The Skirt of My Dreams

Last Updated on June 7, 2019 by haveclotheswilltravel

ModCloth marine bio skirt

ModCloth under the sea skirt

ModCloth octopus skirt

ModCloth Marine bio skirt

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My self-control, that I was bragging about in my previous wishlist post, has completely gone to heck. Does this skirt look familiar? Haha, yeah, it’s the ModCloth one from my spring wishlist that I wanted but swore to myself I wasn’t going to buy. (Because I certainly have quite the collection of skirts already.) After I ordered it (in a moment of weakness), I even told myself I was going to just try it on and then return it.

But low-and-behold, I tried it on… and I couldn’t bring myself to take it off. It is so comfortable! And how fun are all the colors? AND it has an octopus on it! I really love my octopus clothing (click here for more on that). Even my husband, who no longer comments on my outfits (I think he is officially numb to them, haha), told me he really loved this skirt on me, and the colors were fun. So, that was all the encouragement I needed to keep this beauty!

I had envisioned wearing it with a white top and white shoes. However, the white shoes I had also ordered from ModCloth never arrived (shipping mixup – I would not recommend paying for ModCloth’s ASAP shipping, definitely not worth it…but I certainly didn’t need the shoes either). However, I was pleasantly surprised by how well it went with black too. It’s versatile – yep, that’s a good reason to keep it too! (Plus, I have a scarf and seashell earrings that match it! Soooo many reasons to keep this skirt)

ModCloth under the sea skirt

This skirt was perfect for a day of exploring on our trip to New Orleans. It was super windy the day I wore this, but this skirt was just long enough that I didn’t have to worry about any Marilyn moments. It also holds its shape quite well, which I wasn’t expecting when I ordered it. But the wind also meant that I had to keep my hand near my hair, so I wasn’t continually eating it! That’s why all these photos I’m basically doing the same pose – sorry! I’ll be wearing this skirt again, though, I promise! 🙂

Has anyone else had any moments of weakness with their online shopping? If so, what did you buy? (And if not, good job!!)

Where to find it:

Skirt: ModCloth
Top: ModCloth (similar)
Scarf: Forever 21 (Old. Similar here.)
Sandals: Old (Similar here)
Sunglasses: c/o* Polette
Bracelet & Earrings: Gift from my husband & his aunts! 🙂
LipSense Lip Color: c/o* The Dusty Vixen in Blue Red

*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me the product to be used on my blog, and I did not pay for it. All opinions are my own, and I am not being compensated for a positive review.

I appreciate each & every share. Thank you!


  1. It really is gorgeous!!! I’m not sure how you resisted for so long! I’m terrible with resisting things! I ended up buying 2 Tatty Devine lucky dip boxes last week-luckily I didn’t like the girly box so I have returned it but the man’s box has really nice cufflinks I will give as gifts and I shall keep the fun pin they included!!!!x

    1. Haha me either! Thank you so much, Kezzie! Oooh I have never heard of Tatty Devine lucky dip boxes – sounds like a lot of fun, though! Looking forward to seeing the pin they included! 🙂

  2. You look awesome! That skirt was totally made for you so I get it!! The way you styled it is perfection too. I had a shipping mixup with ModCloth a few months back too where it was regular shipping, but more than half the order never shipped and I got someone else’s receipt!! Freaky. I wonder if bc they’re getting larger some i’s aren’t being dotted and so forth. Also, I’m in your boat as my self control has been awful lately with shopping!!!! XO

    1. Aw, thank you so much, Lauren! Eek that’s not good that ModCloth has been having so many shipping mixups. I stumbled on a pretty angry thread of customers on Facebook who had similar experiences – yikes. But gosh, their clothes are too darn cute!

  3. This skirt is so fun! I love it on you! The colours are great and I think the styling is a success! 😀
    Haha, ModCloth is dangerous! I find myself losing the battle almost every time.
    Hope you have a splendid week Lindsey!
    Much love,

  4. Modcloth has a terrible habit of coming out with the most amazing things right after I’ve decided to be good about my spending. Sometimes it’s like a little piece of your soul hanging out there on the website just a few clicks away from coming home to you. It takes real dedication to resist that lol.

    I’m awfully glad you couldn’t resist that skirt though because it looks amazing on you and as a fellow octopus lover…you needed it.

    1. Haha! They do that every single time! I’m especially addicted to their namesake collection…everything in it just speaks to my soul. 🙂 And thank you so much – I’m glad to have found a fellow octopus lover too! 🙂

  5. Love that skirt! I’m kind of a chicken when it comes to shopping on line, I don’t like returning things. But I do have a weakness when it comes to H&M dresses. They are always so cute and comfortable! 🙂

    1. Thank you so much, Laurie! Haha – I hear you on not enjoying returning things…but I have gotten to the point where I enjoy online shopping so much more than going to a store, that I buy just about everything but groceries online. Haha. Oooh I only own one H&M dress but it was seriously one of the best purchases I’ve ever made. It’s so comfy and versatile – and the price wasn’t bad at all! I can see why that’s your weakness! 🙂

  6. This skirt is so fun! Love all of the colors and that octopus print. Haha, Im right there with you Lindsey. I always tell myself an item will just stay on my wishlist, but, well you know what happens ?

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