Petite Fashion Challenge #9: “Heat Wave Appropriate”

I decided to take part in PFC#9! I figured, this challenge can’t be too difficult, I do this just about every single day in the summer (when I’m working)! But as it turns out, it was really difficult. It’s was a huge challenge for me to put something together PFC-worthy because when it gets as humid as it does in D.C. during the summer, I really just don’t care about being creative. LOL.

 

The Challenge: 

Create an outfit that accounts for the various environmental factors that plague us in the summer. I want to know how you dress when it’s 90 degrees outside and 65 degrees inside. Do you utilize peel-able layers? Are you particular about choosing fabric that is light but resistant? Or do you just tack on a blazer over summer clothes?

Here in D.C., it’s more like 100F (37C) outside and 65F (18C) inside, so it’s pretty darn hard to get fancy. And to be honest, I don’t. I also tend to get a little more casual the hotter it gets.  Not really on purpose, but I prefer not have to go through the laundering process (dry cleaning!) of all my nice blouses if I can avoid it. So I usually pick light, machine-washable fabrics because they are much easier (and cheaper) to clean. The best I do is try to add color and mix prints (which I’m not that good at), otherwise it’s usually a skirt and a short-sleeved or sleeveless top because I sweat like a fat kid. Long sleeves is just not a good idea unless I want massive sweat marks circling my underarms right down to the bottom of my shirt. Oh yes, it’s happened. Over top, it’s usually a cardi or a scarf depending on how cold it’s going to be in the office, sometimes even both. =P I actually would prefer to wear a blazer, but it’s not something I like to carry around on my commute to work and I don’t have a permanent office space to store it.

To start:

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Add a colorful layer:

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DRESSED ACCORDINGLY Banana Republic Lightweight Wool Pencil Skirt / GAP Striped Tank / LOFT Linen-blend Cardi / Forever21 Pendant /Michael Kors Runway Watch /LAUREN by Ralph Lauren Zabrina Pump 

 

Or a scarf:

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Scarf: Tolani 

Or, bright colored cardi and a scarf!

DRESSED ACCORDINGLY

Thanks for hosting, Elle! I can’t wait to see all the other PFC posts!

Petite Fashion Challenge #6: Dress Up Your Basics

 
“Jeans and a tee is a classic outfit starter. Depending on what you layer over this basic pairing, you can change style and feel of the entire look. This is your chance to show your personality and your creativity.
For this challenge, start off with a jeans and tee basic look (it can be any style or color) and dress it up to show off your personal style with accessories, jewelry, and whatever you’d like to add.”

So, TBH, I wasn’t sure I was going to participate in this challenge which is kind of ironic since given the choice, I would probably just wear jeans and a t-shirt everyday. I had two of my own challenges with this post. One, posting something I haven’t already done, and two, finding time to do it. But I finally came up with something AND found the time, miraculously. It’s pretty rocker-chic and probably not everyone’s style, but I thought it would be fun and would probably be a bit different from what the other petite ladies are doing. I apologize for the hair. Hair has finally grown out (and not well, I might add) from my last haircut debacle, and now it needs a trim and re-shaping. I’m also all sorts of crooked in these photos– jacket, belt, scarf, and t-shirt:

 American Eagle Deep-V Favorite T / Jacob Leather Bomber Jacket / Paige Premium Denim Verdugo Jeggings / Forever 21 Tie Knot Necklace / Tolani Midnight Rose Scarf / D&G Suede Booties / Le Chateau Belt
 
OK, I just realized it’s not really much different from my EOTD from last week. LOL. But how can you go wrong with a leather jacket and a great pair of heels?

I can’t wait to see what the other petite ladies have come up with!

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. 

DSC01041 DSC01000 DSC01019 DSC00990DSC00984DSC00977Ann Taylor Drape Sleeveless Top /  Ann Taylor Belt / Jacob Skirt  / Hue Tights / Adrienne Vittadini Adam Bootie  / Opera Length (16-button) Lambskin Leather Gloves / Le Chateau Bracelet

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!!