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!

37 comments:

  1. Oh that blouse is GORGEOUS and the skirt is perfect with it! If I get desperate, I am coming to knock on your door to borrow this entire outfit for my work holiday party! :D

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  2. Great way to wear that lace pencil skirt! I wore my little H&M one for my PFC post, but went with a red theme instead of green. Love it peeking out from under your coat! So chic.

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  3. ooo, I love the color of your blouse! It's such a gorgeous color...I am drooling all over my laptop right now. I like the coat as well! Great outfit. :)

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  4. Those really are beautiful pieces! I'm am dying over your coat! I have one "dressy" coat from H&M but it's pink brocade so doesn't go with everything. I love yours!

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  5. oh I love the emerald green! It's beautiful! And the lace skirt? *swoons*

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  6. I lovveee the emerald green top! I wanted to wear green but had nothing in my closet :P No worries about a missing clutch because I think your shoes, bracelets and cocktail ring more than make up for it!

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  7. I don't know why you didn't wear both pieces before. They look absolutely gorgeous on you especially the emerald green top. Great outfit as always!

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  8. Oy....you and Kelly have complementary ensembles! I loove that emerald satin halter(?) top. You should definitely break it out for more future outfits. I'm also eying that pretty corsage on your wrist and the belt around your coat : )

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  9. It seems like lace is very popular for this challenge and you pulled it off so well! Plus, I love the detail on your coat, it adds some specialness to it! Great job! =)

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  10. truly beautiful! the top fits you so well.

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  11. wow, this emerald top looks stunning on you!! i love how it pairs with the lacy skirt and the bracelet is the perfect finishing touch. simply gorgeous!

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  12. Wow, I looove this ensemble! beautiful and elegant! you'll shine in the holiday party. :)

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  13. my favorite outfit in this challenge so far! I love love love the coat! I've been trying to find some pretty coats to wear over cocktail dresses, and it's been so hard, especially for our size! Where did you purchase that coat?

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  14. Very pretty....I love the lace with the green..so festive!

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  15. what a pretty jacket and skirt! love the strappy sandals too! i have a holiday party next week and am too lazy to go buy something new, i should go dig in my closet and make something work!

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  16. I love metallic strappy heels for a holiday party.

    What brand is your jacket? Looks so fitted and lovely on you.

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  17. Love that skirt! Gorgeous on you! How do you look so tall?? Tell us your secrets! If I didn't know you, I would think you were much taller!! :)

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  18. Erin, Anytime at all! ;)

    Kelly, I loved your little red accent belt (and you wore a jacket too) hhmmm..What's that they say about great minds? Lol

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  19. Elle, I was drooling all over your gorgeous bracelet, and that coat you wore was sooo chic!!

    C&P, I bought this coat last year at White House Black Market on sale. I find their size 00 usually fits fairly well without too many costly alterations. They another coat this year that's very similar, but it actually comes with a special belt (I just added my JCrew for a more festive touch ;)

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  20. N, Thank you. You were so creative with your post (I tend to be an "in-the-box" thinker) so I really enjoy seeing other ideas and insights like yours.

    Cee, I have to say that I absolutly loved everything about your outfit! You looked beautiful. I hope you wear that outfit to a party this year, it was so elegant!

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  21. Sydney, Our family doesn't usually dress up quite that much for the holidays (but I may have to make an exception this year ;) Your dress was stunning by the way. So simple and elegant, I really loved it!

    Jean, I told Kelly great minds think alike ;) I do need to wear this top more often. I'll have to think of ways to casual it down so that I get more wear out of it. I'm so in love with that dress you wore for the challenge. The pattern and material is so luxe, incredibly distinctive!

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  22. Jess, I still can't get over how glamerous you looked in this challenge, I totally loved it!

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  23. Em, Thanks, I saw your post with the gray sheath dress, it was such a versatile piece and fit you so well. I'm like you, who cares what size the tag says! Lol

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  24. Sahara, Thank you, we missed you on this challenge. You always combine your outfits with so much visual interest!

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  25. You look amazing as always! I especially LOVE that coat! Wish I can find something that fits me as nicely. I really like the touch of lace peeking out from underneath the coat too... so lovely!

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  26. I agree with Liane...love the hint of lace when you have the coat on!

    The top looks gorgeous on you! Great color!

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  27. Olyvia, Thanks, I noticed we both wore very similar colors ;) I bought this coat at White House Black Market last year in a 00. They have one very similar this year and it's really pretty!

    Tara, Thank you. I'm looking forward to seeing your B'day outfit this weekend!

    Ping, With all of the beautiful dresses I've seen on you I'm sure you have the perfect outfit to wear to your party!...Ooh, how about that lace medallion dress from free people? Very festive! (and so pretty ;)

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  28. Aubrey, I love strappy sandals too, but they sure are cold! (I guess we have to suffer a bit for fashion right? ;) I bought the jacket at White House Black Market last year, but they have another this year that's very similar.

    Really Petite, Lol!! I was actually just now standing in front of the mirror mentally willing myself to be taller! (I know, I'm crazy) but you knew that already! ;)

    Liane, Thank you, I have to say that I really loved the color combination you used for the challenge and the flower pin really added so much visual interest!

    Michelle, Your post for this challenge cracked me up! Guys are like that right?! Lol

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  29. Emerald green is one of my favorite jewel-tone colors. The green is very flattering on you. I also like the coat. The length is so perfect on you!

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  30. Thank you Sydney, I've really been enjoying your 30 for 30 challenge. your mixing your colors and patterns so well!!

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  31. I love your coat. I also love the use of the green top with the lace skirt. I cannot believe you are only 5'1". You always look so tall in your photos. and I totally need those shoes, they match my dress for my PFC.

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  32. Kerry, Thank you. I was very impressed with the dress you made for the PFC challenge!! Your dress was beautiful, such talent!!

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  33. I LOVE the coat...it adds such a chic touch to your whole outfit!! xo

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  34. Thanks Frankie! Adds warmth too ;) hee

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  35. What a beautiful and cheerful holiday outfit. Both the blouse and the skirt are so pretty and your belted coat is fancy, the perfect topper. I have a similar top to yours in a luscious silk emerald green from Banana Republic.

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