But before I get started on the skirts, I wanted to show the Kimchi Blue Lace Panel Blouse (from the last post) in the other 2 colors:
I really like it in the light grey as well. It pairs well with a black cami underneath. The black color I would pass on because you can't see any of the pretty details.
The black skirt I'm wearing above is the Staring At Stars Tulip Skirt ($13) in XS:
This is actually one of my favorites out of the bunch. It's 100% cotton and the fit is fantastic.
The details aren't showing up well, but there's a row of buttons running down the center front and some ruching along the back. The snug waist is perfect for tucking in tops, and the bottom doesn't flare out too much so it's good for wearing under tops as well. I don't have a casual black skirt yet so this is definitely a keeper at a mere $13.
#2: The Lucca Couture Chiffon Drape Skirt ($18) in XS:
This is a sort of a tulip skirt with pockets and an exposed zipper down the back:
The chiffon drapes well and feels great, and I like that the waist also fits snugly without needing a belt. The only con is that it kinda flattens me out on the side view, so I'm still on the fence about this one.
#3: The Pins And Needles Eyelet Skirt ($13) in XS:
I almost couldn't pull this one over my hips! I kept thinking that there must be a zipper somewhere but there was none... just an elasticized waistband in the back:
It would probably look a lot better when not so wrinkly, and I do like the fit. It's also fully lined and has pockets, and is also a bargain at $13. I already have a casual white skirt from LOFT though, so I'm not sure if I should keep this one. I'm also not sure how I feel about the eyelet pattern/texture:
#4: The Pins and Needles Hook & Eye Full Skirt ($18) in size 0:
The fit on this one is more loose, and it sits on my hips rather than my waist:
The material is a heavy-weight knit, which feels solid, and there's these giant hook-eye closure detailing down the sides. I'm just not super excited about this one though... It's okay but I'm probably going to pass.
#5: The Kimchi Blue Tiered Skirt ($18) in size 0:
This one also sits on my hips rather than my waist:
And as you can see, there lots of extra material at the waist. And even though it looks okay from some angles, it just doesn't feel like it's fitting right. The material is polyester and the drape is slightly stiff. Verdict: probably return.
#6: The Kimchi Blue Lace Stripe Skirt ($27) in XS:
This skirt was also reviewed by ExtraPetite, and the details are so pretty!
The fit is fine since it's an elastic waist. Again, the cons are that the lace paneling doesn't go all the way around and that it requires a slip. What I didn't know is that the color is a little hard to coordinate. I tried it with tops in white, nude, black and stone (above), and nothing really looked right.
I'd also got it in black, and with indoor lighting it looks like you can get away with nude-colored underwear and no slip... but I can't guarantee what it'll look like outdoors or in bright lighting! I don't think I'm going to keep either though, for the above reasons and also because I'm already keeping too many things from this order!
Phew! I think that was my longest post yet! But all in all, I'm very happy with my UO experience so far. It seems like their skirts with partial or full elastic waists run extremely small, while regular zippered skirts run bigger and sit on my hips. With free shipping and free returns, I'm definitely keeping them on my list when shopping for skirts!