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Petite Fashion Challenge #13: Professional Outfit For $100

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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.

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?

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!

Madness Avoided: Jason Wu for Target

I did not plan on going to the Jason Wu Collection opening at any Target on February 5, 2012. However, I ran out of milk and needed some Super Bowl supplies that morning. I arrived at 9:30am to Target expecting a bustling atmosphere. That was not the case. Target was not very busy even with Super Bowl that afternoon. I did see a last minute 43 in TV purchase by a gentleman.

The selection of Jason Wu items were miniscule. 1 skirt which I tried on, 2 Tie Neck blouse, 2 Tie Neck Tee, 2 cardigans, 1 dress, 1 sleeveless shirt and NO accessories. I am assuming by the lack of Jason Wu items, there were probably a group of people waiting outside of Target that morning for the Jason Wu opening. I did manage to avoid if any chaos and even tried on a few items.

Jason Wu Top size Small and Jason Wu Pleated Skirt size 8

I was shocked at the Size 8 for the skirt. I normally wear a 6 in bottoms. However, even at a size 8, it is worn pretty high up on the waist rather than by the hips. The loose pleats are pretty and it is lined. There is some weight to this pieces, not as light as one might expect. The length of the skirt hits right above my knee. I already have a pleated skirt from Express (very old piece) so I didn’t pick this black skirt.

Jason Wu Tie Neck Snap Button Blouse in Small, color Blush

This is a GEM! At $34.99, it is priced higher than other Target brands, but it is the same as a Missoni blouse. The fit is very boxy and loose. The material is all right. I have to check but I think it’s polyester. The snap buttons are sturdy. Jean at Extrapetite.com made a comment about the tie neck and how it twists around the neckline. She thinks it might be bad sewmanship of how erratic the twists were. I did think the same when I saw it both on the Blush blouse and on the Tie Neck Tee. However both shirts had the same inconsistent almost hurriedly twists. So it might be purposeful.

Jason Wu Floral Chiffon Dress with Citron Belt

First thought when I put it on without the belt was “Holy Moly! This looks like one of my maternity dresses!!!” It was very billowy and roomy almost like a mumu. However, with the belt the dress becomes more classy and wearable in public! I love the contrast in prints on the front of the dress. There is a sleeveless tank/blouse with a mesh yoke that has the same print as this dress. I saw 1 left on the rack but I have enough tanks. I’m super elated that I managed to purchase 2 Jason Wu items without being shoved and without enduring a chaotic atmosphere. I really hate situations where nasty attitudes come out and play.

So Target.com is sold out in Jason Wu stuff. Did you manage to score any JW items?

J. Crew Fur Vest & Zebra Print

Tops: J. Crew Factory Faux Fur Vest with Pockets, Jess Zebra Sweater by Torn by Ronny Kobo
Bottom: Ann Taylor Loft Modern Skinny Jeans
Boots: Rockport Knee High boots
Handbag: Coach
Sunglasses: Nine West

Pockets! What a lovely fur vest. Yes, it is quite bulky, but it has POCKETS! Pockets solve all decision making problems for me. The fur vest wasn’t as soft as I would have liked but I love the length, the color and it has pockets.

I purchased the Zebra sweater from shopbop.com during the Black Friday sale. I love the loungy feel and the material. However the size is humongous for a Small. I should have sized down yet the sleeves are pretty tight on me at a Small. This sweater features dolman sleeves which I always confuse with bat sleeves. Is there a difference?

The shoulders of this sweater doesn’t appear at my shoulder but midway to my elbow. This creates a dropped effect like it’s too big for the body frame. It’s growing on me. It puffs up the sleeves and makes a cool visual effect on a print sweater.

On another note, my boots from Rockport are COMFY! Its soles have the cushioned sole technology to support the feet from being fatigued. However, another post pregnancy FAIL happened. I purchased a size 7.5 since my feet has gotten bigger. Well Rockport runs large. When I walk, I feel like I’m about to trip 50% of the time. So if you’re interested in Rockport boots, size down.

Back At Target: Missoni for Less

Tops: Missoni Crepe Blouse @ Target, J. Crew Honeycomb in Acorn
Bottom: Citizen of Humanity Flare Ingrid Jeans
Shoes: Naturalizer Bates Bootie

The weather became drastically cold, bearing down to mid 40s. It has been raining and outside has been cloudy, dreary, and moody. That’s what is so different about my outfit. I love the pop of color the Missoni blouse brings to the outfit. I am wearing a XS in the blouse. It fits great however after moving around, its length is a bit short and also the arm length is a tad short. I prefer longer sleeves and a longer length for my shirts. Not a big deal and it’s hardly noticeable.

Target’s Missoni line has been MIA for a quite a while. I was surprised to see it come back after New Years. I assume it was long gone. On this Target.com shopping spree, I managed to pick up the line’s floppy hat, scarf, the zig zag dress (XL in girls sizing – cheapers by $20 compared to Women’s sizing!), and 2 blouses.

While shopping, many Missoni items were still MIA however 4 nights ago, many items popped back up.

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Cold Day Attire: Tweed + Black Turtleneck

Top: Splendid Turtleneck, Malang Tweed Jacket
Bottom: Citizens of Humanity Flare Ingrid Jeans
Shoes: Naturalizer Bates Booties

What’s so splendid about Splendid, the brand? Comfort, softness, and oh so fitted. My go to brands for turtlenecks have always been Express. I own like 10 Express turtlenecks. But these last two years, Express style have become more Club style fashion – more metallics, more ruffles, and less basic materials and cuts.

I turned to Forever21 to fill the void however, quality is nowhere near the Express turtlenecks. Many pilled within 2 wears. I already see rips and tears at the seams after only several washes. I then purchased a Gap Pure Body Turtleneck. Great quality and it does not fade. However the fabric is very thin so it doesn’t keep me very warm during colder days.

For a couple of years, I kept looking at Splendid and their line of turtlenecks. At $50+ a turtleneck, it is startling for me to spend for only 1 turtleneck. But during the Christmas sale, I decided to try through shopbop.com. If I don’t like it, I could always return it.

The quality of Splendid WOWed me. It is thick and soft and very fitted. I love the feel of the material. However after several wears, I do see some pilling. But being that it’s black helped cover up the pillings.