Fashion

Blush Bow Back Dress

Kissbobo Bra

I’m in love with everything pastels for this spring. They’re just so pretty and feminine. I've a lot more pastel looks to share with you. The blush tone makes me think of the beautiful cherry blossoms. This isn't just a simple bodycon dress, it comes with a fun twist. The back is open and has an adorable bow. The square neckline and knee length skirt make this dress suitable for  the office (pair it with a long cardigan). This is such a fun dress to wear.

This dress is from ASOS Collection and it’s less than $35. This was my first time ordering from ASOS and I’ll definitely shop there again.  ASOS Collection dresses are trendy and affordable. I read reviews from other buyers that their sizes run small which is great for petites. I sized up to size 6 just in case. I think I could have gone with a size 4. I normally wear size 2 or 4 dresses. I love the design of this dress but I wish the length is more petite friendly and fabric is thicker.  The skirt hits me at an awkward length so I had it hemmed. In addition, the skirt isn’t lined and fabric is on the thin side so wearing a slip is highly recommended.

It's important to choose the undergarments. Wearing the wrong bra or underwear can ruin your outfit. A  backless adhesive bra from Kissbobo is perfect for this dress because I can show off the beautiful open back and darling bow. This bra is comfortable and adhesive works great. It stayed in place all day long. Last thing you want is the adhesive coming apart while you’re out in the public. Unfortunately I had that happened to me and oh boy, that was embarrassing.  The bra has a drawstring clasp which helps provide additional support. It comes with a storage bag so I can store it properly and safely for my next wear.   This bra is also perfect for low cut neckline and cut out clothing. Check out Kissbobo to find that perfect bra for you.

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Outfit:

Dress: ASOS Collection

Shoes: old (similar here)

Clutch: Vince Camuto (similar here)

Backless Bra: Kissbobo c/o

Fashion

Custom Made Tweed Dress

I think my fellow petites can attest to the amount of money they’ve spent on alterations. I can do simple alterations like hemming my pants but it’s time consuming so I end up going to a tailor most of the time.  You can imagine my excitement when I learned about eShakti, a custom clothing company. No more alternations, yayy! eShakti allows their customer to personalize their garments according to their height, size and style preferences at an affordable price.

I was excited when eShakti reached out to me again for a collaboration (see my previous post here). I selected this beautiful tweed dress. I customized the length to hit right above my knees because it’s the best length for my petite frame. The original design hits the model right below her knees. I could have customized the neckline and sleeve but decided to keep them the way they were. My beautiful custom dress was delivered within 10-14 days. For reference, I’m wearing a size small. eShakti allows you to order your garment according to your measurements. Since I am not very good at taking measurements so I played it safe and ordered their standard size small. It worked out really well because the dress fits me like a glove. The dress is fully lined and machine washable. The petal cap sleeves are adorable. This dress is perfect for the office. I’ve gotten so many compliments from coworkers every time I wear it. I’ve also wore it to a date night with hubby. This exact dress isn’t available in tweed anymore but you can get in a fun animal print.

I was surprised to read mixed reviews about eShakti because my experience have always been great. Both dresses I own fit me perfectly and look better in person than in photos. Have you ordered from eShakti? If so, I’d love to hear about your experience.

 

Outfit:

Dress: eShakti ℅ (similar here)

Shoes: Clarks

Thank you eShakti for partnering on this post. All opinions remain 100% honest and my own.

Beauty

Smile Brilliant Teeth Whitening Review

 

Oral hygiene has always been an important part of my life. Rinsing, brushing and flossing have been my daily ritual since I was young. These practices helped me keep my teeth healthy but they aren’t as pearly white as I’d like them to be. My love for coffee probably has a lot of do with it. Years of drinking coffee has left stains on my teeth.

I’ve used whitening strips that I purchased from stores but I hated how they made my teeth sensitive. When Smile Brilliant reached out to me I was excited to try it out. Going to the dentist would cost over $700 and these customized trays from Smile Brilliant are less than $159. What a bargain right?

The instructions were clear and easy to follow. I made the impressions using the paste provided. After I mailed them in, it took less than a week to get the custom fitted whitening trays. They were a perfect fit. I love the fact that I was able to control the length of time I wanted to use. The kit also came with desensitizing gel to help eliminate tooth sensitivity caused by whitening and prevent re-staining in the process. The active ingredient in whitening gel causes teeth to become slightly dehydrated. Desensitizing gel counteracts by temporarily blocking pores and allowing the teeth the opportunity to rehydrate. 

This is my first time ever taking close up photos of my teeth. I wanted to show you what a difference it made. I’m so happy with the results. Now I can smile confidently and show off these pearly white teeth. Click here to learn more about the benefits of using custom trays.

Don’t just take my words for it. I encourage you to read feedback from other users by visiting their reviews page.

Giveaway

I’m partnering with Smile Brilliant to give one of my readers a chance to try out these custom trays. The winner will receive $139 credit to try their teeth whitening trays + 9 whitening gel syringes.

Enter here to enter your name and e-mail. The giveaway is open internationally. If you live outside of the U.S., you will have to pay the shipping cost for sending your impressions back. Winner will be randomly selected by  April 8, 2017.  In the meantime you can use this 10% off code "doreensstyledairy". I wish you the best of luck!

 

At Home Teeth Whitening Kit

Thank you Smile Brilliant for partnering on this post. All opinions remain 100% honest and my own.

Outfit:

Top: David Lerner

Fashion Life Style

Winter Wonderland

 

These photos were taken during last month’s winter storm in Seattle. We woke up to more than 10 inches of snow. It was so beautiful outside that we couldn’t resist but to do an impromptu photo shoot. We don’t get snow in Seattle often so I was giddy with excitement to take Jayce to play outside. Let’s just say he wasn’t as excited about snow as I was. Nevertheless I love these first little moments with him.

Jayce is growing up so fast. He’ll be 7 months soon. He has been rolling over everywhere and grabbing everything he sees. His 2 bottom teeth are already out and oh boy, they’re sharp. He loves to smile and giggle. The best part about coming home is seeing how happy and excited he is to see me.

Outfit:

On Me:

Sweater: Ann Taylor (similar here)

Jeans: Banana Republic (similar here)

Beanie: Old Navy

On Jayce:

Jumpsuit : Carter's 

Fashion

Red and Pink for Valentine’s Day

With Valentine's Day right around the corner  I wanted to share this effortlessly chic look you can  rock. I love finding any excuse  to get dressed up but  this year I’m going for a casual look that’s chic and cozy. It has been so cold in Seattle lately that I just want to stay warm. With a small baby in the house I have been taking extra care of myself to avoid catching a cold so I don't pass it onto him.  

Beanies are my best friend during cold weather. This knitted pom pom beanie is so cute and cozy. I love this pretty pink color. It adds a pop of color to my neutral color outfits I’ve been wearing lately.

This  gorgeous maroon coat is a statement piece for sure. What caught my eye was the classic masculine design. This relaxed fit is perfect because I love adding a variety to my coat collection. I can throw this coat over so many different outfits and look effortlessly stylish. I get compliments everytime I wear it.

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Outfit:

Coat: Zara (similar here and here)

Beanie: Old Navy

Sweater: H&M

Shoes: Franco Sarto