Thursday, April 28, 2011

Petite Fashion Challenge #7: The Little Black Dress


"For this challenge, add a pop of colour (or two) to your little black dress to change up the look. You could add anything from an accessory to a blazer, or even nail polish."

Thank you to Jessy of Little Dust Princess for hosting this challenge!







My Outfit




I feel it necessary to dress appropriately for The Strip...so this is my classic dress for those rare occasions.


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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
PFC #6 hosted by Jess of Stylepint

Friday, April 22, 2011

AE Frayed Surplus Mini, Distressed Denim Miniskirt, & Ikat Bikini


Featured Items


ae frayed surplus mini
size oo, white
also available in green, khaki
style#: 0313-1495
after discount: $36.50 $11.96

ae distressed denim miniskirt
size oo
style#: 0315-1496
after discount: $39.50 $19.96

ae ikat triangle bikini top, size xxs, olive
also available in purple
style#: 0461-2801
after discount: $24.50 $11.96

ae ikat bikini bottom, size xxs, olive
also available in purple
style#: 0461-2802
after discount: $24.50 $11.96


Take 20% off and get free shipping with code 92447511 through April 24 on ae or aerie purchases.


Frayed Surplus Mini







This fabric feels great. My husband does not see anything wrong with it, but I feel that it flares too much at the bottom...notice the measurement difference between waist and bottom hem below. Thoughts? Keep or return?

I am also wearing the aeo braided belt and the aeo ikat scarf. This belt, along with the other one (braided leather belt) I ordered, were both returned because of their length (40.5", 41") and stiffness.

Additional Item Details:
~14" across waist
~19.5" across bottom hem
~10.25" length
100% cotton


Distressed Denim Miniskirt







For $20, this seems to be a keeper. Any decenters?.

I am also wearing the printed ruffle-front cami from Old Navy in xs.

Additional Item Details:
~14.5" across waist
~17.25" across bottom hem
~10.75" length
100% cotton


Ikat Bikini



For $12 a piece, the suit is great! I was nervous that the xxs would be too small for my bottom half (the widest part measures just under thirty-five inches), but the xxs fits great...no weird pinching of my cheeks or at the hips!

Additional Item Details:
~11.5" across waist
~6.75" top of triangle to bottom
80% nylon / 20% spandex


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Saturday, April 9, 2011

AE: Take an Extra 20% Off Clearance

American Eagle and Aerie are offering 20% off all clearance items. Use code 29482711, deal runs through Sunday, April 10. I loaded up my cart with some items to try out. $100+ always gets free shipping. American Eagle is becoming my go-to for dresses and skirts. Since my local store does not carry xxs or oo in some styles, I like to order offline and take my returns back to them. Plus, they ship super fast! I made my purchase yesterday, it will most likely arrive by Wednesday.


Inexpensive skirts




ae frayed surplus mini, purchased size oo, white
also available in green, khaki
style#: 0313-1495
after discount: $36.50 $11.96

ae distressed denim miniskirt, purchasd size oo
style#: 0315-1496
after discount: $39.50 $19.96

I love miniskirts for outdoor summer shopping and casual late nights in Vegas. I have been craving something white for the bottom-half of me, so I hope this works! :)



Trying Out Their Bathing Suits




ae ikat triangle bikini top, purchased size xxs, olive
also available in purple
style#: 0461-2801
after discount: $24.50 $11.96

ae ikat bikini bottom, purchased sizes xs & xxs, olive
also available in purple
style#: 0461-2802
after discount: $24.50 $11.96

I was disappointed with my recent Victoria's Secret bathing suit purchase. See my description on the Alterations Needed forum post What are some petite friendly swimsuits?.



Accessories




aeo braided belt, purchased size xs/s, natural
also available in pink, yellow
style#: 0423-3904
after discount: $24.50 $11.96

aeo braided leather belt, purchased size xs/s, yellow
also available in pink
style#: 0423-3879
after discount: $24.50 $11.96

aeo ikat scarf, purchased pink
also available in blue
style#: 1421-4666
after discount: $24.50 $11.96

I have been on the lookout for a white belt. I added the yellow one to hit the $100 mark...plus, it looks as if it may match my recent online Nine West hopefully-they-fit shoe purchase. Also, I am trying to add more scarves to my wardrobe. Cee is a great source, as well as Wendy's video which most of us have seen by now thanks to Liane's recent post.


Reviews by next weekend of the recent purchases! :)


Thursday, April 7, 2011

H&M Lace Crop Top


I have been seeing so many cute H&M items on bloggers, so I finally relented and made it in to an H&M. It was slightly overwhelming...I was there at 1:30 pm...gasp! That is not like me. I am a 10:00 am shopping kind of gal.

I do not know how I feel about this top. The price is great. My shopping buddy voted no. She thought it was too wide on me. Since I had already fullfilled my crop top desire twice this last month, I was not too eager to make the purchase. But now looking at the pictures, I have a soft spot for it. It would make a cute shopping shirt.

Should I go back and get it?!






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Sunday, April 3, 2011

LOFT Halter Diamond Knit Dress


Featured Item

halter diamond knit dress
size xxsp
sku #: 88975948
price: $49.50

This dress looked so cute on the rack! I was initially attracted to its vibrant indigo color (it is so much prettier in person!) and the mix of patterns. Unfortunately it did not fit me well. Even though it is petite, I did not like that it hit so close to my knees...I prefer at least two inches shorter. I also thought the side view was unflattering...too much excess fabric. The bust fit ok...I would not be worried about it slipping off. Although it did not work for me, this might be a great dress for pregnant petite women who do not mind some extra length!







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