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Sunday, September 30, 2012

Bloggers Do Oxblood Better

Today is a very special day, and I wanted to do an outfit post that would reflect that.  Today is the Mid-Autumn Moon Festival, which means today is a full moon.  While here in the United States, we go by the solar (or Yang, meaning male) calendar, in certain parts of China, people still go by the lunar (or Yin, meaning female) calendar.  During this time, people usually go around eating mooncakes and lighting lanterns.  This celebration is mostly associated with the Moon Goddess (and no, I'm not talking about Sailor Moon.  ^_^ ), and how she is coming down from her palace on the moon to enjoy the treats which we mere mortals have to offer her.

In honor of the Moon Goddess, and with thanks to Pretty Shiny Sparkly for hosting this challenge, I give you my Bloggers Do Oxblood Better outfit.

 I think I might have overdone it with the Oxblood... ^_^;  As you can see, this is a very popular color in my wardrobe.

First off, let's start with the dress.  I got this dress on sale at Macy's years ago for a close relative's wedding.  She even asked me to be a bride's maid.  Usually people would just wear a dress like this once and throw it out, but I love the color of it so much that I've kept it all this time.  The dress is from Betsy & Adam by Linda Bernell in a size 6 petite.  I was a bit heavier during that time, but I remember that this dress hugged my curves in all the right ways, and it still does!  From this picture, you can see that the dress has a bit of a sheen to it, so every time I move, I feel like I'm walking in water.  I love finding new ways to wear old favorites!

Moving on to the accessories, and starting with my Amrita Singh necklace.  I got this necklace some time ago, but I never got around to wearing it.  It's a beautiful, heavy piece that I also saw on Betty Draper on Mad Men one time, although I believe, it might have been in a different color.  I loved the stones on this piece paired with the gold, so I added on my Ann Taylor rustic gold lace cuff to my outfit.  I like how you can adjust the cuff to fit your wrist, because mine is very, very small.  Most bracelets just fall off my arm, but not this one!  I've also gotten compliments from friends for this cuff.

Finally, we have my Hermes 30 cm Rogue in Togo leather with gold hardware Birkin.  (That was a mouthful, wasn't it?)  This bag holds a special place in my heart.  I ordered this bag from a consignment store off of Ebay, when I had one too many glasses of wine.  I probably wouldn't have clicked the Buy It Now button if it hadn't been because of the wine, but it was a color that I loved, and it was in gold hardware!  It came on the day of my birthday, and I wore it that same day to my party.  It was fabulous.  I topped everything off with my YSL lipstick.  Don't you just love the pretty packaging of the tube?

Check out to see what other outfits other bloggers have cooked up!

Saturday, September 29, 2012

The Little White Dress

 I love this dress.  I get so many compliments whenever I wear this dress from complete strangers.  I got this dress earlier in the summer around the time when all the other bloggers were talking about the Trina Turk collection at Banana Republic.  Since I'm not much of a print person, I wasn't really interested in the collection, but I was looking for a good quality white dress.  I actually saw this dress on the second to last episode of Glee Season 3, where the Glee club finally won the national championship.  Rachel was wearing this dress here, and I knew I had to have it.

The dress is very well made, and the heavy fabric doesn't wrinkle easily.  I love the detailing on the waist and the pockets!  A dress with pockets!  I'm in love.  Did I happen to mention that by the way?  ^_^  As for the size, I got my regular size 4.  There are no petite sizes in this dress.  The dress is a little roomy on me, but I think for a white dress, it should be a little roomy.  Of course, the opposite is true for black dresses, in my opinion.

I paired the dress with my black Celine nano bag with silver hardware.  Another one of my loves.  It looks like such a small bag, but it actually holds quite a bit.  I usually just sling it across my chest, messenger style, and it will hit right at my waist, emphasizing it even more.  I love the combination!

I hope everyone is enjoying their weekend!

Tuesday, September 18, 2012

Leather and Fur Luxe

Banana Republic Brown Leather Sheath dress, old white faux fur scarf (or is it a stole?), Prada Dsquared Baroque Sunglasses, old Forever 21 purse

Hello everyone!  Welcome to my first Petite Fashion Challenge (aka PFC)!  We were asked to pick our favorite Summer or Fall 2012 trend and make it work for us.  I thought: That's going to be easy!  The first thing that popped into my mind was leather!  If you know me, you'll know that I'm addicted to leather.  I have at least three leather jackets, two leather pants, two faux leather leggings, a leather skirt, and finally, more recently, this brown leather dress.  (Of course, I didn't include all the leather bags and boots that I currently own, but that's another story.)

This leather dress is currently out of stock online, but there might still be a few available in stores.  There are also a few of these dresses available on Ebay as well.  I bought my dress in stores for 40% off that they had one Wednesday, and it is also a size 2 petite.  Yes, petite.  They only had the regular sizes online at the time, but a few stores sell this dress in the petite sizes.  I'm usually a size 4 in dresses, but this dress was a bit loose on me when I tried it on, and I had to go a size down.  There is one thing that I don't like about this dress.  The hem of this dress looks like it has been cut with scissors.  Other than that, I have absolutely no problems with this dress, although some people complained about the zipper getting caught.  I didn't have this problem though.

Check out pandaphilia's post to find the links to other petite fashion bloggers for their ideas!