Showing posts from November, 2013

Throwback Thursday - Chichen Itza, Motorcycles, and Thanksgiving!

The recent dreary cold and wet weather here in New York is really making me miss my trip last year to Cancun, where I was finally able to visit and see Chichen-Itza, which I learned about so many years ago. It was an amazing sight to behold and I'm so happy I got to see one of the New Seven Wonders of the World. I look forward to visiting more Wonders in the upcoming years. Romper: Urban Outfitters (old), Bag: Gap (old)  I love traveling but being home for the holidays is important to me. I hope everyone has a great Thanksgiving! And happy Black Friday too if you're going to shop! Since we had some time on our hands, A decided to take his motorcycle out for a quick ride with me before the cold weather really takes over. My first time on a motorcycle was fun. :) Jacket: Oceanic Creations Kids Cordura Racing Jacket , LOFT legging jeans (old and tailored), Steve Madden booties (old) Leaving you with the fortune cookie quote, "Your winsome smile will be your sur

Ann Taylor Reviews, Cheesecake, + Black Friday Deals!

My package from Ann Taylor has arrived! I didn't have high expectations for the five items I purchased (the Petite Gallery Topper , Petite Tweed Peplum Jacket , Petite Pleated Back Hem Sweater , Petite Chain Trim Cardigan Jacket , and Petite Faux Leather Trim Jersey Top ), but I was pleasantly surprised by three of them. The first is the Petite Gallery Topper , which fit very well in the shoulders as you can see here (please excuse my post-gym hair). Jacket: Ann Taylor Petite Gallery Topper , Top: A/X Armani Exchange (old), Pants: LOFT Ponte Pants (old and tailored), Shoes: Christian Louboutin Simple 100 Patent Pumps Although it fits nicely in the shoulders and hits at a good length mid-thigh, I have decided not to keep it since I have so many black jackets and I don't love it enough. I don't like how the faux leather sleeves are a bit wrinkly and are an awkward length but I do really like the faux leather trim on the side slit pockets, which can't be seen here

Casual Weekend Wear + Fitbit Flex Review

Just a quick post of what I normally wear on a typical weekend - a leather jacket, a comfortable top, my favorite scarf, jeans, and boots that slip on quickly and comfortably. Jacket: Zara girls, Sweater: LOFT, Legging Jeans: LOFT, Boots: BCBGeneration, Bag: Gryson Skye As is pretty noticeable in almost every photo I take, I constantly wear the Fitbit Flex on my left wrist. After much research between the Fitbit, Nike FuelBand, and the Jawbone UP band, I finally decided on the Fitbit Flex. Though the UP band does look more appealing to the eye, it doesn't sync automatically with Bluetooth and instead needs to be plugged in to the computer to update. The Nike FuelBand didn't offer all the features I was looking for, such as syncing with MyFitnessPal, which I've been using to log what I eat so I can see more accurately now how many calories I really have left to consume. I luckily received my Fitbit Flex as a birthday present and have not taken it off since putting i

Sunny Miami + Snowy New York

As I expected, my time in Miami went by in the blink of an eye. I tried my  best to take advantage of the pool and bay that was my backyard for the few days I was there: Left: Alloy bandeau top (old) and J. Crew girl's bottom (old). Right: Volcom bikini top and bottom (old). Me juxtaposed with a giant truck with my Rebecca Minkoff Mini M.A.C. bag The day after returning home, New York welcomed us back with snow. Ironically, while shopping in Miami, all I bought were winter essentials - a scarf and gloves that I was able to use right away: Left: Kenneth Cole touch gloves. Right: Banana Republic scarf I have been looking for gloves with touch-screen technology to use with my iPhone but haven't been too hopeful in finding a pair since they aren't made for kids and it's hard enough finding normal adult gloves that fit my small hands. Surprisingly, when I pulled on a pair of gloves at the Kenneth Cole store in Miami's Dolphin Mall, I found the u

Airport Style + Miami!

Since I travel at least once a year overseas for work and have been trying to use my vacation days to go to as many places as possible out of the long list of places I want to go, I find myself in airports quite often. My airport uniform is always a variation of the following key pieces: comfortable footwear (flats in the fall/winter and flip-flops in the spring/summer), leggings, a scarf, and a warm yet light layering cardigan/jacket in case it gets cold on the flight. With these pieces, it's easy to look put together yet feel comfortable even if it's a 15+ hour flight, which I have to endure at least once a year. Below, I'm wearing leggings with a tunic length top, scarf, and faux leather jacket. Jacket: Top Shop Petites, Top: Free People, Leggings: Victoria's Secret, Flats: Kenneth Cole Reaction 'Slip On By' , Bag: Gap Ever since Danny, a good friend of ours, moved down to Miami for work, my friends and I have luckily been visiting him at least once a y

Black & White - Christian Louboutin Flats + Land's End Silk Shirt Review

Luckily, I won a spot last week in the Outnet's Christian Louboutin Secret Sale and since participants were only limited to one purchase, I settled on the Balinodono patent-leather ballet flats. I was very upset at first because I unknowingly signed up for the sale under "Shipping to: United Kingdom" at the top of the page (though my account information clearly states I am located in the United States so take note if you ever sign up for anything on the Outnet )! I found out nothing could be done after trying to fix it through customer service but surprisingly, even with the expensive shipping from the UK to the US, the total price was still cheaper (about $20-30) than if I purchased from the US location so it all worked out in the end. After much deliberation, I have decided not to keep them because they are a bit too big on me yet a bit too tight at the toes too and I also prefer less toe cleavage. I was hoping they would be as comfortable as the Simple 100 pumps I pur

Fall Back - Burberry Billington + Apple iPhone 5S Case Review

Yay to gaining an extra hour today thanks to the end of Daylight Savings Time (but it just means getting up an hour earlier for me). Jacket: Burberry London 'Billington Peplum Jacket' , Pants: Madewell (old), Bag: Goyard St. Louis PM, Shoes: Kenneth Cole Reaction 'Fun Hunt' (old) After reading about Extrapetite's recommendation of the Burberry Billington Peplum Jacket , I became obsessed with it. I ended up purchasing her other recommendation, the Burberry Brit Rushworth Coat as well as another that caught my eye - the Burberry Brit Shenstone Cropped Trench with Belt . The Rushworth was too roomy for my taste but the Shenstone fit pretty well. I really only wanted to keep one though and ended up keeping the Billington, which I absolutely love. The material is a very nice and smooth yet thick cotton that is not thin like their classic trenches nor as heavy as their wool coats like the Rushworth. As you can see in the photo below, the back has really nice pe

Catskills + Woodbury Commons Haul

Last weekend, I went on a mini getaway to an inn in the Catskills. The beautiful Lake Joseph and roasting marshmallows over the outdoor fire pit :) On the way there (and also on the way back), my boyfriend A and I stopped by the outlet mall Woodbury Commons. I picked  things up from A/X, Loft, Banana Republic, Gap, and Ann Taylor, which are all petite-friendly brands. The first thing I picked up is an A/X lightweight jacket, which I love. It's a mixture of girly and tough because it's moto style but with peplum on the bottom and is made of a soft, thin material that has a shiny texture to it. A/X doesn't make clothes especially for petites so I'll have to get the sleeves shortened as you can see in the below photo (I clipped the desired length with a binder clip on my right arm).  Size XS Next stop was LOFT, where I picked up two sweaters for the coming winter, which I hear is going to be especially cold. :( Size XXSP Speaking of which, there's

Who, What, and Why

Based in Brooklyn, New York, I'm very petite at under 5' and 93 pounds. Since I'm in the midst of a crazy shopping spree that tends to happen every few months, I've decided to finally share my finds. Now that I'm past my mid-twenties, I have a lot of experience under my belt with petite-friendly brands through much trial and error. Since I work in the fashion field, I am luckily not required to dress conservatively and can wear what I please so I tend to wear a mixture of classic and trendy pieces. I've been following bloggers Extra Petite , Wendy's Lookbook , and Lustforlife for a while now and really appreciate how much they have helped the petite fashion community. I find myself purchasing a number of their recommendations and want to contribute additional insight on items they feature that others may also be considering for purchase too. Aside from shopping, I also love food - both eating out and cooking - which is why I've been going to the gy