Tuesday, May 22, 2012

Scallop Cravings

Ever since I saw the H&M scalloped jacket worn by Jen of Her Waise Choice I have been in love with clothes that have scalloped details.

I've been trying to keep an eye open for anything with scalloped details. My twitter friends: Sew Petite Gal, Aubs , and Elle have kept me posted on any items that they found. Thanks girls, you are awesome!

Sadly, even with all the help and posts from my twitter friends I wasn't able to find any items that I loved or felt was a good fit for my style. Finally my prayers were answered and I came across this Ark & Co scalloped jacket from a boutique called Angl during a little shopping trip I took on my birthday. I tried on the jacket and fell in love with it instantly but walked out of the store without it because I wasn't sure about the price. My husband urged me to return and get the jacket for myself as a birthday gift. Well I'm glad that I did because I have since found myself pairing this jacket with many of my current outfits.

Wearing: Ark & Co Scalloped Blazer sz -S, Forever21 Dress sz-S, Jessica Simpson Sling back sz-6, Delia's Love Monogram necklace, The Limited Bracelet, Unknown brand hearts bracelet from Ross

Wednesday, May 16, 2012

Back to Basics

Along the way to building a versatile wardrobe I have filled my closet with a lot of work appropriate clothing.  Each time I went shopping, I always looked for clothes that was a good match for work. Casual clothes were somehow always put on the back burner. I would only remember that I needed more casual clothing when I rummaged through my closet looking for a plain t-shirt and jeans to wear.

Inspired by the Petite Fashion Challenge # 6 Dress Up Your Basic hosted by Jess of Stylepint I decided to get back to basics and there nothing is more basic than a plain white t-shirt and a good ol' pair of jeans. The challenges are hosted by a different petite blogger every month. Check here to see the full list of previous and upcoming challenges.

I didn't have any white t-shirts so I picked this one up from Walmart for about $5. The t-shirt length was a little long and passed my hip so I tucked in the extra material. I wanted to add my own personal touch and a little bit of a feminine touch to the outfit so I added the Forever21 lace jacket and necklace.  My husband said he really liked this outfit on me. He thought it was a nice change to see me in some nice casual clothing.

Wearing: Forever21 Lace Blazer old sz -S, Walmart Hanes T-shirt sz S, American Eagle Slim Boot Jeans
sz Short 2, Forever21 Necklace, Ann Taylor Peeptoe Bootie old sz -6

Tuesday, May 8, 2012

Gracia Mock Neck Lace Dress

 Ideeli is a free "members only" online retail site that features designer appeals, home decor, and traveling at a discounted price. There are new sales every day. The sales are available for a limited time and there are limited quantities on the items. I occasionally browse Ideeli to see what items are on sale for the day. I'm usually  hesitate about buying clothes from online stores because I am always concern about how it will look on me. Somehow it never looks quite like it does on the model.

While browsing through the sales the Gracia Mock Neck Lace Dress caught my attention. Even though I have a thing for lacy clothes I only own one lace dress and I was looking for a crochet lace dress to add to my wardrobe. The dress was available in three colors: beige, teal, and coral. The available sizes were small, medium, and large. The original price for the dress was $110 and it was on sale for 70% off. I loved the detail on the dress and couldn't pass on the deal.  I chose the beige dress because I wanted a dress that was versatile.  The dress is available in beige and black here for the full price.

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The dress is a shade darker than the photo but the lace detail on the dress is gorgeous. The small seems to fit me well overall. The top is slightly a little loose but not too noticeable. The dress falls a couple inches above my knee. I'm pretty happy with this purchase and can't wait to get a chance to wear this dress out.

Front view of the dress

Side View

Back View

Close up view on the lace detail

If you need a referral link to Ideeli you can click here.

Saturday, May 5, 2012

A Layering Puzzle Game

Layering clothes is like a puzzle game, you have various pieces of clothing that may or not fit together to create an outfit. The fun part is trying to figure out which item of clothing goes with another to create a finished puzzle. Sometimes you are successful and end up with a great ensemble. Other times you end up with a "what the heck was I thinking."

The thought of layering a lace dress over a blouse has been on my mind since the recent Petite Fashion Challenge.  For the Petite Fashion Challenge I was inspired by an outfit of a lace dress layered over a striped tee featured in Lucky Magazine April Issue and recreated the look. You can see it here.

I wanted to layers items of clothes with a romantic feel and thought I'd try pairing the lace dress over a nude blouse. Since the lace dress is too short to wear for work I added a pencil skirt to the outfit. I think the outfit wasn't too bad and I like how the lace looked with the nude blouse.

I  hope everyone has a good weekend!

Wearing: Loft Blouse (Sleeves are shorten)  sz XS, Forever 21 Lace Dress sz S, Express Skirt sz 0, Jessica Simpson Pump sz 6, The The Limited Faux Pearl Earring