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Wednesday, March 4, 2015

Shopbop Big Event Sale

Shopbop is having their Big Event sale that runs through Saturday. The savings are tiered so spend $250+ and save 15%, spend $500+ and save 20%, and spend $1000+ and save 25% (code BIGEVENT15). Now is a great opportunity to splurge on those designer items that are hard to find on sale otherwise.  For me, this usually includes handbags, shoes, and designer denim.  I went ahead and picked out my recommendations, a few of which I own and love already!  And, if you're an Amazon Prime member, you get the bonus of free 2-day shipping too!

Handbags:




With spring and the start of the new year, I always get the itch to update my bag collection.  Rebecca Minkoff has really been doing it for me lately and I love both the 'Love' crossbody bag and the mini MAB tote.  I posted about the pink crossbody previously and actually purchased this item already as I had been waiting almost 2 months for a sale to happen.  Also, if you're looking for a classic bag that you can wear through every season, definitely don't miss the Tory Burch 'York' or the Michael Kors 'Selma'.  Both have clean, sleek profiles and work as a perfect carry-all.

Shoes:



My next weakness is always shoes.  I would love to strap on some of these sandals come warmer weather.  My personal faves are probably this one with the cute bow detail or this one with the simple straps and chunky heel.

Designer Denim:



My all-time favorite pair of jeans are these (exact wash too!) and I can't recommend them enough!  My thighs have always been my problem area but I feel like the high-density fabric really slims them and help to make my legs look longer even.  I also wore these Citizens of Humanity jeans almost every day when I was pregnant and even now postpartum.  Similarly I had a pair of AG Jeans during my pregnancy and they are just ridiculously soft and stretchy -- this pair and this pair have great distressing too and are ankle length for petites!


Are you going to pick up anything from the sale?  Any other recommendations?


kileen



Recipe: Dried Blueberry Almond Chocolate Bark

Disclosure: This shop has been compensated by Collective Bias, Inc. and its advertiser. All opinions are mine alone. #LoveDoveFruits #CollectiveBias

cute & little blog | dried blueberry almond chocolate bark recipe, dove fruits blueberries | #LoveDoveFruits

One of our big resolutions this year is to eat better so I knew that our chocolate bar snacking addiction had to change.  While we generally pick dark chocolate bars with at least 72% cacao, I wasn't a fan of the other additives and wanted to do better.  I knew that Adrian was not one to cut out chocolate from his nightly snacking ritual so a few weeks ago I set out experimenting...

Now, I'm excited to finally share with you what I came up with!  This is a recipe for dark chocolate bark filled with dried blueberries and topped with sliced almonds.  These bark pieces have the wellness benefits of dark chocolate yet are sweetened with honey instead of sugars and are filled with delicious fruits and nuts too!  Your taste buds will still get that taste of chocolate-y goodness yet you won't have to feel bad about this "better for you" indulgence!

Tuesday, March 3, 2015

Red Textured Midi

cute & little blog | petite fashion | pink cowl sweater, sheinside red paid midi, white pumps, white bag | winter outfit
Top: Forever 21 (old, current F21 optionsimilar)
Bottom: SheInside Red Plaid Midi Skirt c/o (buy - wearing S, similar)
Shoes: JustFab 'Edalia' (waitlist, similar)
Bag: Handbag Heaven 'Evelyn' c/o (similar)
Bracelets; Ann Taylor Modern Classic Skinny Bangle Set (buy)
Earrings: J.Crew Factory Fireball Stud Earrings (buy)
Watch: Michael Kors 'Lexington' (buy)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Number One' (buy)

cute & little blog | petite fashion | pink cowl sweater, sheinside red paid midi, white pumps, white bag | winter outfit

cute & little blog | petite fashion | pink cowl sweater, sheinside red paid midi, white pumps, white bag | winter outfit

We had ourselves a big snow day over the weekend where we actually saw about 5" of fluffy powder outside our window!  Fortunately there wasn't much wind so it wasn't as cold as I'd feared.  I love snowy backdrop pictures so I just couldn't resist this outfit.  

I've been wanting a red midi skirt for awhile now and this one is perfect!  At first I was afraid that it would be too long as it hits me at almost mid-calf.  In the end I ended up deciding that with a pair of heels and a more fitted top, it was actually a great length to really set a statement while looking classy and ladylike.  I love the grid texture of the skirt and it has a nice sturdy weight to it that really gives it a feminine A-line shape.  

Saturday, February 28, 2015

Spring Blush Wishlist

Last couple days to enter my Ariat boots giveaway!

spring blush wishlist
Midi Skirt | Crossbody | Cardigan (on super sale!)

Pink has been my color of the moment and I just can't help but be drawn to just about everything in this shade right now.  Maybe it's because it's looking oh-so-gray outside?  We've had non-stop snow and rain today and I'm ready for some warm sunshine and a chance to wear pretty spring colors right now, with pink, of course, being my color of top priority!

Are you craving any colors right now?  What's on your spring wishlist?


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kileen

P.S. In case you missed it:

Thursday, February 26, 2015

Tied At The Waist

Enter my Ariat boots giveaway!

cute & little blog | petite fashion | striped turtleneck, waist tied plaid shirt, leopard pumps, red bag, statement necklace outfit
Coat: SheInside Houndstooth Coat c/o (buy, similar - on sale!)
Tops: Forever 21 Striped Turtleneck (buy)
Forever 21 Plaid Shirt (similar, similar)
Bottom: Henry & Belle Super Skinny Ankle Jeans in Superior c/o - wearing size 25 (buy)
Shoes: Ivanka Trump 'Janie' (similar, similar)
Bag: Kate Spade 'Cedar Street Elissa' (super similar)
Necklace: BaubleBar 'Phoenix' Bib (current color, love this one too, and this one)
Watch: Michael Kors 'Lexington' (buy)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Number One' (buy)
Lips: MAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus lipstick + MAC Miley Cyrus lipglass

I never got into the shirt tied around the waist look way back when, but now I'm loving it for how easy it is for keeping an additional layer handy and for just the effortless casual feel it gives.  This blue plaid shirt was perfect mixed with the black / white stripes and houndstooth and I topped it off with a bold statement necklace in a similar blue shade.  

cute & little blog | petite fashion | striped turtleneck, waist tied plaid shirt, leopard pumps, red bag, statement necklace outfit

cute & little blog | petite fashion | striped turtleneck, waist tied plaid shirt, leopard pumps, red bag, statement necklace outfit
Bag: Kate Spade 'Cedar Street Elissa' (super similar)

This red bag is one of my favorites and I just noticed that Kate Spade released a new super similar version for this spring (only different is that it has longer shoulder straps making it more convenient for going hands-free!).  I know I can always turn to this red bag when I don't now what to pair with an outfit and it always seems to finish off the look perfectly!  I can be a little rough with my bags (toting around 2 kiddos now is hard work!) and I can honestly say that this leather definitely holds up against wear and tear!  

cute & little blog | petite fashion | striped turtleneck, statement necklace outfit
LipsMAC Viva Glam Miley Cyrus lipstick + MAC Miley Cyrus lipglass

I've been wanting some brighter pink lipsticks to add to my collection and just picked up this Viva Glam Miley Cyrus duo from MAC.  While I'm certainly not a fan of Miley, this lipstick shade is pretty amazing and is the perfect way to brighten up my face!  I'm also not typically a lipgloss girl, but I just couldn't help myself with this one also from Miley Cyrus.  It has the perfect bit of subtle glitter and isn't sticky or tacky like some lipglosses can be (I can't stand when hair gets stuck on lipgloss).  Definitely try it out if you're wanting a pretty spring-ready color!

cute & little blog | petite fashion | striped turtleneck, waist tied plaid shirt, leopard pumps, red bag, statement necklace outfit

cute & little blog | petite fashion | striped turtleneck, waist tied plaid shirt, leopard pumps, red bag, statement necklace outfit

Another cold front is hitting us this week and it's looking like more snow for us tomorrow!  It's a good thing I didn't pack up my winter coats yet but it's looking like I need to break out my beanie hats too.  Here's hoping for warmer weather and I hope you have a great weekend!


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kileen

P.S. In case you missed it:
  • Nordstrom Sale! - An amazing sale at one of my favorite retailers including items like Frye boots, Kate Spade, and Michael Kors!
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