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Peplum Blazer Revisited

15 Sep

The Urban Outfitters peplum jacket has gotten a lot of press lately from the petite blogging community lately.

Check out their posts: Alterations Needed, ChloeConspiracy, Extra Petite, From Head To Toe , Petite Little Girl , PetiteXXS, Vicky’s Daily Fashion Blog.

Everyone styled the blazer to match their personalities and I enjoyed looking at all the different outfits.

Whenever I come across a clothing item, I try to think of three outfits before purchasing it to make it worth my money. Aside from the casual look, I wanted to glam it up for the office.

Taking some cues from the latest Fall’s trends, I created a look that’s fun but work-appropriate. Recalling the 50’s full skirt look, I pulled out this ochre colored skirt from J.Crew. The peplum blazer and skirt exaggerates the “smallness” of the waist creating a nice hourglass shape. In the photos, I love the side silhouette best!

This is my second outfit with this blazer.

Outfit Details: Urban Outfitters knit peplum jacket – XS, Topshop lace peplum tunic – 0P, J.Crew skirt – 00, Urban Outfitters belt, Express  braided headband, random amber necklace, Aldo pumps

A Dance with Peplum

2 Sep

Over the weekend, I took my Urban Outfitters peplum blazer for a test spin. It’s the same one that Chloe and  AlterationsNeeded wrote about, but in a different pattern.

I’ve always wanted a peplum jacket because it’s figure flattering and it mimics the body’s natural curves. It’s an unlined knit jacket that has a bit of stretch. The buttons were loosely attached so I re-attached them because I like a sturdy set of buttons. The casual gingham pattern seems stands out more than the herringbone one. And though it’s a little unusual, I like it.

I think the blazer works best with high-waisted bottoms, but since I don’t own any (aside from mom shorts), I improvised with my straight leg jeans.

Outfit Details: Urban Outfitters peplum blazer – XS, Forever 21 tube top – XS, GapKids Super Skinny Jeans -12R, American Eagle belt, Free People watch pendant, Forever 21 boot

Stepping Out of the Box

5 Jul

I hope everyone had a great 4th of July weekend! I got to hang out in Torrance and see the fireworks.

This weekend’s outfit was a bit different than what I usually wear. I don’t often wear green tops and in bright Granny Smith Apple green no less.

But I bought this top in XXS from Martin + Osa and since I can’t return it anymore, I might as well make use of it. It’s supposed to be a tunic, but it works more like a dress.

There are two giant pockets on each side of the garment and it works great if you want to emphasize your hips, but other than that, it’s not really that flattering. Adding a belt gives this top some shape and provides some structure to this flowy garment.

Outfit Details: Martin + Osa Silk Racerback Tank Tunic – XXS, American Apparel Floral Lace Bodysuit – XS, DIY silk bubble skirt, Charles David Awaken wedges, Urban Outfitters braided belt, random chandelier earrings

Petite Tip:

When wearing a bold color, it’s best to keep  the rest of the outfit in a neutral color palette and use smaller accessories. Adding texture instead of color can work to your advantage.

Loving the Jewels

29 Jun

When I can’t think of anything to wear, I always resort to jewel tones. Sure, it’d be nice to move away from those colors, but they just look so good.

And it’s simple.

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By Spring, They Mean Summer

22 Mar

Yes, it’s spring forward…but here in LA, it’s more like fast-forward to summer.

The sun is blazing and it’s about time to bust out the tanks, shorts, and beachwear for some weekend fun! Well, it’s still a bit too chilly for me to go to the beach, but it’s perfectly fine to wander the city in a sleeveless top!

There’s always cafe-style brunch where you can eat well and people-watch. A couple of my faves are Taste on Melrose and Griddle Cafe. You never know who’s sitting next to you…an actor, a producer, firefighters…such is life.

I’m out enjoying the sunshine and you should too! =)

Outfit Details: Urban Outfitters top S and braided belt S, Hollister lace cami XS, Madewell jeggings S and necklace, J.Crew Crewcuts trilby hat, Payless peeptoe pumps

A Little More Grey

17 Feb

I’ve been a little under the weather lately, but that hasn’t slowed me down too much. For now, it’s bread, soup, water, and ginger ale until my stomach can take things of more substance.

Anyways, I’m in love with grey this season. From tops to accessories, I’ve acquired my season’s fill and with all these accoutrements, it’s easy to end up looking like a monotone crayon. But despite the dreariness grey may bring, adding a splash of color and fun accessories effortlessly transitions an outfit from winter to spring.

When it comes to playing with patterns and textures, I’m a newbie…but it doesn’t hurt to try. I wanted to create something feminine without looking too childish and yet appropriate for a casual cocktail night. I think this outfit hit it on the spot.

The blazer was a total steal at Martin + Osa’s…$20 on sale! I wish I wore this blazer more often, but it’s too dressy for most occasions due to the slight sheen of the garment. Still, I can’t stop myself from picturing other outfits that’s centered around this blazer. It works well for the office and great for fancier occasions, but it requires a bit more styling to dress it down for casual weekends.

In other news, I’m definitely reaching the limits of my point-and-shoot camera, and yet, I can’t bear to part with the money needed for a DSLR. Perhaps I can convince “someone” to borrow their Nikon D90 temporarily. Tehee!

Outfit Details: Martin + Osa Tuxedo Blazer 0, Hollister Tank XS, Thrifted/DIY silk bubble skirt, Urban Outfitters belt S (worn backwards), Madewell necklace, Cathy Jean gladiator heels

Early to Bed…

15 Jan

…early to rise, makes a man healthy, wealthy, and wise. – Poor Richard’s Almanac

I love jewel tones. There’s something about them that’s universally appealing and flattering. Several colors work on everyone across the board, but I’m slowly figuring out what specific shades look good on me and what washes me out. Sometimes, I don’t realize what works until it’s in a picture. It must be a good thing to document my outfits.

Btw, I wanted to wear dark gray pumps with this outfit…but, I could only find one shoe! I must have left the other one in my sister’s car when we were traveling over the holidays.

Outfit Details: Zara patterned skirt XS, Martin + Osa silk tank O and cardigan XS, Urban Outfitters braided belt XS, Payless pumps

Petite Tips

A loose flowing blouse can be flattering given the right styling. A thin belt accentuates the waist and a longer cardigan slims the silhouette. Add a pencil skirt in a complementary hue and you got a great business casual outfit. Since the blouse is loose, keep everything else structured.