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Friday, February 5, 2016

5-Minute Smoky Pink Makeup Tutorial

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cute & little blog | valentine's day 5-minute smoky pink makeup tutorial | maybelline blushed nudes palette | #MNYLooksToLove

Can you believe that Valentine's Day is next weekend?  Even though Valentine's Day can be one of those cheesy holidays, it's actually always been one of my favorites.  I just love any reason to pick up a pretty new dress, indulge in a little extra chocolate, and of course, get all dolled up!  I've been crushing hard on the pinks lately and immediately fell in love with this Maybelline Blushed Nudes palette! 

Packed with 12 neutral warm shades (and under $10, what?!), it has the perfect combination of colors to help me create a soft and pretty look for Valentine's Day.  The colors are actually infused with rose gold pigments that create for bolder, more intense hues.  I love having all the colors in a convenient package as it lets me put together a look in no time flat!  With two little ones constantly at my feet, I can't spend nearly the amount of time that I used to getting ready.  If I can't get my makeup done in 5 minutes, it usually doesn't get done at all.  That's why I'm so excited to share my 5-minute, no-fuss smoky pink makeup tutorial 

Wednesday, February 3, 2016

Pink + Black // My Endless Wardrobe Review + Discount

cute & little blog | petite fashion | pink silk shirt, black sweater, j. brand distressed jeans, pink pumps, tory burch kerrington tote | my endless wardrobe review | winter outfit
Sweater: JOHN + JENN Contrast Knit Sweater via My Endless Wardrobe* (similar)
Shirt: Tangerine Silk Button-Up Shirt via My Endless Wardrobe* (similar, similar)
Bottom: J. Brand Distressed Crop Jeans via My Endless Wardrobe*
Shoes: Kristin Cavallari 'Copertina' (similar)
Bag: Tory Burch 'Kerrington' Tote (similar - on sale!)
Earrings: Kate Spade Bow Earrings
Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Super Duper'
* use code MEWcutenlittle for $20 off first box!

One of my style resolutions for the year is to keep a more curated closet.  Earlier this month when we moved into our new house, I took the opportunity to purge my closet.  Inevitably, I had clothes that I hadn't worn in years and couldn't see myself wearing again as my style had just evolved.  My closet was overflowing yet it became increasingly difficult to figure out an outfit every day.  When My Endless Wardrobe approached me about their monthly wardrobe rental subscription service, it sounded like exactly what I needed!

Monday, February 1, 2016

Rose Quartz Florals // On Trend Tuesdays LinkUp

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me | Sandy

cute & little blog | petite fashion | pink waterfall drape coat, pink floral dress, pink suede pumps, red bag | valentine's day outfit inspiration
Coat: SheIn Pink Waterfall Drape Coat c/o - wearing XS (similar)
Dress: SheIn Long Sleeve Floral Dress c/o - wearing S
Shoes: Kristin Cavallari 'Copertina' (love thesegorgeous option, wishlist)
Bag: Kate Spade 'Cedar Street Elissa'
Earrings: J.Crew Bow Drop Earrings - on sale!
Sunglasses: Karen Walker 'Super Duper' (similar under $8)

Continuing with the Valentine's Day inspiration looks (in case you missed it, you can check them out here and here), this outfit is feminine, pretty, and pink!  I'm crushing hard on pink shades right now and was excited to see that rose quartz was even named one of the Pantone colors of 2016!

I love the waterfall drape style of this coat and it's the perfect layering piece for those days when only a light layer is needed.  The fabric of this coat is more like a blanket (so snuggly!) and the edges are serged to prevent fraying.  I found the sleeves about 2" too long on me and borrowed a friend's serger for an easy diy.  I know this coat will be getting lots of wear as I'm itching for spring already!

Purple Ombre Maxi // Valentine's Day Inspiration

cute & little blog | petite fashion | pleated ombre purple backless maxi dress | valentine's day outfit
Dress: Choies Halter Ruched Maxi c/o
Belt: Express Metal Plate Skinny Belt - on sale $12! (also in black)
Bag: Express Gold Minaudiere (old, similar, love this one and this one)
Shoes: JustFab Bow Pumps (old, similar - less than $90!, similar, on my wishlist)
Earrings: LOFT Crystal Drops (old, similar)
Watch: MVMT Rose Gold / Peach c/o - save 10% w/ tryintoxpress
Bracelets: Ann Taylor Cuff Set (old, similar)
Lipstick: Maybelline 'Touch of Spice'

Hello and happy Monday! This weekend was an amazing couple of days with perfectly sunny 75-degree weather and we tried to spend every minute of it outside with the kiddos!

I was originally planning to wear this dress for Valentine's Day but decided to break it out a little early as the warm weather made it perfect to wear on its own. I love the red ombré coloring and the pleats give it such an entrancing sway and movement.

Saturday, January 30, 2016

January Budget

cute & little blog | petite fashion | january budget

chateau parka - $365 (worn here and here)
fair isle sweater - $30 - 40% off w/ SHOPNOW (worn here and here)
holly stripe sweater - $17.50 - on sale $21 now!

white skater skirt - $13.60 - on sale now $10!
bow earrings - $25.55 - on sale now!
white trousers - $39.20 - on sale for $20 w/ PRETTY50 (worn here)

Poshmark sales - $371.62 (my closet)

TOTAL: $504.45 - 371.62 = $132.83 ($167.17 under $300 monthly budget!)


Glambot sales - $268

TOTAL: $195 - 268 = -$73 ($123 under $50 monthly budget!)

Budgeting is a big part of my life and while it's been awhile since I shared my monthly budget posts (last one was in 2011!), I figured the start of the new year would be a great opportunity to bring it back!  While the financial side of the blog isn't nearly as exciting as new outfits, I figured it's still a great way to shed some light on how I make my purchasing decisions as well as a way to keep me accountable!

For January, I made a big ticket purchase with the J.Crew Chateau parka.  While I had originally purchased the coat on sale, I had gotten my size wrong and ended up returning it only to then buy it at full price since sizes were selling out.  I'm over the moon with my coat though and I know it'll definitely be one that I can wear for many years to come (and the 000P fit is absolutely perfect)!  While at J.Crew, I was sucked into a few great sales they had going on and bought 2 more gray sweaters (I can never have enough gray sweaters, it seems!) as well as a pretty pair of bow earrings.

I also have been wanting to add a few more fit-and-flare style skirts to my closet as I love the flattering style and how they pair perfectly with my favorite otk boots.  I picked up this olive one (planning to wear it for date night tonight!) as the darker color is great for fall / winter and of course, a white one as I just love the look of winter white!

I've also been revamping my beauty routine and placed a big Sephora haul at the beginning of the year after selling a bunch of my unused makeup to Glambot (highly recommend, btw!).  The Josie Maran Milk serum has quickly become a new favorite as I literally wake up with baby-soft skin!  Also, this lip maximizer is also something I have started using whenever I'm at home and don't have lipstick on as it's super moisturizing, non-sticky, and only has the slightest tingle to help plump up my lips!

For next month, I've got my eye on a new sweater dress (love the navy!) and maybe a new pair of boots!

I hope you find these budget posts enlightening and let me know if it's a feature you'd like to see more of!  Have a wonderful weekend!

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