Star Spangled Skirt + Romwe Giveaway


New skirt– c/o Minted Republic, tank top – Express [similar here and here], bag – c/o Handbag Heaven, heels – Vince Camuto, watch – NY and C, necklace – Forever 21 

I really love the dark, soft colors in this outfit, a bit of a change from my other recent posts πŸ™‚ Paired with a light cardigan/blazer and maybe a dark brown or nude briefcase, this outfit would also work well for a day in the office. Instead, I did some light shopping πŸ™‚ And yes, although I am wearing sort of dark colors, it works very nicely for summer too as the materials are very light, such as this skirt from Minted Republic. It is made from the same material as my sharkbite top in this post. One of my favorite things about 100% polyester is that it doesn’t wrinkle!

Now I want to talk a bit about the fit πŸ˜‰ You can see that the waist was just perfect, and I am wearing a size small. (Measured to be 26.5 inches exactly). I did, however, get the bottom part of the skirt tailored at my local alterations/cleaners. I thought I might be able to pull it in on the sides and get a slit in the back (for walking) because I like a bit more of a tailored, slim look. But, there was not enough material for a slit. So here you can see what I mean about taking it in on the sides:

I think they took off about 1-2 inches on each side. It was a little harder to walk up the stairs but if I really want, they told me that I can take it back for a slit on the side. We’ll see. 

Now for a new Romwe giveaway! I was supposed to do a Suboo giveaway if you were keeping track of my announcements, but that was changed/delayed. 


My personal favorite is the blue πŸ™‚ 

Please note that the first three steps are mandatory! Good luck!

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  1. alison*elle
    May 27, 2012 / 1:08 am

    The skirt looks great on you, Jess! I love the faded star print.xo, alison*elle

  2. Lisa
    May 27, 2012 / 1:15 am

    I love this outfit! I really like the skirt. I never thought to take in the skirt on the sides. It really gives a better fit! I have some skirts that I thought weren't very flattering on me, but I think I will visit my local tailors to get it done! -LisaThe Lovely Memoir

  3. Tinacious Me
    May 27, 2012 / 1:21 am


  4. WearAbouts
    May 27, 2012 / 1:44 am

    GAH JESSS to say that i LOVE your header would be an understatement. It is so totally fabulous! did you design it yourself? I LOOOVEE ITTT :)You are so pretty! the skirt looks great with the extra inch and a half off the sides. Who cares about functunality, right? ;)Rorywww.WearAboutsBlog.comCrystal Bullet Necklace Giveaway!!!

  5. Colleen Boudreau
    May 27, 2012 / 2:28 am

    holliister at gmail dot com

  6. Ashley K
    May 27, 2012 / 3:04 am

    The skirt looks really nice taken in just a bit!

  7. Well...
    May 27, 2012 / 3:56 am

    Always so pretty Jess :)This star printed skirt is so pretty! Aha, although I can see how the stairs might be frustrating trying to go up in that skirt. And darker colors definitely can still work for the summer. Its all about the material! Enter to win a $50 voucher for Dark Horse Jewelry! Trendy Teal

  8. Marissa Saunders
    May 27, 2012 / 4:05 am

    Love the skirt!!!Marissa The Simple Swan A Fashion, Beauty, and Maternity Blog

  9. Captain Bubblegum
    May 27, 2012 / 4:55 am

    I love your shoes πŸ™‚

  10. UnA
    May 27, 2012 / 5:50 am

    you look lovely as usual! What a babe!xoxo

  11. Ka Mila
    May 27, 2012 / 6:00 am

    cute ;**

  12. The Simply Kelly
    May 27, 2012 / 6:58 am

    agree with nieszka!!!! i always like ur outfit !!!!

  13. the-caramel-lady
    May 27, 2012 / 7:04 am

    I love your skirt! It's very beautiful on you.xxxxxxxxxx

  14. Sandra
    May 27, 2012 / 8:31 am

    I love your new header Jessica :)Congrats! Much more u, I think!You look lovely, as always!xx,Sandra @

  15. Anonymous
    May 27, 2012 / 8:38 am

    Entered! (: Marit1995@hotmail.comI love the outfit, the black top goes so well with the skirt (:

  16. Van S. -
    May 27, 2012 / 9:21 am

    Very beautiful styling again – perfect as always – love your skirt…!Two real special giveawaysCHRISTIAN LOUBOUTIN HIGH HEELS GIVEAWAY & SPECIAL MAC-COSMETICS GIVEAWAYV. -> / Bloglovin / Facebook

  17. Yasmeen
    May 27, 2012 / 1:53 pm

    Registered with this email: :)Thanks!And I love the lighting in these photos; so magical πŸ˜€

  18. Ángela
    May 27, 2012 / 3:13 pm

    This skirt is so different but so cool! And it was my birthday :)Thank you very much again for your kindness!

  19. Lorna
    May 27, 2012 / 5:11 pm

    Love your handbag =)Lornaxoxo

  20. Misseblog
    May 27, 2012 / 5:37 pm

    Love love love this outfit! Looks so nice on you πŸ™‚ x

  21. Amy
    May 27, 2012 / 7:31 pm

    I love the pattern on this skirt, and the metallic shoes! :)

  22. die.donutverliebte
    May 27, 2012 / 7:38 pm

    pati1993 at

  23. Viktoriya
    May 27, 2012 / 8:36 pm

    You are gorgeous.I love all your looks!

  24. GingerGirl
    May 27, 2012 / 8:51 pm

    Great! I joined the giveaway! :)Email: gingercollageblogger@gmail.comβ™₯ β˜… β™₯ GINGER COLLAGE β™₯ β˜… β™₯

  25. Tere Ávila
    May 27, 2012 / 9:03 pm

    perfect look honey, i love the skirt!!have a nice day jessxx

  26. Stephanie Liu
    May 27, 2012 / 11:12 pm

    Aw I love this outfit and the skirt! Have a great weekend pretty girl :DXx StephanieHONEY & SILK

  27. Cristal Hernandez Tapia
    May 28, 2012 / 12:31 am

    i love your skirt and shoes! they look great on youlike everything(:<3visit my blog im pretty new around here i would really apreciate it(;

  28. Autumn Cayleigh
    May 28, 2012 / 2:09 am

    Adorable! Followed you on bloglovin' and my email is πŸ™‚

  29. Ally
    May 28, 2012 / 3:03 am

    you look stunning! love the outfit!<3

  30. Margarita
    May 28, 2012 / 4:00 am

    Beautiful as always!Sorry, I forgot to enter my twitter name in rafflecopter, but it's @RussianDoll888, been following you!mar-go86@mail.ru

  31. Lorraine Carla Laplap
    May 28, 2012 / 5:29 am

    Awesome skirt. :)

  32. Mon H
    May 28, 2012 / 11:08 am

    Looking absolutely gorgeous, as usual :)I voted for you in the ShopAkira contest, I hope you win! Good luck :DThanks for the givewaway too β™₯My email is: pinkhearts.silverstars[at]

  33. Tolovska
    May 28, 2012 / 3:16 pm

    I voted for you in the ShopAkira contest, I hope you

  34. Ghita Cherradi
    May 29, 2012 / 4:59 pm

    I hooope you win and I can also win with yoouuFIGHTIIIIIIIIING !!!!

  35. a.nielsen
    June 3, 2012 / 2:04 am

    Entered πŸ™‚

  36. a.nielsen
    June 3, 2012 / 2:05 am

    allisonnnielsen @ gmail dot com πŸ™‚

  37. Roxana Ifrim
    June 5, 2012 / 5:40 pm

    Really cute outfit, you look stunning~lady_in_red_stelutza_no1@yahoo.com

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