Tuesday, March 29, 2011

Daytrip Crochet Crop Top & Nina Animal Print Booties

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nina "yaneli" ankle boots similar here
size 7m
product code: ZTRDA1549473
price: $109 $32.70

daytrip top, found at Buckle
size xs
product code:
price: $32

Two recent purchases were inspired by bloggers Ping of All About Fashion Stuff and Chloe of the chloe conspiracy. I fell in love with cream see-through tops when Ping wore this outfit. And, thanks to Chloe, I have been craving statement shoes. Check out her fun shoe collection here. Thank you ladies!! :)

I have not actually worn this outfit out...just for the pictures because I was excited about both purchases. Does it even look right together? I was all ready to wear it for dinner the other night, but then chickened out. The light top seemed out of place with all the other dark items. Am I over-analyzing?

One More Pic...

The Top

Have you ever been to a Buckle store? It was my first time the other week when my shopping buddy wanted to go there for jeans. It reminded me a bit of a Pacific Sunwear (excuse me, PacSun...but I still prefer its former name). There were a lot of flashy junior-ish looking tops in the front, but towards the back were logo-less tops and cardigans. I will not make Buckle a must see on every shopping trip to the Fashion Show Mall, but I might stop in from time to time.

Additional Item Details:
~20.5" top of shoulder to bottom
~18" waist
100% acrylic

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Thursday, March 24, 2011

Petite Fashion Challenge #6: Dress Up Your Basics

"For this challenge, start off with a jeans and tee basic look (it can be any style or color) and dress it up to show off your personal style with accessories, jewelry, and whatever you’d like to add."

Thank you to Jess of Stylepint for hosting this challenge!

My Outfit

Items Still Available

daytrip crochet top in oatmeal, found at Buckle
size xs
product code: #6948360600
price: $32

old navy, women's perfect v-neck tees in heather charcoal
size xs (petite sizing available online)
product code: #634295
price: $8.50

judith jack round pendant convertible necklace

judith jack hinged bangle

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PFC #1 hosted by Jean @ Extra Petite
PFC #2 hosted by Kelly @ Alterations Needed
PFC #3 hosted by Sydney @ Petite Little Girl
PFC #4 hosted by Elaine @ Curls and Pearls
PFC #5 hosted by Cynthia @ Shorty Stories

Monday, March 14, 2011

Co9: A Traveling Boutique

I was delighted to have stumbled upon a traveling boutique, Co9, while at my hair appointment recently. I wish, wish, wish I had my camera with me to show you the pretty clothes! I did not want to stay long (my husband drove me to my 2.5 hour appointment, during which time he worked on some programming in a coffee shop that turned into kid central!), but I was able to quickly find a fun dress. I thought for sure that it was around $50, so I was relieved when the price tag read $32.

Since I was unable to browse and chat for long, I emailed the ladies, Tammy, Tessie, and Xin of Co9 to find out more about their company. The ladies have just recently started their traveling boutique (which I think is a genius idea!). Basically, they hand select quality items at affordable prices to sell, and travel to various cities for a short stint. Vegas was their third event, proceeding Hawaii and Arizona. More recently, the ladies held a trunk show in Costa Mesa. Up next will be events in Pasadena, San Diego, and Hawaii. Part of what drives the location decision is customer feedback, so email your requests to info@shopCo9.com. Sign up for their email list here if you are interested in receiving updates about upcoming shows.

Co9 offers a range of pieces that work for petite to larger sizes. Here is a statement from Tammy that the xxs petite community would be interested in hearing:

"I often have a hard time finding clothes that fit well...Many of the company owners are Asian so their clothes tend to be on the smaller side."

The Dress

black/white zipper front dress
size xs
price: $32

Tammy of Co9 informed me that Cocolove is a new line (2010) by Daniel Song. His pieces can be found at select stores and boutiques in Los Angeles.

The dress is flowy, but still flirty because of the amazing full-frontal zipper!! :) I am in love with that darn thing! :p The pattern is so fun, I only wish I had better shoes to pair it with...I grabbed my work heels for the pictures. Any suggestions?

Additional Item Details:
~10.25" at empire waist
~34" from top of strap to bottom
100% polyester
hand wash

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