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LOFT Jacquard Skirt: So Good, I Needed Two…

…got up early on my day off (I never get up early on my days off, but this was an emergency), jumped in my car, and got to LOFT literally 10 minutes after it opened. I power walked straight to the Petites section, located the skirts, and dug up size 00P in both colors! Success! 40% off later, they are now in my evil clutches, waiting for the end of this awful SoCal gloomy weather! These skirts fit well right off the rack. The waistband is…

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Review: LOFT Petite Silk Tiered and Metallic Slub Jacquard Skirts

Summer has me looking for some more fun skirts to wear while running around in the heat, so I picked two up that seemed interesting from LOFT. First up, the Silk Tiered Skirt in size Petite 00: LOFT Silk Tiered Skirt in size petite 00 This one was interesting in theory, but didn’t quite work in practice. The good: This skirt is 100% silk and a very pretty dusty rose color. The tiered design is interesting and pretty. The bad: The waist was a…

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Skirts and Stripes

For fans of the silk Equipment Brett blouse from this post, here’s an option from Bebe at over half the price and more sizing options. I love this color way, because the airy fabric makes it spring and summer appropriate, while the colors will be absolutely perfect for fall. For those who find Equipment size xs to be a little too roomy, the Bebe size xxs is cut slimmer, but with similar shoulder and length measurements. :: photo credits – Mr….

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Brand that Sometimes Runs Small: Banana Republic Petites

…plaid houndstooth wide-leg pant (way too wide for tiny legs!) Jeans: Forget it! BR jeans run big all over. The waist, thigh, and leg are always huge on me. I’ll pay for premium denim that fits WAY better any day! Dresses and Skirts: BR dresses and skirts in PXS and P00 run about 1 size too big. On dresses, I find the shoulders a little big, and the chest seaming too low, so the girls are never where they should be. The sides usually need some…

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Wide Stripes and Tips for Risky Shopping

…t on the model compared to my body type – the skirt fits high on the model’s waist, and short on her height. Skirts that fit high on the waist tend to fit smaller in the waistband, so more likely to fit my waist as well. And skirts that are short on tall models tend to fall around the knee on short me. Looks promising! Assess complication of possible alteration needs – skirts are way easier to alter than, say, pants or jackets, so right there…

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Miss Wu

…t interest in clothes, I recall seeing a photo of Dior’s “New Look”. I remember admiring how beautiful it was and how I wished I were one of the women who had been lucky enough to wear it. For a very long time I thought full skirts were something that didn’t suit my figure (mostly because I grew up feeling embarrassed of my legs, and full skirts only emphasized them), but I’m now seeking them out more and more. This skirt is part of the new Miss…

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Adventures in Alterations: Slimming a Skirt

…th because, well, I’m short, and all I ever hear is how petite women should wear shorter skirts. And then my tailor said something to me that I rarely ever hear…but come to think of it…has happened before with similar length skirts and dresses: She said I looked tall! What?! I was reminded of Petite Asian Girl’s skirt length post, and I thought that maybe I need to revisit that, and seriously take some measurements. Maybe my leg proportions work…

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Perspective

…ective. Take for example, the midi-skirt. I mentioned before that I’ve been eyeing longer length skirts, and a scroll through Pinterest will yield the fashion set looking elegant and poised outside fashion shows in full midi-skirts to the shins. Most of these girls are fairly tall, with their photos being taken either at an equal to, or slightly shorter height perspective. Since the average-heighted person looks downward at my outfit…

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Review – Gap Broken-In Skimmers

…bs in a sea of fabric is quite hard to find. Most non-denim pants need a hefty amount of slimming in the leg, which can get costly. Now, I know you must be thinking by now…”just wear skirts! Duh!“…being the tomboy that I am, skirts are something I get the occasional itch to wear, but are NOT my everyday staple. In skirts, I find myself fidgeting, pulling, adjusting, smoothing, and just overall being aware of the fact I’m wearing a skirt. Often,…

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The Lure of the Longer Length Skirt

I’ve had longer length skirts on my mind lately. I feel they look so sophisticated and elegant compared to their mini counterparts, and this crisp full skirt is a current favorite in my wardrobe. In fact, I’ve had longer length skirts so much on my mind, that I’ve finally been tempted to give the midi-skirt a try. A notoriously difficult skirt length, especially if you’re short, it remains to be seen if I can get it to work for me, but I’ll…

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