When is comes to layering for the fall, it is great to reference men’s fashion. Let’s face it: men are masters of layering their jackets with sweaters and shirts. In my latest Trunk Club box, my stylist Dana sent me Free People midnight bomber jacket that has become a new favorite of mine. I am wearing it in the color moss. It also comes comes in two other colors: wine and black.
The jacket fits just above the waist line. I love that the sateen finish of the jacket because it gives a fun shimmer to it. The metal detailing of the zipper and the front sash pockets truly set this trendy piece apart from other bomber jackets. This piece is made out of one hundred percent polyester, so it is safe to machine wash.
I chose to pair my new bomber jacket with a striped pulled over sweater from Target. I am wearing it in a size S. The embroidered jeans that are featured in this shoot are from Express. I can never resist any type of floral patterns after all! 😉
During this shoot, I decided to keep my accessories to a minimum. Instead, I chose to stand out with a bold, red lipstick color. I am wearing Stila’s stay all day liquid lipstick in beso. I chose to whip out my Snow White wrap bracelet from Boho Betty for a touch of sparkle to add to my look.
My style icon is Selena Quintanilla Perez and this is certainly a piece I believe she would have worn if she was alive. Who is your fashion icon? Be sure to let me know by leaving me a comment. Don’t forget to sign up for my MAC Selena giveaway. There are only a few more weeks until it closes!
Nothing says fall like getting your hands a great wool jacket. When you find a great wool jacket, it is so much fun to add layers to it. Time and time again, Banana Republic continues to wow its customers with classic, timeless pieces. This camel melton wool short trench is no exception.
I am one of those girls who is cold-all the time! I am one of those girls who wears layers all year round. Needless to say, this jacket is great for layering and has kept me warm. I love the collar of this look because it gives an illusion of a taller neckline. I also love the belt of this jacket. It gives a flirty, hourglass silhouette. This jacket is offers high versatility for all of your special events or even a night out.
I am wearing this melton short trench in petite size 2. The length of this jacket also makes it a great piece to pair with a high-waisted pants or skirt. While this jacket is able to keep me warm it is also very light. I have also been using it in place of a blazer at work. Since the jacket is made of out wool, it is a piece that needs to be dry cleaned.
I chose to layer my jacket with a striped pulled over sweater in size S from Target. For an extra layer of warm, I also layered my look with blanket scarf (also from Target). The jeans that I have on are from Express. I am wearing them in a size 2. I am also wearing BP botties in 6 size (if you have a wide foot, defintely got for half a size up). This is a fun, classic look that you ae going to want to wear and restyle all year-long. Feel free to leave your comments below and do not forget to enter my MAC Selena giveaway that is ending at the end of the month.
Crop tops are a great piece to add to your closet. I love to wear them with waisted pants and skirts (particularly because they make my petite frame appear to be taller). With the warmer weather we have been experiencing on the east coast in the past few week, crop tops can continue to be your go-to pieces. With a great pair of jeans and your favorite booties, this look is great for a casual day.
I am wearing this Snow White french terry crop sweatshirt in majolica blue. The same pattern can also be purchased in black and a cream color. This collection has been very true to its sizing. I am wearing this piece in a size S. Crop tops can be a little intimidating (especially of you are not crazy about how your abs look). Believe me, I understand. Regardless, you don’t have to be super athletic to rock this top (I may be skinny but I am not fit by any means haha).
The jeans that I am wearing are a lot of fun to wear because they are full of attitude. Not to mention, they are perfect to pair with your favorite pair of booties or sneakers. The jeans that are featured in these images are by Blank NYC. They offer a great contrast to the feminine details from the crop sweatshirt. These jeans are titled as destroyed skinny jeans in double tap that (I get a kick out of the name of the wash lol).These jeans are sold out but you can purchase a similar pair here.
Since the crop sweatshirt is a blend of cotton and polyester. In order to preserve the sizing of this piece, be sure to hand wash it. I would also lay this piece to dry. Putting this sweatshirt in the dryer will be sure to make it shrink. Don’t be hesitate with crop tops. Give them a chance!
2016 has been a big year for Selena Quintanilla Perez (aka Queen of Tejano). Madame Tussaud in Hollwood unveiled to the world a wax figurine of Selena (it’s about time lol). She is finally getting a star on the Hollywood walk of fame and a Selena’s Ones CD has a special edition that was just released. So it only makes sense that twenty-one years after her death, fans were thrilled to hear that MAC was releasing a Selena collection. I have been waiting for this collection for two years and could not wait to get my hands on it. Call me crazy but I arranged to go into work as a later time so I could wait to purchase these pieces in store before they sold out. Anything for Selenas!
In the spirit of Selena’s kind and giving heart, I wanted to give the chance for one lucky winner to indulge in MAC’s new cosmetic line. Yes, you read right. I am giving away a set of Selena’s MAC collection for someone to enjoy as much as I have. Growing up, I never had to purchase high-end make-up brands like MAC. So when it was announced that MAC was coming out with a Selena collection, I knew that I wanted to keep her legacy alive by giving back to someone who could really use some extra kindness in their life.
Left: Amor Prohibido | Center: Como la Flor | Right: Dreaming of You
The giveaway will include all five shades of eye shadow, the black liquid liner, mascara, bronzer, three signature lipsticks and a blush brush. The collection sold out quickly both online and in stores. Thankfully, MAC has announced that they will be re-stocking this line in January. To get started, be sure to fill out the form below. Best of luck to each and everyone of you.
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Red is such a fun color to wear because it looks fabulous on everyone! Banana Republic is one of my go to stores because of its vast collection of petite styled clothing. The scalloped pocket dress featured in this post offers a lot of versatility that you can use at work and on a night out. The dress is made out of a thick (but not overbearing) fabric that is very flattering. I love that it is slimming at the waist (something we ladies can never get enough of haha). Certainly, this is one of the best investment pieces I have made this year!
Because of the gold acsents on the military jacket, I decided to use my cork clutch that has gold undertones in it. I didn’t want to over-power this look with too much black, so I chose to style this look with white pumps. This dress is also perfect to pair with your set of flats. As consider pairing this bold red dress with your favorite blazer. The jacket that I chose to pair with this dress is a miliary jacket that I purchased from Express (similar one can be found here). The scalloped detailing of this dress gives a fun, flirty touch. As such, I chose to add a masculine piece to help contrast a this classy piece. Doing so allows for you to have a polished, modern look.
All in all, this is a look that is effortless to put together and will be a knock-out wherever you go. This is a dress that you will be sure to use over and over again. The best part? It is currently on sale! This is a piece that will defintely going to be my go to dress for holiday parties. It’s never a bad idea to plan ahead of these things after all. 😉
Petite fashion myth: petite women cannot wear ponchos. This “fact” is absolutely false! Petite women can wear any piece they want, it’s all about how you style a piece (and hem lines of course). It is also an added plus that the navy blue side tie poncho is also super warm and cozy.
I chose to pair the poncho with a black striped long sleeve shirt. The shirt is does not come in petite sizes but it does fit very well nonetheless. I am wearing it in a size S. The striped top is very light but when combined with the poncho, you will be very warm on a brisk, fall day.
The black jeans I am wearing are high waisted. I am usually not a fan of bootcut pants. In fact, when I received these in my Trunk Club by my stylist Dana, I was honestly not excited to try these on. What I quickly realized that these high waisted pants made be look two to three inches taller. Since they are cropped, they are perfect to show off your favorite booties.
Speaking of booties, I chose to complete my look with a pair of Jennifer Lopez strappy boots. I chose to purchase them in the color black but they are also available in grey and brown. Do keep in mind that these boots are a bit snug. I am usually a size 6 but I did have to purchase these boots in a size 6.5 in order to wear them comfortably. All and all, this whole look is a lot of fun to wear. If you are planning to go to an wineries or pumpkin or apple picking, this is a look just for the occasion. Pick a weekend to go out to your local farm to have some seasonal fun. Autumn comes and goes so fast. Take time to make the most of it!