What I Want Wednesday – On Hiatus Until Mid-August 2016!!!

Another week has flown by without my posting my weekly What I Want Wednesday feature, but in all honesty, I have put myself on a shopping punishment given my new obsession with #LuLaRoe and all of the purchases I have made over the last month.  So, I have to give my online window shopping a real rest until I go to #LuLaRoeREHAB!

I am hoping to get the LuLARoe problem under control by mid-August, so until then…Happy Shopping!


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


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 – muted, 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


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

Bright Poppy
Bright Poppy

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


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


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!


What I Want Wednesday (June 15)

Sorry I missed last week – I am so busy.  My 9-year-old nephew is in town for the month, so that means I am responsible for 5 kids.  Oh boy – keep me in your thoughts.  Just kidding – it’s actually not that bad, it’s just louder!  But I am sooooo used to a loud house, so it really makes only a negligible difference.  But I digress.

Here are a few things that I really like this week.  I think you will really like these!

J. Crew Petite off-the-shoulder dress in Ratti Into the Wild print. 

I really, really like the off-the-shoulder dress look, so this dress needs to get in my closet now.  The print reminds me of being in Jamaica, where I spent a lot of time during the 8 or so years my dad lived there.  And since I am not presently in Jamaica, this would be the closest thing to it.




J. Crew Factory Printed Cam Dress

If you have been reading this blog for any amount of time, you know I love bold colors and prints.  I love this print in particular because its base color is purple, and I need more purple in my life.  This dress looks pretty simple, but it will be a great addition to my summer wardrobe because it can be worn as a casual dress or I can dress it up with heels if I am going out.


Topshop Tie Wrap Dress 

There was a time when I was all about the wrap dress.  But ever since I birthed my 4 kids and lost the full bosom I had pre-kiddos, I have avoided this look like the plague.  But when I saw this dress, I was instantly in love.  I love the color and since Topshop is pretty good as far as sizing for the petite gal, I really want to give this dress a try.


Loft Petite Geo Eyelet Skirt

I love the scalloped hem on this skirt – I have been looking for this look for a while now, but this is the first one I think would work for me.  I actually really like both colors too, but I probably, if I had to choose just one, would have to go with the faded mint.  Whenever I wear white, I become a magnet for dirt and grime.  Or someone gets a nosebleed. And that’s not a cute look!

Either way, this skirt is very versatile – it can be worn with pretty much any kind of top you can imagine, and is both casual and dressy, depending on what you pair it with. This skirt is definitely a must for me (and it’s on sale now – 50% off)!

Loft Petite Off the Shoulder Romper


Yeah, so I am evidently a little obsessed with the off the shoulder look, and I am fine with that! And the fact that this is a romper makes it even more appealing.  I wish this came in a different color, but this has to get in my closet anyway!  I’ll just have to make it a bit more interesting with a funky pair of shoes and a cute belt.



And that’s all for this week.  I hope you see something here you like!


What I Want Wednesday (June 8)…NOT!

Sorry, guys.  A) I know it’s not Wednesday and B) I don’t have anything to share with you this week.  Yeah, I slacked off on this week’s post.  I actually haven’t even felt like window shopping this week, which hardly EVER happens.  But, in my defense, things have been really very busy on my end.  This past weekend, my daughter had her dance recital.  And that was a little emotional because this is her last recital.  her dance studio is closing, and my daughter is ready to move on from dance.  Add to that, my mom and nephew are in town, and I just haven’t really been able to bring you guys anything special.  I’ll get back on track for next week.

But, what I can say is that I just received another Trunk from Trunk Club!  so, stay tuned for the big reveal!

What I Want Wednesday!

I am still exhausted from the long weekend’s festivities.  And when I say festivities, I mean, 4 soccer games over the course of 2 days in 90-degree temperatures and 80% humidity!  Brutal.  But my son’s happiness and pride over his team’s performance over the weekend made feeling like I was melting totally worth it!  His team won 2nd place, and I couldn’t be happier for him and his teammates.

But, if I am being honest, my exhaustion to the point that I passed out on the couch every night this weekend by 9:30 p.m., does not (and probably will never) prevent me from browsing my favorite online shops for new arrivals!  And here are some of my favorite new arrivals!

Banana Republic Factory Petite Strappy Mini Dress


I love dresses and print dresses even more.  This dress would be the perfect addition to a summer wardrobe – it’s lightweight and has a hint of stretch, has a pretty floral print, and would look great on the beach with flip flops or while out and about. with wedges or strappy sandals.






Urban Outfitters Lucca Couture Tie-Front Tee

I haven’t shopped at Urban Outfitters since I lived in Ann Arbor, so we are talking 17 years people. There was an Urban Outfitters on State Street, and that store was my jam back then, even thought the store had a faint hint of patchouli when you walked in.  I bought so many fun, trendy things from that store, especially between 1997 and 1999.  Those were the days (when my parents were financing my shopping habit)!

Anyway, fast forward to 2016, I didn’t even realize that Urban Outfitters was still around, so I was pretty surprised to see this top in an article I read recently on Real Simple’s website about how to wear white denim.  And I instantly loved this top, whether paired with white denim or not!

Steve Madden Feliz Color Block Sandal

Swoooooon.  I love these shoes.  They are perfect.  That is all.

Loft Petite Embroidered Strappy Cam

I love this light, airy tank.  It’s perfect for the swampy summer months in the DMV, and will work as both a casual and dressy top.

Chelsea28 Square Neck Silk Top


What a gorgeous color! And I like the interesting details – the extra straps and the border on the top and bottom.  This will be a nice dressy top to wear to work this summer, either with a pencil skirt or a pair of cropped pants (since my office is business casual until Labor Day)!  Of course, I don’t need anymore blue in my closet, but really, when has that EVER stopped me?




I hope everyone has a great Wednesday and rest of the work week!



What I Want Wednesday (May 25)

Hey everyone!  Happy Wednesday!  Dresses really are my jam, especially during the warm summer months, so today I want to share a few dresses that I am seriously crushing on this week.  I hope you like them as much as I do!

Old Navy Petite Patterned Pleated Maxi Dress for Women


Maxi dresses usually are a no-no for me, because they are just too darn long and make me look too darn stumpy!  But I have had decent luck in the maxi dress department when buying from Old Navy Petites.

This maxi dress is really pretty – I love the paisley pattern!  I also really love the fact that it has an elasticized waist, which will give the dress some shape – and will accentuate my waist.  And the dress has a keyhole closure in the back – love!

Being from Old Navy, the price is RIGHT!  This pretty dress is definitely going to get in my closet!

White House Black Market Petite Strapless Denim Fit-and-Flare Dress

I haven’t worn a denim dress since sophomore year of college, I think.  It was a cute button-down denim dress from the Gap that I wore all summer and into the Fall of sophomore year.  So, we’re talking almost 20(!) years ago, people.  In the years since I rocked a denim dress like it was nobody’s business, I have been uninterested, to say the least, in revising that style.  Until I saw this dress.

Wow!  What a cute dress.  It’s a fun, flirty dress that will be perfect for the summer.  This dress can definitely be dressed up or dressed down depending on what shoes and accessories you pair it with!  And I love that it can be worn with or without straps.  So, it’s really two dresses in one.  THAT, folks, totally justifies this purchase. Get in my closet right now!

Banana Republic Petite Off-Shoulder Flutter Sleeve Dress

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I am still in the market for an off-the-shoulder blouse, so it totally makes sense that an off-the-shoulder dress is on my want list, as well. This dress is so cute and definitely on-trend.  I will definitely be able to wear this a lot during the summer months, as it works as a casual dress with gladiator sandals, or with strappy sandals for a more dressy look.  And it has pockets.  I LOVE dresses with pockets for some unknown reason; they’re my JAM!



Kate Spade Ombre Stripe A-line Dress

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What a fun dress this is!  I love the back cut-out and the cute bow on the back, as well.  This just looks like a nice, light dress for the warm summer months.  This is a dress that I could wear to a wedding or for a casual outing by just changing up the shoes and accessories!

I’ll admit that, just to make things interesting, every now and a again, I will throw something completely unrealistic onto my want list. At $398, this cutie is unlikely to ever make it into my closet, but I’m including it anyway.  If nothing else, it gives me a good idea of the style of dress I would like to add to my wardrobe this summer.  If I could find a like-dress elsewhere, I’d be a happy camper.

J.Crew Petite Flutter-Sleeve Dress in Ikat

jcrew dress

I found another very cute dress that is versatile – I can wear this to work, or while out and about on the weekends.  This silk dress is perfect for the warm summers in DC, as it is a lightweight material.  And the neutral pattern really gives you an opportunity to really make a statement with a bold-colored pair of shoes.

I will admittedly wait until this dress goes on sale, but it’s worth the wait!

I hope everyone has a great Wednesday and rest of the work week!


What I Want Wednesday (May 18)

Hey everyone!  Although, I really do need to slow my roll in the shopping department, there are so many cute things I want this week.  Here are some of my favorites.

Anthropologie Madras Petite Tank

I know I will be complaining pretty soon about how much I loathe the summer, but right now, after suffering 2 weeks on nonstop rain, I am really, really longing for some summer sunshine.  And nothing says summer like a madras tank!  This tank is so pretty – I love the muted colors and the cute back cutouts.

Anthropologie Vanoise Petite Dress

I remember when, a few years ago, I ran away from floral prints like they were trying to rob me!  Thankfully, I have seen the light and have come to realize how pretty floral prints can be.  This one is truly gorgeous.  I absolutely love the v-back. I really want this dress BAD, but, OF COURSE it’s sold out in my size.  I’ll keep checking back – maybe I get lucky and the restock it!

Banana Republic Print Halter Dress

Since realizing how little green I have in my closet, I am on the warpath for some green pieces to add to my wardrobe.  I love this dress – it’s a great color (green and navy) and a great print.  It also has such cute keyholes on both the front and back.  If you aren’t into green, it also comes in black and white.  But I’m only interested in the green one!  And, best of all, it’s on sale!  GET IN MY CLOSET!

Banana Republic Factory Stripe Fit-and-Flare Dress


I LOVE fit and flare dresses. So, I am totally crushing on this dress from Banana Republic Factory.

Yeah, this dress has horizontal stripes, which are supposed to be a no-no for petite gals, but Banana Republic petite clothes are cut really well.  And it’s a fit and flare dress, which will give the illusion of length!  Also, the stripes are relatively thin, which also give the illusion of length. Don’t believe me, check out this article on how petites gals can successfully incorporate stripes into our wardrobes!

I can’t wait to add this dress to my wardrobe!

Loveapella Double Surplice Sleevless Romper in Royal Blue


Even though I just bought a romper that was sent to me in Stitch Fix #7, I am still on the romper kick.  And this one is such a gorgeous color.  And the price, $39.97, is right.  So, it’s gonna have to get in my closet!

That’s all for this week.  Have a great Wednesday!