Sunday Share with my Sister

Sunday….why do you show up so fast??? ‘Twas a busy weekend!! Little man (aka Aidan) had basketball and all the running around necessary to go to Hubs Christmas party. 

First…basketball !This is week #2 of the Upward season. This year…he is a King (like the Sacremento Kings).  He had a great game…puts some points on the board and played some DE-fense!!! We are so proud of him! He loves this sport just as much as Julian!

What did I wear, you ask?  Thanks for asking…..Lindsay kimono (LuLaroe)// “Go Jesus, It’s Your Birthday”! Tee (Prep Obsessed)//Red Leggings (LuLaroe)//White Slip on Chuck Taylors (Zappos)//Pearl necklace (Loft)

I can’t say enough about this outfit. Everything about it I LOVE– from the buttery soft leggings to the statement shirt to the kimono. 

The Lindsay is my newest LuLaroe purchase/obsession.  It’s thin enough to not be hot on warm days but thick enough to be warm on cool days. Want a better pic??See???? Isn’t she precious? 

“Wife.Mom.BOSS” shirt ({a}Haley Boutique)//Black leggings (LuLaroe)

If you’ve been reading, then you KNOW our resident Petite Gal is my/ our LuLaroe GirlBOSS! (FB: LuLaroe ~ Monica Vignier)

After basketball and errands, it was time to get ready for Hubs company Christmas party. Truth be told, I look forward to this every year because outside of this….I don’t really have an occasion to dress up! #newdress

Lace Capped dress -Vintage Champagne (J.Crew Factory)//Fioni Jubilee Platform Pump (Payless)//Gold Statement necklace (Charming Charlie)

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I can’t say enough about this dress!! I will say that I can add this dress to my “What they WANTED…What they GOT..” segment that I want to continue to build. Here’s the story- I ordered this online in petite in my size. Well…I went on a limb because I was in love when I saw it online. When I received it in the mail…I tried it on…..BOOB SMOOSHER!   Do you see it??? I was bummed!!! Here I found the perfect dress and it fit every where but the upper part! (Damn broad back!! Damn you swimming and CrossFit for contributing!). I was able to exchange the dress at my local store, which I didn’t know we had, and get the regular size. Yes petite ladies….I went NON PETITE because it didn’t fit correctly. ūüėĪ. Any way, What they WANTED for the dress (originally online) was $108….What they GOT (online) was $54.  But wait…there’s more! Upon my exchange, the price went down more, so What they WANTED was $108…What they GOT was $43! SCORE!
I was pretty pleased with my outfit selections this Sunday! That’s a first….

Until next week, my gals! Happy Sunday and thanks for reading! ‚̧ԳŹ

Petite Fashion Friday and Pattern Mixing (August 12)

Hey everyone! Happy Friday! Today is a short post, as I only have one outfit to show you! And that’s not because I didn’t bother to get out of my PJs all week – I simply forgot to snap any pictures of some of my cute outfits this week. Oh well!

Here is what I am wearing today for to go into the office. ¬†I bought this LuLaRoe Cassie skirt (size¬†XS) from my favorite consultant last month, and I have been dying to wear it. Of course, I love the bright yellow on this skirt, but this particular print is a tad out of my comfort zone because I don’t usually go for kitschy animal (or in this case, what look like insects) prints. ¬†But, I had took a chance! However, before putting this skirt into¬†the rotation, ¬†I needed to first to find a top to wear with it, because I didn’t want to go the safe route – black or white would have been too obvious!

I was hoping to find a green top to match the print in this skirt. Enter the LuLaRoe Gracie which has a very subtle green and black stripe.¬†This is actually a kid’s top, in size 14, which I find fit much better than the women’s version. ¬†I think I could even size down to size 12 if I wanted an even more fitted top, but I haven’t tried that (yet)! ¬†I actually found another Gracie top in a similar color (with stripes) to wear with this skirt. ¬†But I had already worn it over the weekend when we took our army of kids to Busch Gardens.

Isn’t this picture the best?! ¬†My youngest 2 kids’¬†faces are absolutely priceless.

Anywho, back to this outfit! ¬†I really like these two LLR pieces together because they are a “safe”¬†attempt at pattern mixing, of which I am trying to do more! ¬†The subtle striped print on the top works so well with this skirt, and really makes the green on the print stand out a bit more.

For accessories,¬†I stuck with gold, which I am really starting to like again (I used to only wear yellow gold in my teens and early 20’s, followed by the last 15-18 years of sticking with white gold and silver). ¬†I think the gold hoops and gold statement necklace from Francesca’s are a nice subtle touch. ¬†I didn’t want to detract from¬†the boldness of these¬†prints. ¬†And to finish things, I put on a black stretch belt from Francesca’s and charcoal open-toed pumps from¬†BCBG.

And that’s all ¬†for this week. ¬†I hope everyone has a great weekend!

~Mo

 

Petite Fashion Friday (July 29)

Another busy week in the books. I know I sound like a broken record on that front, but seriously, by Friday I really feel like I’ve been through it!!!  But as crazy as this week was at work and at home, it was a great fashion week in my opinion because I discovered a new love – the Cassie style from LuLaRoe.

I couldn’t love this pencil skirt more! The pattern is just to die for – there are so many different colors I can rock with this skirt. And the fit is great – it’s stretchy, but not tight. And I can adjust the length depending on my mood or the look I am trying to achieve. On this day, I paired the Cassie with a red-orange blouse from J.Crew Factory, my favorite beige stretch belt from Banana Republic, and a pair of beige pumps. I was so happy with this skirt that I bought several more. I think I’m in love!

On this day, it was so hot and I really just wanted to keep it simple. This olive dress is from H&M. It has pockets, so you know I love it! I paired it with a gold toned statement necklace and a pair of snakeskin print sandals, also from H&M.

 

Yay. I was super excited this day to FINALLy put the Market & Spruce Kasey Knit Romper from Stitch Fix #7 into the rotation. I love this romper. It’s such a soft material and I was right  in my initial review of this romper – it is super light and airy for the hot and muggy summer months.  I paired this with a black stretch belt from Francescas (finally a new stretch belt in my wardrobe!) and a pair of gunmetal gladiator sandals from Via Spiga.

And this was another day of putting a new item into the rotation. I finally wore the Two by Vince Camuto Ikat Front Tee from Trunk #2, paired with a pair of stretch skinny jeans from J.Crew Factory.  This was really a comfy outfit.  Even though it was really warm, the sheer top was very cool!  It’s a tad oversized, but it actually works as an off the shoulder look, which I love!

Also, I actually did have shoes on at some point during the day (a pair of gold leather thong sandals) but by the time I got around to snapping a picture, I was too lazy to put them back on!

And that’s all for this week, ya’ll!  I hope everyone has a great weekend.  I’ll be up at Oh dark thirty for the kids’ final swim met of the summer season, so, as my mom would say, I need to sleep fast!

~Mo

 

Petite Fashion Friday РPetite Girl on Vacation 

Hey everyone!  I have been on a wee bit of a hiatus the last week or so, but I was on vacation with my army and my sister and her family, so having fun took precedence over blogging.  And then, once I got back home, I was totally exhausted, as usual after a vacation with the kiddos.  So, I really needed a few days to recharge and get back into the swing of things.  But, now I am back and so glad to share with you some of my outfits from vacation, as well as give you a small glimpse of the fun that we had eating, drinking, and beaching our way through Hilton Head Island.

First things, first – the outfits!  You’ll have to excuse the hair – it was out of control all week long.  I chalk that up to the humidity coupled with not giving a f! LOL!

My sister and I both rocked our rompers on the first day there.  Great minds thinks alike.  I simply love rompers, and I love how we have two very different, but equally cute looks going here for lounging by the pool.  My romper is several years old and from Old Navy.  Angie’s romper is from.   I will note, however, that our lounging was interrupted by my oldest banging his head on a chair in the hotel room not 10 minutes after our arrival, which necessitated an ER visit and stitches.  But we tried to keep it cute nonetheless!!

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This dress is from Old Navy and I absolutely love it.  It’s the perfect length, fits well (fitted but not snug), and the print is gorg.  And it’s such a versatile dress – I have worn it to work, around the house, and to a nice dinner, which I did on this vacation.  The restaurant we went to the night I wore this dress was AMAZING!  It’s called Breakwater and it’s in Beaufort, SC.  You have to stop there if ever in the vicinity of Hilton Head Island.

 

On this evening, we went out to eat at an outdoor restaurant called Black Marlin, so I wanted to wear something that was casual, comfy, and kept me cool.  The white Old Navy shorts and green H&M tank were perfect for the occasion.  My hair on the other hand…Oye.

 

 

 

 

This is dress is a Julia, from the 4th of July Collection from LuLaRoe!  I love the colors and print on this dress – totally me!  The dress is a bit long, but I found a few new tricks to make it a bit shorter, which will help me next time I wear this (or the other 2 Julias I now own)!

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On our last night in Hilton head Island, which also happened to be the 4th of July, my daughter and I rocked some comfy leggings, also from LuLaRoe’s 4th of July collection.  Truth be told, my 6-year-old daughter (who is clearly very tall for her age) is wearing my leggings, and I am wearing hers, but that’s the beauty of LuLaRoe – their clothing is stretchy and can fit anyone of any size.  (if you want to learn more about LuLaRoe, check out my homey’s FB page)

And some of my favorite pics…

And of course, a picture of my lovely family!

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And that’s all for this week, guys…I sure wish I was still on the beach…img_0436

~Mo

What I Want Wednesday (June 22)

Hey everyone!  Happy Wednesday!  So, my kids (and nephew) started their respective summer camps this week, and between that and morning swim practice, I have a lot more time on my hands to window shop.  Yay!  Here are the items I like this week!

White House Black Market Petite Printed Blouson Dress

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I love this dress.  It looks so light and airy, and perfect for the swampy summer months.  The dress is stretchy, which I means the dress will be fitted but not super tight.

The print is very pretty and will not overwhelm the petite frame.  And the colors Рmuted, but gorgeous nonetheless.

This dress will work well either for a casual look, or for a dressy night out on the town!

Banana Republic Petite Flutter-Sleeve Print Top

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The colors and print on this blouse are EVERYTHING.  That pretty much is all I need to say about this top.

J.Crew Leather Eyelet Sandals with Ankle Strap

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These sandals come in two colors – bright poppy and¬†sea salt – but I am partial¬†to bright poppy. ¬†I normally try to stay away from ankle straps because A) they’re supposed to be a no-no for petites, and B) I have really skinny ankles and I can never get the strap tight enough¬†(I know, I know), but I really like these, so there you have it.

I am really digging all thinks eyelet, so that’s the first plus. ¬†And second, these will make a nice addition to my casual summer wardrobe. ¬†I may even get away with wearing them to work during casual summer attire.

Banana Republic Petite Pleated Stripe Skirt

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I already have a few BR pleated skirts that I really like (yellow, brown, and blue), but when I saw this one, I instantly knew I had to have it.  I love stripes, and particularly black and white stripes, because they work with soooo many colors!  And this skirt is now an extra 40% off (although I will hold out a tad bit longer, because I am cheap).

 

 

 

Loft Wedge Sandals

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Another pair of sandals with ankle straps. ¬†I guess I don’t really care what the fashion rules are for petites. ¬†Oh, I’m such a rebel!

But seriously, I¬†am really digging¬†these wedge sandals in marsala red. I can definitely wear these to work, and I’d also wear them out and about this summer. ¬†They’d look so cute with pencil skirts and shorts alike. And yeah, wedges make me appear tall(er), so, get in my closet, you pretty wedge sandals, you!

That’s it for this week. ¬†Have a great Wednesday!

~Mo

Trunk Club Review #2 (Part 1)

Well, the summer, at least where the weather is concerned, is finally here, and so I contacted my stylist, Kelsey, at Trunk Club, and asked her to send me bold colors and prints for casual summer outfits.  Today, I am sharing Part 1 of my review, as Kelsey will be sending me a few additional items due to my request for some smaller sizes of items I received.  (Don’t know what Trunk Club is? Want to learn more?  Scroll down to the bottom of this post for more information.)

After declining about 8 or so of the initial pieces that Kelsey suggested for this trunk, I received a message in the Trunk Club app that Kelsey was sending me the following items:

So far, so good.  I was pretty happy that there were going to be a lot of pretty prints and colors in this trunk. And when the trunk arrived, even my dog was unable to contain her excitement about what was inside!

And I just loved seeing how vibrant the colors looked when I opened the trunk!  I knew I was going to find a bunch of keepers just by looking at the clothing all neatly folded like this!

And I was right – everything was soooo pretty.  And even though I didn’t keep everything, it wasn’t because I was unhappy with what Kelsey sent me.  On the contrary, I pretty much liked everything – but unfortunately, because of my 5’0″ frame, so of the pieces were just a tad too big.

Here we go – I’ll start first with the items I sent back!

MY RETURNS – SADNESS!

Pleione Sleeveless Faux Wrap Blouse (XS) – $58 – RETURNED

Vince Camuto Size Zip Pants (0P) – $79 – RETURNED

 

As for the blouse, I totally love the color and print.  It would have been perfect for the summer, and would have worked really well with shorts, cropped pants, and jeans alike.  I could have even worn it to work with a pencil skirt.  But, it was just too big for my liking – too much material and just too much.  And it is super long on me.  I’ll be honest, if it had been $25 or so, I would have bought it and just made it work, but it’s not, so I sent back.

The pants, well, there’s nothing wrong with them and they fit okay (well, more like decent, because they do bunch up a bit at the knees, which seems to be a common occurrence for me), but I just don’t like pants a whole lot, truthfully.  And the 4 or 5 pairs of ankle pants that I own, I barely wear them.  I simply don’t like ankle pants for me.  So, these went back.

Caslon Shirred V-neck Tee (XXS) – $58 – RETURNED

I loved the color – turquoise – one of my favorites.  And it fits well, although it comes in XXSP and I am not sure why Kelsey didn’t send that size.  While there wasn’t anything wrong with this tee, there also isn’t anything special about it either.  This tee would have been a no-brainer if it had an interesting print. Even though it is an inexpensive tee, I had to pass on it!

NYDJ Dayla Colored Wide Cuff Capri Jeans (0) – $98 – RETURNED

I really liked the color of these jeans – navy – but the fit wasn’t right on me.  They are supposed to be capri pants, but they were practically ankle length on me. Most likely because they aren’t petite size.  And they were roomy in the waist and throughout the legs, which I didn’t really like.  I liked how soft the material is, but given the fit issues and the price, these had to go back.

Pleione Split Neck Top (XS) – $48 – RETURNED

I absolutely loved the color of this top, and it’s mixed media which I seriously love, so I really, really, really wanted to keep it, but it simply did not fit me very well.  It is too long, and too roomy in the body. WAH.  I asked Kelsey if this came in a petite size – either XXSP or XSP – but this color isn’t available in petite.  DOUBLE WAH.  There is a cream one online in my size, but I don’t really want that color.  As much as I like this top, it has to go back.

1.State Back Keyhole Stretch Knit Top (XS) – $59 – RETURNED

The color on this top is very pretty – a deep red orange, and I absolutely love back keyholes tops.  I like the split front on this tank, as well.  But, I decided to return this tank because I didn’t want to spend $59 on it.  Also, the arm holes are somewhat big and I fear I’d spend a lot of time messing with the tank so that my bra doesn’t show.  I think this is another one that should have been sent to me in the next size down, XXS.

Two by Vince Camuto Stripe Floral Jacquard Top (XS) – $69 – RETURNED

Another top with an interesting print that I had to send back because of sizing issues.  It’s roomier in the body than I like, and is too long.  I generally like to wear my tops untucked, and I don’t like the tops to completely cover my bum.  I also asked Kelsey if this top comes in XXSP or XSP, but it doesn’t appear to. Bummer. I also didn’t like the price tag.  So, it had to go back.

Halogen Scoop Neck Woven Tank (XS) – $23.40 – RETURNED BUT…

I will admit I was a tad disappointed when the tank that I received wasn’t the one in the picture on the left, but I did like the print that was sent to me. Unfortunately, the fit was wrong.  The top is too long in the back and a tad roomy in the body.  But, have no fear, I asked Kelsey if she could send me this tank in XXSP, and while this exact print isn’t available, she will send me two others in this style.  So, stay tuned for part 2!

Felicity & Coco Print Slipdress (XS) – $78 – RETURNED

This dress is nothing if not colorful, and I love me some bright colors and prints, but when I tried this on, I didn’t really like it on me.  It really needed a belt, and it just seemed a little too busy.  It seemed like it needed a belt or something, but none I my belts looked good with this dress.  I also didn’t love the price, so this had to go back!

Caslon Print Split Neck Boho Blouse (XSP) – $58 – RETURNED

So, when I previewed this item, I didn’t think I would like it much, but when I tried it on, I actually liked it.  The material is soft, and even though I wasn’t looking for work clothes, I actually thought I could wear it with a pencil skirt during casual all summer work attire.  And it also would work just as well with shorts.  But, I didn’t love it, and I didn’t think it looked all that great on me, so I didn’t want to spend the money on it.

Halogen Sleeveless Shirt Dress (XS) – $35.40 on sale – RETURNED BUT…

I thought the print was gorgeous, totally up my alley.  And the material was so soft and silky.  Really, this dress is perfect for me, but I am looking at the pictures and I just think it makes me look really shapeless.  I needed this in an XXSP, which they have available in other colors online.  So, I am going to see if Kelsey can send this exact one to me, and if not, I am ordering one of the other colors they have in my size online.  This gorgeous dress should be in my closet, but it may not be meant to be!

NOW FOR THE THINGS I AM KEEPING!  YAY!

Two by Vince Camuto Ikat Front Tee (XS) – $59 – KEPT

You’ll just have to excuse my nephew, who is visiting us for the month.  He lives to photobomb!  I have been seeing the ikat blouses a lot lately, and have been hoping for one, so I was really excited about this top.  Yeah, it’s a bit roomy, but it’s supposed to be oversized.  And, I love the mixed media look, with the heather grey on the back of the tee.  The colors are great, too.  It works with sooooo many things in my closet, so keeping it was really a no-brainer.  I did ask Kelsey if this was available in XXSP, but it isn’t, so I will make due with this size.

Trouve Twist Back Dress (XXS) – $78 – KEPT

This dress, well, I didn’t think I would like it when I previewed it.  I wanted colors, and this is obvs black, so I was skeptical.  But when I tried it on, I love it. Yeah, it’s a tad long in the back, but OMG, I love the twist back.  My back is one of the few areas on my body that I don’t mind getting some exposure.  And I think this dress would look so cute with a wide belt and strappy sandals for a dressier look.  Or, with gladiators for a more casual look, as I did here.  I think this dress has a lot of potential, and I certainly need an updated LBD.

FINAL THOUGHTS:

Even though I only kept 2 pieces from this trunk, I thought that this was pretty successful overall.  The colors and prints that Kelsey sent to me were, for the most part, perfect.  I love receiving a trunk with vibrant colors staring back at me.  Sure, sizing was an issue – I need to make sure that Kelsey knows that I really need the smallest sizes they have (XXSP or 00P in tops and XSP or 0P for bottoms) so that I don’t look like I am swimming in my clothes – but I think Kelsey was definitely on the right track.  I am excited to schedule another trunk in the near future.

Oops.  I almost forgot, I will be getting 3 tops in XXSP, since so many of this tops in this trunk were too big.  Fingers crossed for part 2!

SO, WHAT IS TRUNK CLUB?

Your stylist will reach out to you by phone/email/IM in the Trunk Club app to get to know you and understand your clothing needs and preferences. Your stylist will send an email containing recommended items, individually selected for you. If you don’t want any of the items sent, you can decline them and your stylist will replace those items and send your trunk to you.  When you receive your trunk, you have 10 days to try everything on – keep what you want and send back the rest. Shipping is free both ways (including returns) and you ONLY pay for what you keep. There are no commitments or minimum purchase requirements, and there is no up-front styling fee.

Would you like to try Trunk Club?  I’d love it if you would click my referral link and help me feed my shopping habit!