate to the whole sporadic blog schedule, I'm feeling the same way. For some reason, I just feel that this year, many of us are just overwhelmed and busy with life more than usual, it's so weird. Everyone I'm talking to has so much going on all at once, we're definitely not alone. I hope your dog is feeling better and is able to walk better after seeing the vet. I'm crazy over my cat any little thing and I start panicking, haha. They're our babies, aren't they?! When you mentioned your measurements, I was like, she should be an XS, because we have the same waist measurement and that's what I typically am, unless like you've mentioned with this brand, the guide is off. Glad they were able to fix that for you and send out the right size. This skirt is so beautiful, I love the color and pattern. Thanks so much for sharing and I hope you have a great weekend ahead, beauty!



  13. This look is so flirty!! I love the skirt :)

  14. This skirt look so perfect on you, we love how you styled it with that golden purse and shoes! We hope your dog feels better soon too!

    ISA Professional

  15. So sorry to hear about your beagle, it must be crushing, poor wee one. How old is she/he? You're not the only one whose blog is so inconsistent in Summer, I have been so lazy myself! If it wasn't for dates that have been promised to PRs, I would not have been blogging at all in Summer. LOL!

    Shireen | Reflection of Sanity

  16. So sorry to hear about your dog, hope that the vet can make her comfortable and it's not too serious :)

    On a positive note your skirt is really pretty, it's great they were able to exchange it for you.

    Away From The Blue Blog

  17. Sorry about your dog :(
    But about this outfit - it's so great. The skirt is a real statement piece and you wear it so well! You look so beautiful. I've never shopped from tatyana but I do feel like I need to amend that soon.
    I love the purse also.
    Hope you're having a great weekend.
    Much love,

  18. Your look is gorgeous!
    Have a nice week-end!
    Gil Zetbase

  19. Such a stunning look!! And cute bag!

    Adi xx

  20. I agree with you that skirt is so nice! Plus there are pockets so that pretty much ensures that it's amazing! It's great that the customer service was top notch too because mistakes are bound to happen but as long as customer service is helpful you're good. Also - loved watching your FAQ vid!


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  21. Now that really is one amazing skirt! Love the print, it's really unique and suits you so nicely!

    Laura xo

  22. This skirt is gorgeous! Thicker material, bright colors, AND pockets?!?! Sold =) Great videos too! I always feel washed out wearing a nude lipstick too. I've tried them, but can never get used to it. Reds and pinks are much more up my alley. I'm so used to seeing you in red, but I like the pink too! It still has a pop of color, no washing out, and is dark enough. I'm such a skirt and dress hoarder too haha. Do not want to count that number. Also, I knew about you having some health issues, but I never knew exactly what. It was pretty eye opening to hear you talk about your heart surgery and the new techniques. Blogging schedules too lol. I try to get a post up every day, but sometimes that just doesn't work. So, you know, it happens haha.

  23. You look so adorable and pretty. The details of the skirt is too cute,

    <3 | X ALY | Aly In Wanderland | LATEST: Bit Beachy

  24. Gorgeous skirt!! I only own one Tatyana skirt, but it is absolutely amazing. I've had it for years...I do believe at the time it fit true to size, but that's good to know if I order from them again that the sizes have changed! I'm so sorry to hear about your beagle, too. :( Our family dog lived with arthritis for many years...I can't remember exactly what it was called but a supplement for Foster & Smith really seemed to help him too.

  25. Sorry to hear about your dog, I have three so I can totally relate! Also, we all have tons of things going on -- you are not alone! Anyhow, love the skirt! The print is so FUN!
    I hope your day is as beautiful as you are!
    xoxo, Vanessa

  26. There are many strange sports now, some I don't really get why they made it to the Olympic games! I loved the skirt as well, I love colorful outfits, I guess you know! I didn't get what was happening, I didn't receive your "feed" anymore, till I realized it has another URL now and then, Bloglovin didn't update that. So I "subscribed" again :) I sometimes have the same problems with the size of what I order, but not often. I hope you always get the skirts in your size :) This Tatyana skirt is really lovely and you look amazing as usual!

  27. What a lovely skirt! I love the print! Also, I'm sorry to hear about your dog. :(


  28. Aw your poor puppy (I call all dogs puppies, can't stop won't stop)! Hope he feels better soon. Loving this skirt so much, the colors pop in the best way!

    Chow Down USA

  29. I really love the skirt. So beautiful

  30. The colours of this skirt!!! :O I likey! I feel it would look super cute with like a dark purple top and shoes too! <3

  31. That skirt rocks... fits you perfectly and you look gorgeous!! Awesome to hear that this company has an excellent customer service team... and amazing sales! Always great to score a great find at an amazing price!

    All the Cute

  32. What an adorable skirt! I love the print. :) You look lovely.

  33. You look so beautiful in this skirt Lauren! I love the colors on this and your bag is so adorable. What brand is your bag? I love how it sparkles:)

  34. What a stunning outfit, love the skirt! You look lovely!

    I write Mademoiselle Meets Maquillage and Macaroons and I would love for you to give it a read, maybe we can follow each other on social media?

    Deepti xx


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