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Tuesday, May 24, 2016

Head-to-Toe White Has Never Been So Chic

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white off-shoulder ruffle jumpsuit, red celine nano bag | summer outfit
Jumpsuit: Light In The Box White Off-Shoulder Ruffle Jumpsuit c/o
Shoes: Valentino Rockstud look-for-less - go up if in-between sizes
Bag: VipMe Red Smiling Ribbon Satchel c/o (comes in 3 colors! under $40!)
Earrings: The Limited Tear Drop Earrings (old, similar)
Necklace: Ettika Hanging Y-Bar (similar)
Bracelets: David Yurman 'Cable Classics'
Watch: AIBI (similar)

I've always loved the look of jumpsuits but have struggled with finding petite-friendly options.  This year, I've decided to tackle the challenge head on and ordered several different jumpsuits to try on and share!  

I fell in love with this off-shoulder jumpsuit and find that the monochromatic color actually adds a lengthening effect, making it a perfect option for those who want to look a little taller!  On my 5' frame, I did find that the pant legs were about 1.5" - 2" too long (I cuffed them up a little extra here to show the ankle strap of these pumps!) and also found the torso to be about 1" too long too.  Luckily, the material is a medium-weight, neoprene-like material with a seam around the waist where I was able to tuck under the excess fabric pretty easily without it being very noticeable.  While I didn't get a chance to do any alterations before wearing this outfit, sewing in place the minor hems shouldn't be too difficult and are hopefully DIY-able.  :)

white off-shoulder ruffle jumpsuit, red celine nano bag | summer outfit

white off-shoulder ruffle jumpsuit, red celine nano bag | summer outfit

white off-shoulder ruffle jumpsuit, red celine nano bag | summer outfit

The off-shoulder sleeves of this jumpsuit are also separate and thus, the jumpsuit can actually be worn as a strapless look (as shown above and below)!  Even with this small change, I find that it can really change up the mood of the look and makes it so much more versatile.  

white off-shoulder ruffle jumpsuit, red celine nano bag | summer outfit

white off-shoulder ruffle jumpsuit, red celine nano bag | summer outfit

white off-shoulder ruffle jumpsuit, red celine nano bag | summer outfit

How cute is this little red bag?  I was recently introduced to VIPme and while the company started off in China, they just started offering their products to customers in North America and have an office out of San Jose, CA.  Their designer-inspired handbag collection is on point and I'm loving this quilted crossbody, this chevron shoulder bag, and this cute pink crossbody too!  Shipping was super fast and I received my order in less than a week!

white off-shoulder ruffle jumpsuit, red celine nano bag | summer outfit
JumpsuitLight In The Box White Off-Shoulder Ruffle Jumpsuit c/o
ShoesValentino Rockstud look-for-less - go up if in-between sizes
BagVipMe Red Smiling Ribbon Satchel c/o (comes in 3 colors! under $40!)
Earrings: The Limited Tear Drop Earrings (old, similar)
NecklaceEttika Hanging Y-Bar (similar)
BraceletsDavid Yurman 'Cable Classics'
Watch: AIBI (similar)

cute & little , sandy a la mode | on trend tuesdays linkup
me | Sandy

And now for this week's On Trend Tuesdays linkup!  Sandy and I are excited to feature Abby from Life in the Fash Lane this week.  Her blue lace dress is just stunning!

blue lace dress, red pumps

Now it's your turn to share a recent outfit with the rest of our community for a chance to be featured!  Just link up a recent outfit and remember to include either the button below or link to both me and Sandy in your post.  We'd love if you could comment on 5 other bloggers too as this is a community where we can all get to know and support each other!  Tag us on social media too to let us see your look with #OnTrendTuesdaysLinkUp!


Monday, May 23, 2016

Summer Must-Have: Pom-Poms and Tassels

leaf print romper with pom-pom trim, summer straw hat outfit
Romper: SheIn Leaf Print Pom-Pom Romper c/o
Shoes: Jessica Simpson 'Allyn' (similar, just bought these!)
Bag: Target Straw Tassel Tote (comes in 4 colors)
Earrings: Vanessa Mooney 'Astrid' (similar)
Hat: SheIn Ribbon Accent Straw Hat c/o (similar)
Necklace: Ettika Double Hang Y-Necklace (similar)
Bracelets: Alex & Ani 'Lotus', Alex & Ani 'Ladybug'
Watch: MVMT Rose Gold/Peach Leather Watch c/o

Rompers are one of my favorite styles to wear and now that summertime is around the corner, I have a feeling that this one will be on repeat!  If you've ever struggled with romper sizing issues, you'll be happy to know that this romper has both an elastic drawstring waistband and adjustable spaghetti straps.  I love the fun floral print and the pom-pom trim is just the cutest!  I shared this romper look on my Instagram last Friday and unfortunately it looks like many of the smaller sizes have already sold out.  I did find several similar options though if you're looking:

Sunday, May 22, 2016

The Weekend Edit [05.22.2016]

I'm starting a new series every weekend where I can share my latest updates with you all.  So much happens behind the scenes here and oftentimes I don't get a chance to share it on the blog, so I figured this would be a nice way to catch up with everyone!  It'll contain a few favorites, some notable sales, as well as new products that I might be trying out at the moment.  I hope you enjoy and let me know if there's anything else you'd like to see!

Closet Crush:

pink maxi skirt collage | 3 ways to style a pink maxi skirt
pink maxi skirt (left, middle - similar, center)

I wanted to start off with a closet crush where I feature an item in my closet that either I have multiples of or have worn multiple times -- it's a surefire way to know that it's a top pick!  I have a love affair with anything pink and the pink maxi skirt style is one of my faves (I actually own three different ones!).  These are a great option to wear in the springtime as many of them are made with light chiffon fabric and the pastel pink color is just so flirty and feminine.  I rounded up a few other options in the widget below:

On Sale:

weekend sale roundup
peony dress | floral dress | blue dot dress | cami | v-neck top | blazer
kate spade watch | stone bracelet | earrings | bandeau swimsuit | v-neck swimsuit | coral crossbody
coral sandals | gem thong sandal | tory burch sandal | pink tassel crossbody

Lots of great items on sale right now to get you ready for summer including Tory Burch sandals (love the gold thong and the coral Miller), fun one-piece swimsuits (I'm might just pull the trigger on this one), and pretty dresses that would be perfect for spring wedding and get-togethers.  This pastel cami is also so pretty and would be great layered under a blazer for work or worn alone for the weekend!  

Other sales:

BAUBLEBAR: 20% off one (STOCKUP20), 25% off two (STOCKUP25), 30% off three (STOCKUP30) | my picks in widget below:

OLD NAVY: 40% off (no code needed) | my picks: in love with this floral print maxi dress, perfect time to pick up stuff for the kiddos too (bought this seersucker dress for Kennedy), more in widget below:

New In My Closet / Makeup Drawer:

DermaFlash - I picked up this little facial exfoliator device and tried it out for the first time this morning.  I didn't think I had a of peach fuzz on my face but I couldn't believe how smooth my skin felt afterwards and my foundation went on like a dream!  I'm waiting a week or so to see how the regrowth situation is and will keep you posted!
Crocs Rain Boots (more colors here): We've had quite the rainstorms this spring (it's supposed to rain all this week!) and I picked up a pair of new rain boots for both myself and Kennedy (seriously how cute are these mini pink rain boots?).  If you're petite and have had trouble finding rain boots that don't look like you're wearing giant buckets on your feet, these have a low shaft and I pair them with these inserts for a perfect fit plus a little added height!

Life Updates:

I'm currently putting the finishing touches on furnishing our living room (our new couch arrived this past week)!  I still need to sell our old couch (I've been using the 5 miles app and it's been so much nicer than Craigslist -- not sponsored, but just opinion!) and style the bookshelves.  I'm super happy with the way it's turned out (I highly recommend Havenly if you guys want interior design help -- use CUTE20 for 20% off the full design package) and can't wait to show you all soon!

I'm also working behind the scenes to move my blog from Blogger to a self-hosted Wordpress domain.  It's been something I've been thinking about doing for awhile now and I've finally come to a point where I'm just tired of the Blogger limitations and am taking the plunge!  Hopefully look out for a new blog look coming in a week!  Meanwhile, you can check out a few blog tips and tricks on my Pinterest board!

Favorite Reads:

GRIT: I have an Audible subscription and am currently listening to this audiobook.  I don't want to spoil anything if you haven't read it yet but I've found the discussion behind the talent vs. hard work super interesting.

Pe-TISH-ion:  I stumbled across this read and absolutely love how this mama is teaching her daughter about societal pressures in beauty.  I need to remember this for when my own daughter may run into these same issues.

Thanks so much for reading and I hope you enjoy the first edition of The Weekend Edit!

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Thursday, May 19, 2016

The Dress for Every Summer Occasion

chiffon watercolor midi dress | summer wedding shower graduation outfit
Dress: Target Butterfly Printed Midi Dress - only $28 + free ship! wearing XS (similar)
Shoes: Jessica Simpson 'Racine' - on sale! (similar, closed toe option)
Bag: Rebecca Minkoff 'Love' Crossbody
Earrings: Dear Piper Pink Tassel Earrings (similar, also here)
Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Super Duper' (look for less dupe)
Bracelets: Alex & Ani 'Lotus', Alex & Ani 'Ladybug'
Watch: MVMT

Yes, Target got me again.  I walked into Target last weekend to pick up a few baby items and ended up walking out with three new pieces for myself...  I seriously did a double-take when I noticed this dress and could not leave the store without it!  The butterfly print is absolutely stunning and I love the mix of soft colors as well as the unique handkerchief hem.  I usually have to watch out for tops with spaghetti straps as I'm a bit self-conscious about my broad shoulders and big arms, but these straps angle back for a halter neckline that's actually flattering.  The front keyhole also creates the illusion of a v-neck and elongates the face for a slimmer look.  I just love the chiffon fabric and it just looks absolutely ethereal against the light!  Since this time of year is packed with occasions such as weddings, graduations, showers, and just general time spent outdoors, this dress would be a great piece that fits all those categories!  Just swap out dressier heels with these cute pom-pom sandals and you're set for any event!

Wednesday, May 18, 2016

Tips + Recommendations for Petite-Friendly Jeans

jeans for petite ladies | recommendations and tips
J.Brand Crop Jeans - wearing size 25

If you're petite, you probably can relate to the struggle of finding jeans that fit without alterations.  And if you're one who loves the distressed look, finding rips to actually hit the on the knees is doubly difficult!  I'll admit that I'm a bit of a jeans fanatic and am always one to try out a new brand or style in the hopes that it will be my new favorite pair.  Since I've amassed a pretty good collection of petite-friendly jeans, I wanted to share a few tips as well as my recommendations for finding jeans that fit a petite frame.  There's also a bonus DIY tip at the end too for those jeans you do alter so that you keep the original hem!

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