5 PICKS IN THE SEASON'S HOTTEST COLOR

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

bananarepublic, itsbanana, springstyle, springfashion, petitefashion, petite style, womens wear, feminine style, classic style, vince camuto, bp, forever21, f21xme, petite blogger

DRESS: BANANA REPUBLIC | SCARF: sold out, also love THIS | TRENCH: J.CREW | SHOES: VINCE CAMUTO old, similar for less HERE | CLUTCH: FOREVER 21 (back is plain and is the side facing up in some of the images) | SUNGLASSES: sold out, also love THESE

Green is without a doubt one of the hottest colors of the season. I'll admit that this emerald/kelly green shade can be a little scary to wear but trust me that this is a truly a universally flattering hue. In any case, whether you live for bold tones or are happier with small pops of color, I've got you covered with 5 picks in this amazing color that you won't want to miss.

FLORAL MIDI DRESS: DEMURE FRONT, FLIRTY BACK

Saturday, April 22, 2017

Spring Dress Floral Midi

DRESS: TOPSHOP | MULES: SAM EDELMAN old, similar HERE | SUNGLASSES: ILLESTEVA, exact dupe HERE | EARRINGS: J.CREW sold out, similar HERE

Last Fall we were looking for castles in New England and found the Crane Mansion, an enormous and beautiful estate that overlooks the Atlantic ocean and sits on acres of rolling green hills as far as the eye can see. We only made it through a small part of the estate last year so we decided to go back. My four year old, who shares my love of castles and expansive open areas, had so much fun exploring. I thought this floral midi dress with blooms in orange, yellow and turquoise set against pink was perfect for this backdrop. If you're curious about what I wore last Fall (hint, it's another floral number) you can see it in this post - which outfit do you like better? 

COLORFUL STRIPES: A-LINE MIDI DRESS

Wednesday, April 19, 2017

Colorful Stripes for Spring

I find myself heading to the park often on warm days and I think everyone else in Boston had the same idea this week! This colorful dress is the perfect outfit for any of my favorite things to do in the city - brunch at the Taj, strolling through the park, a little window shopping and a stop for a cappucino at Tatte, which is only a 5 minute walk from the Beacon Hill end of the park. All outfit details are linked at the bottom of the post!

FLOUNCY SKIRT AND KNOTTED TEE

Sunday, April 16, 2017

 Flounce and Eyelet Midi Skirt


Full disclosure, I haven't brushed my hair and it's windy. Bad combination! If you can look past that, I am in love with this tiered flouncy skirt, which also comes in two other colors. It's so cute for Spring/Summer and black is the ultimate neutral so you can wear it over and over again. It's fully lined, doesn't really need to be ironed and the eyelet is so pretty. It also has pockets and is currently on sale for 25% off with code HOPTOIT. So hop to it! Outfit details are linked at the botto of the post.

PAISLEY MAXI DRESS & WHAT TO SHOP FROM THE BR SALE

Sunday, April 9, 2017

spring fashion, spring style, spring lookbook, banana republic, maxi dresses, paisley, feminine style, vacation dresses, resort style, spring vacation, easter style, petite blogger, petite fashion, color, kayu, nordstrom

DRESS: BANANA REPUBLIC  | BAG: YOOX, also love the CLUTCH version | SANDALS: NORDSTROM | HAT: BANANA REPUBLIC | NECKLACE: J.CREW FACTORY

As you probably saw from my last two posts, I've been on a BR tear. I love their petite dresses, particularly their Spring/Summer selection. This paisley maxi is both pretty and supremely comfortable at the same time. The fit is really forgiving around the belly and lower body, really helpful since I have a few winter pounds to lose - I bought it in Petite XXS. There were a few pieces I waited to buy and I'm happy I did because right now everything on the site is 40% off - no exclusions, so it's time to shop!

ONCE IN A BLUE MOOD: TASSELS AND DOTS

Friday, April 7, 2017

petite fashion, midi skirt, blue, vacation style, work style, feminine, j.crew, banana republic

SKIRT: J.CREW | SWEATER: J.CREW | NECKLACE: J.CREW FACTORY | HAT: BANANA REPUBLIC | SHOES: old, similar HERE | BAG: OLD similar HERE

I'm in a blue mood! Just a short post today to share my favorite blue things this month. This blue dot midi-skirt is so cute and a great piece for transitioning into Spring. I'm a total fan of midis and this one has everything I like in midi skirts - great fit for petites, lining, pockets, and of course, it's rich in color and texture. It also comes in an amazing ivory that I'm drooling over and you can grab either one (or both!) for under $80 with code LOTSTOSHOP.

SPRING VACATION OUTFIT: TRENCH DRESS AND GINGHAM FRILLS

Sunday, April 2, 2017

spring style, petites, petite blogger, petite fashion, jcrew, topshop, spring layers, spring fashion, spring lookbook, momstyle, mom blogger, fashion over 40, feminine style

DRESS: J.CREW | TOP: ZARA or TOPSHOP | SANDALS: similar HERE | STRAW TOTE: NORDSTROM

Happy Spring! I'm so delighted that the sun finally came out this weekend. In last week's post I shared my perfect work dress and two won't-break-the-bank spring accessories to welcome the season. Now my head is in total vacation mode so I'm buy things that I can not only wear right now but also on spring vacation. This trench dress is one of my favorite finds for the month and it's now on sale for under $100. It also comes in the prettiest light pink, which I am totally drooling over.

WORK STYLE: PERFECT SPRING WORK DRESS

Sunday, March 26, 2017

shirtdress, spring dresses, work dress, pink pumps, spring accessories, spring fashion, petite style, work style, office fashion, fashion over 40, banana republic, sam edelman, marc jacobs
DRESS, BELT, SCARF: BANANA REPUBLIC | PUMPS: SAM EDELMAN | BAG: MARC JACOBS old, also like THIS one for spring/summer | WATCH: C/O TIMEX | TRENCH: ASOS or similar HERE

Apparently spring is here, though you wouldn't know it from the arctic cold in Boston. I mean really, is the cold ever going away? I'm getting through this last stretch of miserable weather by immersing myself in spring shopping and vacation planning. So happy to finally be shopping for dresses again. I hit up several sales this weekend and found so many cute dresses for work, all under $100. If you like Banana Republic, you'll be happy to know that much of my work wear haul was from there. I'm sharing my current favorites in this post.

BOSTON BLIZZARD ATTIRE

Monday, February 13, 2017

puffer, snow boots, payless, affordable style, budget style, winter coat, curvy jeans, petite style, petite fashion, jcrew, personal style, burberry, valentines day

SWEATER: J.CREW FACTORY | JEANS: LOFT | BOOTS: C/O PAYLESS | SHIRT: J.CREW (similar) | HAT: TOPSHOP | COAT: BURBERRY |

After a weekend of playing in the snow and shoveling I'm now nursing a cold. We got over a foot of snow so it was the perfect occasion to break out some serious winter gear, aka flat snow boots with insulation. These boots were sent to me by Payless and I'm so glad that they did because these boots are super warm (and right now, on sale for under $50). That makes me happy because I hate to spend a lot on shoes that are going to take a beating. I layered up really well with my button-down, favorite red wool turtleneck and my warmest puffer. I also wore my new skinny cropped jeans for curvy figures (read review below). If your Valentine's day plans involve shoveling and rolling around in the snow then look no further for your outfit haha.

A LAYERED WINTER LOOK IN CAMEL

Saturday, February 4, 2017

indian style, winter style, petite fashion, winter fashion, nordstrom, velvet, clutches, faux fur, midi skirt, camel, luxe fabrics

VEST: SIMILAR | SKIRT: similar ASOS | TURTLENECK: similar J.CREW | HAT: similar HERE  | BAG: similar GLINT | NECKLACE: J.CREW FACTORY | SOCKS: SIMILAR in black 

Somehow every year I forget how cold February is, ugh. Thank goodness for velvet and faux fur. These two fabrics make cute winter layering easy. My velvet midi-skirt works for the office or the weekend. For work I've been wearing it with a turtleneck, blazer and booties. So easy to put together and super warm. For this weekend I added my faux fur vest plus cute lace socks, which made wearing sandals possible. This a simple way to add texture to your outfit and stay warm in freezing temps.