Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Gingham ruffle skirt

grace and lace perfect fit tank, topshop gingham skirt, sam edelman willow wedge sandal
Sunnies: Tom Ford | Earrings: Charming Charlie (c/o) | Necklace: Charming Charlie (c/o) | Bag: Rebecca Minkoff (option) | Tank: Grace and Lace | Bracelets: Charming Charlie (c/o) | Skirt: Topshop | Sandals: Sam Edelman "Willow"

If you follow me on Snapchat, then you may have seen my snaps about this skirt. I saw it online and loved it - I love a good mini and the gingham print + ruffle detail give me all the feels! Topshop is so weird with sizing though and I just can't seem to figure it out. I usually wear a 4 and I knew I wanted to size up to a 6 because I size up in mini skirts regardless of the brand. Going by the "fits like" size recommendation on Nordstrom's website, I ordered an 8 since it said it fits like a 6/8. Welp, it showed up and it was HUGE. 2 sizes too big. I returned it and ordered a 4 and voila! It fits great. The 4 allegedly fits like a 0-2 and I can assure you, I am neither a 0 nor a 2, so this skirt definitely runs on the big side! Also, I'm 5'-2" if you need a height reference!

Tom Ford "Iris" sunglasses
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I haven't collaborated with Charming Charlie for a bit, so I was excited to receive a spring box of goodies from them this month. The earrings, necklace, and bracelet coordinate perfectly with each other without being matchy matchy. Very earthy and festival-like feeling to me, which I thought was a good complement, and perhaps contrast, to the sweet ruffle and gingham of the skirt. I was torn on what top to wear with this. I wanted to do a plain white tee, a graphic tee, or a chambray, but ultimately, I preferred the pop of color and simple silhouette of this easy tank.

grace and lace perfect fit tank, topshop gingham skirt

grace and lace perfect fit tank, topshop gingham skirt, sam edelman willow wedge sandal

I guess this outfit is a bit more July 4th than it is Easter weekend, but it makes me happy nonetheless. It will definitely be going with me to Dallas this week - the entire outfit head to toe! Speaking of which, these sandals! I was looking for a nude/blush suede wedge sandal. I originally tried these but the fit was a bit weird and I didn't like the ties. This pair runs about a half size narrow, but they're really comfy and I love the simple strappies and buckle. Highly recommend!

That's it for today! I leave tomorrow so I need to try and get everything done today! I took the day off so I could get fresh lashes, go to a baseball game, and then PACK! Eeeesh. Wish me luck!



  1. Have fun today and I could so wear that outfit, I love a fun mini skirt. Have an awesome time at the conference.


  2. That skirt is soooo cute! I think you are also wrong about your sizing! LOL. Your brain hasn't quite caught up to your pilates-hottie-body! But regardless of that I'm glad you got a good fit because that skirt is sure to be a compliment-getter anywhere you go!
    Gina || On the Daily Express

  3. I love this Americana look so much. The skirt is beyond adorable. Thanks for telling us how it runs. Did you purchase it at Nordstrom?

    Have fun in Texas pretty lady! <3 Ada.

  4. What an adorable skirt! I love the blue/red color combo!

  5. Love that skirt, and who care's if it's more 4th of July? Wear what makes you happy! It looks very cute!

    More to Mrs. E

  6. That skirt is too cute on you! It fits you like a glove! I love topshop and own a couple pieces from them but I agree that their sizing is super funky!

  7. PS, have fun at the conference! Definitely snap a lot :)

  8. I need that gingham skirt in my life. So pretty!

    Jessica | notjessfashion.com