Monday, April 30, 2012

Ruffles and Pleats

Happy Monday! I hope everyone's week is starting off on a good note. The petite version of this Ann Taylor skirt was an online exclusive and sold out before I could get it so when I saw the skirt in regular size 0 at the store I was curious to see how it would fit. On me the skirt is knees length but the on the model here the skirt was a couple inches about the knee.  The skirt is lined and the pleats are only on the front and back while the sides are not pleated. I find that this type of pleating is more flattering on my body. I can see this skirt getting a lot of wear for Spring.

Skirt Measurement: Length: 19.5 inches, Waist: 14 
Skirt Materials: Shell: 97% Polyster, 3% Spandex, Lining: 94 Polyster, 6% Spandex

Wearing: Banana Republic Factory Shell sz XSP, Banana Republic Factory Cardigan -sz XSP, Ann Taylor Skirt sz 0, Ann Taylor Perfect Pump -sz 5.5

Tuesday, April 24, 2012

Petite Fashion Challenge #15: Chic Pin-spiration

This month's Petite Fashion Challenge is hosted by pretty Megan of Long Live Classy. Thank you for hosting this month's challenge.

The Challenge: "Chic Pin-spiration-- Find a pic of an outfit you love on Pinterest, and re-create it the best way possible"!

I love the Petite Fashion Challenge because it forces me to be more creative and step outside of my comfort zone. For this challenge I wanted to utilize the clothes that I already have in my closet.  I am guilty of running to the store to get a new outfit if I am going to an event. =)

I love this outfit from Lucky Magazine. I didn't have a striped top so I used my striped Express dress and folded in the extra material to create a makeshift top. I used my daughter's sash from her dress for the bow tie. 

Wearing Forever 21 Lace dress Sz-S, Express Dress -0, Ann Taylor Perfect Pump 5.5, Used daughter's dress sash as a neck tie, Charolette Russe Floral Bracelet, The Limited Blazer -Sz 0

I can't wait see the what the other participants came up with. Check out the other ladies outfits here

Wednesday, April 18, 2012

That's His Story and He's Sticking It

Wearing: Banana Republic Factory shirt -szXSP, Loft Skirt sz0, SoleSociety Dawn -sz5.5, Charlotte Russe Necklace

Happy Wednesday! We're half way through the week. 
My husband, who doesn't pay attention to fashion, told me this morning that he loves this skirt on me. Even though he may not be aware of it, I think he looks at fashion more than he realizes. I remember when, out of the blue, he told me that he had looked through an article about summer dresses on yahoo. He says he tried to picture which summer dresses I would most likely go for and which dresses would look good on me. 

Monday, April 16, 2012

A Moment for Us

Wearing: H&M Blouse -szS,  Angl Skirt -sz S, Madden Girl -sz6, Arden B Necklace

Once in a while my husband and I will go out and take a stroll...just the two of us. It's a way for us to just just have a little alone time together. We usually find ourselves ending up at Seaport Village. It's a romantic place for couple to enjoy themselves. It's very romantic and nostalgic for us because it is one of the places my husband took me on my first trip to San Diego. Seaport Village is on the beautiful San Diego Bay. The area has lots of one of kind shops, art galleries, and restaurants. You can shop, eat, or just take a relaxing walk along the bay.There's even a carriage ride available to give you a little tour of the historic Downtown Gaslamp District. I love visiting the little shops and arts galleries there. The best part is the beautiful view of the San Diego Bay and the famous Del Cornado Hotel.  You can see my husband and I walking along the bay, hand in hand.
If you visit San Diego, make sure you visit Seaport Village.

Thursday, April 12, 2012

Twitter is my Kryptonite

Now that the busy and crazy days are over, I’m hoping I can get back to blogging again.
I went on a little shopping spree (seems to happen a lot doesn't it) and bought a few dresses and shoes at the end of last month. My purchases were largely influenced by the sale alerts  tweeted by Fast Food & Fast Fashion, Petite Little GirlExtra Petite and Sandy a La Mode on Twitter. As Elle elegantly puts it: “Twitter is a platform on which shopping in moderation goes to die.”  Let me tell you, as hard as I try, it's almost impossible to resist the sales alerts on twitter. I think my husband may ban me from twitter. Actually I know he would if he knew. :o

Like Elle I also saw the tweet that  Petite Little Girl sent to Extra Petite with a link to a mint peplum dress. I have been searching (I know I know I'm always searching right) for a peplum dress so when I saw the dress I was excited and I had to get the dress.  I have never heard of Tobi until I saw the Petite Little Girl tweet. Tobi is an online boutique that sells trendy clothes for affordable prices. Everyday Tobi offers 30% off of new arrivals.  See Elle's reviews on the mint peplum dress and other Tobi dresses here.