Eliza J Belted Floral Faille Sheath Dress

Welcome June! Summer is right around the corner. I am sure you are going to have graduation parties, birthdays, weddings and BBQs to attend to. So why not show up in style? Better yet, treat yourself to this beautiful dress for your birthday or date night. You deserve it!

When I received my first Trunk Club, I was mesmerized by this dress the moment I saw it. The stunning watercolor floral pattern is one that will be sure to turn heads. I wore this dress out for my birthday last month and I felt like I was the Dutchess of Cambridge herself! This Eliza J dress will not only turn heads by the pattern but also how it will fit on your petite frame (not to worry, it comes in regular sizes too).

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At 5’2, I am usually a size 4 at boutiques like Banana Republic. Maren, my stylist selected a size 4 for me and the dress fit me perfectly. The fabric of this dress is light but also will not show the frame of any panty lines or the lining of your bra. Even in the hot summer sun, you will not feel like this dress is giving you any extra heat.

Because this dress offers a stunning pattern to it, accessorizing is easy. I decided to stick with the same white pumps that I featured in my Calvin Klein Sheath dress review. I would also recommend getting your favorite plain clutch or crossbody bag. Sticking to neutrals is key. I decided to use a small statement necklace and decided to go with my favorite bracelets to finish this look. This dress is now under $100. Be sure to explore Nordstrom’s website for more Eliza J dresses. These dresses and gowns are made with excellent quality. Trust me, this is a brand that will become your new favorite!

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New York & Company Strapless Striped Mesh Dress

I hope you are all having a fantastic week! Like many women, I am a huge Disney fan. So when the trailer for Beauty and the Beast was released earlier in the week, I was beyond ecstatic. After a recent shopping trip with my best friend, I came across this beautiful mesh dress that immediately made me think of Belle.

The shoes I selected for this shoot are by Chinese Laundry. I have to tell you all that I have been admiring these shoes since Christmas. By the time I was ready to give into purchasing them, they beautiful fridge heels were no longer available in my size. Thank the Lord for Nordstrom Rack! I love these shoes so much that I purchased them in two colors. You will get a chance to see the red version of these shoes next week. You are sure to fall in love with these Chinese Laundry stilettos you are a fan of fringe. Don’t say I didn’t warn you!



Putting Disney references aside, this strapless dress is beautiful! The dress is made out of a mesh material that does remind me of a think crochet pattern. With this dress, I did stay away from any bracelets or bangles as I did not want these items getting caught on my dress. Instead, I decided to add a belt that will compliment my tiny frame. Be sure to look through your closet to see if you have any fun belts that you can use to compliment this dress. The belt is old but is certainly still very stylish and useful.



The best part about this entire look? It is under $100 USD. With summer around the corner, you can rest assure that this look is going to look great at parties or a date night. Keep in mind that a cardigan or jacket are also great additions to this look. Is yellow not your color? Not to worry! This mesh dress is also available in a mint color. If you choose to purchase this dress, I hope you feel as regal as I do in it!


Calvin Klein Petite Sleeveless Moto Sheath Dress

Can one ever have too many dresses? I certainly do not think so! I have the pleasure of having a shopping day with my best friend of ten years and I had a blast. One look that continues to dazzle is the sheath dress. It is a dress that compliments all shapes and sizes. This beautiful dress is available in both regular and petite sizes.



The first thing that attracted me to this dress was the color. I am a sucker for bright colors during this time of year. Spring style means bringing out your colorful dresses and accessories after all! Since my complexion is on the lighter side, this dress gave my skin some extra glow. The moment I saw myself in this dress, I was in love.



Dress: Calvin Klein || Bag: Kate Spade


The dress is made out of a polyester, rayon, and spandex material. I am very sub-conscious of how my stomach looks in dresses (when you don’t work out and sit for most of the day, this is what happens lol). The dress hugs my small, petite frame in all the right places. It gives a slimming look and is super light. The removable belt gives the dress a nice touch and acts more as an accessory. In other words, the dress fits well with or without the belt.


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Dress: Calvin Klein || Bag: Kate Spade


I decided to accessorize this look with a some simple accessories. One of my favorite accessories is a crossover bag.I decided to pick out this beautiful Kate Spade bag because of the color and size. I wanted the primary focus to remain on the dress so keeping my bag small was key. I was introduced to Charles by Charles David pumps in my last Trunk Club and fell in love. These pumps are super comfortable that also give an elegant touch.



In these images, I am wearing a size 6 in the Charles David pump. The dress is a 4P. If you are searching for a great dress for work, graduation, or party, this is certainly the dress for you. It is fun to get new outfits, but it is important that you feel elegant, beautiful, and sexy in anything that you wear. In this dress, I feel like I can rule the world. 😛




Sinchi Scarf Fashion Accessory

Hi loves! If you live on the east coast, chances  you have been facing rainy weather and grey skies in the past couple of days. This can make it difficult to find the right outfit for work or school. Since I am always cold, my go-to fashion accessory of choice is a scarf. Even on a sunny day like today, a scarf is a great accessory to spice up your wardrobe. Today, I found a way to add some more color (and sparkle) to the beloved accessory.



I was introduced to Gina (the founder of Sinchi Scarf) a few weeks ago by one of my favorite college professors. Talk about someone who has a passion for scarves in the fashion world! She decided to start Sinchi Scarf because of her love for accessories. I was introduced to Gina by one of my favorite college professors and she is by far one of the kindest souls have had the pleasure of meeting. She graced my mailbox with new scarfs to accessorize with Sinch Scarf jewels of different colors.


Jewel: Sinchi Scarf  Top: Express

I absolutely love the look and design of these jewels. It is an easy accessory to use. When you use the jewel, it has teeth that allow the jewel to stay on safely on your scarf. This jewel also has a lot of versatility. You can also attach this beautiful jewel to your purses or even use them to decorate for centerpiece additions and table settings. Gina offers many different ways to accessorize with Sinchi Scarf on her Instagram.



The Sinchi Scarf jewel is now one of my go-to accessories. The Sinchi Scarf jewel comes in many different colors and designs. As a petite fashion lover, I am always thrilled to try on new accessories. Whether you are 4’8 or 6’2, a scarf and the Sinchi Scarf jewel are great accessories for women of all shapes and sizes.


Banana Republic Strappy Scarf Print Dress

Hi loves! This week, I am focusing on one of my favorite accessories: scarves. Later this week, I am going to be introducing you to Sinchi Scarf Clip that adds a modern look to your favorite scarves. If you are looking to add glam to your look, this is the accessory for you. In the meantime, here is my review on one of my new favorite dress from Banana Republic (that is available in petite sizes). Yay!



Dress: Banana Republic , Purse: Ann Taylor in Antique Rouge.

I am wearing this dress in a size 4 and it fits like a glove. The dress comes a little past your knee and it super comfortable. The scarf pattern on this dress is absolutely stunning. This is certainly a great choice for any graduations or wedding you made have coming up this spring.

I am wearing this dress in a size 4 and it fits like a glove. The dress comes a little past your knee and it super comfortable. The scarf pattern on this dress is absolutely stunning. This is certainly a great choice for any graduations or wedding you made have coming up this spring.


Banana Republic never fails to impress me. This stunning piece has pockets in them. Additionally, the dress is made out of polyester, so it is light and easy to clean. This dress comes in two colors. If you want to stay away from a red color, this dress is also available in a blue colored pattern. This dress is available online. If you have a Banana Republic credit card, be sure to take advantage of the 30% off discount available when you use code BRSUMMER online.





My First Experience with Trunk Club

Hola familia! I am certainly a woman who likes to receive things in the mail. My previous experience with Stitch Fix made me curious to find out more about Trunk Club. It shares a lot of similarities to Stitch Fix  but also a plethora of differences. Now, let’s see if Trunk Club is right for you.

Trunk Club much like Stitch Fix, pairs you with a personal stylist. For anyone who has tried Stitch Fix, the only way to communicate with your stylist is through the Stitch Fix website.  Trunk Club offers you several ways to communicate with your stylist: through their app, e-mail, text, and even by giving them a phone call. This extra attention certainly gave my stylist Maren a great sense of my style and what I wanted for my first box.


My stylist Maren called me a few days after I signed up for my first Trunk Club. She was super enthusiastic to get to know me and what my personal style is. The packaging of Trunk Club is very different from Stitch Fix. Two pairs of shoes were in my box along with several articles of clothing.

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Boy, did she pay attention to every detail that I gave her! I expressed to Maren my love of floral prints, fringe, and strips. She was sure to add each of these elements inside my box. I will say this, it was extremely hard for me to part with a lot of the items in this box.

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Unboxing my first Trunk Club. How gorgeous is this Eliza J dress!?

Maren was very frank with me by saying that the price range of Stitch Fix and Trunk Club are far different. Indeed, Trunk Club is a bit more expensive per item. Maren explained that the clothes and dresses that are sent through Trunk Club are Nordstrom quality and pricing. Needless to say, one of the gorgeous pairs of jeans that Maren sent where $200 dollars. It is a shame because both pairs of jean sent fit like a glove.


When I saw this shirt in my e-mail I was a little skeptical. I had a pleasant surprise when I realized that Maren had made an excellent choice. The water-colored design of this Cupcakes and Cashmere shirt is stunning and fit me perfectly!

All in all, I am extremely happy with my first experience with Trunk Club. One thing that sets this company apart from Stitch Fix is that you do receive an e-mail before you get your box that shows what is coming (and what you can ask your stylist not to add). Trunk Club also offers personalized communication with you and your stylist. Stitch Fix charges you a $20 stylist fee that is a credit you can put towards a purchase you may get through your Fix. Trunk Club does not charge a stylist fee, so if you truly do not want to purchase anything, you are not obligated to do so. Since the price range is a little higher, I would differently recommend Trunk Club is you are looking to add pieces to your wardrobe for a special occasion (or if you want to indulge in some much-needed shopping without leaving home).


Maren even added the perfect summer maxi dress with a removable belt to my first Trunk Club. Dress: Eliza J.

When you decide to get your first Trunk Club, be sure to be specific with your wants, needs, and style of fashion. Mention to your stylist your favorite prints (Aztec, stripes, etc). Also, be sure to include information about yourself like your body shape, what celebrity’s fashion you look up to, etc. This information will help your stylist find you the right pieces. I can tell you from my experience that whoever your stylist may be, they will not disappoint you.

Thank- you Maren!

This post has been updated as of 06/29/16. Maren is no longer with Trunk Club. My new stylist is Dana, who is also a fantastic stylist! 


Spring LORAC+Benefit+Laura Geller+Stila Giveaway

Hello loves! I have so many beautiful products that I can never get enough of. I get that great cosmetics can be very expensive. As such, I have decided to give one lucky winner the chance to try some of my favorite products. YOU can win these incredible products by doing the following:

  1. Follow me on Instagram @timelessoptimist
  2. Like the photo that displays all of the beauty products you can win.
  3. Tag a friend that may want to win this fabulous prize (or love fashion) by commenting the photo.
  4. I will notify who the lucky winner is 05/30 through a direct message on Instagram.

Best of luck to all who enter!

Here is what you can win:



The Reveled Smokey Palette is another Birchbox find that I fell in love with. The colors are exquisitely pigmented with a light shimmer. This is my go-to palette for special events and date nights. Laura Geller is a line that is fairly new to me. Their baked bronzers, blushes, and foundation offer great coverage without looking like you are wearing too much makeup. To keep your makeup fresh, Laura Geller offers several types of primers for all face types. 



You can will a few of Birchbox favorites. These Stila matte lipsticks are great for spring and go great with most complexions. Benefit’s Manizer Luminzer work great as a highlighter, blush, or eyeshadow. 



LORAC’s pro palette offers the best combination of drama and soft colors. These colors are all highly pigmented, making them my go-to eyeshadow selection.