Modcloth Clothing Haul
I love Modcloth, because they veer away from the trendy, and offer cute, timeless pieces, many of which are vintage-inspired. I bought two of my all-time favorite dresses from them, including my retro red birthday dress, which I received a ton of compliments on. (Get it here.)
Their “apartment” section is to die for, too. I browse their site from time to time just to see what’s new, and I couldn’t help myself, so I ordered a few things. Oops.
I’ll start with my favorite item of the bunch, the “Porcelain Me a Cup Top”. (All their items have such adorable, punny names. You know how I can’t resist a good pun.)
On the left is the photo from their site, and on the right is my photo of the garment on a hanger, for comparison.
It’s a beautiful floral china pattern printed on a silky sleeveless blouse. Zips up in the back, and feels wonderfully light and airy on. Perfect for keeping cool in the summertime, or for layering with a cardigan or blazer later on.
I got a UK size 12, which is roughly a US size 8, and it fits me well. (For reference, I tend to be a small or medium depending on the brand and style.)
My only issue with it is that the armpits are large and gaping – they tend to show a bit of my bra. I think I’m going to stitch them a little more closed, but that’s a quick fix, and I’m still in love with the top.
Heads up to bustier girls, though: you might want to size up for more room in the chest area.
My next purchase was the “I’ll Have the Usual Skirt”. It’s a basic, high-waisted black pencil skirt, but made of a more firm material and longer length than I already own, making it more professional. I have long legs, and it hits me just below the knee – but the slit in the back makes it easy to walk in normally.
It’s form-fitting, but the heavier material makes it really flattering because it doesn’t cling to every little bump and curve. Plus, it makes your bum look fab. Bonus!
After reading some of the reviews and hearing it ran a bit small in some areas, I opted for the large size just to be safe. I also didn’t want it to be overly tight (I have tight black pencil skirts already). It’s a bit roomy on me, but I’d rather have a bit of space for a hearty lunch than have it cut off my circulation.
The third item I bought was the “Running Lines Top”, a cute, breezy striped v-neck tee with a pocket. In my opinion, you can never have enough striped tops in your wardrobe.
Since I’m usually between a small or medium, I opted for the medium because I wanted it to be a little more loose-fitting. (I have a tight striped top already.) However, it runs much bigger than I expected, and is quite large on me.
I suggest sizing down a size or even two, if you want it to be fitted on you. I still think it’s really cute, and wore it yesterday with a pair of dark wash skinny jeans and heeled boots to run a few errands. A simple outfit to throw together that’s both comfortable and casual.
The material is quite sheer, so I’d recommend either wearing a nude bra underneath, a bandeau, or a tank. (Or not, up to you.)
It feels amazing on – so light and soft, like buttah!
And lastly, another item I’m thrilled about: the “Daily Dynamo Skirt” in Bluebell. I’ve wanted a pleated skater skirt all summer, but I never found one that I was completely happy with, until now.
I either didn’t love the color, the material, or I found they were just a wee bit too short for my liking. (With flared skirts, I like them to be slightly longer so that I can sit, walk in a breeze, or climb stairs without flashing anyone.)
This one is utterly perfect, and so flattering. Plus, my wardrobe was suffering from a dire lack of royal blue. What a lovely color!
The skirt even has pockets, which is handy (though I probably won’t use them since that would mess with the skirt’s shape).
I bought a medium and it is a tiny bit big, but again, I’d rather it be a tad large rather than too tight. I’m a foodie, so my general rule of thumb is that I should be able to eat a big meal in my outfit and not burst out of my clothing afterwards, Hulk-style.
Do you have any clothing rule of thumbs? x