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!


Operation Clean Out My Closet (Day 18)

March 21, by my calculations, is the last day of this 30-day challenge to clean out my closet. And it can’t come soon enough.  I am really tired of standing in that closet every morning agonizing over wearing something that hasn’t yet been worn.  It’s so much easier to just wear my old faithful pieces!  On the one hand I am glad that I am forcing myself to get it together, but man, I am mentally exhausted.  And yes, I recognize that this is total a first-world problem, but dammit, hurry up March 21!

Today, I had my heart set of wearing a dark green top that I bought from H&M last year, but this top really only looks good with a pair of shorts.  And as warm as it is outside (81 degrees on March 9 – WHAAAAA?), wearing shorts in March when I am not on vacation, or living in Florida, California, or Arizona feels wrong.  In other words, I didn’t shave my legs and wasn’t planning to.  TMI, sorry.

So, I scrapped the plans for the pretty green shirt and went back to the drawing board.  I thought a lightweight dress with leggings might be nice because I could cover up the unshaved legs but still be comfortable when I venture outside later on today.  But of course, it had to be a dress and leggings that I either haven’t ever worn, or hadn’t worn this year.  The only leggings I have are either black (and worn a lot), or this one pair of leopard print leggings that I have never worn.  Leopard print leggings it is.

I bought these grey leopard Patterned Leggings from Old Navy in 2015, but once they arrived in the mail, I never actually felt like wearing them.  I never even tried to wear them like I normally do.  I literally threw them into my bottom drawer and never gave them a second thought.  Until today.

The black shirt dress (size XSP) with a drawstring waist is also from Old Navy.  I think my mom bought this for me back in 2012 or 2013.  I’ve worn it 3 or 4 times, most recently last summer.  Even though a black dress is typically a no-no when it’s 80 degree or higher, the dress is a light enough material that it doesn’t get all sticky and gross.  I like that this dress has a drawstring waist, because otherwise, I’d look like I was wearing a burlap sack.  And when you are only 5 feet tall, that’s not a good look.  I finished off the outfit with the teal pointed ballet flats I always wear, because I didn’t want to detract from the leopard print.

I’m pretty pleased with this outfit.

BUT WILL SHE KEEP IT? Yes. All of it!