i really wanted it to work

Skirt: MNG – (similar here, here, here and here midi style and chevron-stripe at ON)

Shirt: J.Crew factory (similar here, here and here)

Shoes: SoleSociety (so comfy! strap was tight until another hole was made ๐Ÿ™‚

Necklace: BaubleBar (get $10 off your first purchase)

Bag: Oasis-store (no longer available) (great option here)

After wearing this skirt for the second time I realized one thing – it’s too short for me and my comfortability (not a word, is it? lol)  level! In these pictures it looks as the skirt hits right above me knees. Not the case.at.all. It’s a lot shorter, trust me. Not the best $45 I spent. I’ll admit that much. I’ve bought skirts and dresses that I probably shouldn’t have (maybe I was thinking I might shrink a couple of inches). So one of these days the “shop my closet” blog will be a place where many of my neglected pieces, along with the ones I really wanted to work, will try to find a new home. And be worn happily ever after.

But I love it, really love this-fabulous-two-inches-too-short-skirt {insert sad face}.

I’m going to go and eat some chocolate now……


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  1. 6.15.12
    Maria DaintyandDecadent said:

    That stinks that the skirt isn't working for you because it's such a fun print! I like all the colors you mixed with it too :-)Mariawww.daintyanddecadent.com

  2. 6.15.12
    jillian said:

    awwww, i love that skirt too! even with flat sandals you feel its too short? also, like too short for work or too short for anytime? i really do love it so i'm trying to rationalize you being able to wear it, haha!and i ADORE those sandals, they are gorgeous!!xoxo, jillianhttp://just-jillian.blogspot.com

    • 6.15.12
      Lilly said:

      Haha, I know what you mean! I think it must be the style of it too that makes it feel shorter. I might give it another chance and see how I feel ๐Ÿ™‚

  3. 6.15.12
    Simply Sarah said:

    love the skirt but I can tell that it seems a lot shorter – it's so cute though! sarahsavvystyle.com

  4. 6.15.12
    Gina said:

    I really do love this skirt! But part of fashion is being entirely comfortable with your look from the inside so if you are not comfy in it, I totally understand your frustration. I think sometimes with the flaired skirts we feel as though people can see right up there..LOL! I've tried wearing boy short type of undies to counter that concern. Maybe that would work? It can still be awkward especially if the wind catches the skirt. We have similar outfits on in our posts today by the way. Great minds think alike:-) Happy Friday!!! XOGinaclassyeverafter.blogspot.com

    • 6.16.12
      Lilly said:

      Hah, I've seen two pairs of undies in the last two weeks lol (and they weren't boy shorts). But the skirt were short, short. This one is heavier fabric so it made it through a windy day without any accidents haha. I think I just have issues with showing my legs. Just started wearing shorts couple of years ago ๐Ÿ™‚

  5. 6.15.12
    Always Maylee said:

    I LOVE that skirt, it's so cute! I usually have the opposite problem, skirts look too long on me. Also, love those sandals.xo, Yi-chiaAlways Maylee

  6. 6.15.12
    TheTinyHeart said:

    The skirt is just adorable on you (even if it's a little too short for your liking). I love how you paired it with the mint accessories! Have a great weekend, Lilly!-SharonThe Tiny Heart

  7. 6.15.12
    Anonymous said:

    Ugh, it's always heatbreaking when a piece you love just.doesn't.work.Still love the look though!Lindsay @LindsayJEveryday.blogspot.com

  8. 6.15.12
    Jeanette said:

    I mostly lurk, but love reading your blog. What about adding some 2" trim to the bottom of your skit. Maybe some lace or something else creative so you can save it. ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 6.16.12
      Lilly said:

      That might be something I might try. It would be worth it ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 6.16.12
      kirsti said:

      I was totally going to suggest adding something to the bottom…. More fabric, lace, or eyelet or something…. You can test it out by Taping it to the skirt before sewing it on!

  9. 6.15.12
    Jackie Welling said:

    I'm so sad you don't love this skirt! In the photos it looks darling. I agree with the above comment though, a neon color added to the bottom would look amazing!!! But I just want to say I just love that you're modest, it's classy!Little J Style

    • 6.16.12
      Lilly said:

      Thank you ๐Ÿ™‚ I still love it but do wish it was "the" perfect length (I might be asking much lol)

  10. 6.15.12
    Beautygirl24 said:

    I think you look adorable in it anyway! But I hate having regrets after shopping. It's such a sad feeling!

  11. 6.15.12
    Bree said:

    It looks great here! But I know just what you mean…as a tall girl, things are always too short for me. Happy Weekend. Cheers,BreeDream in Fashion

  12. 6.15.12
    Anonymous said:

    What about stiching a white eyelit ruffle under the hem? That would look so cute!!! and give you the two inches ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 6.16.12
      Lilly said:

      That's a good idea, worth a try ๐Ÿ™‚

    • 6.19.12
      Candi said:

      Agree, stitch something to the bottom to lengthen it & then wear away!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  13. 6.15.12
    xoxo erin estella said:

    what an adorable outfit and overall blog you have! so unique and interesting! i love it already!-erin @ erinestellacall.blogspot.com

  14. 6.15.12
    A J said:

    Would it fit if you wore it a little lower on your hips? Looks like you might have a little wiggle room and it might make it feel a tad longer? The pictures are deceiving because it looks like the perfect length. I love the pink with it! -AJFitTravelerAJ.blogspot.com

    • 6.16.12
      Lilly said:

      I was pulling it down the whole day lol. It's size Medium (I think it's meant to sit on the waist) so the size helped a bit with the length.

  15. 6.15.12
    Carly said:

    it is curious as it really doesn't look too short in the photos..but as I tell all my clients, you have to be comfortable:)Loving those flat sandals….they are FAB!C

    • 6.16.12
      Lilly said:

      I kept looking at the pictures thinking the same thing. Love the skirt but you're right, one needs to feel completely comfortable ๐Ÿ™‚

  16. 6.15.12
    Lea Frazier said:

    I have that same issue with skirt length and always end up back with pencil skirts! Funny you mention about the "shop my closet" because I want to do that too. Leahttp://highheeledstyle.com

    • 6.16.12
      Lilly said:

      I think pencil skirts will always be my favorite style of skirts ๐Ÿ™‚

  17. 6.16.12
    Anonymous said:

    Too bad the skirt isn't working for you because this outfit is adorable. I love the mint and pink with it!

  18. 6.16.12
    Kacie said:

    I love how the skirt dresses up the simple top! And I think the length looks great on you :)www.daisyraeboutiuqe.comwww.kacieskloset.blogspot.com

  19. 6.16.12
    Samantha said:

    Awe! ๐Ÿ™ It looks really cute and not too short! But you won't wear it if you aren't comfortable!xo, sam

  20. 6.16.12
    Audrey @ Putting Me Together said:

    Aww, that's a bummer. I know exactly what you mean, though. I tried that skirt on and wanted it to be a couple of inches longer too! It's just so dang cute!

  21. 6.16.12
    Schnelle said:

    Ohhh that stinks because it's SO pretty. It doesn't look that short but I have a dress like that and it's not comfortable to move in it because you fear overexposure.

  22. 6.17.12
    Olga said:

    Agreed, you won't wear it if you're not comfortable in it. I just joined ShoeSociety because I HAVE to have those sandles! Love your style!

  23. 6.17.12
    Shaina Tyler said:

    If you need me to take the skirt off your hands, let me know!! ๐Ÿ™‚

  24. 6.18.12
    Hanlie said:

    You have fabulous legs!! You can totally pull it off! Love your blog!! Just stumbled upon it. Finding so many great ideas! Thanks, keep it up!!

  25. 6.18.12
    Anonymous said:

    A coworker of mine just got all of my "too short, what was I thinking?" skirts and dresses. My mistake was her gain.

  26. 6.27.12
    Anonymous said:

    I love this. I can understand you feeling uncomfortable. But I think you look great in this skirt. It's pretty and looks great with the pink and blue.