Today's Everyday Fashion: If the Skirt Fits

Say hello to my new polka dot skirt! :-) I wore it last night to a speaking engagement at UCF (the University of Central Florida). As I mentioned in my shopping post, I had been drooling over this skirt for months. I tried it on in my usual size and was disappointed to find that it was very long. Not long as in it went past my knees, but long as in it came up really high on my body (above my belly button) and in general was just a lot of skirt on me. So even though I am by no means petite, I decided to give the Petite size a try. My normal size was tight, so I tried the next size up in Petites and - voila - it was the perfect fit! Since it's a size bigger than usual, I can wear it lower on my hips and still it hits me at the same place just above my knee as the regular size. (The skirt is wrinkling slightly in the photo because I use a self-timer and ran across the room to get into position.) Have you ever found that a Petite size fit you better? Do you like mixing polka dots with polka dots? 

Shirt: Old Navy, $20
Skirt: Banana Republic, $50 (similar)
Shoes: Colin Stuart c/o MJR Sales, $17
Purse: Calvin Klein from TJ Maxx, $120
Earrings: Banana Republic, $10
Rings: LOFT pink stone ring $11, My Stella & Dot website $49
Watch: Michael Kors, family gift
Bracelets: Banana Republic $10, My Stella & Dot website $49

1. Forever 21 polka dot shirt, $19.80
2. Mod Cloth polka dot shirt, $34.99
3. YOOK polka dot shirt, $88