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Tuesday, March 27, 2012

Petite Fashion Challenge# 14 Holiday Emergency

I almost sat out of this month's Petite Fashion Challenge because I didn't have time to make alternations to the original outfit I had in mind. 


But luckily the Ann Taylor dress that Vicky helped pick up for me, for only $10 too I might add, arrived just in time for the challenge.  See the dress on Vicky's site here


This month's challenge is hosted by Couture Coco. Please visit her site to see the other ladies outfits. 


The Challenge:  Holiday Emergency
You have a pre-booked dinner date on the first day of your holiday. But the emergency is your luggage is delayed. So this month’s challenge is to style your travel outfit into a special evening look using whatever you carry in your purse and anything else immediately at hand (ie no running out to buy a new outfit!).


Travel:  For the travel I chose this Ann Taylor dress because the material feels like a thick t-shirt, allows room for stretching, feels comfortable, and the best part is, it doesn't wrinkle. I layered the dress with a wrap cardigan to keep me warm during the flight. Most of the time I wear heels when I leave the house, and yes this includes traveling...just ask my husband =). I usually carry my Coach bag with me because it the biggest bag I own that still feels comfortable to lug around and I can usually fit everything I need inside.

Wearing: Ann Taylor Snake Print Cuffed Sleeves Dress -0P, Express Wrap Cardigan -XS, Ann Taylor Perfect Pump- 5.5, Coach bag.

For Dinner:  I took off the cardigan and put on a pair of earrings with a matching necklace that I had in my Coach bag. I swapped my Coach bag for a clutch makeup bag that I was using to carry my makeup. I put my hair up and I was ready for dinner. 



This updo takes less than 2 minutes and only requires a hair tie. Most of the time I try to carry a hair tie in my purse.  For a tutorial on this updo checkout Ebeautyblog. She is one talented girl. 



So how did I do? Don't forget to check out Couture Coco's page for the list of participates.

49 comments:

  1. Love the printed dress and the updo! I checked out the video and I totally didn't realize it was tucked in your hair. Great job!

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  2. Pretty dress and love the transition!

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  3. Love the outfits and how you transition - very chic!

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  4. Great job! I love the updo, going to have to check it out, although my hair's probably too thin to do this with. haha

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    1. Thanks Ying. I think you should be able to do this updo. You probably need to tie your hair higher. I have very thin and layer hairs.

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  5. Great job on this PFC! Gonna check out that up-do tutorial. Thanks!

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    1. Thanks Jessy. You should check out the tutorial. She has amazing tutorials.

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  6. OMG that hair! LOVE LOVE LOVE IT! Ying you just read my mind because I am in DIRE need of hair help. Now...on to the challenge. beautiful interpretation, I like what you did. Definitely has a traveler look and also you can take it from day tonight!

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    1. Thanks Bessie. I'm really bad when it come to hair style. I always wear my hair down with or with curls. I am so glad I found Ebeautys' blog.

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  7. Wow great job, and I don't know how you wear heels everywhere! I gave that up a long time ago LOL!

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    1. I know it not always a good idea to wear heels everywhere but I only have one pair of flats and I have not no idea where it is. Every time I go shopping I always drawn to heels. My colleague thinks I'm crazy for wearing heel when I go shopping on the weekends.

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  8. Very nice! I've tried to travel in heels before, and the weight of my over-packed carry-on just throws me too much off balance. Bravo to a lady who travels in heels! Classy. =)

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    1. Kelly, you're too sweet. I'm lucky to have my husband as my travel partner because he carries all the heavy things. We always travel together. There hasn't really been a place where I have travel by myself. If I have to travel alone I may have to give up wearing heels.

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  9. I love how you travel, so nice and elegant to begin with so you don't have to panic if something goes wrong... you still have on a cute outfit! I also like how you added the pearls to give the outfit a more formal look. You did a great job! :)

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    1. Thanks KT. I hate having to panic when something goes wrong so I try to my best to be prepared.

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  10. Great job on tough PFC! You travel with so stylish clothes. Love it. My travel outfit is so casual, I could not imagine at all how mine could turn into dinner date clothes.

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    1. Thanks SS. It's only because I have a dinner to attend right after my travel. I have travel with jean and sandals before.

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  11. Love the dress and hairstyle! So elegant!! I love AT dresses! You look so ladylike! BTW, I am your newest follower, thought to let you know! I'd appreciate if you could connect with me and follow back! Hope you are having a wonderful day!
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  12. Great job and love your hair!! I honestly just could not think of a good way to do this challenge but I loved looking at everyone's posts :)

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    1. Thanks SPG. I think you would have been able to think of something. You always do =)

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  13. Great cute dress. It looks like one that you could dress up or down.
    Sarah
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    1. Thanks Sara. I love the dress. It's very versatile.

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  14. very cute i love your sheath dress on you!! it looks like it would be a great dress to wear to a fancy afternoon tea!! hehehe i love your updo!!

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    1. Oh I like the idea of wearing the dress for a fancy afternoon tea. Thank you.

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  15. Both outfits are so classy and elegant! Kudos to traveling with heels -- I can barely get through a day with them sometimes. Do you have any tips to share or is it one of those that you get better at with practice?

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    1. Thanks. It is all about finding the right shoe. The guidelines I use is finding a shoe that is the right height, for me that's 3 inches, and the right fit. Try to find a height that feels comfortable for you since it is a matter of personal preference. You want the shoe to be a good fit so that your feet is not moving around too much inside the shoe or slipping out while you are walking. This will help to reduce the overall stress that you feel when wearing heels.

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    2. Thank you! I'd venture to guess that AT's perfect pumps are close my ideal heels. I don't feel any discomfort at that height or width. I said "close" instead of perfect because I can't run in them ;)

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  16. This is such a classy elegant dress.I love how you have accessorized. The pearls are beautiful.

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  17. Love this dress and your hair! So very beautiful :)

    XO
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  18. Fashion emergencies are the bane of my existence. Like the Boy Scouts say, always be prepared!

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  19. Nice outfit!!
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  20. Lovely blog and lovely posts! When you get a chance, please check out mine! I'm hosting a fabulous scarf and purse giveaway!

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  21. That dress is simply elegant and I can't believe it was only $10! What a steal, the print is gorgeous! You nailed this challenge and I LOVE your updo, so simple and chic!

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  22. Your outfit is darling and so sophisticated! I love your hair too! I always try to roll it up like that, but never works for me. I have to try that hair tutorial.

    Helen

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  23. you look beautiful! love the hair style too - i'll have to try that!

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  24. such a classy and elegant outfit! love the hair, and love how you wore your pearls. you are a very stylish girl... love your look. hope you're having a fab week!

    xoxo
    jasmine

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  25. Love your hair!! This is a great going out look too =)

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