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Garden Party

Shein skirt

Shein skirt

The little garden where I took these photos is hidden just off a main walkway through Princeton’s campus. I had wandered past it several times and never noticed it was there, until this weekend. It was perfect timing too, because this is the kind of outfit that deserves a garden to be photographed in. I mean, my skirt has a whole garden on it practically…ranging from butterflies to roses.

Shein skirt

This skirt is another Shein find and is only $16! I have previously had the best luck with ordering their super inexpensive clothing. My other two skirts from Shein are really fantastic quality (see them here and here), especially given their low prices.

This particular skirt is well-made and the material isn’t bad, I’m just not as crazy about the print. I think it looks fine in these photographs, but in person, it just looks a little too screen printed and shiny for my taste (if that makes sense?). But for $16 with shipping, I’m really not too upset about it. It’s also really comfortable to wear, and I had several women come up to me throughout the day to compliment it. So, maybe the whole print thing is just me?

Shein skirt

Shein Skirt

I was also excited that this outfit allowed me to break out my new purple lipstick from again. I have entirely too many shades of purple lipstick right now, but I couldn’t help myself when I saw this one. It was brighter than my other shades, and I bought it for the sole purpose of matching my Machi Footwear heels. Haha.

Stila Purple Lipstick

And I tried something a little different with my hair for this post, thanks to some inspiration from Devinne over at Mox and Socks. She is always styling her hair with the cutest braids, and she’s even started posting tutorials! So, I finally took the time to try doing my own milk braid hairstyle. I’ve come to the conclusion that my hair is entirely too fine to look really good with braids, but this particular hairstyle doesn’t look all that bad..and it’s really comfortable. I wish I had started wearing my hair like this in the heat of summer!

Pink Basis Map Watch

My obsession with map accessories has hit an all-time high. Haha. I have map earrings and various tops with map prints, and someday, when I own a home, I’m going to be collecting maps and globes (my husband is currently unaware of this, however).

So, when I saw this map watch on PinkBasis.com, it sort of felt like destiny. Especially, since my other white watch (from Walmart) is starting to fall apart on me, sadly. I’ve only had this watch for a week, so I’m not sure how well it will hold up just yet. But I’m really excited about how cute it is and how many outfits I’m able to wear it with. Plus, it’s another map accessory in my collection! 🙂

What kinds of things do you collect (or would like to collect)? Let me know in the comments!

Where to find it:

Skirt: Shein
Watch: c/o* Pink Basis (Sold out. Similar here.)
Heels c/o* Machi Footwear (Similar here)
Top: Maurices (Old. Similar here.)
Lip color: Stila Stay All Day Liquid Lipstick in Como

*c/o = courtesy of, meaning the company gave me this item 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 of the product.


  1. I’m throwing a hot tub/garden party next week and I can’t wait but I have no idea what to wear! I want something summery that I can just chuck on after the hot tub. I’ve been a bit wary about buying anything from Shein because I thought they were too good to be true. I love your skirt what would you say the longevity of it is like assuming you’ve worn it a few more times by now?

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Hi, Sophie! I own a ton of clothing from Shein now, and it does vary quite a bit. This skirt has held up very well, but I only wear it in the spring months and handwash it. I have a couple dresses that are lightweight and so comfy for summer, so I wear them a lot during the warmer months (and wash them in the washing machine), these dresses aren’t holding up quite as well. I’ve also had a friend order a pair of heels from here where the heel snapped in half on her after a few months of wearing them. It’s, unfortunately, a bit all over the place in terms of quality, but I’ve had the best luck with their skirts…I own about 6 that are similar to this one and they are all in great condition!

  2. Joanna Joy says:

    Your floral skirt is amazing! It makes me want to plan a garden tea party! You look gorgeous and feminine in this outfit. Love it!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw thank you so much, Joanna! 🙂

  3. Lauren-Blair says:

    I love map accessories too!!! You look wonderful! That purple lipstick looks great on you! Fabulous clothing too 😉 XO

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much, Lauren! Glad there’s another map-accessory-lover out there too! 🙂

  4. Ela (@WunderBliss) says:

    Another gorgeous look paired perfectly with those heels! I love being able to see different ways to style these shoes:-)


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw thank you, Ella! I’m really loving these floral heels!

  5. I love the bold lip colour!! It’s amazing! And looks fantastic with the outfit. Also I think your hair looks beautiful like this. I love the braids and the whole up do is great!
    And the watch is lovely! I personally don’t really collect any certain print, but I do like a unique print.
    Much love

    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw thank you, Mona! You’re always so sweet! 🙂

  6. Grace Liang says:

    Very cute outfit! I love your new hair style and the map watch is very chic! By the way, the lip color is very hot! 🙂

    Thank you so much for linking up with me and voted for me too! I really appreciate it! Take care and keep in touch! Please stop by today for Color and Grace Fashion link up! 🙂


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you, Grace! I’m glad you like the lip color – you are always rocking the best shades! 🙂 I really hope you won your competition and hope your surgery went well yesterday!

  7. Amanda Brezovsky says:

    This whoke look is beautifully elegant! Love the shade of lipstick and your braid! You should wear braids more often. They look great on you!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Oh gosh, thank you so much Amanda! I will have to give the braids another whirl. 🙂

  8. I love that skirt! it is so perfect for fall! and that watch is awesome!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Aw thank you so much, Lee! 🙂

  9. This skirt is just beautiful and I love the contrasting floral heels you paired with it!


    1. haveclotheswilltravel says:

      Thank you so much! I have really been getting a lot of use out of these floral heels. 🙂

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