Hello loves! I love having bell sleeves tops. They make me feel so royal and important (like a she-elf from LOTR lol). So you can only imagine the joy that I had when I found this dramatic bell sleeve top. The bell sleeves are so long and romantic!


As far as sizing is concerned, this top runs true to size. I am wearing it in a size S. I will disclose that if you do like showing off your mid-section, this top may be one you will want to avoid. This top also come in several colors – each of which are linked on the bottom of the page.



I am so excited to be partnering with the Glance App to show you all first hand just how long and flows this bell sleeve top really is! I love how this app is allowing me to authentically show you how this top fits and looks when worn on a day-to-day basis.

What are some of your favorite trends this year? Let me know by leaving me a comment below. xx


Top: Free People; also available here, here, and here // Jeans: BLANK NYC // Shoes: UGG ; also here

An extended thank you to the Glance App for sponsoring this post! 


Hello beautiful world! I have always hesitated with getting a pair of wide leg pants in the past out of fear that they would make me appear to be even shorter than I already am. It turns out that petite women can wear just about anything: it’s all about how you style a piece. So don’t let your height limit you ladies!




When it comes to wide leg pants, I like to wear them high waisted. In doing so, you will add height rather than compromise it. I chose to pair my pants with my favorite off the shoulder top. Also consider using a silk came (tucked of course) and a crop blazer for an even more polished look. Add a pair of heels from some additional height and your look is complete!


As a side note, if you are ever in Philly you have to check out the Philadelphia Magic Gardens! This incredible piece of art immerses you into the artistic mind of Isaiah Zagar. He has spent years adding color to the south side of Philly by adding colorful mosaics to walls and buildings. It is truly a spectacular sight and even more incredible in person! I am not exaggerating when I say that this pictures do not do this place justice.


Do you wear wide leg pants? How do you style them? Let me know how by leaving me a comment below. Love you guys!


Top: Banana Republic // Pants: Banana Republic (OLD) ; similar here // Shoes: UGG ; similar here // Sunglasses: Francescas (OLD) similar here



Hello loves! After a year of finishing college, I still find it weird that I am not going back to school this semester. It sounds incredibly nerdy, but I love school! What can I say, I am one of those people who has a knack for learning. And of course, I always look forward to adding a few pieces to my closet when the fall semester comes around.



One problem I always face when the weather starts to get cooler is that I am always cold! So jackets and sweaters are my go-to pieces to say the least. I love wearing a leather jacket to add some edge to my look. I chose to pair my leather jacket with a wine colored floral top and white jeans. Even after Memorial Day, I always wear white jeans. Might as well make the most of all your pieces right?



It is tempting to wear sweatpants to class. However, any time I have ever done this, I get restless. Sweatpants make me anxious to get back to my bed rather than pay attention to a lecture. Instead of sweatpants, wear jogger pants instead! You can dress them up with your favorite bodysuit or long sleeve shirt. I love wear heels with jogger pants but if you are not into wearing heels at school, wear your favorite ankle booties instead! You can view the origianl post here.


Shop business casual pants here:

Regardless of what major you are in, you are going to need a business casual look. This will come in handy for internships, networking events and when you need to make presentations.  You only get the chance to make a good impression once. Make your impression count by dressing professionally. You don’t have to spend a fortune to dress well. Below are some looks that can be put together based on your budget. I a guide to some of my favorite business casual pants here. When in doubt, you can always go with a conservative trench dress or any dress for that matter!

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Additionally, dressing well as school is only part of the equation. You also have to have reliable technology and gear to keep you focused through the semester. Having a bag that can carry your school supplies + your laptop is essential. I have been in the market for a new laptop bag myself. The one that I have now is from Aldo and it has lasted me about 5 years. Below I have listed some of bags that I have had my eye on.

I hope this post was helpful. College is an amazing time for you to shine your brightest. Dress for success and keep your expectations high with your studies. To everyone starting a new semester, best of luck! You are going to be amazing!



timeless-optimist-fashion-blog-pink-cold-shoulder-ruffle-rompertimeless-optimist-fashion-blog-francescas-bekah-ruffle-cold-shoulder-romperIf there is one color I cannot help gravitating towards, it’s pink. The color is truly starting to grow on me more and more this year. At a recent shopping trip, I had two wonderful girls help me find this pink romper. The moment I put it on, I felt that I could take on the world (perhaps because I felt like Elle Woods when she got accepted to law school).timeless-optimist-fashion-blog-alex-and-ani-wonder-woman-cufftimeless-optimist-fashion-blog-alli-laser-cut-peep-toe -shootieThis romper runs true to size (I am wearing it in a size S). I am not exaggerating when I say that I have been using this romper over and over for the past two weeks (with several washes as need of course lol). To complete my look, I selected a blush sandal and my favorite leather jacket. I decided to wear my Wonder Woman cuff with this look and not much more. This is a piece that has a statement all to itself. No need to over accessorize!timeless-optimist-fashion-blog-blanknyc-faux-leather-jackettimeless-optimist-fashion-blog-petite-fashionDo you have an pieces in your wardrobe that automatically boost your confidence? Feel free to let me know by leaving me a comment below!


Romper: Francescas // Shoes: Francescas // Jacket: BlankNYC // Cuff: Alex and Ani







Hi loves! I trust you all are having an amazing week. You may notice from my posts here (and on Instagram) that I really love LC Lauren Conrad. There are many reason why I love this brand but I feel I should give you a bit of back story. I promise to keep it short hehe.

Flashback six years ago, I started my second job as a cashier at Kohls. And I would end up keeping my second job for five years. What can I say, the employee discount and deals as Kohls are hard to resist. Year after year, my closet would constantly be updated with LC Lauren Conrad merchandise. While I no longer work for Kohls, I still cannot get enough of this brand.

LC Lauren Conrad is Lauren Conrad’s fashion line at Kohls. Recently, there has been a new swim and maternity line has been released to online and in store. However, LC Lauren Conrad also sells handbags, home decor, shoes and even jewelry. I am hoping that this brand considers making petite styled clothing (cough, cough with lots of love).

My printed smocked peasant top is in size S. Keep in mind that this a sheer chiffon top so you may want to wear a came under it. I like to use a cam bodysuit so that I can wear this top with a jeans or a skirt. This is certainly a piece that will be perfect to transition from summer to fall.

What are some of your favorite pieces from LC Lauren Conrad? Feel free to let me know in the comments below.

Top: LC Lauren Conrad // Jeans: Paige // Clutch: Francescas (SOLD OUT) ; similar here and here // Shoes: UGG; also here