Weekend Guide – 7/1/11


Happy 4th of July weekend US readers!

Ann Taylor – 40% off everything this weekend and free shipping on $150 or more. My pick, this linen/cotton pencil skirt that fits me right off the rack in size 00P. More on this little skirt soon. See Ann Taylor reviews on Fit Review.

LOFT – 40% off everything with code SHOP40 and free shipping on $125 or more. I saw this cute nautical stripe scarf all over the mannequins last time I was in a store, and now I’m thinking about picking it up. See LOFT reviews on Fit Review.

Banana Republic – 40% off all women’s sale items and 30% off all men’s sale items with code BRSTARS. My pick, this pointelle wrap sweater vest. See Banana Republic reviews on Fit Review.

Banana Republic Factory (Outlet) – 50% off the entire store, and an extra 15% off with this coupon.

LOFT Outlet – Up to 50% off select items, and an extra 20% off already reduced merchandise with this coupon.

Theory Outlet – 25% off.

Cole Haan Outlet - 30% off your entire purchase.

Amrita Singh – 40% off site-wide with code 4JULY11

Ebates – Don’t forget to use Ebates to earn cash back on your online purchase. Sign up through my referral link and we both get $5 after your first purchase. ;)


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What to wear when it’s really, really, hot outside.


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  • Reply July 1, 2011


    Kelly!  I just got done reading YES AND YES, and have been following your blog (and other fellow petite blogs) for a week.  It is so refreshing to “meet” other women who understand the challenges of living in an average size world.  

    Interestingly enough, the insight has become especially handy after becoming a mom.  I make sure that my children always have access to things at their height… small chairs where their feet can sit flatly on the ground, coat hooks at arm’s reach and a small bench to put their shoes on, toy shelves at eye level or lower, small table and chair for eating, etc.

    I am so happy to find this community!  Since you have shared so many of your experiences, I will share one of my stories with you.  I was at a restaurant one day eating with my two kids (3 years old and 1 year old) sans husband.  I was dressed casually because it was a hot summer day.  I glanced around the restaurant, and noticed a gentlemen  who kept looking at me.  I wondered what he was thinking, but then quickly became preoccupied with making sure my kids were eating the food we just spent $20 on.  As we finished and began cleaning up to leave, I noticed that  he was leaving as well.  When we got outside, he came up to me and said, “you are too young to have all those kids”.  A little aghast at his comment, but understanding how he could see me as young, I collected myself and kindly said, “thank you, but I am 35 years old”.   I got the kids into the car, glancing over to see that we was a bit dumbfounded, and drove off.  The life of a petite mom…

    height:  5′ 0″
    weight:  105 lbs
    proud mom to Maleko and Kaia

    • Reply July 1, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Hi Cristina! Thank you for sharing your experience! Us short women sure do have some strange things happen to us, don’t we? LOL.

      I’m pretty far off from being a mom myself, but I can only imagine what it must be like as such a petite woman. My 4’10” mom has confessed to looking pretty much like a beach ball with limbs when pregnant, and another very petite woman I know got harassed on the street for being a “teenage mom” at the ripe age of 30. I love how being a short woman has given you perspective that you use to bring items down to your kids level…I never thought about that.

      Thank you again for your comment, and have a great weekend!

  • Reply July 2, 2011


    What is ebates?

    • Reply July 3, 2011

      Alterations Needed

      Hi Skim1291! Ebates is an online service that pays you cash back on the online purchases you make. After signing up with ebates, you can click through ebates to a retailer site before making an online purchase. Their link records how much you spent, and pays you back a small percentage of your purchase. Most retailers will only give 3%-5% back, but every little bit counts!

      There are a few similar services, like Lucky Rewards (http://rewards.luckymag.com) and Mr. Rebates (http://www.mrrebates.com/).

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