Sunday, September 14, 2014

Blush Pleats, Lace and Leopard

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Dress: Forever 21 {slimmed} - size XS (buy here)
Shoes: Christian Louboutin - size 35 (buy here)
Clutch: Clare Vivier (buy here)
Necklace: Pearls (similar)
Earrings: Kate Spade (buy here)
Lipstick: YSL #8 fetish pink
Bangle: c/o Stella & Dot
Happy Sunday everyone! I'm so in love with this dress and I couldn't wait to wear it. See measurements and full review here. It's perfect for me to wear during this heat wave that SoCal is currently experiencing. As I mentioned before, it runs big. If you are similar in size to me, you will have to get the bodice taken in but it's worth it! I'm really shocked that it's as nice as it is given that Forever 21 is notorious for having lower quality items. There are few occasions where you find hidden gems like this one! Surprisingly enough, I have several items w/in the past couple of years from F21 that I love! I wore my favorite H&M white blazer over it to make it work appropriate. It would also look super nice with leopard pumps and a blush bag. I would most definitely recommend this dress - get it before it sells out! Thanks for reading and hope you had a great weekend! XO

Saturday, September 13, 2014

Dots + Pink (plus Kate Spade sale)

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Dress: WHBM - size 00 (buy here)
Shoes: Kate Spade - size 5 (buy here)
Purse: Kate Spade (similar here and here)
Earrings: Kate Spade (buy here)
Lipstick: YSL #8 fetish pink (buy here)
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Hi everyone! Happy Saturday! I've been wanting this dress ever since I tried it on here. Now it's finally mine! I have the beige version from last year and love it to pieces. I know I shouldn't have duplicates but this dress is amazing! Unfortunately it doesn't come in petites. Why on earth they didn't make it petite sizing is beyond me! When I tried this gray version on, I could have sworn it ran smaller than my beige one. It even looks smaller in the fitting room pic but when I got this one in the mail, it fits exactly like the one from last year. Hum. Not sure what's going on but I was bummed it didn't fit like I thought it was going to fit. Nonetheless, I love it and must keep it. Plus I got it on sale. 
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Let's talk about these amazing shoes! I needed another pink pair to give my J.Crew suede ones a little break. My feet are extremely picky and well...really small too. To find shoes that fit is one challenge but to find ones that are actually comfortable is whole other story. Personally, I think heels are simply uncomfortable - no matter what. I have a lot of shoes and can count on one hand the number of pumps/heels that are truly comfortable. When I say comfortable, I mean comfortable as far as high heels go. Let's be real, walking on tiny stilts all day would drive any woman insane and make us want to cut off our feet at the end of the day. We wear them because they make us taller, our legs longer and simply because they are beautiful.
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The leather is incredibly buttery soft - almost as soft as my Chanel pumps that cost double the price. The quality is fantastic and the size 5's fit me perfectly. They are currently available in black, leopard, taupe, pewter and pink.
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Speaking of Kate Spade, get 20% off full priced purchase of $100+ with code FALLWD14. Now through 9/14. Here are my picks:
- slouchy raglan sweater (love the big bow)
- alpine road marita leopard (why so expensive?)
- netta booties (size 4-12)
- sonny wedge boots (love the luggage color)
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Thanks for reading and have a great weekend!

Friday, September 12, 2014

Barney's New York Beauty Picks

Happy Friday everyone! Barney's New York is having a "Love Yourself" beauty event - spend $200 on cosmetics & fragrances and receive a cosmetics bag filled with their favorites. I'm a sucker for free gifts withs purchases and this one is packed full of goodies!
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Get complimentary shipping and returns on all U.S. orders on Barneys.com. Here are my picks:
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- YSL Rouge Volupte lipstick (#8 fetish pink is my favorite)
- Nars nail polish (in Ithaque)
Thanks for reading and have a great weekend! :)

**Thanks Barney's New York for sponsoring this post!**

Thursday, September 11, 2014

Classic pieces with a modern twist

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Dress: c/o Macy's Maison Jules {purchased with gift card} - size XS (buy here)
Sweater: c/o Macy's Maison Jules {purchased with gift card} - size XS (buy here)
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Hi everyone! I'm excited to share with you Maison Jules - a Parisian style brand exclusive to Macy's. I love discovering new brands to wear that aren't specifically petite focused yet still fit us shorties. It's nice to have a bit of variety these days.
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When I think of "Parisian style," the first thing that comes to mind is stripes! Today's post is about classic pieces with a modern twist. I'll be showing you two different looks with two of my favorite striped tops from Macy's Maison Jules.
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I chose this flare dress because I adore the gorgeous print and colors. I love flared dresses and I don't have anything like this in my closet. It's great for Fall and also can easily transition back to Spring/Summer too! The XS fits me perfectly with no alterations. Yay! 
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This striped ruffle cardigan is a must have! I'm obsessed with stripes and the ruffle hem detail is adorable. If this doesn't scream Parisian chic - then I don't know what does. I love pattern mixing and this cardigan makes it easy. It would also look cute with this dot print flare dress. Everyone knows I love polka dots, lace, navy and a good flare dress. It's me all wrapped up into one little dress.
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Top: c/o Macy's Maison Jules {purchased with gift card} - size XS (buy here)
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My second look is with this striped ruffle top. I love the details of the ruffle hem with the bottom layer in polka dots. Can we say amazing?! I paired this top with red pants and threw in some leopard pumps for some pattern mixing. I can't tell you how much I love mixing leopard and stripes. It's a perfect combination!
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What I love most about both of these looks is that you can wear them to work and casually. Swap out the pumps for flats/sandals and you are ready for the weekend! 
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I would highly recommend the following: flare dressstriped ruffle cardiganstriped ruffle top, and this dot print flare dress. Thanks so much for reading and have a great day!
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Disclosure: This post was sponsored by Macy’s Maison Jules through their partnership with POPSUGAR Select. While I was compensated to write a post about Macy’s Maison Jules, all opinions are my own.
 

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