RUFFLED MIDI DRESS

Friday, September 15, 2017

 fall fashion, mididress, european style, edgy, afforable style, petite style, petite blogger, h&m, banana republic, marc jacobs, style tips

OUTFIT DETAILS: DRESS | BAG | similar BOOTIES HERE (under $150)

Hi guys! Just a quick post today. I wanted to share this ruffled midi dress with you since it's perfect for Fall. If you read my floral dress round-up a couple of weeks ago you know that I consider myself to be a true connoisseur of florals! Floral prints are getting major play this year and since they're universally flattering I'm 100% behind it - except that my closet is slowly really turning into a giant floral fest...

DRESSING ON A BUDGET

Saturday, September 9, 2017

How To Dress Cute on a Budget

OUTFIT DETAILS: SWEATER | DRESS (layered under the sweater) | BAG | MULES, similar

Since becoming a mom my clothes shopping budget has taken a big hit.  I have to be pretty deliberate when I buy clothes and to be honest, sometimes it's a challenge to put together cute outfits on a tight budget. But it can be done! Here, I layered this chic striped sweater over a strappy summer dress to create a Fall-ready and unique look with 3 ridiculously affordable pieces. My entire outfit (not including accessories) is under $100. Read on for 3 tips on how to create cute outfits on a shoe-string budget.

THE MUST-HAVE SKIRT FOR FALL

Wednesday, September 6, 2017

metallics, metallic skirt, style trends, fall style trends, wardrobe essentials, petite fashion, affordable style, styling tips, tips from a personal stylist, affordable style, fall fashion, red sweater, h&m, ticao

SKIRT (similar) | SWEATER is sold out - similar cropped sweater HERE and HERE | BAG | SANDALS (similar)

Today I wanted to talk about the pleated metallic midi skirt, a key style trend for this Fall and a hero piece in my wardrobe for almost 3 years now. A metallic midi skirt can work in any situation on any day. It's as neutral as you can get but at the same time it has attitude. Styled the right way it can be business appropriate and serious;  fashion forward and avant-garde; flirtatious; or even demure. If you don't already own a metallic skirt, grab one for an immediate wardrobe update - you'll get tons of wear out of it, I promise.

FLORAL DRESSES AND LABOR DAY SALES

Thursday, August 31, 2017

Floral Dresses for Summer to Fall

Every few months I do a new round-up of floral dresses because I wear so many of them! A good floral print is always appropriate, for any season and occasion. This mock neck, A-line mesh floral dress is one of my favorites right now because it's perfect for this in-between weather. As I talked about in my post on how to make your wardrobe work for both seasons, it's always great for your wallet if you can buy pieces that work across both Summer and Fall.

Also this weekend is MEGA for sales so I shared my finds at the bottom of the post - there are some really good neutrals and basics!

FALL STYLE TREND: VELVET

Monday, August 28, 2017

velvet, luxe, fall style trends, whowhatwear, ifb, fall fashion, wrap dress, velvet accessories, style tips, petite fashion, anthropologie, h&m, over40bloggers, affordable style

Fall is almost here and it always fills me with a sense of excitement and new things to come. Something about that crisp air galvanizes me into action and I'm excited that we're already getting cooler mornings. Of course I also love Fall fashion and this year I find most of the season's fashion trends to be right up my alley! Today I wanted to focus on the velvet trend, which will be major this autumn - you may have noticed velvet popping up in stores everywhere. This material immediately says glam so if you're a fan of luxe you're as excited as I am about this trend! Today I'm sharing all my current velvet favorites in dresses, tops, bottoms and accessories.

3 CUTE SNEAKERS YOU CAN WEAR WITH ANYTHING

Sunday, August 20, 2017

3 Cutest Fashion Sneakers


I love my heels, mules, sandals, and boots but there's a certain kind of comfort that sneakers deliver that you really can't get from any other shoe. Comfort has always been super important to me in fashion but I'm not big on wearing gym sneakers around town so I've scoured what's out there for cute fashion sneakers and rounded up my 3 favorite pairs here today along with some styling suggestions for each! 

DENIM JACKET UPDATE

Sunday, August 13, 2017

denim, denim jacket, distressed denim, outerwear, summer style, fall style, casual outfit, fall wardrobe updates, style tips, petite fashion, topshop, h&m, casual chic, affordable style

DENIM JACKET | SNEAKERS | SKIRT | TEE similar | SUNGLASSES

I mostly live in casual outfits - dressy casual but casual nonetheless. And nothing finishes a casual look like a good denim jacket, especially since denim goes with anything. The last couple of years I've only had this one jean jacket so it was time to branch out. You can see the old jacket styled in this post if you're curious.

BUILDING A CUTE SUMMER-TO-FALL WORK WARDROBE

Tuesday, August 8, 2017

summer style, work style, fall style, office style, workwear, what to wear, petite fashion, style blog, style tips, personal style, wardrobe styling tips, nordstrom, dress for work

What to wear to work can be a tricky question on some days.  I'm not a morning person and my creativity is usually at an all-time low in the early am, particularly when I'm between seasons, like now.  The good news is that with a few tips you can update your wardrobe so that it works for the rest of Summer heading well into the Fall. In this post I'm sharing 3 tips on how to build a work wardrobe that will wear well across both seasons.

THE BEST FALL PIECES FROM THE NORDSTROM ANNIVERSARY SALE

Tuesday, August 1, 2017

nsale, fall style, summer style, velvet, style trends, outfit ideas, style tips, petite fashion, pleats, bow shoes, statement pieces, colorful style, pre-fall 2017

SKIRT | JACKET | SANDALS | TEE 

It took me a while to get my favorite Fall buys from the Nordstrom Anniversary sale on the blog but here we are - finally. The sale goes until August 6 so there's still a little time to take advantage if you haven't already. In this post from a couple of weeks ago I shared all my #NSale early picks so you might recognize some of what I'm wearing here. I was so excited when I first saw this military-inspired jacket and gold pleated skirt in the sale and even more excited when they actually turned out to be as amazing in person as they look online. Both pieces are really standout and it's also great that they're pretty trend-proof. 

RUFFLES AND BOWS IN HARVARD SQUARE

Friday, July 28, 2017

Ruffles and Bows


It's hard to believe that August is only 4 days away. Summer is almost over - what! So, bring on all the ruffles, bare legs and toes, and short sleeves - because a new season is rolling our way very, VERY soon. I'm definitely planning on transitioning most of my summer pieces into Fall though so it's not the end for these darling ruffles. Also, scroll down to read about a new jewelry brand I love and get 20% off your entire order with my discount code below.