LAST MINUTE CYBER MONDAY BUYS

Monday, November 27, 2017

cyber monday, holiday sale, winter style, winter tights, cold weather style, petite fashion, women's fashion, fashion over 40, colorful style, slouchy knit, affordable style, party look, casual chic

So, Cyber Monday's here! I've been woefully slow to post what I've been shopping - sorry. To be honest I've been in my PJ's most of the holiday weekend and am coming out of my turkey oblivion very slowly. I wore this outfit over the weekend - skirt from Zara, sweater from H&M (30% off today), tights courtesy of Zohara tights (they are offering 25% off everything). This outfit is kind of a party on the bottom and a lazy day on the top, which perfectly represents my mood on a long holiday weekend. Anyway, there are a ton of sales out there and all the good stuff sells out fast so without further ado, here are the best sale picks so you can take advantage tonight. Even if you're reading this post after Monday, some of the sale prices do get extended sometimes so it's worth checking them out anyway.

WHAT TO WEAR WHEN FALL FEELS LIKE WINTER

Saturday, November 18, 2017

Fall Fashion and Layering Tips

SHOP THE OUTFITDRESS | SCARF | VEST | similar BOOTS | HAT | LONG SLEEVE TEE

This Fall has just turned SERIOUSLY cold. How to dress warmly and still look cute is a topic near and dear to me since I live in Boston where it's hella cold. And I hate being cold! So what's the secret to cold weather style? To me, the trick to stylish winter dressing boils down to wearing thin layers that are warm. I find that having a good selection of the right layers at hand is super important. So I'm sharing my cold weather dressing process and a few pieces that have been invaluable in my quest to stay warm and still look somewhat cute when it's freezing out!

HOLIDAY OUTFITS PART 2

Monday, November 13, 2017


holiday style, thanksgiving dress, holiday outfits, party dress, dressy outfit, glitter, petite fashion, petite style, 40 plus fashion, affordable fashion

DRESS (now only $17)| similar JACKET | BELT | SANDALS | EARRINGS | Holiday clutches HERE or HERE

If you're looking for a last minute Thanksgiving (or other holiday) outfit, I've found the perfect dress, now on sale for under $20! This deep blue color is so flattering and I love the soft feminine style of the dress. It also comes in a very pretty pink. It's cut like a tunic so styling it with a glittery belt is a great way to create the shape you want and also add some holiday sparkle. Also really love this gorgeous new arrival floral red dress.

5 FALL BASICS YOU NEED

Tuesday, November 7, 2017

denim, slouchy knit, fall style, petite fashion, gold hoops, hollow hoops, fall sweaters, pleated midi, casual basics

Yes, even I, the queen of color and prints, wear neutrals! And jeans!

I hadn't planned to post today and only have a couple of pictures of this outfit - only candids. But I wanted to share a few of my recent finds because they're all such good DEALS and because they're pieces every Autumn/Winter wardrobe needs no matter what your style. They're also all under $100 so they're super budget-friendly. Too good not to share even though I don't have images for all of them.

THAT HOLIDAY MOOD: HOLIDAY OUTFITS PART 1

Thursday, November 2, 2017

 Holiday Outfits 2017

SWEATER | SKIRT | BOOTS (sold out) similar HERE | HAT

I don't know if it's just me but the minute we hit November I start getting into the holiday mood. Wearing red is one easy way to get festive without putting in a lot of effort. And what I love about red pieces is that they're not relegated to the holiday season - as you can see in this post. All my red pieces here can be styled differently to be worn anytime. This floral pleated skirt is an easy piece to wear to work, just around or to a holiday party depending on how you style it. The flowers are so vibrant and the black background of the print makes it super easy to wear. I picked up this chunky sweater yesterday for only $20 that has a really cool drape and would go perfectly with this skirt since it's a slightly cropped length.

FALL 3 LAYER PILE-UP: THE ESSENTIAL VEST

Saturday, October 28, 2017

Fall Layers

I take a great deal of joy in the art of layering. I layer purely for layering itself. Sometimes I even layer too much and get annoyed that the layers didn't fall just right. But that may be a story for another time. Today's post highlights some simple layering techniques that can make late Fall and Winter more tolerable if you're a cold weather wimp like me.

4 REASONS TO WEAR WIDE LEG PANTS

Monday, October 23, 2017

Wide Leg Pants

I wanted to share my latest fashion addiction with you - wide leg pants! As you know, I don't wear pants and jeans all that often. The skinny variety aren't that flattering on me and even boyfriend styles can be tricky for me. Luckily, wide leg pants are a completely different story. They're SO flattering. Plus this is a fashion trend that is actually super wearable for everyday, and for ALL body types. In today's post I'm sharing 4 reasons to buy a pair of wide leg pants asap if you don't already own some. PS: For those interested in fast forwarding to outfit links, just scroll down all the way to the bottom and see "Outfit Details" -  I won't be offended!

STAYCATION: A COLORFUL WEEKEND

Monday, October 16, 2017

Staycation Fall Fashion

OUTFIT DETAILS: SKIRT | TURTLENECK | HAT | SANDALS (now under $20) or similar HERE | BAG: ZARA or similar HERE

Happy Monday! My weekend was wonderful because we had a little staycation, courtesy of the Element Hotel in Boston's Seaport. It was perfect timing since I really needed a couple of days to relax. The hotel is modern, eco-conscious and great for families. If you follow me on Twitter you probably got a peek at the room and saw how sleek and functional it is. My daughter spent the majority of our time there in the heated indoor pool while I zoned out with a magazine, and by magazine I mean Instagram. Outfit details and more on our stay are below!

HOW TO WEAR RED FOR FALL & MADEWELL SALE PICKS

Tuesday, October 10, 2017

fall fashion, fall outfit, shades of red, burgundy, madewell, affordable style, sock boots, red ankle boots, baseball cap, petite blogger, fashion over 40

OUTFIT DETAILS: BLOUSE (on sale) | HAT (on sale) | SKIRT, similar HERE (shorter and budget version), HERE or HERE | similar BOOTS | BAG or similar in leather

Fall colors are arguably my favorite out of all the seasonal colors. The earth tones and deep saturated shades are all so romantic. In this outfit I combined reds and browns to come up with a mix that keeps me interested.

This weekend Madewell is having a sale and it includes what I'm wearing here as well as a few other really cute pieces for Fall so I've updated the post with sale picks below!

STATEMENT SLEEVE SWEATER AND CITRON PLEATS AW17

Wednesday, October 4, 2017

 Statement Sleeve Sweater for Fall

SKIRT: ZARA, similar HERE, also love THIS one for petites | SWEATER | BERET | MULES

A couple of mysterious white specks somehow landed on this ruffle-sleeve sweater when I wore it. Note to self, always carry a mini lint roller. Specks aside though, I love this sweater because, SLEEVES. The sleeves are so good. This sweater has just the best weight to it - so soft and warm and just, cozy. And it's under $35 so it's super budget friendly. It comes in white as well and will be a frequently used item in my closet for the Fall.  

SPOTTED UNDER $35 AND SHOPBOP SALE BUYS

Thursday, September 28, 2017

polka dots, sock boots, fall fashion trends, fall style, shopbop sale, petite blogger, petite fashion, affordable style, european style, mom style, fashion deals

SHOP THIS OUTFIT: DRESS or similar HERE | SOCK BOOTS | similar BAG (20%-25% off with code EOTS17)

Good morning. Fall weather is finally here in Boston and I'm ready to go all out with booties, layers and the joys of Fall fashion. We woke up this morning to that brisk morning air, so layers and boots are finally on!

WORK STYLE WITH A TOUCH OF LUXE

Friday, September 22, 2017

work style, work dress, j.crew, preppy, classic style, holiday style for work, petite fashion, petite blogger, new england, fall fashion, neutrals, checked coat, menswear trend

OUTFIT DETAILS: DRESS | similar COAT | HAT 

It's been dark and rainy in Boston the last few days, which is totally fine with me. I love the moodiness. Living in LA for over a decade I'd forgotten how cool this misty grey weather can be. It brings out the English lady in me and contemplate a trip to London. What do you think of the mood here - let me know in the comments below if you have a second. Anyway, this dress is my latest find in beautiful work wear under $100. It can also can be styled for everyday - throw on a thin turtleneck under it and pair it with some cute combat boots for Fall. I bought these in velvet rose but I wanted it in white - sizes are running out fast. 

WORK STYLE: 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...PS: Scroll down all the way to the bottom if you're looking for the link to the running shoes from my Instagram Story today...

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. 

THE LONG CARDIGAN AND WHY YOU SHOULD HAVE ONE

Tuesday, July 25, 2017

cardigan, longline, long cardigan, casual style, summer layers, summer style, summer lookbook, pastels, nordstrom sale, forever21, style tips, petite fashion, curvy fashion, grunge, 90s style, summer accessories, affordable style


So as you can probably tell from the title, I love long cardigans! The long cardigan is a real closet staple for three big reasons. First off, they make jeans and a tank top look much, much cooler. I mean, imagine this outfit without the cardigan. Boring, right? Having the cardigan just adds interest to the outfit by adding a different length, a texture and another color to look. It even gives your outfit movement as you walk. So, really, it's a no-brainer to add a long cardigan to elevate a basic  jeans-and-top outfit. Since the Nordstrom anniversary sale is now in full swing I've linked 3 of the cutest long cardigans from the sale below.

SUMMER DRESS EDIT

Thursday, July 20, 2017

Cutest Summer Dresses Under $100


What do you think of the colors on this dress? I love this print and the little bit of turquoise in it reminds me of a peacock. This is definitely a print for someone who wants to be noticed. The colors of this dress are so rich and the cold shoulder silhouette is really flattering. Also, if you like movement then you'll definitely love this dress. 

TOP PICKS FROM THE NORDSTROM SALE

Tuesday, July 18, 2017

 Nordstrom Anniversary Sale Picks
If this picture looks familiar it's because this is from last Fall - unfortunately none of my Nordstrom Anniversary online sale purchases have arrived yet so I couldn't take any pics. So I improvised! Anyway, one of my favorite pieces from the sale is this Summer to Fall dress in an updated color - mauve. If you ignore the color of my dress, you can at least see the fit and movement from this pic. You can also see the original post here if you're curious. Here are my top picks from the Nordstrom sale:

5 CUTEST PANTS FOR SUMMER & NSALE PICKS

Friday, July 14, 2017

summer style, shopstyle, shopstyle collective, nordstrom anniversary sale, work to weekend, petite fashion

One of my favorite trends this summer is the relaxed pant. This is the closest you can get to wearing pajamas all day so the appeal is self-evident! These lightweight "easy" pants are so versatile and can quickly be styled for work or for casual looks. I've shared 5 of the cutest ones in this post (including some from the big Nordstrom Anniversary sale.) These are in no particular order and the ones I'm wearing are actually #5, at the bottom of the post. And good news, all of my picks are under $100!

SUMMER GOLD & FLORAL MAXI SKIRT

Sunday, July 9, 2017

satin, gold, summer style, casual chic, work style, work to weekend, ann taylor, cult gaia, tiered skirt, ruffles, forever 21, petite fashion, summer outfit ideas

We've been doing a lot of New England trips this summer. Since moving from LA to Boston I've been wanting to explore all the beautiful states surrounding us and this is the first year where we finally got it together enough to plan so many trips! You can see a few of them and what I wore there in the last few posts. This week I have some more amazing finds all under $50 (except the bag) to share before we head out to Cape Cod and Nantucket. Almost everything in last week's denim skirt and body-suit post was also under $50 so I guess I'm getting really good at trolling the sales.

5 CHIC SUMMER-TO-FALL PICKS ON SALE

Saturday, July 1, 2017

summer sales, independence day, july 4 style, red white and blue, classic denim, ruffle top, body suit, off the shoulder, summer style, wardrobe staples, nordstrom, kayu, gap, shopbop, petite fashion, petite style, boston style, street style, 40 plus style

SHOP MY LOOK: WRAP SKIRT | TOP | CLUTCH in black | SANDALS

This weekend is an amazing one for summer sales and while I don't often do sale round-ups it just so happens that I have 5 super cute sale items I had to share. Most of them can be worn well into Fall and are very versatile, so I think you're going to love them.

FLORAL MAXI DRESS // BERKSHIRES

Thursday, June 29, 2017

floral, floral dress, summer style, travel, new england, berkshires, travel guide, what to do in the berkshires, feminine style, affordable style, petite fashion, american eagle outfitters, asos, vacation style

DRESS | VINCE CAMUTO (old), similar SANDALS | BAG | HAT (now on sale for $10)

I finally made it to the Berkshires and it's gorgeous. If you haven't been, you should definitely go, particularly if you happen to live in the New England or New York area. It's such a quick and scenic drive! I've included the details on my dress as well as my trip, including the cutest towns in the Berkshires, and the best restaurants/cafes and ice-cream. 

PINEAPPLE EXPRESS // MIXING PRINTS

Monday, June 26, 2017

summer style, pineapples, summer prints, petite style, j.crew, preppy, mixing prints, wedges, zara, style tips, summer fashion, petite fashion, petitestylestudio, colorful style


Who else loves pineapples! Even if you don't like the fruit, a pineapple print is SO perfect for summer. As you might know from Instagram, I'm a huge fan of mixing prints and when I saw these two pineapple pieces, I had to put them together. Double the pineapples, double the fun, right?

TULLE FOR SUMMER // CAPE ANN

Wednesday, June 21, 2017


Welcome summer! Finallyyy.

I felt like that welcome deserved it's own paragraph since I love summer so much. Now on to the tulle. I'm obsessed with tulle. I blame it on Sarah Jessica Parker and her Sex in the City outfits from way back when. I honestly didn't like the show but the wardrobe made an impression. Anyway, here I am, finally indulging my tulle fascination. I say finally because it feels like I've been looking forever, for the perfect one that doesn't puff out way too much. Well, the search is finally over. If you, like me, have been feverishly looking for a wearable tulle skirt that doesn't puff out too much, this is it ladies!

SPRING LAYERS: GINGHAM, PLAID AND POLKA DOTS

Monday, June 19, 2017

dressy, business casual, spring outfit, gingham, plaid, summer style, summer 2017, summer lookbook, petite fashion, petite style, jcrew, preppy, mixing prints, style tips, summer stories, houndstooth

COAT |  SHIRT | JOGGERS | SANDALS | BAG | SUNGLASSES

It got cold a couple of days ago, meaning it dipped below 70. I know, I'm a wimp! Anyway, I took the opportunity to do some layering. I bought this orangey-red gingham shirt a while ago and have been wanting to put it together with polka dots. The shirt is still available in both petite and regular sizes (i'm wearing Petite XS for reference) and is 30% off with code PARTYON. Throw some houndstooth into the mix and voila, you have a fun yet sophisticated look. All of these prints - polka dots, gingham, houndstooth and plaid can go with almost anything. So funny how some prints can do that - like leopard. It's all about the 'tude when you wear it!

POLKA DOT MAXI: NEW HAMPSHIRE GETAWAY PART 2

Friday, June 16, 2017

summer style, travel, new england getaways, petite fashion, polka dots, maxi dress, targetstyle, whowhatwear, affordable style, feminine style, straw accesssories, family vacation


This is part 2 of our New Hampshire getaway post (read part 1 is here if you're interested). We headed there a few days ago to take our daughter to Story Land. As it turns out, she wasn't too impressed and only spent a short time there. Selfishly, I wasn't too sad that she didn't like it because entertainment parks are not usually my idea of a good time. It opened up more time for us to enjoy the beautiful views of the White Mountains and explore Bretton Woods. I'm also sharing our experience at two of the local hotels we visited if you're thinking of heading to the area.

POOL STYLE: NEW HAMPSHIRE GETAWAY PART 1

Wednesday, June 14, 2017

Pool Style


This past weekend we headed to the New Hampshire White Mountains and Bretton Woods for a quick weekend getaway. We had an unexpected heat wave - the temps were a boiling 90 degrees so being near the water was kind of key. I like sitting by the pool way more than actually going in so a cute pool cover-up is an essential. I love this one because it looks like a dress and it's cute enough and long enough that you could easily wear it to the pool bar without feeling out of place. It's also currently on sale.

SHOULDER-TIE MAXI DRESS AND A SLOUCHY UTILITY JACKET

Tuesday, June 6, 2017

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I'm late getting my post up this week - sorry! I had to take some time to do some spring cleaning - both actual spring cleaning of my closet as well as metaphorically speaking. First, my bedroom was becoming a mess with clothes everywhere so I spent some time organizing and now I feel much better. The metaphorical spring cleaning was my return to the gym, which I feel should be accompanied by some fanfare because it's so hard to do! I finally made it back to the gym after 4 years of not working out - life as a mom can lead to certain things falling by the wayside and for me it's been fitness. I've only done 3 days in the gym so far but now I feel I deserve new workout clothes, wink wink.

Anyway, this outfit is an easy but chic combo for spring. If you want to see a zillion ways to style a maxi dress you've come to the right blog - just look through some older posts! This is an easy no-fail style formula - a maxi dress plus utility jacket. In my case, my new slouchy, over-sized summer weight utility jacket. I just got this a few days ago and was pretty excited to find it since it's under $40 and provides a great counterpoint to all the flowy feminine pieces I like to wear. Read detailed reviews of the jacket and dress below!

TIERED WRAP DRESS AND FRINGE EARRINGS

Thursday, June 1, 2017

tiered dress, summer style, spring style, petite style, petite dresses, summer dresses, colorful, vacation style, fringe earrings, statement bag, cult gaia, wayf, nordstrom, wrap dress, mididress

This colorful wrap midi dress is one of my favorites this season. It's like a saturated watercolor of flowers - if it were a painting I'd put it up in my house! I love the two tiers on the skirt of the dress and the asymmetric hem (the front is shorter than the back so you get a really nice sweep when you walk!) It's a wrap, which I really love because you can make it mold to your waist. The other selling point for me is that the neckline isn't too deep. That's usually a problem for me (or anyone on the bustier side) with any v-neck, so thumbs up for that. Last but not least, it's priced in my sweet spot - under $100, yes! 

MY TARGET RUN: OFF-THE-SHOULDER MAXI AND OTHER FINDS

Monday, May 29, 2017

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DRESS: TARGET | HAT: BANANA REPUBLIC | BAG: J.CREW | SANDALS: FOREVER 21 | EARRINGS: NORDSTROM sold out, similar HERE under $50

I had another one of those days when you head to Target for paper plates and leave with a cart full of clothing. This off the shoulder maxi dress with pretty pink blossoms was one of the first things that made it into my cart. It's so soft I could sleep in it! The blue is universally flattering and the tiny pink flowers make it perfect for summer. It's also under $30 which makes it even harder to resist. The sleeves don't slip off and the smocked top of the dress is really supportive if you want to skip the bra. Also it has pockets! 

GARDEN PARTY OR MEMORIAL DAY: WHAT TO WEAR

Thursday, May 25, 2017

Garden Party Dress

DRESS: c/o SHEIN | BAG: old, another favorite | SANDALS: VINCE CAMUTO | EARRINGS: ANN TAYLOR | NECKLACE: J.CREW FACTORY

It's garden party season and for those of us in the US, Memorial Day weekend is almost here! What are your plans and of course the big question, what're you wearing?:) I'm planning to wear lots of dresses this weekend, what a surprise haha. I've linked a few of my favorite dresses here, including a couple of super cute and affordable picks from the Nordstrom anniversary sale - see what you think!

WORK STYLE: COLOR BLOCK SKIRT

Tuesday, May 23, 2017

capsule, personal wardrobe, ann taylor, work outfits, corporate chic, office style, petite fashion, navy, spring colors, trends, style tips, affordable style

SKIRT: ANN TAYLOR (use code MYSTERY50 for sale price)| MULES: similar HERE | CARDIGAN: similar HERE | SHIRT: LOFT similar HERE

This work outfit is part of a mini capsule. I use wardrobe capsules in a modified way and it works really well for me - particularly for my work wardrobe, where I just don't like to invest too much money. A wardrobe capsule is essentially a collection of pieces that mix and match really well together. This type of thoughtful wardrobe building creates more efficiency in your closet and makes putting together outfits much easier and faster. If you like a pared down closet and not having to think too much about creating ensembles, then a capsule wardrobe could be just right for you. To show you how it can work, I've included a second look using this skirt near the bottom of the post. These pieces also work with other pieces in the blue family, including jeans, so you can easily get a third look from these.

MARIGOLD PLEATED SKIRT AND CAMO VEST: A LITTLE SWEET, A LITTLE TOUGH

Friday, May 19, 2017

street style, ann taylor, taxi cab yellow, marigold, pleats, midiskirt, urban chic, edgy, trendy, feminine style, style tips, style hunter, stylist, petite fashion, abercrombie, affordable style, style remix, petite blogger, boston blogger, boston back bay

SKIRT:  ZARA sold out online, almost identical HERE | VEST: ABERCROMBIE and for less HERE | SANDALS: ANN TAYLOR | BAG: CULT GAIA | CAMI: old similar HERE

I wear a lot of midi skirts as you guys will know if you've been to my blog before. Sometimes I like to style them in a classic feminine way but sometimes I'm in the mood to mix it up. Mixing styles creates less predictable looks and is an opportunity to put together outfits that are uniquely you.

A BOHO LOOK: FLORAL, FRINGE AND TASSELS

Sunday, May 14, 2017

A Boho Summer Look

DRESS: FOREVER 21 similar HERE and HERE | BAG: CULT GAIA | EARRINGS: similar HERE| SHOES: old, also love THESE | SUNGLASSES: BP

Major boho vibes and a small tale of make-up calamity at the end if you're interested!

This dress makes me want to jump on a plane to Cartagena but alas I'll just have to dream for now as I have no plans for travel to Europe this year. I love floral, I love red, and I love colorful maxi dresses, especially for summer. So this one is a winner on all fronts. I'm such a fan of a bold sweeping dress - utterly feminine and powerful. I've linked a few of my favorite red floral midi and maxi dresses if you share my love of this style.

FLORAL HIGH NECK MIDI DRESS: SPRING PASTELS

Wednesday, May 10, 2017

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DRESS: ASOS PETITE | BAG: NATASHA COUTURE | SANDALS: BP | JACKET: LOFTI can't resist a cute floral print. This high-neck midi dress is under $50 and is great for work - high neck and long sleeves help with that office air-conditioning. It also looks super cute styled casually without a belt and paired with these adorable bow slides. The background of the print being black makes it super versatile and the florals are in spring pastels - best of both worlds. All the New England cherry blossoms are putting me in a serious mood for soft pinks and purples as you probably saw on Instagram.

PLEATS AND KICKS: PLEATED MIDI SKIRT AND SNEAKERS

Friday, May 5, 2017

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SNEAKERS: ADIDAS | PINEAPPLE CLUTCH: FOREVER 21 | SKIRT: OLD similar HERE | TEE: OLD similar HERE | EARRINGS: ANN TAYLOR | HAT: OLD similar HERE

I'm in major sneakers mode right now! These are one of my current favorites. Everyone needs a pair of fresh white kicks for Spring and these don't disappoint. I love this unisex pair but I also love the women's red and green accented pairs. You know I'm obsessed with green (see more green stuff in this post) so it took considerable self control to go with black/white but I wanted something super versatile and these fit the bill.

MOTHER'S DAY GIFT IDEAS

Sunday, April 30, 2017

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DRESS: J.CREW (around $40 right now) | SANDALS: NORDSTROM | HAT: BANANA REPUBLIC | BAG: clutch version KAYU

Do you already have plans for Mother's Day? I'm so grateful to be this little girl's mama, and on Mother's Day all I want to do is spend time marveling at how amazing she is. I know her Mother's Day gift is going to be something she makes herself, which is so precious. I'm already tearing up thinking of the day when she goes from making me a gift to buying me one. Because that will mean she's not so little anymore. And I want her to always, always stay my little baby. 

GREEN EDITION: MY TOP 5 PICKS IN EMERALD

Tuesday, April 25, 2017

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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

Silky Paisley Maxi Dress

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

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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.