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

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Petite Fashion Friday (September 9)

Happy, Friday, everyone! I am so excited for this weekend. My kids’ first soccer games are tomorrow and I am going to meet two of my best friends on Saturday afternoon in Delaware, which is half-way in between where we live, for a mini, teeny tiny girls’ getaway. Hey, you have to fit it in when- and where ever you can!

So, as I mentioned last week, I sublimated paperwork to become a LuLaRoe Fashion Consultant, which I am super excited about.  I decided to do this in part because I love the clothing sooo much, which you will see by my outfits for this week.  (NOTE: I don’t want to bore you every Friday wearing only LuLaRoe, so not to worry, I haven’t given up on my love of clothing!)

I’m wearing the LuLaRoe Julia dress here.  I have already shown you this dress in a more dressy look, but here it is for a casual look.  I had to go furniture shopping with the hubs while their grandma was watching them, so I wanted to look cute but also be comfy.  The dress is log if you are short like me, but I actually prefer it this way!  This dress is great for work and at play!

(Sandals: Steve Madden; Belt: Mossimo Supply Co; Necklace: My kids made it!)

Here, I am wearing the LuLaRoe Irma top with a pair of buttery soft leggings in a colorful print.  You can definitely see me coming and going, peeps!  I love it.  The Irma is an oversized top that looks great with leggings, and even with a pencil skirt or skinny jeans.  I love the stone color on this one, which really brings out the light grey color in my leggings.

(Sandals: Steve Madden; Necklace: H&M)

And last but not least, here is my favorite outfit from this week!  You know I love pencil skirts, and so I put on my favorite black pencil skirt from Ann Taylor.  I just love how slimming this skirt is.  I paired this skirt with a black and white stripped crop top from Banana Republic, and a Bianka kimono from, you guessed it, LuLaRoe.  I love the black and turquoise stripes on this Bianka kimono.  Note: the Bianka kimono is a girl’s style, but if you get size 3, which is like an oversized size 10/12 girls, you have a kimono that fits the petite frame PERFECTLY!

I’m also really getting the hang of pattern mixing, folks!  I just love mixing my stripes, which really creates a nice long and lean look.  And in the spirit of mixing colors and patterns, I am wearing a pair of brown and white polka dot pumps with a teal trim.

(Shoes: Steve Madden)

Well, that’s it for this week, folks.  I hope that everyone enjoys the rest of their Friday, and has an awesome weekend.  Stay tuned for a review of my latest Stitch Fix box, which will post on Sunday!

~Mo

Petite Fashion Friday (September 2) It’s All About LuLaRoe!

Hey everyone!  I know it has been a minute, but my fmaily and I were enjoying the last few weeks of vacation and I wanted to be all-in with those last precious moments of family time before the hustle and bustle of the school year and fall sports was underway.  We had such a great time during our vacation in Myrtle Beach, and made so many fun memories.  And no one ended up in the ER this trip, so after 4 ER visits with the kids since May, this trip was #WINNING!

The kids are back to school and I am back to the grind.  And I also have some really exciting news!  You guys probably remember that since about June, I have been obsessed with LuLaRoe clothing.  I have featured a number of outfits incorporating the 30+ pieces from LuLaRoe since June.  I seriously have a problem, but what can I say?  I truly, truly love their clothing, which is bold, beautiful, comfy, versatile, and totally affordable – everything I look for in my clothing!  So, during my brief hiatus from Petite Girls Need Clothes Too, I decided that I would become a LuLaRoe fashion consultant!  I am beyond excited and truthfully haven’t been this excited about a new opportunity in quite a while!  I would be so honored if you would check out the end of this post for more information on my new adventure!

But back to the task at hand – Petite Fashion Friday!  Here are some of the outfits I have put together this week.  I’ll go ahead and warn you – they all feature LuLaRoe, but hey, these are truly some cute outfits, and I hope you guys love them as much as I do!

This is the Julia dress from LuLaRoe, which I first talked about in my Hilton Head Island vacation post.  I think I own three Julia now, and I have to say, these dresses are perfect for ALL OF US!  The dress, if you get it in your actual size, is fitted, and gently hugs your assets, without making you feel like a sausage.  Nobody wants to feel like a bratwurst!  And because the Julia is a knee-length dress (or right below the knee if you are on the shorter end of the spectrum), it works so well to wear in the office.

(Shoes: Carlos Santana; Belt: Banana Republic; Bracelet and Necklace: Charming Charlie; Earrings: Francesca’s)

This is the LuLaRoe Cassie skirt, which I know I have posted about before, as well.  I adore this skirt – it is, so far, my favorite LuLaRoe skirt because, well, pencil skirts are my JAM.  I’m sure that is obvious if you have been reading this blog for a while. This Cassie has just a gorgeous print, that can work with so many different colors. 

(Top: Loft; Bracelets: Alex & Ani; Earrings: Francesca’s)

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This is the Gracie top from LuLaRoe.  This is actually a kids style that LuLaRoe makes (it’s the kids version of the Classic Tee, which you have also seen me post about). The Gracie works really well as a casual tee, but also canne dressed up by pairing with a pencil skirt. 

(Jeans: J.Crew Factory; Shoes: Target; Belt (came with a pair of capris): Target; Necklace: Charming Charlie)

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As I said a few pictures up, pencil skirts are my go-to style for the office, but because of LuLaRoe, I also learned just how awesome pencil skirts can be for a casual look!  Isn’t this a cute casual look?!

(Top: H&M; Necklace: Loft; Shoes: Nordstrom Rack (Converse); Bracelets: Alex & Ani) 

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And last, but not least, I wore these buttery soft LuLaRoe leggings (size: OS – one size) to run.  Yeah, now that it is cooling off a tad, I have committed to get back to running.  It’s a grueling process, and I am nowhere near I was in January, but I will get back.  The LuLaRoe leggings are perfect for both casual looks AND for working out!  I especially like them for working out because they really kept me cool.  And because they are so buttery soft, I totally forgot how awful I felt running after such a long hiatus.

(Tank: Old Navy; Shoes: Brooks Adrenaline GTS 15; Sunglasses: Nike)

So, are you interested in learning more about LuLaRoe?  Please join my Facebook Group, LuLaRoe ~ Monica Vignier LuLaholics!, for more information!

HAPPY FRIDAY!!

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