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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