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.
Ann 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).
Ella Moss Kinga Drape Top / Paige Premium Denim Verdugo Jeggings / Adrienne Vittadini Adam Suede Booties
I’m starting to really get into the loose-fitting-top-with-slim-cut-bottom-look lately. I think I generally try to avoid anything too loose-fitting because I’m afraid I will be overwhelmed by all the excess material. But I think I’m starting to learn as long as there is a proper balance and it’s not *too* big, this look can be achieved without looking like I started shopping in the Men’s department (or that I should go back to the Junior’s department).
I purchased both the top and the boots from Piperlime during G&G. I was so excited about the top! I mean, check out this embellishment:
Embellished shoulders have been one of my favorite trends these past few seasons. And I think I really do love this top, but I’m going through a “I’m-just-so-cheap” phase and I can’t bring myself to keep it. The color is lovely, the material so soft and silky, and shoulder detail is just stunning. The top is a little bit on the large side, but I think it is meant to be like that, or least, I can get away with it. It’s regular price is $118. I purchased it with an extra 30% off from the GAP G&G plus another 10% off from an old code that GAP customer service sent me for trying to sell me something that was out of stock, PLUS another $20 off gift certificate from buying too much stuff from BR/GAP/Piperlime in the past year. Oh yea, and cashback. So this top is approximately $50 after it’s all said and done. I love it. But not enough to keep it because my conscience is telling me I should buy something more classic and versatile and preferably more work appropriate. The darned conscience is right. =(
If you remember, I was obsessing about little booties that dip in the front a few posts back. I thought that maybe I would give these Adrienne Vittadini Adam Booties a try and see how they worked out:
Their regular price is $89.99 plus 30% off. Beautiful soft suede (you know I love suede!), a 4″ heel, and a non-seamed, almond toe. The front dips just enough so that a little skin peeks out from under my jeans. So pretty. The soles are completely rubber, no slippin’ and slidin’ with these babies. The padding of the insole is rather strange though. It has a weird pattern in the inside of the shoe and I can feel it under my feet when I walk. Not sure whose idea that was. The heel is also a little wide so I do have some heel lift which does annoy me somewhat, and since I got my regular shoe size there is no room for a heel grip in the back of the heel without adding some discomfort. I think also the heel lift has something to do with the fact that I have narrow feet and small ankles, so there is a lot of space between the top of my foot and the top of the shoe. So instead of putting the extra thick heel grip in the back of the shoe, I put it at the front of the shoe and voila! Perfect fit!
Shoe Verdict?? Even though I really shouldn’t, keepers!