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!!

Review: DEX Boat Neck Sweater

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DEX Boat Neck Sweater /  J Brand Lighweight Lovestory / Michael Kors Parker Boot / Forever21 Pendant
 
Lots of reviews lately, but I’m still working though my Piperlime haul. I got this DEX Boatneck sweater hoping for a great casual look paired with one of my favorite pairs of jeans, J Brand Lovestory.

I really liked the idea of this sweater. But even though the picture did look like it had dolman sleeves, the description on Piperlime didn’t explicitly say so, so I thought maybe that it didn’t. It definitely did.  And in combination with the thick knit and boatneck, I felt like the sweater made my shoulders look extremely wide and broad. If I had been wearing skinny jeans with this sweater instead of the flare, I would have looked like an upside down triangle. The sizing itself is TTS, and the overall length is pretty good. It hits about mid-hip. The original retail price on Piperlime is $79, plus I managed to get it with an extra 25% off for a total of $60 plus cashback. Still not impressed. It’s going back.

As you might have noticed, my hair got chopped off. And no, not on purpose, at least not by me. For the long version of the story, I missed my appointment with my regular stylist because I was still on the road from D.C. to T.O. and I was so desperate for a haircut that I decided to go to the local mall for a cut. Bad idea. I asked for a collarbone length cut but the stylist disagreed with me saying it would make the ends go all crazy and instead he’ll make it shorter….and *snip*. Yep. He took off a whole three inches more than I had asked. Argh. I’m really annoyed. I look twelve years old.  I’m not one to be overly attached to my hair…so as long as I’m the one who chooses to cut it. I know the cut doesn’t look that bad, but I still hate it! And it takes exponentially more time to style in the morning. On the bright side, I probably won’t need a haircut for another six months.  Anyways, that’s my sad, sad story.

I hope you all had a fabulous weekend (whether it was a long one or a short one). Mine was great except for the massive loss of hair.