Thursday, December 15, 2011

Review: Sequin Dress and Platform Sandals

I’ll skip Christmas and go straight to New Year’s Eve in this dress.

Oh yes, I’m totally lovin’ the sequins trend this year. If it’s shiny, sparkly, or glittery…I want! Go bold and beautiful because it’s the holidays, so let loose!

Life’s too short to be a wallflower forever.

Tuesday, December 13, 2011

Review: J.Crew Cable V-neck Sweater

What do you think? Is this sweater a keeper?

I picked up the J.Crew sweater in forest green soon after writing this post. The cable pattern, the soft material, and the deep saturated color beckoned me in.

Saturday, December 10, 2011

Outfit Recap for Second Week of December

I have really been paying out for tailoring costs lately.  So when Mr PEMS suggested I simply fold over a bit of the extra waist material on this skirt and sew it secure with a button, I gave it a try.  I have to say that I love the extra visual interest it adds........

Wednesday, December 7, 2011

The t+j Designs Style Challenge!

Hosted by I am Stylish/T + J Designs and judged by blogs Alterations Needed, Extra Petite and I am Khatu, participants were asked to “take a piece of jewelry, maybe a statement piece that you don’t wear often but would like to or just your favorite stand out piece and put an outfit together.”

Friday, December 2, 2011

My Black Friday Purchases, Part 1: The Little Black Dress

On Black Friday, I purchased a couple of items from Peacock Parade's Black Friday sale. Both items have arrived, but this post is for the BIG ITEM, a black Greta Constantine dress. The dress's very different look from what I typically purchase as well as the deep discount (original price, according to Peacock Parade was just under $1,200 - bought it at $269 before taxes) both caught my eye.

Tuesday, November 29, 2011

Sunny Weekend and new T+J Jewels

 This past weekend was so sunny and nice out.  I can't believe I was able to step outside without a coat and be comfortable!

We didn't have any specific plans for the weekend, just doing errands and seeing our parents.  But I have worn this outfit to work before seeing as my work environment is really casual, but for most people this is probably only suitable for weekend wear.

Thursday, November 24, 2011

Gap 1969 Skinny Cord Leggings in Aubergine - Thanks ShortieK!

I have been looking for these pants since I saw them on Jean's September 30 post. And they were sold out even then - I went to five stores in Toronto and even searched in Manhattan when I was down there for Canadian Thanksgiving.  I probably went to seven or eight stores in total. The smallest size at every single store was a 29 waist. There were other colours available (including basic black, which I purchased), but what I wanted was aubergine. I all but gave up when I saw ShortieK's post over at the Alterations Needed forum selling the pants and I messaged her right away. Within two or so weeks, the pants came...

Wednesday, November 23, 2011

Snowboard Gear for Petites: Eddie Bauer

I don't have traditional Thanksgivings. For several years, I spent it on the slopes when my parents were avid skiers.

This year, I'm starting to look for new snowboard pants and jacket because I don't want to look like a little kid anymore. Most of my friends stay true to The North Face orBurton for their gear. Alli of Ski Petite has some great recommendations for ski gear and pants too.

Two years ago, I did a petite guide to snowboard gear. It was really general and petite sizes were pretty much non-existent. But a lot has changed and I recently discovered that Eddie Bauer has a petite department. I scoured the site and found a petite snow outfit to try in XSP.

Tuesday, November 15, 2011

Brighten Up Fall

This Fall has been a strange one, really gloomy for a few weeks and now we're starting to see the sun again. In the very beginning of fall (yes my outfit posts are THAT behind!) it was probably one of the last days I didn't feel the need to wear tights. It was still nice and warm out and my mood was lifted  so I decided to brighten up by wearing something Spring like.

Monday, November 14, 2011

OMG, It's WAAAY TOO BIG! - Loot from the Lucian Matis Sample Sale

If you follow Toronto area bloggers, you might have known about the Lucian Matis sample sale this past weekend. Lucian was a contestant on the first season of Project Runway Canada and came in second. He is known for innovative, avant-garde runway pieces that resemble art, but also has pieces that are ready-to-wear. Two of the pieces I bought include a lavender top and a below-the-knee pleated skirt.