Sunday, October 20, 2013

ModCloth's "Uniquely You" Polyvore Challenge!

Today, I'm doing something a little different... I was contacted by Amy, one of the ModStylists at ModCloth, to see if I wanted to participate in one of ModCloth's Polyvore challenges, as part of their Uniquely You campaign.  When I heard that it would involve styling a piece from one of ModCloth's new in-house brands, I jumped at the chance!  ModCloth has two new brands of its very own: Bea & Dot -- which specializes in a lot of quirky, fun prints -- and Myrtlewood -- which features a lot of beautiful, vintage-inspired pieces that are great for a work environment.  I really love both of these labels, since my aesthetic is so inspired by the elements that are a trademark for their pieces.

For this Polyvore challenge, participants were instructed to take a specific piece from one of these labels and base a complete ensemble off of it, featuring up to seven other pieces that are currently being sold on ModCloth's website.  The piece I was given for this challenge was the Sacramento Style Skirt (part of the Myrtlewood label), shown below:

This skirt makes me think of warm breezes and fruity drinks!  It also reminds me of a modernized version of a patio skirt (also called a square dance skirt).  But I didn't want to limit this adorable piece to being only for vacation ensembles, so I decided to style it in a way that would be perfect for a fun Friday night date, and could transition easily from day to evening:

I love how this black top is flirty and girly, but it's clearly covered up enough for an office environment, especially with this magenta cardigan over it (I'm the kind of person who always brings a cardigan, and I almost always need it!).  The great thing about this skirt is that it could so easily be dressed up, but I decided to have some fun with ModCloth's adorable accessories: the heart purse is so cute for a date (and I love the pop of cyan!), and I'm obsessed with this record spinning ring!  I also have a thing for faux glasses, and these cat eye ones give this ensemble a bit of vintage flair.  Finally, I adore any shoe with an ankle strap (it manages to be both cutesy and sexy, somehow!), and these wedges are incredibly versatile without being boring.

Although I might not have immediately picked out this skirt as something that screams "Sammi," I actually really love it as part of this ensemble!  It's the kind of piece that could span all four seasons, and could easily be remixed in numerous ways.  It also seems as if it would be very flattering, and above all, it would be impossible to not have a good time while wearing this outfit!  :)

Thanks for checking out my entry in this challenge!  How would you style this lovely skirt??

Have a great Sunday!
xox Sammi


  1. This skirt looks so versitle- could be worn to an office or on a date. Love how you styled it.

  2. aw how cute the dress is! it looks so magical and dreamy!! love it :)
    wish you a wonderful day! best wishes and come visit me on

  3. Love how you styled the skirt! The little retro touches are just perfect. And that record ring is too cute.

    Jenny Lee


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