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Throwback Thursday - Chichen Itza, Motorcycles, and Thanksgiving!

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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.

 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. :)



Leaving you with the fortune cookie quote, "Your winsome smile will be your sure protection."

Ann Taylor Reviews, Cheesecake, + Black Friday Deals!

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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).

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. If you're looking for a nice lightweight jacket that is trendy and chic, I would recommend this.

The second and third items I thought are worth mentioning are the only two items…

Casual Weekend Wear + Fitbit Flex Review

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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.


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 it on (besides for charging or jumping into a jacuzzi). It can, however, be worn in the shower and be su…

Sunny Miami + Snowy New York

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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:

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:

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 unisex S/M touch tech gloves fit pretty well, with just a little bit of space at the top of some fingers. I'm hoping they'll shrink a little to fit better after putting them in the dryer but they work well enough with my phone now. (*Edit: The gloves did not shri…

Airport Style + Miami!

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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.

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 year. We're so familiar with his neighborhood now, it feels like our vacation home. :)
Once in Miami, I shed the leggings, scarf, and jacke…

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

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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

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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).

After reading about Extrapetite's recommendation of the Burberry Billington Peplum Jacket, I became obsessed with it. I ended up purchasing her other recommendation, theBurberry 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 peplum detailing. The only alterations I needed were the shortening of the sleeves and belt loops, which came out to $25 each if you purchase through Saks Fifth Avenue. If you pu…

Catskills + Woodbury Commons Haul

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Last weekend, I went on a mini getaway to an inn in the Catskills.

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). 
Next stop was LOFT, where I picked up two sweaters for the coming winter, which I hear is going to be especially cold. :( Speaking of which, there's a promotion going on to save 40% off your purchase at LOFT.com and $15 off every $75 you spend at any LOFT Outlet:


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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 gym at…