Monday, December 20, 2010

Winter Wear

I took these pictures on the run so they're horribly fuzzy......oops! 
This one is better.  Happy Christmas week dear blogger friends!!

Everything here is old....

Gap wide leg tweed trousers 0 (altered)
Gap plaid ruffle front blouse xsp
Ann Taylor Loft Faux wrap sweater xxsp
Forever 21 Cream sweater vest xs
Forever 21 Gray fingerless gloves
Ann Taylor Outlet necklace
Target Gray Beret
Bandolino Boots 6

Saturday, December 18, 2010

Viva La eBay!

I am an eBay addict.  I admit it without shame.  Where else am I going to find an amazing H&M skirt, a festive White House Black Market shell, the perfect Banana Republic cropped cardi, a versatile Loft jacket, and perfect layering bodysuit, all at very affordable prices!
The most expensive thing I have on here is the Vera Wang jewelry purchased from Kohls (with coupons of course). 

My search for the perfect pair of gray suede booties continues.  What do you guys think of these?  I found them online at the F21 website (check them out here).  Surprisingly they were offered in size 5.5 so I took the plunge.

Wednesday, December 15, 2010

Coffee Time

I had a little free time Monday night, so I sat down with the laptop to respond to comments and catch up on all of your very lovely blogs. I logged into Petite Early Morning Style, and as I reached for the chocolate hazelnut biscotti I had been jonesing for all day, I accidentally brushed against the freshly brewed Caramel Machiato at my elbow and a computer / coffee incident ensued.

Needless to say, the screen went black and after frantically hopping around the room shaking the computer over my head for a bit, I finally came to my senses and laid the laptop open and flat to dry.

As you can see, here I am, and all is well ;)  I love happy endings don't you?

Sunday, December 12, 2010

Review Ann Taylor Loft Petite Moody Leaves Ruffle Shell

Oh, it's so good to post again!  Life is insane here as I'm sure it is for all of you guys too!  (fun insane of course).  Finally getting a chance to review the petite moody leaves ruffle shell like I promised.  This poor little neglected blouse arrived over two weeks ago and I just pulled it out of the plastic today!
I love the color of this blouse, the fit is good and the ruffles down the front adds lots of visual interest.  I wouldn't mind it 1/2 inch shorter but the length isn't bad at all.

Btw, did you guys notice that I'm wearing the Ladie Open Toe Suede Booties from the Loft?  Sadly, they didn't have them in 5 1/2 anymore and I think these look just the tiniest bit too big.  The strap across the front keeps them from slipping though and they're quite comfortable.

Here's an extra outfit pic.  I was running out the door yesterday but took a couple of seconds to snap a picture.  You guys are aware of my penchant to layer dresses and skirts, so that's what I did here for added warmth ;)
I hope all of you are getting to spend lots of time with friends and family!!

1st Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor Loft Petite Striped Cardigan with Bow and Brooch detail xxsp(Also worn here by Annie and Tara)
Ann Taylor Loft Petite Moody Leaves Ruffle Shell 00p
Old Navy Boyfriend Weekender Jeans 0
Ann Taylor Loft Ladie Open Toe Suede Booties 6
Ann Taylor Loft Gray Bauble Ring (no longer available online)

2nd Outfit Details:
Ann Taylor Loft Faux Wrap Sweater Dress sp
Ann Taylor Loft Midnight Blur Ruflle Dress 00 (no longer available online)
Michael Kors Outle Short Wrap Coat (similar here)
Madden Girl Rhiana Booties 5.5
Ann Taylor Outlet Ring 6 (similar here)
Premier Chain Link Necklace (similar here)
Fossil Outlet Watch (similar here)

Thursday, December 2, 2010

Petite Fashion Challenge # 4

Welcome to Petite Fashion Challenge # 4!  This challenge is being hosted by the beautiful Curls and Pearls. 

The challenge:

Create a holiday party look using festive colours and/or holiday pieces without looking like a greeting card.
For this challenge I dug my lace pencil skirt out of the back of my closet (tags still attached) and added an emerald green satin blouse (also in the back of the closet and never worn).
This challenge really helped me utilize some beautiful pieces that have been sitting in the back of my closet.  I added a topper coat, but didn't have the perfect clutch to finish the look.
I can't wait to see everybody else's holiday outfits!