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Cold-Shoulder Chambray Dress

We took these photos on our way to our very first family vacation in June. Stay tuned for those vacation photos. I’ve been wanting to visit the Point Defiance Rose Garden for some time now but didn’t want to drive an hour to get there. This trip was the perfect time to stop by since it was on the way. The rose garden is beautiful. It’s a perfect place for photos. I highly recommend visiting it. It’s located by the Point Defiance zoo so you can combine your visit to the garden with the zoo. I’ve heard a lot of great things about the zoo so we’re definitely coming back to the visit it and check out the garden again.

Summer is in full swing in Seattle. It hasn’t rained for over 51 days now, crazy right? We broke the record. I’m definitely not complaining about it. This beautiful summer weather is perfect for wearing dresses. Dresses are my favorite fashion staple. It doesn’t take a lot of effort to style them. Plus they give you the instant feminine look. This cold-shoulder chambray dress is so sweet and adorable. I love the beautiful silhouette of this dress.The ruffle overlay is just so pretty. The tiered skirt with ruffled hem gives it a feminine feel to this dress. I’m wearing an extra small in petite. It’s currently on sale for under $27.00. This chambray version is sold out but you can get it in floral prints and black.

How gorgeous are these peonies in my bag? They’re from my garden. They were in full bloomed when we left for our vacation. It was a hot weekend so by the time we returned they were pretty much done. I wish the peony season lasts all summer long.

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My outfit:
Dress: Old Navy
Shoes: Franco Sarto (similar here)
Straw Tote: old (similar here)

Jimmy’s Outfit:
Top: H&M (available in other colors)
Jeans: Levi’s

Jayce’s Outfit:
Top: Carter’s (similar here)
Vest: Gap (similar here)
Jeans: Carter’s

Fashion

Floral Maxi Dress + Tips for finding Maxi Dresses for Petites

Floral dresses are my favorite things to wear in spring/summer.  Flowers always put me in a cheerful mood and so do the floral dresses. This flowy maxi dress is so pretty and sweet. It has so many pretty details. I love how the waist tie helps accentuate my waistline and makes me look slimmer.  The v-neck and side slits add just the perfect amount of sexiness. The puff sleeves aren’t usually my thing but I actually like how they look on this dress. I think they add an extra feminine appeal to the entire look. I wore my favorite strappy heels to keep this look feminine. This is a calf length dress and fits me perfectly as a maxi.

I love maxi dresses but being extra petite, I always have difficult time finding ones that fit me without having to cut off ¼ of the dress. Most maxi dresses I fell in love with aren't available in petite. I either end up needing a complicated alteration or  losing pretty hem details. The complicated alterations can cost more than the price of the dress. Lately, I’ve been experimenting with midi and calf length dresses and loving the results. Most of them fit me perfectly as a maxi. Question for my fellow petites, how do you shop for maxi dresses? I’d love to hear your tips.

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Outfit:

Dress: H&M

 

Fashion

Split Bell Sleeve Dress

You may recall reading about my love for pastels in my previous post. I’m continuing my pastel outfit series. Here is another pastel outfit that I absolutely adore. Blue has always been one of my favorite colors. Doesn’t this pastel blue make you think of a warm beautiful spring day?

I’m so glad to see the bell sleeve trend continues into spring. These split bell sleeves add a playfulness touch to this dress. This dress would have been plain and boring without them. I also love how versatile this dress is. Accessories are fun and easy way to change up an outfit. Necklaces are my favorite way to dress up a look. My all time favorite statement pearl necklace from Ann Taylor worked beautifully to take this look to the next level. For a casual look, throw on a khaki trench and summer sandals and you’re good to go.

For reference, I’m wearing a size 4. This dress is super affordable at less than $25. What is your current favorite spring trend?

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Outfit:

Dress: Boohoo

Shoes: old (similar here)

Bag: Prada Saffiano Cuir Twin Bag

Necklace: Ann Taylor

 

Fashion

Blush Bow Back Dress

I love everything pastels for this spring. They’re just so pretty and feminine. You’ll be seeing a lot of pastel looks on this blog. This blush tone makes me think of the beautiful cherry blossoms. This isn't just a simple bodycon dress, it comes with a fun twist. It has gorgeous back details. I absolutely adore the open back and bow details. The square neckline and knee length skirt make this dress suitable for the office (pair it with a long cardigan to hide the open back). 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 so important to choose the right 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, it 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

All about the classics

This look is all about my favorite classic pieces. Turtleneck sweaters and camel coats are timeless pieces that will never go out of style. I always reach for turtleneck sweaters over and over during cold months.

I’ve looked everywhere and tried on so many different camel coats to find the perfect coat I would love and wear year after year. After months of searching I finally found it. This coat features a perfect balance of masculine and feminine elements. I fell in love with the strong structure and sleek lines. The tailored fit and soft luxe textures are beautiful feminine details which I adore. This coat is a perfect example of where masculine meets feminine details.

I've worn this coat a ton since I got it. The neutral color goes with everything from simple tees to dresses and sweaters.  This coat is sold out but I’m sharing other similar styles that I think are also beautiful (see below).

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Sweater: Ann Taylor

Coat: Zara sold out (love this, this and this)

Jeans: Banana Republic (similar here)

Shoes:Louise et Cie

Photography: Gems & Joy