Petite Fashion Challenge #13: Professional Outfit For $100

I am moving to: Dietingfashions.com

Thank you Annie of ReallyPetite.com for hosting this Petite Fashion Challenge. Her style is so chic and effortless. I adore her Fashion For Less outfits series and I hope she continues to do more posts like that. This is my first PF Challenge! Hope everyone likes my outfit.


Top: Polka Dotted Tie Neck Blouse by Jason Wu for Target = $34.99
Sweater: Metallic Sweater by Forever21 = $22.50
Skirt: Double Serge No. 2 Skirt by J. Crew Factory $75 + 40% off = $30.00
Belt: Citron Leather Belt by Ann Taylor Loft = $12.00

Grand Total = $99.49
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Leopard Print & Heartloom Fur Vest



Top: J. Crew Jenna Leopard Print Cardigan, camisole, Heartloom Stanton Faux Fur Vest (comes with belt) – Bluefly.com
Bottoms: Armani Exchange Jeggings
Shoes: Naturalizer Bate booties
Handbag: Coach tote

I already have a J. Crew Faux Fur Vest, but a midnight online shopping spree caught me by surprise when I saw this vest. It’s luscious coat looks so heavenly. I immediately purchased a XS and that’s all Bluefly have left (1 left if anyone is interested). XS fits me about right. The length is longer than my J. Crew one but the mane is so much softer. On a chilly day, this baby keeps me toasty!

I haven’t tried belting it. I think with a belt, it would look a lot better because it’ll create a better silhouette on me.

I’m Moving!

I thank every one who has welcomed me into the blogging world with open arms. I’m currently moving to my own domain dietingfashions.com. Please hit me up there!

Thank you!

ASOS Blouse & Leggings


Top: ASOS Tie Neck Blouse, Stylekelly Tweed Jacket from Yesstyle.com
Bottom: Express Leggings
Shoes: Naturalizer Bates booties

I have been on a mission to find a suitable white tie neck blouse. I had purchase the Canna (see post) from piperlime.com a while back, but I’m unsure of it.

This ASOS blouse is actually a cheaper version. The material is more prone to wrinkles and the shape is really boxy yet shorter.

This is probably going to be returned.

I was in a mood to wear leggings. Express leggings are very comfortable and it has a thick waistband. I dislike thin waistbands. It cuts of circulation and it creates more attention to the tummy area. The waistband of the Express leggings is about 3 inches so it flattens down the tummy area.

I hope that information helps when someone is looking for leggings.

Springtime: Floral Romper


Romper: Joie Bergamont Floral Romper
Blazer: Ann Taylor Boyfriend Blazer
Shoes: Ann Taylor Loft Strappy Heels
Handbag: Louis Vuitton Speedy 25 (borrowed)

Joie makes fabulous clothes! I have been wishing for the Bergamont romper for over 1 year now ever since I laid my eyes on the midnight blue version of this romper. However at $300, it was wayyyyy out of my budget. Well when Haute Look notified me of a Joie flash sale, I quickly perused the site for basics. However this romper caught my eye and at $69, it was a steal! Plus I didn’t know the Bergamont came in the Black/White (Porcelain to be exact) color.

The material is roomy and oh so comfortable! Upscale version of my Forever 21 rompers. Too bad it doesn’t have pockets, but since the material is thin, it is better to dress it up with a blazer or even a cardigan. I think the next Spring/Summer Girls Night Out I have, I need to wear this out.

I’m already wishing for Spring.

What’s your Spring outfit essentials?

Jewelmint Rave


Soleil Bracelet


Poseidon Necklace


Midnight Ring


Message in A Bottle Necklace


Lovers Lock & Key Necklace


Starburst Ring

I did not want to join Jewelmint out of fear that I would be sucked into a membership that I could not leave. Not because I didn’t like it, because all the pieces are too enticing! Over New Year’s holiday, I debated over how a membership with Jewelmint is beneficial or not. Its collection is beautiful! The pieces are dazzling and each with a unique quality to it.

When I received the pieces, I was really pleased to see a significant weight and rather larger than pictured. I purchased a Wondermint deal which was 2 Mystery Bestselling jewelry. I received the Soleil Bracelet and the Poseidon Necklace. At first look, the Poseidon looked chunky. I was surprised that it was the piece I kept grabbing day in and day out. It has a gem like surface that reflects different colors and seems to go with everything I own.

The next piece I gravitated towards was the Message in a Bottle. It is so cute and actually opens. You can close the lid and latch it tight. It is hollow so if you want to write a little note, it will probably fit.

I love the rings I got: Midnight and Starburst. However, the ring I got is a 6 for both – smallest that Jewelmint has. Both were too large for me. I don’t want to return because both are so me. I might have to resize or put some cushion so the rings won’t slide off my finger.

I also received a $30 off coupon to Shoemint, which I promptly used.

Overall. I love the pieces and I just checked out February’s showroom. There are some to die for jewelry.

My picks for February are:

Empress Necklace


Cameo Ring


Carnaby Bracelet

Any pieces from Jewelmint have become your best friend?

Working Woman: Khaki Trench & Brights




Tops: J. Crew Factory Camp Shirt, Banana Republic Factory Trench
Bottom: J. Crew Factory No. 2 Pencil Skirt
Shoes: Ann Taylor Perfect Leather Pumps

Happy Valentine’s Day! I have been wearing this Banana Republic Trench everywhere! Not only is it lightweight, it is very warm and serves as a great raincoat. Houston has been cloudy with rain for the past several weeks. We thoroughly need some rain since we are still in a drought.

With cloudy skies, it’s been hard to dress upbeat and fun. So for Valentine’s Day, I want to wear something new and bright. My extremely loud pink J. Crew Pencil Skirt combined with a J. Crew Camp skirt are what I was looking for. I do like the color combo.

I paired the outfit with my Ann Taylor Perfect Leather pumps in Black, but I wish I had found a different color. I have black shoes for boots, pumps, sandals, and flats. I need a variation.

What color shoes should I purchase for this outfit? Pink, Red, what?

Floral Red: In The Mood for Valentine’s

Dress: Floral Ruched Dress Diane Von Furstenberg (old)
Shoes: Ann Taylor Perfect Patent Pumps
Jewelry: Jewelmint Soleil Bracelet, J. Crew Hippo Necklace
Handbag: Chanel Wallet on Chain in Dark Red (borrowed)

What it’s like to be young and in love? It is a free falling feeling, like an endless all consuming fire. Time flies and you feel like you’re on a cloud. I remember those days like yesterday. Even with 2 kids and limited time to do things together, my husband and I always try to do something together. Even it’s inviting the other to go to Best Buy or Target. Those times just being by ourselves keep our marriage strong. We talk, we chat, we tell each other funny tidbits and stories we heard that day. Just spending at least 1 -2 hours alone is precious.

There minutes we snap at each other, but it doesn’t mean we do not appreciate one another. Marriage is by all means NOT EASY. Everyone has to work equally hard and we must support each other through thick and thin. No matter what.

What is so special about this dress? I bought it for my engagement to my husband. I was looking for a dress at Saks and my mother loved it! To this day, the symbol of this dress is to celebrate our love. What a perfect memory of love through an outfit.

After 7 years of marriage, our Valentine’s Day tradition is very simple: we just spend time together and celebrate our love for each other. That’s all that matters.

Happy Valentine’s Day!

Bitten By Chanel

I am officially a Chanel owner! I had been looking for a Chanel bag since November 2011 when I heard of Chanel’s price increase in early 2012. Considering that Chanel increase almost 20% twice in 2011, I find it heart stoppingly frightening of another 15-20% increase. Unfortunately, what I was looking for, Chanel Classic Flap Medium in Black Caviar, was sold out! I did not want my first Chanel purchase to be used and of questionable authenticated.

I found out Bloomingdales was offering 15% off any items purchased within 48 hours with a credit approval. However, no one had what I was looking for. Until a SA from Chanel at South Coast Plaza Bloomingdales mentioned that she only had 1 Classic Flap left in Jumbo and it was in a turquoise color. A picture she sent to me took my breath away. It was lovely and colorful. Blue has always been my favorite color and I was happy to the point that I was dreaming about it day and night.

I made my purchase.

Until Christmas came around, and my husband surprised me with my Chanel Classic Flap in Medium Caviar – my first choice. How he gotten it when everywhere was sold out. He went to the boutique and purchased the display.

We will be paying these two purses off for the next couple of years! But it’s well worth it.

Bathroom Re-Organizing!

Before with all the mess on the counters and the mess on the shelving:


After:


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