Oh, gingham. Is there another fabric more perfect for spring than that crisp checkered goodness? I think not. I mean, I love chambray as much as the next fashionista, but I can wear that year round. Something about gingham feels special this time of year. Perhaps it’s because it’s lightweight, polished, and gives me hope that maybe (just maybe) I can dress as effortlessly well as Audrey Hepburn one day.
Despite my undying love for gingham, I’ve never owned a classic gingham skirt. So I was thrilled when my friend Kia, founder of a modest fashion boutique called Me&My, offered to send me a gingham skirt from her store. Read on for my honest review of this dainty gingham number!
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About the Shop
Me&My was founded by Kia Drew (fun fact: she’s a model). Me&My isn’t just another modest fashion online boutique — it has a unique demand-based business model that centers on what’s trending with customers. Me&My introduces the clothing and brands, the customer chooses what she loves, and then Me&My fulfills the order. It’s simple but brilliant.
I was particularly excited to work with Kia because she is a fellow sister in Christ stepping out in faith to pursue a modest fashion focused dream God placed in her heart. Turns out she is as kind and sweet as she is beautiful, and I have no qualms about referring people to her shop.
Design and Fit
I love the large, bold check printed on this gingham skirt. The size perfectly complements the unique coral color. I also love the A-line silhouette and that the length of the hem that hits underneath the knee. Unfortunately I don’t love the fabric as much as I love other features of this skirt. It’s a bit stiff because it’s primarily made of polyester and not the typical cotton gingham. While the stiffness helps the pleats stay in place. I would’ve preferred a light, airy cotton that flows in the wind. I also don’t love that the checks don’t line up evenly between the band and body of the skirt.
This skirt fits true to size. I ordered one size up because I thought the band might be too tight on my waist. Turns out it’s slightly too large, but nothing noticeable to anyone but me.
You all know I’m a stickler for packaging (I want to know my clothes were sent wig love and not stuffed into the nearest UPS box. So I was thrilled when I received my skirt beautifully wrapped I white tissue classy reminders of Me&My’s brand. Kia unsurprisingly is very responsive and dedicated to marking her customer happy (including me even though I didn’t pay her!)
This beauty is only $20 pre-shipping, so it’s very affordable.
How to wear it
What I love most about Thai skirt is that it’s versatile ridiculously easy to style. If you’re a shirt and flat sandals kind of girl, you can easily pair those times with this skirt and still look polished. If you like to dress up, you can add heeled sandals and a blouse just as I did. If you’re really crazy you can find a gingham top with a similar color and smaller gingham pattern and rock the double-gingham trend.
While I’m not a fan of fabric, I love the shape, pattern, color, and price. If you’re looking for an affordable and effortlessly feminine skirt for the warmer months, you’ll LOVE this skirt. I know I do. Don’t be surprised if you see me rocking this multiple times on Instagram and Snapchat (My username is downtown demure in case you want to follow my daily adventures.
Want to see more of Me&My’s modest and modern offerings? Check out the Instagram!