Outfit Details | Top (J Crew), Blazer (H&M, old), Belt (J Crew), Skirt (H&M, sold out but keep checking back for pop-ups online), Shoes (J Crew, similar), Gloves (Target), Sunglasses (Karen Walker Super Duper), Purse (Coach), Earrings (J Crew Factory), Rings (Etsy), Lipstick (YSL Glossy Stain #30).
If you have been following this blog or my Instagram, you know that I am absolutely obsessed with midi skirts, particularly the H&M one that I am wearing in the photos above. Ever since I was little, I have loved big skirts. The pouffier the better, especially if they included a petticoat. I used to beg my parents to buy me a petticoat, but they knew that I would only ever wear it bouncing around the house pretending I was a woman from the early 1900s. When I reached high school, my love for voluminous skirts continued and for every formal dance and for both of my proms, my dresses included either a floor-length or a tea-length skirt and most of them included petticoats. I can’t even tell you how excited I was! I may have looked a tad different from all of the other girls in my class, but I didn’t care. I was finally able to wear a petticoat!
When midi skirts, which is just the modern way to refer to tea-length skirts, started to make a come-back over the past year, I was THRILLED! Seeing all of the feminine skirt silhouettes brought me right back to my childhood fascination and obsession with petticoats. I had never stopped wearing longer skirts, but I did not have the perfect full midi skirt like the ones that were making quite a splash on the scene. I knew I had to have one and from there, my mission to find “the one” began.
On my mission, I ran into a few obstacles. First obstacle: The midi skirts that I loved were extremely expensive. I’m talking $600+. At this point in my life, I cannot spend $600 on one skirt, even if it was the most beautiful skirt I had ever seen in my life. Just try Googling “Tibi Full Midi Skirt” and you will feel my pain. Second obstacle: Many of the skirts that claimed to be midi skirts were not long enough for me. I am 5’9″ so many of the “midi” skirts I tried on hit me right at the knee, which is not midi length. Third Obstacle: None of my more budget friendly retail stores were carrying them! I was devastated, until one day, I was perusing H&M’s website and…I saw it. The most gorgeous fuchsia full midi skirt. I knew I had to have it and when I looked at the price ($49), it was love at first sight. (Side Note: Whenever I shop at H&M’s website, I ALWAYS google “H&M promo code” to see if I can snag a coupon to make whatever I am buying cheaper. 100% of the time, I am able to find a coupon. For this skirt in particular, I was able to use two coupons and get the price down to $30!!!)
As you can see, this skirt is AMAZING. The color, the length, the fullness. Everything is absolutely perfect. Whenever I wear this skirt, I can’t stop smiling. The skirt also came in black, which I was lucky enough to order before they sold out, but I have noticed that this skirt (both black and pink) tend to pop back up online every now and again. If you are looking for the perfect midi skirt, check out H&M’s collection. I could not be happier with mine!
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