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!