Monday, October 31, 2011

LOFT Modern Slim Leg Corduroy Pants


modern slim leg corduroy pants, oop
style #265932   my price: $59.50 $30.34

h.i.p. (Nordstrom) top / J. Crew belt / Ann Taylor heels / Louis Vuitton saleya damier azur purse and charm / Grandmother's necklaces and ring / Banana Republic bracelet


Approximate measurements: 13.75" waist, 29" inseam


So here is my first at-home attempt. I do not think the ankles look right with these heels. Bummer!


I used a few items from my grandmother's jewelry box.


My grandmother's ring is very dangerous! Maybe this was her version of brass knuckles! :p

Styled For Work



LOFT top / Anthropologie bracelets / Bronx oxfords

For school I tried the pants cuffed with flats. I decided not to sport the ring...we have a no tolerance policy on weapons. :p So, how did they hold up at work? Great! These were so comfortable! They did not sag or make too much of that notorious corduroy swooshing noise. I definitely recommend these for casual pants!!

Fitting Room Pics







Any other styling tips for these cords?

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Saturday, October 29, 2011

LOFT Wool Pencil Skirt w/Ribbon Waistband & Short Sleeve Lace Trim Pullover


Wool Pencil Skirt With Ribbon Waistband, oop
style #265914   full price: $69.50

Short Sleeve Lace Trim Pullover, xxsp
style #265290   current sale price: $39.99


You may remember this skirt from last season. I had purchased it, but then returned it because I thought it was too curve-hugging for my workplace. This version does not seem as snug...unless I got smaller! It is currently unavailable online.


The top is a definite no for teaching. I cannot wear sheer items even with camisoles underneath.


The ribbon waistband hits just above my navel. The skirt is fully lined and is a great length for work. Overall, I thought the fit was nice. The drawback? It is not machine washable. I am trying to stay away from "dry clean only" products.

Did anyone find anything at LOFT this weekend?

I did end up leaving with one thing...dark pink corduroy pants! The sales associate was even nice enough to give me my 15% teacher discount in addition to the 40% deal! Like the skirt, this item is currently not available online. I do plan on creating a post for these this week, but here is a preview of the fit...


modern straight corduroy pants, oop
style #265932   my price: $59.50 $30.34

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Friday, October 28, 2011

Banana Republic Shrunken Cable-Knit Sweater

I had today off so I decided to visit Ann Taylor and Banana Republic. AT was offering 50% off of all sale items and Banana was 40% off the entire store (I was told the promotion lasts until Sunday). I did not make any purchases for myself at Banana, but wanted to share with you the shrunken cable-knit sweater.


shrunken cable-knit sweater, xs in cream
style #858966   full price: $59.50


I thought this sweater looked promising in a regular xs. The short fit is great. I also love the sleeve length. I could feel the slightest bit of roominess in the armpits. Sadly, the waistline creates a little poof.


But then I see this view and it does not look so bad!


Nevermind...this shot clears up all my doubts! It would be annoying having to keep pulling the sweater down all the time. Beware of thick-banded waistlines!


Hope everyone enjoys their weekend! :)

Tuesday, October 25, 2011

Petite Fashion Challenge #11: Vacation Vogue


"Put together an outfit made for sightseeing. It should be one that will be comfortable for walking around in and can last you from the early morning until dinner and drinks in the evening. Plus, you're on vacation, so you'd better make sure you look good in photos, which you'll have for years to come. You can choose just one outfit but vary it by adding or taking off layers or accessories to take you from the a.m. to the p.m. and make one outfit easier to last through the day."

Thank you to Ski Petite for hosting this challenge!



Free People tee and belt / LOFT jeggings
Romeo & Juliet Couture Shawl Cardigan Vest c/o Elle
Judith Jack necklace / Cole Haan boots and purse


Free People tee and bralette / LOFT jeggings
Romeo & Juliet Couture Shawl Cardigan Vest c/o Elle
Necklaces: Judith Jack here and here, Christian Dior
Paolo heels / Chanel purse


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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 @ Stylepint
PFC #7 hosted by Jessy @ The Little Dust Princess
PFC #8 hosted by Gracie @ Radiator Sessions
PFC #9 hosted by Elle @ Fast Food & Fast Fashion
PFC #10 hosted by Liz of Fashion for Teens

Sunday, October 16, 2011

GAP Super Lightweight Back-Zip Legging Jeans


super lightweight back-zip legging jeans, oop light grey
style #847769   my price: $69.95 $17.49
Banana Republic tank / Free People bralette, xs
Necklaces: Judith Jack here and here, Christian Dior / Judith Jack bangle
Paolo heels, 7.5 / Chanel purse (2008)


Measurements 13" waist / 27" inseam


I also purchased these in the barbados color. I wish the ankles were just a little tighter. Not a deal killer for $17, though!


Super comfy! These pants have no pockets in the front nor back. There are loopholes for a belt. Some wrinkles form. For a dinner out, I do suggest balancing the pants out with a loose-fitting top.


I love layering necklaces lately! I am also loving my Free People bralette. It works best with a patterned top. It just looks lumpy under tight, single color tops.

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Tuesday, October 11, 2011

Free People Dotted Lace Tee


Free People dotted lace tee, xs in ivory
Free People rose burnout velvet crop bralette, xs in black

We took a mini vacation in Washington last week for a family reunion. I was pleasantly surprised that we had a few hours to hang out in downtown Seattle before heading out to the woods. After breakfast, I chose to spend my time at Free People. :)


I knew before I tried this on that it would work out! :)


My hand is shown in its relaxed state. I like having a little extra sleeve length.


Measurements after cold wash/hang dry: sleeve length from shoulder seam to bottom of lace: 26.5"; width at smallest point: 11.5"; width at chest: 12.75"; length in front: 20"


Styled for the Mountains



LOFT jeggings / Free People belt
Romeo & Juliet Couture Shawl Cardigan Vest c/o Elle


At The Brick (my favorite hangout in Roslyn, Washington) watching the boys play shuffle board and having some food and drinks!

Free People in Vegas will be opening up this month at the Fashion Show Mall! I am so excited!!

Monday, October 10, 2011

LOFT Teacher Appreciation Week


Also, enter for a chance to win a teacher makeover for you and nine co-workers by Liking LOFT on Facebook.

I am lusting for...


These types of blouses are perfect in the winter for my warmer classroom.

I love my LOFT sweater dress from last season...would not mind another one! :)

Monday, October 3, 2011

Ann Taylor Silk Trench Shirt


Ann Taylor silk trench shirt, oop toffee
style #266952   full price: $118


Although I loathe the condiment, this color is amazing! If only it were machine washable! I thought the fit was great! I am on the hunt for a breathable blouse like this in machine washable fabric!

I have missed the petite blogging community! This school year is so much busier than the last! I am taking some time off to go up to Washington for a small family gathering. We will be in Seattle for just a few hours...long enough to eat breakfast (and have a mimosa, or two!) and shop at Free People! I am so excited to be dressing for 50 ° and below weather!


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