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Cashmere sweater: SOLD OUT; similar here

Pants: Banana Republic

Striped blouse: SOLD OUT; similar here

Purse: LC Lauren Conrad ; mini version here

Happy Monday loves! As a working professional I love the fact that I can wear dresses. However, sometimes a lady needs to slip in a good pair of pants when she is at work. For petites, finding a good pair of work pants can be difficult. Thankfully, companies like Banana Republic, Loft, Macy’s and even Express have a petite section.I have linked a few of my favorite work pants below varying in different piece ranges below. Where is your favorite place to shop for professional styled clothing? Feel free to leave me a comment below!

Thank you to Katie Vee Photography for these wonderful photos!

xoxo

Styles from Banana Republic

Styles from Macy’s

Styles from Loft

Styles from Express

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Thank you Katie Vee Photography for these exquisite images!

Dress: Banana Republic

Purse: LC Lauren Conrad

Lipstick: MAC | Lip liner: NARS

Not sure about you guys, but I have had a case of spring fever since the end of December. I’m a spring baby so winter months tend to not sit well with me (se la vie right?) So coming across this bold floral maxi dress at Banana Republic was a game changer. Because the print of this piece is so romantic and bold, I chose to pick simple (but chic) accessories. Not only is this dress beautiful but you are sure to get the most out of your buck. This is a piece that is perfect for work, date night or even if you want to stand out during an interview! Just add a blazer and closed toe shoes and you are sure to leave a great impression!  If you are curvy, you can see first hand how lovely this dress looks on my fellow fashionista Maya here. Have you had a chance to purchase a maxi dress for spring? Feel free to leave me a comment below.

xoxo

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Ok, Disney’s remake of Beauty and the Beast is brilliant! Don’t worry, I will be sure not to tell any spoilers for those who did not get a chance to see the film yet in theaters (you may know the classic tale but this film has more depth to the story). All I will say if that the film was incredibly beautiful – the sets, costumes, everything! As such, I wanted to share some pieces that were inspired by the film (that are petite friendly too!)

Dresses inspired by the movie

Accessories inspired by the movie

Yellow dresses for all occasions 

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I want to give a huge shoutout my talented friend Katie from Katie Vee Photography for helping me with this shoot. I have known Katie for several years now. When we got acquainted, she was just starting her photography business. She is the one that got me to love modeling and fashion. Years later, we have both grown up so much professionally and personally. Let Katie be an example that if you work hard and follow your passion, success is within your grasp.

When it comes to fashion, you HAVE to step out of your comfort zone. I have seen a few articles that feature dresses and sneakers paired together as a new, trendy looks. So I decided to give this look a try And let’s face it, we bloggers and fashionistas can only last in heels for so long. It jut goes to show that even sneakers can be dressed up if styled properly.

Open jackets like the one I have featured in this post are great to pair with a chiffon top, dress or even button up shirt and jeans. I chose to complete my look with a ring large bucket bag by Lauren Conrad. Let me tell you, this is a Mary Poppins bag if you will. You can store so much in this bag without it feeling like it is going to weigh you down.

Dress: Banana Republic; similar option in gray here

Jacket: Halogen

Sneakers: Converse

Bag: LC Lauren Conrad

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Hello loves! This past weekend I had a chance to attend The Growing Stage’s 35 year Gala celebration. The Growing Stage is a children’s theater in Netcong New Jersey. As a singer and life long fan of musical theater, I was so thrilled to attend the event.

Plus, how doesn’t like an excuse to dress up?! The dress that I have featured in these images is by Kate Spade. The pink dress I have is out of stock but you can purchase it in a coral color here. As such, I have linked some other Kate Spade dresses that you can use for your next event out as well.

My Gala look

Little black dress

Dresses under $200 

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Happy hump day ladies! You can never have too many dresses in my opinion. So I have found several dresses that you can get for any upcoming events that you may have. You are beautiful, so you might as well stand out! 😉

Date night

For date night, a dress is a must! A red floral dress is so romantic and fun to wear! This LC Lauren Conrad dress is so pretty and light (and it is under $50). Dresses always pair well with a denim jacket so why not got with a white denim jacket? An peep toe bootie is a wonderful piece to add to your wardrobe to transition from winter to spring.

Spring Wedding

I love getting maxi dresses by Eliza J because they have petite sizing. The dresses are always made with quality fabrics. I LOVE the floral print on this Eliza J Floral Print Halter Maxi Dress. The watercolor floral pattern is perfect for spring (it is even perfect to whip out for the summer). Because of the high neckline, I recommend that you pull your hair up in a nice do. Add a neutral clutch like this and a pair of earrings then you are ready to stand out.

Job Interview

Nail your next interview by showing your potential employer that you are a professional. The dresses below are great to use in a the workplace when paired with a fitted blazer. You always want to present yourself as a professional when you are at a job interview so I always opt to use a shoe with a mild heel. Complete your look with a statement clutch then you are ready to nail that interview – and have a celebratory drink or snack later 😉

I hope you all enjoy these romantic looks. Which dress from this post is your favorite? Feel free to leave me a comment below.

xoxo.