Wednesday, September 4, 2019

Like a Colorful Mermaid

I'm always up for trying new things, especially when it comes to fashion! This smocked rainbow striped skirt is definitely up my alley in the color department but the silhouette, which can only be described as looking a bit like a mermaid's tail, is new to me. I ordered this skirt about a month or so ago when J. Crew released some of their new fall arrivals and I'm glad I did because it quickly sold out, however it does pop back up now and again, so it's worth trying to snag it by checking the website. (I find that things tend to pop back up on the website between 10:00 and 12:00pm at night, PST.)

One of the things that frustrated me when I ordered the skirt was that the reviews regarding the sizing seemed to indicate that it ran big. Since I ordered my normal size, I panicked that I made the wrong decision. For those of you who might have the opportunity to order the skirt and are wondering about sizing, I would offer the following advice: it does run a little big and there is some stretch to the fabric, so you can definitely size down, but I wouldn't exactly call it "big". In fact, I was quite happy with my regular size. Also, it does pucker a little bit on the sides, due to the smocking of the fabric, which may give the appearance of it being big. This didn't bother me too much and I think it can be eliminated to some extent by adjusting the fabric and pulling it up some at the sides.

Overall, I really love this skirt and find it to be a perfect seasonal transitional piece. I wore this outfit last month with a short sleeved sweater and these gingham yellow sandals for somewhat of a summer look. With the addition of a denim shirt or a heavy sweater, however, the skirt will definitely work for the upcoming fall months. So , while it's not exactly something I would go swimming in (like a mermaid would!), it is something that will help me to swim seamlessly through the seasons!

Skirt: J. Crew here
Sweater: Target similar style here
Shoes: J. Crew here
Necklace: J. Crew
Clutch: Clare V. here

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  1. Your skirt looks amazing. I love the colors

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  2. Hi Katie I digging that skirt when I went back for it of course it was sold out oh well when you snooze you lose! Haha yes I definitely check back bcuz I have found things reappear I was curious and looked up something from last season and sure enough it was there. Love how you paired the shoes and purse.

  3. You find the best things! That skirt is the cutest! I love the smocking! And those shoes are adorable too!

  4. Wow that skirt is incredible, I absolutely love it! :) xx

  5. Always so fun and colorful. I love the pop of leopard with the stripes.

    Thanks for linking up with Style Six!

    Shelly | The Queen in Between

  6. I love the length ofyour skirt Katie and I may just need those shoes for next Spring! So darling in yellow!
    thanks for linking!
    jess xx

  7. It's such a fun skirt and I like the different silhouette on you! :)

    Thank you so much for joining the #weekdayWearLinkUp :) I just posted this week's linkup, I'd love you to join again! :)

    Away From Blue

  8. Absolutely genius to pair this fun striped skirt with those adorable gingham sandals. And then to add leopard print. Gosh. I am in love!


  9. You have the best skirts! I love the bright colours and the flared hem! Fab gingham sandals too. Thanks for linking up!

    Emma xxx


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