Miroslava Autumn Inspiration

Today’s inspiration for an Aussie autumn season, is non other than Miroslava. Reppin’ for all the petites out there. I cannot get enough of her, especially in this bright yellow floral biker jacket. Love. <3

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Out Come the Burberry’s

Most people don’t enjoy the rain. I bet you would, if your rain boots were as fun as mine.

Loving the puddles in my Burberry Haymarket Check Rain Boots :)

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rain boots – burberry
white tee – miss shop

denim cutoffs – bardot
sunglasses – marc by marc jacobs
necklace – lovisa

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Petite Sandal Love

One of the best moments in life for me is when I walk to the front door to see that the wonderful postman has left a brown boxed package. It is of course, a shipment from my favourite petite shoe store IN THE WORLD… Pretty-Small-Shoes!

One of the new petite shoes I got was a pair of ‘Lopez‘ in size 34. I love the style, the strap over the toes and the tie-up laces by the ankles. They are made of really nice soft leather suede and very comfortable to wear.

Today was a gorgeous summer Saturday – No better time to wear them!

petite-stylist-petite-sandalsplain navy dress – sunnygirl
black bandeau – supre
necklace – lovisa
sunnies – marc for marc jacobs
petite black sandals – pretty-small-shoes

Have a lovely weekend everyone!

JL x

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Thigh Splits + Mimco Yellow

My boyfriends car had a broken air compressor. We had no air con in the house and it’s swelteringly hot here in the Southern Hemisphere. So what to do on hot summer days? Lay under a tree with a good book or magazine and enjoy the breeze by the river banks. That is exactly what I did on this particular day at New Farm Park. Followed up by some lovely iced coffees on James St and randomly bumping into friends.

On hot days… Must. Wear. Breathable. Cotton.

I’m wearing a loose plain lilac tank tucked into a thigh-high split black skirt – Extra breathable! I’ve accessorised with a white vintage belt and a vintage floral beaded necklace. The bag is Mimco, in a bright season-appropriate yellow colour. The sandals also yellow, with metal plate detailing, from Tony Bianco.

Loving summer days… <3

lilac tank – (old) sportsgirl
black thigh split maxi skirt – market
jewellery – mixed vintage & lovisa
sandals – tony bianco
bag – mimco 

 

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Petite Celebrities at the 2013 Golden Globes

What an amazing night of style, glamour and talent! The Golden Globes is possibly one of my favourite events of the year where you get to see celebrity after celebrity out showing of their designer outfits. I do love it.

“Who are you wearing tonight ? – “ 

Responses would range from; “Chanel Couture”, “Miu Miu”, “Givenchy”, “Tom Ford”, “Dior”…

The petite celebrities seem to be following a colour trend of nude, at this years Golden Globes and trends such a fishtail gowns and thigh-high splits made appearances. Stand out for me was Amy Adams (5’4″) in the gorgeous Marchesa fishtail gown, Kerry Washington (5’4″ in her nude bejewelled Miu Miu dressEva Longoria (5’2″) in the daring Emilio Pucci number – doing her best ‘Angelina at the Oscars‘ impression and Isla Fisher’s (5’2″)  embellished Reem Acra dress.

Another notable outfit for the evening comes from non-petite (5’6″) Kate Hudson, rocking an edgy Alexander McQueen dress with gold accented shoulders. Ah-mazing!

Hope you guys enjoyed the styles too! x

(all pictures – Getty Images)

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Hit Me With Canary Yellow

Leighton Meester #5

FYI guys. A pop of canary yellow is pretty mad. Check lovely Leighton!

J.L x

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Neon + Leather for Petites

Hello lovelies!

Sorry – I know it has been a ridiculously long time since my last blog post. But you ought to know by now, I’m a bit seasonal like that. I have a great run, then I get side-tracked onto other projects. But hey, at least I seem to come back. :)

What’s new since September 2012?

  • I’ve hardly gone shopping – Then saved $!
  • There was Christmas and New Year
  • Played by the beach and pool
  • Got more tanned…
  • Gadget-wise – The BF got me an iPad mini (How fitting for a petite? Love!!)

OK, so I don’t have a good enough or busy enough schedule to excuse myself from updating my blog. But now I’ve got a couple of things lined up – Yay! And this is my first blog post for 2013!

The look I’m trying is… ‘Neon + Leather’.

This has been a look I’ve been wanting to try out for a while. But it has been too hot for leather. Alas, I was convinced by the Boxing Day sales to pick up a pair of Bardot leather high-waisted shorts. From $69.00 to just $35.00! It was a steal. I then picked up a $15.00 neon tee from Myer and accessorised accordingly.

I love how high-waisted-anythings are still in trend. They do many favours for the petite-framed-woman. 1. It accentuates your waist- giving you you more feminine figure (for those afraid of being mistaken for a 12 year old girl), 2. It lengthens your legs. And, 3. It can easily be worn with loose / ill-fitting tops.

For this ‘Neon + Leather’ look, my recommendations would be to go easy on the accessories. Keep it modern and minimal. The statement piece of the outfit, really is the neon and leather combination – it needs no big extras. If you over-accessorise, you run the risk of looking like you’re heading to a rock concert, as opposed to making it an everyday look. I’ve accessorised my outfit with a spiky neon and metallic necklace, a black leather and suede ‘Electric Baroque Mini Day’ bag from Mimco and gorgeous petite black-studded flats, from Pretty-Small-Shoes.

As it is a New Year, don’t be afraid to try  different looks! All it may need is one piece to bring an outfit from old & dated, to trendy.

J.L x

neon green top – miss shop
black leather shorts – bardot
studded black flats – pretty-small-shoes.com
black leather + suede bag – mimco
spiky necklace & ring – lovisa
retro white watch – tgifoundit.com.au
sunglasses – marc for marc jacobs 

 

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Petite Review – Black Milk Swimsuit

Yay! So excited to get my Black Milk Clothing swimsuit in the mail.

I purchased it during the ‘Sick Puppies’ release. If anyones ever witnessed the Black Milk releases, it’s insane. That count down and all the hype surrounding it just makes me want to whip my plastic card out – which I did!

I got this swimsuit with skulls on it. I know, it sounds a little out-there, but it doesn’t have to look gothic. You can brighten it up by introducing colours. I wore it with some red high-waisted pleated shorts and some shimmery light gold flats.

The swimsuit fits perfectly for me in a size S (small). Like I’ve mentioned before, I find myself more comfortable in size 8 these days, so a size S fits perfect.

  • Fits good around the bust with bra
  • The length on torso is good and not too tight
  • The bottom is great and doesn’t ride up!

Oh! And Churro, my puppy, wanted to be in the picture. :)

skulls swimsuit – blackmilk clothing
red pleated shorts – markets in Philippines
gold flats ‘pretty ballerina’ – pretty-small-shoes
knotted necklace – lovisa 

 

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Petite Review: Petite Miss Selfridge Blue Maxi

Some of you may have taken note of my Facebook post regarding a “few Miss Selfridge goodies”. Well, here is one of them (Yay! But sorry it took a while to post) – My petite turquoise maxi dress from Miss Selfridge.

Standing at 4″11′, I find it super hard to find a maxi dress with the correct length. If I am lucky enough to find a dress designed to graze the shins of ‘regular sized’ women, I’d get that. But it’s rare to find. Another option is to go to Targets’ kids section and find a simple style maxi dress. One that it not noticeably from the childrens side of the store and one that is in stretchy material (to give room to more womanly assets). Otherwise, I make sure I take my non-fitting-maxis on my next trip to Philippines, where I’m sure to find a seamstress to hem them for less than $1. But my favourite option (and highly preferable one), would be to get one from a petite womens range.

The dress I got is from the petite section of Miss Selfridge in their sale section for £38. I got it shipped to Australia, which took just over a week to arrive on standard shipping.

dress - miss selfridge (petites)
bracelet - lovisa
shoes - pretty-small-shoes
sunglasses- marc for marc jacobs 

Review:

  • For a style like this I would definitely go for a size UK6 as it looks loose fitting, however, it has sold out so what I am wearing is a size UK8.
  • What I was most looking forward to was finding out how the length was. With flats on, just grazes the floor. But the length is great with 2 inch heels.
  • It was a little too saggy at the front, since I’m not top-heavy.
  • Straps were a bit too long, causing the little buckles show at the front of the dress.
  • I loved the style of the dress! Loved the shorter inner layer with the sheer layer being longer
  • It felt very comfortable to wear.
  • You need to wear the stick-on-bras to show off the lovely partly-backless dress.

I accessorised this outfit with a pair of Pretty-Small-Shoes nude patent opentoe heels (featuring cute little cut-outs). This style is no longer available but they have plenty of similar styles available (Pretty-Small-Shoes, opentoe).

I hope this review helps give you reference to the length of a petite-sized Miss Selfridge maxi dress on a 4″11′ little lady.

J.L x

 

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Petite Style Adventures: One LBD, Two Styles

It starts with the basics. One little black dress. I added a pair of tights (because it was a little chilly) and some small sized black wedge ankle boots from Pretty-Small-Shoes.

These two looks I’m going to show you are completely different styles. One requires a bit of swagger and the other, well, is just safe but lovely. It’s so easy to change an entire look, everyone can do this!

black mini dress – temt
silicon jelly watch – TGI Found It
tights – pretty-small-shoes
wedge ankle boots – pretty-small-shoes
silver plated collar necklace – forever 21 

First Look: Animal Print
Where to wear it? Parties, the park, the movies, pizza dates

Change up the look by adding something bold like bright colours or animal prints.

I actually dug out this oversized-animal-printed-hoodie from the bottom of my closet. For obvious reasons, I thought I couldn’t get away with wearing something so out-there (I did after all pick this up from a random market in Hong Kong when I was about 18). But I thought my plain black outfit lacked a bit of excitement. And what’s more exciting than animal prints? Oh, maybe neon!

I didn’t over-accessorise with this outfit because I felt the prints were already quite heavy. So I kept it to a minimal with a silver plated collar necklace.

oversized-animal-print-hoodie – Hong Kong markets
sunnies – miu miu 

Second Look: The Double Breasted Vest
Where to wear it? Brunch, Lunch with the ladies, shopping, coffee dates

No, the manly type of vests. Something a little feminine but smart. The idea is to make it look like you went through all this effort of putting an outfit together, when in fact it’s only two pieces of clothing – Black dress and vest. Simple!

Go for a vest similar to this where you can tie it up at the waist or belt it. Make sure you don’t loose your figure amongst this second layer. Otherwise, they’d be no point to the look. It’s meant to be ladies-lunching-appropriate. :)

I used the same accessories and shoes but added a clutch for this look.

teal double breasted vest – forever 21
clutch – forever 21

There’s plenty of other ways to dress up a LBD, if you want to share your ideas, LET ME KNOW and I’LL TRY IT!

J.L x

 

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