Sunday, February 5, 2012

Interview with Sindy of The Odd Slipper!

Hi everyone! First of all, I want to say sorry for going somewhat MIA these past couple of weeks...what with a rather impromptu visit from a close friend (from London, no less!) and then a much less welcome visit from a vicious bout of the common cold, I haven't had time for much at all. 

But today, I wanted to share with you a conversation I had with the lovely Sindy, founder of the online petite shoe store The Odd Slipper (and fellow petite herself, at 4'10'')! I discussed the concept behind The Odd Slipper briefly in this post, but wanted to really find out how Sindy was inspired, and what her plans for The Odd Slipper were for the future.

Sindy and me!
Why were you inspired to create a shoe site targeted towards the petite market in particular? 
It comes from not having a place anymore. I did try shopping at Nordstrom, but it didn't do it for me - they've gotten pricier, and that doesn't help women that want to spend in the range of $65 to a $150. It comes from that frustration.  

Friday, January 20, 2012

Outfits of the week!

This week has been so incredibly hectic! In fact, the entire month of January has been - something I'm still not very used to after the lull and laziness of the holidays. As such, I haven't had a ton of time to take photos (read: I've had absolutely no time at all) so I'm taking a page out of Khatu's book and posting my outfits of the week via Instagram. You may have seen some - alright, most - of these if you follow me on Twitter, but I figure it'd be good to add these here all the same.

[H&M boucle skirt & button-down, Calvin Klein blouse, Topshop belt (similar)]

[ASOS cropped pants, H&M blazer, bangles from India (similar)

[Topshop shirt (similar), thrifted wool skirt, H&M belt]
[wearing Topshop blouse (similar), American Eagle sweater (similar), MixIt necklace, Delia's jeans Sz 0]

I'm trying incredibly hard not to stray from my New Year's resolution to buy only items I need (since I've already epically failed at my other NY goals, namely, to eat healthier and go to the gym regularly). It's been tough! I caved and bought a pair of amazing wedge booties from Piperlime (see my image here) - but I don't think these count against me since I used a gift card ;) Have any of you been able to stick to your New Years' resolutions so far? 

Thursday, January 19, 2012

The Odd Slipper Soiree!

The hunt for petite items that fit isn't just restricted to clothing - as I'm sure most of you know, petite shoes are also hard to find (a fact I've discussed before...). That's why I was so excited to hear about The Odd Slipper, an online shoe company with a terrific campaign - not only do they make affordably-priced shoes, but they allow you to be a part of the design-making process by voting monthly on your favorite piece. 

Last night, I had the opportunity to attend The Odd Slipper's "RC Soiree" at The Little Shoe Store in NYC. I'll admit I was a bit skeptical of the quality of the shoes initially, if only because they're so affordable - but in all honesty, they exceeded my expectations in terms of material, quality, and comfort.

Friday, January 13, 2012

Lusting after...spring pastels and LOFT new arrivals.

Snow hasn't even hit NYC yet (unless you count the freak snowfall on Halloween, which I would just like to erase from memory altogether...) but spring fashions have definitely hit the stores - and I'm loving the pastel colors that are everywhere this coming season! So much so that I just wanted to share a few items with you all that I'm dying to wear. Can't we just skip over February and March?

The other day, I stopped by a nearby LOFT to see what they had in stock (Twitter followers may have seen some of the items I Tweeted about when there). I fell in love with the Patch Pocket A-Line Skirt in Scuba in 00P. It doesn't seem to be available in petite/small sizes online, but there were several in-store. If you're interested in this skirt, I suggest you go check it out in person to see if it's available (or, of course, do a Stylefinder).

Monday, January 9, 2012

Graphic prints and polka dots.

I've always found mixing patterns to be a challenge. There are some people that are just so naturally good at it, and I honestly don't know how they manage - whenever I attempt to mix paisley with stripes, or stripes with plaid, or what-have-you, I feel like I just end up clashing.

But one of my (many) New Year's resolutions is to venture more outside of my sartorial comfort zone this year, and this is one goal I am absolutely determined to keep. One thing I've learned about trying out fashion trends you're intimidated by is to start off that's exactly what I did.

Thursday, January 5, 2012

Petite Fashion Challenge 12

It's that time of month again - by which I mean, it's time for Petite Fashion Challenge #12! I was actually very excited about this one, which is being hosted by the lovely Khatu:
From Night to Day: Restyle a glamorous look that you would typically wear for a night-out-on-the-town into daytime casual wear. Easy right? Bonus points if you can restyle it for work! 
This one really "hit home" for me in a lot of ways, because when I first moved home after graduation, I was commuting to work in the city from Long Island. This meant, of course, that if I intended to go out at night, I had to really plan ahead - I couldn't pop back to my apartment to quickly change into something more appropriate for a bar/club/general night out on the town! 

Thursday, December 29, 2011


I hope you all had a wonderful Christmas and holiday! Mine was so relaxing - I went home to Long Island for the weekend and got to hang out with the entire extended family (not to mention, I think I gained about ten pounds). I also managed to squeeze in a quick trip to H&M - and I literally mean squeeze, because oh my god, the store was so crowded. It was, in all honesty, even worse than Black Friday.

The photos are, again, terrible quality, because Blackberries have awful cameras. But I just wanted to quickly share my reviews about a couple new items (and one old) with you.

I specifically went to H&M looking for a kelly green dress that I'd seen on both Elle of Fast Food & Fashion and Jean of Extra Petite. I was in love with the color and silhouette, and heard it fit fairly small. Unfortunately, the kelly green was sold out in everything smaller than 6, but I was able to find the same dress in black to try on in a size 2: