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!

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Dress: Banana Republic in size 2 ; similar here | Jacket: Express (SOLD OUT) similar here | Pumps: Charles by Charles David

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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.

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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. 😉

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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.

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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.

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Poncho: LOFT in S | Top: BANANA REPUBLIC in S

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Poncho: LOFT in S | Jeans: MOTHER in size 27 | Striped Long Sleeve Top: BANANA REPUBLIC in size S | Boots: JENNIFER LOPEZ size 6.5

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.

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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!

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You can never have too many dresses (that is my take on life anyway hehe). With crisp, fall weather finally here, I wanted to add a few dresses to my wardrobe that could pair with a cardigan or jacket. Macy’s has an excellent selection of petite styled clothing. After a fun girls day with my best friend, she helped me decide on purchasing this Lauren Ralph Lauren petite floral print sheath dress. I ended by buying the dress in a size 2 and it is safe to say that the dress is true to size.

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Dress: Lauren Ralph Lauren | Pumps: Charles by Charles David | Bag: Kate Spade

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When is comes to sheath dresses, they can be worn in several different ways. On it’s own, the dress looks best with a great pair of heels. I chose to use a pair of white heels to show off the floral pattern of the dress. The white pumps featured in this post are Charles by Charles David. I have small feet so I purchased these pumps in size 6. This pump also comes in a rose gold color that I may have to indulge in sometime later this month.

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If you are using this dress at work, this piece is perfect to pair with a jacket. The jacket I chose to pair with this dress with a short jacket from H&M. This jacket is fantastic because it’s very light and is not too long for petite frames. I would also like to point out that this jacket is perfect for layering!

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Dress: Lauren Ralph Lauren | Pumps: Charles by Charles David | Bag: Kate Spade | Jacket: H&M

Both the shoes and dress can be purchased at Macy’s. The best part? You can use coupons to purchase these items. Be sure you stay tuned for my MAC Selena Giveaway. I had a chance to purchase piece from MAC’s latest collection and it is incredible. I want to give someone the opportunity for someone else to indulge in this collection seeing as it is very expensive to purchase every single piece. In these photographs, I am wearing MAC Selena’s Amor Prohibido. The stain finish nude color is amazing!

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If you were streaming NYFW live the way I was you saw a lot of bold trends. One of the them is the return of military styled jackets. Being the Michael Jackson fan that I am, I always look at these pieces and think of his looks when he would perform on stage. Nonetheless, I found a military jacket that is petite friendly and presently on sale at a great price!

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Jacket: Express | Top: LC Lauren Conrad | Jeans: Levi’s

The embossed buttons and the embroidery of this piece is what stole my heart. This jacket is so chic and gives a fun, classy look that can be enjoyed at any event or occasion. I decided to style this jacket with a wine colored sleeveless lace top from LC Lauren Conrad. I then decided to add to the look with a pair of high-waisted jeans (to make my short legs look longer). Because I love adding sparkle to my look, I chose to wear a studded pair of black booties from JLO’s brand at Kohls. If you have a wider foot, I would recommend getting a half a size up. I am usually a size 6 when it comes to shoes and size 6 in these boots were a little too small. I ended exchanging them in for a size 6.5.

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Jacket: Express | Top: LC Lauren Conrad | Jeans: Levi’s | Boots: JLO by Jennifer Lopez

I decided to style my hair with a bun to make myself look even taller. I have a rose set ponytail in my bun to give a flirty look. I was not able to find the piece online but if you go to your local Forever 21 store, check out the racks that have hair accessories. I am sure you will find it there. I hope you all have as much fun as I am having with this jacket. It is machine washable. When you are dying it, be sure to leave it on a low tumble setting to preserve the buttons of this piece.

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Well it’s official, autumn is here. With the weather getting cooler, it’s time for the return of layers, pumpkin spice flavored treats and the return of my favorite TV shows (e.g. Jane the Virgin and Once Upon a Time). I can never get enough of Trunk Club and my stylist Dana who always selets the most stunning pieces for me to add to my closet. In my Trunk Club box for September, Dana sent me a Eliza J dress that took my breath away. The green color is so beautiful and lace gorgeous black lace that give this Eliza J  Lace Fit and Flare dress a timeless look.

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The dress features a delicate lace sleeves that is great to wear out or to work. Because of the design of th black lace on the dress, I like to go light with accessories. I love wearing a light pink lipstick color so I do not over-power the dress with too much color. To spice up my look at chose an old pair of printed heels and my favorite Kate Spade bag.

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Dress: Eliza J

I am extra cautious with any pieces that are made of lace. As such, this dress is washed by hand. Nordstrom does not lie when they state that this piece is true to size. I am wearing it in a size 4P and is also available in regular sizes. If you are looking for a great transitional piece for fall, this is the dress for you.

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This is certainly a great dress for an autumn wedding or bridal shower. You will not be disappointed the you get a chance to see and try out this piece in person. Per the norm, Trunk Club has given me the opportunity to find to challenge my sense of fashion. From my experience, you will never be disappointed with an Eliza J dress. Cheers to another fantastic day!

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For any fans of Lauren Conrad’s clothing line, you know to expect three things: great quality, timeless looks, and feminine details. Last year’s runway collection was no exception. Each piece was made with exceptional quality. So when Lauren Conrad announced earlier this year that a new collection was in the works, I was waiting with much anticipation. After a recent online purchase, here are the pieces that I am keeping and the ones that I am sending back:

Flutter-Sleeve Top in River Springs Black

First of all, I am so glad that bell sleeves are back in style. Based on everything I saw online on NYFW, this trend is not going anywhere! The top is very light and features a modest floral pattern. For my petite frame,  I chose to pair this look with a pair of black high waisted pants. For work, this shirt is easy to tuck in a skirt or work pants. This was a shirt I chose to keep because of the style and its versatility.

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Top: LC Lauren Conrad | Bracelets: Boho Betty and Fitbit Alta

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Embroidered Cold-Shoulder Top in Marshmallow

This is a stunning top from both the photo online and in person. The embroidered flowers on it are made to perfection. I did chose to send this top back online because I felt that this top did not flatter my short petite frame. Nonetheless, I wish it did. It is a stunning piece that is great for a date night look.

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Top and Pants: LC Lauren Conrad | Bracelets: Boho Betty (Use code TIMELESSOPTIMIST to get 20% :D) 

Floral Crop Wide Leg Pants in Wine

I chose to pair the embroidered top with these stunning wide leg pants. I will stay that there pants run a little bit smaller that LC Lauren Conrad’s usual measurements. Normally for pants from LC Lauren Conrad, I will get them in a size 2. These wide leg pants where a little too tight at my waist despite the fact that I ordered them in a size 2. Keep this in mind if you are purchasing these pants online. I loved the pattern and the style of these pants but I did chose to send them back. The hemlines were a bit too long for my petite frame. If the pants were high waisted, I would have elected to get them tailored.

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Floral Lace Maxi Dress in Winetasting

Talk about a stunning dress that is absolutely timeless! I purchased this dress in a size 2. Normally a size 2 fits well without any issues. The top of this dress did have a smaller fit to it. In order to wear this dress, I did have to wear a bralette. This dress did end up being a purchase that I kept. I am getting it tailored as far as the length of the dress is concerned. It is a little long for my petite frame but not something that can’t be fixed!

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Dress: LC Lauren Conrad | Bracelets: Boho Betty

 

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Ruffle Romper in Black

Nothing beats finding a great romper. Lauren Conrad has blown me away with these beautiful ruffled details in this romper. I knew from the moment I tried it on, I knew this would be a piece for date night. The ruffles on this romper add a beautiful feminine touch that is not overbearing. A keeper for sure!

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Floral High-Low Hem Dress in Moonbeam

I have tried on my high-low dresses that can be a pain to wear when you have a petite frame. Thankfully, this was one dress that I did not have problems with! The pink floral pattern is beautifully designed. The sleeves of this dress are amazing because they are adjustable. I also cannot get enough of the lace detailing. There is just the right amount of lace without taking away from the dress’ floral pattern. I am so happy to be adding this piece to my closet.

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Dress: LC Lauren Conrad | Bracelet: Boho Betty

 

Have you had a chance to try on any pieces from LC Lauren Conrad’s collection yourself? Let me know what you think. Happy shopping!

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