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Thursday, June 23, 2016

Work to Weekend | Striped Skirt

As much as I love new things and places, I'm also a creature of habit. I think most of us stick with what we know, places we trust, and people we like. Same is true for shopping...I tend to gravitate to the same retailers time and again. Even when I spy something I really like on someone, if it's a retailer I've never shopped before, I'll likely not order it!

Which is dumb if I think about it, because what's the worst that can happen...I have to send it back?! That's not so bad. So when ModCloth asked me to check them out, I jumped at the chance to try a new (to me) shop. It only took five seconds of browsing their site before my decision was solidified, and another 2.2 seconds to find this darling striped skirt. A few minutes later, I had a Work to Weekend planned out in my head (and about 10 things in my cart!).





I've been hearing about ModCloth for years, and always loved the vintage vibe of some of their collections, along with their extended sizing...but in that whole creature of habit thing, hadn't yet tried them for myself.

The shipping was fast and free, and I was thrilled to find I loved everything I ordered! The quality is spot-on with the price points, too, and the fit is true-to-size. I'm pretty smitten, and already have my eye on several dresses (shown at the bottom of the post), so don't be surprised if they pop up around here more often.

As for styling the striped skirt...of course you can't go wrong with any solid top...but I wanted to show you how fun it is paired with a floral. And because I love to push it even further, I added the sassy red cross body.



These sandals have a surprising amount of cushion, and I had no issues twirling and jumping all day in them. (Because that's what striped skirts with pockets make you do...twirl and jump!)


Sugarplum Style Tip: Forget what your mom said about not wearing black with blue...you absolutely can! Just be sure the blue is a lighter hue so it contrasts with the dark black.




Fit Tip: The skirt is a sturdy cotton, and fully lined. My usual size XS is a tad tight in the waist, but the elastic in the back of the waistband eases any discomfort.




The skirt is just too fun for just weekdays, so I paired it with a graphic tee and my favorite sneaks for casual weekend wear.






Sugarplum Style Tip: You want to keep your top fitted with fuller skirts like these, but if your tee is too big, just knot the extra fabric at the waist.






You know my theory is clothes should be fun...and I can't think of outfits more fun than these! Would you agree? Have you tried ModCloth before?

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Thank you Megan Weaver for sweating it out with me for these fun pics!




*This post is created in collaboration with ModCloth, but all outfit ideas, opinions, and toe-cramps are my own. Thank you for supporting Hi Sugarplum sponsors!*


6 comments:

  1. Cassie, you OWN pattern mixing. Own it like a boss!

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  2. I love ModCloth! Gotten so many things there and always been happy with them. The teen does quite well there too!

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  3. I have been searching high and low for a good red crossbody bag, thank you for sharing!

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  4. Just placed my first ModCloth order for a darling jacket and blouse! Thanks for sharing this site!

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  5. I've never tried ModCloth before. That skirt is really cute and I like the length.

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Your comments are like popcorn with milk duds, I just can't quit them. Thanks for taking the time to share your positive thoughts! xoxo, cass

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