Open wide

 
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 Frankie B. 3″ Broadway Wide Leg Jeans / American Eagle Deep-V Favorite T / Ann Taylor Open Front Cardigan / D&G Suede Booties / Tolani Midnight Rose / Asos Double Wrap Leather Belt 

 

I’ve had my eye on this Tolani scarf since before Christmas. It’s 100% silk and the color is just *beautiful*. This has instantly become one of my favorites out of my entire scarf collection.

The pattern up close:
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As for the jeans, I bought these babies about four or five years ago when I first started to get into high-end denim. I love the wide-leg, but if you are familiar with Frankie B. jeans, they are made extremely, extremely small, but also are extremely, extremely *LOW*, even for me.  It was more of the style back then, but it’s just down right inappropriate when I bend over. So you probably won’t see my wearing these around with a short top, but otherwise, I still love these jeans. 
 
A hint to wearing wide leg bottoms and flares: You want to try to keep the length as long as possible without any dragging as it helps lengthen the leg line. Too short, and you’ve chopped off your legs! Holds true for both the petite and tall. But of course, please remember, avoid wearing pants that may touch the ground if it has snowed recently and there is salt on the concrete. Any contact with salt is a sure way to ruin and fray your beloved pants. This has happened to me on too many occasions!

Shoe Score

Awesome shoe find at my TJ Maxx! My TJM has a Runway section which always gets me so excited when I go in, despite the fact that I still can’t afford a lot of the stuff. LOL. I got lucky this time around! I was perusing the shoe section (which is always a complete mess) and amazingly found a pair of D&G booties on clearance!! I was totally mesmerized when I lay my eyes on these. Here they are (sorry, I was way too excited to take these photos in a better place):

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Dark grey suede with the dip in the front that I’ve been obsessing about, and here it’s PERFECT. Four inch, thick but not too thick heel and a seamless almond toe. So beautiful! Regular price $700! How much did I pay? $189! It was still in the upper hundreds and about $70 more than I usually pay for shoes, but I figured if I returned those Adrienne Vittadini suede booties from Piperlime that I settled on, then really these were only about $100. LOL. I am so, so excited about these I can hardly contain myself! The fit is narrow and a straight up size 6, maybe even a smidge small. My toes are by no means squished or uncomfortable, but I can feel them touching the top of the shoe but not in an annoying way; it’s much like a pointy-toed heel. If you have a wider foot than my own (and I have a fairly narrow foot) or a borderline 6-6.5, these would not fit and I could see why these made it to the clearance rack. Lucky me!

Petite Fashion Challenge #4: “Holiday Party”

 

This is my very first Petite Fashion Challenge! Why is it only my first? I suppose I felt too overwhelmed by the pressure with the previous challenges that I couldn’t think of anything to wear! I thought I would give this one a try because an outfit immediately popped into my mind when I read about this. This time around, the challenge is hosted by Curls and Pearls, who just always looks adorable! The challenge:

Create a holiday party look using festive colours and/or holiday pieces without looking like a greeting card. 

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Aren’t the gloves to *die* for?!! I’ve had a serious obsession with leather gloves of all kinds in the past few years. You can pick up a pair of these gloves at leatherglovesonline.com (free shipping both ways within the US!), or if you live in Canada, you can get a similar pair for a steal at Danier (see here).

Happy holiday partying!!