Petite Fashion Friday (September 16)

Happy Friday, ya’ll.  I hope everyone has had a great week!  I am still basking in the joy of having been able to meet two of my best girlfriends up in Delaware for a girls mini one-night getaway!  Since they live in New York and I live in the DC area, Delaware is the half way point for us.  With our busy schedules filled with work, kids, and, well, LIFE, we only get to see each other a few times a year.  And to make it easier on us all, we will meet up in Delaware to catch up, sit by the pool, get tattoos (!), go out for dinner/drinks, TALK, LAUGH, and then pretend that we can stay up late when in fact we pass out by midnight.  Fun times!

Getting our ‘Roe on!

But back to reality!  Fortunately, I felt pretty inspired with my outfit choices this week.  Yeah, I have on lots of LuLaRoe, but I can’t help it if LuLaRoe is an excellent compliment to what I already have in my closet!

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On Saturday, while I was driving to meet the girls, my Wolverines played. Saturdays mean I have to represent and wear Maize and Blue!  Fortunately, I found a pair of maize and blue LuLaRoe leggings to wear on the drive – comfy and full of team spirit!

(Top: H&M; Shoes: Banana Republic; Necklace: Charming Charlie)

img_3820-1I work from home several days a week, and I’ll be honest, it’s hard to motivate myself to do more than keep on my pajamas all day!  I’m lucky if I can muster up the strength to shower!  Sorry, but that’s the truth.  But, I will say, since submitting paperwork to LuLaRoe, I have focused a bit more on looking presentable on the days when I am at home. And that’s a win in my book.

I still like to be comfy, though, when I telework, so I found the perfect LBD in my closet from H&M that still had the tags on.  I didn’t even know it was in there. So, it felt like Christmas getting dressed that morning!

 

(Cardigan: LuLaRoe Sarah Cardigan; Shoes: Banana Republic; Necklace: Charming Charlie)

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On another day that I worked from home, I decided to do a little less dressy than the LBD day.  Also, one of the LuLaRoe consultants on my team had to take her 3 year old daughter for her third open heart surgery, so we all decided to wear red in support.  Of course, red isn’t a color I have a great deal of, given my dislike of Ohio State and anything red and gray, so it was hard to find something to wear. Fortunately, I found a sorta red LuLaRoe Randy tee.  As I understand it, my teammate’s daughter is resting and recovering!

(Shorts: Old Navy; Shoes: Tommy Hilfiger)

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And, finally, today’s outfit had to be yellow/gold because September is Childhood Cancer Awareness Month, and every Friday at my kids’ school, they #gogold to spread the word.  There’s not a lot of yellow or gold in my closet, either, so this proved to be a challenge. But, this beautiful yellow pleated skirt from Banana Republic did the trick!

(Top: LuLaRoe Classic T; Shoes: Carlos Santana; Necklace: H&M)

Also, stay tuned for another Trunk CluB review, which should be coming your way early next week!

I hope everyone has a fabulous Friday and weekend!

~Mo

Petite Fashion Friday (August 5)

What the hell? It’s already August?!  Where has the summer gone?  Not that I am complaining. Fall will be here before you know it, and I’ll be dancing the happy dance!  Fall has been my favorite season ever since I left home for college and was able to actually experience the seasons!!

img_2814For a cute business casual look this week, I opted the Loft Striped Ottoman Wrap Skirt (XXS) in Forever Navy, which I bought a few days ago.  I love this skirt because it’s an interesting take on the pencil skirt in my wardrobe.  I love the faux-wrap look in the front. And I really love navy with yellow, so I paired this skirt with a yellow blouse (size XS) from H&M and blue animal print Carlos Santana heels.  And how can I forget about the necklace I am wearing, the Kate Spade New York Set in Stone Reversible Pendant Necklace (similar here).

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I love it.  I found it at Nordstrom Rack for only $15, so yeah, buying it was totally a no-brainer!  It’s hard to find anything Kate Spade for this price, especially something so cute.

This outfit features another pair of buttery soft #LuLaRoe leggings. I bought these in a surprise bundle, so I wasn’t sure what I would get, and, let me tell you, I was in love with these right away. You guys know I love bold bright colors, and these fit that bill to a T.

On this day, I wanted to keep it fairly simple, since the leggings were the star of this show, so I put on a black tank top – I even let the bra straps show because they matched the leggings.  That’s called coordination like a BOSS!  To complete the look, I put on a pair of fuchsia thong sandals from H&M and gold accessories.

Another casual outfit this week featured one of my favorite summer tanks from H&M (size XS).  I really love the pink, cream, and turquoise floral print on this tank, which I can wear around the house or even to the office with a pencil skirt.  I paired this tank with a pair of beige shorts from Old Navy (size 0), and gold leather flip flops from Banana Republic. And yeah, because I love that Kate Spade necklace so much, I wore it again!

And, probably my favorite outfit this past week is this beauty right here. My hubs and I were able to squeeze in a long-overdue date night this week!  YESSSS! It’s sometimes easy to forget how nice it is to enjoy a meal where I don’t feel the need to rush (or tell anyone to STHU)!

But, I have to say, I actually find it hardest to get dressed for a date night.  Yeah, I have tons of clothes, but date nights always stress me out where getting dressed is concerned.  I put on and took off at least 5 outfits before deciding on this one.  I really hate that feeling of “I have nothing to wear,” especially when I know damn well that I have plenty to wear.  But sometimes, as I stand in my closet and stare at all of my beautiful clothes, I simply don’t know where to start.  Fortunately, this date night gave me a good excuse to put the Loft Striped Lace Riviera Short (size 00) in Light Tangerine into the immediate rotation.  I bought them on a shopping trip with my daughter only a few days before.

Despite the fact that my husband’s first comment when he saw this was “eww you’re wearing Gators colors,” I really LOVE this outfit.  First, in response to the hubs, the shorts aren’t orange they are tangerine, so no Gators colors in sight! This tangerine is definitely a new color for my wardrobe, which is exciting! Second, the shorts are just the right length for me – not too long and not too short. And the shorts pair really well with one of my fave Stitch Fix finds, the 19 Cooper Cathleen Split Neck Tulip Sleeve Blouse in Cobalt.  I finished this outfit off with a gold belt from Target, the Bancroft Powell Leather Detail Bangle Set – Yellow from Stitch Fix #2, the Ali Chevron Stacked Pendant Necklace from Francesca’s that my 6 year old daughter picked out (she has great taste!), and tiger-print heels from Carlos Santana.

And, in case you were wondering, the hubs and I had a great night out.img_2811

Happy Friday and have a great weekend, everyone!

~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 (July 22)

Happy Friday, everyone.  Another week has flown by.  This week has been so hot, with even more sweltering temperatures (100+) on the horizon over the weekend.  Sometimes I feel like I still live in Arizona – but at least in Arizona, AKA “it’s the dry heat,” I could keep my hair from the frizz, even when it was 115. Here in the DMV, not so much, as you can see in all of my summertime posts thus far!  Frizz City, sweetheart!!  Anywho, I digress.  Here’s a few outfits I put together this week:
As I am sure I have already mentioned, my oldest 2 kids are on our country club’s summer swim team, which means early a.m. swim meets on Saturdays through the end of July.  And it is really unbearably hot by around 10:00 a.m. on those days, so for last week’s swim meet, I picked out a fun, yet cool outfit to wear.  I dug out a pink skirt from Old Navy that I have never worn, and paired it with a grey and pink tank, also from Old Navy. And to set it off, I wore the grey and bronze necklace from H&M that I’ve worn a bunch of times in the last few weeks and a pair of gold leather flip flops from Banana Republic.  Perhaps that was a little much for a swim meet, but who cares?

One of my favorite outfits this week was the Ruffle Drawstring Romper from Loft that my sister over at Miles, Moms, and Mishaps bought for me.  She also has one, too, which you can see here!  I love the neon coral hue on this romper, and really, this is just a cute, fun romper than I can dress up or down depending on my mood.  On this day, I put on a gold skinny belt (I tied the drawstring that’s on the romper around the belt since I couldn’t hide it) and a pair of sandals from Target.  This was a perfect outfit for shopping!

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This outfit here was a bit risky for me, in that I wore a pair of super short shorts.Way shorter than I normally feel comfortable wearing.  But I bought these floral print Joie shorts from Nordstrom Rack 2 or so years ago and have never worn them, so I wanted to give them a try.

Since the shorts are so short, I needed to wear a less “scandalous” top, so I picked out a navy blue 3/4 length shirt from Old Navy.  And wore the pair of sandals from Target again.

 

 

 

img_2437My 6 year old daughter took this picture of my outfit. Thus, the grainy, fuzzy, crooked image.  Oh well. The hubs and I decided to take the kids for some tapas at one of my favorite tapas restaurants in the DC area – La Tasca.  It was sooo good. I love that my kids eat anything and everything. Although their sophisticated palates can get expensive. Pardon the #humblebrag!  LOL.

Anyway, I am wearing a wine-colored shift dress from Banana Republic.  I have always loved this dress, mostly because it has pockets. Can’t go wrong with a dress that has pockets in my opinion.  I paired the dress with a pair of chrome gladiator sandals because I wanted to be comfy if I had to chase one of my kids.  With those crazies, you really have to be ready for all contingencies.  And I am wearing silver jewelry to complete the look.

img_2672This last outfit is what I am wearing right now – it’s super comfy and casual, which is perfect for a sweltering day working from home!  The cream tank top is from Old Navy, as is the olive green and cream striped skirt.  And I am wearing a pair of copper wedge sandals to finish the look.

And that is all for this Friday’s edition of Petite Fashion Friday!  I hope everyone enjoys their day and has a fabulous weekend!

~Mo

 

Petite Fashion Friday (July 15)

Hi everyone!  This week has really flown by.  I am still not able to understand how the summer (at least for the kiddos) is almost half over).  School will be back in session before I know it.  But, in a way, that’s a good thing, because this summer has been particularly busy.  And extremely hot.  Yesterday it was like 98 degrees.  I felt so bad for my kids, who were suffering through soccer practice in that hot muggy heat, whilst I enjoyed the A/C in my car.  #badmom

Enough of my whining though.  This week I want to share a few work outfits and a few play outfits.  Please excuse my “summer hair,” AKA my “I am not going to even bother flat ironing until September hair!

Office Attire:

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I am really loving this outfit for a “casual summer” office look – it really looks and feels sooo summery.  The skirt (size 0P) is from Loft, maybe 2-3 years ago.  I picked it out today because I wanted to do something a little different than my normal pencil skirt uniform.  Yeah, the skirt is a tad roomy, but with the white blouse (size XXSP), also from Loft, tucked in, everything fits very nicely. To complete the look, I wore a pair of wine-colored heels from BCBG and a grey and bronze necklace from H&M that I absolutely adore!

img_2217I also really love this outfit i wore to the office.  Yes, it is a navy blue pencil skirt (Loft, size 0P) paired with a sleeveless blouse (Halogen, size XSP, from Trunk #2 Part 2), but since it is casual summer for the office until September, I went a little crazy with my shoes to make this work “uniform” a bit more interesting.  The belt is a gold sparkly belt that I bought from Target 4 or 5 years ago, and the blur and white plaid shoes are from Nordstrom Rack.  

 

 

 

Casual Attire:

On this day, I wore #LuLaRoe #Leggings right into the rotation. These are OS (one size), which, while comfy, are a tad big for this petite gal.  It may be TMI, but they are a tad roomy in the crotch area, and I had to pull them up way above my waist (that the bump to the right of this picture pulled the leggings up to). So, I will probably stick to the tween size for leggings.  The fit much better.

But, fit aside, you can’t really beat this print, blue and yellow, with a few red accents as well (which, sadly, are mostly on the back of these leggings).  And to bring out the red (and to really get into color wheel dressing), I wore a red tank top from Old Navy and gold leather flip flops from Banana Republic.  This really was a great outfit to wear on a day when I had to take my kids to morning swim practice, camps, and then soccer practice in the afternoon.

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And here is another outfit feature something from #LuLaRoe!  This is the #ClassicTee (size XXS).  I love these tees because they are comfy and soooo soft. And yes, they are a oversized, but there are so many fun ways to tie these tees.  This classic tee was a must-buy because of my favorite colors – maize and blue – GO MICHIGAN!)!  i PAIRED THIS TEE WITH A PAIR OF J.Crew Factory skinny jeans, beige thong sandals from Nine West, and a bauble necklace in yellow, teal, and purple from Charming Charlie.  This was the perfect outfit for a day outside with the kids.

 

 

And that is it for this week!  I hope everyone has a safe and happy weekend!!

~Mo

 

 

Petite Fashion Friday (July 1)

I can’t believe it’s already July!  Just a short post this week, as I am on my way to the beach with the fam to enjoy the holiday weekend. And let me tell you – packing for this trip was a real pain in the arse. Now that the summer is in full swing, and I’m looking for cute warm-weather outfits, I’m experiencing that dreaded “I have nothing to wear!” No matter how many purchases I make, when it’s time to get dressed lately, I just don’t like anything in my wardrobe. Which is totally ridiculous as much as I shop. Anywho, here are a few outfits from this week. 

Sunday

As I rummaged through my summer clothing drawer, toward the bottom I found these never-been-worn J.Crew Factory 3″ Printed Boardwalk Pull-On Short (size 00, similar here).  I bought these back in March 2016, so I’m not sure how I could have forgotten about them already. But in any event, I’m so glad re-discovered these pretty shorts. And they’re so comfy. I totally love pull-on shorts! 

Since the print on these shorts has a bit of orange in it, so I picked out a coral tee is from Loft (size XXSP) to give this outfit a pop of color. And to finish the look off, I wore beige thong sandals from Nine West (size 6.5) and a grey and bronze statement necklace from H&M

Monday

On Monday, I had to go into the office, and was trying very hard to avoid picking out one of my old faithful summer pencil skirts, and I was simply feeling really uninspired. But I rallied, and came up with this outfit. 

This navy bell skirt is from Banana Republic (size 0P) and I paired it with a navy and white striped tank from J.Crew Factory (size XS)  But I get really cold on the train and in my office, so I picked out a cardigan that would bring a much needed pop of color to this otherwise monochromatic look. The mustard cardigan is from Mossimo (Target) and the shoes are Carlos by Carlos Santana (size 6.5). And to complete the look, I put on a gold beaded necklace and gold bangles. 

And that’s all for this week. Yes, I did get dressed Tuesday through Friday, but I was too lazy to take pictures of what I wore the rest of the week. My bad. Next week, I’ll do better (and will have some beach vacation looks to share with you)!  Have a great weekend and Happy 4th!

~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 – 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

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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