The Skirt That Almost Wasn’t

Oh hey, happy Monday!  We have no school today but I am at a District Golf match with Collin.  It was a jam packed weekend with Vex Robotics Competition all day Saturday, homecoming Saturday night, our 23rd anniversary Sunday, and golf today.  The kitchen renovation continues too but no worries, I’m getting used to washing dishes in the garage utility sink #liar.

Here’s something I am totally not lying about! This HIKA Women’s Retro High Elastic Waist Flare Pleated A-line Midi Skirt for under $20. After seeing it on Sarah of Foxy’s Domestic Side here. I knew I had to have it! Funny story though. I ordered it and with my Prime membership it should have arrived on a Friday. It didn’t. I called Amazon on Saturday and they told me that sometimes things get left on the truck because it got late and I should ignore the fact that the order tracker on the website says it was delivered. Hmmmmm…okay. If it didn’t arrive by Monday at 5 I was told to call back. Call back I did because, you guessed it, the SKIRT NEVER ARRIVED. Who has time for this tomfoolery? Not me. I called back and as nice as pie explained the dilemma. This customer service rep told me the skirt had in fact been delivered to a different address and they’d issue a refund. What? If I still wanted the skirt I had to order it again. Here’s the kicker, there were only a few left when I placed the original order! And yes, I get anxious over missing out on an $18 skirt especially since some other woman is wearing the skirt I ordered! It’s all good, as you can see I have a picture of the skirt that almost wasn’t below. I’m planning on featuring it in a post next week, it’s super cute and totally worth the hassle. I still love Amazon and my Prime membership and their customer service reps because they were all so nice and I totally understand that mistakes happen.  Enough of all that take a look at this skirt you simply have to have!

Versatility is key.  When I look at the clothes I reach for over and over they are pieces I wear so many different ways.  First up take a look at this casual look featuring the skirt. The skirt is well made, it’s lined and although it zips up the back of the waist is elasticized.  I wore a simple camisole and a bright green cardi but a denim jacket would be great too.  My flat nude shoes look like I am wearing nothing on my feet!

You know you don’t have to spend a lot of money to wear a piece for a dressier occasion.  By adding a glitzy little belt and some heels this skirt could easily go for a more formal event.  Definitely not a black tie event mind you but you know what I’m saying – a night out or other special event.  It’s a great versatile piece!  Another versatile piece is this leopard clutch for under $40. If you haven’t gotten yet you better, it is so good and I’ll bet it doesn’t last long.

I can’t tell you how thrilled I am that this skirt that almost wasn’t was!  Have you ordered clothing from Amazon?  I hope you’re inspired to try something new.  A skirt like this can be flattering on any shape.  Keep in mind when you go fuller on the bottom a slimmer top looks best. Here’s a close up of my new necklace I’ve worn several times since it arrived. I love it!

Here’s hoping your Monday is marvelous!  Thank you so much for stopping by and reading the blog today.  On Wednesday I’ll update you on the Common Threads Challenge so I hope to see you then.

Make it a great day!



Shop similar pieces to achieve this look:
Button-Front V-Neck Cardi for Women • Old Navy • $14.97–24.99
Classic Cardi for Women • Old Navy • $29.99
Vintage Soft Pocket Tee • LOFT • $24.50
Linen Shirttail Tee • LOFT • $34.50
Double V Tee • LOFT • $12.88
Strappy Cami • LOFT • $34.99–39.50
3/4 Sleeve Signature Cotton Cardigan • LOFT • $39.99
Shop similar shoes:
Women’s Steve Madden Stecy Sandal • Steve Madden • $79.95
Women’s Vince Camuto Corlina Ankle Strap Sandal • Vince Camuto • $99.95
Women’s Steve Madden Carrson Sandal • Steve Madden • $89.95–99.95
Women’s Vaneli Solana Buckle Flat • VANELi • $99
Women’s Naturalizer Brittany Ballet Flat • Naturalizer • $78.95
Women’s Sam Edelman ‘Felicia’ Flat • Sam Edelman • $99.95
Women’s Tory Burch ‘Jolie’ Ballet Flat • Tory Burch • $150.75
Women’s Tory Burch ‘Minnie’ Travel Ballet Flat • Tory Burch • $228

26 thoughts on “The Skirt That Almost Wasn’t”

  1. I’m glad it was because you are Polka Dot perfecto my friend!! LOVE it with the green!! You did have a busy weekend! Good Luck to Collin and I hope you and the Mr. had a lovely day yesterday!! Have fun today and Love ya!

    1. Thanks girl! As it turns out I didn’t feel well yesterday so we did absolutely nothing fun to celebrate our day. We had a casual dinner out on Saturday night so that will have to suffice, lol.
      You’re the best my friend!

    1. Thanks Lauren! I’m convinced Amazon is going to rule the world, lol! Seriously there’s nothing the can’t deliver!

  2. It is amazing what you can all find on Amazon these days, including fashion items. I just clicked on that Amazon link and I have actually been wanting a b/w striped skirt like that! I need to pin that for later. I can’t believe you had to call them twice of that darn skirt, though. Prime can be a pain sometimes and not as perfect as you’d like it to be! That green cami really looks so pretty against the b/w outfit and those polkadots. I also love the dressier look!

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    1. Thanks Carrie! You should definitely order the skirt – it’s pretty impressive how well it’s made considering the price. I don’t think even Target can make one this nice for under $20! The stripes would be great too – so many options to mix and match, that would be FUN!

    1. Thanks Carrie! I am happy the skirt arrived finally. I’m keeping my open though because I feel like some woman who lives near me scored a free skirt! Ha!
      Hope you’re having a great Tuesday!

  3. Some things are worth the fight, Mrs R, as evidenced by the fresh, perky and stylish looks this dotty babe is delivering. I’m sure this won’t be a bubble in your wardrobe, that skirt screams longevity. Oh, and you’re looking sooo pretty, hun!
    Thanks for the Collin update the other day, I’m sure he did brilliantly in his golf comp. What a clever boy you have, so impressed.
    Hugs for a happy Tuesday, x.
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    1. Mary you’re sweet! I realized how much I poured my heart out to you about my boy. I’ll tell ya, I used to think I was dangerous if you handed me a microphone. Well now I think I’m dangerous with a keyboard!
      Yes, this skirt is going to get lots of wear. It’s pretty much a year round piece for me and I am thrilled it worked out!You are just the sweetest and I love your fun comments, so witty you are!

    1. Thanks Laura, I don’t really own any polka dot pieces so I was particularly happy to get this one. The price and the quality are pretty terrific too. All in all a huge win!

  4. I just saw on Andrea’s comment reply you didn’t feel well on your anniversary. I’m so sorry. Hope you are much better today. That skirt was worth the trouble. I’ll tell ya’, I’ve been telling Kent for quite sometime I think these truck drivers say things are delivered to cover their butts even though they aren’t. I get notifications frequently that somethings been delivered, check the porch and no package. Sometimes it shows up after dark. #whatever I love the green with it and you’ll be able to pair it with so many colors. Happy Tuesday beautiful! I’ve been missing you and my blog girls. Hopefully I’ll get back in the saddle this week!!! XOXO
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    1. All I can think is that some woman is walking around in a free skirt!!! Ha! It’s not like they ever include a packing slip with Amazon orders so someone scored. I guess I did too even if it took a few extra days. I really like the skirt and as soon as the CTC is over I’ll be wearing it to work. I love the green with it, this shade of green is one of my faves. I am so happy you’re back and excited to read your blog, I missed it! And you!

  5. I seriously love, love, love this look! The Kelly green is perfect with the polka dot skirt and looks like something I would wear in a heartbeat. So glad you finally received it. I love Amazon Prime entirely too much – haha. There seems to always be something on its way. I have only ordered a few clothing items from Amazon but did like the ones I received.
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    1. Thanks Jennie! I love Amazon Prime and can’t believe this is the first piece of clothing I’ve ordered. They sure do have good customer service but I was sweating it a bit when I thought this one was sold out. Haha, like my life would be over – oh the drama! I am glad I grabbed the Kelly green cardi over my usual pink – I do love green!

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