Tuesday, November 17, 2015

What I Wore: My First Eloquii Purchase

Hailey is wearing the Eloquii Donegal Knit Circle Skirt and Torrid Light Wash Denim Shirt. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Eloquii #XOQ #Torrid #TorridInsider #plussize #plussizefashion #fallfashion #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizestyle #psootd #circleskirt

As an avid online shopper and self-proclaimed clothes horse, I spend a good amount of time looking at new arrivals and window shopping on my favorite retailer's websites.  Part of all that effort is for the blog, but I would probably be doing it anyway, even if I didn't have the blog.  I just love clothes.

When Eloquii first came on the scene, I was wary of ordering from them because I was really unsure of the fit.  It was hard to find anyone with my particular body type reviewing the clothing.  I kept thinking the size 24 was going to be smaller, so I just didn't order.  Now Eloquii also carries sizes 26 and 28, so there is a little bit of wiggle room if you need those few extra inches.  They have pretty great sales throughout the year as well, so it is kind of a win-win.

I finally decided to go ahead and make my first purchase from Eloquii in the form of the Donegal Knit Circle Skirt.  There are lots of colorful skirts to choose from, in a variety of styles.  But I am such a huge fan of the shape and silhouette of a good circle skirt.  I always lean towards that style above others.  Read on for my review....




Hailey is wearing the Eloquii Donegal Knit Circle Skirt and Torrid Light Wash Denim Shirt. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Eloquii #XOQ #Torrid #TorridInsider #plussize #plussizefashion #fallfashion #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizestyle #psootd #circleskirt

Before we get started, for reference I am 5'9" and typically wear a 22/24.  I bought this skirt in a 24 and would say it fits true to size.  The fabric itself is a speckled knit that looks wool-like in appearance.  It isn't too heavy, but does have a nice weight and structure to it that makes it hang beautifully.  While there is some stretch to the fabric, it isn't super stretchy like a jersey knit or ponte knit material.  There is elastic inset in the waist and an invisible zipper for a very clean look and great fit.

Hailey is wearing the Eloquii Donegal Knit Circle Skirt and Torrid Light Wash Denim Shirt. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Eloquii #XOQ #Torrid #TorridInsider #plussize #plussizefashion #fallfashion #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizestyle #psootd #circleskirt

I normally wear skirts like this a bit higher than my natural waist to accentuate the smaller part of my body and provide a proportional length.  In photos at the bottom of the post, you can view what the skirt looks like on my natural waist.  As with most skirts, I love it best a little higher and found it fit well and stayed put.  This skirt can be dressed up or down and will take you into many seasons, though most might find it too thick for a hot summer day.  I chose to style it for straight up fall with a denim shirt tied at the waist, boots, and a plaid scarf.

Hailey is wearing the Eloquii Donegal Knit Circle Skirt and Torrid Light Wash Denim Shirt. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Eloquii #XOQ #Torrid #TorridInsider #plussize #plussizefashion #fallfashion #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizestyle #psootd #circleskirt
Hailey is wearing the Eloquii Donegal Knit Circle Skirt and Torrid Light Wash Denim Shirt. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Eloquii #XOQ #Torrid #TorridInsider #plussize #plussizefashion #fallfashion #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizestyle #psootd #circleskirt
Hailey is wearing the Eloquii Donegal Knit Circle Skirt and Torrid Light Wash Denim Shirt. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Eloquii #XOQ #Torrid #TorridInsider #plussize #plussizefashion #fallfashion #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizestyle #psootd #circleskirt
Hailey is wearing the Eloquii Donegal Knit Circle Skirt and Torrid Light Wash Denim Shirt. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Eloquii #XOQ #Torrid #TorridInsider #plussize #plussizefashion #fallfashion #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizestyle #psootd #circleskirt
Donegal Knit Circle Skirt - Eloquii (More circle skirts: Solid, Plaid, Polka Dot)
Light Wash Denim Shirt - Torrid (similar in grey)
Talia Stretch Riding Boot - Avenue (similar, similar, similar)
Plaid Scarf - (similar, similar, similar)


The photos below show the length of the skirt worn at my natural waist.  It comes to the mid to upper calf, definitely below the knee on me.

Hailey is wearing the Eloquii Donegal Knit Circle Skirt and Torrid Light Wash Denim Shirt. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Eloquii #XOQ #Torrid #TorridInsider #plussize #plussizefashion #fallfashion #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizestyle #psootd #circleskirt
Hailey is wearing the Eloquii Donegal Knit Circle Skirt and Torrid Light Wash Denim Shirt. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Eloquii #XOQ #Torrid #TorridInsider #plussize #plussizefashion #fallfashion #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizestyle #psootd #circleskirt
Hailey is wearing the Eloquii Donegal Knit Circle Skirt and Torrid Light Wash Denim Shirt. - DivineMrsDiva.com #Eloquii #XOQ #Torrid #TorridInsider #plussize #plussizefashion #fallfashion #psblogger #plussizeblogger #styleblogger #plussizestyle #psootd #circleskirt


Have you made any Eloquii purchases?  I'd love to hear your thoughts and the brand, what you tried, and how it fit.  I'm looking forward to making more purchases from them.





2 comments :

  1. I have looked at Eloquii many times but have yet to purchase anything from them. I love the texture of this one and it looks great on you. As much as you are an online shopper, I tend to make most of my purchases in store. Do you find that when you shop online you can be pretty sure of sizing once you are familiar with a brand? Also, do you ever have issues with returns if things do not work out?

    Janeane
    Designing From My Closet

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    1. I haven't had too many issues with returns. Places like Torrid and Lane Bryant, where I shop online rather frequently, accept returns in store. Some stores include return labels, while some don't. I try to read the return policies thoroughly before I buy from a new place. If it is totally new to me and I have to pay for return shipping, I am less likely to purchase something from that store until I know for sure about sizing and fit. I think the only major return issue I have had is once with eShakti because shipping is expensive and they don't refund the $10 personalization fee. And once at LB, I returned something on the very last day of the return policy because I just didn't have time to get in sooner. The girl wasn't gonna take it because she wasn't shipping returns back to whereever until the next day where it would be deemed "too late". I couldn't understand her deal and I never received a credit for the item or a reply when I contacted customer service twice. I think that was more about an incompetent employee though because I have never had an issue otherwise.

      I think that is also where Gwynnie Bee has been so helpful. I have tried brands I would never have been able to try before (because they were expensive and I didn't know if it would fit). It makes me more confident in making purchases from the brand's websites for sure. I tried the Eloquii bodycon dress through GB so that is how I knew sizing was pretty true. Certainly some places are inconsistent, which is why I never purchase from Old Navy. And fabric type can make things iffy too. But I have a good idea now about the amount of stretch I need and what fabric types I prefer and that work with my body. I read the item descriptions meticulously and look for as much info as I can. Then I usually Google the item and see if I can find any reviews or other women wearing the piece. And if no one is, I know I need to do a blog post about it for sure. :-)

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