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LOFT Jacquard Skirt: So Good, I Needed Two…

Skirt: LOFT Shimmery Jacquard Skirt, size 00P Top: H&M T-shirt, size XS Shoes: {Black} Cole Haan Genevieve Pump, size 5 {Gray} Cole Haan Carma Pump, size 5 (similar) Necklaces: Pearls (similar) and Jet beads (similar) Handbag: Chanel Lambskin East/West Remember this conversation about buying in multiples? Well, I love this skirt so freakin’ much, not only did I buy both colors…but I actually bought both colors twice! Let me explain… First…

Review: LOFT Petite Silk Tiered and Metallic Slub Jacquard Skirts

Summer has me looking for some more fun skirts to wear while running around in the heat, so I picked two up that seemed interesting from LOFT. First up, the Silk Tiered Skirt in size Petite 00: LOFT Silk Tiered Skirt in size petite 00 This one was interesting in theory, but didn’t quite work in practice. The good: This skirt is 100% silk and a very pretty dusty rose color. The tiered design is interesting and pretty. The bad: The waist was a…

Brand that Sometimes Runs Small: Banana Republic Petites

My closet would be in a sad state if it weren’t for the Banana Republic Petites line. While not everything works, I find a few gems here and there. The BR aesthetic is pretty close to my person style, so it has been a great resource for me. The petite XS and petite 00 items either fit just right, or seem to be about 1 size too big. Here is a rundown of what the fit has been for me so far: Tops/Blouses: I put the tops in 3 categories: silky,…

Skirts and Stripes

For fans of the silk Equipment Brett blouse from this post, here’s an option from Bebe at over half the price and more sizing options. I love this color way, because the airy fabric makes it spring and summer appropriate, while the colors will be absolutely perfect for fall. For those who find Equipment size xs to be a little too roomy, the Bebe size xxs is cut slimmer, but with similar shoulder and length measurements. :: photo credits – Mr….

Wide Stripes and Tips for Risky Shopping

A few months ago, some friends came into town and we spent a relaxing afternoon having drinks and conversation sitting underneath the most amazing striped awning. I just found the picture I took of it on my phone and seeing it again made me feel happy and eager for summer. All of a sudden, I was obsessed with wide stripes and the urge to wear them. Commonly called “rugby stripes”, and sometimes called “awning stripes” (although it’s my…

Miss Wu

Full skirts are one of my favorite things in the world. Before I had even the slightest interest in clothes, I recall seeing a photo of Dior’s “New Look”. I remember admiring how beautiful it was and how I wished I were one of the women who had been lucky enough to wear it. For a very long time I thought full skirts were something that didn’t suit my figure (mostly because I grew up feeling embarrassed of my legs, and full skirts

Perspective

A trait of being uniquely short or tall is the thoughtfulness that occurs when we must ponder what can be seen of us from the average-heighted perspective. As a “short”, I am uniquely aware if I’ve made it too easy to peer down the front of my shirt, for example. Being short, I also consider how my clothing choices look to people at an average height perspective. Take for example, the midi-skirt. I mentioned before that I’ve been eyeing longer…

Adventures in Alterations: Slimming a Skirt

When I first thought about altering this LOFT skirt, I tinkered with the ideas of shortening it, slimming the sides, or even getting the waist taken in so it sat higher on my waist. I wasn’t quite sure what it needed, but I liked the skirt enough to see what my tailor could do. Here is the skirt before alterations: See it altered after the jump. I told my tailor all my ideas about the skirt, and she quickly said, “No, no, no. It needs to be…

Review – Gap Broken-In Skimmers

As mentioned in last week’s Petite Fashion Challenge post, my newest mission is to find non-jean casual pants. I live in denim, and even then, I only own about 3 different styles, with multiples of the styles I really like (like those darn bootcut Paige jeans you see me in almost every day in the Week in Outfits posts. I own more than one pair, I swear!). Even I’m getting bored with my lack of options, which means I’m sure you are too. I…

LA Sample Sales: Paige and Frankie B.

I just found listings for two sample sales happening today in Los Angeles! Paige Premium Denim size 24 jeans generally run small in the thigh, and even make a petite length in some styles. Label: Paige Premium Denim Deal: Sample sale, featuring variety of styles, washes and sizes at $50When/Where: Friday, December 12, 9am-3pm, 127 East 9th Street, Suite 209, Downtown Frankie B. Jeans make size 23 (very rare!) and I’ve also heard this jean runs…